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July 2023

Pandit Vijay Koparkar

July 16, 2023 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

IMS is proud to present a concert of Hindustani Vocal by PT Vijay Koparkar. He started his musical training at the age of eight under Madhusudan and Sudhatai Patwardhan for 8 years. This was followed by training under renowned artist of yesteryear, Vasantrao Deshpande for five years and then under Pandit Jitendra Abhisheki Ji for seven years. He has learnt from other vocalists, such as Balasaheb Poochwale. He is an A-Graded Artist of All India Radio and TV and has…

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August 2023

Dhananjay Hegde

August 5, 2023 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cullen Hall, University of St. Thomas, 3800 Montrose Blvd
Houston, TX 77006 United States
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IMS is proud to present another young stalwart of Kirana Gharana accompanied by younger generation accompanists Date: August 5, 2023 Venue: Cullen Hall, Univ of St Thomas Dhananjay Hegde, A child prodigy, is a name to reckon with, in the Hindustani music field. He is disciple of Pt. Vinayak Torvi and Pt. Venkatesh Kumar. He has performed in major prestigious music festivals like Sawai Gandharva Bhimsen Music festival Pune, Tansen festival Gwalior, Swar Samrat festival Kolkata, Kesarbai Kerkar Sangeet Samaroh…

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October 2023

Pt. Raghunandan Panshikar

October 1, 2023 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Raghunandan Ji began his formal training at the age of 11 years under the tutelage of the late Pandit Vasantrao Kulkarni. Later, he commenced training under the Doyan of the Jaipur-Atrauli gharana, - Gaan Saraswati Smt. Kishori Amonkar Ji who was awarded the most prestigious Sangeet Nayak Research Academy Award along with Padma Vibhushan for her contribution to Hindustani Classical Music. During this time, Raghunandan was also fortunate to learn from Kishori-ji's mother and guru, the late Gaan Tapaswini Smt.…

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Pt. Yogesh Samsi

October 7, 2023 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

FATHER-SON JUGALBANDI OF TABLA AND WESTERN DRUMS. Date:  October 7 (Saturday)  Venue: Sri Krishna Vrundavan Auditorium, 10251 Synott Road, Houston Time: 5 Pm - 7PM PT Yogesh Sami The son of the renowned vocalist Pandit Dinkar Kaikini and Shashikala Kaikini, Yogesh Ji was initiated into tabla by his father at the tender age of four under PT Taranath. Later he received intensive guidance for 25 years under one of the Greatest Tabla Maesrtos  Ustaad Allah Rakha Saheb, maturing into one…

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November 2023

Local Artists Concert

November 4, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

IMS is proud to present season finale of Local Artists Series which will be a FREE Concert in two consecutive days. All the presenters are Paid Members of IMS and  all of them are Classically Trained. There is so much talent among our members that we could have week long concerts by our members. Due to time limitation, IMS Board has chosen 6 members to include senior and junior artists to present 45 minutes to 1 hour long solo that…

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March 2024

Sitar Recital with Tabla by Father and son: Pandit Nayan Ghosh on Sitar

March 2 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

IMS is proud to host our first concert of 2024 with Pandit Nayan Ghosh (son of legendary Pt. Nikhil Ghosh, Recipient of Sangeet Narak Academy Award) on Sitar and his son Ishan Ghosh on Tabla. Concert Details: Date: March 2nd (Saturday) TIime: 5PM to 8PM Venue: Cullen Hall, Univ of St. Thomas This will be Free concert for IMS members. If you are not a Member the Individual ticket will be $25. The tickets will be available at IMS website. If you wish to…

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April 2024

Vocal Recital By Manjusha Kulkarni Patil

April 6 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

IMS is proud to announce the Vocal Recital of Vidhushi Manjusha Kulkarni Patil on Saturday April 6  from 5 pm to 8 pm at SKV Auditorium on 10251 Synott Road. Vidushi Manjusha Kulkarni-Patil was born in the Maharashtra village of Sangli, famous for producing superb musicians. She has been trained in the gurukul tradition with Late Sangeet Acharya Pt. D.V. Kanebua in Agra and Gwalior gharana. She received further guidance from Dr. Vikas Kashalkar and is currently honing her advanced skills under…

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May 2024

Vocal Recital By Omkar Dadarkar

May 4 @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm

OMKAR DADARKAR When globalization is firmly gripping the world making most of the modern society involved in material gold-rush, very few persons maintain their originality and tradition. Omkar Dadarkar is one of them. Born in Mumbai, he was enthused by his parents, both being Marathi Natya-Sangeet performers, and took his initial training under Dr. Ram Deshpande As the nephew and shishya of the legendary vocalist Padmashri Manik Verma, Omkar was fortunate enough to get taleem from her. After that he…

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June 2024

Jugalbandi of Flute and Violin

June 15 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Houston Durga Bari Society, 13944 Schiller Rd
Houston, TX 77082 United States
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PT. Praveen Godkindi: (Flute) Born in a family of musicians, music is a divine blessing to Pravin Ji. He is fortunate to have his father Pandit VENKATESH GODKHINDI, an eminent vocalist and Bansuri artiste of the country from Dhrawad, as his first and only Guru for Flute. Pravin Ji gave his first public concert at the age of 6 years and held the audience spellbound. His quest for deeper knowledge about LAYAKAARI brought him to his Guru, Vidwan ANOOR ANANTH…

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Vocal Recital By Ustad Waseem Ahmad Khan

June 29 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Ustaad WASEEM AHMED KHAN Waseem Ahmed Khan is an exponent of the Agra Gharana, and is the sole living direct descendent of this major style that has existed in India since the 13th century. The Agra style is heavily influenced by the dhrupad gayaki (vocalisation). During the 19th century, it embraced influences of the ‘khayal,’ (literally meaning imagination), a lighter form of Persian music and underwent some changes. This amalgamation of dhrupad and khayal coupled with distinctive vocal styles lent by…

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