March 13, 2019

Season 2019: Schedules done in March!

The 'season' arrives early!
The scheduled of concerts for the senior slots and the morning veteran slots of The Music Academy Madras are already out. This is even before the announcement of 'Sangita Kalnidhi' award for the year.
Here is the link to the concerts 2019:
https://www.musicacademymadras.in/conference-and-concerts/music-concerts/conference-and-concerts-2019

The groups of rasikas on Social Media are already analysing the schedule and coming up with the details of promotion to senior slots, who is in and who is out.
The pressure is on with the sabhas to decide on their dates.
Though the dates of the 'Academy' are constant through the years that the festival starts on Dec. 15 and concludes with the sadas on Jan, 1 every year, this early announcement will help people travelling to the city to catch their favourite artistes at the 'academy'.


January 01, 2019

See you all in Season 2019

It was a tightly packed 'season' from November till the end of December 2018. However, music and music festivals are not just limited to any 'Music season' in Chennai. What follows is a dance festival in January and Nadaswaram music festival from mid-Jan.
February - March is Sivaratri music festivals followed by concerts after Panguni Brahmotsavam in the famed Sri Kapaleeswarar temple in Mylapore. And in April, Sri Ramanavami and Tamil New Year concerts will be conducted. Before it is Aadi music festivals, there are monthly concerts in sabhas and then the season catches up again from September onwards.

Come again here to see more coverage of music and festivals by September October. Till then, there are a few other websites that publish information about concerts throughout the year.

You could plan your visit to Chennai by following the calendar on Nadalokam and enjoy the music in various towns and cities in Chennai.

See you all again in yet another music season in 2019!

December 27, 2018

Chromepet Cultural Academy - Margazhi Festival 2018

A six-day music festival is organised by Chromepet Cultural Academy from Dec. 29, 2018 to Jan. 3, 2019.

Venue: No. 3, Indira Gandhi Cross Street, Radha Nagar, Chromepet, Chennai 44
Contact: 044-22651809, +91 9444690174

Concerts are open to rasikas. Not ticketed.

Schedule:

Dec. 29, 2018
5.00 p.m. - Sai sisters - Kiran and Nivi (USA), Vaibhav Raman - Violin, Nikshit Puttur - Mrudangam
6.45 p.m. - Harshitha Sampat - Vocal, Pappu Gyan Dev - Violin, R. Akshay Ram - Mrudangam, Shri Sainath - Ghatam

Dec. 30, 2018
5.00 p.m. - Madhumitha Doraiswamy -Vocal, Arushi Ramesh - Violin, Jayendra Kumar - Mrudangam
6.45 p.m. - Jayanthi Kumaresh - Veena, R. Ramesh - Mrudangam, Pramath Kiran - Morsing

Dec. 31, 2018
5.00 p.m. - Ajitha Bala (USA) - Vocal, Sanjay Sharma (USA) - Violin, Venkatasubramanian - Mrudangam
6.45 p.m. - Dr. M. Narmadha - Violin Solo, Kumbakonam P. Swaminathan - Mridangam, V.S. Raghu Raman - Tabla

Jan. 1, 2019
5.00 p.m. - A.G. Aravindhakshan - Vocal, Madurai T. Kishore - Violin, Srioram Srinivasan - Mrudangam
6.45 p.m. - Niranjana Srinivasan - Vocal, Thirumarugam Dinesh Kumar - Violin, Tirunageswaram T.R.S.Manikandan - Mrudhangam, Hariharan.K.P. Ghatam

Jan. 2, 2019
5.00 p.m. - Abhishek Ravishankar - Vocal, Visvesh Chandrasekar - Violin, Sudharshan Srinivas - Mrudhangam
6.45 p.m. - Vishnudev Namboothiri - Vocal, L.Ramakrishnan - Violin, Tiruvarur Bhakthavathsalam - Mrudhangam, Sai Subramanian - Morsing

Jan. 3, 2019
5.00 p.m. - Tejas Srinivasan (USA) - Violin,  Yashes Srinivasan (USA) - Mrudhangam
6.45 p.m. - Rithvik Raja - Vocal, B.U. Ganesh Prasad - Violin, N.C. Bharadwaj - Mrudhangam, B.S. Purushiotham - Kanjira

December 21, 2018

Nada Sudha Music Festival 2018

Velachery based Nada Sudha holds its annual Music Festival from Dec. 22, 2018 to Jan. 13, 2019.

Venue: Sri Ganapathy Sachidananda Ashram, Baby Nagar, Velachery, Chennai 42
Contact: 9841070390, 9444844048, 9940656260

The concerts at 6.30 p.m. are ticketed, Contact the sabha for donor passes for the season.

Schedule:

Dec. 22, 2018
4.30 p.m. - Thirumaignanam Brothers - Ayyappan & Meenakshisundaram - Nadaswaram
6.00 p.m. - Inauguration. Award presentation. Nada Vallabha to Smt. Suguna Varadachari, Lalgudi Smt. Vijayalakshmi and Sri. V. Suresh (Ghatam)
7.00 p.m. - Lalgudi Vijayalakshmi - Violin Solo

Dec. 23, 2018
3.15 p.m. - Rasika Murali Mohan - Vocal
4.45 p.m. - Arundhathi Krishnan - Vocal
6.30 p.m. - Bonala Sankara Prakash - Veena

Dec. 24, 2018
3.15 p.m. - Pavan Mani - Vocal
4.45 p.m. - Krupaa Lakshmi - Vocal
6.30 p.m. - T.N.S Krishna - Vocal

Dec. 25, 2018
3.15 p.m. - Preethi Sethuraman - Vocal
4.45 p.m. - K.P. Karthik -  Vocal
6.30 p.m. - Trichur Brothers - Vocal

Dec. 26, 2018
3.15 p.m. - Srivani Yella - Veena
4.45 p.m. - Bhargav Hariharan - Vocal
6.30 p.m. - Palghat Ramprasad - Vocal

Dec. 27, 2018
3.15 p.m. - Nachikketan Kumar - Vocal
4.45 p.m. - Roopa Sastri - Vocal
6.30 p.m. - Carnatica Brothers - Vocal

Dec. 28, 2018
3.15 p.m. - Shruthi Santhanam - Vocal
4.45 p.m. - Dr. Sanjay Subramaniam (USA) - Vocal
6.30 p.m. - V. Sankaranarayanan - Vocal

Dec. 29, 2018
3.15 p.m. - Sowmya Sundar - Vocal
4.45 p.m. - Kruthi Bhat - Vocal
6.30 p.m. - Vishnudev Namboothiri - Vocal

Dec. 30, 2018
3.15 p.m. - Dharini Veeraraghavan - Vocal
4.45 p.m. - Sowmya Acharya & Vanitha Suresh - Vocal
6.30 p.m. - Aishwarya Vidhya Raghunath - Vocal

Dec. 31, 2018
3.15 p.m. - Prithi Narasimhan - Vocal
4.45 p.m. - Santhosh Subramanian - Vocal
6.30 p.m. - A.S. Murali - Vocal

Jan. 1, 2019
3.15 p.m. - Soundarya Chandrasekar - Vocal
4.45 p.m. - G. Abhilash - Vocal
6.30 p.m. - Gayathri Venkataraghavan - Vocal

Jan. 2, 2019
3.15 p.m. - Vidya Kanthan - Vocal
4.45 p.m. - K. Subhiksha - Vocal
6.30 p.m. - Vignesh Ishwar - Vocal

Jan. 3, 2019
3.15 p.m. - Subhadra Sridharan - Vocal
4.45 p.m. - Duddu Radhika - Vocal
6.30 p.m. - Nisha Rajagopalan - Vocal

Jan. 4, 2019
3.15 p.m. - Varshini Ramanathan - Vocal
4.45 p.m. - Shruthi S Bhat - Vocal
6.30 p.m. - Ramakrishnan Murthy - Vocal

Jan. 5, 2019
3.15 p.m. - Aishwarya G - Vocal
4.45 p.m. - Bharathi Ramasubban - Vocal
6.30 p.m. - Kunnakudi Balamuralikrishna - Vocal

Jan. 6, 2019
3.15 p.m. - Adithya Madhavan - Vocal
4.45 p.m. - Anahita & Apoorva - Vocal
6.30 p.m. - Sid Sriram - Vocal

Jan. 7, 2019
3.15 p.m. - Mambalam Santhanam & Tiruvallur Muthukumar - Nadaswaram
4.45 p.m. - Vasumathi Desikan - Vocal
6.30 p.m. - Sriranjani Santhanagopalan - Vocal

Jan. 8, 2019
3.15 p.m. - S. Hiranmayee - Vocal
4.45 p.m. - N.R. Vedhavalli - Veena
6.30 p.m. - Sikkil Gurucharan - Vocal

Jan. 9, 2019
3.15 p.m. - Bhargavi Ganapathi - Vocal
4.45 p.m. - Vivek Sadasivam - Vocal
6.30 p.m. - Sanjay Subrahmanyan - Vocal

Jan. 10, 2019
3.15 p.m. - Vaishnavi Ramadas - Vocal
4.45 p.m. - J.B. Keerthana - Vocal
6.30 p.m. - N. Vijay Siva - Vocal

Jan. 11, 2019
3.15 p.m. - Srividya Vasudevan - Vocal
4.45 p.m. - Mylai Varamurthy & Kunnathur Venkatesan - Nadaswaram
6.30 p.m. - Akkarai Sisters - Vocal

Jan. 12, 2019
3.15 p.m. - Shyam Sundar - Vocal
4.45 p.m. - Deepika Janakiraman - Vocal
6.30 p.m. - Bharat Sundar - Vocal

Jan. 13, 2019
3.15 p.m. - Pooja & Supraja - Vocal
4.45 p.m. - J.B. Sruthi Sagar - Vocal
6.30 p.m. - Sandeep Narayan - Vocal


December 19, 2018

Tamil Isai Sangam - Isai Vizha 2018

The 76th annual Isai Vizha of Tamil Isai Sangam will be held from Dec. 21, 2018 to Jan. 1, 2019

Venue: Raja Annamalai Manram, Esplanade, Chennai 600108

The evening concerts are ticketed and tickets are available at the venue.

Schedule:

Dec. 21, 2018
4.00 p.m. - Thiruvisanallur TPJ Selvarathnam & party - Nadaswaram
6.00 p.m. - Inauguration
7.00 p.m. - Dr. Sirkazhi Siva Chidambaram - Vocal

Dec. 22, 2018
10.00 a.m. - Pann Araichi - Inauguration
11.00 a.m. - Deiva Sekkizhar - Drama
2.30 p.m. - TRS Jagannathan - Divyaprabandha music
3.45 p.m. - Pazhani Shanmukhasundaram & Karur Kumarasaminathan - Thirumurai Isai
5.00 p.m. - Saroja Vaidyanathan - Bharathanatyam
7.00 p.m. - A. Kanyakumari & party - Violin

Dec. 23, 2018
8.30 a.m. - Revathi Krishnamurthy - Thirumurai Isai
10.00 a.m. - Pann Araichi
2.30 p.m. - Pazhani Venkatesan & Neyveli Siva Rajapathy - Thirumurai Isai
3.45 p.m. - Chitra Lakshmanan - Bharathanatyam
5.00 p.m. - Chinmaya Sisters - Vocal
7.00 p.m. - Y.G. Mahendra's 3ji - Drama

Dec. 24, 2018
8.30 p.m. - Mani Somasundaram - Thirumurai Isai
10.00 a.m. - Pann Araichi
2.30 p.m. - Mayiladuthurai Sivakumar & Karivalamvandha nallur Kandhar - Thirumurai Isai
3.45 a.m. - Pondicherry Thiruvarangayayati & Thiruvannamalai Vaidyanathan - Thirumurai Isai
5.00 p.m. - Germany Yogeswaran - Vocal
7.00 p.m. - Pushpavanam Kuppusami - Folk music

Dec. 25, 2018
8.30 a.m. - So.Muthukandasamy Desikar - Thirumurai Isai
10.00 a.m. - Pann Araichi
2.30 p.m.- Sargurunathan - Thirumurai Isai
3.45 p.m. - Thiru Alavai Pon. Kuthukumaran & students - Thirumurai Isai
7.00 p.m. - MVS Group - Light Music

Dec. 26, 2018
10.00 a.m. - TCA Sangeetha - Veena
2.30 p.m. - SRD Samraj - Nadaswaram
3.45 p.m. - Lakshmanaswami - Bharathanatyam
5.00 p.m. - Roja Kannan's Thirumayilai Kuravanji - Dance Drama
7.00 p.m. - S. Mahathi - Vocal

Dec. 27, 2018
10.00 a.m. - Thamizh Isai Kalluri students - Nadaswaram
2.30 p.m. - Dharmapuram Adheena Bhakthimai Kuzhu - Devotional music
3.45 p.m. - Sahana Samraj - Vocal
5.00 p.m. - TKS Kalaivanan - Vocal
7.00 p.m. - Nithyasree Mahadevan - Vocal

Dec. 28, 2018
10.00 a.m. - Thamizh Isai Kalluri Students - Vocal
2.30 p.m. - Thamizh Isai Kalluri Students - Bharathanatyam
3.45 p.m. - Sushma Somasekar - Vocal
5.00 p.m. - Jayashree Vaidyanathan - Vocal
7.00 p.m. - K.J. Yesudas - Vocal

Dec. 29, 2018
10.00 a.m. - Kousalya Sivakumar presents “Agathiyar” Isaiperurai
2.30 p.m. - Opilal school teachers -- “Thirumurai Isai” Natiya nadagam
3.45 p.m. -T. Kalaimagan - Vocal
5.00 p.m. - Sangeetha Sivakumar - Vocal
7.00 p.m. - Sanjay Subrahmanyan - Vocal

Dec. 30, 2018
10.00 a.m. - Dr. M. Narmada - Violin Solo
2.30 p.m. - Amirdhavarshini - Bharathanatyam
3.45 p.m. - R. Atul Kumar - Flute
5.00 p.m. - Vijayalakshmy Subramanian - Vocal
7.00 p.m. - Sudha Ragunathan - Vocal

Dec. 31, 2018
10.00 a.m. - B. Lalitha - Vocal
2.30 p.m. - Sahana Kumar - Vocal
3.45 p.m. - Aishwarya Srinivasan - Vocal
5.00 p.m. - Srekala Bharath - Bharathanatyam
7.00 p.m. - Seshampatti Sivalingam - Nadaswaram

Jan. 1, 2019
10.00 a.m. - Thirukadaiyur Muralidharan - Nadaswaram
2.30 p.m. -
3.45 p.m. - Lakshmi Poduval - Vocal
5.00 p.m. - Revathi Krishna - Veena
7.00 p.m. - Padmalakshme Suresh - Bharathanatyam

Chennai Fine Arts Festival 2018

The annual music festival of Chennai Fine Arts will be held from Dec. 21 to 30, 2018.

Venue: Srinivasa Sastri Hall, Luz Church Road, Mylapore, Chennai - 4

The concerts are open to rasikas. Not ticketed.

Schedule:

Dec. 21, 2018
10.30 a.m. - Inauguration by Hon'ble Governor of Tamil Nadu Sri Banwarilal Purohit
Presentation of Gotuvadyam Narayana Iyengar Award for Excellence and
conferment of the title Digvijaya Nada Vani on Haridwaramangalam Dr. AK Palanivel
11.00 a.m. - K Bharat Sundar - Vocal, L Ramakrishnan - Violin, K V Prasad - Mrdangam
4.30 p.m. - Dr Rajshri Ramakrishna - Veena, Guru Raghavendra - Mrdangam, Srirangam S Ravikrishnan - Ghatam
6.30 p.m. - Hyderabad Brothers D Seshachari & D Raghavachari - Vocal, B U Ganesh prasad - Violin, Mannargudi Eswaran - Mrdangam, KV Gopalakrishnan - Kanjira

Dec. 22, 2018
10.00 a.m. - Prapancham S Balachandran - Flute, VV Srinivasa Rao - Violin, R Ramesh - Mrdangam, A S Shankar - Ghatam
12 noon - Akshay Sridhar - Vocal, Raghavendra Prasath - Violin, R Rajesh - Mrdangam
3.00 p.m. - Hiranmayee - Vocal, Tirucherai Karthik - Violin, Thillaisthanam Suryanarayanan - Mrdangam
4.30 p.m,. - Thoppur Dr Sairam - Vocal, Parur MS Ananthakrishnan - Violin, Vijay Natesan - Mrdangam, N Rajaraman - Ghatam
6.30 p.m. - Pantula Rama - Vocal, MSN Murthy - Violin, J Vaidyanathan - Mrdangam, Nerkunam Dr Shankar - Kanjira

Dec. 23, 2018
10.00 a.m. - Anayampatti Ganesan - Jalatarangam, G Venkatasubramaniam - Violin, Madirimangalam Swaminathan - Mrdangam, DV Venkatsubramaniam - Ghatam
12 noon - Samyuktha Natesan - Vocal, Meera Sundar - Violin, Kishore Ramesh - Mrdangam
3.00 p.m. - Archana & Aarti - Vocal, Sayee Rakshit - Violin, Sai Shankar - Mrdangam, Sunil Kumar - Kanjira
4.30 p.m. - 'Iyer Brothers' Ramnath & Gopinath - Veena, R Yogaraja - Mrdangam, Adambakkam Shankar - Ghatam
6.30 p.m. - Dr S Sowmya - Vocal, L Ramakrishnan - Violin, Neyveli Narayanan - Mrdangam, Chandrasekara Sharma - Ghatam

Dec. 24, 2018
3.00 p.m. - Aravind Bhargav - Mandolin,Gyandev Pappu - Violin, MS Venkatasubramaniam - Mrdangam, K Ranganathan - Ghatam
4.30 p.m. - Dr Nanditha Ravi - Vocal, Shreya Devnath - Violin, A. Radhesh - Mrdangam, G Ravichandran - Ghatam
6.30 p.m. - Nagai Muralidharan & Nagai Sriram - Violin duet, B Hari Kumar - Mrdangam,Vaikom Gopalakrishnan - Ghatam

Dec. 25, 2018
3.00 p.m. - JB Keerthana - Vocal, Thirumarugal Dineshkumar - Violin, R Ramkumar - Mrdangam
4.30 p.m. - G Ramanathan - Saxophone, Shraddha Ravindran - Violin, T R Sundaresan - Mrdangam, H Prasanna - Ghatam
6.30 p.m. - TV Sankaranarayanan - Vocal, Trivandrum Sampath - Violin, Tanjavur Murugaboopathy - Mrdangam, Anirudh Athreya - Kanjira

Dec. 26, 2018
3.00 p.m. - Aishwarya Shankar - Vocal, Kamalakiran Vinjamuri - Violin, KH Vineeth - Mrdangam
4.30 p.m. - Dr Subhashini Parthasarathy - Vocal, R. Raghul - Violin, Kudanthai Saravanan - Mrdangam, Papanasam Sethuraman - Kanjira
6.30 p.m. - Injikkudi EM Subramaniam - Nagaswaram, VV Srinivasa Rao - Violin,Trichur Narendran - Mrdangam, G. Guruprasanna - Kanjira

Dec. 27, 2018
3.00 p.m. - Cudalore SJ Janani - Vocal, Melakaveri Tyagarajan - Violin, A V Manikandan - Mrdangam, H Sivaramakrishnan - Ghatam
4.30 p.m. - Pattabhiram Pandit - Vocal,  MA Sundareswaran - Violin, HS Sudhindra - Mrdangam, Alathur T Rajaganesh - Kanjira
6.30 p.m. - Prof. TN Krishnan, Viji Krishnan & Sriram Krishnan - Violin, Tiruvarur Bakthavatsalam - Mrdangam, Vaikkom Gopalakrishnan - Ghatam

Dec. 28, 2018
3.00 p.m. - Venkatanagarajan - Vocal, Delhi R Sridhar - Violin, Tirucherai Kaushik - Mrdangam
4.30 p.m. - Dr M Narmadha - Violin, Arjun Raghavan - Mrdangam,Trichy Krishna - Ghatam
6.30 p.m. - OS Thyagarajan - Vocal, Mysore Srikanth - Violin, Srimushnam V Rajarao - Mrdangam, S V Ramani - Ghatam

Dec. 29, 2018
10.00 a.m. - Lec dem by Charumathi Ramachandran - Her Pallavis for 108 Talas, Sruti Sarathi - Violin, Kallidaikurichi Sivakumar - Mrdangam, Madipakkam Murali - Ghatam
12 noon - Vaibhav - Vocal, S Pramodh Narasimhan - Violin, Rohith Ashok - Mrdangam
3.00 p.m. - Shruti Shankarkumar - Vocal, Sruti Sarathi - Violin, Ambur Padmanabhan - Mrdangam
4.30 p.m. - Prarthana Sai Narasimhan - Vocal, SP Ananthapadmanabha - Violin, B Sivaraman - Mrdangam, S Venkataramanan -Kanjira
6.30 p.m. - Laya Samarpanam Laya Samarpanam TH Vikku Vinayakaram - Chatur Ghatam, V Rajasekar - Mrdangam, A Ganesan - Morsing, Swaminathan Selvaganesh - Kanjira & Konnakkol

Dec. 30, 2018
12 Noon - Prithi Narasimhan - Vocal, Haritha Narayanan - Violin, G Guruprasadh - Mrdangam
3.00 p.m. - Ramana Balachandran - Veena, Sumesh Narayanan - Mrdangam
4.30 p.m. - Ranjani Sivakumar - Vocal, S Rangapriya - Violin, Burra Sriram - Mrdangam, S Hariharasubramaniam - Ghatam
6.30 p.m. - VV Subramaniam & VVS Murari - Violin, Srimushnam V Rajarao - Mrdangam