December 06, 2019

Showcasing young artiste - online series

The Hindu, a leading newspaper which extensively covers the performing arts has come up with an online series to showcase the talent of young artistes. The newspaper has planned to publish online a month-long series with recordings of up and coming artistes.

The series is available at - https://www.thehindu.com/entertainment/music/the-hindu-and-margazhi-web-series/article30175525.ece


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Parampara December Concert Series III

Parampara organises its third series of concerts this season from Dec. 7 to 15, 2019

Venue: The Kalyana Nagar Association, West Circular Road, Mandavelipakkam, Chennai 600 028

Admission to concerts is free.

Schedule:

Dec. 7, 2019
4.00 p.m. - Deepika & Nandhika (Violin Duet), Shankara Prasad -Mridangam, H Sivaramakrishnan - Ghatam
6.00 p.m. - Sankari Krishnan - Vocal, Anuradha Sridhar - Violin, J. Vaidhyanathan Mridangam,  Ravichandran - Ghatam

Dec. 8, 2019
4.00 p.m. - Hamzini Vytheeswaran - Vocal, T. Kishore - Violin, Adarsh Devarajan - Mridangam
6.00 p.m. - T. V. Ramprasad - Vocal, T K V Ramanujacharyalu - Violin, Srimushnam Rajarao - Mridangam,  B.S. Purushotham - Kanjira

Dec. 9, 2019
4.00 p.m. - S.V. Sahana - Veena, Gomathyshankar - Mridangam, D. V. Venkatasubramaniam - Ghatam
6.00 p.m. - Chaithrra Sairam -Vocal, M.R. Gopinath - Violin, Ganapathyraman - Mridangam, Sunilkumar - Kanjira

Dec. 10, 2019
4.00 p.m. - Vishal Sapuram - Chitravina, Sruthi Sarathy - Violin, Umayalpuram Mali - Mridangam, Alathur Raja Ganesh - Kanjira
6.00 p.m. - Vidya Kalyanaraman - Vocal, H.N. Bhaskar - Violin,K V Prasad - Mridangam, Chandrasekara Sharma - Ghatam

Dec. 11, 2019
4.00 p.m. - Bhargav  Hariharan - Vocal, M.K Ananthalakshmi - Violin, J.P.Suriya Nambisan - Mridangam
6.00 p.m. - Sangeetha Swaminathan - Vocal, B Ananthakrishnan - Violin, Sai Giridhar - Mridangam, Sunil Kumar - Kanjira

Dec. 12, 2019
4.00 p.m. - Srividhya Janakiraman - Vocal,  Haritha Narayana - Violin, Kishore Ramesh - Mridangam
6.00 p.m. - Kollam Balamurali - Vocal, M. Vijay - Violin, Trichy B Harikumar - Mridangam, Alathur Rajaganesh - Kanjira

Dec. 13, 2019
4.00 p.m. - Anuvratha Narasimhan - Vocal, Nandhika Venkatraman - Violin, Sunaadha Krishna - Mridangam
6.00 p.m. - Vishnudev Namboothri - Vocal, VV Ravi - Violin,  Srimushnam Rajarao - Mridangam, SV Ramani - Ghatam

Dec. 14. 2019
6.00 p.m. - Kruppalakshmi - Vocal, M A Krishnaswamy -  Violin, K V Prasad - Mridangam, Dr. Karthik - Ghatam

Dec. 15, 2019
4.00 p.m. - Ramnath Iyer & Gopinath Iyer - Veena Duet, Shertalai Ananthakrishnan - Mridangam, Adambakkam Sankar - Ghatam
6.00 p.m. - Ramya Kiranmayi Chaganti - Vocal, Pappu Gyandev - Violin, Burra Sriram - Mridagam, Sai Subramanian - Morsing



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December 05, 2019

Arts Festival at Music and Fine Arts University, Chennai

The Tamilnadu Dr J. Jayalalitha Music And Fine Arts University located in the Music College campus on Dr. DGS Dinakaran Salai (Greenways Road) is hosting an Arts Festival on Dec. 5, 6 and 9, 2019.

The theme of this year's festival is 'Baanigal matrum Patantharangal' (பாணிகள் மற்றும் பாடாந்தரங்கள்). Lecture-demonstrations and performances are planned for the three-day festival.


The festival was inaugurated on Dec. 5, 2019 morning. Talks and presentations by leading vidwans and academicians and a veena concert by B. Kannan was hosted by the university. Vidwans O.S. Thyagarajan, Dr. Rajkumar Bharathi, K.R.Ganesh, vidushis Dr. Prameela Gurumurthy, Dr. S. Sowmya, Dr. Rajashri Ramakrishna, Dr. R.S. Jayalakshmi. Suguna Varadachari, Mala Swamy and dancers Srilatha Vinod and Lakshmi Ramaswamy were listed to present on Dec. 5, 2019.

Dr. Prameela Gurumurthy's session

Dr. S. Sowmya's lec-dem

On Dec. 6, 2019, the events begin with a presentation by the students of the University.Thirumarugal Dineshkumar, Dr. Abhiramasundari, Dr. Hemalatha, Iyer Sisters, Andalkovil A.V.S. Sivakumar, V.K. Arunkumar, Madan Kumar, Kandadevi Dr. S. Vijayaraghavan, Dr. Niranjana Srinivasan, Thirumarugal Brothers, Neyveli R. Santhanagopalan will present lecture-performances.

On Dec. 9, 2019, a session on art by Maniam Selvam, a talk on Therukoothu and Devarattam and a talk on Brodie Castle (the building in which the music college is located now) by V. Sriram are scheduled in the morning. Sessions on classical music in films with music and performance by leading artistes will be on from 2.30 p.m.

In the concluding sessions, Guru Kaaraikudi Mani & Kunnakudi Balamuralikrishna will present 'Laya Himalaya',a discussion about UNESCO recognition for Chennai city for its music and a special nadaswaram concert by S. Kasim & S.Babu are listed.

The sessions are for students. But the university welcomes students, performers and rasikas for the sessions.




Perambur Sangeetha Sabha December 2019

One of the oldest sabhas in the city, Perambur Sangeetha Sabha is hosting a series of concerts during Dec. 2019.

Venue: Perambur Annadhana Samajam , No.3, Meenakshi Street, Perambur, Chennai 600 011.

Admission is free.

Schedule:

Dec. 7, 2019
6.45 p.m. - Ananya Ashok (Vocal), Shraddha Ravindran (Violin), Kishore Ramesh (Mridangam)

Dec. 9, 2019
6.45 p.m. - Vidya Kalyanaraman (Vocal), B.Ananthakrishnan (Violin), Nellai Balaji (Mridangam)

Dec. 10, 2019
6.45 p.m. - K.Giridharan (Vocal), S.P.Ananthapadmanabha (Violin), Aravind Srikanth Raja (Mridangam)

Dec. 11, 2019
6.45 p.m. - Jayashree Vaidynathan (Vocal), Meera Sivaramakrishnan (Violin), Arjun Ganesh (Mridangam), Trichy Dr.K Murali (Ghatam)

Dec. 12, 2019
6.45 p.m. - Vasudha Ravi (Vocal), Karaikal S.Venkatasubramanian (Violin), M.S.Venkatasubramanian (Mridangam)

Dec. 13, 2019
6.45 p.m. - Bhavya Hari (Vocal), M.Shrikanth (Violin), Akshay Ram (Mridangam)

Dec. 14, 2019
6.45 p.m. - Sankaran Namboodiri (Vocal), Madurai M.Vijayaganesh (Violin), B.Guru Raghavendra (Mridangam), Papanasam Sethuraman (Kanjira)

Dec. 15, 2019
6.45 p.m. - Neyveli Santhanagopalan (Vocal), Nagai Sriram (Violin), Chennai R.Thyagarajan (Mridangam), Nerkunam Dr.S.Shankar (Kanjira)

Dec. 17, 2019
6.45 p.m. - Vishruti Girish (Vocal), Usha Rajagopalan (Violin), Thirucherai Kaushik (Mridangam)

Dec. 18, 2019
6.45 p.m. - Kanchana Sisters - Shriranjani & Shruthiranjani (Vocal), M. Vijay (Violin), Akshay Ram (Mridangam)

Dec. 19, 2019
6.45 p.m. - Chaitrra Sairam (Vocal), Sai Rakshit (Violin), Delhi Sriram (Mridangam)

Dec. 21, 2019
6.45 p.m. - Sumitra Nitin (Vocal), Charulatha Ramanujam (Violin), Shertalai Ananthakrishnan (Mridangam)




December 04, 2019

Music season reckoner for 2019


The much-awaited ready reckoner of all the concerts of December Music season for this year is now available. This handy small book is a concise calendar for the concert-goers.

The book has been a companion for rasikas for the past 3 decades. S. Kannan and his team begin their efforts of gathering the schedules from the organisers and loading them into a database from September / October every year. Supported by Nalli, the book is available for free.

This 264-page handbook contains a section of lec-dems this year that would interest those keen on the academic part of music.

The book is available at all Nalli outlets in T. Nagar, Adyar, Annanagar, Mylapore and Palam Silks, Mylapore.



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December 02, 2019

Meenakshi Sundararajan Fine Arts Academy Festival 2019

The 18th annual Fine Arts festival of Meenakshi Sundararajan Fine Arts Academy will be held from Dec. 4 to 22, 2019.

Venue: K.R.S. auditorium, Meenakshi Sundararajan College for Women, 363, Arcot Road, Kodambakkam, Chennai - 600 024

Admission to concerts is free.

Schedule:

Dec. 4, 2019
5.30 p.m. - Inauguration by Mr. Mangat Ram Sharma IAS, Principal Secretary to Govt. of Tamil Nadu. Dr. Nalli Kuppuswami Chetti presides. Dr. K.S. Lakshmi, Secretary Meenakshi College felicitates. Dr. S. Sowmya lights Kuthuvilakku.
6,00 p.m. - Dr. S. Sowmya - Vocal

Dec. 5, 2019
11.30 a.m. - Shreya Kolathaya - Vocal
6.00 p.m. - Trichur Brothers - Sreekrishnamohan & Ramkumar Mohan - Vocal

Dec. 6, 2019
11.30 a.m. - Swetha Balasubramanian - Vocal
2.30 p.m. - Purnima Balasubramanian - Bharatanatyam
6.00 p.m. - Sikkil Gurucharan - Vocal

Dec. 7, 2019
11.30 a.m. - R. Shashank - Mandolin
2.30 p.m. - Students of Carnatic Life - Vocal. Guru Laksmi Manoj]
6.00 p.m. - Ramakrishnan Murthy - Vocal

Dec. 8, 2019
6.00 p.m. - Gayathri Girish - Vocal

Dec. 9, 2019
11.30 a.m. - Namagiripettai Gokulakrishnan - Vocal
6.00 p.m. - Nisha Rajagopalan - Vocal

Dec. 10, 2019
11.30 a.m. - Priya Krishnamurthy - Vocal
2.30 p.m. - M.R. Subramaniam - Vocal
6.00 p.m. - Subhashini Parthasarathy Vocal

Dec. 11, 2019
11.30 a.m. - Abhishek Ravishankar - Vocal
2.30 p.m. - Anuradha Krishnamurthy - Vocal
6.00 p.m. - S. Saketharaman - Vocal

Dec. 12, 2019
11.30 a.m. - N. Harish - Vocal
6.00 p.m. - Amritha Murali - Vocal

Dec. 13, 2019
11.30 a.m. - Mridula Anand - Bharatanatyam
2.30 p.m. - S. Varsha - Bharatanatyam
6.00 p.m. - Sid Sriram - Vocal

Dec. 14, 2019
11.30 a.m. - Radha Parthasarathy - Vocal
2.30 p.m. - Priyanka Raman - Vocal
6.00 p.m. - Sandeep Narayan - Vocal

Dec. 15, 2019
6.00 p.m. - Bharat Sundar - Vocal

Dec. 16, 2019
11.30 a.m. - Srividya Sridharakumar - Vocal
2.30 p.m. - Usha Rajagopalan - Violin Solo
6.00 p.m. - Gayathri Krishnaveni Lakshmanan - Bharatanatyam

Dec. 17, 2019
11.30 a.m. - Salem Sriram - Vocal
6.00 p.m. - Lalgudi G.J.R. Krishnan & Lalgudi Vijayalakshmi - Violin Duet

Dec. 18, 2019
11.30 a.m. - Divya Ananth - Vocal
2.30 Anuradha Brahmanandam - Violin Solo
6.00 p.m. - Vasundhara Rajagopal - Vocal

Dec. 19, 2019
11.30 a.m. - Shobana Swaminathan - Veena
2.30 p.m. - Sarayu Sai - Bharatanatyam
6.00 p.m. - Rajhesh Vaidya - Veena

Dec. 20, 2019
11.30 a.m. - Apoorva Ramaseshan - Vocal
2.30 p.m. - Bharathi Thirumagan - Sangeetha Upanyasam
6.00 p.m. - Pantula Rama - Vocal

Dec. 21, 2019
11.30 a.m. - Nanditha Ravi - Vocal
2.30 p.m. - Shreya Devnath - Violin Solo
6.00 p.m. - Subhalakshmi Krishnamurthy - Vocal

Dec. 22, 2019
6.00 p.m. - Vishaka Hari - Sangeetha Upanyasam



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Rasika Ranjani Sabha December Music Festival

A short music festival will be hosted by Rasika Ranjani Sabha from Dec. 1 to 6, 2019 followed by a drama festival.

Venue: Rasika Ranjani Sabha, 30/1, Sundareswarar Street, Mylapore, Chennai 600 004

Admission free.

Schedule:

Dec. 1, 2019
4.30 p.m. - Savitha Sriram - Vocal, S.P.Ananthapadmanabha - Violin, B. Guru Raghavendra - Mridangam
6.30 p.m. - Madurai G.S.Mani - Vocal, M.A. Krishnaswamy - Violin, Akshay Anantapadmanabhan - Mridangam

Dec. 2, 2019
4.30 p.m. - Supraja Venkat - Vocal, Madurai Kishore - Violin, Kumbakonam S. Aravind Subramaniam - Mridangam
6.30 p.m. - O.S. Thyagarajan - Vocal, Chidambaram Badrinath - Violin,Vijay Natesan - Mridangam

Dec. 3, 2019
4.30 p.m. - Maalavika Sundar - Vocal, M. Vijay - Violin,Sai Raghavan - Mridangam
6.30 p.m. - Seetha Rajan - Vocal, Embar Kannan - Violin, Guru Raghavendra - Mridangam, B.S. Purushotham - Kanjira

Dec. 4, 2019
4.30 p.m. - Kavitha Devarajan & Srilatha Renjith - Vocal, Sudha R.S. Iyer - Violin, Nikshit Puttur - Mridangam
6.30 p.m. - Carnatica Brothers K.N. Shashikiran & P. Ganesh - Vocal, Delhi Sunderrajan - Violin, Thanjavur Murugaboopathi - Mridangam

Dec. 5, 2019
4.30p.m. - SreeVarsha Vasudevan - Vocal, S. Kedhar Vignesh - Violin, Vadavalli Sriram - Mridangam
6.30 p.m. - Neyveli Santhanagopalan - Vocal, Nagai R.Muralidharan - Violin,Prof. Trichy Sankaran - Mridangam, Nerkunam Sankar - Kanjira

Dec. 6, 2019
4.30 p.m. - Sushma Somasekaran - Vocal, Sudha Iyer - Violin, Guru Raghavendra - Mridangam
6.30 p.m. - Raji Gopalakrishnan - Vocal, Dr. R. Hemalatha - Violin, B. Sivaraman - Mridangam




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December 01, 2019

Rasika Ranjani Sabha - LecDems 2019

Venue: Rasika Ranjani Sabha, 30/1, Sundareswarar Street, Mylapore, Chennai - 600 004

The sessions are open to all. Admission free.

Dec 08, 2019
9.30 a.m. - The Music of Dr. S. Ramanathan by Dr. S. Sowmya

Dec. 09, 2019
9.30 a.m. - Veena - History and techniques evolution by Dr R.S. Jayalakshmi

Dec. 10, 2019
9.30 a.m. - T.S. Balakrishna Sastrigal and his Thyagaraja Ramayana by Lalitharam Ramachandran

Dec. 11, 2019
9.30 a.m. - The tradition of Bhagavata Mela by Dr. Aravind T. Ranganathan

Dec. 12, 2019
9.30 a.m. -  Impact of the trinity on 20th Century composers by Gayathri Girish

Dec. 13, 2019
9.30 a.m. - Musical compositions of Haridasa of the 15th and 16th Centuries by Arati Rao

Dec. 14, 2019
9.30 a.m. - Baani of Pinakapani and Voleti by Malladi Suri Babu

Dec. 15, 2019
9.30 a.m. - Temple Worship and Temple as a representation of south Indian culture by Dr. B.M. Sundaram

Dec. 16, 2019
9.30 p.m. - Carnatic music - The way ahead - Panel discussion. Panelists: Dr. Radha Bhaskar, Dr. R.S. Jayalakshmi, Neyveli Santhanagopalan
11.00 a.m. - Legacy concert series 1 Legacy of Pinakapani and Voleti by Malladi Suri Babu

Dec. 17, 2019
9.30 a.m. - Har Har Gange by Subramanian Chidambaram
11.00 a.m. - Legacy Concert Series 2 - Legacy of Flute Mali, Flute Ramani and Pandit Chourasia. Jugalbandhi by Prapancham Balachandran and Sameer Rao

Dec. 18, 2019
9.30 p.m. - Talk on Balamurali Krishna By Jayaprada
11.00 a.m. - Legacy Concert Series 3 - Legacy of Veena Dhanammal and Brinda-Mukta
Alamelu Mani - Vocal, V.V. Ravi - Violin, Umayalpuram Mali - Mridangam, H. Sivaramakrishnan - Ghatam

Jaya TV Margazhi Utsavam 2019

The 20th year of Jaya TV Margazhi Utsavam will be held from Dec. 1 to 15, 2019.

Venue: Kumararajah Muthiah Hall, Chettinad Vidyashram, R.A. Puram, Chennai 600 028.

Admission to concerts is free. Seating on first-come-first-served basis.

Excerpts of the concerts will be telecast on Jaya TV from Dec. 16, 2019 (Monday to Friday) at 8 a.m. and 5.30 p.m.

Schedule:

Dec. 1, 2019
3.05 p.m. - Pudhuvai Dr. V. Vinayagam & Party - Mangala Isai Nadaswaram
4.30p.m. - Suchithra Balasubramanian - Vocal. Theme: Konjum Salangai
6.30 p.m. - Shashank Subramanyam - Flue. Theme: Shiva

Dec. 2, 2019
4.30 p.m. - Dr. R.Ganesh - Vocal. Theme: Murugane Muthukumarane
6.30 p.m. - Gayathri Girish - Vocal. Theme: Devi Sthuthi

Dec. 3, 2019
4.30 p.m. - K. Krishnakumar & Binny Krishnakumar - Vocal. Theme: Sarvam Krishnamayam
6.30 p.m. - Neyveli R. Santhanagopalan - Vocal. Theme: Thamizhukkum Amuthendru Per

Dec. 4, 2019
4.30 p.m. - Archana & Aarathi - Vocal. Theme: Namashivaya Vaazhga Naadanthazh Vaazhga
6.30 p.m. - Rajhesh Vaidya - Veena. Theme: Classically devotional songs

Dec. 5, 2019
4.30 p.m. - Dr. B. Vijaya Gopal - Flute. Theme: Tamil Songs on Lord Rama
6.30 p.m. - Sudha Ragunathan - Vocal. Theme: Navaneetha Choraa

Dec. 6, 2019
4.30p.m. - Jayashree Vaidyanathan - Vocal. Theme: Aadum Deivam Arulvai
6.30p.m. - Udayalur Kalyanarama Bhagavathar - Namasankeerthanam. Desiya Orumaipadum Naama Sankeerthanamum

Dec. 7, 2019
4.30 p.m. - Saindhavi Prakash & Vinaya Karthik Rajan - Divine Reminiscence
6.30 p.m. - O.S.Arun - Vocal. Theme: Kanna Vaa

Dec. 8, 2019
4.30 p.m. - Sikkil Gurucharan - Vocal. Theme: Kanna Vaa Manivanna Vaa
6.30 p.m. - Vishaka Hari - Harikatha.Navarasa Ramayanam

Dec. 9, 2019
4.30 p.m. - Papanasam Ashok Ramani - Vocal.Theme: Thillai Natarajan
6.30 p.m. - S. Mahathi - Vocal. Theme: Kshetram

Dec. 10, 2019
4.30 p.m. - Vasudha Ravi - Vocal. Theme: Tri Shakthi
6.30 p.m. - A.Kanyakumari - Violin. Theme: Voice of Strings

Dec. 11, 2019
4.30 p.m. - Dushyanth Sridhar - Harikatha
6.30 p.m. - Dr. S.Sowmya - Vocal. Theme: Krishna Leelai

Dec. 12, 2019
4.30 p.m. - U. Rajesh - Mandolin. The trance of Mandolin
6.30 p.m. - P. Unnikrishnan - Vocal. Theme: Azhagan Murugan

Dec. 13, 2019
4.30 p.m. - V.V. Prasanna - Bhakthi Sangeetham
6.30 p.m. - Nithyasree Mahadevan - Vocal. Theme: Oothukadu Venkatakavi

Dec. 14, 2019
4.30 p.m. - Guru Kaaraikudi Mani - Ensemble. Theme: Bhairavi
6.30 p.m. - Malladi Brothers Sreeramprasad & Ravikumar - Vocal. Theme: Thyagaraja Utsava Sampradaya Kritis

Dec. 15, 2019
4.30 p.m. - S. Saketharaman - Vocal. Theme: Madurai Somu 100
6.30 p.m. - Dr. Shobana Vignesh - Vocal. Theme: Siva Sakthi




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