November 12, 2011

Mudhra Fine Arts Festival

Mudhra is hosting its 17th year of Fine Arts Festival from Dec. 9, 2011 to Jan. 8, 2012

The concerts will be held at Infosys Hall, Ramakrishna Mission School Campus, 31, Krishna Street, T.Nagar, Chennai - 600 017. (Opp. Joyalukkas and adjacent to Shah showroom)

This year's Mudhra Excellence award goes to the Bharatanatyam exponents and duo V.P. Dhananjayan and Shantha Dhananjayan

Dec. 9, 2011 - Friday

4.00 p.m. - Mangala Isai by Sitthukadu T.G.Murugavel - Nadaswaram, Vadapalani S.Rajaram & Sivanvoyal S.M.Rajarathinam - Tavil
5.30 p.m. - Inauguration
7.00 p.m. - Kunnakudi Balamuralikrishna -Vocal, Mullaivasal Chandramouli - Violin, B.Sivaraman – Mridangam, Dr.S.Karthick – Ghatam

Dec. 10, 2011 - Saturday

6.15 p.m. - Shantala Subramaniam - Flute, Avaneeswaram Vinu - Violin, Neyveli Venkatesh - Mridangam, N.Guruprasad - Ghatam

Dec. 11, 2011 - Sunday

6.15 p.m. - S.Saketharaman - Vocal, H.K.Venkatram - Violin, Neyveli Skandasubramaniam - Mridangam, Alathur Rajaganesh - Kanjira

Dec. 12, 2011 - Monday

4.30 p.m. - Papanasam Ashok Ramani - Vocal, V.V.S.Murari - Violin, Neyveli Narayanan - Mridangam, Trichy Murali - Ghatam
6.45 p.m. - Drama : Mother Creastions 'Swasam' by C.V.Chandramohan

Dec. 13, 2011 - Tuesday

6.15 p.m. - Madurai T.N.S.Krishna - Vocal, Vittal Ramamurthy - Violin, R.Ramesh - Mridangam, Nerkunam Sankar -Kanjira

Dec. 14, 2011 - Wednesday

6.15 p.m. - Pantula Rama - Vocal, M.S.N.Murthy - Violin, Melakkaveri Balaji - Mridangam, Papanasam Sethuraman - Kanjira

Dec. 15, 2011 - Thursday

6.30 p.m. - Saraswati Vidyardhi - Vocal, M.Narmadha - Violin, Mudhra Bhaskar - Mridangam, Madipakkam Murali - Ghatam

Dec. 16, 2011 - Friday

6.15 p.m. - Gayathri Girish - Vocal, Mysore Srikanth - Violin, J.Vaidyanathan - Mridangam, Alathur Rajaganesh - Kanjira

Dec. 17, 2011 - Saturday

6.15 p.m. - Raga Vaibhavam by Dr.Radha Bhaskar, Salem Gayathri, K.P.Nandini, (Vocal), Melakkaveri Thiagajaran(Violin) Ramaiah Vittal (Mridangam) Nanganallur Swaminathan(Ghatam)

Dec. 18, 2011 - Sunday
Talent Promotion Concerts from 9 a.m. to 4.30 p.m.

9 .00 a.m. - Theme: Compositions of GNB : Deekshita Venkataraman – T. Dinesh Kumar - Akshayram
10.15 a.m. - Theme :One Raga One Kriti (Bhairavi) : Prachothan - Kamalakiran Vinjamuri - L.Subramanaiam- Krishna
11.30 a.m. - Theme : Ragam Tanam Pallavi : Visweswar(flute)- K.Gokul - Guru Bharadwaj
12.45 p.m. - Theme: Compositions on Lord Krishna : Roopa Sastry - M.Rajeev - Arjun Raghavan
2.00 p.m. - Theme : Lord Rama as Visualised by Thyagaraja : Srirangam Venkatanagarajan – Sruthi Sarathy –
PBV Krishnamachari
3.15 p.m. - Theme : Compositions on Devi : Mumbai Silpa- Srinivasamurthy – Thirucheri Koushik Rajagopal

6.15 p.m. - Lalgudi Srimathi Brahmanandam & Anuradha Sridhar – Violin Duet, Sriram Brahmanandam – Mridangam, B.S.Purushotham - Kanjira

Dec. 19, 2011 - Monday

6.15 p.m. - V.V.Subramaniam - Violin Solo, Guruvayur Dorai - Mridangam, Tripunithura Radhakrishnan - Ghatam

Dec. 20, 2011 - Tuesday

6.15 p.m. - Sankeerthanamum Sangeethamum : Udayalur Kalyanaraman – Namasankeerthanam, Dr.Ganesh – Carnatic Vocal

Dec. 21, 2011 - Wednesday

6.30 p.m. - V.P.Dhananjayan and Shantha Dhananjayan- Bharathanatyam

Dec. 22, 2011 - Thursday

6.15 p.m. - S.Sowmya - Vocal, Embar Kannan - Violin, Manoj Siva - Mridangam, Anirudh Athreya - Kanjira

Dec. 23, 2011 - Friday

6.15 p.m. - S.Sashank - Flute, B.U.Ganesh Prasad - Violin, K.V.Prasad - Mridangam, N.Amrit - Kanjira

Dec. 24, 2011 - Saturday
Talent Promotion Concerts from 9.00 a.m. to 4.30 p.m.

9.00 a.m. - Theme : Viruttham & Papanasam Sivan compositions : N.S.Kamatchi – Nagarkoil Anand – V.S.Raghavan
10.15 a.m. - Theme : Ragam Tanam Pallavi : Sherya Devanath(Violin) – Guru Raghavendra - Venkataramanan
11.30 a.m. - Theme: Vahanam : Maalavika – M.Vijay – V.S.Raghavan
12.45 p.m. - Theme : Sanskrit Compositions of Saint Thiagaraja : Vignesh Easwar- Raghul – N.C.Bharadwaj
2.00 p.m. - Theme: Compositions of Shyama Sastri : Srividya – Lavanya Raman – Thirucheri Koushik Rajagopal
3.15 p.m. - Theme : Compositions of Neelakanta Sivan : Sandeep Narayanan – S.P.Ananthapadmanabha – Nirmal Narayanan

6.15 p.m. - Gayathri Venkataraghavan – Vocal, Lalgudi Vijayalakshmi – Violin, B.Ganapathiraman – Mridangam, N.Guruprasad – Ghatam

Dec. 25, 2011 - Sunday
Talent Promotion Concerts from 9.00 a.m. to 3.15 a.m.

9 .00 a.m. - Theme: Compositions of Lalgudi Gopala Iyer and Lalgudi Jayaraman : A.Narayanan – Srinivasamurthy-Pannaga
10.15 a.m. - Theme :One Raga One Kriti : Lahari Kochala – Anayampatti Venkatasubramaniam– Thillaisthanam Suriyanarayanan
11.30 a.m. - Theme : Kritis of Muthuswami Dikshitar in Popular Ragas : G.Ravikiran- K.P.Nandini – Tanjore Praveen Kumar
12.45 p.m. - Theme: Krishna Smarana : Lakshmi Surya Teja – Anuthama Murali – B.Saishankar
2.00 p.m. - Theme : Rare Kritis of Trinity : Vishnudev Nambudri –Apoorva Krishna-Vikram Vasudevan

4.00 p.m. to 5.30pm : S.R.Santaprakash(USA) – Kandadevi Vijayaraghavan – Australia Ravichandira
6.15 p.m. - Bhajans by O.S.Arun, Embar Kannan – Violin, J.Vaidhyanathan – Mridangam, Srikrishnan – Harmonimum, Ganapathy & Kiran – Tabla, Selvam – Talam

Dec. 26, 2011 - Monday

6.15 p.m. - Kadri Gopalnath – Saxaphone, A.Kanyakumari – Violin, Trichy B.Harikumar – Mridangam, Rajendra Nakod – Tabla, Bangalore Rajasekar – Moharsing

Dec. 27, 2011 - Tuesday

6.15 p.m. - Neyveli Santhanagopalan – Vocal, V.V.Ravi- Violin, Neyveli Narayanan – Mridangam, B.S.Purushotham-Kanjira

Dec. 28, 2011 - Wednesday

6.15 p.m. - O.S.Thiagarajan – Vocal, Nagai Muralidharan – Violin, Dr.Trichy Sankaran – Mridangam, V.Suresh – Ghatam

Dec. 29, 2011 - Thursday

6.15 p.m. - T.M.Krishna – Vocal, Akkarai Subbulakshmi – Violin, Arun Prakash – Mridangam, Guruprasanna – Kanjira, N.Guruprasad – Ghatam

Dec. 30, 2011 - Friday

6.15 p.m. - Nithyashree Mahadevan, M.A.Krishnaswami –Violin, Neyveli Skandasubramaniam – Mridangam, E.M. Subramaniam – Ghatam

Dec. 31, 2011 - Saturday

4.00 p.m. - Music Appreciation Programme – An interactive session by O.S.Thiagarajan & Dr.Radha Bhaskar
6.15 p.m. - Sikkil Gurucharan – Vocal, S.Varadarajan – Violin, Umayalpuram Sivaraman – Mridangam, E.M.Subramaniam – Ghatam

Jan. 1, 2012 - Sunday

9.45 a.m. - Sthree Thyagaraja Pancharathnam Sruti 5 – Rendering of Pancharatha Kritis by 60 Women Artists
6.45 p.m. - Drama : U.A.A.presents Y.GEE.Mahendra in 'Natakam'

Jan. 2, 2012 - Monday

6.30 p.m. - Cuddalore Gopi Bhavathar’s 'Panduranga Leelai'

Jan. 3, 2012 - Tuesday

6.30 p.m. - Bharathanatyam by Ragha Mohan (Disciple of Rangashree, Kuwait)

Jan. 5, 2012 - Thursday

6.30 p.m. - Bharathanatyam by Nethra Gururaj (Disciple of Smt.Nagamani Srinivasa Rao)

Jan. 6, 2012 - Friday

6.30 p.m. - Bharathanatyam by Anugraha Sridhar (Disciple of Dr.Padma Subrahmanyam)

Jan. 7, 2012 - Saturday

5.00 p.m. - Bharathanatyam by Devika
7.00 p.m. - Odissi by Sikata Das

Jan. 8, 2012 - Sunday

5 p.m. to 9 p.m. - Special Four Hour Concert by Madurai T.N.Seshagopalan – Vocal, S.D.Sridhar - Violin, Patri Satishkumar – Mridangam, H.Sivaramakrishnan – Ghatam

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