November 24, 2017

Meenakshi Sundararajan Fine Arts Academy Arts Festival 2017

The 16th year of Fine Arts Festival of Meenakshi Sundararajan Fine Arts Academy, a part of cultural activities of Meenakshi College for Women will be held from Dec. 5 to 23, 2017

Venue : Meenakshi College for Women, KRS Auditorium, 363, Arcot Road, Kodambakkam, Chennai-600 024

The Schedule:

Dec. 5, 2017 - Tuesday
5.30 p.m. - Inauguration
6.00 p.m. - Nisha Rajagopalan (Vocal)

Dec. 6, 2017 - Wednesday
11.30 a.m. - R. Sashaank (Mandolin)
6.00 p.m. - Gayathri Venkataraghavan (Vocal)

Dec. 7, 2017 - Thursday
11.30 a.m. - Swetha Balasubramanian (Vocal)
6.00 p.m. -  Sikkil C. Gurucharan (Vocal)

Dec. 8, 2017 - Friday
11.30 a.m. - Gayathri Chandrasekhar (Vocal)
6.00 p.m. - Rajhesh Vaidhya (Veena)

Dec. 9, 2017 - Saturday
11.30 a.m. - Jayashri Vaidyanathan (Vocal)
6.00 p.m. - Ramakrishnan Murthy (Vocal)

Dec. 10, 2017 - Sunday
6.00 p.m. - Trichur Sri.V. Ramachandran (Vocal)

Dec. 11, 2017 - Monday
11.30 a.m. - S. Gokula Krishnan (Vocal)
6.00 p.m. - Amritha Murali (Vocal)

Dec. 12, 2017 - Tuesday
11.30 a.m. - Srividya Sridharakumar (Vocal)
6.00 p.m. - A.K.C. Natarajan (Clarionet)

Dec. 13, 2017 - Wednesday
11.30 a.m. - Priya Krishnamurthy (Vocal)
6.00 p.m. - Dr. S. Sowmya (Vocal)

Dec. 14, 2017 - Thursday
11.30 a.m. - Shreya Kolathaya (Vocal)
6.00 p.m. - Dr. Subhashini Parthasarathy (Vocal)

Dec. 15, 2017 - Friday
11.30 a.m. - M.R. Subramaniam (Vocal)
6.00 p.m. - Geetha Krishnamurthy (Veena)

Dec. 16, 2017 - Saturday
11.30 a.m. - Bhavani Natarajan (Vocal)
6.00 p.m. Bangalore Subhalakshmi Krishnamoorthy (Vocal)

Dec. 17, 2017 - Sunday
6.00 p.m. - Barath Sundar (Vocal)

Dec. 18, 2017 - Monday
11.30 a.m. - Bharathi Thirumagan (Isai Perurai)
6.00 p.m. - Gayathri Girish (Vocal)

Dec. 19, 2017 - Tuesday
11.30 a.m. - Aishwarya & Saundarya (Vocal)
6.00 p.m. - Sriranjani Santhanagopalan (Vocal)

Dec. 20, 2017 - Wednesday
11.30 a.m. - Madhubala Rajkoomar (Bharatanatyam)
6.00 p.m. - Madurai T.N. Seshagopalan (Vocal)

Dec. 21, 2017 - Thursday
11.30 a.m. - N. Harish (Vocal)
6.00 p.m. - Vasundhara Rajagopalan (Vocal)

Dec. 22, 2017 - Friday
11.30 a.m. - R. Rathipriya (Vocal)
6.00 p.m. - Gayathri Krishnaveni Lakshmanan & Krishnadhwani School of Natya Bharatanatyam (Bharatanatyam)

Dec. 23, 2017 - Saturday
11.30 a.m. - Thematic Bharatanatyam Presentation 'MAHAKAVI'  By Sri Lasya Priya Sschool Of Bharatanatyam ( Disciples of Guru Sreedevi Priya Sriram)


Narada Gana Sabha - Pre-Music Festival 2017

One of the premier organisations, Narada Gaba Sabha hosts a long 'December Season'  and their schedule includes music, dance and drama on stage.
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The festival has two parts to it. A series of pre-music festival concerts hosted in the Mini Hall of the campus from Dec. 1 to 13, 2017 and the main festival from Dec. 14, 2017 to Jan. 1, 2018.

Venue: Narada Gana Sabha, 314, T.T.K. Road, Alwarpet, Chennai - 600 018

Pre Music Festival Schedule:
(Narada Gana Sabha Mini Hall) - Free admission

Dec. 1, 2017 - Friday
4.15 p.m. - G. Ramanathan (Saxophone), V. Suresh Babu (Violin), B. Vijay Natesan (Mridangam), Harihara Subramaniyan (Ghatam)
6.30 p.m. - Chinmaya Sisters - Uma & Radhika (Vocal), B. Ananthakrishnan (Violin), Trivandrum V. Balaji (Mridangam), N. Sundar (Morsing)

Dec. 2, 2017 - Saturday
4.15 p.m. - Dr. Rajshri Ramakrishna (Veena), Umayalpuram Mali (Mridangam). N. Rajaram (Ghatam)
6.30 p.m. - Dr. Sumathi Krishnan (Vocal), Melakaveri K. Thyagarajan (Vioilin), B. Ganapathiraman (Mridangam), Trivandrum D. Rajagopal (Kanjira)

Dec. 3, 2017 - Sunday
4.15 p.m. - D. Vamsikrishna (Vocal), Durai S. Srinivasan (Violin), Burra Sriram (Mridangam)
6.30 p.m. - Calcutta Sisters - Kala & Chitra (Vocal), Melakaveri K. Thyagarajan (Vioilin), Kallidaikurichi Sivakumar (Mridangam)

Dec. 4, 2017 - Monday
4.15 p.m. - Lakshmi Sriram (Vocal), Padma Sankar (Violin), Kumbakonam Swaminathan (Mridangam)
6.30 p.m. - Dr. Padma Sugavanam (Vocal), Vittal Ramamurthy (Violin), J. Vaidyanathan (Mridangam),S. Sunil Kumar (Kanjira)

Dec. 5, 2017 - Tuesday
4.15 p.m. - Dr. M. Narmadha (Violin Solo), Nellai Balaji (Mridangam), S. Sunil Kumar (Kanjira)
6.30 p.m. - Dr. Prameela Gurumurthy (Vocal),Pakala Ramadas (Violin), Ramiah Vittal (Mridangam), D.V. Venkatasubramaniam (Ghatam)

Dec. 6, 2017 - Wednesday
4.15 p.m. - T. Kalaimagan (Vocal), Durai S. Srinivasan (Violin), Sai Raghavan (Mridangam)
6.30 p.m. - C.R. Vaidyanathan (Vocal). V.V. Ravi (Violin), Mannargudi Easwaran (Mridangam), Nerkunam S. Sankar (Kanjira)

Dec. 7, 2017 - Thursday
4.15 p.m. - Bhargavi Balasubramaniam (Vocal), R. Raghul (Violin), Sai Raghavan (Mridangam)
6.30 p.m. - Jayashree Jeyaraaj Krishnan (Vocal), Neela Jayakumar (Violin), V.R. Jayakumar (Mridangam), V. Narasimhan (Ghatam)

Dec. 8, 2017 - Friday
4.15 p.m. - Arundhathi Krishnan (Vocal), Sudha R.S. Iyer (Violin), S.J. Arjun Ganesh (Mridangam)
6.30 p.m. - Dr. Subhashini Parthasarathy (Vocal), Anu Sridhar (Violin), S.J. Arjun Ganesh (Mridangam), B.S. Purushotham (Kanjira)

Dec. 9, 2017 - Saturday
4.15 p.m. - Srivani Ella (Veena), J. Aravind (Mridangam), S. Ravikrishnan (Ghatam)
6.30 p.m. - Delhi Muthukumar (Vocal), R.Raghul (Violin), Chennai S. Thiagarajan (Mridangam), Madipakkam A. Murali (Ghatam)

Dec. 10, 2017 - Sunday
4.15 p.m. - Calcutta K. Srividhya (Vocal), V.V. Ravi (Violin), N.C. Bharadwaj (Mridangam), S. Sunil Kumar (Kanjira)
6.30 p.m. - Vittal ramamurthy & V.V.S. Murari (Violin Duet), Srimushnam Rajarao (Mridangam), Kovai Mohan Ram (Ghatam)

Dec. 11, 2017 - Monday
4.15 p.m. - Jayalakshmi Sekar (Veena), Chidambaram S. Baskar (Mridangam), Papanasam S. Sethuraman (Kanjira)
6.30 p.m. - Saralaya Sisters - Kavitha & Triveni (Vocal), Achyutha Rao (Violin), B.S. Prashanth (Mridangam), H. Sivaramakrishnan (Ghatam)

Dec. 12, 2017 - Tuesday
4.15 p.m. - Subashree Ramachandran (Vocal), Shreya Devnath (Violin), B. Ganapathiraman (Mridangam)
6.30 p.m. - Dr. K. Krishnakumar (Vocal), Padma Shankar (Violin), J. vaidyanathan (Mridangam), S.V. Ramani (Ghatam)

Dec. 13, 2017 - Wednesday
4.15 p.m. - Swarna Rethas (Vocal), M. Vijay (Violin), Vijay Natesan (Mridangam)
6.30 p.m. - Dr. Geetha Raja (Vocal), B. Ananthakrishnan (Violin), B. Ganapathiraman (Mridangam), Trivandrum D. Rajagopal (Kanjira)


Sri Krishna Gana Sabha - December Arts Festival 2017

The 62nd Art Festival of Sri Krishna Gana Sabha will be inaugurated on Dec. 13, 2017 and will be on till Jan. 3, 2018.

Sri Krishna Gana Sabha has been a favourite venue in the heart of the city, T. Nagar and has been hosting both music and dance through the year and during the December arts festival every year.

Venue: Sri Krishna Gana Sabha, Maharajapuram Santhanam Road (Griffith Road), T. Nagar, Chennai - 600017

Schedule:

Dec. 13, 2017 - Wednesday
3.30 p.m. - Mangala Isai
5.15 p.m. - Inauguration of 62nd Art Festival.
Vadhikesari Azhagiya Manavala Jeer Swamigal, Sri Kanchi Vadhikesari Azhagiya Manavala Jeer Mutt, Kanchipuram will inaugurate the festival and render his Anugraha Bhashanam & Felicitate the awardees. ‘Padma Bhushan Awardee’ Sri N.Gopalaswami,Chairman, Kalakshetra, Former Chief Election Commissioner will confer ‘NrityaChoodamani’ award on Bharathanatyam Exponent Rama Vaidyanathan and ‘AacharyaChoodamani’ award on Bharathanatyam Exponent SrikalaBharathand felicitate the awardees
7.00 p.m. - ‘Thanjavur Quartette – Revisited’ - by Leela Samson & Spanda

Dec. 14, 2017 - Thursday
7.00 a.m. - Namasankeerthanam by O.S.Sundar & Party
4.00 p.m. - Geetha Krishnamurthy (Veena) & Party
7.00 p.m. - Dr.Swarnamalya Ganesh Presents 'Sadir Margam'

At Kamakoti Hall:
3.00 p.m. - Manasa Sriram (Disciple of Mahalakshmi Ashwin) - Bharatanatyam
4.45 p.m. - Subashri Sasidharan ( Disciple of DivyaSena) - Bharatanatyam

Dec. 15, 2017 - Friday
7.00 a.m. - Namasankeerthanam by Udayalur Dr. K. Kalyanarama Bagavathar
1.30 p.m. - Lakshmi Parthasarathy Athreya (Bharatanatyam)
4.00 p.m. - Sikkil Gurucharan (Vocal), H.N.Bhaskar (Violin), Dr.Trichy Sankaran (Mridangam), Anirudh Athreya (Kanjira)
7.00 p.m. - Srekala Bharath (Bharatanatyam)

At Kamakoti Hall:
10.00 a.m. - Mala Ramadorai & Party (Hindustani)
3.00 p.m. - Tejashri Kannan (Disciple of Hariharan & Prameela Hariharan) - Bharatanatyam
4.45 p.m. - Maithreyi Suresh Iyer (Disciple of Divya Shivasundar) - Bharatanatyam

Dec. 16, 2017 - Saturday
7.00 a.m. - Harinamasankeerthanam & Maha Bhaktha Vijayam by Sengalipuram Brahmasri Vittaldas Jayakrishna Dikshithar Maharaj
9.30 a.m. - Musical Discourse on ‘Gitarthamu Sangeerthanandamu ‘ –Bagavad Gita –Part 1 by Visaka Hari & Party
1.30 p.m. - Lavanya Sankar (Bharatanatyam)
4.00 p.m.- Lalgudi Vijayalakshmi (Violin Solo), Patri Satishkumar (Mridangam), G.Guruprasanna (Ghatam)
7.00 p.m.- Bharathanjali & Cleveland Aradhana Presents ‘Vijayathe Gopala Choodamani’ Part -1

At Kamakoti Hall:
10.00 a.m. - Patri Satish Kumar & Poovalur Srinivasan (Mrudangam Duet)
3.00 p.m. - Krishnalaxmi ( Disciple of Jayanthi Subramaniam) - Bharatanatyam
4.45 p.m.- Anamika Suresh ( Disciple of Shruthi Shoby) - Mohiniattam

Dec. 17, 2017 - Sunday
7.00 a.m. - Maha Bhaktha Vijayam by Vittaldas Jayakrishna Dikshithar
9.30 a.m. - Musical Discourse on ‘Gitarthamu Sangeerthanandamu ‘ –Bagavad Gita –Part- 2 by Visaka Hari & Party
1.30 p.m. - Renjith Babu & Vijna Vasudevan (Bharatanatyam)
4.00 p.m. - N.Vijay Siva (Vocal), Nagai Sriram (Violin), Bombay C.N.Balaji (Mridangam), V.Suresh (Ghatam)
7.00 p.m. - Bharathanjali & Cleveland Aradhana Presents ‘Vijayathe Gopala Choodamani’ Part -1

At Kamakoti Hall:
10.00 a.m. - VittalRamamurthy (Violin), J.Vaidyanathan (Mridangam), N.Guruprasad (Ghatam)
3.00 p.m. - R.Harini (Disciple of H.N.Nandhini Suresh) - Bharatanatyam
4.45 p.m. - Laxminarayan Jena ( Disciple of Mysore B.Nagaraj) - Kathak

Dec. 18, 2017 - Monday
7.00 a.m. - Maha Bhaktha Vijayam by Vittaldas Jayakrishna Dikshithar
1.30 p.m. - Dr.Jyothsna Jagannathan (Bharatanatyam)
4.00 p.m. - Kadri Gopalnath (Saxaphone), A.Kanyakumari (Violin), B.Harikumar (Mridangam), Rajendra Nakod (Tabla),  B.Rajasekar (Morsing)
7.00 p.m.- R.Vineeth (Bharathanatyam)

At Kamakoti Hall:
10.00 a.m. - Swarna Rethas (Vocal), Raghul (Violin), Akshay Ananthapadmanabhan (Mridangam)
3.00 p.m. - Ashwini Senthil, Kavya Kameshwari & Amritha Padmanaban ( Disciples of RadhikaKalyani) - Bharatanatyam
4.45 p.m. - C.M.Devaprayaga (Disciple of Gopika Varma) - Mohiniattam

Dec. 19, 2017 - Tuesday
7.00 a.m. - Maha Bhaktha Vijayam by Vittaldas Jayakrishna Dikshithar
1.30 p.m. - Aishwarya Balasubramanian (Bharatanatyam)
4.00 p.m. - Aruna Sairam (Vocal), B.V.RaghavendraRao (Violin),Tiruvarur Vaidyanathan (Mridangam),  S.V.Ramani (Ghatam)
7.00 p.m. - P.Praveenkumar (Mridangam)

At Kamakoti Hall:
10.00 a.m. - Jayashree Vaidyanathan (Vocal), Meera Sivaramakrishnan (Violin), Manikudi Chandrasekaran (Mridangam), N.Narasimhan (Ghatam)
3.00 p.m. - Vaishali Chandrasekhar ( Disciple of J.Suryanarayanamurthy) - Bharatanatyam
4.45 p.m. - Dhamayanthi (Disciple of UrmilaSathyanarayana) - Bharatanatyam

Dec. 20, 2017 - Wednesday
7.00 a.m. - Maha Bhaktha Vijayam by Vittaldas Jayakrishna Dikshithar
1.30 p.m. - Navia Natarajan (Bharatanatyam)
4.00 p.m. - N.Ravikiran (Chitravina ) &Lalgudi GJR Krishnan (Violin ) – Jugalbandhi Concert, SrimushnamV.RajaRao (Mridangam),  S.V.Ramani (Ghatam)
7.00 p.m. - Sreelatha Vinod (Bharatanatyam)

At Kamakoti Hall:
10.00 a.m. - Jayashri Jayaramakrishnan (Vocal), Srilakshmi Venkataramani (Violin), Hanumanthapuram J.Buvarahan (Mridangam)
3.00 p.m. - Anjali Hariharan (Disciple of AnithaGuha) - Bharatanatyam
4.45 p.m. - Dhivya S.Pillai( Disciple of Jayakamala Pandian) - Bharatanatyam

Dec. 21, 2017 - Thursday
7.00 a.m. - Maha Bhaktha Vijayam by Vittaldas Jayakrishna Dikshithar
1.30 p.m. - Parshwanath.S.Upadhye (Bharatanatyam)
4.00 p.m. - Malladi Brothers Sriram Prasad and Ravikumar (Vocal), EmbarKannan (Violin), K.V.Prasad (Mridangam), Vazhappally R.Krishnakumar (Ghatam)
7.00 p.m. - Rama Vaidyanathan (Bharatanatyam)

At Kamakoti Hall:
10.00 a.m. - A.G.Gnanasundaram & M.Vijay Ganesh (Violin Duet), Delhi Sairam (Mridangam),  Adambakkam Shankar (Ghatam)
3.00 p.m. - G.Reshma (Disciple of M.V.N.Murthy ) - Kuchipudi
4.45 p.m. - Samyuktha ( Disciple of Gayathri Sashidharan) - Bharatanatyam

Dec. 22, 2017 - Friday
7.00 a.m. - Maha Bhaktha Vijayam by Vittaldas Jayakrishna Dikshithar
1.30 p.m. - Ragini Chandrasekar (Bharatanatyam)
4.00 p.m. - Hyderabad Brothers D.Raghavachary & D.Seshachary (Vocal), H.K.Venkatram (Violin), Kotipalli Ramesh (Mridangam), Papanasam S.Sethuraman (Kanjira)
7.00 p.m. - Alarmelvalli (Bharatanatyam)

At Kamakoti Hall:
10.00 a.m. - ‘Essentially Divine ‘ Concert by Saashwathi Prabhu (Vocal), J.B.SruthiSagar (Flute), S.J.Arjun Ganesh (Mrudangam), N.Sundar (morsing)
3.00 p.m. - Krithika .S (Disciple of SaiKripa Prasanna) - Bharatanatyam
4.45 p.m.- Swathi M.Kumar (Disciple of Radhika Shurajit) - Bharatanatyam

Dec. 23, 2017 - Saturday
7.00 a.m. - Maha Bhaktha Vijayam by Vittaldas Jayakrishna Dikshithar
4.00 p.m. - Vignesh Ishwar (Vocal), R.K.Shriramkumar (Violin), Dr.Umayalpuram K.Sivaraman (Mridangam), B.ShreeSundar Kumar (Kanjira)
7.00 p.m. - Shobana - Bharatanatyam

At Kamakoti Hall:
10.00 a.m. - Shankar Ramani (Vocal), H.V.Raghuram (Violin), B.Sivaraman (Mridangam)
3.15 p.m. - Savitha Sundarsan (UK) - Vocal , Vijay Muralidharan (Violin), SaiSarangan (AUS) - Mridangam
5.00 p.m. - Yatheesan Selvakumar (UK) - Flute , Anayampatti Venkatasubramaniam – Violin , Kumar Kanthan (USA) – Mridangam
6.45 p.m. - Ashwin Srikant (USA) - Vocal, V.Sanjeev (Violin), S.Aravind (Mridangam )

Dec. 24, 2017 - Sunday
7.00 a.m. - Maha Bhaktha Vijayam by Vittaldas Jayakrishna Dikshithar
4.00 p.m. - ‘Strings attached’ – Violin –Veena Duet by R.Kumaresh (Violin) & Dr.Jayanthi Kumaresh (Veena), Anantha R.Krishnan (Mridangam), Trichy Krishnaswamy (Ghatam)
7.00 p.m. - Uma Nambudripad Sathyanarayanan (Bharatanatyam)

At Kamakoti Hall:
3.15 p.m. - Hrishikesh & Priyanka Chary (USA ) – Veena Duet , P.Kirupakaran (UK) –Mridangam , N.Guruprasad – Ghatam
5.00p.m. - Vidhya Kanthan (USA) - Vocal , Karaikal Venkatasubramaniam – Violin, Prashanth (GER) – Mridangam
6.45 p.m. - Palghat R.Ramprasad – Vocal , B.V.RaghavendraRao – Violin , Rajesh Salem (USA) – Mridangam

Dec. 25, 2017 - Monday
7,00 a.m. - Maha Bhaktha Vijayam by Vittaldas Jayakrishna Dikshithar
9.40 a.m. - Sudha Ragunathan (Vocal), R.K.Shriramkumar (Violin), K.V.Prasad (Mridangam), Dr.S.Karthick (Ghatam)
4.00 p.m. - Sanjay Subrahmanyan (Vocal), S.Varadarajan (Violin), Neyveli B.Venkatesh (Mridangam), B.Rajasekar (Morsing)
7.00 p.m. - Priyadarsini Govind (Bharatanatyam)

At Kamakoti Hall:
3.00 p.m.- Chithra Lakshmanan (Disciple of Srekala Bharath)
4.45 p.m. - Venkatasubramanian (Disciple of Vijay Madhavan) - Bharatanatyam

Dec. 26, 2017 - Tuesday
7.00 a.m. - Maha Bhaktha Vijayam by Vittaldas Jayakrishna Dikshithar
9.30 a.m. - Inauguration of 37thNatya Kala Conference (Dec.26th –Dec.30th)
Conceptualised & Convened by Dr.Srinidhi Chidambaram
Ashish Khokar will be conferred with’Natya Kala Visaaradha’ award
10.30 a.m. - Love in the Kingdom of God : Devdutt Pattanaik
11.25 a.m. - Sringara Lahari –A Continuum : Geeta Chandran
12.10 p.m. - Samyoga – Depicting Love in Kathakali : Sadanam Balakrishnan
4.00 p.m. - Jugalbandhi Concert – U.Rajesh (Mandolin) & B.Vijaygopal ( Flute ), S.D.Sridhar (Violin), Madirimangalam Swaminathan (Mridangam), Trichy Murali (Ghatam)
7.00 p.m. - Sujatha Mohapatra (Odissi)

At Kamakoti Hall:
3.00 p.m.- Shradha, Teshini & Geya (Disciples of ShobanaBalachandra)
4.45 p.m.- Deepesh Hoskere (Disciple of Ratheesh Babu)

Dec. 27, 2017 - Wednesday
7.00 a.m. - Maha Bhaktha Vijayam by Vittaldas Jayakrishna Dikshithar
9.30 a.m. - Natya Kala Conference – Day - 2:
Hues of Shringara in Kathak : Rajendra & Nirupama
10.20 a.m. - Kaadalin Mozhi – An Exploration of Tamil Love Story: Kaviperarasu Vairamuthu
11.25 a.m. - Is Sringaram Relevant Today? The Big Debate : Bragha Bessell, Sheela Unnikrishnan , Rajeshwari Sainath , Aniruddha Knight , Dr.Swarnamalya Ganesh & Christopher Gurusamy: Moderated by Dr.Srinidhi Chidambaram
4.00 p.m. - Dr.S.Sowmya (Vocal), Nagai Sriram (Violin), Neyveli R.Narayanan (Mridangam), PayyanurT.Govindaprasad (Morsing), G.Chandrasekara Sarma (Ghatam)
7.00 p.m. - Padmavani and Jaikishore Mosalikanti (Kuchipudi)

At Kamakoti Hall:
3.00 p.m.- Hamsa Balagurunathan & Mayura Balagurunathan (Disciples of V.Balagurunathan)
4.45 p.m.- Akshaya Arul (Disciple of Dr.Sujatha Mohan )

Dec. 28, 2017 - Thursday
7.00 a.m. - Maha Bhaktha Vijayam by Vittaldas Jayakrishna Dikshithar
9.30 a.m. - Natya Kala Conference – Day -3 :
The Erotic in Movement and Metaphor: Dr.Anita Ratnam
10.20 a.m. - Sringaram – A Male Perspective : Vaibhav Arekar
11.25 a.m. - Paluku Thenala Thalli – Sringaram Exposition in the Bani of Dr.Vempatti Chinna Satyam : Jaikishore Mosalikanti
4.00 p.m. - Neyveli Santhanagopalan (Vocal), Lalgudi Vijayalakshmi (Violin), Arjun Kumar (Mridangam), Udupi Sridhar (Ghatam)
7.00 p.m. - Anita R.Ratnam, Geeta Chandran & Sharmila Biswas (Dance)

At Kamakoti Hall:
3.00 p.m.- Mridula Sivakumar (Disciple of Sheela Unnikrishnan) - Bharatanatyam
4.45 p.m. - Divya Ravi (Disciple of Soundarya Srivathsa) - Bharatanatyam

Dec. 29, 2017 - Friday
7.00 a.m. - Maha Bhaktha Vijayam by Vittaldas Jayakrishna Dikshithar
9.30 a.m. - Natya Kala Conference – Day - 4
Geeta Govindam – Invoking Radha : Sharmila Biswas (Odissi) ,Vidhya Subramaniam (Bharathanatyam)
10.20 a.m. - Alarsaraparitapam – Sringaram in the compositions of Maharaja Swati Tirunal : Dr.Neena Prasad
11.25 a.m. - Athimoham – The Nuances of Sringaram in the Varnam: Alarmel Valli & Arundhathi Subramaniam
12.15 p.m. - Sringaram – From Thyagaraja’s Eyes : V.Sriram
4.00 p.m. - S.Saketharaman (Vocal), Vittal Ramamurthy (Violin), Mannargudi A.Easwaran (Mridangam), U.N.Giridhar Udupa (Ghatam)
7.00 p.m. - Bhabhi (Mohiniattam)

At Kamakoti Hall:
3.00 p.m.- Meera Anand (Disciple of Radhika Vairavelan) - Bharatanatyam
4.45 p.m. - Shreya Iyer (Disciple of Suganda Sreenath) - Bharatanatyam

Dec. 30, 2017- Saturday
7.00 a.m. - Maha Bhaktha Vijayam by Vittaldas Jayakrishna Dikshithar
9.30 a.m. - Natya Kala Conference – Concluding Day
Enthati Kuluke – Wit and Humour in the world of Sringaram : Lakshmi Viswanathan
10.20 a.m. - Musicality in Sringaram : Sid Sriram
11.25 a.m. - Impromptu – Improvisation and Spontaneity in Expressing Sringaam: Harinie Jeevitha , Nrithya Pillai, Srividya Ramachandran. - Moderated by Rajika Puri
4.00 p.m. - Jugalbandhi Concert by Shashank Subramanyam ( Flute ) and Pandit Debashish Bhattacharya ( Guitar), Guru Kaaraikkudi R.Mani (Mridangam), Pandit Anindo Chatterjee (Tabla)
7.00 p.m. - Dr.PadmaSubrahmanyam – Group Presentation (Bharathanrityam)

At Kamakoti Hall:
3.00 p.m.- Tvishi Duggal & Gayatri Seth (Disciples of Jamuna Krishnan) - Bharatanatyam
4.45 p.m. - Snigdha Menon (Disciple of Gayatri Subramanian)

Dec. 31, 2017 - Sunday
7.00 a.m. - Harinamasankeerthanam ‘Dhivya Namam’ by Sengalipuram Brahmasri Vittaldas Jayakrishna Dikshithar Maharaj
4.00 p.m. - Carnatica Brothers K.N.Sashikaran & P.Ganesh (Vocal), Mysore Dr. Manjunath (Violin), Thiruvarur Bakthavathsalam (Mridangam), K.V.Gopalakrishnan (Kanjira)
7.00 p.m. - Meenakshi Srinivasan (Bharatanatyam)

At Kamakoti Hall:
3.00 p.m.- B. AmrithaVarshini (Disciple of Lalitha Ganapathy) - Bharatanatyam
4.45 p.m. - Kalaisan Kalaichelvan (Disciple of A.Lakshman)

Jan. 1, 2018 - Monday
7.00 a.m. - Harinamasankeerthanam ‘Radha Kalyanam’ by Sengalipuram Brahmasri Vittaldas Jayakrishna Dikshithar Maharaj
4.00 p.m. - Athul Kumar (Flute), M.A.Sundareswaran (Violin), K.Sai Giridhar (Mridangam), Dr.S.Karthick (Ghatam)
7.00 p.m. - “Brihadeeswara – form to formless “ thru the eyes of a Devaradiyal. A presentation by Baladevi Chandrasekar

At Kamakoti Hall:
3.00 p.m.- Sushmitha Rajtilak (Disciple of The Dhananjayans) - Bharatanatyam
4.45 p.m. - Priyanka .R. (Disciple of ArchanaPunyesh) - Kuchipudi

Jan.2. 2018 - Tuesday
6.00 p.m. - Nagaswaram by MambalamM.K.S.Siva –– Veliambakkam Palanivel (Spl.Thavil). Mambalam S.P. Arulanandham (Spl.Thavil)

At Kamakoti Hall:
3.00 p.m.- G.Bagya Lakshmi (Disciple of KavithaRamu) - Bharatanatyam
4.45 p.m. - Sneha Chakrapani (Disciple of Chithra Visweswaran)  - Bharatanatyam

Jan. 3, 2018 - Wednesday
6.00 p.m. - K.J.Yesudas (Vocal), Nagai Muralidharan (Violin), B.Harikumar (Mridangam), Vaikom Gopalakrishnan (Ghatam)

At Kamakoti Hall:
3.00 p.m.- S.Keerthana (Disciple of Lakshmi Kannan) - Bharatanatyam
4.45 p.m. - Aishwarya Krishnakumar (Disciple of Meenakshi Chitharanjan) - Bharatanatyam


November 23, 2017

Madhuradhwani - December Festival 2017

Following the seventh anniversary of Arkay Convention Centre (ACC), Madhuradhawani, the in-house sabha of the hall hosts a series of concerts in December. 'Arkay' Ramakrishnan passionately promotes this series apart from many concerts through the year at this hall.

This year, the annual December Festival of Madhuradhwani begins on Dec. 15, 2017 and goes on until Jan. 1, 2018.

Concerts are open to the public.

Venue: Arkay Convention Centre, Royapettah High Road, Mylapore, Chennai - 4

Schedule:
Dec. 15, 2017 - Friday
11.30 a.m. - Sharnya Sriram (Vocal ), Swetha Anantha Sivan (Violin ), Nikshith Puthur (Mridangam)
1.30 p.m. - Krishna Ramarathinam (Vocal), V. Deepika (Violin), Ashwin Ramaswamy (Mridangam)
3.00 p.m.- Srinidhi Murali (Vocal), Sayee Rakshit (Violin), Gomathy Sankar (Mridangam )
4.30 p.m. - R Prasanna (Guitar), Prapancham Ravindran (Mridangam), Trichy Murali (Ghatam)
6.30 p.m. - Sriram Parasuram (Violin)

Dec. 16, 2017 - Saturday
7.00 a.m. - Tiruppavai-by Zakhir Hussain
10.00 a.m. - Siddhartha (Vocal)
11.30 a.m. - Bhargavi Balasubramnaiam (Vocal), Shradda Ravindran (Violin), Akshay Anantha Padmanabhan (Mridangam)
1.30 p.m. - Susbhiksha Kothandaraman (Vocal),Sudha R S Iyer (Violin), N C Bharadwaj (Mridangam.)
3.00 p.m. - Shruthi Shankar Kumar (Vocal), Sriramya Mantha (Violin), Akshay Anantapadmanabhan (Mridangam)
4.30 p.m. - T S Pattabhirama Pandit (Vocal), V V S Murari (Violin), H S Sudhindra (Mridangam)
6.30 p.m. - Carnatica Brothers - K.N. Shashikiran & P. Ganesh (Vocal), Nagai Muralidharan (Violin), Trivandrum Balaji (Mridangam), Sunil Kumar (Kanjira)

Dec. 17, 2017 - Sunday
7.00 a.m. - Tiruppavai-by Zakhir Hussain
10.00 a.m. - Pranav Mani (Vocal), Meera Sunder (Violin), Ram Sriram (Mridangam)
11.30 a.m. - Nandini Rao Gujar (Vocal), Rangapriya (Violin), 
Srikar Chittari (Mridangam)
1.30 p.m. - Deepika & Nandika (Vocal), Thirucherai Karthik (Violin), Kishore Ramesh (Mridangam)
3.00 p.m. - Srividya Ganesh (Vocal), Pappu Gyandev (Violin), Sai Srinivasan (Mridangam)
4.30 p.m. - Prarthana Sainarasimhan (Vocal), Karaikal Venkata Subramnaiam (Violin), K S Ramana (Mridangam)
6.30 p.m. - N Ravikiran (Chitravina), Mattur Srinidhi (Violin), K V Prasad (Mridnagam), Dr. S Karthick (Ghatam)

Dec. 18, 2017 - Monday
7.00 a.m. - Tiruppavai-by Zakhir Hussain
10.00 a.m. - Lavanya Balasubramnaiam (Vocal), Shradda Ravindran (Violin), Shrivanchiyam Sriram (Mridangam)
11.30 a.m. - Vocal duet by Vasudha Ravi and Savita Sreeram - Thematic concert : Comparing Saints of India
1.30 p.m. - Archana & Samanvi (Vocal), Thirucherai Karthick (Violin), Sivagangai K. Vishvak (Mridangam)
3.00 p.m. - Ramana Balachander (Veena), Calcutta Aravind (Mridangam)
4.30 p.m. - Padma Sugavanam (Vocal), Aditi Krishnaprasad (Violin). Rohit Prasad (Mridangam)
6.30 p.m. - Lalgudi GJR Krishnanan & Vijayalakshmi (Violin Duet), Arun Prakash (Mridangam), V Suresh (Ghatam)

Dec. 19, 2017 - Tuesday
7.00 a.m. - Tiruppavai-by Zakhir Hussain
10.00 a.m. - Shreya Srinivasan (Vocal), Bhargav Tumkur (Violin), Srikar Chittari (Mridangam), Samyuktha Sreeram (Ghatam)
11.30 a.m. - N Ananatha Narayanan (Veena), Surjit (Flute), Nividitan Ravichandhira Sai & Sarangan Ravichandhira (Double Mridangam)
1.30 p.m. -
3.00 p.m. - Balasubrahmaniya Nagaraja Masti (Veena), N C Bharadwaj (Mridangam), Krishna Priya (Kanjira)
4.30 p.m. - Venu-Ganam: J B Keerthana (Vocal), J B Sruti Sagar (Flute), R Raghul (Violin), N C Bharadwaj (Mridangam), Sunil kumar (Kanjira)
6.30 p.m. - Pantula Rama (Vocal), MSN Murthy (Violin), Kotipalli Ramesh (Mridangam), B S Purushotham (Kanjira)

Dec. 20, 2017 - Wednesday
7.00 a.m. - Tiruppavai-by Zakhir Hussain
10.00 a.m. - Reha Rajesh (Vocal), Mithuran Manogaran (Violin), Mayuran Manogaran (Mridangam)
11.30 a.m. - Ashwin Srikanth (Vocal), Shiva Ramamurthy (Violin), Kiran Pai (Mridangam)
1.30 p.m. - Rangan Brothers - Raghuveer & Narayan (Vocal), Arushi Ramesh (Violin), Guru Ragahavendra (Mridangam)
3.00 p.m. - Ranjani Sivakumar (Vocal), Sahana Vasudevan (Violin), Kumbakonam Swaminathan (Mridangam)
4.30 p.m.- Vishnudev Nambhoodri (Vocal), Parur Ananthakrishnan (Violin), Sumesh Narayanan (Mridangam), Krishna (Ghatam)
6.30 p.m. - Hydrabad Brothers - D Seshachari & D Raghavachari (Vocal), B U Ganesh Prasad (Violin), Neyveli Narayanan (Mridangam), K V Gopalakirshnan (Kanjira)

Dec. 22, 2017 - Friday 
7.00 a.m. - Tiruppavai-by Zakhir Hussain
10.00 a.m. - Vidya Kanthan (Vocal), Sharada Krishnan (Violin), Sai Nivaeithan (Mridnagam)
11.30 a.m. - Ajitha Bala (Vocal), Vikram Shivakumar (Violin), Ajay Gopi (Mridangam)

Dec, 23, 2017 - Saturday
7.00 a.m. - Tiruppavai-by Zakhir Hussain
10.00 a.m. - Janani Iyer (Vocal)
11.30 a.m. - Shradda Ganesh (Vocal), Raghavasimhan (Violin), Sumedh Ramakrishnan (Mridangam)

Dec. 24, 2017 - Sunday
7.00 a.m. - Tiruppavai-by Zakhir Hussain
10.00 a.m. - Ida Balakrishnanan Hindustani (Jaipur Gharana)
11.30 a.m. - Nishanth Thyagarajan (Vocal), Vignesh Thyagarajan (Violin), Burra Sriram (Mridangam), Harihara Subramnaiam (Ghatam)

Dec. 25, 2017 - Monday
7.00 a.m. - Tiruppavai-by Zakhir Hussain
10.00 a.m. - Laya Vinyasam By Patri Satish Kumar and Poovalur Sreeji - Double Mridangam
11.30 a.m. - The structural aspects of Tevaram found in Sadguru Thyagaraja and Dikshithar Krithis by Prof.Rama Kausalya

Dec. 26, 2017 - Tuesday
7.00 a.m. - Tiruppavai-by Zakhir Hussain
10.00 a.m. - Sruthi Ramesh (Vocal),  Arushi Ramesh (Violin), Satya Ramesh (Mridangam)
11.30 a.m. - LecDem: Nadhabrahmam Sri Thyagaraja Revisited -T Lokanatha Sarma & 'HMV' Raghu

Dec. 27, 2017 - Wednesday
7.00 a.m. - Tiruppavai-by Zakhir Hussain
10.00 a.m. - Bhargav Hariharan (Vocal), Raghavasimhan (Violin), Arjun Raghavan (Mridangam)
11.30 a.m. - Lec Dem: Tiruvotriyur By Dr Chitra Madhadvan.
Assisted by J B Keerthana and Shruthi Sagar

Dec. 28, 2017 - Thursday
7.00 a.m. - Tiruppavai-by Zakhir Hussain
10.00 a.m. - Hrishikesh and Priyanka (Veena), Toronto Sanjeev Raja (Mridangam)
11.30 a.m. - Lec dem by Dr. R Nagaswamy

Dec. 29, 2017 - Friday
7.00 a.m. - Tiruppavai-by Zakhir Hussain
10.00 a.m. - Aparna Thyagarajan  (Vocal), Badrinath (Violin), L Subramaniam (Mridangam)
11.30 a.m. - Neyveli Santhanagopalan-Sangeetha Charchai

Dec. 30, 2017 - Saturday
7.00 a.m. - Tiruppavai-by Zakhir Hussain
10.00 a.m. -
11.30 a.m. - Raga Kalyani and Family- Lec Dem by Sriram Parasuram

Dec. 31, 2017 - Sunday
7.00 a.m. - Tiruppavai-by Zakhir Hussain
10.00 a.m. - Sashanka and Prithi Narasimhan (Vocal), Ram Siva Mridangam
11.30 a.m. - Talk  on Gopalakrishna Bharathi by Madhusudhanan Kalaichelvan

Jan. 1, 2018 - Monday
7.00 a.m. -Tiruppavai-by Zakhir Hussain

November 22, 2017

Parampara Ragasudharasa Series III

The third series of the Ragasudharasa series hosted by Parampara will be held from Dec. 8 to 14, 2017.

Venue: Kalyan Nagar Association Hall, West Circular Road, Mandavelipakkam, Chennai 600028.
Admission is free.

Schedule:

Dec. 8, 2017 - Friday
4.30 p.m. - Abhilash Giri Prasad (Vocal), Anayampatti Venkatasubramaniam (Violin), Kishore Ramesh (Mridangam)
6.30 p.m.- Vasudha Ravi (Vocal), Anuthama Murali (Violin), Guru Raghavendra (Mridangam), Sivaramakrishnan (Kanjira)

Dec. 9, 2017 - Saturday
4.30 p.m. - Chaitrra Sairam (Vocal), Sayee Rakshith (Violin), Sumesh Narayanan (Mridangam)
6.30 p.m. - Padma Sugavanam (Vocal),Shreya Devnath (Violin), J. Vaidyanathan (Mridangam), Sr. S.Karthick (Ghatam)

Dec. 10 , 2017 - Sunday
4.30 p.m. - Krithika Natarajan (Vocal), Usha Rajagopal (Violin), Mannarkoil Balaji (Mridangam), Papanasam Sethuraman (Kanjira)
6.30 p.m. - Mala Chandrasekhar (Flute), Ranjani Ramakrishnan (Violin), Trivandrum V Balaji (Mridangam), A.S. Krishnan (Morsing)

Dec. 11, 2017 - Monday
4.30 p.m. - Vishruthi Girish (Vocal), Shraddha Ravindran (Violin), Gomathy Shankar (Mridangam)
6.30 p.m.- Dr. Nanditha Ravi (Vocal), K.J. Dileep (Violin), K.H. Vineeth (Mridangam)

Dec. 12, 2017 - Tuesday
4.30 p.m. - Krupaa Lakshmi (Vocal), Sayee Rakshith (Violin), Karthick Ganeshram (Mridangam)
6.30 p.m. - Girijashankar Sundaresan (Vocal), Dr. M. Narmadha (Violin), Ganapathyraman (Mridangam), Chandrasekara Sharma (Ghatam)

Dec. 13, 2017 - Wednesday
4.30 p.m. - Madhu Iyer (Vocal), Swetha Anandasivan (Violin), Kishore Ramesh (Mridangam)
6.30 p.m. - Bhargavi Balasubramanian (Chitravina), Ranjani Ramakrishnan (Violin), Kallidaikurichi Sivakumar (Mridangam), Chandrasekara Sharma (Ghatam)

Dec. 14, 2017- Thursday
4.30 p.m. - S. Adithyanarayanan (Vocal), V.V. Ravi (Violin), Nellai Balaji (Mridangam)
6.30 p.m. - Archana & Aarathi (Vocal), R. Raghul (Violin), Delhi Sairam (Mridangam), Sunil Kumar (Kanjira)



Parampara Ragasudharasa Series - II

Music concerts under the banner Parampara happen at three different locations this season. After the first series from Nov. 7 to 24, the second in the Ragasudha series begin from Dec. 2 to 8, 2017

Venue: Arkay Convention Centre, Royapettah High Road, Mylapore, Chennai 4

Schedule:

Dec. 3, 2017 - Sunday
4.30 p.m. - Mylai Karthikeyan & Party - Nadaswaram
6.30 p.m. - Vidya Kalyanaraman (Vocal), Anuradha Sridhar (Violin), Manoj Sive (Mridangam), Trichy Murali (Ghatam)

Dec. 4, 2017 - Monday
4.30 p.m. - S. Hiranmayee (Vocal), Deepika Venkataraman (Violin), Guru Raghavendra (Mridangam)
6.30 p.m. - Vignesh Ishwar (Vocal), B.U. Ganeshprasad (Violin), Srimushnam Rajarao (Mridangam), B.S.Purushotham (Kanjira)

Dec. 5, 2017 - Tuesday
4.30 p.m. - Visweshwar (Flute), Thirumarugal Dinesh Kumar (Violin), R. Ramkumar (Mridangam)
6.30 p.m. - Sumitra VAsudev (Vocal), R.K. Sriramkumar (Violin). Arunprakash (Mridangam)

Dec. 6, 2017 - Wednesday
4.30 p.m. - Keerthana Vaidyanathan (Vocal), Pappu Gyandev (Violin), Praveen Sparsh (Mridangam)
6.30 p.m. - Jeyaraaj Krishnan & Jaysri Jeyaraaj Krishnan (Veena), Trichur C Narendran (Mridangam), Trichy Murali (Ghatam)

Dec. 7, 2017 - Thursday
4.30 p.m. - Arundhathi Krishnan (Vocal), Thirumarugal Ganesh Kumar (Violin), R. Ramkumar (Mridangam)
6.30 p.m. - K. GAyathri (Vocal), Charulatha Ramanujam (Violin), Sankaranarayanan (Mridangam), Krishna (Ghatam)

Dec. 8, 2017 - Friday
4.30 p.m. - Saisundar PAdmanabhan (Vocal), Meera Sundar (Violin), Rajiv Nagarajan (Mridangam)
6.30 p.m. - Sankari Krishnan (Vocal), Dr. Hemalatha (Violin), Neyveli Narayanan (Mridangam), Sunil Kumar (Kanjira)