October 25, 2017

Bharat Sangeet Utsav 2017

Carnatica and Sri Parthasarathy Swami Sabha organise Bharat SangeetUtsav every year in November ushering the 'December' season.

Interesting thematic concerts form part of this 8-day festival. This year the concerts are held in support of Vidya Sagar in aid of persons with multiple disabilities.

The festival is curated by K.N. Shashikiran

Venue: Narada Gana Sabha, Alwarpet, Chennai - 18

Schedule:

Nov. 1, 2017
4.30 p.m. - Inauguration. By His Excellency The Governor of Tamil Nadu Sri. Banwarilal Purohit
5.15 p.m. - Aruna Sairam - Vande Mataram: A Musical Salutation to Mother India with over 300 children from Rhapsody trained and curated by Dr. Sudha Raja. K. Satyanarayanan (Keyboard), B. Raghavendra Rao (Violin), J. Vaidyanathan (Mridangam), S.V. Ramani (Ghatam)
7.00 p.m. - Carnatic Pattimanram - Sangeethathin menmaikku peridhum karanam - Kalaignanaa? Rasikanaa?
Perasiriyar Solomon Pappaiya, Bharathi Bhaskar with Sudha Ragunathan, Neyveli Santhanagopalan, V. Srinivasan (V.S.V), T.S. Ranganathan

Nov. 2, 2017
2.30 p.m. - Aishwarya Shrinivasan & Soundarya Shrinivasan - Bharat Ratna M.S. Subbulakshmi Amma 'The Evergreen Bharat Sangeet Icon of India' presented by V. Shrinivasan (Dance) - V. Krupalakshmi, M.A. Krishnaswami, K.V. Prasad, N. Guruprasad
4.30 p.m. - Rajwinder Kaur & SriramParthasarathy - Sur Sangeet
Pt. Satish Kolli (Harmonium), K.J. Dileep (Violin), Sai Giridhar (Mridangam), Pt. Ravindra Yavagal (Tabla)
6.45 p.m. - Abhishek Raghuram (Vocal) with Vyasarpadi Kothandaraman (Nadaswaram) - Entropy
Mannargudi Vasudevan (Tavil), Ojas (Tabla)

Nov. 3, 2017
2.30 p.m. - Savita Sreeram, Vasudha Ravi & Varsha Bhuvaneshwari (Katha) - Krishna Leela - Santh Pravaham
Karaikkal Venkatasubramanian (Violin), M.S. Venkatasubramanian (Mridangam), Vasanth Jayaraman (Tabla)
4.30 p.m. - Agam Band - A collaborative Fusion concert led by Harish Sivaramakrishnan
6.45 p.m. - Sanjay Subrahmanyan (Vocal) - Sampradaya Kutcheri
S. Varadarajan (Violin), Neyveli Venkatesh (Mridangam), Anirudh Athreya (Kanjira)

Nov. 4, 2017
2.00 p.m. - Jayashree Vaidyanathan (Vocal) - Carnatic Kutcheri
Meera Sivaramakrishnan (Violin), Thanjavur Subramaniam (Mridangam), N. Narasimhan (Ghatam)
4.30 p.m. - Ranjani & Gayatri - Classical Duo present Rasanubhava
H.N. Bhaskar (Violin), Delhi Sairam (Mridangam), Krishna Sriram (Ghatam)
7.00 p.m. - Makkal Thilagaththudan Oru Mayakkum Maalai - A classy tribute to MGR, the immortal with live music, dance & drama. Presented by Maximum Media Subhashree Thanikachalam, featuring Saindhavi Prakash, Santhosh Subramaniam, Gautham Bharadwaj - Vocals, Hari Ravi, Krithika Swarajith on live singing, dance & drama. Accompaniments - Xavier, Venkat

Nov. 5, 2017
2.30 p.m. - Chinmaya Sisters - Uma & Radhika AND Anahita Ravindran & Apoorva Ravindran (Vocal) - Royal composers
B. Ananthakrishnan (Violin), B. Ganapathyraman(Mridangam), N. Sundar (Tabla)
4.30 p.m. - Vishaka Hari - Musical Discourse: Geetharthamu Sangeethanandamu
B. Ananthakrishnan (Violin), Arjun GAnesh (Mridangam), Trichy Krishnaswamy (Ghatam)
6.45 p.m. - T.M. Krishna (Vocal) - A sublime Experience
R.K. Sriramkumar (Violin), S. Karthick (Ghatam), Shree Sundarkumar (Kanjira)

Nov. 6, 2017
2.30 p.m. - R.P. Shravan, V. Deepika, Madhu Iyer - Indian Music Medley
Anoop (Keyboard), Ganapathy (Tabla)
4.30 p.m. - Kunnakkudi M. Balamuralikrishna (Shasthriya Sangeetham)
S. Varadarajan (Violin), Guru Kaaraikudi Mani (Mridangam), Guru Prasanna (Kanjira)
7.00 p.m. - GrooVIDa - the newest ensemble of Musicians.
Vocals: Haricharan Seshadri, Electric Violin: Ragavasimhan, Mridangam: Cajon & Konnakol: Praveen, Keys & Arrangement: Ravi G, Percussion, Cajon & Tabla: Vikram Rozario, Bass: Aalaap Raju

Nov. 7, 2017
2.30 p.m. - 'Ghajana' - Carnatic Classical Percussion presentation by Patri Satish Kumar
4.30 p.m. - Sharanya Shrinivas & Mahesh Raghavan, Prasanth (Keys), Shravan (Violin)
6.30 p.m. - Sudha Ragunathan - Bhakthi Sangeeth Yatra - A musical pilgrimage of India: a sing along concert. Featuring Subhashree Thanikachalam, Sankeerthanam support - B. Keerthana, R.K. Sriramkumar, K.V. Prasad (Mridangam), S. Karthick (Ghatam), Ganapathy (Tabla), Jaycha (Spl. effect)

Nov. 8, 2017
4.30 p.m. - Sankeerthana Vaibhavan - Neyveli Santhanagopalan with Shenkottai Hariharasubramaniam, Delhi P Sunder Rajan, B. Ganapathyraman
6.15 p.m. - Valedictory function
6.30 p.m. - Anugraha Bhashanam by H H Sri Sankara Vijayendra Saraswathi Swamigal of Kanchi Kamakoti Mutt
7.00 p.m. - Kanchi Ratnamum Pancha ratnamum - Sri Maha Periyava Vaibhavam composed and presented by Papanasam Rukmini Ramani with leading vidwans and vidushis and Shivanugraha group with Katha by B. Suchitra

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