Lovers of Indian classical music are in for a treat as The Rotary Club of Panaji in association with The Indian Council for Cultural Relations–Goa, Kala Academy and Samraat Club of Panaji is all set to hold a concert of international artist Subhash Chandra Ghosh from Chandigarh on September 28, 7 p.m. at the Black Box, Kala Academy. The programme of one and half hour will begin with a solo performance following which there will be a jugalbandi between him and Naresh M Madgaonkar on santoor supported by Rushikesh Padke on tabla.
“We will begin with short classical short ragas and light classical music which can be enjoyed by all,” says Madgaonkar.
This is the first time that Ghosh will be performing in Goa and he will be playing on a new instrument made by him called the Sarasvani and Swar Ragini which combines the veena, sarod and guitar, briefed president, Rotary Club of Panaji, Sadashiv Shirsat.
Ghosh is the senior disciple of sarod master Ustad Amjad Ali Khan. He runs his own academy of Indian classical music and fine arts in Chandigarh and has performed for former president APJ Abdul Kalam, the British High Commissioner and the Canadian President.
Madagonkar is the disciple of Satish Vyas, Mumbai. He is the first santoor player to perform with the Western Classical Orchestra, Germany and the first Goan to get a masters degree in santoor. He has performed in the European Parliament, Belgium and for the former prime minister of India, late Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
The programme is part of the Horizon Series which has been staged in Goa since 2010. It is open to all and will be on first come first serve basis.