May 25, 2022

The Music Academy announces awards for three years

The Music Academy has announced Sangita Kalanidhi, Sangita Kala Acharya, TTK Award for Excellence for the years 2020, 2021 and 2022. Since the physical festival could not be conducted in the last two years because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the awards for those years also have been announced.

The Sangita Kalanidhi awards will be presented to senior musician Neyveli R. Santhanagopalan (2020), mridangam vidwan Tiruvarur Bhakthavatsalam (2021) and the violinists duo Lalgudi G.J.R Krishnan and his sister Lalgudi Vijayalakshmi (2022)

The Sangita Kala Acharya award will go to Nagaswaram vidwan Kizhvelur G. Ganesan (2020), vocalist and musicologist Ritha Rajan (2021) and musicologist Vainika R.S. Jayalakshmi (2022).

The TTK award recipients are vocalist Thamarakkad Govindan Namboothiri (2020), mridhangam and jalatarangam vidwan Nemani Somayajulu (2021) and kanjira artist A.V. Anand (2022). Musicologist award for 2022 goes to V. Premalatha.

The Nritya Kalanidhi awardees are Rama Vaidhyanathan (2020), Narthaki Nataraj (2021) and Bragha Bessell (2022).

January 01, 2022

Sri Thyaga Brahma Gana Sabha - Isai Iyal Nataka Vizha 2021 - Jan 1 to 31, 2022

Sri Thyaga Brahma Gana Sabha hosts its annual Isai Iyal Nataka Vizha and Bharatham Festival from Jan 1, 2022 to Jan 31, 2022

Venue: Vani Mahal, GN Chetty Road, T, Nagar


Please click here for the schedule


December 20, 2021

Sri Parthasarathy Swami Sabha - Isai Vizha 2021 - Dec 23 to 29, 2021 and Jan 1 to 5, 2022

Venue:  VIDYA BHARATHI, 55,  Bheema Sena Garden Road, 

Mylapore, Chennai-600 004.   Phone: 24997269

With complete adherence to COVID Protocol

23-12-2021 to 29-12-2021 Lecture Demonstration Session
10 a.m. to 11.30 a.m.

Programme Details

23-12-2021  (Thursday)

10.00 a.m.    Lect. Demo. Adaptation of Hindustani Ragas Into Carnatic Music... And Vice-Versa By Dr. SRIRAM PARASURAM

3.30 p.m.      Devotional Concert by SIVASRI SKANDAPRASAD

5.00 p.m.      Vocal concert by SPOORTHI RAO  (Vocal), Sayee Rakshith (Violin), Kishore Ramesh (Mrudangam)

6.30 p.m. Chitravina N. RAVIKIRAN  (Chitravina), Akkarai Subhalakshmi  (Violin), Dr.  Umayalpuram K. Sivaraman (Mrudangam), Shree  Sundarkumar (Kanjira)

24-12-2021 (Friday)

10.00 a.m. Learning from past masters by R.K. SRIRAMKUMAR  with Disciples.

4.00 p.m.  PRINCE RAMA VARMA (Vocal), S. Varadarajan (Violin), B. Harikumar  (Mrudangam)

6.30 p.m. Nagai R. MURALIDHARAN & Nagai R. SRIRAM  (Violin Duet),  Thiruvarur Bakthavathsalam (Mrudangam), Tripunithura Radhakrishnan (Ghatam)

25-12-2021 (Saturday)

10.00 a.m. Lect. Demo.  Ideal approach of a Tunesmith or a Vaggeyakara by Dr. BABY SRIRAM, BHARAT SUNDAR and K.ARUNPRAKASH

4.00 p.m. JAYASHREE VAIDYANATHAN  (Vocal), Karaikal S Venkatasubramaniand (Violin), Kallidaikurichi S. Sivakumar,   (Mrudangam), D.V. Venkatasubramaniam (Ghatam)

6.30 p.m.  HYDERABAD BROTHERS D. Raghavachari & D. Seshachari (Vocal), B. Anantha Krishnan (Violin), Trivandrum Balaji (Mrudangam) 

26-12-2021 (Sunday)

10.00 a.m.  Lect. Demo. Life of Gopalakrishna Bharathi By  V. SRIRAM

3.30 p.m.  Dr. B. VIJAYAGOPAL (Flute),  Sumanth Manjunath (Violin), Sai Giridhar (Mrudangam), Trichy Krishnaswamy  (Ghatam)

6.30 p.m   SID. SRIRAM (Vocal),  Nagai Sriram (Violin),  Dr. Umayalpuram K. Sivaraman (Mrudangam),  S.Karthick (Ghatam) 

27-12-2021 (Monday)

10.00 a.m.  Lect. Demo. Role and impact of Sampradaya Bhajanai  on Carnatic Music - Udayalur KALYANARAMAN BAGAVATHAR

4.00 p.m. Tiruvarur S. GIRISH  (Vocal), V.V.S. Murari (Violin), Srimushnam V. Raja Rao ( Mrudangam) , B.S. Purushotham

6.30 p.m.  Neyveli R. SANTHANAGOPALAN (Vocal), Dr. M. Narmada (Violin),  Neyveli Narayanan (Mrudangam), S.Sunil Kumar (Kanjira)

28-12-2021 (Tuesday)

10.00 a.m.  Lect. Demo. Raganubhava - Raga aesthetics based on appropriate use of Gamakas , Anuswaras and more NAGAI MURALIDHARAN, R.S.JAYALAKSHMI and NEYVELI SANTHANAGOPALAN

4.00 p.m.   SANKARI KRISHNAN (Vocal),  Vittal Rangan (Violin),  Poongulam Subramanyam (Mrdangam)  S. Sunil Kumar (Kanjira)

6.30 p.m. M. BALAMURALIKRISHNA – Akkarai Subhalakshmi  (Violin), K.V. Prasad (Mrudangam), Anirudh Athreya (Kanjira)

29-12-2021 (Wednesday)

10.00 a.m. Lect. Demo. Structuring a Raga Alapana - Based on Bani or Composition or one's imagination- DELHI SUNDERRAJAN,  Dr. R.HEMALATHA and R. SURIYA PRAKASH

4.00 p.m. Sant Pravaham By SAVITHA SRIRAM, B. SUCHITRA  (Vocal), Karaikal S Venkatasubramanian  ( Violin),  Rohit Prasad (Mrudangam),  H Sivaramakrishnan (Ghatam)

6.30 p.m. Prof. VV SUBRAMANYAM & VVS MURARI (Violin Duet),  Thiruvarur Vaidyanathan (Mrudangam), K.V. Gopalakrishnan

1-1-2022  (Saturday)

4.00 p.m. Papanasam ASHOK RAMANI (Vocal), M.A. Sundareswaran (Violin), N.C. Bharadwaj (Mrudangam), Anirudh Athreya (Kanjira)

6.30 p.m. Dr. NITHYASHREE MAHADEVAN (Vocal), M.R. Gopinath (Violin), I. Sivakumar (Mrudangam), H. Sivaramakrishnan (Ghatam)

2-1-2022 ( Sunday )

4.00 p.m. SRIRANJANI SANTHANAGOPALAN (Vocal), Sayee Rakshith (Violin), Praveen Sparsh (Mrudangam), S. Sunil Kumar (Kanjira)

6.30 p.m.  Sikkil C. GURUCHARAN  (Vocal),  L. Ramakrishnan (Violin), Valangaiman K. Thiagarajan(Mridangam), B.S. Purushotham (Kanjira)

3-1-2022 ( Monday )

4.00 p.m. AKKARAI SISTERS  S.Subhalakshmi and S Sornalatha (Vocal), L. Ramakrishnan (Violin), Patri Sathish Kumar (Mrudangam), Giridhar Udupa (Ghatam)

6.30 p.m.  TRICHUR BROTHERS Srikrishna Mohan and Ramkumar Mohan (Vocal), H.N. Bhaskar (Violin) – Trichur R Mohan (Mrudangam), Trichy Murali (Ghatam)

4-1-2022 ( Tuesday )

4.00 p.m. AMRITHA MURALI (Vocal), Vittal Rangan (Violin), Delhi Sairam (Mrudangam), Chandrasekara Sharma (Ghatam)

6.30 p.m.  N. VIJAY SIVA  (Vocal), B.U. Ganesh Prasad (Violin), Dr. Trichy Sankaran (Mrudangam), K.V. Gopalakrishnan (Kanjira)

5-1-2022 ( Wednesday )

4.00 p.m.  RAJHESH VAIDHYA  (Veena), Malavika Rajhesh (Veena Support), Mohanaraman (Mrudangam), Praveen Narayan (Tabla), Saihari (Ghatam)

6.30 p.m.  S. SAKETHARAMAN (Vocal), S. Varadarajan (Violin), Patri Sathish Kumar  (Mrudangam), B.S. Purushotham (Kanjira)

Programmes Subject to change without Notice

4.00 p.m. and 6.30 p.m. programmes Admission by Tickets

COVID-19 Protocols strictly applicable


December 15, 2021

Ekaantha Sangeetha Seva - Dec 17, 2021 to Jan. 17, 2022

VVS Foundation and Raghavendra Swami Mutt, Mylapore host Ekaantha Sangeetha Seva, in traditional ambience - with oil lamps around and without any electrical lights or amplifications during Margazhi.

The musical offerings by artists happen between 6 am and 7 am daily.

Venue: Srikara Anjaneya Raghavendra Swami Sannidhanam, 8, Salai Street (near RR Sabha), Mylapore.

The schedule:

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December 13, 2021

Carnatica Global Heritage Arts Fest - Dec. 16 to 26, 2021

Yet another 'season' series live at a venue. Carnatica is hosting its Global Heritage Arts Fest at its usual December venue at Sri Sankara Vidyashramam school, 3rd Main Road, Tiruvanmiyur.

For tickets: https://www.tikkl.com/impl-carnatica

Schedule: 




December 03, 2021

The Mylapore Fine Arts Club Art Festival - Dec 17, 2021 to Jan. 01, 2022

The 70th year Art Festival of The Mylapore Fine Arts Club will be held at its auditorium from Dec. 17, 2021 to Jan. 1, 2022.

All Covid rules to be adhered to.

The concerts are ticketed. The season tickets will be available at the venue from Dec. 5, 2021

The schedule and tickets - https://www.mdnd.in/seasontickets/4