Concerts

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When I was asked to sing at the Sanatan Mandir in Parsippany, New Jersey, I felt that God has summoned me to the Mandir. It was my first public concert and my debut in the field of performing arts happened in presence of God!

 

Notable Concerts and Performances:

2016

  • On Sunday July 17, 2016 sang in Barnard College, Columbia University in New York City, NY. Shri Vishwanath Mishra accompanied me on Harmonium and Videsh Mishra on Tabla.

  • Sang in the "Sangeet Ke Rang Anek" program with Guru Bhai Shri Dinesh Mirchandani and Guru Bahen Smt Monica Joshi on Sunday, October 2, 2016. Accompanying me were Shri Rohan Prabhudesai (Harmonium) and Shri Prateek Devasthale (Tabla). Smt Snehal Vaze was the comperer. 

  • With God's Grace and Guru Kripa, my first solo CD Album was released on Sunday, December 25, 2016 in Pune. RaagRang USA is the CD publisher. As part of the CD release ceremony, I sang and Shri Prashant Pandav accompanied on Tabla and Shri Swanand Kulkarni on Harmonium. Prof. Sharangdhar Sathe, Chairman of the Department of Music, Bharati Vidyapeeth was the Chief Guest and innaugurated the CD. Pt. Hemant Pendse was the Honorary Guest. Smt. Ranjana Kale was the Compere. 

2015

  • Sang in the Pandit Jasraj Institute's Baithak program on March 8, 2015. Presented a self-written bandish in Raag Marwa followed by a demonstration of Moorchana Bhed in Raag Jog, Gujri Todi and Vrindavani Sarang. Concluded with a Bhajan based on Raag Darbari. Shri Suresh Ramaswamy accompanied on Harmonium and Shri Shailesh Chirputkar on Harmonium. 

  • On Saturday, October 17, 2015 sang in the Sai Mandir in Iselin, NY on account of Navratri. Shri Gopal Kalluri accompanied me on Tabla and Shailesh Chirputkar on Harmonium. 

  • Sai Mandir in Iselin, New Jersey was the venue of the Navratri concert on Saturday October 17, 2015. Sang there with Shri Shailesh Chirputkar on Harmonium and Gopal Kalluri on Tabla. 

  • On Saturday June 20, 2015, sang in the 24 hour "Raga Festival" organized by Columbia University, WKCR Radio. Many of the world's leading vocalists and instrumentalists were invited to perform in this unique concert. I was accompanied by Shri Gopal Kalluri on Tabla, Srikar Ayyalasomayajula on Harmonium and Neeraj Joshi on Manjira.  

  • On account of Ganesh Chaturthi sang in the Guruvayur Temple in Morganville, New Jersey. Accompanists were Shri Gopal Kalluri on Tabla, Madhukar Kshirsagar on Flute and Neeraj Joshi on Harmonium. 

2014

  • At the invitation of Sangeet Vikas Sabha, gave a Lecture Demonstration Concert on "Moorchana Bhed" in Pune, India on Wednesday, March 19, 2014. Shri Vivek Bhalerao accompanied me on Tabla and Shri Makarand Kharwandikar on Harmonium. Explained the principles of "Moorchana Bhed" and demonstrated several Raag combinations in this concert.

  • On Sunday May 4, 2014 at the invitation of CalAAnand presented a lecture demonstration concert "Anand Sagar" in Saratoga, CA. The program introduced basic concepts in classical music through an informal, conversational style followed by demonstrations. I was accompanied by Shri Vivek Datar on Harmonium and Shri Keyur Ghanekar on Tabla. Mrs. Seema Gore was the interviewer who asked questions about music. Audience participation was very positive too!

  • On Saturday, November 1, 2014 sang in Pune at the invitation of NMV Past Students association. The conert was in Aquarius Hall and Shri Uday Kulkarni accompanied me on Harmonium and Shri Vivek Bhalerao on Tabla. My former classmates took a lead in arranging this concert.

  • The "Geet Bandish" program on Radio Dil (96.3 FM, RadioDil.com) featured my music performance on Saturday, December 6, 2014. Accompanying me on Harmonium was Shri Vivek Datar and Shri Keyur Ghanekar accompanied on Tabla.

2013

  • On Sunday, January 20, 2013 sang in the newly built Kalyan Gayan Samaj building in Kalyan near Mumbai. Shri Aniruddha Gosavi accompanied me on Harmonium and Shri Swapneel Bhate on Tabla.  

  • On Sunday, May 19, 2013 sang in a concert in Cranbury, NJ. The concert was organized by Pt. Sujan Rane in memory of his Guruji, late Pt. Firoz Dastur of Kirana Gharana. Shri Gopal Kalluri accompanied me on Tabla and Shri Nitin Damle on Harmonium.

  • On Saturday September 21, 2013 sang at the KrishnaVandana concert organized by Yaman Arts Foundation. I was accompanied by Pt. Adityada Banerjee on Tabla and Andrew Shantz on Harmonium.

  • Sang at the "Forum" in Cary, NC at a concert organized by KalaVishwa, on Saturday, October 26. Shri Ratnakar Nawathe accompanied me on Tabla and Shri Ramchandra Joshi accompanied on Harmonium. Shri Ravi Mahajani provided vocal support.

2012

  • For the TV show "Mast Maja Gani Gappa (M2G2)" well-known Marathi actress Varsha Usgaonkar interviewed me in the DoorDarshan (DD) Sahyadri Studios in Worli, Mumbai. I also sang a few compositions for the show. The show was aired on January 28, 2012 and replayed on January 29, 2012. Watch the recording

  • On January 8, 2012, sang in a morning concert in G. L. Apte Hall, Deccan Gymkhana, Pune. This concert was a celebration for my father's "Sahasra Chandra Darshan" ceremony. Watch the recording of raag Bilaskhani Todi (Part 1 and Part 2) and Bhajan Govind Damodar Madhaveti.

  • Completed recording a total of 25 programs in the SwarVishwa series. Each program is a lecture/demonstration on one Raag. All the programs are now available for download! Please visit www.eprasaran.com/downloads/swarvishwa.htm.

  • On September 16, 2012 sang at the Pandit Jasraj Institute Baithak in Saraswati Bhavan, Iselin, NJ. Was accompanied by Shri Nitin Damle on Harmonium and Shri Rajeev Kumar on Tabla.

  • Sang at the Marathi Vishwa Soor Bahar on October 13, 2012. Shri Gopal Kalluri accompanied me on Tabla and Shri Nitin Damle on Harmonium.

  • On October 21, officiated as a Judge in the Sa Re Ga Ma competition at Maharashtra Mandal, New York. Pt. Sujan Rane ji and Smt. Nilima Phatak were the other 2 judges. We declared 3 winners who will now move to the semi-finals!

  • On December 21, 2112 sang compositions depicting "The Childhood of Bhagwan Shri-Krishna" at the "Sivananda Ashram and Yoga Retreat" in Nassau, The Bahamas. The concert was well-attended by close to 200 attendees from all over the world. My elder son Neeraj accompanied me on Harmonium and younger son Nikhil introduced each composition to the audience.

2011

  • Continued recording and presenting "SwarVishwa" lecture/demonstrations on www.ePrasaran.com.

  • On March 20, sang in a private concert organized by a music school in Parsippany, New Jersey.

  • Founded "SwarVishwa Institute". Started teaching Hindustani Classical Vocal music over the Internet.

  • On May 21, 2011, sang in the History of Indian Classical Music in Hempstead, NY. 

  • On June 5, 2011, accompanied Guruji Pandita Tripti Mukherjee and Bade Guruji Sangeet Martand Padmavibhushan Pandit Jasraj ji at the "All Day Music Festival"  in Nicholas Music Center in New Brunswick, NJ. On July 4, 2011, acompanied Acharya Guruji Pt. Ramesh Narayan ji at the Biennial Kerala Hindu Convention in Washington DC. On July 5, 2011, accompanied Pt. Ramesh Narayanji in Manhattan Center in New York City in a concert for the "hugging saint" Amma ji.

  • On November 7, sang at the "Marathi Vidyalaya" of Randolph, NJ Diwali Concert in Shri Venkateshwar Balaji Mandir Auditorium in Bridgewater, NJ.

2010

  • Accompanied Guruji Pandita Tripti Mukherjee in the Bharatiya Seva Sangh concert in Monmouth Junction, NJ, January 2010