October 12, 2017

Mudhra Fine Arts Festival 2017

Mudhra hosts its 23rd Fine Arts Festival from Dec. 8, 2016 to Jan. 7, 2018.

Venue: Infosys Hall, Ramakrishna Mission School Campus, 31, Krishna Street, T.Nagar, Chennai – 600 017 (opp. to Joyalukkas and adjacent to Shah showroom)

For season tickets, daily tickets, contact Mudhra at New No.26, Rama Street, Nungambakkam, Chennai – 600034. Ph:28264493 Mob: 9840072821 Email : mudhrasabha@gmail.com

The Schedule:

Dec. 8, 2017
6.15 p.m. - V.V. Subramanyam & V.V.S.Murari (Violin Duet)

Dec. 9, 2017
6.15 p.m. - Trichur Brothers - Srikrishna Mohan & Ramkumar Mohan (Vocal)

Dec. 10, 2017
6.15 p.m. - Ranjani & Gayatri (Vocal)

Dec. 11, 2017
6.15 p.m. - Dr. K.N. Renganatha Sarma (Vocal)

Dec. 12, 2017
6.15 p.m. - Madurai N. Sivaganesh (Vocal)

Dec. 13, 2017
6.15 p.m. - Anahita & Apoorva (Vocal)

Dec. 14, 2017
6.15 p.m. - S. Mahathi (Vocal)

Dec. 15, 2017
6.15 p.m. - Nagai Muralidharan & Nagai Sriram (Violin Duet)

Dec. 16, 2017
6.15 p.m. - Nithyasree Mahadevan (Vocal)

Dec. 17, 2017
6.15 p.m. - Iyakkunar Sigaram KB - Light Music by Ganesh Krupa

Dec. 18, 2017
6.15 p.m. - Sudha Ragunathan (Vocal)

Dec. 19, 2017
6.15 p.m. - Ramakrishnan Murthy (Vocal)

Dec. 20, 2017
6.15 p.m. - Adithya Madhavan (Vocal)

Dec. 21, 2017
6.15 p.m. - S. Shashank (Flute)

Dec. 22, 2017
6.15 p.m. - Mysore Nagaraj & Mysore Manjunath (Violin Duet)

Dec. 23, 2017
6.15 p.m. - Neyveli Santhanagopalan (Vocal)

Dec. 24, 2017
6.15 p.m. - Drama by Crazy Mohan

Dec. 25, 2017
6.15 p.m. - O.S. Arun (Bhajan)

Dec. 26, 2017
6.15 p.m. - O.S. Thiagarajan (Vocal)

Dec. 27, 2017
6.15 p.m. - Kadri Gopalnath (Saxophone)

Dec. 28, 2017
6.15 p.m. - P. Unnikrishnan (Vocal)

Dec. 29, 2017
6.15 p.m. - Sri Krishna Vaibhavam - Thematic dance by SheelaUnnikrishnan

Dec. 30, 2017
6.15 p.m. - Rajhesh Vaidhya (Veena)

Dec. 31, 2017
6.15 p.m. -Sikkil Gurucharan (Vocal)

Jan. 1, 2018
6.15 p.m. - Sthree Thyagaraja Pancharatnam

Anubhav Festival
Theme: One Raga One Kriti

Jan. 1, 2018
6.30 p.m. - Raga - Vagadeeswari
Lec Dem by Neyveli Santhanagopalan
One Raga One Kriti concert by Gayathri Girish

Jan. 2, 2018
6.30 p.m. - Raga - Todi
Lec Dem by Prof. T.V. Gopalakrishnan
One Raga One Kriti concert by Sriranjani Santhanagopalan

Jan. 3, 2018
6.30 p.m. - Raga - Sahana
Lec Dem by R.S. Jayalakshmi
One Raga One Kriti concert by V. Sankaranarayanan

Jan. 4, 2018
6.30 p.m. - Raga - Bhairavi
Lec Dem by Suguna Varadachari
One Raga One Kriti concert by Aishwarya Sankar

Jan. 5, 2018
6.30 p.m. - Raga - Kambhoji
Lec Dem by Dr. Sriram Parasuram
One Raga One Kriti concert by Vishnudev Namboothiri

Jan. 6, 2018
6.30 p.m. - Raga Saveri
Lec Dem by Dr. Ritha Rajan
One Raga One Kriti concert by Ananya Ashok

Jan. 7, 2018 (4 Hours concert)
5 p.m. to 9 p.m. - Kunnakudi Balamuralikrishna

October 11, 2017

Akashvani Sangeet Sammelan 2017 Broadcast Schedule

On Oct.7, 2017, All India Radio recorded its annual Sangeet Sammelan concerts at various radio stations across the country, with invited audience attending these concerts.

The concerts will be broadcast from Nov. 4, 2017 on weekdays fron 10 p.m. to 11 p.m., on Saturdays and Sundays from 9.30 p.m. to 11 p.m. and on Nov. 19 and Dec. 10 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. The broadcast will be on National Hook-up from all capital & regional stations of the All India Radio and on Raagam DTH.

The schedule:

Nov. 4, 2017 
9.30 p.m. - 10.30 p.m. - Bhimana Jadhav (Sundri)
10.30 p.m. - 11 p.m. - Anuradha Pal (Tabla)

Nov. 5, 2017
9.30 p.m. - 11 p.m. - Subra Guha (Vocal)

Nov. 6, 2017
10 p.m. - 11 p.m. - S.R. Mahadeva Sharma & S.R. Rajashree (Violin Duet)

Nov. 7, 2017
10 p.m. to 11 p.m. - Debashish Chakraborty (Guitar)

Nov. 8, 2017
10 p.m. - 11 p.m. - V.L. Tulasi Vishwanath (Vocal)

Nov. 9, 2017
10 p.m. - 11 p.m. - Pt. Dinkar Panshikar (Vocal)

Nov.10, 2017
10 p.m. - 11 p.m. - Ustad Kamaal Sabri (Sarangi)

Nov. 11, 2017
9.30 p.m. - 11 p.m. - Sudha Ragunathan (Vocal)

Nov. 12, 2017
9.30 p.m. - 10.30 p.m. - Subhendra Rao - Sitar
10.30 - 11 p.m. - Pt.Madan Mohan Upadhyay & Prithvi Rajkumar (Tabla - Pakhawaj Yugalbandhi)

No. 13, 2017
10 p.m - 11 p.m. - Pt. Nirmalya Dey (Dhrupad / Dhamar)

Nov. 14, 2017
10 p.m - 11 p.m. - Abdul Sallam Naushad (Clarionet)

Nov. 15, 2017
10 p.m - 11 p.m. - Sudha Raghuraman (Vocal)

Nov. 16, 2017
10 p.m - 11 p.m. - Dr, Mrityunjay H. Agadi (Vocal)

Nov. 17, 2017
10 p.m - 11 p.m. - P. Ganesh (Chitravina)

Nov. 18, 2017
9.30 p.m. - 11 p.m. - Pt. Ulhas Kashalkar (Vocal)

Nov. 19, 2017
10 a.m. - 11 a.m. - Nishad Bakre (Vocal)
11 a.m. - 12 noon - Jaydeep Ghosh (Sarod)
9.30 p.m. - 10.30 p.m. - J.A. Jayanth (Flute)
10.30 p.m. - 11 a.m. - Patri Satish Kumar (Mridangam)

Nov. 20, 2017
10 p.m - 11 p.m. - Ashwin Srinivasan (Flute)

Nov. 21, 2017
10 p.m. - 11 p.m. - Pt. Sandipan Samajpati (Vocal)

Nov. 22, 2017
10 p.m. - 11 p.m. - Mysore S. Rajalakshmi (Veena)

Nov. 23, 2017
10 p.m. - 11 p.m. - Mukesh Sharma (Sarod)

Nov. 24, 2017
10 p.m. - 11 p.m. - Pt. Manojit Mallick (Vocal)

Nov. 25, 2017
10 p.m. - 11 p.m. - Pt. Bhajan Sopori (Santoor)

Nov. 26, 2017 
10 p.m. - 11 p.m. - Hyderabad Brothers D. Seshachary & D. Raghavachary (Vocal Duet)

Nov. 27, 2017
10 p.m. - 11 p.m. - Arun Morone (Sitar)

Nov. 28, 2017
10 p.m. - 11 p.m. - Pt. Damodar Hota (Vocal)

Nov. 29, 2017
10 p.m. - 11 p.m. - Vasudha Ravi (Vocal)

Nov. 30, 2017
10 p.m. - 11 p.m. - Pt. Soumitra Lahiri (Sitar)

Dec. 1, 2017
10 p.m. - 11 p.m. - Kudamaloor Janardanan (Flute)

Dec. 2, 2017
9.30 p.m. - 11 p.m. - Pt. Santanu Bhattacharya (Vocal)

Dec. 3, 2017
10 p.m - 11 p.m. - Rajender Prasad Memorial Lecture

Dec. 4, 2017
10 p.m - 11 p.m. - Nandita Chakravarty (Geet / Bhajan), Dharmesh Nargotra (Ghazal), Sharada Sinha (Bhojpuri Lokgeet)

Dec. 5, 2017
10 p.m - 11 p.m. - Shadaab Sabri & Party (Qawwali), Pravin Makwana (Gujarati Folk Music), Shanti Bai Chelak (Pandvani Gayan)

Dec. 6, 2017
10 p.m. - 11 p.m. - Sita Ram Singh (Ghazal), Kusha & Chinmei Sharma (Dogri Folk Loksangeet)

Dec. 7, 2017
10 p.m. - 11 p.m. - P. Sudha Rani (Vocal), Light Music (Telugu)

Dec. 8, 2017
10 p.m. - 11 p.m. - Vani satish (Devotional), M. Ashok (Light Music - Tamil), Kalanilayam Rajeevan ( Kottakkal Madhu (Kathakali Padangal)

Dec. 9, 2017
9.30 p.m. - 11 p.m. - D. Srinivas (Veena), V. Nagaraju (Venu), Suryadeepti (Violin)

Dec. 10, 2017
10 a.m. - 11 a.m. - Anuradha Kuber (Vocal)
11 a.m. - 12 noon - Subhash Vanage (Guitar)
9.30 p.m. - 10.30 p.m. - M.S. Sheela (Vocal)
10.30 p.m. - 11 p.m. - M. Muniratnam (Dolu)

Dec. 11, 2017
10 p.m. - 11 p.m.  - Ustad Mohammad Yaqoob Sheik - Suffiana Music, Ustad Abdul Rashid Hafiz & Party - Kalaa-e-neyame

Dec. 12, 2017
10 p.m. - 11 p.m. - Ustad Mustafa Raza (Vichitra Veena)

Dec. 13, 2017
10 p.m.- 11 p.m. - Kuhu Ganguli Mukharjee - Vocal

Dec. 14, 2017
10 p.m. - 11 p.m. - K.N. Renganatha Sarma (Vocal)

Dec. 15, 2017
10 p.m. - 11 p.m. - Adayar S. Jayaraman (Nagaswaram)

September 21, 2017

The Music Academy Madras announced the December Season concert schedule

The 91st Annual concerts of The Music Academy, Madras has been announced last evening.  This is the first of the schedules that's out for the year.

Here is the schedule:

Dec. 15, 2017 - Friday
4.00 p.m. - 5.00 p.m. - P.K.M. Ravi (Nadaswaram)
G.K. Raghuraman - Nadaswaram, G.K. Narasimhan - Tavil, S.R.Jayavel - Tavil

5.00 p.m. - 7.00 p.m. -Inauguration - The Music Academy

7.00 p.m. - 9.30 p.m. - S. Varadarajan (Violin Solo)
T.V. Gopalakrishnan - Mridangam, Tripunithura Radhakrishnan - Ghatam

Dec. 16, 2017 - Saturday
9.00 a.m. - 11.30 a.m. - Vyasarpadi G.Kothandaraman (Nadaswaram)
Mannargudi M.R.Vasudevan (Tavil), Kovilur K.G.Kalyana Sundaram (Tavil)

11.45 a.m. to 1.15 p.m. - R.Kashyap Mahesh (Vocal)
Sruthi Sarathy (Violin), L.Subramanyam (Mridangam)

1.30 p.m. - 3.30 p.m. - D.B.Ashwin (Vocal)
N.C.Madhav (Violin), Rajesh Srinivasan (Mridangam)

4.00 p.m - 6.30 p.m - Bharat Sundar K (Vocal)
R.K.Shriramkumar (Violin), Umayalpuram K.Sivaraman (Mridangam), B.Sree Sundar Kumar (Kanjira)

6.45 p.m. - 9.15 p.m. - Prasanna Venkataraman (Vocal)
Edapally Ajithkumar (Violin), Trivandrum V.Balaji (Mridangam), Coimbatore V.Mohanram (Ghatam)

Dec. 17, 2017 - Sunday
9.00 a.m. - 11.30 a.m. - Trichur V.Ramachandran (Vocal)
M.A.Sundareswaran (Violin), R.Ramesh (Mridangam), A.S.Sankar (Ghatam)

11.45 a.m. to 1.15 p.m. - Vasudha Ravi (Vocal)
Sudha R.S.Iyer (Violin), Kiran R.Pai (Mridangam)

1.30 p.m. - 3.30 p.m. - A.S.Murali (Vocal)
L.Ramakrishnan (Violin), B.C.Manjunath (Mridanagam)

4.00 p.m - 6.30 p.m - Vidya Kalyanaraman (Vocal)
R.Raghul (Violin), Nellai A.Balaji (Mridangam), Madipakkam A. Murali (Ghatam)

6.45 p.m. - 9.15 p.m. - Sandeep Narayan (Vocal)
Delhi P.Sunderrajan (Violin), Thanjavur K.Praveenkumar (Mridangam), S.Venkatramanan (Kanjira), Bangalore B.Rajasekar (Morsing)

Dec. 18, 2017 - Monday
9.00 a.m. - 11.30 a.m. - S.Srinivasan (Veena)
Umayalpuram Mali (Mridangam), H.Sivaramakrishnan (Ghatam)

11.45 a.m. to 1.15 p.m. - Lakshmi Ramasubramanian (Veena)
Ranjani Venkatesh (Mridangam), K.R.Sivaramakrishnan (Kanjira)

1.30 p.m. - 3.30 p.m. - Rithvik Raja (Vocal)
Satish Kumar (Violin), Aswin Sridhaaran (Mridangam)

4.00 p.m - 6.30 p.m - Nisha Rajagopalan (Vocal)
Ranjani Ramakrishnan (Violin),Nanjil A.R.Arul (Mridangam), Sunil Kumar (Kanjira)

6.45 p.m. - 9.15 p.m. - Dr.Pantula Rama (Vocal)
Anuradha Sridhar (Violin), V.V.Ramanamurthy (Mridangam), Papanasam S.Sethuraman (Kanjira)

Dec. 19, 2017 - Tuesday
9.00 a.m. - 11.30 a.m. - Sugandha Kalamegam (Vocal)
Padma Shankar (Violin), Shertallai R.Ananthakrishnan (Mridangam), Sukanya Ramgopal (Ghatam)

11.45 a.m. to 1.15 p.m. - Sunil R.Gargyan (Vocal)
K.S.Vijay Balaji (Violin), S.Hariharan (Mridangam)

1.30 p.m. - 3.30 p.m. - Sangeetha Swaminathan (Vocal)
Vaikom Padma Krishnan (Violin), Kumbakonam K.Swaminathan (Mridangam)

4.00 p.m - 6.30 p.m - Sumitra Vasudev (Vocal)
Pakala Ramadas (Violin), Kallidaikurichi Sivakumar (Mridangam), Nerkunam Dr.S.Sankar (Kanjira), V.Sai Subramaniam (Morsing)

6.45 p.m. - 9.15 p.m. - S.Saketharaman (Vocal)
Nagai R.Sriram (Violin), Sangita Kalanidhi Umayalpuram K.Sivaraman (Mridangam), Dr.S.Karthick (Ghatam)

Dec. 20, 2017 - Wednesday
9.00 a.m. - 11.30 a.m. - Geetha Rajashekar (Vocal)
M.A,Krishnaswami (Violin), Palldam Ravi (Mridangam)

11.45 a.m. to 1.15 p.m. - Vivek Sadasivam (Vocal)
Chidambaram G.Badrinath (Violin), Sai nivaeithan Ravichandhira (Mridangam)

1.30 p.m. - 3.30 p.m. - J.A.Jayanth (Flute)
Thirumarugal Dinesh (Violin), Burra sriram (Mridangam)
Andanallur R.Renganathan (Ghatam)

4.00 p.m - 6.30 p.m - Shertalai K.N.Renganatha Sharma (Vocal)
T.V.Ramanujacharlu (Violin), B.Harikumar (Mridangam), Trichy S.Krishnaswamy (Ghatam), Srirangam S.Kannan (Morsing)

6.45 p.m. - 9.15 p.m. - Bombay Jayashri Ramnath (Vocal)
Mysore V.Srikanth (Violin), Manoj Siva (Mridangam), B.S.Purushotham (Kanjira)

Dec. 21, 2017 - Thursday
9.00 a.m. - 11.30 a.m. - Neyveli Santanagopalan (Vocal)
Delhi P.Sunderrajan (Violin), V.Kamalakar Rao (Mridangam), S.V.Ramani (Ghatam)

11.45 a.m. to 1.15 p.m. - Sushma Somasekharan (Vocal)
Sindhu Suchetan (Violin), B.Sai Shankar (Mridangam)

1.30 p.m. - 3.30 p.m. - Vignesh Ishwar (Vocal)
M.Vijay (Violin), Trivandrum G.Babu (Mridangam), Trivandrum R.Rajesh (Ghatam)

4.00 p.m - 6.30 p.m - Sikkil C.Gurucharan (Vocal)
H.K.Venkatram (Violin), H.S.Sudhindra (Mridangam), V.Suresh (Ghatam)

6.45 p.m. - 9.15 p.m. - Gayathri Venkataraghavan (Vocal)
B.V.Raghavendra Rao (Violin), B.Sivaraman (Mridangam), D.V.Venkata Subramaniyam (Ghatam)

Dec. 22, 2017 - Friday
9.00 a.m. - 11.30 a.m. - R.Vedavalli (Vocal)
Dr.R.Hemalatha (Violin), Arun Prakash (Mridangam), Anirudh Athreya (Kanjira)

11.45 a.m. to 1.15 p.m. - Karthika Vaidyanathan (Vocal)
Anuthama Murali (Violin), B.S.Prashanth (Mridangam)

1.30 p.m. - 3.30 p.m. - Ashwin Anand (Veena)
K.H.Vineeth (Mridangam), S.Harihara Subramanian (Ghatam)

4.00 p.m - 6.30 p.m - Sudha Ragunathan (Vocal)
Charumathi Raghuraman (Violin), Patri Satishkumar (Mriangam), R.Raman (Morsing)

6.45 p.m. - 9.15 p.m. - Jayanthi Kumaresh (Veena)
Arjun Kumar (Mridangam), Udupi Sridhar (Ghatam)

Dec. 23, 2017 - Saturday
9.00 a.m. - 11.30 a.m. - Bombay Sisters C.Saroja & C.Lalitha (Vocal)
Usha Rajagopalan (Violin), K.R.Ganesh (Mridangam), Adambakkam K.Sankar (Ghatam)

11.45 a.m. to 1.15 p.m. - Kalyanapuram S.Aravind (Vocal)
Pappu Gyandev (Violin), Ranganathapuram Akshay Ram (Mridangam)

1.30 p.m. - 3.30 p.m. - Trichur Brothers - Srikrishna Mohan & Ramkumar Mohan (Vocal), S.P.Ananthapadmanabha (Violin), Vijay B.Natesan (Mridangam), Udupi Srikanth (Kanjira)

4.00 p.m - 6.30 p.m - Dr.S.Sowmya (Vocal)
Nagai R.Sriram (Violin), Neyveli R.Narayanan (Mridangam), Payyanur T.Govindprasad (Morsing)

6.45 p.m. - 9.15 p.m. - Lalgudi G.J.R.Krishnan & Lalgudi Vijayalakshmi (Violin Duet)
Trichy Sankaran (Mridangam),B.S.Purushotham (Kanjira)

Dec. 24, 2017 - Sunday
9.00 a.m. - 11.30 a.m. - M.Chandrasekharan & G.Bharathi (Violin Duet)
Trichur Narendran (Mridangam), N.Amrit (Kanjira)

11.45 a.m. to 1.15 p.m. - Ananya Ashok (Vocal)
Kamalakiran Vinjumuri (Violin), Rohit Prasad (Mridangam)

1.30 p.m. - 3.30 p.m. - Aishwarya Vidhya Raghunath (Vocal)
H.M.Smitha (Violin), K.Sai Giridhar (Mridangam), Nerkunam S.Manikandan (Morsing)

4.00 p.m - 6.30 p.m - Malladi Brothers - Sriram Prasad & Ravi Kumar (Vocal)
Trichy Sankaran (Mridangam), Chandrasekara Sharma (Ghatam)

6.45 p.m. - 9.15 p.m. - S.Shashank (Flute)
B.U.Ganesh Prasad (Violin), K.U.Jayachandra Rao (Mridangam), N.Guruprasad (Ghatam)

Dec. 25, 2017 - Monday
9.00 a.m. - 11.30 a.m. - T.N.Krishnan, Viji Krishnan
Natarajan & Sriram Krishnan (Violin Trio), Tiruvarur Bhakthavatsalam (Mridangam), Vaikom Gopalakrishnan (Ghatam)

11.45 a.m. to 1.15 p.m. - Brinda Manickavasakam (Vocal)
K.V.Krishna (Violin),Karthick Ganeshraman (Mridangam)

1.30 p.m. - 3.30 p.m. - Bharathi Ramasubban (Vocal)
Shreya Devnath (Violin), Srivanchiyam R.Sriram (Mridangam),Tirunakkara K.R.Rethish (Morsing)

4.00 p.m - 6.30 p.m - Ranjani & Gayatri (Vocal)
H.N.Bhaskar (Violin), Delhi Sairam (Mridangam), Chandrasekhara Sharma (Ghatam)

6.45 p.m. - 9.15 p.m. - Amritha Murali (Vocal)
Charulatha Ramanujam (Violin), R,Sankaranarayanan (Mridangam), Krishna Sriram (Ghatam)

Dec. 26, 2017 - Tuesday
9.00 a.m. - 11.30 a.m. - Dr.B.Balasubrahmaniyan (Vocal)
V.V.Ravi (Violin), Tiruvarur Vaidyanathan (Mridangam),
B.N.Chandramouli (Kanjira)

11.45 a.m. to 1.15 p.m. - Vani Ramamurthi (Vocal)
Sandeep Ramachandran (Violin), Tippirajapuram Hari (Mridangam)

1.30 p.m. - 3.30 p.m. - G.Ravi Kiran (Vocal)
Vittal Rangan (Violin), Guru Raghavendra (Mridangam),
K.Ranganathan (Ghatam)

4.00 p.m - 6.30 p.m - Aruna Sairam (Vocal)
Vittal Ramamurthy (Violin), J.Vaidhyanathan (Mridangam),
Dr.S.Karthick (Ghatam)

6.45 p.m. - 9.15 p.m. - N. Ravi Kiran (Chitravina)
Akkarai Subhalakshmi (Violin), K.V.Prasad (Mridangam), U.N.Giridhar Udupa (Ghatam), Alathur T.Rajaganesh (Kanjira)

Dec. 27, 2017 - Wednesday
9.00 a.m. - 11.30 a.m. - Jayadprada Ramamurthy (Flute)
C.N.Chandrashekhar (Violin), Mannarkoil J.Balaji (Mridangam), Srirangam S.Ravikrishnan (Ghatam), T.A.Ramanujam (Morsing)

11.45 a.m. to 1.15 p.m. - Anahita Apoorva (Vocal)
Nagercoil K.Anand (Violin), Gomathi Shankar (Mridangam)

1.30 p.m. - 3.30 p.m. - Vishaal Sapuram (Chitraveena)
Sriram Sridhar (Violin), Nellai V.Sreekrishnan (Mridangam),Perukkavu P.L.Sudheer (Ghatam)

4.00 p.m - 6.30 p.m - Amrutha Venkatesh (Vocal)
B.K.Raghu (Violin), B.Ganapathyraman (Mridangam),
Bhagyalakshmi M.Krishna (Moharsing)

6.45 p.m. - 9.15 p.m. - Sanjay Subrahmanyan (Vocal)
S.Varadarajan (Violin), Neyveli B.Venkatesh (Mridangam), Anirudh Athreya (Kanjira)

Dec. 28, 2017 - Thursday
9.00 a.m. - 11.30 a.m. - Raji Gopalakrishnan (Vocal)
M.R.Gopinath (Violin), Thanjavur Ramdas (Mridangam), G.Ravichandran (Ghatam), A.S.Krishnan (Morsing)

11.45 a.m. to 1.15 p.m. - Aishwarya Shankar (Vocal)
Shradda Ravindran (Violin), G.S.Nagaraj (Mridangam)

1.30 p.m. - 3.30 p.m. - T.S.Pattabhirama Pandit (Vocal)
Adithi Krishna Prakash (Violin), Kottayam G.Santoshkumar (Mridangam), G.Ananthakrishnan (Kanjira)

4.00 p.m - 6.30 p.m - A.Kanyakumari & Embar S.Kannan (Violin Duet), Mannargudi A.Easwaran (Mridangam), G.Guruprasanna (Kanjira)

6.45 p.m. - 9.15 p.m. - Ramakrishnan Murthy (Vocal)
Charumathi Raghuraman (Violin), N.C.Bharadwaj (Mridangam), N.Guruprasad (Ghatam)

Dec. 29, 2017 - Friday
9.00 a.m. - 11.30 a.m. - Manda Sudharani (Vocal)
V.V.Srinivasa Rao (Violin), Tumkur Ravishankar (Mridangam), Udupi Balakrishnan (Ghatam)

11.45 a.m. to 1.15 p.m. - Venkata Nagarajan (Vocal)
Mysore Sangeeta (Violin), Thirucherai R.Kaushik Rajagopal (Mridangam)

1.30 p.m. - 3.30 p.m. - Sriranjani Santhanagopalan (Vocal)
Trivandrum Sampath (Violin), Sumesh S.Narayan (Mridangam), N.Rajaraman (Ghatam)

4.00 p.m - 6.30 p.m - Kunnakkudy M.Balamurali Krishna (Vocal)
Nishanth Chandran (Violin), Tiruvarur Bhakthavatsalam (Mridangam), K.V.Gopalakrishnan (Kanjira)

6.45 p.m. - 9.15 p.m. - Visakha Hari - Harikatha
B.Anantha Krishnan (Violin), S.J.Arjun Ganesh (Mridangam),Trichy K.Murali(Ghatam)

Dec. 30, 2017 - Saturday
9.00 a.m. - 11.30 a.m. - O.S.Thyagarajan (Vocal)
T.H.Subramaniam (Violin), Srimushnam Rajarao (Mridangam), S.V.Ramani (Ghatam)

11.45 a.m. to 1.15 p.m. - K.P.Nandini (Vocal)
Apoorva Krishna (Violin), Akshay Anand (Mridangam)

1.30 p.m. - 3.30 p.m. -  R.Ashwath Narayanan (Vocal)
K.J.Dileep (Violin), S.Arvind (Mridangam), Madipakkam Gopalakrishnan (Ghatam)

4.00 p.m - 6.30 p.m - K.Gayatri (Vocal)
M.Rajeev (Violin), Poongulam Subramaniam (Mridangam), H.Prasanna (Ghatam)

6.45 p.m. - 9.15 p.m. - Abhishek Raghuram (Vocal)
B.U.Ganesh Prasad (Violin), Anantha R.Krishnan (Mridangam), Vazhappally R.Krishnakumar (Ghatam)

Dec. 31, 2017 - Sunday
 9.00 a.m. - 11.30 a.m. - Suguna Varadachari (Vocal)
M.S.N.Murthy (Violin),Thanjavur K.Murugaboopathy (Mridangam), C.P.Vyasavittala (Kanjira)

11.45 a.m. to 1.15 p.m. - Sujit Nayak (Flute)
Srividhya R.S.Iyer (Violin),R.Ramkumar (Mridangam)

1.30 p.m. - 3.30 p.m. - Padma Sugavanam (Vocal)
K.P.Nandini (Violin), Peravalli Jayabhaskar (Mridangam),
Vellattanjoor Sreejith (Ghatam)

4.00 p.m - 6.30 p.m - Gayathri Girish (Vocal)
Dr.M.Narmadha (Violin), Melakkaveri K.Balaji (Mridangam), Trivandrum D.Rajagopal (Kanjira)

6.45 p.m. - 9.15 p.m. - Hindustani Music
Jayateerth Mevundi (Vocal) and Party

Jan. 1, 2017 - Monday
9.15 a.m. - 11.45 a.m. - Dushyanth Sridhar (Harikatha)
Anahita Apoorva (Vocal Support), Pappu Gyandev (Violin), A.V.Manikandan (Mridangam)

3.45 - 4.45 p.m.- Nachiarkoil N R P Ravichandran & Party - Nadaswaram

5.00 p.m. - Sadas

7.00 p.m. to 9.15 p.m. - Special Programme - Sengottai Hari Bhagavathar & Party - Namasankeerthanam

Note: Please refer http://musicacademymadras.in/conference-and-concerts/music-concerts/annual-conference-and-concerts-2017 for updates / changes in the schedule.

July 16, 2017

'Sangita Kalanidhi' award for 2018 goes to 'Chitravina' Ravikiran

The Music Academy, Madras today announced that 'Çhitravina' Ravikiran will receive the 'Sangita Kalanidhi' award for 2018.

N. Ravikiran, a musician who displayed his talent from the age of 2, has been consistently presenting chaste music since his early childhood. He is a performer, composer, guru and artistic director for North American Melharmonic Honors Orchestra.

Son and disciple of guru Chitravina Narasimhan, Ravikiran later trained under the veteran musician T. Brinda. He is equally adept in playing Chitravina, a 21 stringed instrument and presenting vocal music.

He has conducted workshops and learning sessions in India and abroad. He has a host of disciples in many countries, whom he teaches online and in person whenever he visits those countries or the students visit him in India. His lec-dem sessions are popular for their rich content.

N. Ravikiran presenting a lecture-demonstration for Sri Parthasarathy Swami Sabha in Dec. 2016

This short documentary of Ravikiran's music and various roles as a musician from 2014 on CNN summarises his career span of more than 45 years.



'Çleveland' V V Sundaram, an organiser and music patron opines - "A performer of extraordinary merit, a musicologist of high repute, a composer with rare distinction, a Guru with few equals and a global ambassador for Indian classical music - these and many other attributes make this Genius a very deserving candidate for this honor," on his Facebook post, congratulating Ravikiran on the award.

June is that of the year when music rasikas start discussing the awards to be conferred on musicians during the season.

The Music Academy's 'Sangita Kalanidhi' award becomes the topic in every Carnatic music forum online and offline. There are polls and casual comments on Social Media and everyone wish their favourite artiste received the award. This announcement puts all the speculations and discussions to rest for this year.

Ravikiran will preside over the 91st annual conference of The Music Academy to be held between December 15, 2017 and January 1, 2018. The award will be conferred on him on January 1, 2018.

January 04, 2017

December comes and goes, but the music season stays on ...

The 'season' comes to an end with the 'sadas' at the Music Academy. Many sabhas continue their music festivals into January though.

The music continues to go on. Thyagaraja Aradhana is January, Thirupoonthuruthi Narayana Teertha festival, Gopalakrishna Bharathi festival in February-March, Mummoorthigal Jayanthi in March-April and then the music goes to the other side of the globe. Cleveland Thyagaraja Aradhana during the Easter week is a big event for the musicians and the rasikas in the Big Apple.

And then from June begins the discussions on the awards for the next music season. What follows is Adi Music Festival in Chennai, Gokulashtami series, Vinayaka Chaturthi concerts and then the Navaratri concerts. And lo, the next 'December Season' comes just after the non-stop music through the year.

Being a website for the 'season,' for 7 years now, we want to keep this website just that. We debated on what we do for the music that flows through the year and now we have a new place for the music throughout the year.

We have named it Nadalokam - World of Carnatic music. We move to this place from January to October / November, only to get back to our 'season' hub.

Now you can find news, views, reviews at http://nadalokam.blogspot.in/

Hope to meet you all there till we meet again in this space!   

December 23, 2016

Big day at Sri Parthasarathy Swami Sabha

No doubt, it is a big day for the organisers as well as rasikas, whenever K.J. Yesudas presents his concerts during the 'season'. It was no different at Sri Parthasarathy Swami Sabha on Dec. 21, 2016.

As is the practice, after the morning concert, the sabha sets its venue aside for the full day exclusively for arranging this popular musician's concert at 6.30 p.m. The rasikas, most of them reserve their presence by getting the ticket at least a day earlier. They arrive well in advance and the venue is always houseful for K J Yesudas's concert.



Here is a picture of K.J. Yesudas presenting his performance.
Photo by Smita Joshi.