November 03, 2016

The Music Academy's annual music concerts 2016

The Music Academy Madras, one of the few organisations that are more than 80 years old and have been promoting classical music in Chennai, has announced its schedule for 2016.

This year Ms. Nirmala Sitharaman, minister of State (Independent Charge) for Commerce and Industry will inaugurate the festival. Mr.M.K. Narayanan, former Governor of West Bengal, will preside over the Sadas on Jan. 1, 2017.

Concerts are held from 9.00 a.m. onwards in the main auditorium.
The mini hall hosts lecture-demonstration sessions in the morning. Season tickets will be issued in the first week of December. Tickets for individual or daily concerts will be available on the previous day.

The concerts at 9.00 a.m., 11.45 a.m. and 1.30 p.m. are open to all. Evening concerts are ticketed.

Concert Schedule:

Dec. 15, 2016
4.00 p.m. - Mangala Isai  (Nadaswaram) by Swamimalai S Manimaran & party
5.00 p.m. - Inauguration
7.00 p.m. - U.Rajesh (Mandolin), S.D.Sridhar (Violin), Bangalore V. Praveen (Mridangam), G Ravichandran (Ghatam)

Dec. 16, 2016
9.00 a.m. - Seshampatti T Sivalingam (Nadaswaram), Mylai KS Selvam (Nadaswaram), Tirukkkadayur TG Balu (thavil), Nangoor N K Selvaganapathy (thavil)
11.45 a.m. - V.Vamshidhar (Flute), Sriram Sridhar (Violin), Akshay Anand (Mridangam)
1.30 p.m. - Swarna Rethas (Vocal), S.P.Ananthapadmanabha (Violin), B.Guru Raghavendran (Mridangam)
4.00 p.m. - Prasanna Venkataraman (Vocal), V.Sanjeev (Violin), Poongulam Subramaniam (Mridangam), Udipi Balakrishna (Ghatam)
6.45 p.m. - Sriram Parthasarathy (Vocal), Delhi P.Sunderrajan (Violin), Sangita Kalanidhi Umayalpuram K Sivaraman (Mridangam), U.N.Giidhar Udupa (Ghatam

Dec. 17, 2016
9.00 a.m. - Bombay Sisters - Sangita Kalanidhi C.Saroja & Sangita Kalanidhi C.Lalitha (Vocal), Usha Rajagopalan (Violin), K.R.Ganesh (Mridangam), Madipakkam A.Murali (Ghatam)
11.45 a.m. - K.P.Nandini (Vocal), Shreya Devnath (Violin), R.Ramkumar (Mridangam)
1.30 p.m. - T.S. Pattabhirama Pandit (Vocal), Adhiti Krishnaprakash (Violin), Kottayam G.Santosh Kumar (Mridangam), S Hariharasubramaniam (Ghatam)
4.00 p.m. - Amritha Murali (Vocal), Charulatha Ramanujam (Violin), Manarkoil J. Balaji (Mridangam), Vazhappally R.Krishnakumar (Ghatam)
6.45 p.m. - Sikkil C.Gurucharan (Vocal), T.K.V.Ramanujacharlu (Violin), Tumkur Ravishankar (Mridangam), C.P.Vyasavittala (Kanjira)

Dec. 18, 2016
9.00 a.m. - Sangita Kalanidhi Trichur V.Ramachandran (Vocal), M.A.Sundereswaran (Violin), R.Ramesh (Mridangam), Pudukkottai N.Ramachandran (Ghatam)
11.45 a.m. - Kalyanapuram S. Aravind (Vocal), Mysore Sangeeta (Violin), G.S.Nagaraj (Mridangam)
1.30 p.m. - Trichur Brothers - Srikishna Mohan and Ramkumar Mohan (Vocal), R Raghul (violin), Vijay B.Natesan (Mridangam), S.Krishna (Ghatam)
4.00 p.m. - S.Sowmya (Vocal), Charumathi Raghuram (Violin), Neyveli R.Narayanan (Mridangam), H.Prasanna (Ghatam)
6.45 p.m. - N.Ravikiran (Chitraveena), Sangita Kalanidhi M.Chandrasekaran (Violin), Patri Satishkumar(Mridangam), Bangalore N Amrit (Kanjira)

Dec. 19, 2016
9.00 a.m. -  Tara Mohan (Veena), C.Chaluvaraju (Mridangam), Sukanya Ramgopal (Ghatam)
11.45 a.m. - Vivek Sadasivam (Vocal),Sahana Vasudevan (Violin), L.Subramanian (Mridangam)
1.30 p.m. - Padma Sugavanam (Vocal), Vaikom Padma Krishnan (Violin), Rajna Swaminathan (Mridangam)
4.00 p.m. - Nisha P. Rajagopal (Vocal), V.V.S.Murari (Violin), Trivandrum V.Balaji (Mridangam), Trivandrum D. Rajagopal (Kanjira)
6.45 p.m. - Sandeep Narayan (Vocal), B.Ananthakrishnan (Violin), S.J.Arjun Ganesh (Mridangam), S.Sunil Kumar (Kanjira)

Dec. 20, 2016
9.00 a.m. - Prema Rangarajan (Vocal), Pakala Ramadas (Violin), Nellai A.Balaji (Mridangam), D.V.Venkata Subramaniam (Ghatam)
11.45 a.m. - Bharathi Ramasubban (Vocal), Sandeep Ramachandran (Violin), Sai-nivethan Ravichandra (Mridangam)
1.30 p.m. - Usha Padmanabhan (Vocal), K.J.Dileep (Violin), Mandapakka Nagalakshmi (Mridangam), Nerkunam S.Manikandan (Moharsing)
4.00 p.m. - Priya Sisters - Shanmugapriya & Haripriya (Vocal), M.A.Krishnaswamy (Violin), Delhi Sairam (Mridangam), T.A.Ramanujam ( Moharsing)
6.45 p.m. - Shertallai Dr. K.N.Ranganatha Sharma (Vocal), Mullaivasal G.Chandramouli (Violin), Shertalai R. Ananthakrishnan (Mridangam), Nerkunam S.Shankar (Kanjira)

Dec. 21, 2016
9.00 a.m. - Manda Sudha Rani (Vocal), Padma Shankar (Violin), M.T.Rajakesari (Mridangam), Bhagyalakshmi M.Krishna ( Moharsing)
11.45 a.m. - Ananya Ashok (Vocal), Pappu Gyandev (Violin), Ranganathapuram R.Akshay Ram (Mridangam)
1.30 p.m. - A.S.Murali (Vocal), Akkarai Ms. Sornalatha (violin), Peravalli P.Jayabhaskar (Mridangam), Manjoor Unnikrishnan (Ghatam)
4.00 p.m. - Dr.Pantula Rama (Vocal), M.S.N.Murthy (Violin), Anantha R.Krishnan (Mridangam), Phanindara Bhaskar (Ghatam)
6.45 p.m. - Malladi Brothers - Sreeram Prasad & Ravi Kumar (Vocal), S.Varadarajan (Violin), Sangita Kalanidhi Dr.Trichy Sankaran (Mridangam), Chandrasekara Sharma (Ghatam)

Dec. 22, 2016
9.00 a.m. - Geetha Rajasekhar (Vocal), Balu Raghuraman (Violin), Melakkaveri K. Balaji (Mridangam), V.Sai Subramaniam (Moharsing)
11.45 a.m. - Revathy Kumar (Vocal), K.V.Krishna (violin), Rohit Prasad (Mridangam)
1.30 p.m. - Sriranjani Santhanagopalan (Vocal), Parur M.S.Ananthakrishnan (Violin), B.C.Manjunath (Mridangam)
4.00 p.m. - Sumitra Vasudev (Vocal), Ranjani Ramakrishnan (Violin),B.Sivaraman (Mridangam),K.S.Rangachari (Kanjira)
6.45 p.m. - Abhishek Raghuram (Vocal),Akkarai Subhalakshmi (Violin),Bangalore Arjun Kumar (Mridangam), Dr.S.Karthick (Ghatam)

Dec. 23, 2016
9.00 a.m. - Sangita Kalanidhi R.Vedavalli (Vocal), R.K.Shriramkumar (Violin), K.Arun Prakash (Mridangam), N. Guru Prasad (Ghatam)
11.45 a.m. - Sunil Gargyan (Vocal), Sindhu Suchetan (Violin), K.H.Vineet (Mridangam)
1.30 p.m. - Sangeetha Swaminathan (Vocal), B.Vittala Rangan (Violin), Akshay Anantapadmanabhan (Mridangam), Madipakkam A.Gopalakrishnan (Kanjira)
4.00 p.m. - K.Gayatri (Vocal), Anuradha Sridhar (Violin),B.Ganapathyraman (Mridangam), Adambakkam K.Shankar (Ghatam)
6.45 p.m. - Lalgudi G.J.R.Krishnan and Lalgudi Vijayalakshmi (Violin Duet), Trichy B.Harikumar (Mridangam),K.V.Gopalakrishnan (Kanjira)

Dec. 24, 2016
9.00 a.m. - Sangita Kalanidhi T.V.Sankaranarayanan (Vocal), Nagai Muralidharan (Violin), Mannargudi A.Easwaran (Mridangam), G.Guruprasanna (Kanjira)
11.45 a.m. - Brinda Manickavasagam (Vocal), Shradda Ravindran (Violin), Ranjani Venkatesh (Mridangam)
1.30 p.m. - J.A.Jayanth (Flute), M.Vijay (Violin), Thanjavur K.Praveen Kumar (Mridangam)
4.00 p.m. - Savita Narasimhan (Vocal), Nishanth Chandran (Violin), Kallidaikurichi Sivakumar (Mridangam), S.Venkataramanan (Kanjira)
6.45 p.m. - Sangita Kalanidhi Sanjay Subrahmanyan (Vocal), Nagai R.Sriram (Violin), Palladam Ravi (Mridangam), Alathur T.Rajaganesh (Kanjira)

Dec. 25, 2016
9.00 a.m. - Sangita Kalanidhi T.N.Krishnan. Viji Natarajan and Sriram Krishnan (Violin Trio), Tiruvarur Bkakthavatsalam (Mridangam), Vaikon Gopalakrishnan (Ghatam)
11.45 a.m. - Aishwarya Vidhya Raghunath (Vocal), Nagercoil K. Anand (Violin), Burra Sriram (Mridangam)
1.30 p.m. - Vidya Kalyanaraman (Vocal), L.Ramakrishnan (Violin), K.Sai Giridhar (Mridangam), N.Rajaraman (Ghatam)
4.00 p.m. - Ranjani & Gayatri (Vocal), B.U.Ganesh Prasad (Violin), Manoj Siva (Mridangam),V.Anirudh Athreya (Kanjira)
6.45 p.m. - S.Shashank (Flute), H.N.Bhaskar (Violin), K.U.Jayachandra Rao (Mridangam), Bangalore N.Amrit (Kanjira)

Dec. 26, 2016
9.00 a.m. - Seetha Narayanan (Vocal), V.V.Srinivasa Rao (Violin), A.V.Manikandan (Mridangam), A.S.Krishnan (Moharsing)
11.45 a.m. - R. Aswath Narayanan (Vocal), Chidambaram G. Badrinath (Violin), Nellai V Sreekrishnan (Mridangam)
1.30 p.m. - G.Ravikiran (Vocal), H.M.Smitha (Violin), N.C.Bharadwaj (Mridangam), Thirunakkara Rethish (Moharsing)
4.00 p.m. - Gayathri Venkataraghavan (Vocal), Dr.M.Narmada (Violin), Neyveli Skanda Subramaniyam (Mridangam), Nanganallur S.Swaminathan (Ghatam)
6.45 p.m. - Jayanthi Kumaresh (Veena), R.Sankara Narayanan (Mridangam), Trichy S.Krishnaswamy (Ghatam)

Dec. 27, 2016
9.00 a.m. - Maharajapuram S.Ramachandran (Vocal), C.N.Chandrasekaran (Violin), Srimushnam V.Raja Rao (Mridangam),Tripoonithura Radhakrishnan (Ghatam)
11.45 a.m. - Aishwarya Shankar (Vocal), Kamalakiran Vinjumuri (Violin), B.S.Prashanth (Mridangam)
1.30 p.m. - Ashwin Anand (Veena), Rajesh Srinivasan (Mridangam), Perukavu P.L.Sudheer (Ghatam)
4.00 p.m. - Bombay Jayashri Ramnath (Vocal), Mysore V.Srikanth (Violin), J.Vaidhyanathan (Mridangam), B.Sree Sundar Kumar (Kanjira)
6.45 p.m. - P. Unnikrishnan (Vocal), Embar S.Kannan (Violin), V.V.Ramanamurthy (Mridangam), Coimbatore V.Mohanram (Ghatam)

Dec. 28, 2016
9.00 a.m. - Raji Gopalakrishnan (Vocal), Nalina Mohan (Violin), A.S.Ranganathan (Mridangam), Papanasam S.Sethuraman (Kanjira)
11.45 a.m. - Vani Ramamurthi (Vocal), Apoorva Krishna (Violin), Karthick Ganeshraman (Mridangam)
1.30 p.m. - Dr.R. Ganesh (Vocal), Anayampatti G.Venkatasubramaniam (Violin), Kumbakonam K.Swaminathan (Mridangam), Udipi Srikanth (Kanjira)
4.00 p.m. - Aruna Sairam (Vocal), B.V.Raghavenra Rao (violin), Tiruvarur Vaidyanathan (Mridangam), S.V.Ramani (Ghatam)
6.45 p.m. - A.Kanyakumari & Embar S.Kannan (Violin Duet), Patri Satishkumar (Mridangam), V.Suresh (Ghatam)

Dec. 29, 2016
9.00 a.m. - V.K.Raman (Flute), B.K.Raghu (Violin), H.S.Sudhindhra (Mridangam), B.N.Chandra Mouli (Kanjira)
11.45 a.m. - Archana & Arthi (Vocal), R.Shyam (Violin), B.Sai Shankar (Mridangam)
1.30 p.m. - K.Bharat Sundar (Vocal),Trivandrum N.Sampath (Violin), Sumesh S.Narayanan (Mridangam)
4.00 p.m. - Amrutha Venkatesh (Vocal), Edapally Ajith Kumar (Violin), Nanjil A.R.Arul (Mridangam), Payyannur T.Govindaprasad (Moharsing)
6.45 p.m. - Ramakrishnan Murthy (Vocal), H.K.Venkatram (Violin), Manoj Siva (Mridangam), Udupi Sridhar (Ghatam)

Dec. 30, 2016
9.00 a.m. - Neyveli R. Sandanagopalan (Vocal), V.V.Ravi (Violin), Trichur C.Narendran (Mridangam), Srirangam R.Kannan (Moharsing)
11.45 a.m. - R.Kashyap Mahesh (Vocal), Sudha R.S.Iyer( Violin), Tippirajapuram Hari (Mridangam)
1.30 p.m. - Vignesh Ishwar (Vocal), M.Rajeev (Violin), Srivanchiam R.Sriram (Mridangam), K.Ranganathan (Ghatam)
4.00 p.m. - Sangita Kalanidhi Sudha Ragunathan (Vocal), M.R.Gopinath (Violin), K.V.Prasad (Mridangam), R.Raman (Moharsing)
6.45 p.m. - Kunnakudi M.Balamuralikrishna (Vocal), Vittal Ramamurthy (Violin), Thanjavur K.Murugaboopathy (Mridangam), A.S.Sankar (Ghatam), Bangalore B.Rajasekar (Moharsing)

Dec. 31, 2016
9.00 a.m. - O.S.Thyagarajan (Vocal), T.H.Subramaniam (Violin), Sangita Kalanidhi Dr.Trichy Sankaran (Mridangam), B.S.Purushothaman (Kanjira)
11.45 a.m. - Vishaal Sapuram (Chitra Veena), S.Hariharan (Mridangam), K.R.Sivaramakrishnan (Kanjira)
1.30 p.m. - Trichy L.Saravanan (Flute), Thirumarugal S.Dinesh Kumar (Violin), S.Aravind (Mridangam), Trivandrum R.Rajesh (Ghatam)
4.00 p.m. - Nithyasree Mahadevan (Vocal), R.Hemalatha (Violin), Annoor Ananthakrishna Sharma (Mridangam), H.Sivaramakrishnan (Ghatam)
6.45 p.m. - Hindustani Concert - Dr.Ashwini Bhide Deshpande (Vocal) and Party

Jan. 1, 2017
9.15 a.m. - Dushyanth Sridhar ( Harikatha), RP Shravan (vocal support), Pappu Gyandev (violin), KH Vineet (Mridangam)
3.45 p.m. - Mangala Isai - Sembanarkoil SRGS Mohan Doss & party
5.00 p.m. - Sadas
7.00 p.m. - Special programme - Revathy Sankaran and Group Katha Kalakshepam on Life of M.S.Subbalakshmi

For information on season tickets contact The Music Academy, New No. 168 (Old No. 306), T.T.K. Road, Chennai - 600 014.

Phone : +91-44-2811 2231 / +91-44-2811 5162
email : music@musicacademymadras.com
Web site: www.musicacademymadras.in

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