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Bath Indian Classical Music Concert

Indian concert posterResidents of Bath and surrounding areas have been invited to a special evening of unique entertainment. The Indian Classical Music Concert is being organised by Doctors of the RUH, to raise funds for the Royal United Hospital’s ‘Space for Cancer Care Campaign’.

This concert of Indian Classical music will be hosted at the Guildhall in Bath City Centre on Sunday 15th September 2013 between 1700 and 2030 hours.

The Forever Friends Appeal charity is raising £8m towards the build of a new pioneering Cancer Centre at the Royal United Hospital, Bath.

The origins of Indian classical music can be found in the Vedas, which are the oldest scriptures (1700BC onwards) in the Hindu tradition. It has evolved over centuries and the current art form is many centuries old. Indian classical music is both elaborate and expressive and is best enjoyed as a live concert performance with audience response.

Internationally acclaimed artists from India will be giving an enjoyable performance. Pandit (maestro) Atulkumar Upadhye (an accomplished violinist), Ustad (maestro) Shahid Parvez Khan (a celebrated Sitar player) and Pandit Mukesh Jadhav (Tabla player) will be performing as a part of their European tour.

Pandit (maestro) Atulkumar Upadhye is an accomplished violinist and has performed in several concerts in Europe, America and all over the world. Atulkumar’s style represents a unique blend of Indian as well as Western technique similar to doyen Dr.Yehudi Menuhin.

Sitar is one of the most famous traditional Indian instruments popularised in the west by late Pandit Ravi Shankar and George Harrison of The Beatles. Ustad (maestro) Shahid Parvez Khan is widely recognized as one of the finest living sitar players.  He has performed in all major musical festivals in India and abroad including the Festival of India held in the USA, Europe, USSR, Canada, Africa, Middle-East and Australia, enthralling the audience everywhere.

Tabla is a very versatile and popular ancient Indian percussion instrument.  Indian classical music displays a very elaborate, intricate and complex tabla playing technique at its very best. Pandit (Mastro) Mukesh Jadhav is an accomplished tabla player with a lifetime devotion to learning and practice of this art.

This special event is organised by Dr Shashikant Sholapurkar, who has been working at the Royal United Hospital for more than 15 years. Dr Sholapurkar is a part of multidisciplinary team treating cancer patients at the RUH. His colleagues are also co-organisers; Mr Ashish Rajhansa, Dr Senthilkumar Ganeshan and Dr Raj Patil of the RUH.

Ticket prices are £15 (students : £10) and are on sale (cash only) at Lansdown Restaurant (RUH), Atrium Café (RUH), The Mint Room (Lower Bristol Road Bath, The Eastern Eye Restaurant (Quiet Street, Bath) and Gill Newsagent (Newbridge Road) in Bath.

Please visit the web page www.bathindianconcert1.info for detailed information about the concert or contact bathindianconcert@gmail.com or 07722263948