Rajarani Music Festival, a musical treat of classic music lover

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Rajarani Music festival held against the backdrop of the 11th century Rajarani Temple in Bhubaneswar, the finest example of art in Bhubaneswar is an evening concert which brings the musical feeling to heart and soul. The merge of natural ambiance and harmony at the ancient Rajarani Temple is sure to create a magical experience for the audience.

With celestial music, sublime surroundings and soothing climes of late winter, the soul traverses to an elevated sphere leaving one utterly relaxed. It is an experience that will create a lasting impression on the mind. To showcase the glorious traditions of Indian classical music, the Rajarani music festival was conceived by the department of Tourism in 2002.

The spectacular Rajarani Temple comes alive for three days with classical music as famous names perform within the precincts of this 11th-century architecture. The recitals are attended by musicians, music lovers, scholars and foreign tourists. The musical evenings are splendid with excellent performances by a great maestro of Indian Classical music creating an allegory of darbari Gayans (Musical performances in an Indian King’s Court) of an age-old histories.

The three-day program is scheduled to begin on January 18, 2017 and will conclude on January 20, 2017. Classical music lovers will enjoy the musical treat by eminent artists at the music festival

Padma Sri award winner and Hindustani Vocalist Ustad Rashid Khan of the Rampur-Sahaswan Gharana will perform on the opening day. Rupak Kumar Parida a well-known soloist and accompanist of many prominent Odissi dancers and Pt Debendra Narayan Satpathy, a renowned Hindustani vocalist from the Gwalior Gharana will perform during the three music festival.

Grammy-winner Hindustani classical music instrumentalist Vishwa Mohan Bhatt, also known as V. M. Bhatt will play the Mohan Veena (slide guitar) on the opening day of the Music festival in the backdrop of the 11th century Rajarani Temple.

Famous playback and Hindustani classical singer Suresh Wadkar and conferred with Sangeet Natak Akademi Fellowship N. Rajam an Indian violinist who performs Hindustani classical music will enthrall the audience in the Rajarani festival.