An annual event of the capital, held in remembrance of the great maestro and ex-Doyen of Dilli Gharana – Ustad Chand Khan – the festival features a range of Hindustani classical performances, both vocal and instrumental, by maestros who deliver the art-form in its purest possible form unto the Indian audiences.
Alongside, young talents are also included in the programme, as they share the stage with maestros and convey through their music, modern musical thoughts and ideas. Furthermore, an Ustad Chand Khan Lifetime Achievement Award is also presented to veteran Indian classical artists. This year’s award will be presented to Padma Bhushan Pandit Vishwa Mohan Bhatt.
The concept for this year’s festival is ‘Guru-Shishya Paramara’ and is dedicated to Pandit Kunwar Shyam. The venture, initiated by the Sursagar Society of Dilli Gharana, is supported primarily by the Ministry of Culture, GOI. The aim of the festival is to achieve acknowledgment and appreciation from our fellow Indians, not just the art scholars, but also the audiences, especially the youth, who have not been introduced and exposed to the world of classical music.
The festival will feature renowned artists like:
• Special appearance (Baithaki ka bhaav) by Padma Vibhushan Pandit Birju Maharaj & kathak recital by Shri Deepak Maharaj
• Mohan veena recital by Grammy Awardee Pandit Vishwa Mohan Bhatt & Tantree Samrat Shri Salil Bhatt
• Vocal recital by Ustad Iqbal Ahmed Khan and Shri Vivek Prajapati & Sapna Kachroo
• Violin recital by Pandit Atul Kumar Upadhya & Shri Tejas Upadhye