December 07, 2016

Sabhas postpone concerts for a day or two

As a mark of tribute to the late Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, many sabhas have cancelled the concerts yesterday and today.

Some have rescheduled part of the festival to January 2017.
Brahma Gana Sabha and Narada Gana sabha's pre-music season concerts are cancelled till Dec. 8, 2016.

Kartik Fine Arts had cancelled its yesterday's concerts, but is going ahead with the concerts today. But, Gayathri Girish who was scheduled to sing yesterday will sing at 4.30 p.m. today followed by Sanjay Subrahmanyan at 6.45 p.m.

Margazhi Maha Utsavam at Youth Hostel Indira Nagar, Adyar will be held as per schedule. J.A. Jayanth's flute recital at 4.45 p.m. and Sikkil Gurucharan at 6.45 p.m.



Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan has also cancelled its concerts for today.

Mudhra's Anubhav Festival which was scheduled to be inaugurated on Dec. 6, 2016 stands postponed to January. It will be held from Jan. 4 to 8, 2017. The sabha's annual Fine Arts festival will however held as per schedule from Dec. 12, 2016 to Jan. 1, 2017

December 01, 2016

Watch Parivadini's concerts live online!

Parivadini's music series 2016 begins today.
Two days ago, the organisers had mentioned a change in today's concert. Shailesh Ramamurthy plays the flute in place of the duo flutists Heramba and Hemanatha.

Other talented artistes featured in this series are senior veena vidwan R Parthasarathy and young veena artiste Ramana Balachandran. Another young vidwan Injikudy Subramaniam's nadaswaram recital will have some specials for the rasikas.  T.N.S. Krishna, son and disciple of vidwan Madurai T.N. Seshagopalan is featured as the finale.

Parivadini recognises experts who are not performers, but aid great performances.
This year the Parlandu award is presented to U.V.K. Ramesh, a Ghatam maker from Manamadurai. Following the presentation of the award, 'Ghatam' Karthick talks on 'Appreciating the role of Ghatam, Khanjira and morsing in a concert'

What's more? All these concerts are live webcast by Parivadini.

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Global Heritage Music Fest 2016

Supported by Sri Sankara Vidhyashramam School in Tiruvanmiyur, Carnatica and Sri Parthasarathy Swami Sabha host a music festival every year at the school campus.

Venue: Sri Shankara Vidhyashramam Matric Hr. Sec. School, 3rd Main Road, Tiruvanmiyur, Chennai - 41

The concerts are open to all. For details, contact 94440 18629

Schedule:

Dec. 11, 2016 - Sunday
4.00 p.m. - Dr. Sudha Raja's Sargam Choir presents Mahakavi Subramanya Bharathi Symphony
5.00 p.m. - Baby Akshara Samskriti Iyer - Vocal
6.00 p.m. -  Prof. T.N. Krishnan - Violin

Dec. 12, 2016 - Monday
3.00 p.m. - Brindha Manickavasagan - Vocal
4.45 p.m. - Ramakrishnanmurthy - Vocal
7.00 p.m. - P.Unnikrishnan - Vocal

Dec. 13, 2016 - Tuesday
3.00 p.m. - Shanthi Suresh - Vocal
4.45 p.m. - Gayathri Venkataraghavan - Vocal
7.00 p.m. - Nithyasree Mahadevan

Dec. 14, 2016 - Wednesday
3.00 p.m. - Jayashree Jayaramakrishnan - Vocal
4.45 p.m. - Udayalur Kalyanarama Bhagavathar - Sampradaya Bhajanai
7.00 p.m. - Abhishek Raghuram - Vocal

Dec. 15, 2016 - Thursday
3.00 p.m. - Master Adith Murthy
4.45 p.m. - Neyveli Santhanagopalan - Vocal
7.00 p.m. - O.S. Arun - Vocal

Dec. 16, 2016 - Friday
3.00 p.m. - V. Krupaa Lakshmi - Vocal
4.45 p.m. - R. Vedavalli - Vocal
7.00 p.m. - UAA presents 'Kasethan Kadavulada' Drama by Y.Gee. Mahendran

Dec. 17, 2016 - Saturday
9.45 a.m. - Master Aditya Narayanan - Vocal
11.15 a.m. - Vidya Kalyanaraman - Vocal
1.30 p.m. - Bhargavi Balasubramaniam - Vocal
3.00 p.m. - Boston Brothers - Thejas Manjunath & Pranav Manjunath - Vocal
4.45 p.m. - Kunnakudi M. Balamuralikrishna - Vocal
7.00 p.m. - U.Ve. Dushyant Sridhar with Anahita & Apoorva Ravindran - Katha Kutcheri

Dec. 18, 2016 - Sunday
9.45 p.m. - S. Girijashankar - Vocal
11.15 a.m. - Vittal Ramamurthy & VVS Murari - Violin, Viola Duet
1.30 p.m. - Swetaranyam Sisters - Nithya & Vidya - Vocal
3.00 p.m. - Keerthana Shankar - Vocal
4.45 p.m. - Sriranjani Santhanagopalan - Vocal
7.00 p.m. - Koothabiran's Navbharath Theatre presents 'Kaleeswara Bhavanam' by N. Ratnam

Dec. 19, 2016 - Monday
3.00 p.m. - Sai Sisters - Kiran and Nivi - Vocal
4.45 p.m. - Akkarai Sisters Subhalakshmi & Sornalatha - Vocal
7.00 p.m. - Carnatica Brothers - K.N. Shashikiran & P. Ganesh - Vocal

Dec. 20, 2016 - Tuesday
3.00 p.m. - Guha Krishnaswamy & Rahul Guha - Vocal
4.45 p.m. - Nagai R Muralidharan & R. Sriram - Violin duet
7.00 p.m. - Trichur Brothers - Srikrishna Mohan and Ramkumar Mohan - Vocal

Dec. 21, 2016 - Wednesday
3.00 p.m. - Hariharan Ravi - Vocal
4.45 p.m. - Ashok Ramani - Vocal
7.00 p.m. - U. Rajesh - Mandolin

Dec. 22, 2016 - Thursday
3.00 p.m.- Prithi Narasimhan - Vocal
4.45 p.m. - V. Shankaranarayanan - Vocal
7.00 p.m. - Crazy Creations Presents Crazy Mohan & Madhu Balaji in 'Chocolate Krishna' - Drama

Dec. 23, 2016 - Friday
3.00 p.m. - Master Pranav Kikkeri - Vocal
4.45 p.m. - Dr. Pantula Rama - Vocal
7.00 p.m. - Rajhesh Vaidya (Veena)

Dec. 24, 2016 - Saturday
1.30 p.m. - Vijay Narayan - Vocal
3.00 p.m. - Shankar Ramani - Vocal
4.45 p.m. - Nirmala Rajasekar (Veena0
7.00 p.m. - United Visuals presents T.V. Varadharajan & team's 'Sri Thyagarajar' - Drama. Dialogue - VSV, Music- Bombay Jayashri, Direction - T.V. Varadharajan

Dec. 25, 2016 - Sunday
9.45 a.m. - Ranjani Sivakumar Siddareddy - Vocal
11.15 a.m. - T.K. Ramachandran IAS - Vocal
3.00 p.m. - Kolkata Padmavathi Saranathan - Vocal
4.45 p.m. - R. Suryaprakash -Vocal
7.00 p.m. - Madurai T.N. Seshagopalan - Harikatha 'Nadajyoti Muthuswami Dikshitar Charitram

Meenakshi Sundararajan Fine Arts Academy Fine Arts Festival 2016

As part of the cultural activities of Meenakshi College for Women, the Fine Arts Academy hosts a series of concerts during December every year since 2001.

The concerts are held at the KRS Auditorium at Meenakshi College for Women on Arcot Road, Kodambakkam, Chennai 24.

Schedule:

Dec. 5, 21016 - Monday
5.30 p.m. - Inauguration by N. Gopalaswami, former Chief Election Commissioner of India. Dr. Nalli Kuppuswami Chetti presides. Dr.K.S. Lakshmi, secretary, Meenakshi College for Women facilitates
6.00 p.m. - Sudha Ragunathan - Vocal

Dec. 6, 2016 - Tuesday
11.30 a.m. - Shreya Kolathaya - Vocal
6.00 p.m. - Nithyasree Mahadevan

Dec. 7, 2016 - Wednesday
11.30 a.m. - Swetha Balasubramanian - Vocal
6.00 a.m. - Trichur Brothers Srikrishna Mohan and Ramkumar Mohan - Vocal

Dec. 8, 2016 - Thursday
11.30 a.m.- N. Harish - Vocal
6.00 p.m. - Kunnakudi M Balamuralikrishna - Vocal

Dec. 9, 2016 - Friday
11.30 a.m. - Shyamala Venkateswaran - Vocal
6.00 p.m. - Vasundhara Rajagopal with Dr. Sudha Seshayyan - Isai Urai

Dec. 10, 2016 - Saturday
11.30 a.m. - Deepta Seshadri - Bharatanatyam
6.00 p.m. - Gayathri Girish - Vocal

Dec. 11, 2016 - Sunday
6.00 p.m. - Dushyanth Sridhar with Carnatica Brothers - K.N. Shashikiran & P. Ganesh - Katha Kutcheri

Dec. 12, 2016 - Monday
11.30 a.m. - M.R. Subramaniam - Vocal
6.00 p.m. - Mambalam Sisters - Vijayalakshmi and Chithra - Vocal

Dec. 13, 2016 - Tuesday
11.30 a.m. - S. Gokulakrishnan - Vocal
6.00 p.m. - Trichur V Ramachandran - Vocal

Dec. 14, 2016 - Wednesday
11.30 a.m. - Rajini Hariharan - Vocal
6.00 p.m. - S. Sowmya - Vocal

Dec. 15, 2015 - Thursday
11.30 a.m. - Srividya Sridharakumar - Vocal
6.00 p.m. - Sikkil C Gurucharan - Vocal

Dec. 16, 2016 - Friday
11.30 a.m. - Priya Krishnamurthy - Vocal
2.30 p.m. - Gayathri Chandrasekhar - Vocal
6.00 p.m. - Geetha Krishnamurthy - Veena

Dec. 17, 2016 - Saturday
11.30 a.m. - Karthik Raju - Vocal
2.30 p.m. - Dr. radha Bhaskar - Vocal
6.00 p.m. - Gayathri Venkataraghavan

Dec. 18, 2016 - Sunday
6.00 p.m. - A.K.C. Natarajan - Vocal

Dec. 19, 2016 - Monday
11.30 a.m. - Sruthi Bhat - Vocal
2.30 p.m. - S. Varsha - Bharatanatyam
6.00 p.m. - Papanasam Ashok Ramani - Vocal

Dec. 20, 2016 - Tuesday
11.30 a.m. - R. Vaishnavee - Bharatanatyam
2.30 p.m. -Divya Kasturi - Bharatanatyam
6.00 p.m. - Rajhesh Vaidhya - Veena

Dec. 21, 2016 - Wednesday
11.30 a.m. - Lalitha MOhan - Vocal
2.30 p.m. - Bharathi Thirumagan - Isai Perurai
6.00 p.m. - Dr. Subhashini Parthasarathy - Vocal

Dec. 22, 2016 - Thursday
11.30 a.m. - S. Aishwarya -Vocal
2.30 p.m. - Ramjhi's Isai Mazhalai
6.00 p.m. - Madurai T.N. Seshagopalan - Vocal

Dec. 23, 2016 - Friday
11.30 a.m. - Aishwarya Srinivas - Vocal

Music Academy Season Tickets sale on Dec. 2

It is the much awaited day for the music lovers when the Music Academy announces the issue of its season tickets.

In today's newspaper advertisement, The Music Academy has announced that the Season Ticket sale will begin at 9 a.m. on Dec. 2, 2106.

In the past years, rasikas started queueing up at the Academy as early as 4 a.m. The organisers issued tokens and provided seating arrangements too.

There are a few dos and don'ts though.
Rasikas either going in person or sending their representatives should bring their photo identity cards like Driving Licence, Voter ID or Aadhar Card or send these through the representatives along with a proper authorization letter, says the Academy's advert.

Rates for season tickets are Rs.15600, Rs.13300, Rs. 5200 and Rs. 1800.
All Credit / Debit cards would be accepted and only new currency notes of Rs. 1000 and Rs. 500 will be accepted. Also, the refund of change below Rs. 1000 will be issued in cheque, after Dec. 10, 2016!

But, isn't time all sabhas facilitate online ticket sale for other than their members?

November 30, 2016

Thamizh Isai Sangam - Music Festival 2016

For the past 73 years, the Thamizh Isai Sangam has been hosting a music festival in December, promoting exclusively the Thamizh compositions. Top artistes perform at this festival.

Venue: Raja Annamalai Manram, Esplanade Road, Chennai 108

Schedule:

Dec. 21, 2016 - Wednesday
4.00 p.m. - Thiruvidaimarudur P.S.V. Raja - Nadaswaram
7.00 p.m. - Dr. Seerkazhi G. Sivachidambaram - Vocal

Dec. 22, 2016 - Thursday
10.00 a.m. - Thamizharasan Theatres present 'Thirumoolar' - Drama
2.45 p.m. - Pazhani P. Shanmukasundara Desikar & Venkatesa Desikar - Thirumurai isai
5.00 p.m. - T.K.S. Kalaivanan - Vocal
7.00 p.m. - Mahathi - Vocal

Dec. 23, 2016 - Friday
8.30 a.m. - P. Valli - Thirumurai isai
2.30 p.m. - T.R.S. Jagannathan - Divyaprabandha isai
3.45 p.m. - Thiruppanandal Muthukandasamy Desikar - Thirumurai Isai
5.00 p.m. - Saroja Vaidyanathan - Bharathanatyam
7.00 p.m. - Seshampatti Sivalingam - Nadaswaram

Dec. 24, 2016 - Saturday
8.30 a.m. - Dharmapuram Gnanaprakasam - Thirumurai Isai
2.45 p.m. - Mayilai Sargurunathan - Thirumurai Isai
5.00 p.m. - Revathy Krishna - Veena
7.00 p.m. - A.Kanyakumari -Violin Solo

Dec. 25, 2016 - Sunday
8.30 a.m. - Karur Kumarasaminathan - Thirumurai Isai
2.45 p.m. - Chidambaram Sundar Odhuvar - Thirumurai Isai
6.00 p.m. - M.S.V. Troupe - Light Music

Dec. 26, 2016 - Monday
10.00 a.m. - Students of Thamizh Isai College - Bharathanatyam
2.30 p.m. - Gnanananda Namasankeerthana Mandali - Devotional Music
3.45 p.m. - Sushma Somasekar - Vocal
5.00 p.m. - Sikkil Gurucharan - Vocal
7.00 p.m. - Padma Subrahmanyam - Bharatanatyam

Dec. 27, 2016- Tuesday
10.00 a.m. - Students of Thamizh Isai College - Vocal
2.30 p.m. - Students of Thamizh Isai College - Nadaswaram
3.45 p.m. - Sahana samraj - Vocal
5.00 p.m. - London Yogeswaran - Vocal
7.00 p.m. - Nithyasree Mahadevan - Vocal

Dec. 28, 2016 - Wednesday
10.00 a.m. - SRGS Mohandas - Nadaswaram
3.45 p.m. - Ramnath Venkat Bhagavath - Vocal
5.00 p.m. - M. Narmadha - Violin Solo
7.00 p.m. - K.J. Yesudas - Vocal

Dec. 29, 2016 - Thursday
10.00 a.m. - Students of Madurai Thamizh Isai Sangam - Vocal
3.45 p.m.- M.S.Martin - Keyboard
5.00 p.m. - Pushpavanam Kuppuswamy - Folk music
7.00 p.m. - Sanjay Subrahmanyan - Vocal

Dec. 30, 2016 - Friday
10.00 a.m. - Aishwarya Srinivas - Vocal
3.45 p.m. - Aishwarya - Vocal
5.00 p.m. - Jayashri Vaidyanathan - Vocal
7.00 p.m. - Aruna Sairam - Vocal

Dec. 31, 2016 - Saturday
10.00 a.m. - Kausalya Sivakumar - Musical discourse
2.30 p.m. - T. Kalaimagan - Vocal
3.45 p.m. - Hyderabad Siva - Vocal
5.00 p.m. - Lathangi Jayamohan - Vocal
7.00 p.m. - Sudha Ragunathan - Vocal

Jan. 1. 2017 - Sunday
10.00 a.m. - Thirukkadaiyur Murali - Nadaswaram
5.00 p.m. - Vijayalakshmi Subramaniam - Vocal
7.00 p.m. - Krishnakumari Narendran - Bharathanatyam