Esplanade Presents


Colours of Spring

Swarali Parasnis
Accompanists: Sachin Bhide and Jasraj Shintre

26 Nov 2022, Sat, 7.15pm


(Intermission: None)

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The performance will consist of five pieces in three raagas:

Performed in Raag Khamaaj

Koyaliya Kuk Sunave is a bandish (composition that tells the story of the longing of the Naayika (heroine) waiting for her beloved as she listens to the musical cooing of the birds in the spring season.

Tarana is a bandish followed by a tarana, set to Dhrut Teentaal (a fast-paced rhythm) withinvolves complex bols that enhance the rhythmic musicality of the piece.


Performed in Raag Kaafi

Aaye Khelan Holi is a composition set to taal Dhamaar, where the scene of Holi played by Krishna and the Gopikas is portrayed. Raag Kaafi creates the atmosphere of Shringaar beautifully and paints the scene vividly in front of our eyes.

Chando Chhando Chhaila Mori Baiya tells the story of playful banter between the Naayika and her beloved Krishna. The fast pace and the notes in this raag bring about a very distinct change in mood from the previous sombre piece to create a fun-filled mischievous atmosphere.


Performed in Raag Bhairavi

Karana Mori Laagi is yet another beautiful composition exploring the conversations between the Naayika and her beloved Kanhaa. A different nuance in their romance can be experienced through the beautiful raag Bhairavi.

Language: Hindi
Things to Note:
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Artist Information

Swarali Parasnis

Swarali Parasnis has been studying Hindustani Classical Music for the past eight years in the Agra Gharana under the guidance of guru Shri Ravindra Parchure from Singapore Temple of Fine Arts (TFA).


Music has been a part of her family since she was young and this has helped cultivate her interest in music. She has performed in many ensembles and cultural shows during her time in Singapore. She has been a member of the NUS Indian Instrumental Ensemble (NUS IIE) from 2019 where she had the opportunity to perform in many NUS cultural festivals, NUS IIE concerts and external events. A highlight of the NUS IIE experience was performing in two annual IIE concerts as a lead Hindustani Vocalist. She has also performed in Maharashtra Mandal Singapore and Temple of Fine Arts solo stage performances, notably in the Guru Purnima gatherings of her Guru.

Sachin Bhide

Sachine Bhide learned tabla initially in India from the late Shri Khandekar and Ustad Gulam Rasul Khan, and is now continuing his journey in Singapore at Temple of Fine Arts (TFA) under Shri Nawaz Mirajkar.


Sachin Ji has accompanied many renowned artists in India and Singapore and has also been a part of many productions of TFA including Damru, Taal express, Stree, Antaragni and Bhumi pranam.

Jasraj Shintre

Jasraj Shintre is a self-taught musician who plays quite a few instruments, all thanks to the musical genes that he gets from his classically trained family. His ears were trained in classical music right from his childhood listening to his parents and grandparents do their Riyaz (practice). An investment banker by profession currently working with Standard chartered, he skilfully manages to strike a balance between his career and his passion for music.


He has accompanied many renowned vocalists on the harmonium, to name a few:


Pt Arun Kashalkar in a concert arranged by Maharashtra Mandal Singapore and Singapore Arts Circle, Pandita Mala Ramadorai in two Indian classical concerts—one for the TCS Singapore event and another for Indian High Commission in Singapore—Shri Mahesh Kale in a concert arranged by Maharashtra Mandal Singapore and Singapore Arts Circle, Shri Ravindra Parchure in a series of concerts, Shri Kumar Mardur in a concert arranged by SIFAS (Singapore Indian Fine Arts Society) in 2012, Madhuwanti Bhide in a concert arranged by SIFAS (Singapore Indian Fine Arts Society) and Saylee Talwalkar in a concert arranged by Singapore Classical Music Circle.

Date & Time

26 Nov 2022, Sat


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