Pandit Venkatesh Kumar (Hindustani Vocal)
Bharat Kamat (Tabla)
Narendra Nayak (Harmonium)
Saturday, March 20, 9:00 AM
Baithak" YouTube channel.
When: Saturday, March 20,
9:00 AM CDT
Tickets: $20 (purchase tickets here).
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Pandit Venkatesh Kumar
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 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.
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
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