October 24, 2014

Bharat Sangeet Utsav 2014

Early in the season, a couple of music festivals set up the mood to listening to classical music that will fill the air for the next two months in Chennai.

Bharat Sangeet Utsav, organised by Carnatica and Sri Parthasarathy Swami Sabha is a well-themed concert series and comes up early in November. This year the festival is held from Oct. 31 to Nov. 9, 2014.

Venue: Narada Gana Sabha, TTK Road, Alwarpet, Chennai -1 8

The shows are ticketed and are available online at madrasevents.in, bookmyshow.com. Season tickets range from Rs. 500 (single) to Rs. 5000 (couple).

The Schedule:

Oct. 31, 2014
3.00 p.m. - Mangala Isai - Seshampatti Sivalingam & party
4.30 p.m. - Inauguration
5.00 p.m. - Dr. M. Balamurali Krishna & Kaushiki Charabarthy - Jugalbandhi. B. Raghavendra Rao (violin), K.V. Prasad (mridangam), Vysamurti Katti (harmonium), Sudip Ghose (tabla)
7.00 p.m. - 'Light on the Path' - special collaborative programme by The Dhananjayans (Bharatanatyam) with Sikkil Gurucharan (vocal) and Anil Srinivasan (piano)

Nov. 1, 2014
2.30 p.m. - 'Carnatic Young Stars of 2014' - Trichur Brothers Srikrishna Mohan & Ramkumar Mohan - vocal, Mullaivasal Chandramouli (violin), Trichur Mohan (mridangam), S. Venkataraman (ghatam)
4.45 p.m. - Priya Sisters Shanmukhapriya and Haripriya - Vocal, M.A. Krishnaswami (violin), Parupally Phalgun (mridangam), B.S. Purushothaman (kanjira)
7.00 p.m. - Nithyasree Mahadevan - Vocal, M.A. Krishnaswami (violin), Neyveli Skandasubramaniam (mridangam), Trichy Murali (ghatam)

Nov. 2, 2014
9.15 a.m. - Jayashree Vaidyanathan - Vocal, Karaikal Venkatasubramaniam (violin), Manikudi Chandrasekhar (mridangam), N. Narasimhan (ghatam)
10.45 a.m. - Interactive Mini Kutchery: 20/20 Carnatic Premier League - Aswatgh Narayanan, Apoorva & Anahita, Cuddalore S.J. Jananiy, K.J. Dilip, Sumesh Narayanan
2.15 p.m. -  Carnatic Young Stars of 2014 - Sriranhani Santhanagopalan (Vocal), Dr. M. NArmada (violin), B. Ganapathiraman (mridangam), K.V. Gopalakrishnan (ghatam)
4.45 p.m. - Aruna Sairam - Vocal, B. Raghavendra Rao (violin), J. VAidyanathan (mridangam), Dr. S. Karthick (ghatam)
7.15 p.m. - Kalki's historical novel Sivagamiyin Sabhadam - dance opera by Madurai R. Muralidharan & group

Nov. 3, 2014
2.30 p.m. - Carnatic Young Stars of 2014 - Ramakrishnan Murthy - Vocal, H.N. Bhaskar (violin), N. Manoj Siva (mridangam), Anirudh Athreya (kanjira)
4.45 p.m. - Pt. Venkatesh Kumar - Hindustani Vocal, Vyasamurti Katti (harmonium), Keshav Joshi (tabla)
6.45 p.m. - Sanjay Subrahmanyan - Vocal, S. Varadarajan (violin), Neyveli B. Venkatesh - mridangam, K.V. Gopalakrishnan (ghatam)

Nov. 4, 2014
2.30 p.m. - Carnatic Young Stars of 2014 - Bharat Sundar - Vocal, B.U. Ganesh Prasad (violin), Poongulam Subramaniam (mridangam), S, Venkataraman (ghatam)
4.45 p.m. - Carnatic Young Stars of 2014 - Saketharaman - Vocal, Nagai Sriram (violin), Umayalpuram K. Sivaraman (mridangam)
7.00 p.m. - N. Vijay Siva - Vocal, Charulatha Ramanujam (violin), Neyveli Narayanan (mridangam), Chandrasekhara Sharma (ghatam)

Nov. 5, 2014
2.30 p.m. - Carnatic Combo - Prasanna Venkataraman & Rithvik Raja - vocal, H. N. Bhaskar (violin), Poongulam Subramaniam (mridangam), Anirudh Athreya (kanjira)
4.45 p.m. - Malladi Brothers Sriramprasad & Ravikumar - Vocal, S. Varadarajan (violin), Mannargudi Easwaran (mridangam), B.S. Prushotham (kanjira)
7.00 p.m. - T.V. Gopalakrishnan & George Brooks present Trishakthi -  Carnatic, Hindustani & Jazz. J.A. Jayanth (flute), Biju Poulos (keyboard), G. Ramanathan (Sax), S. Varadarajan (violin), Vijay Natesan (mridangam), Ambur Padmanabhan (mridangam), Udayaraj Karpur (tabla)

Nov. 6, 2014
2.30 p.m. - Carnatic Young Stars 2014 - Sandeep Narayanan - Vocal, M. Rajeev (violin), S.J. Arjun Ganesh (mridangam), Sunil Kumar (Ghatam)
4.45 p.m.- Gayathri Venkataraghavan - Vocal, B.U. Ganesh Prasad (violin), K.V. Prasad - mridangam, Trichy K. Murali (ghatam)
7.00 p.m. - O.S. Arun (Vocal) & Ronu Majumdar (Flute) - Jugalbandhi, Arvind Azad (tabla)

Nov. 7, 2014
2.30 p.m. - Carnatic Young Stars of 2014 - Amritha Murali - Vocal, Ranjani Ramakrishnan (violin), J. Vaidyanathan (mridangam), Anirudh Athreya (kanjira)
4.45 p.m. - Abhishek Raghuram - Vocal, Mysore V. Srikanth (violin), Neyveli R. Narayanan (mridangam). Anantha R Krishnan (mridangam)
7.00 p.m. - P. Unnikrishnan - Vocal, Nagai R. Muralidharan (violin), Tiruvarur Bhakthavatsalam (mridangam), Vaikom Gopalakrishnan (ghatam)

Nov. 8, 2014
2.30 p.m. - Carnatic Combo - Nisha P Rajagopal & K. Gayathri Prasanna - Vocal, M. Rajeev (violin), B. Ganapathiraman (mridangam), K.V. Gopalakrishnan (ghatam)
4.45 p.m. - Bhakthi Symphony by Sudha Ragunathan (Vocal) & Prof. Mark Stone (percussion), B. Raghavendra Rao (violin), Tiruvarur Vaidyanathan (mridangam), Anirudh Athreya (kanjira), N/. Guruprasad (ghatam)
7.00 p.m. - Visakha Hari - Endaro Mahanubhavulu, a tribute to the graet saints of India. B. Ananthakrishnan (violin), S.J. Arjun Ganesh (mridangam), K. Satyananarayana (keyboard), Sundar (tabla)

Nov. 9, 2014
Bhakti Sangeet Sammelan
10.00 a.m. - Udayalur Kalyanarama Bhagavathar & party
12.00 p.m. - B. Suchitra (harikatha), MSG Suresh, M.S. Venkatasubramaniam
6.15 p.m. - Valedictory & grand finale
Subhashree Thanikachalam & party present Papanasam via Pannaipuram

For details & tickets, contact www.carnaticworld.com. Phone: +91 9444018269

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