Kansas City Music Lovers Enchanted by Pandit Ronu Majumdar’s Mesmerizing Flute Concert

Kansas City Music Lovers Enchanted by Pandit Ronu Majumdar’s Mesmerizing Flute Concert

Kansas City, June 8th 2024 – The Kansas City music community, under the banner of the Association of Bengalis Kansas City Sangam, was honored to host the legendary flute maestro Pandit Ronu Majumdar. The highly anticipated concert took place at Goppert Theatre, Avila University, and was an unforgettable evening filled with divine melodies and soulful performances.

Panditji commenced the evening with a beautiful composition in Raga Saraswati, captivating the audience from the first note. Performing alongside him was his son, Hrishikesh, a role model for the younger generation pursuing Indian classical music. The concert also featured compositions in Ragas Khamaj and Kedar, showcasing the depth and versatility of Panditji’s musicianship. Accompanying them on the tabla was the immensely talented Subhajyoti Guha, whose rhythms perfectly complemented the enchanting flute.

Panditji imparted wisdom to the audience, saying, “It is not important how well or how fast you are playing. How sensibly you are playing makes you a great musician.”

The second half of the concert explored different genres of Indian music, including Rabindra sangeet, Bhatiyali, Kirtan, and folk. Panditji shared his rich musical journey, recalling his collaborations with the legendary Bollywood music composer and singer R. D. Burman. He dedicated a part of the concert to songs from their time together, with local percussion artist Siddharth Choudhury joining on Cajon and other percussion instruments.

The evening concluded with a Marathi devotional song, Abhang, leaving the audience in awe. Throughout the two-and-a-half-hour event, Panditji entertained and engaged the audience with stories behind many of his great compositions, created alongside various legendary music composers.

The audience was completely enchanted and remained glued to their seats until the very end, mesmerized by the ethereal music. This concert was an extraordinary experience that will be cherished by all who witnessed it in person.