Bengal Classical Music Festival is the world’s largest classical music festival in terms of number of performers on a single stage, audience capacity and duration. Bengal Foundation is proud to present the fifth edition of the Bengal Classical Music Festival, commencing on November 24, 2016 through November 28 from 7 PM to 5 AM at the Dhaka Army Stadium. As always, different genres of sub-continental classical music and dance will be presented to the public on these nights. . Over the last four years, the festival has become globally recognised as the greatest of its kind in terms of quality and magnitude. The five-day long festival this year is dedicated to the memory of versatile author and our dear friend Syed Shamsul Haq (1935-2016). In light of recent events, there was some uncertainty whether it would be feasible to organised a festival of such proportions at this time. However, recognizing the significance and prestige of a national classical music event, the Government organised an inter-ministerial meeting last month where different government bodies expressed keen interest and guaranteed their support for our effort. Our ultimate source of encouragement is of course the general public, whose active encouragement finally emboldened us to launch the fifth Bengal Classical Music Festival.