Online Concert Featuring
Pandit Venkatesh Kumar (Hindustani Vocal)
Bharat Kamat (Tabla)
Narendra Nayak (Harmonium)

Saturday, March 20, 9:00 AM CDT

Venue: "Shadaj Baithak" YouTube channel.

When:  Saturday, March 20, 9:00 AM CDT
Tickets: $20 (purchase tickets here). FREE for IMSOM Members.
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How to get access to the live stream URL?
  • All IMSOM members and ticket holders will receive a confirmation email before the concert with a private link to the online concert on YouTube.  Please click the live stream link (URL) in the email and enjoy the concert live. 
  • Please ensure that you have a large screen device capable of displaying YouTube videos available (e.g. iPad, Laptop, smart TV, smart Phone). Use of high quality speakers is highly recommended.
  • Although the concert can be enjoyed by all members of the household, we request you to not share the URL outside the household.
  • Live streaming will start 10 minutes ahead of the concert start time. 
  • The concert will not be replayed after the live streaming is over. So please join on time. 


  • Scheduled concert is subject to safety restrictions mandated by the government of India and in case of unforeseen circumstances arising due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the concert will be rescheduled. 
  • All ticket sales are final and non-refundable.
About the Artists

Pandit Venkatesh Kumar (Hindustani Vocal)

Pandit Venkatesh Kumaris one of most revered and sought-after artists for connoisseurs of Hindustani classical music. Pt. M. Venkatesh Kumar, joined Puttaraja Gawai’s Ashram and learnt Hindustani vocal in the Gwalior and Kirana gharana styles under Gawai for 12 years. He blends these styles effortlessly in his presentations, though he admits to influences beyond these gharanas, chief among them being Bade Ghulam Ali Khan of the Patiala gharana. His guru was also trained in Carnatic Music and as a result, there are traces of Carnatic elements, especially in the sargam patterns, in Kumar’s music.  Pt Bhimsen Joshi invited him to perform at the Sawai Gandharva Sangeet Mahotsav in Pune and his performance there got him significant national exposure. He has received several prestigious awards such as the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award, Padma Shri, Vatsala Bhimsen Joshi award among several others.

Bharat Kamat (Tabla)

Bharat Kamat began accompanying eminent vocalists at an early age. He won the All India Radio table competition and the Pune Municipal Corporation award in 1991. He has been a frequent performer at prominent music festivals held in India and overseas, and an accomplished soloist. Bharat has also accompanied dance recitals and provided tabla accompaniment in several commercial recordings.

Narendra Nayak (Harmonium)

Narendra Nayak is a graded artist of All India Radio and Doordarshan in Hindustani Classical Music. He has accompanied stalwart vocalists and has performed at many prestigious music festivals both in India and abroad. He is a recipient of many awards, including the Bharat Gaurav award.


IMSOM's Fall/Winter 2020/21 Concert Series has been is made possible in part, by the UHG “United For Giving” program, matching grants from Honeywell & US Bank, a generous donation from the Dr. Dash Foundation, late Dr V Premanand & family, and the generosity of IMSOM’s members and donors. All concerts are co-sponsored by KFAI Radio (90.3 FM Mpls/106.7 FM St. Paul).
This activity is made possible by voters of Minnesota through a grant from Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.


For further information contact:

Ameeta Kelekar
Abhinav Sharma


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