JAYANAGAR: The 12th edition of the annual Dhwani-BKF Pt Mallikarjun Mansur Hindustani Music Festival will kick off on September 12 at JSS Auditorium, Jayanagar.
Jayashree Patnekar will be honoured with the Pt Mallikarjun Mansur Award at this the year’s two-day festival.
The annual event is an initiative to promote Hindustani music among youngsters and also provide music lovers an opportunity to listen to some of the rare and accomplished artists while raising funds for Bangalore Kidney Foundation’s dialysis programme.
The festival begins with a one-and-a-half hour bansuri recital by Sameer Rao, accompanied by Gurucharan Garud on the tabla at 5 pm on Saturday. A vocal recital by Jayshree Patnekar, with Ravindra Yavagal on the tabla and Ravindra Katoti on the harmonium, follows from 7.30 to 10 pm.
Ramachandra Guha, well-known writer and historian, Santosh Kumar, managing director, Texas Instruments India, will grace the evening as chief guest and guest of honour.
Malini Rajurkar opens with an hour-long vocal recital at 9 on Sunday morning to the accompaniment of tabla by Bharat Kamat and harmonium by Arvind Thatte. The evening will see a concert by Priya Purushothaman, with Gurucharan Garud playing the tabla and Madhusoodan Bhat the harmonium (from 5 to 6.30 pm).
From 7 pm to 10 pm Kaivalyakumar Gurav will perform, with Vishwanath Nakod (tabla) and Ravindra Katoti (harmonium).
For donor passes, call 99454 24053. Passes for every session are available at KC Das, MG Road, Ph: 080-2559 2021, Calypso, Jayanagar 3rd Block, Ph: 080-2245 2368, Channel 9, Jayanagar 7th Block, Ph: 080-2665 4443 and BKF office, Ph: 080-2698 1086.
Bangalore Kidney Foundation
The trust was established in 1979 and has evolved to become the nodal centre for providing quality renal health care at affordable costs to patients across economic strata.
Dhwani, an initiative started in 2004, is a fund-raising activity in support of BKF’s social projects. The classical music festival is held over two days in memory of Mallikarjun Mansur, a doyen of Hindustani Music, also a patient at BKF.