Pt. Venkatesh Kumar in Concert

Pt. Venkatesh Kumar in Concert

Details
Ticket Price: ₹ 500
Genre:Hindustani Classical Music
Language:Kannada, English
Duration:110 minutes
Age:8+
Location:JAGRITI, Ramagondanahalli, Varthur Road, Whitefield, Bengaluru, 560066
Event Date & Time
Sat-24-Sep | 07:30 PM

Swartaal 2022 will host a performance by Pandit Venkatesh Kumar, a Padma Shri awardee (2016) and recipient of the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award (2012). He has also been awarded the Karnataka Rajyotsava Award (1999), Karnataka Sangeet Natya Academy Award (2007) , Vatsala Bhimsen Joshi Award (2008) and the Krishna Hangal Award (2009)

He belongs to the Kirana and Gwalior Gharana and has trained under the great saint-teacher, Pt. Puttaraj Gawai Kumar got his first break in 1993, 14 years after he left the ashram, when he received an invitation from Bhimsen Joshi to perform at the Sawai Gandharva Sangeet Mahotsav in Pune. However, he had to wait almost ten more years before he became a regular on the national festival circuit.

Hindustani Classical music dates back to the 12th Century and is a North Indian classical music tradition.

Jagriti

Jagriti is a Performance Arts space dedicated to Theatre, Music, Dance and Comedy. Founded in 2011 by Arundhati and Jagdish Raja, the space has hosted several productions from India and around the world. A 200-seat theatre, built around a full-thrust stage, it is fully equipped to cater to both artistes and audience. The main stage is designed for intimate performances with adjoining spaces for informal lectures and gatherings. Jagriti is owned and operated by the not-for-profit ART Foundation, a registered charitable trust.

The Rooftop - above the main auditorium is an open-to-sky space with a staging area that can accommodate about 50 people. A raised and walled off platform can work as a perfect area for puppet theatre. The Rooftop has a restroom and a pantry. 

The Terrace - alongside the auditorium, the Terrace can accommodate about 20 people as an informal gathering area.

Lumbini - extending out from the foyer, Lumbini has a stage and an open-to-sky terraced space for about 80 people.