EVENTS IN 2011
Saturday, December 10, 2011; 6:00 p.m. An evening of Indian Classical Music & Tribute to Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore on his 150th Birth Anniversary
Sarod Jugalbandi : November 12, 2011 at 6:30 PM
Anirban Dasgupta is the youngest son and disciple of Pt. Buddhadev Dasgupta. Not to be left behind, Anirban also took to playing the Sarod from an early age under the able guidance and tutelage of his illustrious father. A wonderful product of innate talent, years of grueling toil and delicate musical nurture, Anirban remains an extremely humble and self-effacing artist. In 1987, he stood first in the All India Radio Music Competition. He has performed widely in India as well as in the UK, Netherlands, Germany, Belgium and USA. He released his first CD album in 2002 from the Netherlands. Anirban has followed his father’s footsteps in balancing a dynamic musical career with commendable academic and professional pursuits. He holds a Masters degree in Electrical Engineering from Jadavpur University, Calcutta and is employed as a senior IT executive in New Jersey, USA where he presently lives.
He turned to playing the Sarod when he was eleven under the tutelage of the highly respected Pt. Samarendranath Sikdar, a senior disciple of the late Pt. Radhika Mohan Maitra of the Shahjahanpur Gharana.
His playing style has been greatly influenced by the likes of his guru and other masters of his Gharana. It highlights a perfect blend between the Rababiya and Gayaki styles that is unique to the Shahjahanpur Gharana. Soumya blossomed as a young artist on All India Radio Calcutta between 1990 and 1995, and while living in Australia, between 1994 and 1996, pursuing higher education, where he taught as well as performed regularly. Notable among his performances in Australia were the Woodford Festival in Queensland, the World Music Cafe at the Brisbane Ethnic Music and Arts Center.
Devapriya Nayak (Debu) began learning tabla at the age of three from his grandfather, Chaudhury Kausalya Nandan. Later, Debu became a disciple of Pt. Radhakanta Nandi of the Benaras Gharana. In 1981, Debu came to the US to pursue higher studies and continued his tabla taalim from Maestros like Ustad Zakir Hussain , Pandit Anindo Chattergee and Pt. Samir Chatterjee.
Debu is an accomplished soloist and accompanist. He has performed with many renowned artists.
He is also the director of the Washington DC Chapter of Chhandayan, a tabla school dedicated to the promotion of tabla and Indian Classical Music in the
Washington DC metro area. Debu is a computer engineer by profession and employed by the United States Department of Education, but music remains his ultimate passion.
ALL ARE WELCOME
Mrs. Rosemarie & Mr.H.R.Shah (TV ASIA); Mrs.Trupti & Kenny Desai
& Drs. Rashmi & Navin Mehta
PROGRAM SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE
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"MEET THE AUTHOR" an evening with Mr. Rajmohan Gandhi November 13, 2011 at 6:00
An evening with Pt. Subroto Roy Chowdhury - Sitar
October 7, 2011, 6:30PM at Bhavan's Romanti Auditorium
Pt. Subroto Roy Chowdhury has attained recognition as one of the foremost sitarists since his introduction to the Kolkata audience in 1964. His primary influence in his formative years were his guru Pt. Birendra Kishore Roy Chowdhury and Ustad Hafiz Ali Khan. Later on his talim continued with Pt. Radhika Mohan Maitra and eventually became a disciple of Ustad Nasir Aminuddin Khan Dagar, the famous Dhrupad singer.
*Mrs. Rosemarie & Mr.H.R.Shah (TV ASIA)
*Mrs.Trupti & Kenny Desai ; *Drs. Rashmi & Navin Mehta ; Mrs. Priti Sengupta
GANDHI JAYANTI CELEBRATION - OCTOBER 2, 2011
Consulate General of India, New York & Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, USA
As in the past, Gandhi Jayanti will be celebrated on Sunday, October 2, 2011 at 10.00 A.M. at Union Square Park, (West side) on 14th Street, Manhattan (near the statue of Mahatma Gandhi).
The programme will include garlanding of the statue of Mahatma Gandhi and singing of Gandhiji's favourite bhajans (hymns) by Mrs. Sanjukta Sen and Bhavan's music students. All are cordially invited on this solemn occasion to mark the 142nd birth anniversary of the Father of the Nation.
Sunday, June 19, 2011 - 5:00 p.m.
Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan,USA ( Institute of Indian Culture )
Is proud to present the annual artistic production of it’s
Nartanrang Dance Academy“NRITYA RANJANI - 2011”“Festivals of India”
Sunday, June 19, 2011 - 5:00 p.m.
Please join us for a breathtaking evening of colorful folk dances based
on festivals of India, along with foot-tapping Bollywood numbers
presented by the Academy’s dedicated and talented artists.
Venue : Hindu Temple Auditorium
45-57 Bowne St. Holy Ave, Flushing, NY 11355
Sahara One, TV Asia, Mr. & Mrs. Subhash and Daisy Gandhi, Mr. & Mrs. Anil and Meena Shah
Choreographed & Directed by Swati
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April 15 and 16, 2011; A painting exhibition dedicated to the people of Japan by Smt. Alka Dalal
|A painting exhibition dedicated to the people of Japan by Smt. Alka Dalal at Bhavan's Romanti Auditorium
With the global warming it has become imperative for all of us to be aware of our surroundings and conserve our precious resources every way we can. As a professional artist for many years, Mrs. Alka Dalal has created a series of paintings "Going Green depicting true concerns about conserving natural resources.
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Smt. Alka Dalal
||Going Green ALKA DALAL
Indian Classical Vocal recital: April 1 at 8:00 PM
February 5, 2011
Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan
MEET THE AUTHOR
An Evening with
A MAN WHO IS AN INSTITUTION IN HIMSELF
Shri Ashok Vajpeyi
in association with Hindi Vikas Manch
An Informal Chat, Talk and a chance to listen to some of his poetry
Saturday Feb 5th at 5.30 PM
at Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, USA's Romanti Auditorium
January 30th, 2011