January 05, 2015

Senior mridangam vidwan plays along with Western instrumentalists in Carnatic music

Madirimangalam Swaminathan played mridangam along with the young mandolin artiste U. Rajesh and the classical pianist Anil Srinivasan at the Global Music Festival organised by Sri Parthasarathy Swami Sabha in memory of 'Mandolin' U. Srinivas. Here are a few photos by Smita Joshi.






January 03, 2015

Dance Festival at the Music Academy - Jan. 3 to 9, 2015

The annual dance festival at the Music Academy was started in 2006 and the festival begins on 3rd January every year and lasts for a week. Venue: TTK Auditorium, The Music Academy, Chennai -14

This year's schedule:

Jan. 3, 3015
6.00 p.m. - 7.30 p.m. - Srinidhi Chidambaram (Bharatanatyam)
7.45 p.m. - 9.15 p.m. - Paduka Pattabhishekam by Kalakshetra

Jan. 4, 2015
10.00 a.m.– 11.15 a.m - Divya Devaguptapu (Bharatanatyam)
11.30 a.m. -12.45 p.m. - Sandhya Raju (Kuchipudi)
6.00 p.m. - 7.30 p.m. - Alarmel Valli (Bharatanatyam), Music: Bombay Jayashri Ramnath
7.45 p.m.- 9.15 p.m. - Sujata Mohapatra (Odissi)

Jan.5, 2015
10.00 a.m.– 11.15 a.m - Aishwarya Narayanaswamy Balasubramanian (Bharatanatyam)
11.30 a.m. -12.45 p.m. - Jyotsna Jagannathan (Bharatanatyam)
6.00 p.m. - 7.30 p.m. - Rama Vaidyanathan (Bharatanatyam)
7.45 p.m.- 9.15 p.m. - Surupa Sen and Bijayini Satpathy - Nrityagram (Odissi)

Jan. 6, 2015
10.00 a.m.– 11.15 a.m - R. Jai Quehaeni (Bharatanatyam)
11.30 a.m. -12.45 p.m. - P. Praveen Kumar (Bharatanatyam)
6.00 p.m. - 7.30 p.m. - Leela Samson (Bharatanatyam)
7.45 p.m.- 9.15 p.m. - Pallavi Krishnan and Troupe (Mohini Attam)

Jan. 7, 2015
10.00 a.m.– 11.15 a.m - Sonali Skandan (Bharatanatyam)
11.30 a.m. -12.45 p.m. - Janaki Rangarajan (Bharatanatyam)
6.00 p.m. - 7.30 p.m. - Malavika Sarukkai (Bharatanatyam)
7.45 p.m.- 9.15 p.m. - Jai Kishore Mosalikanti and Troupe (Kuchipudi)

Jan. 8, 2015
10.00 a.m.– 11.15 a.m - Apoorva Jayaraman (Bharatanatyam)
11.30 a.m. -12.45 p.m. - Vaibhav Arekar (Bharatanatyam)
6.00 p.m. - 7.30 p.m. - Urmila Sathyanarayanan (Bharatanatyam)
7.45 p.m.- 9.15 p.m. -  Aditi Mangaldas (Kathak)

Jan. 9, 2015
10.00 a.m.– 11.15 a.m - Deepa Raghavan (Bharatanatyam)
11.30 a.m. -12.45 p.m. - Uma Nambudripad Sathyanarayanan (Bharatanatyam)
6.00 p.m. - 7.30 p.m. - Shridhar and Anuradha (Bharatanatyam)
7.45 p.m.- 9.15 p.m. -  Rudrakshya Foundation (Odissi)

January 02, 2015

Music Fest dedicated to Mandolin Srinivas at Sri Parthasarathy Swami Sabha

A two-day Global Music Festival dedicated to 'mandolin' U. Srinivas is held at Vidyabharathi, Mylapore organised by Sri Parthasarthy Swami Sabha

Jan. 3, 2015
9.30 a.m. - Ashwath Narayanan (Vocal), B. Ananthakrishnan (Violin), N.C. Bharadwaj (Mridangam)
11.00 a.m. - G. ravikiran (Vocal), M. rajeev (Violin), Akshay Ananthapadmanabhan (Mridangam), Chandrasekara Sharma (Ghatam)
12.30 p.m. - Sunil Gargyan (Vocal), Mysore Sangeetha (Violin), Akshay Ram (Mridangam)
2.00 p.m. - Anahita & Apoorva (Vocal), Shraddha Ravindran (Violin), N.C. Bharadwaj (Mridangam)
3.30 p.m. - S. Aishwarya (Vocal). Anuthama Murali (Violin), B. Sivaraman (Mridangam), H. Sivaramakrishnan (Ghatam)
5.00 p.m. - Sumithra Vasudev (Vocal), Akkarai Swarnalatha (Violin), Arjun ganesh (Mridangam), N. Guruprasad (Ghatam)
6.45 p.m. - Rajhesh Vaidhya (Veena), Karukurichi Mohanram (Mridangam), Lalgudi Sriganesh (Mridangam), Saihari - Tenkasi Paramasivam - Karukurichi Subramaniam

Jan. 4, 2015
9.30 a.m. - K. Sathyanarayana (Keyboard), B. Ananthakrishnan (Violin), S.J. Arjun Kumar (Mridangam). G. harihara Sharma (Ghatam)
11.00 a.m. - Aishwarya Shankar (Vocal), Nagercoil Anand (Violin), Trivandrum Hariharan (Mridangam)
12.30 p.m. - Brinda Manickavasagam (Vocal), S.V. Sudarshan (Violin), Madurai B. Sundar (Mridangam)
2.00 p.m. - Cuddalore S.J. Jananiy (Vocal), V. Suresh babu (Violin), Guru Raghavendra (Mridangam), H. Sivaramakrishnan (Ghatam)
5.00 p.m. Pattabhirama Pandit (Vocal), M.A. Sundareswaran (Violin), Mannargudi Easwaran (Mridangam)
6.45 p.m. - U. Rajesh (Mandolin) & Anil Srinivasan (Piano), Madirimangalam Swaminathan (Mridangam), B.S. Purushotham (Kanjira)