November 02, 2015

Morning academic sessions at The Music Academy - Dec. 15, 2015 to Jan.1, 2016

Musicians, students and rasikas eagerly look forward to the lec-dem sessions at The Music Academy during the December season. The sessions are presided over by that year's Sangita Kalanidhi designate and interactions with the audience follows after each session.

Venue: Kasturi Srinivasan Hall, The Music Academy

This year's academic sessions begin on Dec. 16, 2015 and will go on till Jan, 1, 2016. Invocation is at 8 a.m. and lec-dems are from 8.05 a.m. to 10 a.m. The sessions will be presided over by Vidvan Sanjay Subrajmanyam and Dr. Pappu Venugopala Rao is the convenor.

The sessions are not ticketed. However, the halls tends get filled very early and being on time or before time helps.

The schedule:

Dec. 16, 2015
8.00 to 8.20 a.m. - Devotional music by students of ASCM, Music Academy
8.20 to 9.05 a.m. - Rare pallavi-s of stalwarts by Vidvan D. Balakrishna
9.10 to 10.00 a.m. - Grahabhedam – a few perspectives by Vidushi Gayatri (Ranjani-Gayatri)

Dec. 17, 2015
8.05 to 8.50 a.m. - Bharat RatnaM.S.Subbulakshmi Centenary Lecture Demonstration by Vidushi Gowri Ramnarayan
9.00 to 10.00 a.m. - Music composed by Ariyakudi Ramanuja Iyengar apart from Tiruppavai by Vidushi Suguna Varadachari

Dec. 18, 2015
8.05 to 8.50 a.m. - Choral music with Pamban Swamigal’s Shanmuga Kavacham by Vidvan Ganesh Kumar
9.00 to 10.00 a.m. - Music of Vijayanagara period by Vidushi Arati Rao

Dec. 19, 2015
8.05 to 8.50 a.m. - Maṇipuri Naṭa Sankirtana by Vidvan Upendro Sharma & troupe (Jawaharlal Manipur Academy)
9.00 to 10.00 a.m. - Varnam and Voice culture by Vidushi R. Vedavalli

Dec. 20, 2015
8.05 to 8.50 a.m. - The Glory of the Alathur tradition by Vidvan Trichy Sankaran
9.00 to 10.00 a.m. - Insights into the music composed by T.K.GovindaRao by Vidushis Bombay Sisters - Saroja & Lalitha

Dec. 21, 2015
8.05 to 8.50 a.m. - Villupattu by Vidvan Subbu Arumugam
9.00 to 10.00 a.m. - Native music of Chattisgarh by Vidvan Ashok Tiwari & troupe

Dec. 22, 2015
8.05 to 8.50 a.m. - Tavil & Mridaṅgam – rhythmic explorations by Vidvans Thirupoongur Muthukumaraswamy and Neyveli Venkatesh
9.00 to 10.00 a.m. - Panel Discussion – Lakshya and Lakshana. Scholar B.M. Sundaram (chair), Vidvan O.S. Tyagarajan, Vidushi Rajshri Ramakrishnan, Vidushi Radha Bhaskar and Vidushi Sumithra Vasudev

Dec. 23, 2015
8.05 to 8.50 a.m. - Mandolin & Srinivas by Vidvan 'Mandolin' Rajesh
9.00 to 10.00 a.m. - Kathakali Mela-padam (a unique music ensemble) by Vidvans V.P. Dhananjayan, Sadanam Harikumar and troupe

Dec. 24, 2015
8.05 to 8.50 a.m. - Talas in Yakshagana by Vidvan Mahesha Padanya
9.00 to 10.00 a.m. -  Konnakol-most ancient, most modern by Vidban Somashekara Jois B.R

Dec. 25, 2015
8.05 to 8.50 a.m. - Vina Pitchumani Iyer by Vidushi R.S. Jayalakshmi
9.00 to 10.00 a.m. - Same ragas, different approaches - Thyagaraja and Dikshitar by Vidushi S. Sowmya

Dec. 26, 2015
8.05 to 8.50 a.m. - Sarangi by Vidvan Murad Ali Khan
9.00 to 10.00 a.m. - Ragatalapallavis by Vidvan T.V. Gopalakrishnan

Dec. 27, 2015
8.05 to 8.50 a.m. - Music of Parsi theatre by Vidvan Arimalam Padmanabhan
9.00 to 10.00 a.m. - Panel discussion – Merits & demerits of technology. Vidvans and vidishis Karaikudi Subramanian, Neyveli Santhanagopalan, Lalgudi Vijayalakshmi, Sriram Parasuram, Rajkumar Bharati, Kiranavali Vidyasankar, Suresh

Dec. 28, 2015
8.05 to 8.50 a.m. - Percussion instruments of Kerala by Vidvan M.N. Moorthy & troupe
9.00 to 10.00 a.m. - Influence of Varna and Kriti on Raga alapana

Dec. 29, 2015
8.05 to 8.50 a.m. - Metre and Music by Vidvan R. Ganesh
9.00 to 10.00 a.m. - Lavaṇi music and Dance by Vidushi Savitri Medhatul & troupe

Dec. 30, 2015
8.05 to 8.50 a.m. - Dvadasanama kirtana by Mysore Vadudevachar by Vidushi Gowri Kuppuswamy
9.00 to 10.00 a.m. - Sivanin ragapravaham by Vidushi Rukmini Ramani

Dec. 31, 2015
8.00 to 8.20 a.m. - Devotional music by winner of competition - Sri Vidyavani Sangita Vidyalaya
8.25 to 9.10 a.m. - Music & Mathematics - Vidvan Manjul Bhargav
9.15 to 10.05 a.m. - Musical Contribution of Calcutta K.S. Krishnamurti by Vidvan Sanjay Subrahmanyan

Jan. 01, 2016
8.00 to 8.30 a.m. - Devotional music by runners up in competition - Nadananda Sangita Vidyalaya
8.35 to 9.30 a.m. -  Open house - Experts committee members & audience

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