37th Saptak Annual Music Festival - 2017

37th Saptak Annual Music Festival - 2017

An Annual Music Festival is organized is organised by SAPTAK every year from 1st to 13th January. Saptak music festival was inaugurated by Pt. Ravi Shankar in 1980 and this event is organised by a public charitable trust which runs the Saptak School of Music. 

VENUE:
Amrut Mody School of Management,
Dr. Vikram Sarabhai Marg,
Opposite IIM Ahmedabad,
University Area,
Ahmedabad.


In its 37th year, world’s longest classical music festival Saptak, is going diverse. One of the most-awaited events in the city, it starts on the first of the new year, continuing for two weeks. Like each year, there is a theme to the 37th Saptak Annual Music Festival - 2017 programme will be called: ‘Vaividhya’ (diversity). While there have been dance performances by the likes of Pt Birju Maharaj, along with music sessions, this year offers more in terms of classical dances.


This year’s festival is from 1st of January to 13th of January 2017. In all, there will be about 50 sessions including one morning session on sunday 8th Jan. 2017. There will be more than 175+ artists besides about 35 students. The programme has several unique features. In the vocal section it covers the entire spectrum of classical forms from the stylised classicism of Dhrupad to Khayal and Thumri. Various gharanas and styles are represented.


Pass, Tickets and Entry Details:
No Tickets
No Reservations
Entry in hall only through Invitation. 
(The aim being to offer music lover the sheer joy of classical music, without commercializing it.)

ABOUT SAPTAK:

This musical feast will give you an amazing experience. India's most renowned classical musicians, dancers and singers perform here. This festival showcases the best talents of many musicians and singers who preserve classical music and its standards. This is a pure celebration of music. This Saptak Music festival is very famous event in Ahmedabad city for all music lovers. The audience gets treated to vintage khayal performances from the established maestros. They also have an opportunity to experience the Dhrupad Gayaki, Thumris, Rajasthani Folk Music, Instrumental recitals of Sitar, Sarangi, Flute, the Mohan veena, Rudra Veena and percussion recitals on the Tabla, Pakhawaj and even the Mridangam by the great contemporary musicians. Innovative features of this music festival have been Instrument and Dance Ensembles, Tala Vadya Kacheri, Rajasthani and Punjabi folk music. Saptak tries to keeps alive the fading traditions of vocal music like Thumri and Dhrupad, and instruments like Sarangi and Pakhawaj by inviting artists specializing in these fields. 

CONTACT DETAILS:


SAPTAK SCHOOL OF MUSIC
Shri Hemant Bhatt - 09374245199
Shri Sandeep Joshi - 09725790453
Shri Kunal Shah- 09824412
Address: Saptak School of Music, Vidyanagar High School Premises, Usmanpura, Ahmedabad.

SAPTAK ARCHIVES
Mr. Johnson - 079 40027746 /55
Shri Sandeep Joshi - 09725790453
Address: Saptak Archives, Brij House, IInd Floor, Opp. Old High Court, Stadium Road, Ahmedabad

Phone: 91-79-40027745 or 55
Email: saptak1980@gmail.com
Website: http://saptak.org/
Other: http://www.facebook.com/Saptak.org

PROGRAMME SCHEDULE:


Date : 01-January-2017, Sunday, 08:30 PM Onward

Shri Bhaskar Rao and party Shehnai
Shri Arshad Khan Tabla

Sushri Rimpa Shiv Tabla - Solo
Shri Nilay Salvi Harmonium

Shri Rakesh Chaurasia Flute
Shri Fazal Qureshi Tabla

Begum Parveen Sultana Vocal
Shri Mukundraj Deo Tabla
Shri Srinivas Acharya Harmonium

Date : 02-January-2017, Monday, 08:30 PM Onward

Smt. Manju Mehta Sitar
Pt. Puran Maharaj Tabla

Smt. Shubha Mudgal Vocal
Shri Anish Pradhan Tabla
Shri Sudhir Nayak Harmonium

Pt. Birju Maharaj Kathak
Assisted by:
Sushri Saswati Sen
Sushri Ragini Maharaj
Shri Yogesh Samsi Tabla

Date : 03-January-2017, Tuesday, 08:30 PM Onward

Saptak Student
Shri Chirag Paradia Tabla
Shri Utpal Mankad Harmonium

Shri Satyasheel Deshpande Vocal
Assisted by: Shri Srijan Deshpande
Shri Vishal Gori Tabla
Shri Shishir Bhatt Harmonium

Shri Kartik Seshadri Sitar
Shri Sanju Sahai Tabla

Pt. Ajoy Chakraborty Vocal
Shri Yogesh Samsi Tabla
Shri Ajay Joglekar Harmonium

Date : 04-January-2017, Wednesday, 08:30 PM Onward

Shri Farooq Lateef Khan Sarangi
Shri Santosh Sant Flute
Shri Ramendra Singh Solanki Tabla
Shri Akhilesh Gundecha Pakhawaj

Shri Ratan Mohan Sharma Vocal
Shri Kalinath Mishra Tabla
Shri Hemant Bhatt Pakhawaj
Shri Mukund Petkar Harmonium

Pt. Shivkumar Sharma Santoor
Shri Ramkumar Mishra Tabla

Date : 05-January-2017, Thursday, 08:30 PM Onward

Kadamb Centre for Dance
Kum. Rupanshi Kashyap Kathak
Shri Jobi Joy Tabla
Shri Prahar Vora Vocal
Shri Bhagirath Bhatt Sitar
Shri Vanraj Shastri Sarangi

Shri Partha Sarkar Flute
Shri Bimal Bhattacharya Tabla

Shri Arnab Chatterjee Vocal
Shri Nakul Mishra Tabla
Shri Sudhir Yardi Harmonium
Shri Ikram Khan Sarangi

Ustad Shujaat Khan Sitar
Shri Sapan Anjaria Tabla
Shri Amit Choubey Tabla

Date : 06-January-2017, Friday, 08:30 PM Onward

Saptak Students
Jaayini Shah, Ashok Apte, Aastha Kachhi, Niral Ranpura,Anju Narang Sitar Ensemble
Padmaja Trivedi, Veena Gupta, Anushka Mehta, Rupal Mehta, Neelima Kulkarni
Usha Dasani, Ami Vaishanav
Shri Shreyansh Shah Tabla

Smt. Sania Patankar Vocal
Shri Pravin Shinde Tabla
Shri Raju Gandharva Harmonium

Ustad Hashmat Ali Khan Tabla Duet
Shri Akram Khan
Shri Sumit Mishra Harmonium

Desert Slide
Pt.Vishwamohan Bhatt Mohan Veena
Folk Musicians: Manganiars of Jaisalmer
Shri Ramkumar Mishra Tabla
Shri Himanshu Mahant Tabla

Date : 07-January-2017, Saturday, 08:30 PM Onward

Smt. Kala Ramnath Violin
Shri Akram Khan Tabla

Pt. Umakant Gundecha Dhrupad
Pt. Ramakant Gundecha
Shri Akhilesh Gundecha Pakhawaj

Shri Rahul Sharma Santoor
Ustad Zakir Hussain Tabla

Date : 08-January-2017, Sunday

Morning Session - Time : 10:00 AM
Shri Ritesh Rajnish Mishra Vocal
Shri Hindole Manjumdar Tabla
Shri Sumit Mishra Harmonium

Smt. N. Rajam Violin
Shri Pundalik Bhagwat Tabla

Evening Session - Time : 08:30 PM
Saptak Students
Eva Dang, Samiksha Jain, Manushi Dave, Kruti Chudasama, Aditi Maheta, Prachi Patel Vocal Ensemble
Avani Choksi, Mauli Shah, Dhara Morbia, Milan Patel, Hiral Raval, Jeel Panchal
Tapan Chauhan, Krishna Bhanushali, Devavrat Khandekar, Devshree Patel
Advait Thakar, Beena Radhanpura, Sweta Shukla, Vinisha Chugh
Shri Dhiraj Das Tabla
Shri Sani Shah Harmonium

Shri Maulik Shah Kathak
Smt. Ishira Parikh
Shri Sapan Anjaria Tabla
Shri Prahar Vora Vocal
Shri Hriday Desai Harmonium

Ustad Shahid Parvez Sitar
Shri Gaurishankar Tabla

Pandit Jasraj Vocal
Shri Ramkumar Mishra Tabla
Shri Mukund Petkar Harmonium

Date : 09-January-2017, Monday, 08:30 PM Onward

(Winner of Pt. Nandan Mehta Shastriya Taal Vadya Spardha Feb. 2016)
Shri Yashwant Vaishnav Tabla - Solo
Shri Nilay Salvi Harmonium

Haji Ustad Shaukat Niazi Vocal
Shri Hemant Joshi Tabla
Shri Hemant Bhatt Pakhawaj
Shri Raju Gandharva Harmonium

Shri Amaan Ali Bangash Sarod
Shri Ayaan Ali Bangash Sarod
Pt. Kumar Bose Tabla
Shri Shubh Maharaj Tabla

Ustad Amjad Ali Khan Sarod
Pt. Kumar Bose Tabla
Shri Shubh Maharaj Tabla

Date : 10-January-2017, Tuesday, 08:30 PM Onward

Smt. Saraswati Rajagopalan Veena
Shri Ramesh Srinivasan Mridangam
Shri Manikandhan Ghatam

Shri Suman Ghosh Vocal
Shri Hindole Majumdar Tabla
Shri Sudhir Yardi Harmonium

Pt. Hariprasad Chaurasia Flute
Shri Shubhankar Banerjee Tabla

Date : 11-January-2017, Wednesday, 08:30 PM Onward

Smt. Monica Shah Vocal
Shri Jajwalya Shukla Tabla
Shri Shishir Bhatt Harmonium

Shri Shubh Maharaj Tabla - Solo
Shri Anil Mishra Sarangi

Pt. Krishnamohan Bhatt Sitar
Shri Himanshu Mahant Tabla

Sushri Kaushiki Chakrabarty Vocal
Shri Satyajeet Talwalkar Tabla
Smt. Paromita Mukherjee Harmonium

Date : 12-January-2017, Thursday, 08:30 PM Onward

Shri Irshad Khan Surbahar
Shri Pratap Awad Pakhawaj

Shri Mohanlal Mishra Semi Classical Vocal
Shri Gopal Mishra Tabla
Shri Kantaprasad Mishra Harmonium
Shri Ikram Khan Sarangi

Shri Ronu Majumdar Flute
Shri Prithviraj Mishra Tabla

Pt. Ulhas Kashalkar Vocal
Shri Ramdas Palsule Tabla
Shri Milind Kulkarni Harmonium

Date : 13-January-2017, Friday, 08:30 PM Onward

Students of Hemchandracharya Sanskrit Pathshala Instrumental Ensamble

Parampara
Mallika Sarabhai Bharat Natyam Duet
Revanta Sarabhai
Guru Maheshwari Nagarajan Nattuvangam
Jayan Nair Vocal
T Palanivelu Mridangam
Kiran Menon Violin
Manikandhan Ghatam

Shri Satish Vyas Santoor
Shri Mukundraj Deo Tabla

Pt. Rajan Mishra Vocal
Pt. Sajan Mishra
Shri Sanju Sahai Tabla
Shri Sumit Mishra Harmonium

(source: www.saptak.org)

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