Sonduru Sathsara Esraj concert in Sri Lanka
Sarath Kumarasinghe, a gifted son of Sri Lanka is holding his Sonduru
Sathsara Esraj instrumental musical concert at Bishops College
Auditorium, Colombo on December 16 at 7 pm with the distinguished
patronage of several dignitaries and prominent artistes Sri Lanka.
Renowned dancer Chandana Wickramasinghe and his Dancers Guild troupe
will provide dances and choreography for the concert.
Secretary to the President Lalith Weeratunga is expected to grace the
occasion as the chief guest.
Sarath Kumarasinghe has already held his Sonduru Sathsara concert in
Canada and USA. This is Sarath’s second concert in Sri Lanka. In 2007 he
held his maiden Esraj concert in Sri Lanka at the BMICH. The concert
comprises of a repertoire of immortal melodies originating from Sri
Lanka, India and the West augmented by dances and visual effects.
Esraj is a string instrument that produces a tone considered to be
the closes to the human voice. Its melodious expression of emotions
latent in the unfathomable depths of human mind such as sweet-sorrow of
parting, melancholy and piety is inimitable on any other instrument.
Sarath played Esraj when he was just twelve and continued classical
studies under Vishared H de S Jayasekera and at the Bhatkande University
of Music, Lucknow, India and follows the Bhatkande classical Indian
He has participated in numerous radio, television and stage
performances on classical and light music and contributed to musical
soundtracks of Sri Lankan movies including Pradeep Ratnayake’s musical
score in the Dr Lester James Peris’ Wekande Walauwa.
Sarath has released three Esraj Instrumental CDs and a concert DVD
to-date. Sarath Kumarasinghe lives in Toronto, Canada and performs to a
variety of audiences in Canada and USA on a regular basis. He is also a
renowned music tutor in Ontario. His website is www.sathsara.com.