27-Nov-2010 - ASPEE Auditorium, Malad (W) A brief sitar recital by a senior disciple of Ustad Aslam Khanji. Ustad Aslam Khan being felicitated by Smt Sangita Lahiri
30-Oct-2010 - Gundecha Club, Kandivali (E)
18-Jul-2010 - ASPEE Auditorium, Malad (W), Mumbai A program for members by members - Glimpse of an extremely entertaining talent show by Shruti members Heti - Daughter of Sanjeev Jhaveri - sang Silsila yeh chahat ka - from movie Devdas Son of Prakash Biswas - recited composition in raag Yaman on Sitar Aakruti - Sister of Aakar Pandya - Aaiye Maherban New entrant to Shruti family who gave his first performance - a tribute to his Guru (Shri Pulak Lahiriji) Vishal Doshi - sang Likhe jo khat tujhe in his soulful style Soul stirring song by Dr Bimal Shah - Yeh Kagaz ki kashti (geet of Jagjit Singh). He sang it without any accompaniment except tanpura Hasmukh Mistri sang Yaad na jaaye bite dino ki from Dil Ek Mandir Mahesh - Son of Babubhai - gave a fitting justice to Dil to baccha hai Mahesh Shah - sang Chandan Sa badan from a movie Saraswati Chandra Debasish Bhattacharjee - presented his a song from his own upcoming album - a composition which we were priviledged to have a special screeing before public release! Mandar Pandit - sang Sine me jalan from Bazar Aakar Pandya - sang Tu Hi re from movie Bombay in his professional style Yogendra Vyasji - sang a Gujrati Ghazal Sadanand Desai - gave almost impromptu performance of song from Jab We Met Dr Pandya (Aakar Pandya's father)- sang a Gujarati Song Two Brothers and a Guitar Kumar Kale and his co-brother from Bangalore Puneet Joshi (a software professional who specially flew-in for an evening) put-up a wonderful 45-minute performance including songs from all eras - 70s to latest. Kumar and Puneet interacted with audience by asking them questions about songs. Effectively gave a very fitting end to the evening.
28-Mar-2010 - ASPEE Auditorium, Malad (W), Mumbai Shri Rupak Kulkarni ji was felicitated by Sangita Lahiri Rupakji started the program with introduction of instrument - about basics and history of the instrument. In this performance, Rupakji was accompanied by Amit Kavathekar (disciple of Ustad Zakir Hussain) on Tabla. Rupakji was also supported by three of his disciples on flute. A memorable evening for house full of audience at ASPEE auditorium.
07-Feb-2010 - Gyan Sagar Amphitheatre, Borivali (W), Mumbai Entire event went something like this... A minute-by-minute walk through of the program Day for Shruti team started at around 2:30pm for setting up the place for the evening. Few planning discussions of members Setting up of the counters at the gate - program banner on display Setup is ready. Final round of fumigation at the ground. Finishing touches to setup Artists have already come in and getting comfortable. Audience started walking in... volunteers helping them with coordinates. Artists taking up their position and setting up their instruments 6:45pm More audience pouring in... program about to start. Maheshbhai starts announces start of program and introductions Artists to perform Shruti Vandana. Beautiful stage ambience with lamps... Shruti team takes position under the guidance of their mentor - Sangeeta Lahiriji. Team includes Neha Mehta, Anis Sabri, Bhavik Patel, Mahavir Shah and Aakar Pandya. Alap Desai took charge of Tabla for Shruti Vandana Shruti Vandana.. a spellbound beginning. Shruti team invited main artists and felicitates them with bouquet. Pulakji Lahiri greeted Ashitji Desai, while Sangeetaji Lahiri greeting Hemaji Desai in picture above. Shankhachur Lahiri welcoming Alap Desai Another lead position on the stage was poet Shri Mukesh Joshi walking the audience through the entire program along with recitals of finest new and old Gujrati poems and shayaris Desai family starts with Vandana... Amphitheatre and the ambience Shruti artists got opportunity to perform in-front of legendary artists like Ashijtji Desai. He too encouraged them with their performance. Bhavik, Neha, Anis and [...]
02-Jan-2010 - ASPEE Auditorium, Malad (W), Mumbai Sarod Performance by Ken Zuckerman - (Sr disciple of Late Ustad Ali Akbar Khan- Maihar Gharana) Ken performed various compositions in ragas Bageshree kanada, Durgeshwari and Chandranandan (very own composition of his Guru - KhanSahib) Ken was accompanied by Anutosh Degharia on Tabla. Seems that Ken enjoyed the performance as much as the house full of audience at Shruti