“Music fills the infinite between two souls”. This was music to Rabindranath Tagore. He once said ” music is the purest form of art and therefore the most direct expression of beauty with form and spirit which is one and simple, and least encumbered with anything extraneous. We seem to feel that the manifestation of the infinite in the finite forms of creation is music itself, silent and visible.”
Srabani Sen Music Academy celebrated it’s fifth annual concert on 13 November,2019 at P.C.Chandra Garden ( Gold Acres, Gate No 2 ) . The musical was titled ” Gaaner Sure Amar Mukti”. It was performed by the students of the academy under the baton of Srabani Sen. Sen said,” This musical presentation featured songs which speak about Gaan that is music, how Tagore used the word in his songs. It was about how music leads to God, freedom of soul, eternity. These songs have a divine spirit.”Songs like Gaaner Bhitor diye Jakhon Dekhi, Gaaner Bhelay Bela Obelay, Danriye Achho Tumi Amar Gaaner Opare, Ki Gabo Ami, Arup Tomar Bani, Gaaner Surer Asonkhani are worth a mention. The evening was started with the inaugural song Tumi Je Surer Agun Lagiye Dile Mor Prane rendered by eight hundred students of academy. Srabani Sen sang Tomari Jhornatolar Nirjone ( Solo ), Bojre Tomar Baje Banshi ( with teachers ).
On the other hand a musical dance drama Balmiki Pratibha was staged under the directorial baton of noted dancer Alokananda Roy. Eventually inmates of the Presidency correctional home took part into it. Tagore’s musical drama ‘Valmiki Pratibha’, which traces the transformation of Ratnakar from a dreaded dacoit to a holy sage, Valmiki, the creator of Ramayana. Tagore song exponent Sumitra Sen, Srikanta Acharya, noted singer Indrani Sen, Soumitra Chatterjee, ace choreographer Alokananda Roy and Srabani Sen graced the occasion.