Vocal Concert – Saniya Patankar, Suvrat Apte & Aarti Kharwandikar – 18th May. 2024

KALAI gladly presents a mesmerising concert featuring the incredible vocalist Saniya Patankar, known for her captivating performances in the realm of classical music. Joining her on stage is the masterful tabla player Suvrat Apte, renowned for his unparalleled skill and mastery over this ancient instrument. Adding to the harmonious ensemble is the talented Sangeet Visharad Aarti Kharwandikar whose enchanting harmonium melodies will grace the stage! 

Adorning the stage on 18th May 2024, this concert will be a celebration of musical unity, cultural richness and artistic brilliance, as the artists will weave together a tapestry of music that will leave a lasting impression on our hearts and minds.

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Saniya Patankar – Hindustani Classical Vocalist

Saniya Patankar, from a family of music lovers, displayed her talent at age 3, playing harmonium melodies independently. She received blessings from Ganasaraswati Kishoritai Amonkar at 6 and commenced classical training under Smt. Lilatai Gharpure. Notable performances include her debut at 12 in front of Pt. Jitendra Abhisheki. Under Dr. Ashwini Bhide-Deshpande’s guidance for 12 years, she mastered the Jaipur-Atrauli Gharana. Achieving “Sangeet Visharad” distinction, she also excelled academically, completing the C.S. Course. Saniya’s dedication earned praise from luminaries like Pt. Bhimsen Joshi and Lata Mangeshkar.

For more info

https://www.saniyapatankar.com/

Suvrat Apte – Tabla

Suvrat Apte started playing tabla at the early age of 8 with his guru Sanjay Karandikar. Later he trained extensively under the tutelage of Pandit Ramdas Palsule. Recently, he received training from none other than Ustad Zakir Hussain. He has been performing in concerts for the last 10 years. He has performed in many concerts in India and Europe.

He also plays the sitar. He started his sitar training with his mother Urmila Apte. For the last 2 years, he has also been learning from KG Westman.

He regularly teaches both tabla and sitar. He has also given workshops on Indian classical music.

Apart from music, Suvrat is an accomplished software engineer. He works as a payment systems engineer at Klarna in Stockholm, Sweden.

Follow him here https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100073169330385

Aarti Kharwandikar – Harmonium

Aarti Kharwandikar, a prodigious talent who embarked on her musical voyage at the tender age of eight. Her journey, sparked by her mother’s encouragement and guidance, found its first milestone with Mrs. Hema Natu, her inaugural guru. Natu not only introduced Aarti to the world of Indian classical music but also empowered her with the confidence to shine in numerous singing competitions during her school and college days. By nineteen, under the tutelage of Smt. Vijayagauri Bokil, Aarti achieved a significant academic milestone, completing Sangeet Visharad in Indian Classical vocals.

Today, Aarti’s musical odyssey continues under the mentorship of Vidushi Smt. Anuradha Kuber, a distinguished performer of the Bhendi Bazar Gharana Gayaki. She is further honing her skills, pursuing Sangeet Alankar with Dr. Kasturi Paigude, a disciple of the renowned Vidushi Aarti Ankalikar Tikekar.

Aarti’s talents extend beyond the realm of music. With an MBA in Finance, she has carved a successful career in the corporate world, contributing her expertise to various multinational corporations across India, Singapore, and Denmark. Aarti Kharwandikar’s journey is a testament to her multifaceted abilities, dedication, and passion for both art and the professional world.

About Event:

Concert Date: Saturday, 18th May, 2024 from 14:00 to 16:00

Venue: AULA, Hasle Skole, Herredsvej 15, 8210 Aarhus. Google map link: https://maps.app.goo.gl/vxhDUGzc255DtXNi7

Total seats: 180.

Audience: Concert is targeted to adults only. However, kids can come along with adults if he/she can keep silence. Seat booking (Ticket) is required for kids as well.

Ticket prices :

  • Premium seats price (seats close to the stage): 140 Kr. (Limited seats)
  • Regular seats (rest of the seats) : 120 Kr.

Current offers are as follows:

  • Student/Youth (upto 18 years) price (Regular seats):: 80 Kr. (Only for College & University students. Need to present valid Student ID)
  • Group discount 20%: Buy 5 tickets at the cost of 4. Price: Regular seats: 480 Kr. , Premium seats: 560 Kr.
  • KALAI members: 20% discount to members only. Valid for Premium & Regular seats only. Not valid for Student/Youth/Group tickets. Any guest / kid of KALAI members is not eligible for this offer.

Payment mode: Please pay online for registration while making your booking.

Parking: Kommune free parking available around the venue. 

Outside food/drink: It is strictly prohibited to bring any food/drink from outside into the Concert hall. 

Alcohol: Consumption of alcohol in/around the venue area is strictly prohibited.

Please note:

  1. Possibility to upgrade regular seats to premium seats – by paying the difference : depends on premium seats availability
  2. The venue is not suitable for kids who need to play.
  3. Tickets are non-refundable

Registration:

Request ticket(s) by registering here. Reservation will be confirmed once the payment is done.

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Melodic Beats – Saxophone & Tabla by Jesse & Hiren – 30th Sept. 2023

KALAI is proud to announce that “Jesse Bannister“, a world renowned Indian classical saxophonist from UK (United Kingdom) with the very eminent tabla player “Hiren Chate” will be coming to Aarhus in the coming month of September 2023.

This duo would take you all on a musical journey filled with some soul stirring melodies of Hindustani classical music showcasing the depth and beauty of Indian musical traditions.The distinctive mood and atmosphere set by the melodic ragas played from the Saxophone will be accompanied by the taal from the tabla. The concert will take you through flights of ecstasy, meditative passages and excitement. The Jugalbandi between Saxophone and Tabla will be a special treat to the music lovers.

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Jesse Bannister – Saxophone

Jesse Bannister is an internationally acclaimed Indian classical saxophonist and celebrated composer, renowned for his compelling and innovative performances. As a composer, he has worked with prestigious orchestras such as the Hallé Orchestra, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and the City of London Sinfonia. 

Bannister’s mastery of the art form is a result of his intensive training under the guidance of British sitar maestro Dharambir Singh, as well as vocal legends Pandits Rajan & Sajan Mishra. With an impressive career spanning over two decades, Bannister has performed on stages across Asia, Europe, and the US, captivating audiences with his dynamic and soulful performances.  

Bannister has dedicated himself to sharing the beauty of Indian raag music with Western musicians. His passion for the art form led him to start teaching at the Leeds Conservatoire. Pandit Jasraj once described him as ‘the future of Indian classical music’.

For more info

https://www.darbar.org/artist/jesse-bannister

Hiren Chate – Tabla

Hiren Chate is a renowned Tabla player. His musical passion has been influenced by the Punjab, Delhi and Ajarada Gharana (or musical school of thought). He has been learning tabla under the guidance of PANDIT YOGESH SAMSI since 2006.

Follow him here https://www.facebook.com/Hiren-Chate-516621411737937/

About Event:

Concert Date: Saturday, Sept. 30, 2023 from 14:00 to 16:00

Venue: Gellerupscenen, Gudrunsvej 78, 8220 Brabrand. Google map link: https://goo.gl/maps/zEXsxGV984neoWES6

Total seats: 160.

Audience: Concert is targeted to adults only. However, kids can come along with adults if he/she can keep silent. Seat booking (Ticket) is required for kids as well.

Ticket prices :

  • Premium seats price (seats close to the stage): 175 Kr. (Limited seats)
  • Regular seats (rest of the seats) : 140 Kr.

Current offers are as follows:

  • Student price (Regular seats):: 70 Kr. (Only for College & University students. Need to present valid Student ID)
  • Group discount 20%: Buy 5 tickets at the cost of 4. Price: Regular seats: 560 Kr. , Premium seats: 700 Kr.
  • KALAI members: 20% discount to members only. Any guest / kid of KALAI members is not eligible for this offer.

Payment mode: Please pay online for registration while making your booking.

Parking: Private (City Vest) & Kommune free parking available around the venue Gellerupscenen. 

Outside food/drink: It is strictly prohibited to bring any food/drink from outside into the Concert hall. 

Alcohol: Consumption of alcohol in/around the venue area is strictly prohibited.

Please note:

  1. Possibility to upgrade regular seats to premium seats – by paying the difference : depends on premium seats availability
  2. The venue is not suitable for kids who need to play.
  3. Tickets are non-refundable

Registration:

Request ticket(s) by registering here. Reservation will be confirmed once the payment is done.

Carnatic Music by Shantala S. – 19th Feb. 2023

KALAI is proud to present acclaimed Indian musicians Shantala Subramanyam on Flute together with Madan Mohan on Violin and Hariharan on Mridangam (South indian drum).

The trio will be led by Shantala Subramyanam, from Chennai, the heartland of Carnatic music. It is renowned for its emphasis on improvisation of beautiful ragas followed by compositions with spiritual, philosophical and nature themes. The compositions are followed by spontaneous exchanges of highly evolved rhythmic improvisations. The concert will take you through flights of ecstasy, meditative passages and excitement. Madan Mohan on the Violin  and Hariharan on the Mridangam and kunnakol will complete the trio with their competence.

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Shantala Subramanyam – Flute  and vocal

Shantala, born in Bangalore – India, was immersed in music right from her birth having born into an illustrious music family.  She was initiated into formal training in Carnatic [South Indian] Classical vocal music at a tender age of 4 and she took to flute playing when she was about 11 years old. It was her good fortune to be trained by eminent performers -vocalist Late Sri. Vairamangalam Lakshminarayanan and is currently pursuing vocal music training under Sri O.S.Thyagarajan and Sri Sriram Parasuram. She gratefully acknowledges the contributions of famed South Indian drummers Trichur Sri.Narendran, Patri. Satish Kumar and Parupalli Phalgun towards enriching her rhythm training. Her brother Shashank and father Subramanyam nurtured her talent carefully assuming the role of a teacher.

At this time in India where women flutists are only a hand few, Shantala has been a prominent contributor to this field owing to her diligent and hard training. This view has been echoed by music critiques. She has been highly appreciated for her melodic presentations combined with complex rhythmic patterns.

She has released a double album CD titled “Bamboo in Harmony”, “Singing Bamboo” and “Dakshin” which has been highly appreciated by critiques and audiences alike. In this CD she has collaborated with some of the most sought after artists from South India.

Shantala has performed  extensively in India, USA, Europe, Canada, UK, Africa and UAE.

Watch documentary about Shantala: https://youtu.be/umdfi12dsLs

Madan Mohan- Violin

Madan a graduate in commerce from the prestigious Vivekananda college, is a Full time performing artist currently under the guidance of Shri. R K Shriram Kumar. He had his initial training under Shri Pannapattu S Venkatesan and Shri TV Ramani. He has performed in various prestigious Sabhas and organizations in Chennai and all over India. He has had the privilege of sharing the stage with senior musicians. 

Watch one of his performance: https://youtu.be/7Unl4iA0zHo

S. Hariharan – Mridangam, Khanjir and Kunnakol

S. Hariharan is a Mridangam artist hailing from Chennai. He had his initial tutelage from T. S. Nandakumar and has been undergoing rigorous training from Patri Satish Kumar for over a decade. He is a graded Mridangam artist of All India Radio, Chennai and also holds a Bachelors Degree in Computer Science Engineering from SSN College of Engineering, Chennai. Hariharan had his debut concert at the age of 11. He has accompanied eminent musicians such as Flute Maestro Shashank Subramanyam, Lalgudi GJR Krishnan & Lalgudi Vijayalakshmi, Hyderabad Brothers,  O.S. Thiagarajan, Madurai G.S.Mani, and others. Hariharan has performed at various venues in India and abroad

Watch one of his performance : https://youtu.be/xIpQqAdqi2k

About Event:

Concert Date: Sunday, Feb. 19, 2023 from 14:00 to 16:00

Venue: Skovvang Fritidcenter, Skovvangsvej 127, 8200 Aarhus

Total seats: 150.

Ticket prices : 100 Kr.

Current offers are as follows:

  • Student price: 75 Kr. (Need to present valid Student ID)
  • Group discount (Regular seats): Buy 5 tickets at the cost of 4. Price: 400 Kr.
  •  KALAI members: 20% discount to members only.

Parking: You can park in a residential area near Skovvang Fritidcenter. 

Outside food/drink: It is strictly prohibited to bring any food/drink from outside into the Concert hall. 

Alcohol: Consumption of alcohol in/around the venue area is strictly prohibited.

Please note:

  1. The venue is not suitable for kids who need to play.
  2. Tickets are non-refundable

Registration:

Request ticket(s) by registering here. Reservation will be confirmed once the payment is done.

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