Revati’s performances have been well
appreciated by audiences as well as dignitaries like Pt.Manik Bhide, Pt.
Yeshwantbua Joshi, Pt.Sharad Sathe, Pt.V.R.Athavle, Pt.Naraynrao Bodas,
Pt.Suhas Vyas. Apart from private concerts, she has staged many performances,
few which are mentioned below
Adhyasan and Yeshwantrao Memorial, Mumbai
Sangeet Vidyalay, Dharwar
for Bharat ratna Pt.Bhimsen Joshi, Swararadhana trust, Hubli
Abhisheki Tarangini Pratishtan, Goa
Kalyan-Bhairav Mahotsav, Mangalore
Maharashtra Mandal, Allahabad
International Center, New Delhi
Raghavendra Swami Mutt, Mantralayam
She has also participated in thematic
Barase Badariya – Concert based on the theme of Varsha ritu
Roop pahata Lochani – a devotional music programme
AS A COMPOSER
Compositions in raag sangeet
Revati has also taken to composing and has
few compositions in khyal music. These include a range of bandishes, taranas,
trivat, sargam-geet and chaturang. Her compositions in classical music have
been appreciated by experts in this field.
She has also presented a programme titled,‘Santbaani’,
which include the works of Kabir, Surdas, Meera, Khusro, Sahjobai, Ravidas and
Hanumanprasad Poddar. She has composed the music for these bhajans and has
rendered voice for the same. The encouraging response for this program resulted in the recording of these bhajans in the album titled- Santbaani, which was released by Smt.Shubha Mudgal in 2014.
Both the above programmes were performed by
children between the ages 5 to 15. The aim of these concerts was to promote
love and interest in Hindustani classical music among children.
Raag ek rang
anek was a programme based on
classical music and classical based
light music. This was held with the intention that the common man may get
acquainted with classical music.
Tapasya-. is an annual event held every
year on 8th March to mark international woman’s day. Seldom do we
find an event that specially focuses and recognizes the role of the woman
behind the success of a musician. It is in this context that, Revati conceived of felicitating such women who have always stood
behind their family, unrecognized. Tapasyaa is a humble attempt to express gratitude to every such woman.
was an event based on Holi; which was a combination of traditional bandishes and
some composed by Dr.Kamat.
Santbaani-- was an event based on the devotional compositions
by different saints of North India. She has composed and sung the bhajans for
Swarangan-the chhotekhani mehfil - has been instrumental in organizing
this series of house concerts for upcoming musicians along with Bharat Kamat
- Aarambh... the beginning of a musical journey', is a very comprehensive project comprising of a book and cd meant especially for introducing and developing taste for classical music among children. This is a story of a young girl, Sai, who discovers music in a unique way and gets interested in it. The story that begins from the basics of sound to the swar and laya in Indian music is engaging for children since it attempts to elucidate musical concepts through their association with quotidian, familiar concepts. The musical journey of Sai and her friends through games promises to make learning music a very interesting process.
The story, and the compositions are by Dr.Revati herself. The cd includes 50 alankaars- that is the basic swar
exercises as well as 13 compositions which include only sargam geets, taranas, trivats and a tabla geet. As none of the compositions have any words, the listener and the student can enjoy the freedom of self expression while rendering them. Even though the project is basically meant for children from seven and above, anyone who wishes to get introduced to Indian classical music can find it helpful. Besides, the compositions can be improvised also by professional musicians and dancers.
There are many students in Pune and a few
abroad who are learning from her. Revati aids her training with audio-visual
sessions and occasionally, a few workshops.