October 31, 2009

Sabhas

List of Sabhas in Chennai

*The list is updated in Dec. 2013 and is not exhaustive*

Adambakkam Sapthaswaralaya Trust 
26. Second Street, Shanthi Nagar,
Adambakkam.
Chennai 600088
Phone: +44.2260.0927
Email: admsapthaswaralaya@gmail.com

Asthika Samajam, Venus Colony
1st Street Venus Colony, Alwarpet
Chennai 600018
+91 (44) 24352242

Bharath Kalachar
No. 17 Thirumalai Pillai Road
T.Nagar Chennai-17
Phone: +9144.2834.3045
Website: http://www.bharatkalachar.com
Email id: bkygp@rediffmail.com

Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan
18,20 &22, East Mada Street,
Mylapore, Chennai – 600 004.
Phone: 044-24643420, 24643450
Fax: 044-24641045
Email: bvb@vsnl.com

Brahma Gana Sabha 
No. 50, Alamelumangapuram
Mylapore
Chennai 600004
Phone: 044-24642767
Mobile: 9444444767.
www.brahmaganasabha.com
Email id: brahmaganasabha@gmail.com

Charsur Arts Foundation
72-M, Shruti Ashwin apartments,(3rd floor)
C.P. Ramaswamy road,
Alwarpet, Chennai - 600018
+91 44 24994119, +91 44 24987189
Email: caf@charsur.com

Chennai Cultural Academy Trust
Apt B1, Krishco Apartments, 20 Taylors Estate 2nd Street,
Kodambakkam, Chennai - 600024
M: +919840074538. P: +914424834823 US VOIP: +12122022547
E: bala@chennaicultural.com

Chennai Fine Arts
75/9 First Main Road,
Gandhi Nagar, Adyar,
Chennai – 600 020.
8939664030, chitravina@gmail.com

Hamsadhwani 
No. 2 8th Lane Indira Nagar
Adyar, Chennai-600020
Phone: 044-24915555.
www.hamsadhwani.org.in
Email id: info@hamsadhwani.org.in & hamsadhwani@vsnl.net

Hamsavinodhini
22/2, R K Puram 3rd Street
West Mambalam, Chennai 600033
Phone: 98408 45507

Indian Fine Arts Society
Devi Arihant, Flat No 16, I Floor
15, Dr.Nair Road, T.Nagar,
Chennai - 600 017.
Phone : +44.2815.4360

Kalakshetra
Thiruvanmiyur, Chennai 600041
Phone: +91-44-24524057 / +91-44-24520836
Fax: +91-44-24524359
e-mail: programmes@kalakshetra.in
www.kalakshetra.net

Kalarasana  
B-15, Mookambigai Apartments, 20, Srinivasa Avenue Road,
R.A.Puram, Chennai-28
Ph: 91-44-24939539

Karpagam Gardens Satsangh
15, Fourth Cross, Karpagam Gardens,
Adyar, Chennai 600 020
Phone: 2491 4221, Mobile: 94440 34221
E.Mail: kgsatsangh@gmail.com

Kartik Fine Arts 
No. 39 New No.16 Bheemanna Garden Street
Chennai-600018.
Phone: 044-2499778.
Website: http://kartikfinearts.com
Email id: kartikfinearts@gmail.com

Madhuradhwani
46, Oms Lakshanan 3rd floor,
Rayapettah High Road,Mylapore,
Chennai - 600 004.
Mail:asrk@arkay.co.in

Mudhra
“Seetharam”,
New No.26, Rama Street,
Nungambakkam,
Chennai - 600 034.
Phone: 044-28264493 Mobile: 9840072821.
Website: www.mudhra.org
Email id: mudhrasabha@gmail.com & bhaskar@mudhra.org

Naada Inbam
No. 85/2 Luz Avenue,
Chennai-600004.
Phone: +44.2499.2672
Email: naadainbam@gmail.com

Nada Sudha
No. 20,Vandikaran Theru,
Velachery,Chennai-600042
Phone: 9176309996,  9940656260, 9841070390
email id: nadasudhachennai@gmail.com
Website: http://www.nadasudha.hpage.com

Nadopasana  
14, L.B.Road, 1st street, Indiranagar, Chennai-20
Phone: 24417594, 98409 18365
Nalinakanthi

Nandi Fine Arts
K. Muthuswamy – Founder, Hony Secretary
S-4, A Block, Vasanth Apts, 140 VM St, Royapettah, Chennai -14
Ph – 9444224313
Email – kaprigem@yahoo.com

Narada Gana Sabha
314, T. T. K. Road,
Chennai – 600 018
Phone: 2499.3201
Fax: 4210.9989
E-mail: ngsabha@airtel.mail.in

Nayaki
2, Murugappa Road , Kotturpuram, Chennai 600 085

Rasika Ranjani Sabha
No. 30/1, Sundareswarar Street
Mylapore, Chennai-4.
Phone: 24941767

Saraswathi Vaggeyakara Trust
6, Kalamegam Street, East Tambaram
Chennai 600 059

Sarvani Sangeetha Sabha
52, Vijaya Raghava Road , T.Nagar,
Chennai 600 017

Shanthi Fine Arts & Endowments (SAFE) 
8/1, Bishop Waller Avenue West
Mylapore, Chennai - 600004
Phone: 24994208, 24935014

Sri Kapali Fine Arts
28 (Old no. 46A), Bheemasena Garden Street,
Mylapore, Chennai - 600004
Phone: 98400 24639

Sri Krishna Gana Sabha 
No. 20 Maharajapuram Santhanam Salai
T.Nagar, Chennai-600017
Phone: 044- 28140806.
Website: www.krishnaganasabha.org
Email id: krishnaganasabha@gmail.com

Sri Parthasarathy Swami Sabha
100, T.P. Koil Street
Triplicane, Chennai – 600005
Phone: 044-28441837.
Mobile: 9444701446
Website: http://parthasarathysabha.com
Email id: parthasabha@gmail.com

Sri Rama Bhaktha Jana Samaj  
S-17B, Ponnambalam Salai, K.K. Nagar, Chennai-78
Ph: 91-44-23661529 / 9444417729
e-mail: ramabakthas@hotmail.com

Sri Ram Samaj
47, Arya Gowder Road,
West Mambalam,
Chennai - 600033.
Phone : 044-2489 3077, 044-2471 6246
Website:http://www.sriramsamaj.org/
Email : sriramsamaj@gmail.com

Sri Thyaga Brahma Gana Sabha
Vani Mahal, 103, G.N. Road,
T.Nagar, Chennai - 600 017.
Tamil Nadu.
Telephone : 044-28152166.
Website: www.vanimahal.com
Email id: vanimahal@gmail.com

Tamil Isai Sangam  
Raja Annamalai Mandram, Chennai-108
Ph: 91-44-25341425 / 91-44-25341958
www.tamilisaisangam.in

The Music Academy
No. 168 T.T.K.Road
Chennai-14.
Ph: 28112231 2811516
Website: http://www.musicacademymadras.in/
Email id: music@musicacademymadras.com & musicacademy@vsnl.com

The Mylapore Fine Arts Club
No. 45 Musiri Subramaniam Salai
Mylapore
Chennai 600004
Phones: 044-24997755

October 30, 2009

The Music Academy awards for 2009

The Madras December Season actually starts as early as July/August with the The Music Academy announcing the prestigious award – Sangita Kalanidhi.

The Academy also honours reputed gurus, composers and musicologists every year.

Here is the list of awardees for 2009. These artistes will be awarded and felicitated on the day of ’sadas’ (the experts committee meet) on Jan. 2, 2010

The awardees are :

Sangita Kalanidhi – Valayapatti Sri A. R. Subramaniam (Tavil Maestro)
Sangita Kala Acharya – Trivandrum Shri R. Venkataraman (Veena Vidvan)
Sangita Kala Acharya – Smt. N. S. Jayalakshmi (Dance Guru)
T T K Award – Trichy Shri R. Thayumanavan (Konnakkol exponent) and
Sri Akella Mallikarjuna Sharma (Violinist and Musicologist)
Musicologist Award – Sri B. M. Sundaram

Official announcement here
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Sri Thyaga Brahma Gana Sabha Awards – 2009

Sri Thyaga Brahma Gana Sabha is more popularly known through the name of its auditorium, Vani Mahal. The sabha presents Vani Kala Sudhakara awards in various art forms.

2009 Vani Kala Sudhakara awardees:

Shri. Trichur V. Ramachandran (Vocal)
Shri. U. Shrinivas (Mandolin)
Shri. Tiruvarur Bakthavatsalam (Mrudangam)
Smt. Rajeswari Sainath (Bharatanatyam)
Shri. Koothapiran (Drama)

Official Website of Sri Thyaga Brahma Gana Sabha here
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Kalakshetra Art Festival 2009

Kalakshetra’s Annual Art Festival coincides with the Christmas Holiday season.

The traditional performance spaces and the ambiance and the theme for each year’s festival make it very special among the art patrons and rasikas.

Ticket rates
Rs. 500/-, 300/-, 200/-, 100/- (also for floor) 50/- available at Kalakshetra
(call +91-44 -24521169) or online at www.kalakshetra.in

The Schedule of Annual Art Festival of Kalakshetra – 2009

The theme for the year is Six Parts of Ramayana

December 20, 2009 – Sunday
6.30 p.m. – Sita Swayamvaram – Dance-drama

December 21, 2009 – Monday
6.30 p.m. – Sri Rama Vanagamanam – Dance-drama

December 22, 2009 – Tuesday
6.30 p.m. – Paduka Pattabhishekam – Dance-drama

December 23, 2009 – Wednesday
6.30 p.m. – Sabari Moksham – Dance-drama

December 24, 2009 – Thursday
6.30 p.m. – Choodamani Pradanam – Dance-drama

December 25, 2009 – Friday
10.00 a.m. – 04.00 p.m. – Gilligilippu – Children programme
6.30 p.m. – Maha Pattabhishekam- Dance-drama

SAMAGAM – NORTH INDIAN GANDHARVA FESTIVAL

December 26, 2009 – Saturday
6.00 p.m. – Shri Sayed Zafar Khan – Sitar
7.30 p.m. – Shri Madhup Mudgal – Hindustani Vocal

December 27, 2009 – Sunday
6.00 p.m. – Shri Kailash Sharma – Flute
7.30 p.m. – Smt. Padma Talwalkar – Hindustani Vocal

December 28, 2009 – Monday
6.00 p.m. – Smt. Manjusha Kulkarni ‘Patil’ – Hindustani Vocal
7.30 p.m. – Dr. N. Rajam & Sangeetha – Violin

December 29, 2009 – Tuesday
6.00 p.m. – Pandit Tejendra Narayan Mazumdar – Sarod
7.30 p.m. – Pandit Vinayak Torvi – Hindustani Vocal

December 30, 2009 – Wednesday
6.00 p.m. – Pandit Nayan Ghosh – Sitar
7.30 p.m. – Smt. Ashwini Bhide ‘Despande’ – Hindustani Vocal

December 31, 2009 – Thursday
6.30 p.m. – ‘Punarmava’ by Kathak Kendra

January 1, 2010 – Friday
6.30 p.m. – Krishna Bharatam by Sheejith Krishna

January 2, 2010 – Saturday

6.30 p.m. – Carnatic Vocal Concert by Smt. Sudha Raghunathan & Party

January 3, 2010 – Sunday
6.30 p.m. – Carnatic Vocal Concert by Sri. P. Unnikrishnan & Party

January 4, 2010 - Monday
6.30 p.m. - Carnatic Vocal Concert by Madurai Sri. T.N. Seshagopalan & Party

January 5, 2010 - Tuesday
6.30 p.m. - ‘Karna Sapatham’ by Mali presented by Kalamandalam Gopi, Sadanam Balakrishnan and Party (Kathakali)

Note : The repeat performance of ‘Sabari Moksham’ Dance-drama will be held at Sri Krishna Gana Sabha on December 29, 2009 – Tuesday at 7.30 p.m.

The official website of Kalakshetra Foundation here.

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The Hindu Friday Review November Fest

The leading publishing house in Chennai, The Hindu hosts a series of concerts in various genres under its arts supplement Friday Review from the year 2005.

Usually held at the Music Academy auditorium, they draw big crowds.
The donor passes for the series come for Rs. 1000, Rs. 1750, Rs. 3000.
The daily tickets are priced at Rs. 200, Rs. 350, Rs. 600

Tickets for all shows will be available from Nov. 6 at The Music Academy, Landmark (Nungambakkam), Concorde Motors, No. 42 Velachery Road, Chennai – 32 and The Hindu Office, 859-860 Anna Salai.

You can also buy tickets online here.

Schedule of concerts

Nov 17, 2009 – Abida Parveen, Pakistani singer – Sufi

Nov 18, 2009 – Channulal Mishra - Hindustani vocal (Kirana Gharana)

Nov 19, 2009 – James Ryan Quartet – Australian musician, Jazz

Nov 20, 2009 – O.S. Arun and Sanjeev Abhyankar – Songs of Surdas

Nov 21, 2009 – Gong Myong – Korean Contemporary music

Nov 22, 2009 – Osibisa – Afro-Rock

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Bharat Kalachar Nalli Swagatham Margazhi Vizha

A Pre-December season festival is held at Bharat Kalachar every year.

At Sri YGP Auditorium, 17, Thirumalai Road, T. Nagar

Here is the schedule of NALLI SWAGATHAM MARGAZHI VIZHA

Nov. 28, 2009 – Saturday

4.30 p.m. – Inauguration
5.00 p.m. – Ghatam Karthick’s Ensemble
7.00 p.m. – Meenakshi Srinivasan – Bharatanatyam

Nov. 29, 2009 – Sunday

  • 10.00 a.m. – Prakash Hariharan – Mandolin, S.P.Ananthapadmanabhan – Violin, K. Parthasarathy – Mridangam, C.S.Venkatramanan – Kanjira
  • 4.00 p.m. – S. Mahathi – VOCAL, Melakaveri Thiagarajan – Violin, B. Ganapathiraman – Mridangam, N. Guruprasad – Ghatam
  • 6.45 p.m. – Sulakshana Jayaraman – Thematic Bharatanatyam – ‘SHIVOHAM’

Nov. 30, 2009 – Monday

  • 5.00 p.m. – Sriranjani Santhanagopalan – Vocal, Rahul -Violin, B. Sivaraman – Mridangam, Anirudh Athreya – Kanjira
  • 7.15 p.m. – Pavithra Srinivasan – Thematic Bharatanatyam ‘SUNDARA KANDAM’

Dec. 1, 2009 – Tuesday

  • 5.00 p.m. – Mohan Santhanam – Vocal, M. R. Gopinath – Violin, Srimushnam Raja Rao – Mridangam, E. M. Subramaniam – Ghatam
  • 7.15 p.m. – JANANI JAGAT KARANI - thematic Bharathanatyam by the Disciples of Sheela Unnikrishnan (Sri Devi Nruthyalaya)

Dec. 2, 2009 – Wednesday

  • 5.00 p.m. – CHINMAYA SISTERS – Uma and Radhika (Vocal), Mysore Srikanth – Violin, Nellai A. Balaji – Mridangam, Nanganallur Swaminathan – Ghatam

Dec. 3, 2009 – Thursday

  • 5.00 p.m. – Kuldip M Pai – Vocal, B, Ananthakrishnan – Violin, S. J. Arjun Ganesh – Mridangam, D. V. Venkatasubramanian – Ghatam
  • 7.15 p.m. – Srekala Bharath – Bharathanatyam

Dec. 4, 2009 – Friday

  • 5.00 p.m. – Gayathri Sankaran – Vocal, Meera Sivaramakrishnan – Violin, Sherthalai R. Ananthakrishnan – Mridangam
  • 7.15 p.m. – Bhargavi Gopalan – Bharatanatyam

Dec. 5, 2009 – Saturday

  • 10.00 a.m. – Archana & Aarthi (PSBB Alumni) – Vocal, Disciples of Smt. R. Vedavalli), M. Rajeev – Violin, N. C. Bharadwaj – Mridangam
  • 4.00 pm – Amruta Sankaranarayanan – Vocal, Mullaivasal G. Chandramouli – Violin, Melakaveri K. Balaji – Mridangam
  • 6.45 p.m. – Disciples of Smt. Chitra Visweswaran – Bharatanatyam

Dec. 6, 2009 – Sunday

  • 10.00 a.m. – Isai Mazhalai’s ‘Sastriyamum Cinemavum’
  • 4.00 p.m. – Sufi Qawwali by Jyoti Nair and Munna Shaukath Ali
  • 7.00 p.m. – Bijayani Satpathy and Surupa Sen - Odissi (Nrithyogram, Bengaluru)

Dec. 7, 2009 – Monday

  • 5.00 p.m. – SRIRAM GANGADHARAN – VOCAL, H. N. Bhaskar – Violin, N. Ramakrishnan – Mridangam, Papanasam S. Sethuraman – Kanjira
  • 7.15 p.m. – A. LAKSHMAN & Group -BHARATHANATYAM

Dec. 8, 2009 – Tuesday

  • 5.00 p.m, – Carnatica Brothers K.N. SASHI KIRAN & GANESH – VOCAL
  • 7.15 p.m. – ‘BHARATHI IN BHARATHAM’ – Thematic BHARATHANATYAM by ROJA KANNAN, PRIYA MURLE, SRIKANTH & ASHWATHY SRIKANTH
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Bharat Sangeet Utsav

Bharat Sangeet Utsav – 2009

The popular music web publishers www.carnatica.net provide good amount of resource information, recording and album cutting services.
They began hosting a music festival in November 2005 called Bharat Sangeet Utsav.

They host a series of concerts during December too.

Bharat Sangeet Utsav 2009 schedule

Note : Limited free seats for all programmes, on ‘first-come-first-served’ basis. If you want to reserve your seats, you need to buy donor passes (Rs. 500, Rs. 1000 or Rs. 2000 for the entire concert series) from-
Samskriti Culture Shoppe (Jammi Bldng, 60, Royapettah High Rd, Mylapore.
Or through online shopping at Carnatica.

Oct. 30, 2009 – Friday

At Hotel Residency Towers, T. Nagar (For Specially Invited Audience)

  • 6.00 pm – 6.25 pm: Inauguration
  • 6.30 pm – 8.30 pm: Curtain raiser: Shri. N. Ravikiran (Chitravina), Shri. Anil Srinivasan (Piano), Akkarai Kum. Subhalakshmi (Violin), Patri Shri. Sathishkumar (Mridangam), Shri. B. S. Purushottam (Khanjira)
  • 8.30 pm – 9.30 pm: Banquet

Oct. 31, 2009 – Saturday

At Satguru Gnanananda Hall, Narada Gana Sabha, Alwarpet.

  • 4.45 pm – 5.00 pm: Lighting of Kuttuvilakku
  • 5.00 pm – 7.00 pm: Prof. T. N. Krishnan & Smt. Viji Krishnan Natarajan (Violin Duet), Guruvayur Shri. Dorai (Mridangam), Vaikom Shri. Gopalakrishnan (Ghatam), Srirangam Shri. Kannan (Morsing)
  • 7.15 pm – 9.15 pm: Pt. Dharwad Venkatesh Kumar (Hindustani Vocal), Shri. Vyasmurtti Katti (Harmonium), Shri. Ravindra Yavagal (Tabla)

Nov. 1, 2009 – Sunday

At Satguru Gnanananda Hall, Narada Gana Sabha, Alwarpet.

  • 9.45 am – 10.45 am: C. Saraswathi Bai, First Lady Bhagavatar – Talk by Shri. Sriram V.
  • 11.00 am – 12.30 pm: Concert – cum – Lecture on rakti ragas in Hindustani & Carnatic Music – Dr. Sriram Parasuram & Party
  • 3.00 pm – 4.45 pm: Kum. Savita Narasimhan (Carnatic Vocal), Akkarai Kum. Subhalakshmi (Violin), Shri. B. Sivaraman (Mridangam), Shri. Anirudh Athreya (Khanjira)
  • 5.00 pm – 7.00 pm: Smt. Sudha Ragunathan (Carnatic Vocal), Mysore Shri. V. Srikanth (Violin), Neyveli Shri. Skandasubramanian (Mridangam), Shri. R. Raman (Morsing)
  • 7.15 pm – 9.15 pm: Kariyavanai Mayavanai: Thematic dance presentation – Concept, Design & Narration: Gowri Ramnarayan, Dance: Sheejith Krishna & Anjana Anand, Vocals: Gayathri Venkataraghavan

Nov. 2, 2009 – Monday

At Satguru Gnanananda Hall, Narada Gana Sabha, Alwarpet.

  • 3.00 pm – 4.45 pm: Shri. Pattabhiram Pandit (Carnatic Vocal), Mysore Shri. M. Nagaraj (Violin), Mannargudi Shri. A. Easwaran (Mridangam)
  • 5.00 pm – 6.45 pm: Smt. Gayathri Girish (Carnatic Vocal), Mysore Shri. V. Srikanth (Violin), Shri. B.Ganapathyraman (Mridangam), Shri. Anirudh Athreya (Khanjira)
  • 7.00 pm – 9.15 pm: Shri. N. Vijay Siva (Carnatic Vocal), Lalgudi Smt. J. Vijayalakshmi (Violin), Shri. N. Manoj Siva (Mridangam)

Nov. 3, 2009 – Tuesday

At Satguru Gnanananda Hall, Narada Gana Sabha, Alwarpet,

  • 3.00 pm – 4.45 pm: Kum. Amrutha Venkatesh (Carnatic Vocal), Shri. V. V. S. Murari (Violin), Shri. S. J. Arjun Ganesh (Mridangam)
  • 5.00 pm – 7.00 pm: Sikkil Shri. C. Gurucharan (Carnatic Vocal), Shri. M. A. Sundaresan (Violin), Umayalpuram Shri. K.Sivaraman (Mridangam), Dr. S. Karthick (Ghatam)
  • 7.15 pm – 9.15 pm: Smt. Ashwini Bhide Deshpande (Hindustani Vocal), Shri. Vyasmurtti Katti (Harmoniuim), Shri. Viswanath Nakod (Tabla)

Nov. 4, 2009 – Wednesday

At Satguru Gnanananda Hall, Narada Gana Sabha, Alwarpet.

  • 3.00 pm – 4.45 pm: Shri. S. Saketaraman (Carnatic Vocal), Shri. M. R. Gopinath (Violin), Shri. K. V. Prasad (Mridangam)
  • 5.00 pm – 7.00 pm: Smt. Arati Ankalikar-Tikekar (Hindustani Vocal), Shri. Vyasmurtti Katti (Harmoniuim), Shri. Viswanath Nakod (Tabla)
  • 7.15 pm – 9.15 pm: Sangita Upanyasam: Gajendra Moksham – Smt. Vishaka Hari, Shri. B. Ananthakrishnan (Violin), Shri. S. J. Arjun Ganesh (Mridangam)

Nov. 5, 2009 – Thursday

At Satguru Gnanananda Hall, Narada Gana Sabha, Alwarpet.

  • 3.00 pm – 4.45 pm: Kum. Subhiksha Rangarajan (Carnatic Vocal), Shri. B. Ananthakrishnan (Violin), Shri. S. J. Arjun Ganesh (Mridangam), Shri. Chandrajit (Tabla)
  • 5.00 pm – 7.00 pm: Smt. Ranjani & Smt. Gayatri (Carnatic Vocal), Kum. Charumathi Raghuraman (Violin), Neyveli Shri. Skandasubramanian (Mridangam), Dr. S. Karthick (Ghatam)
  • 7.00 pm – 7.10 pm: Honouring Ustad Amjad Ali Khan
  • 7.15 pm – 9.15 pm: Ustad Amjad Ali Khan (Sarod), Shri. Mithilesh Kumar Jha (Tabla)

Nov. 6, 2009 – Friday

At Satguru Gnanananda Hall, Narada Gana Sabha, Alwarpet.

  • 3.00 pm – 4.40 pm: Kum. K. Gayatri (Carnatic Vocal), Shri. S. P. Ananthapadmanabha (Violin), Shri. B. Sivaraman (Mridangam)
  • 4.45 pm – 6.30 pm: Shri. S. Shashank (Flute), Mysore Shri. V. Srikanth (Violin), Parupalli Shri. Phalgun (Mridangam)
  • 7.00 pm – 9.15 pm: Shri. T. M. Krishna & Smt. Sangeetha Sivakumar (Carnatic Jugalbandi), Akkarai Kum. Subhalakshmi (Violin), Poongulam Shri. S. Subramanian (Mridangam), Shri. B. S. Purushottam (Khanjira)

Nov. 7, 2009 – Saturday

At Satguru Gnanananda Hall, Narada Gana Sabha, Alwarpet.

  • 3.00 pm – 5.00 pm: Papanasam Shri. Ashok Ramani (Carnatic Vocal), Shri. B. U. Ganesh Prasad (Violin), Tiruvarur Shri. Bhaktavatsalam (Mridangam), Shri. E. M. Subramaniam (Ghatam)
  • 5.30 pm – 7.00 pm: The Madras String Quartet
  • 7.15 pm – 9.15 pm: Sangita Kalanidhi Smt. D. K. Pattammal Memorial Concert: Smt. Nithyasree Mahadevan & Kum. S. Lavanya (Carnatic Vocal), Dr. R. Hemalatha (Violin), Neyveli Shri. Skandasubramanian (Mridangam), Trichy Shri. K. Murali (Ghatam)

Nov. 8, 2009 – Sunday

At Satguru Gnanananda Hall, Narada Gana Sabha, Alwarpet.

  • 10.30 am – 1.00 pm: Ragamalika: Vintage film melodies in classical ragas; Presented by Smt. Subhasree Tanikachalam
  • 5.30 pm – 7.00 pm: Vainika-Gayaka: Neyveli Shri. R. Santhanagopalan & Smt. S. Sowmya (Vina Duet), Neyveli Shri. R. Narayanan (Mridangam), Shri. N. Govindarajan (Ghatam)
  • 7.15 pm – 9.30 pm: Malladi Brothers (Carnatic Vocal), Nagai Shri. R. Muralidharan (Violin), Mannargudi Shri. A. Easwaran (Mridangam), Shri. T. V. Vasan (Ghatam)

Nov. 9, 2009 – Monday

At Satguru Gnanananda Hall, Narada Gana Sabha, Alwarpet.

  • 3.30 pm – 5.15 pm: Smt. Manasi Prasad (Carnatic Vocal), Shri. V. V. S. Murari (Violin), Trivandrum Shri. V. Balaji (Mridangam), Nerkunam Shri. Sankar (Khanjira)
  • 5.30 pm – 6.15 pm: Valedictory Session
  • 6.30 pm – 9.00 pm: Smt. Aruna Sairam (Carnatic Vocal), Smt. Padma Sankar (Violin), Shri. N. Ramakrishnan (Mridangam), Shri. S. V. Ramani (Ghatam)
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Kartik Fine Arts Awards for 2009

Kartik Fine Arts Society is yet to have its own auditorium to hold its events. During the season, they host the concerts in Narada Gana sabha, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan and later as a Tamil music festival at Valliammal College for Women in Anna Nagar.

The awards announced for 2009 are :

Isai Peroli – Shri. R. K. Shriramkumar (Violinist)
Nadana Mamani – Kum. Mythily Prakash (Bharatanatyam)
Tamil Isai Vendar – Guru Karaikudi R. Mani (Mridangam vidwan)
Isai Chudar – Ranjani (Hebbar) Guruprasad (Vocalist)
Natya Chudar - Vaishnavi Sainath (Bharatanatyam)

The official website of Kartik Fine Arts here
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Bharat Kalachar Awards for 2009

Bharat Kalachar honours performing artistes from various fields of classical art forms, theatre personalities, cinema and televison and art patrons

Viswa Kala Bharathi – Tamil cinema – Kamal Haasan
Viswa Kala Bharathi – Odissi dance – Sonal Mansingh
Acharya Kala Bharathi- Bharatanatyam – Prof. C. V. Chandrasekhar
Natya Kaladhar – Tamil cinema – B. Saroja Devi
Hasya Kala Bharathi – Tamil drama and cinema – ‘Chithralaya’ Gopu
Nadaka Kala Bharathi- Tamil drama – V. S. Raghavan
Kala Seva Bharathi – documentary films and TV serials – S.V. Ramanan

Yuva Kala Bharathi award:
Amrutha Sankaranarayanan and Bharat Sundar (Carnatic vocal)
Saindhavi (devotional vocal)
Atira Krishna (violin)
M. R. Srikrishnan (mridhangam)
Nagai Sriram (mridhangam in Bharatanatyam)
Aishwarya Dhanush, Yatin Agarwal, Gopu Kiran, Mridula Anand and Lakshmi Parthasarathi Athreya (Bharatanatyam)
Kapila Venu (Kutiyattam)
Smitha Madhav (all rounder in classical Carnatic and Bharatanatyam
Ayyapath Girish (Drama)

Special commendation – S. Senthilkumar (Tavil player)

The official website of Bharat Kalachar here
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Nungambakkam Cultural Academy Awards for 2009

Nungambakkam Cultural Academy hosts the longest ’season’ every year. The events are held at Ramarao Kala Mantap, Habibullah Road, T. Nagar.

The awards for this year are:

Sangeetha Kala Siromani – S. Sowmya (Vocalist)
Nrithya Kala Siromani – Shylaja Ramji (Bharatanatyam)
Nataka Kala Siromani – Karur Rangaraja (Tamil Theatre)
Life Time Achievement Award – M. Balamuralikrishna, veteran vocalist

NCA Excellence Award
Carnatic music – Sarojini Sundaresan
Namasankritanam – Udayalur Kalyanaraman
Tamil Theatre – Augusto
Kuchipudi - Sailaja
Bharatanatyam – Priya Jayaraman
Contribution to Fine Arts – ‘Karthik’ Rajagopal
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The Season

The Season in Chennai is not the real winter season. Neither the weather is very chill. In Chennai if one refers to a calendar month as ’season’ it is the December season of Music and Dance.

The Story:
Originally started as the ‘music season’ following an annual conference of the prestigious cultural organisation, The Music Academy in 1927, Bharatanatyam became a part of the annual festival after 5 years with E. Krishna Iyer, scholar, lawyer, writer and arts patron influencing the organisers to present dance shows.
From then on, music and dance festival has become an annual affair in Chennai, with the already existing organisations like the Parthasarathy Swami Sabha and Rasika Ranjani Sabha hosting concerts for a week or more.

Today:
Technically, for the rasikas of classical music, the ’season’ begins with the Radio Sangeet Sammelan hosted by All India Radio through the broadcasts in November.
The concerts in halls and auditoriums were hosted from mid December to end December. (The Music Academy still hosts their annual festival during this period).
But the other organisations, who hold their events in other’s halls have to advance their schedule and so the ’season’ starts from late October/early November.

With a few media and publication houses joining the band of organisers, different genres, academic and interactive sessions are now part of the season.

On this website:
You can get to know all that you wish to know about Chennai and the most important season of arts on this website.
The calendar of all events – classical and other genres of music and dance, harikathas, nama sankeerthanams, workshops, lec-dems and other academic and music appreciation sessions – will be available online for you to view all the time irrespective of your time zone.
Reviews of music and dance concerts, the latest news from all the concert venues, bites from artistes, slideshows, podcasts, tidbits and a lot more can also be expected.

Enjoy the season in Chennai – online and offline!

October 29, 2009

About

We began our journey during the season 2009 bringing interesting events, concert reviews and list of all concerts - of up and coming artistes as well senior vidwans. This set us apart from the other websites.

With contributors who are three arts enthusiasts who share many skills amongst them – classical music, dance, writing, photography, audio & video techniques, blogging, driving, PR and so on, the website has been a one-stop reference for all those who look for a round up of all that is music, dance and arts in Chennai during December.

The Team:

Sivapriya Krishnan

Sivapriya Krishnan is an ardent and passionate singer, student and writer on Carnatic music. She is an MBA with a wide corporate experience in blue chip companies for 20 years and is also a faculty in business schools.

In addition to this she holds an MA in Music from the Madras University and is completing a course in Human Resource Development and Training from Franklin Covey.

She has performed concerts and also enjoys teaching Carnatic vocal music to a few students.

L. Baba Prasad

L. Baba Prasad, an accomplished mridhangam artiste is the son of Shri. Adyar K.Lakshman, a well-known Bharatha Natyam guru.

Trained under Shri. Vaidyanathan (Trivandrum) and later under Guru Shri Palghat Ramanathan of Kalakshetra, Baba Prasad learnt the special techniques of playing Mridangam for Bharatha Natyam from his uncle K. Gopinath.

A sound engineer by profession and owns a digital sound studio, He also teaches recording, mixing and mastering to media students. Baba is a member of International Brotherhood of Magicians (U.S.A) and has performed Close-up magic shows in Singapore and India.

R. Revathi

R. Revathi loves classical art forms - Carnatic music and traditional Indian dance - and plays the veena. She writes freelance on arts and culture for magazines, newspapers and websites.

With a background in finance, accountancy and writing, she practices and teaches Banking and Commerce at her free time.

She holds a masters degree in Journalism and works with new media technologies, maintains websites and makes documentaries in her free time. She motivates young people in writing and reporting through a dedicated website, based in Chennai.

Contributors for the 'season':
Smita Joshi

An aspiring Chartered Accountant and an avid photographer, Smita loves capturing moods of the performing artistes.










Sripriya Ayyangar
A photography enthusiast who loves travelling across the length and breadth of the city to shoot.










Ramya Vasudevan
A viscom post graduate and an event manager. A multi talented with a variety of interests.









What is on the website:

The posts here will range from real reviews to light and off-beat stories; expert answers to fun quizzes; photos from all over – the stage, the canteen, the green room, the parking lot; awards & schedules.More and more ideas as they pour in and as the season takes off.

How can you be part of this website:
Your feedback will encourage us!
Send all your mails to : chennaiseason@gmail.com
If you are in Chennai, you can also share with us what you experience.
If you love to read about the season's happenings, please visit the website more than once a day and post your feedback by clicking on 'Post a comment' below the articles.