Online Concert Featuring
Ramakant Gaikwad (Hindustani Vocal)
Pandurang Pawar (Tabla)
Sudhanshu Gharpure (Harmonium)

Saturday, April 24, 8:00 PM 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

Ramakant Gaikwad (Hindustani Vocal)

Ramakant Gaikwad a Hindustani classical vocalist, belongs to the Patiala Gharana. He began learning at age four at his father’s music school, and also trained with his mother Sangita, and vocalist Satish Kaushik. He has been awarded several young artist scholarships and is currently an "A" graded artist of All India Radio. Ramakant is also adept at semiclassical genres such as thumri, kajri, chaiti, abhang and ghazal. He has performed at many prestigious music festivals, including Sawai Gandharva, Bhimsen Mahotsav Pune, Pandit Maniram-Motiram Mahotsav Hyderabad.

Pandurang Pawar (Tabla)

Pandurang Pawar started learning Tabla at the tender age of six and later trained with Shri Ramdasji Bhoyar. Pandurang is a Tabla player with a unique repertoire that combines the Delhi, Farukhabad, Ajrada, Lucknow, and Punjab Gharanas of playing.
Sudhanshu Gharpure (Harmonium)

Sudhanshu Gharpure has been disciple of Guru Late Maltee Gosavi, Deelip Gosavi, and and is currently learning from Vidushi Seema Shirodkar.  He has a Visharad in harmonium from Akhil Bharatiya Gandharva Mahavidyalaya, accreditation in Music Composition & Direction as well as a Masters in Performing Arts in Harmonium. Sudhanshu has accompanied well-known artists like Smt. Kaushiki Chakraborty, Pandit Venkatesh Kumar, Pandit Jayteerth Mevundi, Dr. Ashwini Bhide-Deshpande, Taalyogi Pandit Suresh Talwalkar, Pandit Raghunandan Panshikar, and Pandit Rajan-Sajan Mishra, among many others.


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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