December 08, 2018

Lec-dem series at Rasika Ranjani Sabha

The annual lecture demonstration series at the Rasika Ranjani Sabha, Mylapore will begin on Dec. 9 and go on till Dec. 16, 2018.

Venue: Rasika Ranjani Sabha, Sundareswarar Street, Near Lady Sivaswamy School, Mylapore.
The lectures are open to rasikas and not ticketed.

Schedule:

Dec. 9, 2018
9.30 a.m. - Inauguration. Chief Guest Dr. M.V. Anantha Padmanabhachariar
10.00 a.m. - Music, Dance and Culture: The contribution of Coromandel Coast by D.K. Hari and Hema

Dec. 10, 2018
10.00 a.m. - Dance Music of Thanjai Naalvar by Swarnamalya

Dec. 11, 2018
10.00 a.m. - Sangeetha Sampradaya Pradarshini by Dr. R.S. Jayalakshmi

Dec. 12, 2018
10.00 a.m. - Music in Thiruppugazh by Dr. Seethalakshmi

Dec. 13, 2018
10.00 a.m. - Role of Gamakas in Karnataka sangeetham by Dr. Radha Bhaskar

Dec. 14, 2018
Influence of Trinity on their disciples by Dr. Aravindhan T. Ranganathan

Dec. 15, 2018
An insight into aesthetic structure of ragas by Seetha Rajan

Dec. 16, 2018
10.00 a.m. - Nagaswaram in temple arts by Lalitharam, Idumbavanam, V. Prakash Ilayaraja

December 07, 2018

Lec Dem Mela 2018

Sruti & The Music Forum bring curate a few days of lectures and demonstrations just before the music season gets busier.

This year the 'Lec-dem Mela' as it is called will be on Dec. 8 and 9, 2018. The theme for this year's sessions is Sthalams & Treatises.

Venue: Arkay Convention Centre, R.H. Road, Mylapore.

The sessions are open to all.

Schedule:

Dec. 8, 2018
9.00 a.m. - Inauguration. Chief guest - Dr. Vasumathi Rajan, Head of Programmes, Doordarshan (Chennai, Tirupati, Madurai)
9.30 a.m. - Sthalams in and around Chennai by V. Sriram
11.00 a.m. - Pillai Thamizh by Dr. S. Raghuraman
5.00 p.m. - Thiruppugazhin Thanippugazh by Neyveli R Santhanagopalan
6.30 p.m. - Kshetra Darisanam with Sundarar by Dr. S. Sundar

Dec. 9, 2018
9.30 a.m. - Ram Charit Manas by Dr. Sriram Parasuram
11.00 a.m. - Chaturdandi Prakashika by Sumitra Vasudev
5.00 p.m. -  Ragas with special reference to Ragalakshnamu by Shahaji by Dr. R. Hemalatha
6.30 p.m. - Music & dance in Silappadhikaram by Dr. Narthaki Nataraj

Music Education Trust - Festival 2018

The focus of this year's Music Education Trust festival in Chennai is Únique contribution of Muthuswamy Dikshitar in exploration of a single raga'.

The 10-day music festival organised by the trust is dedicated to musician and musicologist T.R. Subramanyam. The festival is on from Dec. 7 to 16, 2018.

Venue: Srinivasa Sastri Hall, Luz, Mylapore.
Concerts are open to rasikas and not ticketed.

Schedule:

Dec. 7, 2018
6.00 p.m. - Gayathri Girish - Vocal, Mysore Srikanth - Violin, Poongulam Subramanian - Mridangam
Ragas - Anandabhairavi & Bhagesri

Dec. 8, 2018
6.00 p.m. - Dr. Radha Venkatachalam - Vocal, S.R. Rajashree - Violin, Kallidaikurichi Sivakumar - Mridangam
Ragas - Dhanyasi & Behag

Dec. 9, 2018
4.00 p.m. - S. Padmashree - Vocal, Pappu Gyandev - Violin, Pappu Jayadev - Mridangam
Ragas - Kalyani & Kapi
6.00 p.m. - Varalakshmi Anandakumar - Vocal, S.R. Jayashree - Violin, Kallidaikurichi Sivakumar - Mridangam
Ragas - Shankarabharanam & Hamsanandi

Dec. 10, 2018
6.00 p.m. - Jayamangala Krishnamani - Vocal, Meera Sivaramakrishnan - Violin. Kumbakonam K Ramakrishnan - Mridangam
Ragas - Purvikalyani and Bridavavana Saranga

Dec. 11, 2018
6.00 p.m. - Dr. Nirmita Kartik - Vocal,  Pappu Gyandev - Violin, Kumbakonam K. Ramakrishnan - Mridangam
Ragas - Surati & Multani

Dec. 12, 2018
6.00 p.m. - Iyer Sisters Srividya & Sudha - Vocal, Meera Sivaramakrishnan - Violin, Nochur Nagaraj - Mridangam
Ragas - Kambhoji & Hamirkalyani

Dec. 13, 2018
6.00 p.m. - Srividya Sridhar Kumar - Vocal, Meera Sivaramarishnan - Violin, Kumbakonam K. Ramakrishnan - Mridangam
Ragas - Bhairavi & Hamirkalyani

Dec. 14, 2018
6.00 p.m. - Serugudi Sisters Rema & Geetha - Vocal, Srividya R.S. Iyer - Violin, P. Jayabhaskar - Mridangam
Ragas - Mohanam & Dvijavanti

Dec. 15, 2018
4.00 p.m. - Jayamathangi & Jayabhargavi - Vocal, Srividya R.S. Iyer - Violin, Nochur Nagaraj - Mridangam
Ragas - Todi & Desh
6.00 p.m. - Mohan Santhanam - Vocal, M.R. Gopinath - Violin, P. Jayabhaskar - Mridangam
Ragas - Sriranjani & Sindhubhairavi

Dec. 16, 2018
4.00 p.m. - Rajeshwari - Vocal, Sudha R.S. Iyer - Violin, Nochur Nagaraj - Mridangam
Ragas - Bilahari & Malkauns
6.00 p.m. - Salem Gayathri Venkatesan - Vocal, Sudha R.S. Iyer - Violin, P. Jayabhaskar - Mridangam
Ragas - Arabhi & Subhapantuvarali

Meditate and feel the music at Divine Melodies Music Festival

Heartfulness Institute Chennai is hosting a three-day music festival titled Divine Melodies – Where Music Meets the Heart', from December 7 to 9, 2018.



The concerts will be held at its sprawling 18 acres gree campus in Manappakkam.
"When Music, Meditation and the Soul reverberate together, you get a Divine Musical Experience, which will remain etched in your memories and hearts for a very long time. From this the idea came about - What if we combine these two great unifying force - music and meditation?" the organisers say.

Each day of the music festival will have a meditation session followed by music performances.
On Dec. 7, 2018, Shashank will perform a flute recital at 6 p.m. followed by a vocal concert of Mambalam Sisters.
On Dec. 8, 2018, at 6 p.m. the violin recital by R. Kumaresh is scheduled, followed by Deepika & Nandika’s vocal concert.
Jayanthi Kumaresh will present a veena concert on Dec. 9, 2018, at 6 p.m. followed by M.O. Parthasarathy's Hindustani vocal concert.

The concerts are open to all.

Venue: Heartfulness Institute, Babuji Memorial Ashram, Manapakkam, Chennai - 600125
Contact : +91-44 -4217 111

You can pre-register to attend the concerts at http://bit.ly/cmzmusicseries

December 04, 2018

Inviting music students to write for the season

If you learn or know to appreciate Carnatic music, here is an opportunity to listen to concerts and lec-dems and write about them.



A leading sabha in Chennai publishes its in-house newsletter during the December music season. The newsletter is published twice a week and features the concerts, artistes and lec-dems held at the sabha.

Students of music with good writing skills are invited to be part of the newsletter.
If interested, mail to chennaiseason@gmail.com with details about your learning music and interest in writing.

December 02, 2018

Charsur Arts Foundation December Seasson 2018

The December Music Season at Charsur Arts Foundation features Sanskrit compositions.
The music festival will be held from Dec. 18 to 27, 2018.

Venue: Narada Gana Sabha Mini Hall, TTK Road, Alwarpet.

The concerts are open to rasikas and not ticketed. Seating is on first come basis.

Schedule:

Dec. 16,. 2018
SAMBHASHANAM - A Music Forum.
6 p.m. to 8 p.m. - Lec-Dem by R.K. Shriramkumar: An insight into Raga as visualised in the paramparas of Sri Tyagaraja and Sri Muttusvami Dikshitar.

Dec 17, 2018
SAMBHASHANAM - A Music Form
6 p.m. to 8 p.m. - Talk by V. Sriram: Sanskrit influences on Sri Muttusvami Dikshitar's lyrics.

Dec. 18, 2018
4:30 p.m. - Kruthi Bhat - Vocal, Vittal Rangan - Violin, OB. Ganapathyraman - Mridangam, V. Anirudh Athreya - Kanjira
6:45 p.m. - Sriranjani Santhanagopalan - Vocal, B. Ananthkrishnan - Violin, Praveen Sparsh - Mridangam, K.V. Gopalakrishnan - Kanjira

Dec. 19, 2018
4:30 p.m. - G. Ravi Kiran -Vocal, M.R. Gopinath - Violin,  Kamalakar Rao - Mridangam, V. Anirudh Athreya - Kanjira
6:45 p.m. - A.S. Murali -Vocal, V. Sanjeev - Violin, B. Sivaraman - Mridangam, Trichy Krishnaswamy - Ghatam

Dec. 20, 2018
4:30 p.m. - J A Jayanth - Flute, Trivandrum Sampath - Violin, Patri Satish Kumar - Mridangam, Dr. S. Karthick - Ghatam
6:45 p.m. - K. Gayathri - Vocal, Nishanth Chandran - Violin, Delhi Sairam - Mridangam, K.V. Gopalakrishnan - Kanjira

Dec. 21, 2018
4:30 p.m. - D.B. Ashvin - Vocal, Apoorva Krishna - Violin, N.C. Bharadwaj - Mridangam, Nerkunam Dr. S. Sankar - Kanjira
6:45 p.m. - Kunnakudi Balamurali Krishna- Vocal, Akkarai Subhalakshmi - Violin, V.V. Ramanamurthy - Mridangam, G. Guruprasanna - Kanjira

Dec. 22, 2018
4:30 p.m. - Ashwath Narayanan - Vocal, Charulatha Ramanujam - Violin, Sumesh Narayanan - Mridangam, S. Krishna - Ghatam
6:45 p.m. - Akkarai Sisters Subhalakshmi and Sornalatha - Vocal Duet, H.N. Bhaskar - Violin, Neyveli Narayanan - Mridangam, N. Guruprasad - Ghatam

Dec. 23, 2018
4:30 p.m. - Ramana Balachandhran - Veena, Trivandrum V. Balaji - Mridangam, Chandrasekara Sharma - Ghatam
6:45 p.m. - Nisha Rajagopalan - Vocal, Dr. R. Hemalatha - Violin, Sherthalai R. Ananthakrishnan - Mridangam, H. Prasanna - Ghatam

Dec. 24, 2018
4:30 p.m. - Aishwarya Vidhya Raghunath - Vocal, R. Raghul - Violin, J. Vaidhyanathan - Mridangam, Sunil Kumar - Kanjira
6:45 p.m. - Amritha Murali - Vocal, R.K. Shriramkumar - Violin, K. Arunprakash - Mridangam, N. Guruprasad - Ghatam

Dec. 25, 2018
4:30 p.m. - Vignesh Ishwar - Vocal, H.N. Bhaskar - Violin, K.V. Prasad - Mridangam, Vazhappally R. Krishnakumar - Ghatam
6:45 p.m. - Amrutha Venkatesh - Vocal, M. Rajeev - Violin, S.J. Arjun Ganesh - Mridangam, Payyanur Govinda Prasad - Morsing

Dec. 26, 2018
4:30 p.m. - Vishnudev Namboothiri - Vocal, B.U. Ganesh Prasad - Violin, Kamalakar Rao - Mridangam, S.V. Ramani - Ghatam
6:45 p.m. - R.K. Shriramkumar - Violin Solo, N. Manoj Siva - Mridangam, N. Guruprasad - Ghatam

Dec. 27, 2018
6:45 p.m. - Lalgudi G.J.R. Krishnan - Violin Solo, R. Sankaranarayanan - Mridangam, B.S. Purushotham - Kanjira


December 01, 2018

Paddathi Music Festival 2018

Sri Vedantha Desikar Devasthanam & Sri Parthasarathy Swami Sabha organise a music festival this season from Dec. 26 to 31, 2018.

Venue: Desika Vidya Bhavanam, 27, Venkatesa Agraharam Road, Mylapore, Chennai - 4

Concerts are open to rasikas and not ticketed.

Schedule:

Dec. 26, 2018
3.00 p.m. - Shrithi Santhanam - Vocal
4.30 p.m. - A. Aishwarya & S. Saundarya (Vocal)
6.30 p.m. - Inauguration
7.30 p.m. - Udayalur Kalyanarama Bhagavathar - Namasankeerthanam

Dec. 27, 2018
1.00 p.m. - Sruthi Ganesh - Vocal
2.00 p.m. - Chirag Mani - Vocal
3.15 p.m. - Prithi Narasimhan - Vocal
4.30 p.m. - Rajhesh Vaidya - Veena
6.30 p.m. - S. saindhavi & Vinaya Karthik Rajan - Sacred Chants

Dec. 28, 2018
1.00 p.m. - Vathsala Raghavan - Vocal
2.00 p.m. - Vaibhav Ramu - Vocal
3.00 p.m. - Sowmya Gurucharan - Vocal
4.30 p.m. - R.S. Ramakanth - Vocal
6.30 p.m. - 'Sant Pravahan' by Savita Sreeram, Vasudha Ravi, B. Suchitra

Dec. 29, 2018
9.30 a.m. - Srivani Yalla -Veena
11.00 a.m. - TCA Sangeetha - Vocal
1.30 p.m. - Hari Kishan - Vocal
3.00 p.m. - Mayuri Vasan - Vocal
4.30 p.m. - Iyer Brothers Ramnath and Gopinath Iyer - Veena Duet
6.30 p.m. - Sri Vedantha Desika Charithram by Dushyant Sridhar with Archana & Aarthi - Vocal

Dec. 30, 2018
9.30 a.m. - Gokul - Guitar
11.00 a.m. - Akshara Samskriti Iyer - Voca;
1.30 p.m. - Ida Balakrishnan (Hindustani Vocal)
3.00 p.m. - Shraddha Ganesh - Vocal
4.30 p.m. - Thiruvarur Girish - Vocal
6.30 p.m. - Shengottai Harihara subramania Bhagavathar - Namasankeerthanam

Dec. 31, 2018
1.30 p.m. - Rishabh Kaushik - Vocal
2.00 p.m. - Pavan Mani - Vocal
3.00 p.m. - Rhea Rajesh - Vocal
4.30 p.m. - C. Shankaranarayanan - Vocal
6.30 p.m. - G. Ramanathan - Saxophone