October 31, 2010

The Music Academy Madras - Season 2010

The major sabha which NRIs and the localites look up to during the December Season in Madras is The Music Academy.

The concert hop-ons between sabhas depend on the Music Academy schedule for many of the music season buffs.

Here is this year's schedule:

Dec. 15, 2010 - Wednesday

4.00 pm - Mangala Isai - A. Vijay Karthikeyan and Party
5.15 pm - Inauguration
7.00 pm - T.V. Sankaranarayanan - Vocal, T.K.V. Ramanujacharlu (V), B. Harikumar (M), Coimbatore V. Mohan Ram (G)

Dec. 16, 2010 - Thursday

9.15 am - Vyasarpadi G. Kothandaraman & Vada eluppai Anandhan - Nadaswaram, Tiruvalaputhur A. Kaliamurthy (T), Veliyambakkam V.M. Palanivel (T)
12.00 noon - Vignesh Ishwar - Vocal, V. Giridhari (V), Ranjani Venkatesh (M)
1.45 pm - K. Hariprasad - Vocal, Trivandrum S.R. Rajasree(V), Madurai B. Sundar (M)
4.15 pm - A. Kanyakumari and Embar S. Kannan - Violin duet, Mannargudi A. Easwaran (M), Bangalore N. Amrit (K), Bhagyalakshmi M. Krishna (M)
7.00 pm - Manda Sudharani - Vocal, Padma Shankar (V), Neyveli R. Narayanan (M), Nanganallur S. Swaminathan (G)

Dec. 17, 2010 - Friday

9.15 am - B. Kannan - Veena, C. Chaluvaraju (M), Udipi Balakrishnan (G)
12.00 no0n - K. Dharini - Vocal, Sudha R.S. Iyer (V), K.H. Vineeth (m),
1.45 pm - Savita Narasimhan - Vocal, Dr. Jyotsna Srikanth (V), Nellai A. Balaji (M), Phanindra Bhaskara (G)
4.15 pm - Gayathri Venkataraghavan - Vocal, B.U. Ganesh Prasad (V), B. Ganapathiraman (M), V. Umashankar (G)
7.00 pm - Kunnakudy M. Balamuralikrishna - Vocal, Vittal Ramamurthy (V), Umayalpuram Sivaraman (M), B. Sreesundarkumar (K)

Dec. 18, 2010 - Saturday

9.15 am - Bombay Sisters C. Saroja and C. Lalitha - Vocal, Usha Rajagopalan (V), K.R. Ganesh (M), Madipakkam A. Murali (G)
12.00 noon - K. Bharat Sundar - Vocal, Parur M.S. Ananthakrishnan (V), N.C. Bharadway (M)
1.45 pm - Prasanna Venkataraman - Vocal, Nishant Chandran (V), Kottayam G. Santosh Kumar (M)
4.15 pm - O.S. Thiagarajan - Vocal, Mysore M. Nagaraj (V), Srimushnam V. Raja Rao (M), N. Govindarajan (G)
7.00 pm - Dr. Pantula Rama - Vocal, M.S.N. Murthy (V), V.V. Ramana Murthy (M), N. Somayajulu (G)

Dec. 19, 2010 - Sunday

9.15 am - R.K. Srikantan - Vocal, Rudrapatnam S. Ramakant - Vocal support, Lalgudi G.J.R. Krishnan (V), H.S. Sudhindra (M), M.A. Krishnamurthy (G)
12.00 noon - Amrutha Venkatesh - Vocal, H.M. Smitha (V), S. Arvind (M)
1.45 pm - Sumitra Nitin - Vocal, T.H. Vasantha (V), A.V. Manikandan (M)
4.15 pm - Malladi Brothers Sreerama Prasad and Ravikumar - Vocal, B.V. Raghavendra Rao (B), M.L.N. Raju (M), Dr. S. Karthick (G)
7.00 pm - Madurai T.N. Seshagopalan - Vocal, Delhi P. Sunderrajan (V), Vellore G. Ramabhadran (M), M. Guruprasad (G)

Dec. 20, 2010 - Monday

9.15 am - Neela Ramgopal - Vocal, Pakala Ramadas (V), Nanjil A.R. Arul (M), Sukkanya Ramgopal (G)
12.00 noon - B.Umashankar - Vocal, K.J. Dilip (V), S.R. Ethirajan (M)
1.45 pm - Sankari Krishnan - Vocal, R. Ambika Prasad (V), Erode Nagarajan (M), Balaji Chandran (G)
4.15 pm - N. Vijay Siva - Vocal, Lalgudi Vijayalakshmi (V), Prof. Trichy Sankaran (M), Giridhar Udupa (G)
7.00 pm - Prema Rangarajan - Vocal, Charulatha Ramanujam (V), Melakaveri K. Balaji (M), Adambakkam K. Shankar (G)

Dec. 21, 2010 - Tuesday

9.15 am - Trichur V. Ramachandran - Vocal, M.A. Sundaresan (V), Thanjavur K.Murugaboopathy (M), E.M. Subramanian (G)
12.00 noon - Kotapalli Vandana - Vocal, K.V. Krishna (V), K. Ramesh (M)
1.45 pm - Shertalai K.N. Renganatha Sharma - Vocal, Idapally Ajith Kumar (V), Trivandrum V. Balaji (M), V. Sai Subramanian (M)
4.15 pm - S. Sowmya - Vocal, Dr. M. Narmada (V), J. Vaidyanathan (M), B. Sree Sundarkumar (K)
7.00 pm - N. Ravikiran - Chitraveena, Mysore Dr. M. Manjunath (V), K.V. Prasad (M), Tripunithura N. Radhakrishnan (G), B.S. Purushothaman (K)

Dec. 22, 2010 - Wednesday

9.15 am - Dr. K. Omanakutty - Vocal, G. Bharathi (V), Trivandrum R. Vaidyanathan (M), G. Ravichandran (G)
12.00 noon - Kottakkal Ranjith Varier - Vocal, Aditi Krishnaprakash (V), TrivandrumN. Hariharan (M)
1.45 pm - Prapancham S. Balachandran - Flute, V. Suresh Babu (V), Konerirajapuram V. Varadarajan (M), T.A. Ramanujan (M)
4.15 pm - Neyveli R. Santhanagopalan - Vocal, V.V. Ravi (V), Mannargudi A. Easwaran (M), Udipi S. Sridhar (G)
7.00 pm - Sikkil C. Gurucharan - Vocal, H.K. Venkataraman (V), K.V. Prasad (M), V. Suresh (G), Tirukannapuram J. Sowrirajan (M)

Dec. 23, 2010 - Thursday

9.15 am - Kalyanapuram Aravamudha Chariar - Harikatha : Bhakta Prahalada), Vittal Ramamurthy (V), Thanjavur Ramadas (M)
12.00 noon - Ashwin Anand - Veena, S.J. Arjun Ganesh (M), G. Hari Hara Sarma (K)
1.45 pm - R. Suryaprakash - Vocal, K.P. Nandini (V), Karukurichi Mohanram (M)
4.15 pm - Sanjay Subramaniam - Vocal, S. Varadarajan (V), Guruvayur Dorai (M), Trichy K. Murali (G)
7.00 pm - U. Shrnivas - Mandolin, V.V. Srinivasa Rao (V), BangaloreV. Praveen (M), V. Selvaganesh (K), Srirangam S. Kannan (M)

Dec. 24, 2010, Friday

9.15 am - Geetha Rajashekar - Vocal, V.V.S. Murari (V), Thanjavur S. Subramanian (M), H. Sivaramakrishnan (G), Bangalore B. Rajasekhar (M)
12.00 noon - Swati Srikrishna - Vocal, K. Gokul (V), B. Guru Raghavendra (M)
1.45 pm - K. Gayathri - Vocal, S.P. Anantha Padmanaba (V), R. Sankaranarayan (M), S. Krishna (G)
4.15 pm - Nithyasree Mahadevan - Vocal, M.A. Krishnaswamy (V), Neyveli S. Skanda Subramanian (M), A.S. Krishnan (M)
7.00 pm - Lalgudi G.J.R. Krishnan & Vijayalakshmi - Violin Duet, Prof. Trichy Sankaran (M), V. Suresh (G)

Dec. 25, 2010, Saturday

9.15 am - T.N. Krishnan and Viji Krishnan - Violin Duet, Thiruvarur Bhaktavatsalam (M), Vaikom Gopalakrishnan (G)
12.00 noon - Vidya Kalyanaraman - Vocal, BombayV. Anand (V), B. Srivatsan (M)
1.45 pm - Madurai T.N.S. Krishna - Vocal, Shertalai R. Sivakumar (V), M.S. Varadan (M), Alathur T. Rajaganesh (K)
4.15 pm - Ranjani and Gayathri - Vocal, Charumathi Raghuraman (V), N. Manoj Siva (M), N. Guruprasad (G)
7.00 pm - E. Gayathri - Veena, Trichur C. Narendran (M), Pudukottai N. Ramachandran (G)

Dec. 26, 2010 - Sunday

9.15 am - R. Vedavalli - Vocal, R.K. Shriramkumar (V), K. Arun Prakash (M), Trichy K. Murali (G)
12.00 noon - D.B. Asvin - Vocal, R. Raghul (V), Palghat A.M. Hari Narayanan (M)
1.45 pm - Nisha P. Rajagopal - Vocal, Nishant Chandran (V), B. Sivaraman (M), H. Prasanna (G)
4.15 pm - Aruna Sairam - Vocal, H.N. Bhaskar (V), J. Vaidhyanathan (M), Dr. S. Karthick (G)
7.00 pm - B.V. Balasai - Flute, S.R. Mahadeva Sarma (V), Palladam R. Ravi (M), A.S. Shankar (G)

Dec. 27, 2010 - Monday

9.15 am - T.S. Sankaran and J.A. Jayant - Flute Duet, M. Chandrasekaran (V), Madirimangalam S. Swaminathan (M), Trivandrum D. Rajagopal (K)
12.00 noon - S. Malavika - Vocal, M. Rajeev (V), Rajna Swaminathan (M)
1.45 pm - Sumithra Vasudev - Vocal, Amritha Murali (V), B. Sivaraman (M), Chandrasekhara Sarma (G)
4.15 pm - P. Unnikrishnan - Vocal, S. Varadarajan (V), Kallidaikurichi S. Sivakumar (M), S.V. Ramani (G)
7.00 pm - Jayanthi Kumaresh - Veena, Bangalore Arjun Kumar (M), C.P. Vyasa Vittala (K)

Dec. 28, 2010 - Tuesday

9.15 am - Parassala Ponnammal - Vocal, Akkarai S. Subhalakshmi (V), Poongulam S. Subramanian (M), D.V. Venkatasubramanian (G)
12.00 noon - Sandeep Narayan - Vocal, B. Ananthakrishnan (V), Nirmal Narayan (M)
1.45 pm - Iyer Brothers Ramnath and Gopinath - Veena Duet, Madipakkam P. Suresh (M), G. Guruprasanna (K)
4.15 pm - Sudha Raghunathan - Vocal, M.R. Gopinath (V), Tiruvarur Vaidyanathan (M), R. Raman (M)
7.00 pm - S. Saketharaman - Vocal, Nagai R. Sriram (V), Umalyapuram K. Sivaraman (M), Giridhar Udupa (G)

Dec. 29, 2010 - Wednesday

9.15 am - Maharajapuram S. Ramachandran - Vocal, Nagai Muralidharan (V), R. Ramesh (M), E.M. Subramaniam (G)
12.00 noon - N. Bhairavi and N. Malavi - Vocal, Arun Ramamurthi (V), Karra Srinivas Rao (M)
1.45 pm - Amritha Murali - Vocal, Ranjani Ramakrishnan (V), Trivandrum V. Balaji (M), Nerkunam Shankar (K)
4.15 pm - Bombay Jayashri - Vocal, Embar S. Kannan (V), Patri Satishkumar (M), V. Anirudh Athreya (K)
7.00 pm - Sreevalsan J. Menon - Vocal, V. Sanjeev (V), Anoor Anantha Krishna Sharma (M), N. Narasimhan (G)

Dec. 30, 2010 - Thursday

9.15 am - Suguna Purushothaman - Vocal, Mullaivasal G. Chandramouli (V), Thanjavur Kumar (M), K.S. Rangachary (K)
12.00 noon - Bharathi Ramasubban - Vocal, Sivakumar Anatharaman (V), Kumbakonam K. Swaminathan (M)
1.45 pm - Calcutta K. Vijayaraghavan - Vocal, Anayampatti G. Venkatasubramanian (V), DelhiS. Sairam (M)
4.15 pm - Vijayalakshmi Subramaniam - Vocal, Dr. R. Hemalatha (V), Mannarkoil J. Balaji (M), Payyanur Govindaprasad (M)
7.00 pm - Abhishek Raghuram - Vocal, MysoreV. Srikanth (V), Anantha R. Krishnan (M), K.V. Gopalakrishnan (K)

Dec. 31, 2010 - Friday

9.15 am - Palai C.K. Ramachandran - Vocal, T.H. Subramaniam (V), Umayalpuram Mali (M), Thrikakkara Y.N. Shantharam (K)
12.00 noon - Swarna Rethas - Vocal, Akkarai S. Sornalatha (V), Thanjavur K. Praveen Kumar (M)
1.45 pm - Dr. R. Ganesh - Vocal, A.G.A. Gnanasundaram (V), Chidambaram S. Balashankar (M)
4.15 pm - Gayathri Girish - Vocal, Anuradha Sridhar (V), A.S. Ranganathan (M), Papanasam S. Sethuraman (K)
7.00 pm - Ustad Alam Khan - Sarod, (Son & Disciple of Ustad Ali Akbhar Khan), Subhankar Banerjee (T)

Jan. 1, 2011, Saturday

9.15 am - T.M. Krishna - Vocal, R.K. Shriramkumar (V), K. Arun Prakash (M), B.S. Purushothaman (K)
3.45 pm - Mangala Isai - P.K.M. Ravi & C.K.Raghuram
5.00 pm - Sadas
7.00 pm - Special programme - S. Shashank - Flute, Akkarai S. Subhalakshmi (V), Bangalore Arjun Kumar (M), Patri Satishkumar (M)

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6 comments:

M.A. KRISHNASWAMY said...

CONGRATULATIONS TO BOMBAY SISTERS AS SANGEETHA KALANIDHIS

PARUR M.S.ANANTHARAMAN AND FAMILY

Venkateswaran said...

The performance of Prasanna Venkatraman and K Bharat Sundar were exemplary. They were real feast for the music lovers.
A word on the acoustics and audio system of the Music Academy: “SUPERB”

krishnaswami said...

The performance of Dr Vedavalli last Sunday was overwhelmingly good. The music was very traditional, satisfying and relaxing. At the end the recital attracted a long Standing Ovation for the artiste.
Chitra

Krish-Chitra said...

The performance of Dr. Vedavalli on 26 Dec 10 was overwhelming in that it was traditional and satisfying. The audience sat right thru and gave a long and persistent Standing Ovation at the end. Congratulations to the Senior Artist

Krish-Chitra said...

Lec Dem by Dr. Ema Mhashwari on Music today in Divya Prabandham, possibly a first 'go' on the subject, was revealing. Though people have been aware that some of the verses, esp by Andal and Periazwar, it was new info that the all of the verses had the inbuilt characteristic and format to facilitate introducing of the ragas. Singing the verses will really take the people nearer to God.
However much of the faulting on the meaning and implication of 'Pann' could have been avoided since the two facets 'direct meaning' and 'implications' exist for all the words in vocabulary. Further the prayer song, if it had been on Lord Narayana. would have been consistent with the topic.

jo said...

Happy to hear that Bombay Sisters are going to get 'Sangeetha kalanidhi' award. I used to attend their concert regularly at Mounaswamy Mutt, Ambattur during Vinayaga Chathurthy and Navarthri festivals in earlier day. The title 'Bombay' was given by Sri Mounaswamigal. During one concert my guru ( Late) Shri. P.K.Rajagopala Iyer gave title to them as 'Thodi Sisters;. But the title Bombay only stood firm.
VP SRINIVASAN (Arabhi)
AMBATTUR