December 19, 2023

Heritage Tour of The Music Academy - Dec 25, 2023

The Music Academy is 95 years old and yet it is conducting its 97th conference and concerts even while the Season turns 96! Sriram V, the resident historian, and one of the secretaries of the Music Academy, regularly conducts heritage walks across the city of Chennai. This is a special walk conducted by him during the 'season'. 

The walk will be followed by breakfast at the Music Academy canteen on Monday, December 25th, 2023.

Timings: 6.00 to 7.30 am, followed by breakfast.

Cost per person: Rs 1050/- including GST.


To register and pay online via UPI:


 or via bank transfer for which the details are below.

Account Name: Past Forward

Account Type: Current

Bank Name: The Federal Bank Ltd

A/c No. 12820200104237

Branch: Royapettah



WhatsApp @ +91 75300 00414 ; Email :

Website :

December 14, 2023

Ekaantha Sangeetha Seva-Dec. 16, 2023 to Jan. 14, 2024

VVS Foundation and Sri Raghavendra Swami Mutt, Mylapore organise early morning concerts at Srikara Anjaneya Swami Sannidhanam, 8, Saalai Street (Near R R Sabha) in Mylapore.

The concerts are held in a serene atmosphere of oil lamp lighting without electrical lights.

An experience of early mornings in Margazhi


December 13, 2023

Global Heritage Music & Arts Fest 2023 - Dec 14 - 23, 2023

Carnatica and Sri Parthasarathy swami Sabha organised a 10-day Global Heritage Music & Arts Fest every year. This year the fest is on between Dec. 14 and 23, 2023

Venue: Sri Sankara Vidyashramam Matric. Hr. Sec. School Auditorium, 1, Kamaraj Nagae 6th East Street, Thiruvanmiyur, Chennai 41.

The concerts are free to attend and enjoy.


December 12, 2023

A guide to the 'Season' in memory of S. Kannan

Come December, Chennai's passionate Carnatic music enthusiasts eagerly anticipate S. Kannan's meticulously crafted compact calendar, a cherished annual tradition. This pocket-sized treasure has been the faithful companion for many, guiding them through a bustling array of concerts, dance recitals, enlightening lec-dems, and vibrant art events.

Following two subdued seasons owing to the pandemic, Chennai rekindled its vibrant musical spirit in 2022, hosting numerous in-person concerts. However, the joy was tempered by the somber news of S. Kannan's passing on January 26, 2023, just after the season. His invaluable contribution to the music world and his dedicated efforts in creating the indispensable season guide were fondly remembered by every music aficionado.

In a heartfelt tribute to Kannan, a small, devoted team resolved to uphold his legacy by continuing the tradition of publishing the Reckoner for the Music Season. Though unfamiliar with the sheer scale of Kannan's work, this determined team embarked on the task of compiling details. Despite facing challenges such as power outages and limited connectivity due to Cyclone Michaung, and personal adversities including inundation and health issues, the team persevered. They have managed to present a digital edition - an eBook, albeit not reaching the perfection of Kannan's standards.

You can access the eBook (PDF) through this link -

The team extends a warm invitation to all rasikas to save, download, and share this tribute to Kannan's legacy.

Sri Rama Bhaktha Jana Samaj - Dec 16 - 31, 2023

The 27th annual music festival will be held from Dec 16 to 31, 2023.

Venue: Mahodaya Hall, Ashok Nagar, Chennai 83

The concerts are open to rasikas.


The Indian Fine Arts Society - Dec 17 to 31, 2023

The 91st South Indian Music Conference & Festival of the Indian Fine Arts Society will be on from Dec. 17, 2023 till the year-end.

The organisation conducts its music festival at Ethiraja Kalyana Nilayam, 87, TTK Road. Alwarpet, Chennai 18

The evening concerts at 4.30 and 7.00 pm are ticketed. 

Day/Season tickets can be purchased online at


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