Pune, January 10, 2022: Known for offering the music lovers with different forms of music on a single platform the Vasantotsav 2022 being organized by Vasantrao Deshpande Prathishthan under the aegis of MIT World Peace University shall take place at Ganesh Kala Krida Manch between January 20th and 23rd. This is the 15th consecutive year of this festival. This was informed by Rahul Deshpande, grandson of Late Dr. Vasantrao Deshpande and an acclaimed vocalist.
While organizing this festival, all the protocols as prescribed by the local administration on the backdrop of pandemic shall be observed. Bapu Deshpande, Neha Deshpande and Rajas Upadhye shall look after the overall organization of the festival.
Starting on Thursday, January 20, at 5 pm, the audience will get a chance to witness a duet by Nayan Ghosh and Ishaan Ghosh on Sitar and Tabla. The second performance of the day will be by L. Subramaniam and group (Violin Carnatic style).
On Friday, January 21, at 5 pm, Atulkumar Upadhye and Pravin Godkhindi will present a Violin and Flute jugalbandi. This will be followed by the performance of Aarti Anklikar Tikekar, a veteran vocalist from the Jaipur – Atrauli Gharana.
On Saturday, January 22 the festival will begin at 4:00pm with the performance of Classical Vocalist, Saurabh Kadgaonkar and shall be followed by a talk show by acclaimed film actor Nana Patekar. This day will conclude with the special program on light music titled ‘Rahul Deshpande Collective’ featuring Rahul Deshpande, Deepti Mate, Sanjoy Das, Ojas Adhiya, Milind Kulkarni, Anay Gadgil, Abhijit Badhe and Manish Kulkarni.
The last day of the Vasantotsav will also start at 4:00pm on Sunday, January 23rd with the performance of Nilesh Parab and Krushna Musale on Dholki. It will be followed by a program on Ghazals and semi classical music by acclaimed singer, Anup Jalota. The festival will end with the performance in Indian Classical Music by vocalist, Rahul Deshpande.