December 25, 2020

Rasika Fine Arts - Dec. 25 to 31, 2020

Here's one more for the prime week of the 'season'. Rasika Fine Arts presents Hybrid Music Festival online. 

On https://www.mediapointevent.com/ or use this link - https://pepup-dynamic.web.app/login to register and login.

The concerts are free to watch.

The Schedule:

Dec. 25, 2020 - Gayathri Venkataraghavan (Vocal)

Dec.26, 2020 - Ganesh Kumar (Kanjira) - Instrumental Rhapsody

Dec. 27, 2020 - Dr. Vijaygopal (Flute)

Dec. 28, 2020 - U Rajesh (Mandolin)

Dec. 29, 2020 - Mambalam Sisters (Vocal)

Dec. 30, 2020 - Nithyasree Mahadevan (Vocal)

Dec. 31, 2020 - Abhishek Raghuram (Vocal) 






December 24, 2020

All night Mangala isai - Dec. 25, 2020

Are you planning to stay awake on Vaikunta Ekadasi night? Here is something to soak in. 

Parivadini is organising a night-long Mangala Isai performance by four groups of Nadaswaram and Tavil artistes. 

The concerts begin at 9 p.m. 

Watch them on Parivadini's Youtube channel - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCI_ZZUah1img9mg8gNdaCjQ



Lec-dem series of Madhuradhwani Dec. 25 to 31, 2020

A series of lecture demonstrations are planned by Madhuradhwani from Dec. 25 to 31, 2020.

The lectures will be held at Arkay Convention Centre, Royapettah High Road, Mylapore with limited audience. RSVP is mandatory to attend the lectures in person. Contact - 9381007317

The lectures will be live-streamed on the Facebook page of Arkay Convention Center at https://www.facebook.com/arkayconventioncenter/ and YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/c/ArkayRamakrishnan 

Free to watch.

Schedule: 



December 22, 2020

The Music Academy - Dec. 24 to 31, 2020

The 94th annual conference and music festival of The Music Academy too goes digital this year. 

Tickets are : 

Season pass - Rs. 3600 (Indian viewers) and 120 USD (Overseas viewers)

Individual concert tickets are also available at Rs. 300 and 10 USD for Indian and overseas viewers respectively.


Concerts scheduled at 3.15 pm and 4.30 pm are not ticketed.

Register and buy tickets at https://musicacademymadras2020.eventvirtually.com/

The schedule of concerts is available on the above link.

The links to each of the Paid concerts will be valid only for a duration of 48 hours after the concert is streamed.





Global Heritage Arts Fest - Dec. 24, 2020 to Jan 1, 2021

Sri Parthasarathy Swami Sabha & Carnatica Global present Global Heritage Arts Fest 2020. This is an online edition. 

This year's festival celebrates veena vidwan R. Pitchumani Iyer on his birth centenary

The concerts will be online at
https://www.facebook.com/sriparthasarathyswamisabha and
https://www.facebook.com/impl2020

The concerts are free to watch.

The schedule: 






December 21, 2020

Thiruvaiyaru Internettil - Dec. 25, 2020 to Jan. 15, 2021

5D Entertainment is hosting Madras Swara Matrix 'Thiruvaiyaru Internettil' - a series of Carnatic music concerts online.

There are 14 concerts of top musicians between Dec. 25, 2020 and Jan 15, 2021

Tickets can be booked on Bookmyshow.com

Click here for the schedule and link to buying tickets






Maarga Music Festival - Dec. 16, 2020 to Jan. 12, 2021

Maarga is conducting its annual music festival online. The concerts are streamed on Maarga's Facebook page and later available on its YouTube channel.

Links to concerts:

https://www.facebook.com/maargaIndia

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCY4WT0tBPvmhhFVohbxdruA

Schedule: 







December 20, 2020

MadRasana Virtual Festival - Dec. 18 to 23, 2020

MadRasana, a platform to present Carnatic music and other Indian classical art in an intimate setting, is conducting a virtual music festival this year.

The festival is on from Dec. 18 and will go on till Dec. 23, 2020.


The schedule is at https://madrasana.com/

Rasikas can buy tickets to watch the event online as well as for an album that will be sent to them after the concert for an additional fee.
Tickets are available at https://www.tikkl.com/madrasana/c/mvf2020-india?section=buy-tickets

December 18, 2020

Tamil Isai Sangam 78th year Isai Vizha - Dec. 21 to 29, 2020

If you want to watch some good Tamizh music, Thirumurai, nadaswaram, thematic music and Tamil folk dances, here is a virtual place to go to. 

Tamil Isai Sangam hosts a music festival every year at Raja Annamalai Manram in Esplanade, Chennai. This year the sangam too goes online as is with many other organisations this year. 

Concerts are held every alternate day between Dec. 21 and 29, 2020. Season tickets are priced at Rs. 1000 (India) and USD40 (Overseas) 

For tickets, visit - https://www.isaivizha.com/

Schedule: 



Yours Truly Margazhi - A combined effort of sabhas - From Dec. 15, 2020 to Jan. 15, 2021

The city of Chennai has already been up with music for the whole of Margazhi. This year, the major sabhas of Chennai have come together to host a virtual series of different forms of classical arts and calls the series 'Yours Truly Margazhi'.

The month-long event Yours Truly Margazhi, hosts over 75 concerts - music, dance, lec-dems, drama, Harikathas, Nama Sankeertanams - and features more than 300 artists across the whole month between Dec. 15, 2020 and Jan. 15, 2020

Tickets are priced at Rs2920 for the Indian audience and at USD40 for international rasikas. Visit the link below to get your tickets today!   

https://kalakendra.com/yours-truly-margazhi/

The schedule:

Click on the image below, to view the schedule as a PDF








December 14, 2020

Season's Canteens open at concert venues!

Are you missing the flavour of the season? 

Concert-goers enjoy the snacks and the grand lunch at the canteens in the concert venues. This year, many sabhas have opted for virtual streaming of concerts in view of the ongoing pandemic situation. But a couple of caterers have come forward to put up their stalls at the sabha campuses.

Sastha Catering Services have put up a canteen at the Mylapore Fine Arts Club and Mambalam Meenakshi Mess is up at Raja Annamalai Mandram, where Tamil Isai Sangam conducts its December concerts.

If you love food during the season, you may drop in at these places when you are not watching concerts online. 

Or, may be, you could watch the concerts on your mobile while enjoying your food on the table!

Check them out!

Tamil Isai Sangam Isai Virundhu - https://www.isaivizha.com/files/isai-virunthu-menu.pdf

Mylapore Fine Arts - 


Margazhi Maha Utsavam concert recordings on. Telecast schedule soon

Maximum Media and Ragamalika TV are recording the concerts of Margazhi Maha Utsavam at a venue in Chennai. In view of the current situation, there are no audience at the recordings.

There are 16 concerts that are now being recorded and the concerts will be telecast on Star Vijay From Dec. 15 onwards. The schedule of the concerts will be announced soon.

Here are the details of the concerts. Rasikas need to wait for the date-wise schedule.


 

December 12, 2020

Sastra Satsangh Margazhi Mela from Dec. 16, 2020 to Jan 15, 2021

A month-long Margazhi music festival is organised by Sastra Satsangh from Dec. 16, 2020 to Jan 15, 2021. This is again a virtual series.

During these days there will be a discourse / Harikatha / Sangeetha Upanyasam every day in the morning between 7 and 9. In the evening between 6.30 and 8.30 music concerts will be held every year.

All the concerts will be streamed on Sastra Satangh's YouTube channel - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2wLAep-tyQYQWL7NZ75iMg

The concerts are free to watch.

Schedule:





Alserv's The Ever Last Season 2 - Dec. 11 to 16, 2020

Alserv, a tech start-up focused on non-real-estate-based assisted living services for the elderly has launched the second season of The Ever Last. The second edition of The Ever Last will be virtual on Alserv's Facebook and Instagram pages. 

The concerts are free to watch for Alserv’s users and to the public as well.

Concerts streaming on https://www.facebook.com/alservassistedliving and https://www.instagram.com/alserv.in/

If you have missed the concerts earlier, they are available on the above two links.

Schedule:



December 11, 2020

Sri Ramanuja Kalakshetra Margazhi Sangeetotsava

A three-day online music festival is conducted by Sri Ramanuja Kalakshetra in association with Sri Yadugiri Yathiraja Mutt from Dec. 11 to 13, 2020

The concerts are online at https://www.facebook.com/RamanujaKalakshetra and https://www.facebook.com/yathirajamjutt

At 6.30 p.m. daily. Concerts are free to watch.

Schedule:






December 10, 2020

Rasika Ranjani Sabha Music Festival - Dec. 10 to 18, 2020

The December Music Festival at Rasika Ranjani Sabha, Mylapore begins on Dec. 10, 2020. 

With the state regulations permitting events with a restricted number of attendees, the sabha had decided to conduct the concerts in their hall in Mylapore. A maximum of 200 persons will be permitted to be at the concerts in the venue each day.

The concerts are free to attend. No webcast / live-streaming of concerts is announced by the sabha.

The schedule:


  

December 09, 2020

Naada Inbam December Music Festival Dec. 10 to 31, 2020

Raga Sudha Hall in Mylapore is a cozy place for good music during December Season every year. Rasikas get to listen to less-heard and senior musicians and also up and coming bright artistes hosted by Naada Inbam at this hall. This year, the 'season' of Naada Inbam too goes online as is with many other sabhas.

The concerts are recorded at the hall and premiered on Parivadini's YouTube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/c/ParivadiniMusic/videos

The concerts are free to watch online.

You can support Naada Inbam Public Charitable Trust by way of donations. Contact the organiser K. Jayalakshmi at naadainbam@gmail.com Phone: +91 9940197993

Schedule:










December 07, 2020

Kalakshetra Annual Arts Festival - Dec. 21 - 31, 2020

Kalakshetra Foundation will be hosting classical productions choreographed by legendary Rukmini Devi along with classical music presentations by stalwarts during this year's 67th Annual art festival. 

The 3 dance dramas and 3 parts of Ramayana Series of Kalakshetra are featured in the festival. As a revival project " Andal Charithram" will be presented. The festival will also feature a Kathakali performance, two Carnatic music concerts, Violin-slide Guitar Jugalbandi, and an instrumental Hindustani concert.

Tickets for the programmes are available online. 80 tickets per day available for viewing the show at the auditorium are also being sold online. There are separate tickets to view the performances in the comfort and safety of your homes being live-streamed direct from the Bharata Kalakshetra auditorium.

Schedule & tickets

Dec. 21, 2020

6 p.m. - Andal Charitram by Kalakshetra Foundation. Choreographed by Smt. Rukmini Devi Arundale (1961), Music by Shri. Papanasam Sivan

Tickets:

Livestreaming (Rs. 250) - https://in.bookmyshow.com/special/andal-charitram-by-kalakshetra-foundation/ET00301558

In Auditorium (Rs. 300 & Rs. 500) - https://in.bookmyshow.com/special/andal-charitram-by-kalakshetra-foundation/ET00301560

Dec. 22, 2020

6 p.m. - Kalyana Saugandhikam - Kathakali

Tickets:

Livestreaming (Rs. 250) - https://in.bookmyshow.com/special/kathakali-kalyanasaugandhikam/ET00301565

In Auditorium (Rs. 300 & Rs. 500) - https://in.bookmyshow.com/special/kathakali-kalyanasaugandhikam/ET00301567

Dec. 23, 2020

6 p.m. - Koorma Avatharam by Kalakshetra Foundation.

Choreographed by Smt. Rukmini Devi Arundale (1974), Music by Shri. Papanasam Sivan. Based on Sanskrit shlokas from the Bhagavatam

Tickets:

Livestreaming (Rs. 250) - https://in.bookmyshow.com/special/koorma-avatharam-by-kalakshetra-foundation/ET00301571

In Auditorium (Rs. 300 & Rs. 500) - https://in.bookmyshow.com/special/koorma-avatharam-by-kalakshetra-foundation/ET00301572

Dec. 24, 2020

6 p.m. - Jugalbandhi - Pt. Debashish Bhattacharya (Slide Guitar) & R. Kumaresh (Violin)

Tickets:

Livestreaming (Rs. 250) - https://in.bookmyshow.com/special/jugalbandhi-by-pt-debashish-with-shri-r-kumaresh/ET00301576

In Auditorium (Rs. 300 & Rs. 500) - https://in.bookmyshow.com/special/jugalbandhi-by-pt-debashish-with-shri-r-kumaresh/ET00301575

Dec. 25, 2020

6 p.m.  - Ramakrishnan Murthy (Vocal)

Tickets:

Livestreaming (Rs. 250) - https://in.bookmyshow.com/special/carnatic-vocal-by-ramakrishnan-murthy/ET00301577

In Auditorium (Rs. 300 & Rs. 500) - https://in.bookmyshow.com/special/carnatic-vocal-by-ramakrishnan-murthy/ET00301578

Dec. 26, 2020

6 p.m. - Kannapar Kuravanji by Kalakshetra Foundation

Choreographed by Smt. Rukmini Devi Arundale (1962), Music composed by Shri. Papanasam Sivan

Tickets:

Livestreaming (Rs. 250) - https://in.bookmyshow.com/special/kannapar-kuravanji-by-kalakshetra-foundation/ET00301580

In Auditorium (Rs. 300 & Rs. 500) - https://in.bookmyshow.com/special/kannapar-kuravanji-by-kalakshetra-foundation/ET00301579

Dec. 27, 2020

6 p.m. - Dr. Nithyasree Mahadevan (Vocal)

Tickets: 

Livestreaming (Rs. 250) - https://in.bookmyshow.com/special/carnatic-vocal-by-dr-nithyasree-mahadevan/ET00301583

In Auditorium (Rs. 300 & Rs. 500) - https://in.bookmyshow.com/special/carnatic-vocal-by-dr-nithyasree-mahadevan/ET00301582

Dec. 28, 2020

6 p.m. - Sabari Moksham by Kalakshetra Foundation

Choreographed by Smt. Rukmini Devi Arundale (1965), Music Composed by Shri. S. Rajaram 

Tickets:

Livestreaming (Rs. 250) - https://in.bookmyshow.com/special/sabari-moksham-by-kalakshetra-foundation/ET00301586

In Auditorium (Rs. 300 & Rs. 500) - https://in.bookmyshow.com/special/sabari-moksham-by-kalakshetra-foundation/ET00301585

Dec. 29, 2020

6 p.m.- Rakesh Chaurasia (Flute)

Tickets:

Livestreaming (Rs. 250) - https://in.bookmyshow.com/special/hindustani-flute-by-rakesh-chaurasia/ET00301589

In Auditorium (Rs. 300 & Rs. 500) - https://in.bookmyshow.com/special/hindustani-flute-by-rakesh-chaurasia/ET00301587

Dec. 30, 2020

6 p.m. - Choodamani Pradanam by Kalakshetra Foundation

Choreographed by Smt. Rukmini Devi Arundale (1968), Music Composed by Shri. S. Rajaram

Tickets:

Livestreaming (Rs. 250) - https://in.bookmyshow.com/special/choodamani-pradanam-by-kalakshetra-foundation/ET00301591

In Auditorium (Rs. 300 & Rs. 500) - https://in.bookmyshow.com/special/choodamani-pradanam-by-kalakshetra-foundation/ET00301592

Dec. 31, 2020

6 p.m. - Maha Pattabhishekam by Kalakshetra Foundation

Choreographed by Smt. Rukmini Devi Arundale (1970), Music Composed by Shri. S. Rajaram

Tickets:

Livestreaming (Rs. 250) - https://in.bookmyshow.com/special/maha-pattabhishekam-by-kalakshetra-foundation/ET00301593

In Auditorium (Rs. 300 & Rs. 500) - https://in.bookmyshow.com/special/maha-pattabhishekam-by-kalakshetra-foundation/ET00301594   






December 04, 2020

Madhuradhwani December Music Season 2020

Madhuradhwani and Carnatica jointly organise December Music Festival from Dec. 5, 2020. 

The concerts will live-streamed on https://www.youtube.com/c/ArkayRamakrishnan/videos and  https://www.facebook.com/arkayconventioncenter

Donations can be made at https://madhuradhwani.com/donate/

Schedule:

Dec. 5, 2020

6.30 pm - K S Vishnudev (Vocal), Vittal Rangan (Violin), Praveen Sparsh (Mridangam), Anirudh Athreya (Kanjira)

Dec. 6, 2020

4.30 pm - Abhishek Ravishankar (Vocal), Thirucherai Karthik (Violin),  Indhalur Adharsh Devarajan (Mridangam)

6.15 pm - Savitha Sreeram (Vocal), Karaikal S Venkatasubramanian (Violin), M S Venkatasubramanian (Mridangam)
Theme : Keerthanams and Abhangs in Eka Ragams.

Dec. 8, 2020

6.30 pm - Madhuradhwani and Indane Guru Gas Agency present "Ethanai Koti Inbam"  by Isai kavi Ramanan

Dec. 9, 2020

6.15 pm - Amritha Murali (Vocal), Vittal Rangan (Violin), SJ Arjunganesh (Mridangam), Chandrasekara Sharma (Ghatam)




Dec. 11, 2020 

4.30pm - Bhavya Hari Vocal (Live), Rangapriya Violin, S Sathyanarayanan Mridangam

6.30pm - Ramana Balachanader - Veena, Patri Satish Kumar Mridangam, K V Gopalakrishnan Kanjira

Dec. 13, 2020 

4.30pm - Iyer Sister Vocal Duet R S Sudha and Srividya , Vijay Violin, Akshayram Mridangam, Sivaramakrishnan Kanjira

6.15pm - Sriram Parthasarathy Vocal (Live), Sayee Rakshith Violin, Patri Satish Kumar Mridangam, Chandrasekara Sharma Ghatam

Dec. 14, 2020 

4.30pm - Sivasri Skandaprasad (Live), Melakaveri Thyagarajan Violin, A S Ranganathan Mridangam

6.30pm - Prince Rama Varma Vocal (Live), S Varadarajan Violin, Arjun Ganesh Mridangam, Dr. S Karthick Ghatam

Dec. 15, 2020

4.30pm - Shruthi Bhat S Bhat, Shreelakshmi S Bhat Violin, Ambur Padmanaban Mridangam

6.30pm - Mahadevan Sankaranarayanan Vocal (Live), M R Gopinath Violin, B Sivaraman Mridangam, B S Purushotham Kanjira

Dec. 16, 2020

4.30pm - Navaneetha Krishnan  Vocal, Pappu Gyandev violin, Kallidaikuruchi Sivakumar

6.30pm - J A Jayanth Flute (Live), B Anathakrishnan Violin, Praveen Sparsh Mridangam, Sunil Kumar Kanjira

 Dec. 17, 2020  

Thiruppavai and Thiruvempavai - Daily at 7.00am-7.30pm

Thiruppavai by Sri. Kidambi Narayanan and Vasudha Ravi

Thiruvempavai Prof. Vaidhyalingan and J B Keerthana

4.30pm - Swetha Sriram vocal, C S Chinmayi violin, Guruprasad Mridangam, 

6.30pm - Madurai G S Mani Vocal (Live), V.L Kumar Violin, Sherthalai R Ananthakrishnan Mridangam, N Sundar Morsing

Dec. 18, 2020

4.30pm - Swarathmika Srikanth Vocal (Live), Haritha Narayanan - Violin, Srivanchiyam Sriram - Mridangam

6.30pm - Neyveli R Santhana Gopalan Vocal (Live), Dr Narmadha - Violin, Mannargudi Eswaran - Mridangam, B S Purushotham - Kanjira

Dec. 19, 2020

4.30pm - Vivek Sadasivam - Vocal, Madan Mohan - Violin, M S Venkatasubramanian - Mridangam 

6.30pm - Prof. T V Gopalakrishnan Vocal ( Live), (Isai Payanam-இசை பயணம்), S Varadarajan - Violin, Patri Satish Kumar - Mridangam

Dec. 20, 2020

R P Shravan Vocal (Live), Viswesh Swaminathan - Violin, Puttur Niskhith - Mridangam

6.30pm - O S Thyagarajan Vocal  ( Live), M R Gopinath - Violin, Parupallai Palgun - Mridangam, Chardrasekara Sharma - Ghatam

Dec. 21, 2020

4.30pm - G Ramanathan - Saxophone, Suresh Babu - Violin, Ambur Padmanabhan - Mridangam

6.30pm - Aishwarya Vidya Raghunath - Vocal, R K ShriramKumar - Violin, J Vaidyanathan - Mridangam, N Guruprasad - Ghatam

Dec. 22, 2020

4.30pm - Aditya Madhavan - Vocal, Viswesh  Swaminathan - violin, Nikshit Puttur - Mridangam

6.30pm - S Mahathi Vocal (Live), H N Bhaskar - Violin, Delhi Sairam - Mridangam

Dec. 23, 2020

4.30pm - H.  Vishwas - Mandolin (Live), M Shrikanth - Violin, T R Arvind Kaushik - Mridangam

6.30pm - Palakkad  Sreeram - Vocal (Live), Dr. M Narmadha - Violin, B Sivaraman - Mridangam

Dec. 24, 2020

4.30pm - Madhurni Kaushik - Vocal (Live), Arushi Ramesh - Violin, Kishore Ramesh - Mridangam

6.30pm - TNS Krishna Vocal (Live), B U Ganesh Prasad - Violin, Vijay Natesan - Mridangam, V Suresh - Ghatam

Dec. 25, 2020

3.00pm - Pranathi Ganapuram - Vocal, Madurai T Kishore Violin, J P Suriya Nambisan Mridangam

4.30pm - G Abilash  Vocal, V Deepika Violin, Burra Sriram Mridangam, Harihara Subramaniam Ghatam

6.30PM - மார்கழியும் மாதவமும் (Margazhium Maa Thavamum) - TALK BY Dr.Sudha Seshayyan, J B Keerthana Vocal

Dec. 26, 2020

3.00pm - Bharat Narayanan Vocal, Haritha Narayanan Violin, Guruprasad Mridangam

4.30PM - Heramba and Hemantha Flute, Vittal Rangan Violin, Sai Giridhar Mridangam, K V Gopalakrishnan Kanjira

6.30PM - கச்சியின் கார்முகில் - அத்தியூர் - An illustrated lecture on Kanchi Varadaraja temple by Prathik Sudha Murali, Aditya Madhavan Vocal

Dec. 27, 2020

3.00pm - Sai Govind Mandolin. Madurai T Kishore Violin, Hariharan Sunder Raman Mridan

4.30PM - Lakshmi Priya Vocal, C Visvesh Violin, Karthik Ganeshraman Mridangam

6.30PM - Raga Maalikas of the Diksitar  Composers by Dr Sumitra Vasudev, Arushi Ramesh Violin, Sunaada Krishnan Mridangam

Dec. 28, 2020

3.00pm -Srividya VadlamaniVocal, Subhashree Violin, G. Aravindh Mridangam

4.30PM - Jayalakshmi Sekar Veena, Usha Rajagopalan Violin,  Neyveli Skandasubramaniam Mirdangam, Papanasam Sethuraman Kanjira

6.30PM - Udayalur Kalyanaraman Nama sankeerthanam ஹரியும் ,ஹரனும் (Hariyum Haranum)

Dec. 29, 2020

9.30 am - Ramdas Menon vocal, T Karthik Violin, Niikshith Puttur

11.15am - Amrith Narayanan Vocal, T Karthik Violin, Niikshith Puttur

4.30PM - Vishruthi Girish Vocal, M K Ananthalakshmi Violin, Kaushik Rajagopal Mridangam

6.30PM - Dr.Sriram Parausram talk on  Keeravani and its Tribe

Dec. 30, 2020

3.00pm - Balasubramnaiam Masti Veena, Anirudh Bhat Mridangam, D V Venkatasubramnaiam Ghatam

4.30PM - Chaitra Sairam Vocal, Shraddha Ravindran Violin, Sumesh Narayanan Mridangam

6.30PM - Shiva darshana with the Kritis of Shri Muttusvami Dikshitar  By R K Shriramkumar. Amritha Murali Vocal, Mandan Mohan Violin, Arun Prakash Mridangam

Dec. 31, 2020

3.00pm - Deepika and Nadhika Violin Duet. Kishore Ramesh Mridangam, Sivaramakrishnan Ghatam

4.30PM - Sumitra Nitin Vocal, Shradda Ravindran Violin, Neyveli Ramkumar Mridangam

6.30PM - தேவாரத்தில் தமிழ் சொற்கலை a TALK BY Madhusudhanan Kalichelvan, Smt. Mathangi Vocal





Charsur Arts Foundation December season - Dec. 15 to 30, 2020

 The Charsur Arts Foundation will host a virtual December Music Festival from Dec. 15 to 30, 2020. Two live will be premiered every day at 4 pm & 6.15pm IST

The theme for this year's music festival is Shakti - the primordial force. Charsur has teamed up with music streaming platform In.Live to bring the music online to homes.

The concerts are ticketed. Early bird season tickets are priced at Rs. 1500. Register at www.charsur.in.live

The Schedule:

Dec. 15, 2020

4 p.m. - Injikudi Subramaniam (Nadaswaram), Mysore Srikant (Violin), K.V. Prasad (Mridangam), B.S. Purushotham (Kanjira)

6.15 p.m. - A.S. Murali (Vocal), M.R. Gopinath (Violin), A.S. ranganathan (Mridangam), A.S. Krishnan (Morsing)

Dec. 16, 2020

4.00 p.m. - Aishwarya Vidhya Raghunath (Vocal), R.K. Sriramkumar (Violin), K. Arunprakash (Mridangam), Anirudh Athreya (Kanjira)

6.15 p.m. - D.B. Ashvin (Vocal), H.N. Bhaskar (Violin), Neyveli R Narayanan (Mridangam), Anirudh Athreya (Kanjira)

Dec. 17, 2020

4.00 p.m. - Ananya Ashok (Vocal), Shruthi Sarathy (Violin), Rohan Krishnamurthy (Mridangam)

6.15 p.m. - R.K. Shriramkumar (lec-dem) - The divine forms of Shakti through Muttusvami Dikshitar.

Dec. 18, 2020

4.00 p.m. - Sunil Gargyan (Vocal), V. Sanjeev (Violin), Poongulam Subramaniam (Mridangam), K.V. Gopalakrishnan (Kanjira)

6.15 p.m. - Prasanna Venkatraman (Vocal), M.R. Gopinath (Violin). S.J. Arjun Ganesh (Mridangam), K.V. Gopalakrishnan (Kanjira)

Dec. 19, 2020

4.00 p.m. - Vishnudev K.S. (Vocal), R. Hemalatha (Violin), Jayachandra Rao (Mridangam), Sunil Kumar (Kanjira)

6.15 p.m. - R. Suryaprakash (Vocal), S. Varadarajan (Violin), S.J. Arjun Ganesh (Mridangam), Madipakkam Murali (Ghatam)

Dec. 20, 2020

4.00 p.m. - J.A. Jayanth (Flute), H.N. Bhaskar (Violin), N.C. Bharadwaj (Mridangam), K.V. Gopalakrishnan (Kanjira)

6.15 p.m. - Amritha Murali (Vocal), R.K. Shriramkumar (Violin), K. Arun Prakash (Mridangam), N. Guruprasad (Ghatam)

Dec. 21, 2020

4.00 p.m. - Akkarai Sisters Subhalakshmi & Sornalatha (Vocal), L. Ramakrishnan (Violin), N.C. Bharadwaj (Mridangam), Dr. S. Karthick (Ghatam)

6.15 p.m. - R.K. Shriramkumar (Violin Solo), Manoj Siva (Mridangam), K.V. Gopalakrishnan (Kanjira)

Dec. 22, 2020

4.00 p.m. - G. Ravi Kiran (Vocal), Sayee Rakshit (Violin), Tiruvarur Bhakthavatsalam (Mridangam), N. Guruprasad (Ghatam)

6.15 p.m. - Nisha Rajagopalan (Vocal), R. Hemalatha (Violin), Praveen Sparsh (Mridangam), H. Prasanna (Ghatam)

Dec. 23, 2020

4.00 p.m. - N.J. Nandini (Vocal), Parur Ananthakrishnan (Violin), Patri Satish Kumar (Mridangam), Sree Sundar Kumar (Kanjira)

6.15 p.m. - Dr. R. Hemalatha (Lec-dem) - Devi kritis in Raganga ragas

Dec. 24, 2020

4.00 p.m. - Ashwath Narayanan (Vocal), S. Varadarajan (Violin), Neyveli Narayanan (Mridangam), Trichy Krishnaswamy (Ghatam)

6.15 p.m. - Bharat Sundar (Vocal), L. Ramakrishnan (Violin), Delhi Sairam (Mridangam), Sumesh Narayanan (Mridangam)

Dec. 25, 2020

4.00 p.m. - Vignesh Ishwar (Vocal), R.K. Shriramkumar (Violin), K.Arun Prakash (Mridangam), Chandrasekara Sharma (Ghatam)

6.15 p.m - S. Varadarajan (Violin Solo) with Sangita Kalanidhi Dr. T.V. Gopalakrishnan (Mridangam)

Dec. 26, 2020

4.00 p.m. - Sriranjani Santhanagopalan (Vocal), L. Ramakrishnan (Violin), Patri Satish Kumar (Mridangam), R. Sunil Kumar (Kanjira)

6.15 p.m. - Kunnakudi Balamuralikrishna (Vocal), Akkarai Subhalakshmi (Violin), K.V. Prasad (Mridangam), Dr. S. Karthick (Mridangam)

Dec. 27, 2020

4.00 p.m. - Jayanthi Kumaresh (Veena), Patri Satish Kumar (Mridangam), Trichy Krishnaswamy (Ghatam)

6.15 p.m.- Palakkad Ramprasad (Vocal), H.N. Bhaskar (Violin), Tiruvarur Bhaktavatsalam (Violin), Sree Sundar Kumar (Kanjira)

Dec. 28, 2020

4.00 p.m. - Gayathri Venkataraghavan (Vocal), Mysore V Srikant (Violin), Manoj Siva (Mridangam), B.S. Purushotham (Kanjira)

6.15 p.m. - Lalgudi G.J.R. Krishnan (Violin Solo), Sai Giridhar (Mridangam), Chandrasekara Sharma (Ghatam)

Dec. 29, 2020

4.00 p.m. - K. Gayatri (Vocal), B. Ananthakrishnan (Violin), Neyveli Narayanan (Mridangam), S. Krishna (Ghatam)

6.15 p.m. - Sikkil Gurucharan (Vocal), V. Sanjeev (Violin), Praveen Sparsh (Mridangam), Anirudh Athreya (Kanjira)

Dec. 30, 2020

4.00 p.m. - Kruthi Bhat (Vocal), Vishaal Sapuram (Chitravina), Erode Nagarajan (Mridangam)

6.15 p.m. - Laya Chathura - Kanjira Quartet. B.s. Purushotham, Sree Sundar Kumar, K.V. Gopalakrishnan, Anirudh Athreya








Bharat Sangeet Utsav 2020 - Dec. 5 to 15, 2020


Carnatica Global and Sri Parthasarathy Swamy Sabha jointly present Bharat Sangeet Utsav 2020, an online edition featuring excerpts from the past editions.

The series will be online from Dec. 5 to 15, 2020, and will feature Legends, Popular stars from Carnatic and Hindusthani, Combo Concerts, Carnatic Pattimandram, Anthakshari, Katha Kutchery, Folk and Traditional art forms

The concerts are free to view.

Watch them on https://www.facebook.com/impl2020 and https://www.facebook.com/sriparthasarathyswamisabha

The Schedule:








December 02, 2020

Sunaadalahari December Music Season Festival 2020 - Dec. 15 to 27, 2020

Sunaadalahari, the musical wing of Indira Ranganathan Trust is all set for garden amphitheatre concerts with a limited audience this season. The open-air amphitheatre is located at 52, C.P. Ramaswamy Road, Alwarpet, Chennai 18.

The concerts will also be live-streamed and on-demand view will also be available. The series that starts from Dec. 15 also includes lec-dems and Q & A sessions for the virtual audience. 

Registration and purchasing ticket is mandatory for both in-person concerts and live streaming. This is a fundraising event and the proceeds will go to support artistes and art forms as mentioned in their website.

The details are at http://www.sunaadalahari.org/

The Schedule:

Dec. 15, 2020

6.00 p.m. - Nisha Rajagopalan (Vocal), R.K. Sriramkumar (Violin), K. Arunprakash (Mridangam), N. Guruprasad (Ghatam)

Dec. 16, 2020

6.00 p.m. - Ashwath Narayanan (Vocal), B. Vittal Rangan (Violin), Sumesh Narayanan (Mridangam)

Dec. 17, 2020

6.00 p.m. - J.A. Jayanth (Flute), B. Ananthakrishnan (Violin), N.C. Bharadwaj (Mridangam)

Dec. 18, 2020

6.00 p.m. - Bharat Sundar (Vocal), M. Rajeev (Violin), Praveen Sparsh (Mridangam), Chandrasekara Sarma (Ghatam)

Dec. 19, 2020

6.00 p.m. - K. Gayathri (Vocal), M. Rajeev (Violin), Neyveli Narayanan (Mridangam), S. Krishna (Ghatam)

Dec. 20, 2020

6.00 p.m. - R.K. Sriramkumar (Lec-dem) - The Vision of Ragas as seen in the compositions of Sri Thyagaraja and Sri Muthuswamy Dikshitar

Dec. 21, 2020

6.00 p.m. - Dr. R.S. Jayalakshmi (Lec-dem) - Varnams as an aid to manodharma singing

Dec. 22, 2020

6.00 p.m. - Dr. Sriram Parasuram (Lec-dem) - Techniques and Aesthetics that the Voice can learn from Violin & other instruments

Dec. 23, 2020

6.00 p.m. - K. Arun Prakash (Lec-dem) Supported by Amritha Murali, Sayee Rakshith, Anirudh Athreya - The Art of MridangamAccompaniment to Kalpana Swara segment in a concert

Dec. 24, 2020

6.00 p.m. - Lalitharam (Lec-dem) - Sangita Abhimani - a blas from the past

Dec. 25, 2020

6.00 p.m. - Dr. S. Sowmya (Lec-dem) - Stylistic Approach of Ragas as handled by 'T.Brinda - T. Mukta' and Dr. S. Ramanathan

Dec. 26, 2020

6.00 p.m. - Dr. Rajshri Ramakrishna & Dr. R. Hemalatha (Lec-dem) - Adapting Gayaki Style in Instrumental Technique

Dec. 27, 2020 (SKB Memorial Concert - Free)

4.15 p.m. - Charulatha Chandrasekar (Veena), R. Sriram (mridangam)

5.30 p.m. - Aishwarya Shankar (Vocal), R.K. Shriramkumar (Violin), K. Arun Prakash (Mridangam), N. Guruprasad (Ghatam)

8.00 p.m. (Recorded-live) - Rutuja Lad (Disciple of Ashwini Bhide Deshpande) _ Hindustani Vocal, Omkar Agnihotri (Harmonium), Tanay Rege (Tabla) 










December 01, 2020

Mudhra Fine Arts Festival - Dec. 1 to 31, 2020

Mudhra, an organisation run by musician couple 'Mudhra' Bhaskar and Dr. Radha Bhaskar that celebrated the silver jubilee of its annual fine arts festival last year has planned to organise a month-long arts festival this year too. 

On the inaugural day of the festival on Dec. 1, 2020, Vidwan Neyveli R Santhanagopalan will be presented with Mudhra Award of Excellence. Following the award ceremony, young musicians Srividhya Lakshminarayanan (Vocal), Bharath Narayanan (Vocal), Krithik Koushik M.P. (Violin) and Punnur Aravind Kaushik (mridangam) who won the Kutcheri Competition held by the organisation earlier, will receive Sangeetha Mudhra awards.  

The inauguration of the festival will be held at Infosys Hall, RKM School, T. Nagar at 4 p.m. There will be a vocal concert by vidwan Neyveli R Santhanagopalan with Dr. M Narmadha (violin), Shankar Prasad (mridangam) and H. Sivaramakrishnan (ghatam). The day's events will be live-streamed online at www.paalamtv.com

The recorded-live concerts from Dec. 2 to 31, 2020 followed by an archive-live concert will be streamed online from 5.30 p.m. (IST) with a repeat telecast at 6 a.m. the next day.

The contributions can be sent to Mudhra (details in the image below). The proceeds go to the artists, recording, post-production and web streaming, Mudhra informs.

The Schedule:

Dec. 1, 2020 

4.00 p.m. - inauguration, award ceremony followed by vocal concert by vidwan Neyveli R Santhanagopalan

Dec. 2, 2020

5.30 p.m. - Aishwarya Shankar (Vocal)
7.30 p.m. - Malladi Brothers (Vocal)

Dec. 3, 2020

5.30 p.m. - Sruthi Sagar (flute)
7.30 p.m. - Sikkil Gurucharan (vocal)

Dec. 4, 2020

5.30 p.m. - Thillaisthanam Varshini (Vocal)
7.30 p.m. - S. Saketharaman (Vocal) 

Dec. 5, 2020

5.30 p.m. - Kalyanapuram Aravind (Vocal)
7.30 p.m. - O.S. Thiagarajan (Vocal) 

Dec. 6, 2020

5.30 p.m. - J.A. Jayanth (Flute)
7.30 p.m. -  Abhishek Raghuram (Vocal

Dec. 7, 2020

5.30 p.m. - Sunil Gargyan (Vocal)
7.30 p.m. -  S. Mahathi (Vocal)

Dec. 8, 2020

5.30 p.m. - V.V.S. Murari (Viola) & Vittal Ramamurthy (Violin)
7.30 p.m. - Bharat Sundar (Vocal)  

Dec. 9, 2020

5.30 p.m. - Archana & Aarathi (Vocal)
7.30 p.m. - Trichur Brothers (Vocal) 

Dec. 10, 2020

5.30 p.m. - G. Srikanth (Vocal)
7.30 p.m. - Papanasam Ashok Ramani (Vocal) 

Dec. 11, 2020

5.30 p.m. - Navaneeth Krishnan (Vocal)
7.30 p.m. - Kunnakudi Balamuralikrishna (Vocal) 

Dec. 12, 2020

5.30 p.m. - Nisha Rajagopal (Vocal)
7.30 p.m. - Sid Sriram (Vocal) 

Dec. 13, 2020

5.30 p.m. - Dr. Radha BHaskar (Vocal)
7.30 p.m. - Ramakrishnan Murthy (Vocal) 

Dec. 14, 2020

5.30 p.m. - Ashwath Narayanan (Vocal)
7.30 p.m. - Shashank (Flute) 

Dec. 15, 2020

5.30 p.m. - J. B. Keerthana (Vocal)
7.30 p.m. - Cuddalore Gopi Bhagavathar (Namasankeerthanam) 

Dec. 16, 2020

5.30 p.m. - Savitha Sriram (Namasankeerthanam)
7.30 p.m. - Dr. Sherthalai Renganatha Sharma (Vocal) 

Dec. 17, 2020

5.30 p.m. - Vishnudev K.S. (Vocal)
7.30 p.m. - R. Suryaprakash (Vocal) 

Dec. 18, 2020

5.30 p.m. - G. Ravikiran (Vocal)
7.30 p.m. - O.S. Arun (Vocal) 

Dec. 19, 2020

5.30 p.m. - C.R. Vaidyanathan (Vocal)
7.30 p.m. - Dr. L. Shankar (Violin), Rajhesh Vaidhya (Veena)

Dec. 20, 2020

5.30 p.m. - K.P. Nandini Sai Giridhar (Vocal)
7.30 p.m. - Rajeswari Sainath (Dance)  

Dec. 21, 2020

5.30 p.m. - G. Abhilash (Vocal)
7.30 p.m. - Dr. Palakkad Ramprasad (Vocal) 

Dec. 22, 2020

5.30 p.m. - Vivek Sadasivam (Vocal)
7.30 p.m. - Dr. Sriram Parasuram  

Dec. 23, 2020

5.30 p.m. - Sai Vignesh (Vocal)
7.30 p.m. - A. Kanyakumari (Violin) A.K. Palanivel (Spl Tavil) 

Dec. 24, 2020

5.30 p.m. - Abhishek Ravishankar (Vocal)
7.30 p.m. - Madurai N. Siva Ganesh (Vocal) 

Dec. 25, 2020

5.30 p.m. - A Carnatic Quartet (Sreya Devnath - Violin, Mylai M. Karthikeyan - Nadaswaram, Praveen Sparsh - Mridangam, Adyar G. Silambarasan - Tavil
7.30 p.m. - Anahita & Apoorva (Vocal) 

Dec. 26, 2020

5.30 p.m. - Swarathmika Suresh Kumar (Vocal)
7.30 p.m. - Aditya Madhavan (Vocal) 

Dec. 27, 2020

5.30 p.m. - Ananya Ashok (Vocal)
7.30 p.m. - S. Srivathsan (Vocal 

Dec. 28, 2020

5.30 p.m. - Bhavya Hari (Vocal) 
7.30 p.m. - Srirangam Venkatanagarajan (Vocal) 

Dec. 29, 2020

5.30 p.m. - N.S. Kamatchi (Vocal)
7.30 p.m. - Bharath Narayan (Vocal) 

Dec. 30, 2020

5.30 p.m. - Vignesh Easwar (Vocal)
7.30 p.m. - Srividhya Lakshminarayanan (Vocal) 

Dec. 31, 2020

5.30 p.m. - Madurai T.N.S. Krishna (Vocal) - New Year Special 4 hour concert