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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Symphony Orchestra of India
Dvořák & Tchaikovsky: Jacek Kaspszyk (conductor) István Várdai (cello) Jacek Kaspszyk is the music and artistic director of the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra and has conducted several major orchestras throughout the world including the Berlin Philharmonic, Bayerischer Rundfunk, RSO Berlin, Orchestra de Paris, the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, and all the major London orchestras. István Várdai is the only cellist to have won both the International Cello Competition in Geneva and the ARD Competition in Munich, the two most important cello competitions. He has performed with renowned artistes such as András Schiff, Yuri Bashmet, Gidon Kremer and Mischa Maisky, among others. Jamshed Bhabha Theatre, Wednesday, September 13,  at 7:00 pm.

'Herbarium’ in its second season
The much lauded theater experience of having old classic plays revisited. Initiated by actor Sunil Barve five years ago, under the aegis of ‘Herbarium’ which was very popular, it will now begin its second season. This time around there will be five plays directed by the likes of Chandrakant Kulkarni, Pratima Kulkarni, Kedar Shinde, Vijay Kenkre and Mangesh Kadam. The first offering will be the Vyankatesh Madgulkar play ‘Pati Gele Ga Kathivadi’ directed by Vijay Kenkre on September 23 at the Prabodhan Thakre Auditorium, Borivali at 4:00 pm. The play stars Mrunmayee Godbole, Isha Keskar, Lalit Prabhakar and Abhijeet Khandkekar, among others.

Talented New Director
Young, talented and also known as a future hope, director Nipun Dharmadhikari and Everest Entertainment present Marathi Film ‘Baapjanma’ set for release on September 15, 2017, across the state. The announcement was made by Sanjay Chhabria of Everest Entertainment and Sumatilal Shah of Sixteen By Sixty Four Productions. The young and talented Nipun Dharmadhikari, today is a household name, especially amongst the younger generation, thanks to the huge following of his innovative concept of introducing Marathi Casting Couch.

Menaka Trophy for Nidhi S Prabhu
Talented Kathak exponent Nidhi S. Prabhu has bagged the prestigious Menaka Trophy for her outstanding performance at the 49th Youth festival organised by the Mumbai University. Nidhi is the disciple of Dr Manjiri Deo and Mukundraj Deo and is a student of Bedekar College in Thane. Nidhi has also won the Pandit Puluskar award and a scholarship from the Ministry of Culture, Government of India.

Mahurat of 'Krutant' held with a song recording
The mahurat of producer Mihir Shah, a motivational speaker, and the banner of Renrose Productions ‘Krutant’, a film directed by Datta Bhandare, was held with a song recording at the Ajivasan Studios. The song was sung by Hrishikesh Ranade with lyrics by Mandar Cholkar and tuned by Vijay Gavande. The film stars Sandeep Kulkarni, Suyog Gorhe, Sayali Patil and Vidya Karanjikar. The film will be shot at some exotic locales of Maharashtra.

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