Pratidhwani and Asha for Education proudly present the 10th annual
Dr. Sharad Gadre Memorial Diwali Concert
Indradeep Ghosh on violin, Kuntal Roy on tabla, and Richard Russell on sarod.
About Dr.Sharad Gadre
Diwali morning concerts are a tradition that started a few decades ago in India, and Dr. Sharad Gadre performed in the first morning Diwali concert here in Seattle in 2009. He passed away soon after, and the following year some of his students performed in the 2010 Diwali concert, in his memory. This year marks the 10th annual Dr. Sharad Gadre Memorial Diwali Concert.
Dr. Sharad Gadre was a musician of the Gwalior persuasion, and a wonderful 'method' teacher. He had imbibed and internalized the Gwalior style of Khayal, and had a remarkable sense of layakari in his music.
An Engineer and Computer Scientist by profession, he taught and guided several young musicians in the Seattle area, and created a software program called RagaParichaya, to aid in the learning of basic material in Hindustani Music. His collection of Abhangs, in ragas representing the eight prahars of the day, and tracing the various stages and sentiments of the saint Tukaram's own spiritual growth in life, and various other bandishes bear testimony to his creative mind as a composer, and clarity in the subject of Raga music.
Parking: University Heights Center has parking in its own lot. There is free street parking as well. Please pay attention to parking signs/limits.
Accessibility: The auditorium is on top floor, there is no elevator, but there is a chair lift available at the SW entrance (off Brooklyn Ave) with a maximum capacity of 550 lbs. Call UHeights staff for assistance at (206) 235-8567.
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