The three-day musical festival, Sur Nave, organised by D S Kulkarni Foundation began on a high note on Friday. The festival aims at giving a platform to young and budding musicians and vocalists trained in Hindustani classical music.
Day one saw performances by city-based vocalist, Saurabh Kadgaonkar, who enthralled the audience with his heavy but melodious voice as he performed Raag Purayadhanashree, and Payaliya Jhankaar More.
Famous sitar player from Kolkata, Ayan Sengupta, who has performed at various concerts in the country and recently at Dhaka said, "It gives me immense pleasure every time I perform in Pune. The city has great culture and respect for artists like us" Accompanying him on tabla was Charudatta Phadke, and together their jugalbandi of strings and thaaps of tabla had the people captivated till the last. The last performance of the evening saw a young vocalist, who comes from a family of famous musicians, Bhupal Panshikar. He sang Raag Nandan which soothed our senses.
Renowned artists such astabla exponent, Pandit Suresh Talwalkar and Hindustani classical music vocalists, Anand Bhate, Shaunak Abhisheki and Sanjeev Abhyankar graced the occasion.
(If you missed out on the first two days, do catch them live at Kannada Sangh Hall, Erandwane at 5 pm today)