December 19, 2013

Special thematic concerts at Madhuradhwani

A special thematic concerts are hosted by Madhuradhwani on Dec. 21 and 22 at Arkay Convention Centre, RH Road, Mylapore.

Here are the details:

Dec. 21, 2013 - Saturday
9.30 am - 11.00 am : Lalitha Ravi - dance music forms. H V Raghuram - Violin, Surya Subramaniam - Mridangam"

11.00 am - 12 30 pm : Savita Sriram - Music & Spirituality. Karaikal Venkata Subramnaiam - Violin, M S Venkarsubramanian - Mridangam

2.00 pm - 3.30 pm : Kruthi Bhatt (Lalgudi Jayaramn's Compostion). Kamalakiran - Violin, Sriram Natarajan - Mridangam, Balaji Chandran - Ghatam

3.30 pm - 5.00 pm : Tiruvarur Girish - Dhanammal bani. Vittal Ramamurthy - Violin, Poovalur Sriji - Mridangam

5.00 pm - 7.00pm : Kiranavali Vidyasankar - Traditional tukkadas. Anuradha Sridhar - Violin, Sai Giridhar - Mridangam, Akshay Ananthapadmanabhan

7.00 pm - 9.00 pm : Suguna Varadachari - Tribute to Saint Tyagaraja by other composers.

Dec. 22, 2013 - Sunday

9.30 am - 11.00 am : Uday Shankar - lec dem on slide-flute instrument - Chitravenu

11.00 am - 12 30 pm : Shankaran Mahadevan - T R S Bani. S P Anantha Padmanabha - Violin, Ram Sriram - Mirdangam

2.00 pm - 3.30 pm : Vishal Sapuram- Rakthi Ragas. Akkarai Swarnalatha - Violin, Surya Ravi Ganesh - Mridangam

3.30 pm - 5.00 pm - Bhargavi Balasubramanian - OVK compositions. Akkarai Swarnalatha - Violin, R Sankaranarayanan - Mirdangam

5.00 pm - 7.00pm: V K Manimaran - Gopalakrishna Bharathi. Shertalai Shivakumar - Violin, H S Sudeendra - Mridangam

7.00 pm - 9.00 pm : Neela Ramgopal - Shastris of Music. Ranjani Ramakrishnan - Violin, Ramesh Srinivasan - Mridangam

All concerts will be live on web link
http://www.arkayconventioncenter.in/videos.aspx

December 17, 2013

eAmbalam presents SaMaaGaMa 2013

eAmbalam presents, SaMaaGaMa 2013

Festival Starts on 20th Dec 2013 to 22nd Dec 2013

Three days of various Events taking place all at one place, packed with Fusion concerts, Bharatha Natyam, Jugalbandhi, Harikatha, Hindhusthani concerts and many more.

For full Program schedule please visit http://www.ambalam.org/samaagamaa/shows.php#evening

Venue: Nageshwara Park, Luz, Mylapore

Contact: 44 4301 6555


December 15, 2013

Pocket reference Guide for all Musicians & Dancers...

Photo by L. Baba Prasad

If you want to find the Raga for a particular Song, Name of the Composer for particular KRITI, this is a MUST HAVE RIG-3 (Raga Identification Guide-3) compiled by K. Balasubramaniam.  You can call 044- 24992474/ 9444525765

December 07, 2013

A compact guide to the 'season'

With Mylapore Fine Arts Club opening its December season today, the concerts have grown in number to two dozens a day. To guide you through the 'season', S. Kannan comes up with a pocket sized programme booklet, fully supported by the textile king Nalli.

Photo & content by L. Baba Prasad

Organised date-wise, this guide lists all the concerts that happen between Dec. 1 and mid-January.
You can pick up the booklet from all the Nalli outlets - Panagal Park - T. Nagar, Nageshwaran Road, T. Nagar, Kasturiba Nagar, Adyar, 2nd Avenue, Anna Nagar and Narada Gana Sabha Foyer Stall (Afternoon)

December 05, 2013

Brahma Gana Sabha opens its December festival

Dec. 3 is almost  a fixed date for Brahma Gana Sabha to begin their season's concerts every year. The inauguration also marks the presentation of awards as in many other sabhas. The 'Padmam' titles are given away to senior artistes in music, dance and drama.

This year the title Naadha Padhmam was presented  to vocalist Sanjay Subrahmanyan. Naatya Padhmam to Prof C. V. Chandrasekar and Naataka Padhmam to Kovai Paddhu.
A new award Vaadhya Padhmam instituted this year was awarded to Trichy R.Thayumanavan, a senior Mridangam, Kanjira and Konnakol exponent.

This is also the day for release of the small programme guided for the rasikas.

Sanjay Subrahmanyam has published the video recording of his award acceptance speech in his YouTube channel. Watch it here.

The evening concerts are ticketed. The concerts by young artistes during the afternoon are open to all.
Check out Brahma Gana Sabha's schedule here - http://www.chennaidecemberseason.com/2013/12/brahma-gana-sabha-december-art-festival.html


December 04, 2013

The TAPAS Sangeetha - Natya Festival 2013

Here is yet another sabha and venue to add to the December mega music season.
The Tapas Sangeetha-Natya Festival is hosted by the Tapas Academy. The concerts are open to all. But you need to obtain a Kutcheri / season pass to attend the concerts. Contact 89392 89798 for passes.

Venue: Tatvaloka Auditorium, Eldams Road, Chennai - 18

The schedule:

Dec. 16, 2013
5.15 p.m. - Balaganesan & Bageswari - nadaswaram
6.45 p.m. - S. R. Veeraraghavan - Vocal

Dec. 17, 2013
5.15 p.m. - Bhavadhaarini Anantharaman - Vocal
6.45 p.m. - B. Govindarajan - Vocal

Dec. 18, 2013
5.15 p.m. - Awards - Maha Tapasvi to T.N. Seshagopalam, Vidhya Tapasvi to Dr. R. ganesh and Dr. Ananda Sankar Jayant
6.45 p.m. - T.N. Seshagopalan (Vocal)

Dec. 19, 2013
5.15 p.m. - Maharajapuram Ganesh Viswananthan (Vocal)
6.45 p.m. - Neyveli Santhanagopalan (Vocal)

Dec. 20, 2013
5.15 p.m. - Dr. Prameela Gurumurthy (Lec-dem)
6.45 p.m. - Chinmaya Sisters - Uma & Radhika

Dec. 21, 2013
5.15 p.m. - Arundhathi Krishnan (Vocal)
6.45 p.m. - Sriram parthasarathy (Vocal)

Dec. 22, 2013
5.15 p.m. - Sunil Gagryan (Vocal)
6.45 p.m. - Dr. R. Ganesh (Vocal)

Dec. 23, 2013
5.15 p.m. - Dr. M.A. Bhageerathi (Lec-dem)
6.45 p.m. - Sowmya Srinivasan (Vocal)

Dec. 24, 2013
5.15 p.m. - Saaswati Prabhu (Vocal)
6.45 p.m. - Tirumala brothers - Rangachari & Embar Kasturi

Dec. 25, 2013
5.15 p.m. - Pragathy Guruprasad (Vocal)
6.45 p.m. - O.S. Thiagarajan (Vocal)

Dec. 26, 2013
5.15 p.m. - Prasanna Venkatesh (Vocal)
6.45 p.m. - Carnatica Brothers - K.N. Sashikiran & P. Ganesh

Dec. 27, 2013
5.15 p.m. - Kanchana Rajesh (Vocal)
6.45 p.m. - Kunnakudy M. Balamuralikrishna (Vocal)

Dec. 28, 2013
5.15 p.m. - Bharat Sundar (Vocal)
6.45 p.m. - S.P. Ramh (Vocal)

Dec. 29, 2013
5.15 p.m. - Lakshmi Kumaraguruparan (Vocal)
6.45 p.m. - Kalakad Brothers Thiagarajan & Srinivasan

Dec. 30, 2013
5.15 p.m. - Deekshitha Venkataraman (Vocal)
6.45 p.m. - Maharajapuram Ramachandran (Vocal)

Dec. 31, 2013
5.15 p.m. - Lavanya Sundaram (Vocal)
6.45 p.m. - M. Nandini (Violin) & Sahana Banerjee (Sitar) - Jugalbandhi

The Tapas Natya Festival will be held at
T.N. Rajarathinam Pillai Muthamizh Peravai, Durgabai
Deshmukh Road, Chennai - 28

The schedule:

Jan. 2, 2014
5.45 p.m. - Sairam Krishnaswamy (Bharatanatyam)
7.15 p.m. - Dato' Ramli Ibrahim (Bharatanatyam)

Jan. 3, 2014
5.45 p.m. - Shruthi Ram Mohan (Bharathanatyam)
7.15 p.m. - Baladevi Chandrashekar (Bharatanatyam)

Jan. 4, 2014
5.45 p.m. - Manasa Sriram (Bharatanatyam)
7.15 p.m. - Anuradha Sridhar & Sridhar (Bharatanatyam)

Jan. 5, 2014
5.45 p.m. - Divya Haripadman (Bharatanatyam)
7.15 p.m. - Melattur Mali & troupe (Bhagavatha Mela)

Jan. 6, 2014
5.45 p.m. - Deepika Shanthakumar (Bharatanatyam)
7.15 p.m. - Narthaki Nataraj (Bharatanatyam)

Jan. 7, 2014
5.45 p.m. - Murugashankari Leo Prabhu (Bharatanatyam)
7.15 p.m. - Sadanam Balakrishnan (Kathakali)

Jan. 8, 2014
5.45 p.m. - Ashwin Kumar Iyer (Lecture)
7.15 p.m. - V.P. Dhananjayan & Shantha Dhananjayan ( Bharatanatyam)

Jan. 9, 2014
5.45 p.m. - Uma Govind (Bharatanatyam)
7.15 p.m. - Swathy Somnath (Kuchipudi)

Jan. 10, 2014
5.45 p.m. - Jisha Sanil (Bharatanatyam)
7.15 p.m. - Jigyasa Giri (Kathak)

Jan. 11, 2014
5.45 p.m. - Lavanya Rathnaswamy (Bharatanatyam)
7.15 p.m. - Gopika Varma (Mohiniattam)

Jan. 12, 2014
5.45 p.m. - Dhanya Poduval (Bharatanatyam)
7.15 p.m. - Mahalakshmi Ashwin (Bharatanatyam)

Jan. 13, 2014
5.45 p.m. - Vijay (Bharatanatyam)
7.15 p.m. - Kavitha Ramu (Bharatanatyam)

Jan. 14, 2014
5.45 p.m. - Kruthika Jayakumar (Bharatanatyam)
7.15 p.m. - Priya Murle (Bharatanatyam)