Special Wednesday Recital by Guru Pandit Ajoy Chakrabarty
It is not always that the spiral inner staircase of ITC Sangeet Research Academy’s Aldeen Building teems with an eager audience. Nor are two classrooms, in addition to the Auditorium of the Academy, appropriated as annexe listening rooms with LED screens and chairs set up to complement the hall. All these things, and more, had to be done to accommodate the huge audience turn out at the Wednesday Recital on May 31. It was the evening Pt Ajoy Chakrabarty performed in his alma mater where he has now also been a Guru for three decades. He began his performance with a majestic Megh and followed it with delightful Bandishes in Nand. His Pilu in the latter part of the evening was emotionally rich. The evening came to an end with sonorous rendition of ‘Hari Om Tatsat’.