This year the Dover Lane Music Conference started on 22nd January'2018 and continued upto morning of 26th January'2018. All were night long sessions. The 66th session was dedicated to the memories of three eminent Indian Classical music maestros, Vidushi Girija Devi, Pt. Subrata Roy Chaudhury and Vidushi Kishori Amonkar. All these artistes left us in 2017. The last night was dedicated to the memories of Kallol Basu and Sunil Mukherjee, both were associated deeply with the organisation. The inauguration of the 66th Annual Music Soiree took place on 22nd January,2018.
Before the inaugural ceremony, a prolific shenai recital was rendered by Pt. Rajendra Prasanna along with his group as a curtain raiser of much ambitious 66th Annual Conference.The inaugural lamp was lit up by Pt. Chhannulal Mishra. Eminent guests were also present on the dais, Janab Firhad Hakim, Honourable Minister Govt. of West Bengal were also present.
Sangeet Samman Award'2018
Annual Sangeet Samman Award 2018 was conferred on Pt. Chhannulal Mishra.
Talent Search Contest-Awards
The inaugural ceremony was followed by prize distribution to the successful contestants of the annual talent search contest being organized by The Dover Lane Music Conference & The Dover Lane Music Academy.