Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music
Shubha Mudgal: Hindustani Vocal Recital accompanied by Sudhir Nayak on Harmonium and Aneesh Pradhan on Tabla
- Saturday 26 September 2015 at 7:00pm
- Alexander Theatre, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
This evening’s concert explores the Hindustani system in vocal renderings of two major genres called khayal and thumri. The khayal is an improvisatory form that was cultivated from the mid-18th century and has been the predominant concert vocal genre since 19th century. The thumri was kept alive in the salons of courtesans. Highly refined and sensuous, it used text and melody as a vehicle for emotive expression.
Shubha Mudgal is a well-known Indian singer of Hindustani classical music, Khayal, Thumri, Dadra, and popular Indian Pop music. She will be performing in collaboration with Sudhir Nayak (harmonium) and Aneesh Pradhan (tabla).
Born into a musically dedicated family, Shubha Mudgal has been trained by some of the finest musicians and musicologists in India. Trained by eminent scholar-musician-composer Pandit Ramashreya Jha “Ramrang”, she also received guidance from Pandit Vinaya Chandra Maudgalya and Pandit Vasant Thakar. She later learnt stylistic techniques from well-known maestros Pandit Jitendra Abhisheki and Pandit Kumar Gandharva. She also received training in thumri from Smt. Naina Devi and is a versatile and popular performer. In addition to being a popular performer of Hindustani music and Indipop, she has been a participant in cross-cultural music projects.
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Date: Friday 25 September
Ticket: Tickets: $20/$15
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Internationally renowned tabla maestro Aneesh Pradhan collaborates with sarod player and Monash University’s senior lecturer in ethnomusicology Adrian McNeil in a performance of Hindustani instrumental music. Followed by a tabla solo featuring of traditional compositions from the Delhi, Arjada, Lucknow, Farrukhabad and Punjab schools or gharanas of tabla. The concert, which is part of the Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music’s 50th anniversary program, also features harmonium player Sudhir Nayak. The following day sees Pradhan and Nayak supporting one of the most famous classical singers in North India Shubha Mudgal in a performance of Khayal, Thumri and Dadra.
Aneesh Pradhan tabla
Sudhir Nayak harmonium
Adrian McNeil sarod