A traditional tabla solo by Shri Kuntal Roy
vocal concert by Dr Ramesh Gangolli
Pratidhwani is honored to present Dr Ramesh Gangolli(vocal), Shri Kuntal Roy(tabla), Shri Mohan
Khandekar(harmonium) and Smt Anjali Joshi(harmonium) in an intimate concert. Kuntalda will present a
traditional tabla solo in the first half, a rare treat to listen to for Seattle music lovers. The second half will
be a vocal presentation by Rameshji, accompanied by all the artists to honor his contributions to the
Tickets & Showtimes
Saturday, October 6th, 2018
6pm - 9pm
(15 min break around 7:15pm)
Bellevue Youth Theater (behind crossroads mall in Bellevue)
General admission: $15
Pratidhwani Members: $12
Ragamala/SMM Members: $12
Seniors (above 60 yrs) : $10
Children (5-12 yrs) : $10
$5 extra at the door
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Ramesh Gangolli worked as a mathematics professor at UW for most of his working life. In his middle age, he became interested in the study of Music, and studied vocal music with several teachers: Sharad Gadre, Yunus Hussain Khan, Dinkar Kaikini and K. G. Ginde. He continues that interest now.
He also taught an introductory course on Hindustani Music in the School of Music for many years. He has been associated with Ragamala, an institution established for the propagation of the Performing Arts of India.
Now retired, Ramesh is active in volunteer activities in the community, and is also engaged in scholarly writing in Mathematics and Musicology.
Kuntal Roy is one of the most sought after tabla players in the music world. He is a senior disciple of legendary tabla acharya, Pandit Shankar Ghosh. He also received training from Shri Narayan Chandra Haldhar and Shri Radha Raman Nath. Melody, clarity and precision are some of the characteristics of Kuntal’s playing. Kuntal has given many solo and accompaniment performances with vocal, dance and instrumental all across the globe. His performances have received high accolades including from none other than the musical legand, Pandit Ravi Shankar.
He is the founder of Seattle Tabla School and has been teaching in Seattle as well as various students from India, Europe, Russia, Australia, Japan for more than two decades.
Mohan Khandekar Music has been Mohan’s passion since his childhood. For a short period of time he took sitar lessons from Ustad Usman Khan while in Pune, and has continued his involvement in music in one form or the other ever since. Mohan is a retired architect now and enjoys all kinds of music. He is a self-taught harmonium player and has accompanied several local vocal artists. He has also participated in lecture demonstration workshops in Vancouver and Victoria B. C., Portland and Seattle. Mohan is the past President of Ragamala, a music organization of Seattle.
Anjali Joshi is well known in the Seattle area as a solo Santoor artist as well as a seasoned harmonium accompanist. She is well known for her accompaniment to vocal & tabla artists & teaches various instruments as well through the school she founded. She is also the founder and lead of her music group Vadya Vrinda; and as the music director of the children';s orchestra, Yuva Mehfil. She has given numerous workshops on music theme, worked as a judge on musical competitions and has published her album titled Instrumental Melodies. Anjali is a software engineer by profession with a very strong passion for music.