Esplanade Presents


Romantic Tryst with Ragas

Accompanists: Sachin Bhide and Jasraj Shintre (Singapore)

27 Nov 2022, Sun, 7.15pm


(Intermission: None)

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The program presentation will include a traditional composition in the celebratory as well as romantic Raag 'Bihag' followed by a Tarana, or string of notes that progress unfettered from restrictions of a literal language. The performance shall then pave way to a Thumri – a semi-classical piece based on romantic-devotional literature expressing one’s yearning to be in unison with God.


Mask-wearing is optional. However, audiences are encouraged to continue to exercise responsibility and caution, such as wearing masks when in crowded places. No tickets will be issued. Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Language: Hindi
Things to Note:
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Artist Information

Alimpan Mukherjee

Hailing from Vishnupur Gharana – one of the richest musical Gurukuls of Hindustani Classical music – Alimpan grew up with music and started her formal musical journey under the tutelage of Guru Sri Ravindra Parchure from the Gwalior & Agra gharana. She has participated in several programs organized by TFA such as Krishna Kavya Katha(2010), Taal Express(2013), the Singapore Mid-Autumn festival(2016), Anthar Agni(2017), and delivered much- appreciated lecture- demonstration recital on afternoon ragas in Kalaa Utsavam(2017), one of the most prime festivals held in Singapore. She is also a recipient of SIFAS scholarship for winning the SIFAS-Zee TV-Sur Taal Sangam Talent time competition(2019). As part of Swarhythm she has collaborated with a very eclectic group of talented musicians of Singapore in various performances including projects organized under the aegis of the National Arts Council of Singapore. She also recently performed at the 125th Anniversary celebration of the Ramakrishna Mission at the Sarada Hall of their Singapore Chapter.

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.

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.

Date & Time

27 Nov 2022, Sun


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