Legend has it that the royal family of Mewar has always appreciated and patronized classical music. Amongst several names are Rana Kumbha, Rana Sanga, Rana Raimal, Meera Bai, Rana Amar Singh I and Rana Raj Singh I of the yester years. It was in Mewar that a new genre of temple music known as ‘haveli sangeet’ found its way into the court of Mewar and set foundations for Dhrupad and Dhamaar Gayaki.
The legacy of classical music and Dhrupad per say has come a long way, witnessing new developments and picking up more and more connoisseurs enroute. Shriji Arvind Singh Mewar of Udaipur, the 76th Custodian of the House of Mewar prides himself in keeping the kindle alive. He is the Chairman and Managing Trustee of Maharana of Mewar Charitable Foundation and has been making innumerable successful efforts to keep the art, craft and music of Mewar alive on a global platform.
Symphony of Mewar, a royal collection of musical instruments is a tribute by Shriji to the Living Heritage of Mewar. The gallery stands amidst The Zenana Mahal, The City Palace, Udaipur. It will be an exclusive preview of the musical instruments that once belonged to the Maharanas of Mewar and created magical notes for the renowned music artists. An opportunity of a life-time and a beautiful example of passion, Symphony of Mewar shall raise its curtains on 20thMay 2013 for viewing.
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