Sri Krishna /New Delhi
With increasing interest in Indian classical music forms abroad, the Department of Music of Delhi University is holding a two-day International Seminar in collaboration with Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) with focus on “ Indian Classical Music: Teaching and Performing Abroad” from Tuesday with eminent musicians participating in the discussions spread over five sessions.
The seminar will not only be just discussions on various aspects of music but also the participants and the audience would be treated to musical performances by leading artistes including the well known husband and wife duo of Pandit Shubhendra Rao (Sitar) and Dr Sakia Rao-de Haas (Cello) accompanied on Tabla by Shailendra Mishra.
On the concluding day, there will be a Tala Vadya concert by well-known Mridangam exponent Vidwan N. Padmanabhan and his group of Karnatak percussion artistes with the finale being Hindustani Classical Vocal recital by Ms Kalapini Komkali, daughter of late Maestro Pandit Kumar Gandharva of the Gwalior Gharana.
The topics to be discussed at the sessions include “The teaching and performance of Hindustani Classical Instrumental Music Abroad,” “The Teaching and Performance of Karnatak Classical Music Abroad”and “The Teaching and Performance of Hindustani Classical Percussion Music Abroad.”
The guest of honour at the seminar will be Mrs Riva Ganguly Das, Director General, ICCR while the key note address will be by Professor Joep Bor of Academy of Creative and Performing Arts, Leiden University,The Netherlands.