Bhubaneswar Music Circle (BMC), one of the oldest cultural organizations in Odisha is organising a three-day national music festival. Some of the stalwarts of Indian classical music are scheduled to warm up the chilly evenings at the forthcoming Festival, starting on 21st November 2012 in Bhubaneswar.
“Like previous years, we have roped in some of the best Hindustani and Odissi musicians this time. Music lovers should not miss the opportunity,” said BMC general secretary Khirod Pattnaik.
November 21 – The inaugural evening will commence with the performances by flute legend Hariprasad Chaurasia and Hindustani vocalist Prof Laksmisree Banerjee, a retired pro-vice chancellor of Kolhan University.
November 22 – Young Hindustani vocalist Kumar Mardur is scheduled to perform on the second evening. Dhaneswar Swain and Satchidananda Das would stage Odissi instrumental ensemble (Mardala) the same evening. Learned Sitar player Partha Chatterjee will be another attraction of the second day.
November 23 – Ratan Bharati, who earned fame for playing ‘Slide Guitar’, would enthrall the audience on the concluding evening.
Bhubaneswar Music Circle, established in 1963, has the privilege of being the leading organisation to promote and popularise classical music. It has remained not only as the pioneer in the State but also the most active cultural organisation of the city devoted to the cause of Indian Classical Music and Dance. It is a registered body with membership of genuine music lovers and leading performing artistes of Bhubaneswar, Cuttack and Puri. It also has some members from far off places like Sambalpur, Rourkela, etc.
It is the only organisation that has been putting up music/dance programmes every month throughout the year, every year, barring a few unavoidable occasions. The BMC sponsors programmes of music and dance of Hindustani, Carnatic and Odissi Schools. The artistes sponsored by the BMC are mostly of national/international level and some of state level. It also encourages young and upcoming artistes of the State by providing them platform and exposure essential for any aspiring artiste. In addition to regular performances we have been holding Music Appreciation seminar and Aasar/Baithak for music lovers.