My first resolution of the year is successful ! I had promised myself that I would write a report about all concerts from Sawai to Vasantotsav that I attend in Pune at Ramanbag , before I retire for that day. I have been able to do that successfully ! In fact , in order to prepare myself, I did start writing reports of all the concerts that I attended from Nov 30th on wards ! December to February is the typical classical music festival – concert season of Pune and I have made it a point to attend all major classical music festivals for last three years. More so , I have sat at nearly the same place to watch last three , Sawais , Swar Zankars and Vasantotsavs ! Its been a great fulfilling and enriching experience. One good reason why Pune is cultural and classical music capital , is the series of these “jalsa” type classical music festivals that happen in Pune at Ramanbag.
Now I need to take care of other resolutions that I have made for this year 2015 !
Looking back at my diary notes , I had forgotten to blog a report of two of of the concerts that I attended over the weekend of Nov 29-30th and Dec 20-21, 2014 ! .. following are those “missed” blogs
Report : Weekend of Nov 29-30th , 2014 ( Bal Shikshan Auditorium , MES )
Last two evenings of November were wonderful ! On Sat 29th , a classical concertin memory of Late Pt Nivruttibua Sarnaik, by Devaki Pandit and Pt Venkatesh Kumar with spread of raags Lalita-Gouri , Kamod , Chaya Nat (with shades of Kedar, Hameer , Bihaag ) and the traditional bandish Jhananana Jhananana baaje payaliya .. topped with bhajans and bhairavi !
In contrast the evening of Sun 30th was full of music of Asha Bhosale , RD Burman , the melodious music of 60s , 70s .. Salil Chaudary , RD, SD Burman , Asha-Rafi and offcourse Pt Kishore Kumar Ganguly !
The classical concert season has started blooming officially !