The finale of the 2023 edition of Melbourne International Festival of Hindustani Classical Music will feature the mesmerising Kirana gharana vocalist, Pt Jaiteerth Mevundi, accompanied by highly regarded young musicians - Yashwant Vaishnaw and Tanmay Deochake on the Tabla and Harmonium respectively. Pt Mevundi’s music reflects his deep spiritual leanings, and is reminiscent of his legendary Dada-Guru, Pt Bhimsen Joshi.
The evening will commence with a short presentation of Harmonium and Tabla solos by Tanmay Deochake and Yashwant Vaishnaw.
This recital is presented in the memory of the legendary Hindustani vocalist Pt Vishnu Digambar Paluskar, who famously popularised Hindustani classical music amongst the masses in the early 20th century CE. He sang the original version of Raghupati Rāghav Rāja Rām and is credited with arranging India's national song, Vandé Mātaram.
For the true aficionado of Hindustani Classical Music – a Season Pass enabling entry to all 5 events in the 2023 edition of Melbourne International Festival of Hindustani Classical Music is available. The season pass can be purchased for $150 from January 22.
The season pass includes entry to the following events:
- Pt Govindrao Tembe memorial recital on Friday 10 March 2023 from 7 pm to 10 pm
- Deepika Shome memorial recital on Saturday 11 March 2023 from 2 pm to 5 pm
- Dr. Vaman Betigeri memorial recital on Saturday 11 March from 7 pm to 10 pm
- Satyendra Misra memorial recital on Sunday 12 March from 10 am to 1 pm
- Pt Vishnu Digambar Paluskar memorial recital on Sunday 12 March from 7 pm to 10 pm.
You can purchase a season pass on the Boroondara Arts ticketing website-external site.