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Soor Chaitanyache

Time : 29th and 30th January 2010, 7PM-10PM

Venue : Sahayog Mandir, Ghantali, Thane (W)

Note : Entree to this program will be free

Day 1 - A day of classical vocal compositions of Chaitanya Kunte

Shri. Pushkar Lele - Classical Vocal
Shri. Nikhil Phatak - Tabla
Shri. Chaitanya Kunte (A disciple of Dr. Arawind Thatte) - Harmonium

Smt. Anuradha Kuber - Classical Vocal
Shri. Nikhil Phatak - Tabla
Shri. Chaitanya Kunte (A disciple of Dr. Arawind Thatte) - Harmonium

Day 2 - A day of semi classical and light marathi compositions of Chaitanya Kunte

Smt. Anuradha Kuber, Smt. Priyal Sathe, Smt. Anagha Pendse, Shri. Mayur Mahajan - Vocal
Shri. Nikhil Phatak - Tabla
Shri. Chaitanya Kunte (A disciple of Dr. Arawind Thatte) - Harmonium
Smt. Swapna Datar - Violin
Smt. Amruta Thakurdesai - Keyboard
Shri. Rajendra Salunke - Side Rhythm

Chaitanya KunteChaitanya Kunte is a disciple of Dr. Arawind Thatte. He has also received guidance from Pt. Mohanrao Karve for Hindustani Vocal music. He is one of the leading young artistes and has accompanied maestros such as Pt. Bhimsen Joshi, Pt. Ulhas Kashalkar, Pt Dinkar Kaikini, Ustad Rashid Khan, Pt. Birju Maharaj, Smt. VAsundhara Komkali, Padma Talwalkar, Shruti Sadolikar, Veena Sahasrabuddhe, Dr. Ashwini Bhide, Aarti Ankalikar and many others. Chaitanya also is a well appreciated composer.

His compositions cover a wide range of genre such as Khayal, Tappa, Tarana, Chataranga, Sadra, Saragam-geet, Thumari, Dadra, Bhajan etc. and a variety of Raags and Taals. He has composed music for Kathak dance and choreographies such as 'Amoorta', 'Rituchakra' etc. He also has scored music for several musicals for AIR, including 'Geet Govindam' of Jayadev, 'Meghadootam' of Kalidas, Sanskrit stotras of Shankaracharya, Vallabhacharya and Ramanujacharya and 'Upanishadannche Antaranga'. He has presented many theme concerts, such as 'Megha- Rang', 'Basant-Rang', 'Nayikaa-Bhaav-Tarang', 'Bhairavi-Darshan', 'Saaj Thumaricha' etc.

Anuradha KuberAnuradha Kuber is a promising vocalist of the young generation. She is one of the very few performers of the "Bhendi Bazar Gharana" gayaki. Anuradha started learning music since a very young age. She was trained in the gharana gayaki for 15 years by the veteran musician and guru Late PT. T. D. Janorikar. During the training period she learnt all the facets of the gayaki from her guru. A two years stay at the Aangeet Research Academy, Kolkata with her guruji was the highlight of her training phase. It added a different perspective to her musical thought process. Currently she is receiving training from the veteran harmonium maestro and musicologist Dr. Arawind Thatte.

She is endowed with a rich and mellifluous voice which makes her adept at singing both light and classical music with equal ease. Her sweet, seasoned and pliable voice with easy reach in all the three saptaks makes her disciplined exposition of the Raags full of aesthetic and emotive content.

Anuradha is a very competent light music singer. She is an 'A' Grade artist of All India Radio. She has performed in many prestigious Marathi light music (sugam sangeet) concerts. She has been associated with veterans like Shree. Gajananrao Vatve, Smt. Anuradha Marathe and Shree. Rahul Ghorpade. She has also worked with upcoming music composers like Shree. Chaitanya Kunte. She recently performed in two television programmes on E TV Marathi 'Suvarna Prabhat' and 'Garaje Krishna Teer'

Pushkar LeleA promising artiste of the young generation, Pushkar Lele has emerged today as an international artiste whose style reflects an aesthetic blend of contemplation in music and technical exellence. His maturity and understanding far exceeds his age. Since 1990 Pushkar was a recipient of of the Central Government Scholarship for classical vocal music awarded by Centre for Cultural Resources and Training, New-Delhi. He is currently the recipient of the scholarship from the Department of Culture, Government of India. He has featured in 'Jeevan Gane', a programme of light music on E-TV ( Marathi) Channel, 'Sur - Taal ', a popular programme on Zee Marathi Channel, ' Music - Masti - Gappa - Gani', a programme on Doordarshan (Sahyadri) Channel and has been exclusively interviewed on Akashwani Sydney, Rajdhani Radio Canberra and on Radio Gandharva and Surabhi Channels on Worldspace Satellite Radio.

Pushkar was also a celebrity participant in the special season of the popular musical reality show IDEA Sa Re Ga Ma Pa on Zee Marathi Channel.

Pushkar been showered with blessings and appreciation by musicologists,critics and stalwarts of classical music like Pt. Dr. Gangubai Hangal, Late Shri. P.L.Deshande, Late Pt. Chota Gandharva, Pt. Smt. Malini Rajurkar, Pt. Jasraj, Pt. Girijadevi, Ustad Sultan Khan, Ganasaraswati Smt. Kishori Amonkar, Gundecha Brothers, Bharat Ratna Lata Mangeshkar and many others.

Anagha PendseAnagha Pendse a resident of Thane started learning music from the age of five. She recieved classical music training from Pt Madhusudan Patwardhan, Smt. Sangeeta Mate and Shri. Yashwant Vaidya. She has also received light music training from Smt. Anuradha Marathe, Shri. Gajanan Watve, Shri. Yashwant Deo, Smt. Padmaja Phenani. Anagha has appeared on various television channels including Zee Marathi, E TV Marathi, Sahyadri Vahini etc in different music programs such as Shabdancha Palikadale, Geet Ramayan, Jeevan Gaane, Soor Taal etc. In 1994 she appreated in TVS Sa Re Ga Ma Pa and has been running her music academy since. She has various successful concerts all over India and recently visited Dubai for her first international concert.

Priyal SathePriyal Sathe has been taking training from Pt Mmohanrao Karve for past 14 years. She also started taking training from Smt Aarti Akalikar Tikekar 4 years ago. A resident of Pune she has completed her MA in Music from Pune University. She has won several prizes in different light and classical music competitions all over India.

Mayur MahajanMayur Mahajan is a disciple of Shri. Mohan Darekar. He has completed his sangeet visharad from Gandharva Mahavidyalay and is BA in Music from University of Pune. He has won many scholarships and awards namely Sawai Gandharva Scholarship, Maharashtra Cultural Center Scholarship, Narayanrao Vyas Puraskar etc. He has given many performances all over maharashtra.