Anand Gopal Bandopadhyay, Ulhas Kashalkar and Jyoti Goho Ulhas Kashalkar (Hindustani Vocal)


Jyoti Goho (Harmonium)

Anand Gopal Bandopadhyay (Tabla)

Saturday, October 23, 2004, 7:30 pm


Recital Hall
College of Saint Catherine, Saint Paul

(For detailed driving and parking directions please see below. The Recital Hall is Building 15 in the above campus map.)


Advance: Students/Seniors $10.00, General $15.00

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About the artists:

Ulhas Kashalkar has earned at a relatively young age, wide critical acclaim all over India and abroad. He is today the premier vocalist representing the Gwalior Gharana of Khayal singing. Initiated into music by his father Sri N.D. Kashalkar, Ulhas subsequently came under the tutelage of Pandit Ram Marathe, a highly acclaimed vocalist and Marathi stage performer. But it was Gayanacharya late Pandit Gajananbua Joshi who was really responsible for the development of Ulhas as a thoughtful vocal performer, with a blend of Gwalior, Agra and Jaipur Gharanas, three of the best known stylistic traditions of Khayal singing.

Gifted with a superbly melodious and flexible voice, Sri Kashalkar’s vocal music appeals to the layman and the connoisseur alike. He is well known for his wide repertoire and skillful exposition of complex and rare Ragas. Ulhas has achieved outstanding command over Layakari (rhythmic interplay). His performances are marked by the fluency, proportion and variety of complex Taans (rapid musical cascades). His Gayaki is especially noted for the pure and traditional rendering with his own aesthetic interpretation. He effortlessly straddles the three Gharanas, presenting the styles seperately, or combining them effortlessly within one Raga.

Ulhas Kashalkar started his career as a Programme Executive in All India Radio (AIR), Thane, near Mumbai. He later came to Kolkata to join the ITC Sangeet Research Academy (ITC-SRA) as a Guru in 1993. He has trained a number of scholars at the Academy. Today he is one of the most sought-after Gurus at the ITC Sangeet Research Academy. Ulhasji is now known the world over; his recitals have evoked a tremendous response in the Middle East, Europe and North America. Many renowned music companies in India and abroad have brought out CDs and audiocassettes of his music

Jyoti Goho is a highly sought-after harmonium artist in India today. The ability to understand and adapt his accompaniment to the mood and spirit of the performance has made Jyoti popular amongst all the eminent vocalists. After his intial training under the guidance of Late Sanat Banarjee and thereafter Sri Biren Bose, Jyoti bacame a disciple of Sri A.T. Kanan. Jyoti developed the art of playing harmonium under the tutelege of Sri Deb Kumar Banarjee. Aided by his knowledge of vocal music, he bloomed into a competent and sensitive harmonium accompanist. He has enthralled audiences in USA on ten different tours with ITC-SRA. He is a full time senior faculty of SRA. The legendary Hindustani vocalist, Pandit Bhimsen Joshi regards Jyoti Goho "very highly as an artist" who is "extremely supportive as a harmonium accompanist."

Anand Gopal Bandopadhyay had his initial training from his father Pandit Mahadeo Prasad Misra (Benares Gharana) who formally trained him into an accomplished Tabla player. At the tender age of 18 he won the first prize in Tabla in the All India Radio Music Competition. At present, he is a top grade artist of A.I.R. and appears on several recordings. He is a senior faculty member of the ITC Sangeet Research Academy, Kolkata. He has toured USA twelve times with ITC-SRA musicians.

Directions and parking:

The Recital Hall is located just behind the O’Shaughnessy Auditorium  in the campus of the College of Saint Catherine (2004 Randolph Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55105). The Recital Hall is Building 15 in the campus map (see below).

Driving Directions: 

  • From I-94 going E: Take Cretin Avenue exit. South (right) on Cretin to Randolph Avenue. East (left) on Randolph to Cleveland Avenue intersection. Stay on Randolph. Enter at GATE 3 on Randolph.
  • From I-94 going W: Take Snelling Avenue (US 51) exit. South (left) on Snelling Avenue to Randolph. West (right) on Randoplh to Fairview/Randolph intersection. Stay on Randolph. Enter at GATE 3 on Randolph.
  • From I-35E: Exit on Randolph Avenue. Proceed West to Fairview/Randolph intersection. Stay on Randolph. Enter at GATE 3 on Randolph.
  • From I-35W: Exit on 94 eastbound to Cretin Avenue exit. South on Cretin to Randolph Avenue. East on Randolph to Cleveland Avenue intersection. Stay on Randolph. Enter at GATE 3 on Randolph.

Gate 3 is located between Cleveland and Fairview and is nearest to the intersection of Randolph and Prior Avenues. The Recital Hall is located right behind the better known O'Shaughnessy auditorium. Parking is free after hours and on weekends.

Please note Gate 3 was erroneously printed as Gate 5 in the cards containing the event announcement that were mailed to our members and patrons. Please see campus map (link below).

Click here for a campus map of the College of Saint Catherine.

Click here for other general maps and directions to the College of Saint Catherine.


Shivanthi Sathanandan      (651) 698-0774
Ameeta Kelekar               (651) 787-0497


This activity is made possible, in part, by funds provided by, the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council's (MRAC) "Arts Activities Grant" through an appropriation by the Minnesota state legislature, the General Mills Foundation's "Celebrating Communities of Color" Grant, the Honeywell Foundation's "Dollars for Doers" Grant and IMSOM members. This concert is co-sponsored by KFAI Radio (90.3FM in Minneapolis / 106.7FM in St. Paul).


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