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Concerts of Classical Music and Dance

Hindustani, Classical Music Concerts India

The ultimate objective of classical music and dance is to perform and to entertain the society with these divine arts.

Gayan Samaj Deval Club organizes concerts on regular basis. The objective is to offer the pleasure of listening to or observing the skills of popular and renowned artistes, as well as to provide a platform for the upcoming artistes, of the newer generations. These concerts are organized either independently, or with the help of sponsorship, or as a collaborative activity in association with other organizations. The Club arranges some 15 to 20 such concerts annually. Most of them are free for members and others can attend on paying nominal guest fees. Some of the concerts are arranged as a special event dedicated to the memory of certain legendary artistes like Ustad Alladiyan Khan Saheb, Pt. Govindrao Tembe, Pt. Jagannathbua Purohit, Pt. Jitendra Abhisheki, Pu. La. Deshpande and Pt. Aanandrao Limaye, who were actively associated with this institute.

These concerts have turned into a glorious tradition now. Apart from the genius artistes listed above, the club has been instrumental in presenting almost all the world famous artistes, in the beginning of their career; thus linking several generations of artistes and audiences with each other.

Classical Dance Concerts in India

Ustad Rahimat Khan, Pt. Bhaskarbuva Bakhale, Ustad Abdul Karim Khan, Smt. Mogubai Kurdikar, Smt. Kesarbai Kerkar, Pt. Ravishankar, Ustad Allarkhan, Pt. Ramnarayan, Ustad Vilayat Khan, Ustad Thirakava Khan, Bal Gandharva, Ustad Bismilla Khan, Pt. Pannalal Ghosh, Pt. Mallikarjun Mansoor, Ustad Bade Gulam Ali Khan, Ustad Amir Khan, Pt. Kumar Gandharva, Pt. Bhimsen Joshi, Smt. Gangubai Hangal, Smt. Kishori Amonkar, Pt. C.R. Vyas, Pt. Jasraj, Pt. Hariprasad Chaurasia, Pt. Shivkumar Sharma, Ustad Zakir Hussain, Smt. Sitaradevi, Pt. V. G. Jog, Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, Dr. Prabha Atre, Smt. Malini Rajurkar etc. are those genius artistes, who have with their performances, made this platform prestigious and inviting for the upcoming artistes of the next generations.

In 1919, at the inauguration of the club building, several eminent artistes of the time performed for 7 nights in succession. This memorable event is regarded as one of the pioneering music festivals of the country. The club has celebrated all the Jubilee functions in a memorable manner. Besides, the club musically celebrated socially important occasions like those connected with the ‘struggle for freedom movement’.

Now in the modern age, apart from live concerts, the club also arranges special ‘listening sessions’ through which, today’s music lovers can hear audio recordings of past artistes, in order to enrich their musical experience. Gayan Samaj Deval Club has, by various such means, consistently nourished the musical taste of the audience, thereby creating a class of music lovers from time to time.