October 22, 2019

Carnatic music in cinema hall - MadRasana Festival 2019

If you had listened to some good music on the YouTube channel, chances are that one of your favourites in the PlayList could be from MadRasana.

Last year MadRasana had organised a series of concerts in Satyam Cinema's screen in Royapettah, Chennai. The series drew many curious rasikas to the cinema halls and the concerts had a positive response.

This year MadRasana is hosting the series from Dec 23 to Dec 27, 2019, again at Satyam Cinemas Serene Screen. The concerts will be from  9:00 AM to 12:00 noon.

This festival is 'By Invitation Only' and to a large extent run with the help of sponsors. MadRasana says that they want to give back to the society in some form and so have donated most of the invites to one charity organization this year.  All contributions made to this charity organisation go to them directly and the rasikas will also receive the 80G certificates from them to get tax benefit. As a thank you gesture a Free Invitation to the festival will be given to the rasikas.

The schedule:

Dec 23, 2019 - Vignesh Ishwar - Vocal
Dec 24, 2019 - Shertallay Dr K.N.Renganatha Sharma - Vocal
Dec 25, 2019 - Jayanthi Kumaresh - Veena
Dec 26,2019 - Bombay Jayashri Ramnath - Vocal
Dec 27, 2019 - Abhishek Raghuram - Vocal

If you are interested in attending the festival please click on the link to register.

http://bit.ly/MadRasanaFestival2019FB01


October 21, 2019

Artistes share December season schedule online

If you want to mark your calendar for listening to your favourite artistes during the season, keep a tab on the artistes' websites and social media pages.

With the increasing number of concerts year after year, the sabhas take it to the end of November to make public the complete schedule. The sharing of schedules by the artistes helps the music lovers to plan their 'season' in advance.

Here are a few websites of artistes that have the season schedule updated. 

N.Vijay Siva - https://www.nvijaysiva.com/chennai-music-season-schedule
Sanjay Subrahmanyan - http://www.sanjaysub.com/upcoming-concerts
Bombay Jayashri - https://www.bombayjayashri.com/schedule
Sudha Ragunathan - https://sudharagunathan.com/in-concert/
Ranjani & Gayatri - https://www.facebook.com/pg/ragafanclub/events/
Ramakrishnan Murthy - http://www.rkmmusic.in/event_category/schedule/
Rithvik Raja - https://www.facebook.com/rithvikraja/photos/a.927857213921825/3298089563565233/?type=3&theater

Do check back for more updates.

Bharat Sangeet Utsav 2019

Carnatica and Sri Parthasarathy Swami Sabha organise Bharat Sangeet Utsav from Nov. 1 to 9, 2019.
Venue: Narada Gana Sabha, TTK Road, Alwarpet, Chennai 18.

Day passes are available online at https://in.bookmyshow.com/
Tickets start at Rs.50.
For general enquiries - Contact 24983201 or 94440 18269

Schedule:

Nov. 1, 2019
3.30 p.m. - Lighting of Kuthuvilakku
3.45 p.m. - Bhakthi Sangamam by Soorya Gayathri. Ganaraja Karle - Mridangam, Prashanth Nitoor - Tabla, Sailesh Marar - Extra Percussion
Rahul Vellal - Vocal, M.A. Krishnaswamu - Violin, K.V. Prasad - Mridangam, Sunil Kumar - Kanjira
6.15 p.m. - Inauguration and Bharat Sangeet Excellence award to S. Sowmya and Bharat Samskriti Award for Cultural Excellence to Kuldeep Pai.
6.45 p.m. - Sudha Ragunathan (Carnatic Vocal) & Ronu Majumdar - Hindustani Flute. 'Stree Shakthi - Woman Empowerment' featuring Keyboard Sathyanarayanan, Patri Satish Kumar - Mridangam, Ravindra Yavagal - Tabla with Dr. Sudha Raja's Sargam Choir's 200 girl children.

Nov. 2, 2019
2.15 p.m. - Carnatic Anthakshari. Presented by Subhashree Thanikachalam
Team 1: Vasudha Ravi, Savitha Sriram - Vocals, Padma Shankar - Vocal and Violin
Team 2: Vidya Kalyanaraman, Saindhavi G.V.Prakash, B. Suchitra - Vocals, Raghavan Sai - Mridangam
4.30 p.m. - 'Nava Yuga' - New age collaborative concert featuring K.Bharat Sundar - Vocal, Parur Ananthakrishnan -Violin, Ravi G - Keys, Laxman Arvind - Guitar, Sumesh Narayanan - Percussion, Aryamba Sriram - Dance
6.45 p.m. - 'Tamil Across Time'
Sikkil C. Gurucharan - Vocal, Anil Srinivasan - Piano, Sumesh Narayanan - Percussion with Rhapsody children

Nov. 3, 2019
2.00 p.m. - Nisha Rajagopalan and Amritha Murali - Special Combo Vocal Concert. Ranjani Ramakrishnan - Violin, Delhi Sairam - Mridangam, S. Krishna - Ghatam
4.15 p.m.- Visakha Hari -Musical Discourse 'Raga and Yoga Vaibhava'. B.Ananthakrishnan - Violin, Arjun Ganesh - Mridangam, Trichy K. Murali - Ghatam
6.45 p.m. - Sanjay Subrahmanyan - Carnatic Vocal, S. Varadarajan - Violin, Neyveli B. Venkatesh - Mridangam, Anirudh Athreya - Khanjira

Nov. 4, 2019
2.30 p.m. - Villupaattu Kutcheri: Shreya Devnath - Violin, Mylai Karthikeyan - Nadaswaram, Praveen Sparsh - Mridangam, Villupaattu by Bharathi Thirumagan, T. Kalaimagan and team
4.45 p.m. - Indo Soul - Contemporary fusion by S. Karthick Iyer - Vocals and Violin; Vikram Vivekanan - Lead Guitar, Acoustic guitar, vocals; Ramkumar Kanakarajan - Drums, Sumesh Narayanan - Mridangam, Vocals, Darbooka, Bongo, Wavedrum; Reshwin Nishith - Bass, vocals, Keyboard
7.00 p.m. - 'Guru Sishya' Mridangam by Guru Kaaraikudi Mani and Kunnakudi M. Balamuralikrishna- Vocal, B.V. Balasai - Flute, Sree Sundar Kumar - Khanjira

Nov. 5, 2019
2.30 p.m. - Brindamma Day Special: Brinda - Mukta Musical tribute by Dr. S. Sowmya featuring Bharat Sundar, Ashwath Narayanan, V. Subhashri, Swati Renganath - Vocal, L. Ramakrishnan - Violin, N.C. Bharadwaj - Mridangam, Anirudh Athreya - Khanjira
4.30 p.m. - 'Kannadasanai Kadhalippom' - Tribute to Kannadasan - a musical by Subhashree Thanikachalam with Saindhavi G.V. Prakash, Santhosh Subramaniam, Srivardhini Kuchi
7.00 p.m. - 'Beyond Boundaries' by Rajhesh Vaidya - Veena and L.Shankar - Double Violin. Praveen Narayanan - Tabla, Srihari - Ghatam

Nov. 6, 2019
2.30 p.m. - 'Swara-Jathi' - thematic presentation by Jayashree Vaidyanathan - Vocal, V.G. Vigneshwar - Keyboard, Durai Srinivasan - Violin, Raghavan Sai - Mridangam, Sunil Kumar - Khanjira
4.30 p.m. - Trichur Brothers Srikrishna Mohan and Ramkumar Mohan - Vocal, L. Ramakrishnan- Violin, N.C. Bharadwaj - Mridangam, S. Sunil Kumar - Khanjira
6.45 p.m. - 'Sampradaya Kutcheri' by N. Vijay Siva - Vocal, Akkarai Subhalakshmi - Violin, N.C. Bharadwaj - Mridangam, SunilKumar - Khanjira

Nov. 7, 2019
2.30 p.m. - Special Combo Concert by Sriranjani Santhanagopalan - Vocal with Heramba & Hemnath - Flute, B.Ananthakrishnan - Violin,Praveen Sparsh- Mridangam, K.V.Gopalakrishnan-Khanjira
4.30 p.m. - Carnatic jugalbandhi by Ramakrishnan Murthy -Vocal with Charumathi Raghuraman - Violin and Anantha R Krishnan - Mridangam
6.45 p.m. - 'Jwalaa' a presentation by Mridangam maestro Umayalpuram K. Sivaraman featuring Haricharan Seshadri - Vocal, Attukkal Balasubramanian - Electric Violin, Stephen Decassy - Piano, N.Guruprasad - Ghatam

Nov. 8, 2019
2.45 p.m. - Sankeerthana Kutcheri by Shengottai Harihara Subramania Bhagavathar & Sampagodu Vighnaraja, B. Ananthakrishnan - Violin, B. Sivaraman - Mridangam
4.15 p.m. - 'Nadha Sudha'presented by U.Ve. Dushyanth Sridhar with Arathi and Archana, Anahita and Apoorva - Vocals, Shruthipriya Ravi - Dance presents Nrithya Katha Kutcheri with B.Ananthakrishnan - Violin, Ambur Padmanabhan - Mridangam
6.30 p.m.- Carnatic Pattimandram - Karnataka Isai payanaththin nokkam marabinai kaappadey / Rasikanai eerpathey.
Solomon Pappaiah, Bharathi Bhaskar, Sudha Ragunathan, S, Sowmya, Subhashree Thanikachalam, B. Suchitra participate.

Nov. 9, 2019
2.00 p.m. - 'Marma' - A confluence of spiritual and philosophicalpoetry by Chandana BalaKalyan with Padma Shankar - Electric Violin, A.S. Ram - Keyboard, Saurabh Joshi - Tabla
4.15 p.m. - Aruna Sairam (Vocal) collaborates with the 'Thayir Sadam Project' featuring the SaPa Choir, Bindu Subramaniam - Voice, Ambi Subramaniam - Violin, Mahesh Raghavan - iPad, Akshay Ananthapadmanabhan - Mridangam, Karthik Mani - Percussion
6.15 p.m. - Validictory function
7.00 p.m.- Dr. S. Sowmya - Vocal, Embar S. Kannan - Violin, Neyveli R.Narayanan - Mridangam, K.V.Gopalakrishnan - Khanjira
  

October 13, 2019

The Music Academy Annual Conference and Concerts 2019

The 93rd Annual Conference and Concerts of The Music Academy, Madras will be held from Dec. 15, 2019 to Jan.1, 2020.

Venue: TT Krishnamachari Auditorium, The Music Academy Madras
168, T.T.K.Road, Chennai-600014.
Phone: 28112231 / 28115162
Email: music@musicacademymadras.com

Schedule:

Dec. 15, 2019
4.00 p.m.- Mangala Isai - Kodungaiyur G.K.Raghuraman (Nadaswaram)
Vannarpettai A.N.Somasundaram (Nadaswaram), Triplicane K.Sekar (Tavil), Kodungaiyur G.K.Narasimhan (Tavil)
5.00 p.m. - Inauguration. Chief guest - Mr. S. Iswaran, Minister for Communications and Information and Minister-In-Charge of Trade Relations, Government of Singapore.
7.00 p.m.- B. Suchitra (Harikatha)
Pakala Ramadas (Violin), A V Manikandan (Mridangam)

Dec. 16, 2019
9.00 a.m. - Mylai K.Karthikeyan (Nadaswaram)
R.Gnanavel (Nadaswaram), G.Silambarasan (Tavil), R.Jeeva (Tavil)
11.45 a.m. - S Aravind Bhargav (Mandolin)
Srividhya R S Iyer (Violin), S Karthick Narayanan (Mridangam)
1.30 p.m.- Sunil R Gargyan (Vocal)
K V Krishna (Violin), Kottayam G Santhosh Kumar (Mridangam)
4.00 p.m. - Sangeetha Swaminathan (Vocal)
Aditi Krishna Prakash (Violin), Trivandrum Dr G Babu (Mridangam), Madipakkam A Gopalakrishnan (Kanjira)
6.45 p.m.- A S Murali (Vocal)
M A Sundareswaran (Violin), Bangalore Arjun Kumar (Mridangam),N Rajaraman (Ghatam)

Dec. 17, 2019
9.00 a.m. - R Suryaprakash (Vocal)
S P Ananthapadmanabha(Violin), Palladam R Ravi (Mridangam), Ernakulam Ramakrishnan (Ghatam), V Sai Subramaniam (Moharsing)
11.45 a.m. - Revathy Kumar (Vocal)
K S Vijay Balaji (Violin), Indalur Adarsh (Mridangam)
1.30 p.m.- K P Nandini (Vocal)
Apoorva Krishna (Violin), Rohit Prasad (Mridangam)
4.00 p.m. - G Ravikiran (Vocal)
H K Venkatram (Violin), Praveen Sparsh (Mridangam), C P Vyasavittala (Kanjira)
6.45 p.m. - Sumithra Vasudev (Vocal)
Dr M Narmada (Violin), B Ganapathyraman (Mridangam), Papanasam S Sethuraman (Kanjira)

Dec. 18, 2019
9.00 a.m.- Dr R S Jayalakshmi (Veena)
Neyveli S Skandasubramanian (Mridangam), A S Sankar (Ghatam)
11.45 a.m. - Sudha R S Iyer and Srividhya R S Iyer (Vocal)
Sayee Rakshith (Violin), Gopal Ravindran (Mridangam)
1.30 p.m.- D B Ashwin (Vocal)
N C Madhav (Violin), R Ramkumar (Mridangam)
4.00 p.m.- Gayathri Venkataraghavan (Vocal)
Mysore V Srikanth (Violin), Nanjil A R Arul (Mridangam), Krishna Sriram (Ghatam)
6.45 p.m.- Kunnakkudy M Balamuralikrishna (Vocal)
Akkarai S Subhalakshmi (Violin), B Sivaraman (Mridangam), S V Ramani (Ghatam)

Dec. 19, 2019
9.00 a.m. - Trivandrum Dr G Baby Sreeram (Vocal)
Padma Shankar (Violin), Nellai A Balaji (Mridangam), MalaikottaiR M Deenadayalu (Moharsing)
11.45 a.m. - J B Keerthana (Vocal)
Swetha Anandasivan (Violin), G S Nagaraj (Mridangam)
1.30 p.m.- Bharathi Ramasubban (Vocal)
Thirumarugal S Dinesh Kumar (Violin), Mandapaka Nagalakshmi (Mridangam)
4.00 p.m.- Nisha Rajagopalan (Vocal)
H M Smitha (Violin), Kumbakonam K Swaminathan (Mridangam), Sukanya Ramgopal (Ghatam)
6.45 p.m.- Trichur Brothers Srikrishna Mohan and Ramkumar Mohan (Vocal)
Nishanth Chandran(Violin), B Guru Raghavendran(Mridangam), Nerkunam Dr S Sankar(Kanjira)

Dec. 20, 2019
9.00 a.m. - M Lalitha and M Nandini (Violin Duet)
Melakkaveri K Balaji (Mridangam), K Ranganathan (Ghatam)
11.45 a.m.- Kalyanapuram S Aravind (Vocal)
Mantha Sriramya (Violin), Ambur Padmanabhan (Mridangam)
1.30 p.m. - Vasuda Ravi (Vocal)
Sudha R S Iyer (Violin), Aswin Sridhaaran (Mridangam)
4.00 p.m.- A Kanyakumari and Embar S Kannan (Violin Duet)
K V Prasad (Mridangam), Udupi S Sridhar (Ghatam)
6.45 p.m. - Prasanna Venkataraman (Vocal)
Edapally Ajithkumar (Violin), Trivandrum V Balaji (Mridangam), S Sunil Kumar (Kanjira)

Dec. 21, 2019
9.00 a.m. - Prince Rama Varma (Vocal)
Avaneeswaram S R Vinu (Violin), ShertalaiR Ananthakrishnan (Mridangam), Trichy Dr K Murali (Ghatam), Payyanur T Govindaprasad (Moharsing)
11.45 a.m.- S. Adithyanarayanan (Vocal)
Sandeep Ramachandran (Violin), S Gomathi Sankar (Mridangam)
1.30 p.m. - N Ananthanarayanan (Veena)
Srivanchiam R Sriram (Mridangam), P Giridara Prasad (Kanjira)
4.00 p.m. - Dr. S. Sowmya (Vocal)
R K Shriramkumar (Violin), Neyveli R Narayanan (Mridangam), Chandrasekhara Sharma (Ghatam)
6.45 p.m. - Ramakrishnan Murthy (Vocal)
Charumathi Raghuraman (Violin), N C Bharadwaj (Mridangam), B S Purushotham (Kanjira)

Dec. 22, 2019
9.00 a.m. - R Vedavalli (Vocal)
Dr R Hemalatha (Violin), K Arun Prakash (Mridangam), N.Guruprasad (Ghatam)
11.45 a.m. - S Malaavika (Vocal)
Shraddha Ravikumar (Violin), Karthik Ganeshraman (Mridangam)
1.30 p.m.- J B Sruthi Sagar (Flute)
Madurai M Vijayaganesh (Violin), R.Akshay Ram (Mridangam), G Venkatesh (Moharsing)
4.00 p.m. - Sudha Ragunathan (Vocal)
Embar S Kannan (Violin), Patri Satishkumar(Mridangam), R Raman (Moharsing)
6.45 p.m. - Dr. Pantula Rama (Vocal)
M S N Murthy (Violin), N Manoj Siva (Mridangam), D V Venkata Subramaniam (Ghatam)

Dec. 23, 2019
9.00 a.m. - Manda Sudharani (Vocal)
Anuradha Sridhar (Violin), D S R Murthy (Mridangam), G Ravichandran (Ghatam)
11.45 a.m. - Vishnudev Namboothiri (Vocal)
Vignesh Thyagarajan (Violin), D V Sivaraman (Mridangam)
1.30 a.m.- Ananya Ashok (Vocal)
M Vijay (Violin), Nellai V Sreekrishnan (Mridangam), VishnupuramK Raghu (Moharsing)
4.00 p.m.- K. Bharat Sundar (Vocal)
Trivandrum N Sampath (Violin), Sumesh S Narayan (Mridangam), Vazhappally R Krishnakumar (Ghatam)
6.45 p.m.- Lalgudi G J R Krishnan and Lalgudi Vijayalakshmi (Violin Duet)
Trichy Sankaran (Mridangam), K V Gopalakrishnan (Kanjira)

Dec. 24, 2019
9.00 a.m. - Jayashree Aravind (Veena)
Mannarkoil J Balaji (Mridangam), SrirangamS Ravikrishnan (Ghatam)
11.45 a.m. - Aishwarya Shankar (Vocal)
Kamalakiran Vinjumuri (Violin), Thippirajapuram Hari (Mridangam)
1.30 p.m. - R. Ashwath Narayanan (Vocal)
Chidambaram G.Badrinath (Violin), K Sai Giridhar (Mridangam), Vellattanjoor Sreejith (Ghatam)
4.00 p.m.- Malladi Brothers Sriram Prasad and Ravi Kumar (Vocal)
S Varadarajan (Violin), Trichy Sankaran (Mridangam), Alathur T Rajaganesh (Kanjira)
6.45 p.m. - Sikkil C Gurucharan (Vocal)
V Sanjeev (Violin),  Umayalpuram, K Sivaraman (Mridangam), G Guruprasanna (Kanjira)

Dec. 25, 2019
9.00 a.m. - T N Krishnan, Viji Krishnan Natarajan and Sriram Krishnan (Violin Trio)
Tiruvarur Bhakthavatsalam (Mridangam), Vaikom Gopalakrishnan (Ghatam)
11.45 a.m. - Anahita and Apoorva (Vocal)
Sruti Sarathy (Violin), Kishore Ramesh (Mridangam)
1.30 p.m.- Aishwarya Vidhya Raghunath (Vocal)
K.J.Dileep (Violin), B C Manjunath (Mridangam), TrivandrumR Rajesh (Ghatam)
4.00 p.m. - Ranjani and Gayatri (Vocal)
M Rajeev (Violin), Delhi S Sairam (Mridangam), V Anirudh Athreya (Kanjira)
6.45 p.m.- Sherthalai Dr K N Renganatha Sharma (Vocal)
T K V Ramanujacharlu (Violin), H S Sudhindra (Mridangam), Udupi Balakrishnan (Ghatam)

Dec. 26, 2019
9.00 a.m. - Saraswathi Vidyarthee (Vocal)
Kumbakonam M R Gopinath (Violin), Madipakkam Suresh (Mridangam), H Sivaramakrishnan (Ghatam)
11.45 a.m. - V. Venkatanagarajan (Vocal)
Pappu Gyandev (Violin), T Nikshith (Mridangam)
1.30 p.m. - Vignesh Ishwar (Vocal)
Vittal Rangan (Violin), Akshay Anand (Mridangam), G Ananthakrishnan (Kanjira)
4.00 p.m. - Aruna Sairam (Vocal)
Vittal Ramamurthy (Violin), J Vaidhyanathan (Mridangam), Dr S Karthick (Ghatam)
6.45 p.m. - Sandeep Narayan (Vocal)
R Raghul (Violin), Umayalpuram K Sivaraman (Mridangam), U N Giridhar Udupa (Ghatam)

Dec. 27, 2019
9.00 a.m. - Neyveli Santanagopalan (Vocal)
V V Ravi (Violin), Umayalpuram Mali (Mridangam), A S Krishnan (Moharsing)
11.45 a.m. - Vivek Sadasivam (Vocal)
Sindhu Suchetan (Violin), B.S.Prashanth (Mridangam)
1.30 p.m. - Salem Dr Gayathri Venkatesan (Vocal)
Sriram Sridhar (Violin), Burra Sriram (Mridangam), TirunakkaraK R Rethish (Moharsing)
4.00 p.m. - Bombay Jayashri Ramnath(Vocal)
H N Bhaskar (Violin), Patri Satishkumar(Mridangam), B Shree Sundar Kumar(Kanjira)
6.45 p.m. - S Saketharaman (Vocal)
B U Ganesh Prasad(Violin), Trichy B Harikumar (Mridangam), V Suresh(Ghatam)

Dec. 28, 2019
9.00 a.m. - Bombay Sisters C Saroja and C Lalitha (Vocal)
Usha Rajagopalan (Violin), K R Ganesh (Mridangam), Adambakkam K Sankar(Ghatam)
11.45 a.m. - Sushma Somasekharan (Vocal)
V Deepika (Violin), B Sai Shankar (Mridangam)
1.30 p.m. - Sriranjani Santhanagopalan (Vocal)
Parur M.S.Ananthakrishnan (Violin), K H Vineeth (Mridangam), K R Sivaramakrishnan (Kanjira)
4.00 p.m. - Amritha Murali (Vocal)
Charulatha Ramanujam (Violin), S J Arjun Ganesh (Mridangam), Madipakkam A Murali (Ghatam)
6.45 p.m. - Sanjay Subrahmanyan (Vocal)
S Varadarajan (Violin), Neyveli B Venkatesh (Mridangam), N Guruprasad (Ghatam)

Dec. 29, 2019
9.00 a.m. - Trichur  V Ramachandran (Vocal)
Sangita Kalanidhi, M Chandrasekaran (Violin), Trichur C Narendran (Mridangam), N Amrit (Kanjira)
11.45 a.m. - Anirudh Venkatesh (Vocal)
M Srikanth (Violin), Thirucherai Kaushik Rajagopal (Mridangam)
1.30 p.m. - S Mahathi (Vocal)
Shreya Devnath (Violin), Akshay Ananthapadmanabhan (Mridangam), Srinidhi R Koundinya (Ghatam)
4.00 p.m. - Amrutha Venkatesh (Vocal)
B K Raghu (Violin), Vijay B Natesan (Mridangam), Bhagyalakshmi M Krishna (Moharsing)
6.45 p.m. - Abhishek Raghuram (Vocal)
Vittal Ramamurthy (Violin), Tiruvarur Bhakthavatsalam (Mridangam), B Sree Sundar Kumar (Kanjira)

Dec. 30, 2019
9.00 a.m. - U P Raju and Nagamani (Mandolin Duet)
V V Srinivasa Rao (Violin), Bangalore V Praveen (Mridangam), Perukkavu P L Sudheer (Ghatam)
11.45 a.m. - Sujit Nayak (Flute)
Nagercoil K Anand (Violin), Sai Nivaeithan Ravichandra (Mridangam)
1.30 p.m. - Adithya Prakash (Vocal)
K P Nandini (Violin), Chidambaram S Balashankar (Mridangam), Sumana Chandrashekar (Ghatam)
4.00 p.m. - K Gayatri (Vocal)
L Ramakrishnan (Violin), Poongulam Subramaniam (Mridangam), H Prasanna (Ghatam)
6.45 p.m. - Jayanthi Kumaresh (Veena)
K U Jayachandra Rao (Mridangam), Trichy S Krishnaswamy(Ghatam)

Dec. 31, 2019
9.00 a.m. - Dr. B Balasubrahmaniyan (Vocal)
C N Chandrashekharan (Violin), Thanjavur Murugabhoopathi (Mridangam), S Hariharasubramanian (Ghatam)
11.45 a.m. - Lakshmi Ramasubramanian (Veena)
L Sudarsan Srinivas (Mridangam)
1.30 p.m. - Vishaal R Sapuram (Chitraveena)
C N Thyagaraju (Violin), Rajesh Srinivasan (Mridangam), Nerkunam S Manikantan (Moharsing)
4.00 p.m. - J A Jayanth (Flute)
B Anantha Krishnan (Violin), V V Ramanamurthy (Mridangam), S Venkataramanan (Kanjira), Bangalore B Rajasekar (Moharsing)
6.45 p.m. - Manjiri Asanare – Kelkar (Hindustani Vocal)
Siddhesh Bicholkar (Harmonium), Mandar Puranik (Tabla)

Jan. 1, 2020
9.15 a.m. - T.V. Gopalakrishnan (Vocal),
VVS Murari (Violin), Anantha R Krishnan (Mridangam), Tirupunithura Radhakrishnan Ghatam
3.45 p.m. - Mangala Isai - Adyar D.Balasubramani (Nadaswaram)
G.Vinothkumar (Nadaswaram), Adyar P.V.Dhakchinamoorthi (Tavil), Adyar D. Senthilkumar (Tavil)
5.00 p.m. - Sadas
7.00p.m. - Special programme – Namasankeertanam by Tukkaram Ganapathy and Party

July 22, 2019

Vidushi S Sowmya is chosen for Sangita Kalanidhi award by The Music Academy

The Music Academy has announced Sangita Kalanidhi and other awards. At its meeting held today, 21st July 2019, the Executive Committee of the Music Academy unanimously decided on the Sangita Kalanidhi and other awards.



The awards for 2020 are:

Sangita Kalanidhi - Dr. S. Sowmya
Sangita Kala Acharya - Smt. Seetha Narayanan and Smt. M.S. Sheela
T.T.K. Awards - Shri. Vyasarpadi Kothandaraman and Shri Rajkumar Bharathi
Musicologist Award - Dr. Arati N.Rao
Nritya Kalanidhi Award for Dance - Smt. Priyadarsini Govind

The profiles of the awardees as provided in the Press Release by The Music Academy are here:

Dr. S. Sowmya, an outstanding Carnatic vocalist has been chosen for the coveted Sangita Kalanidhi award. A disciple of Sangita Kalanidhi Dr S. Ramanathan and Sangita Kala Acharya T. Muktha, S. Sowmya is one of the foremost exponents of the art today. A Ph.D. holder from the University of Madras, she is known for her intellectual approach to music. She is a part of the faculty of The Music Academy’s Advanced School of Carnatic Music. She is also on the Academic Council of the Tamil Nadu Music and Fine Arts University. She will preside over the 93rd Annual Conference of The Music Academy to be held from 15th December 2019 to 1st January 2020.

Smt. Seetha Narayanan is a senior performer and guru and embraces a wide variety of schools - the Sangita Kalanidhi Tiger Varadachariar bhani and the Sangita Kalanidhi Semmangudi Srinivasa Iyer bhani that she absorbed through several disciples of the stalwarts. She also came under the tutelage of Sangita Kalanidhi Dr S Ramanathan. She has trained numerous students in her style.

Smt. M.S. Sheela, the other Sangita Kala Acharya awardee is a torchbearer for Carnatic Music in Karnataka. She holds a post graduate degree in the subject. She trained under her mother M N Rathna and later under Sangita Kalanidhi R K Srikantan. She has established her name in the classical, devotional and light music genres. She has trained several disciples who carry forward her style of music.

Shri. Vyasarpadi Kothandaraman is among the most popular Nagaswaram artistes in the field, Kothandaraman comes from Thirupulivanam near Kanchipuram. He had his training under his father, Gopalaswami, and is not only a popular performer known for emphasising the lyrical aspects via his music but is also a guru, teaching several students the difficult and demanding art of nagaswaram.
Shri Rajkumar Bharathi is a great grandson of the national poet Subramani Bharathi. He began his tutelage under his mother Lalitha, when 5. He later trained under Valliyur Gurumurthi, and Sangita Kalanidhis M Balamuralikrishna and T V Gopalakrishnan. Beginning as a performer, he later moved on to composing, for dance, audio CDs, fusion projects and thematic presentations.

Dr. Arati N.Rao is Assistant Professor, Jain University, Bengaluru where she researches and teaches in the area of musicology. She received her Ph.D., from the University of Mysore on the topic ‘ Vijayanagara as a Seat of Music’. She has published several papers in journals and presented papers in international conferences apart from being involved in ongoing research projects.

Smt. Priyadarsini Govind is one of the foremost Bharatanatyam dancers among the current generation. She was trained by two stalwarts, Shri S.K. Rajarathnam Pillai and Smt. Kalanidhi Narayanan and has performed in all the major centres in India and abroad in a career spanning two decades. She has also participated in many international Dance festivals and collaborative works apart from having some productions to her credit. She has received the Kalaimamani award from the Government of Tamil Nadu. She was the Director of Kalakshetra Foundation for a term until recently.
Sangita Kalanidhi and other music awards will be conferred at the Sadas of the Music festival on 1st January 2020. The Nritya Kalanidhi Award will be presented at the Inauguration of the Dance Festival on 3rd January 2020.

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'.