November 20, 2016

Seven years of music at Arkay!

When a new hall in the heart of Mylapore was opened for public on Nov. 26, 2010, many thought that it would be used more for meetings as the name suggested -Arkay Convention Centre.

But in reality, the hall turned out to be one of the best venues for classical music.

With its size suiting to passionate performances that connect with the audience so very well, the hall is now much sought after by the organisers.

Arkay or Ramakrishnan has founded the in-house sabha, Madhuradhwani soon after the hall began successfully hosting events by other organisers. Entering into its seventh year, Madhuradhwani joins the big band of December Season Concerts by organising a festival in two parts. One to celebrate the venue's anniversary and the other as the annual festival of the sabha.

Auspiciously beginning with the nadaswaram concerts of Thirumeignanam Brothers T K R Ayyappan and T K R Meenakshi Sundaram, the sabha launched into its next year of good music. Senior vidwan Neyveli Santhana Gopalan presented a melodious concert on Day One.

Here are a few pictures from Arkay Convention Centre today:




Photos by Sripriya Ayyangar

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