September 28, 2014

Naadhabrahmam Awards 2014

Naadhabrahman Music Journal will conduct its 13th year December music festival from Dec. 13, 2014 to Jan. 01, 2015.

In the inaugural day, the following awards for this year, will be conferred on artistes:

Vocalist T.V. Gopalakrishnan will receive the title Naada Kovida and dancer-guru Krishnakumari Narendran will be awarded the Nrithya Sevika title. Lalgudi Vijayalakshmi will receive the title Naada Sevika and dancer Zakir Hussain will receive the title Nrithya Sevaka.

The concerts will be held at Ramakrishna Mission High School, TAG Auditorium, Dhandapani Street, T.Nagar, Chennai -17

Contact Naadhabrahmam at +91 93810 43396, +91 98411 40855 

Veena competition at Sri Thyaga Brahma Gana Sabha

This is for students and artistes who play the veena and are below 20 years of age.

Sri Thyaga Brahma Gana Sabha, T. Nagar, Chennai is conducting a veena competition at Vani Mahal on October 5, 2014.

The winners will be awarded a purse under the endowment created by Prof. S. Natarajan and Savithri Gopalan in memory of their parents Kamala and V.V. Subramanian, ICS.

The last date to register is Oct.1, 2014. Contact 044-28152166

September 18, 2014

Mylapore Fine Arts Club Competitions 2014

The Mylapore Fine Arts Club's annual cometitions in various categories will be held in junior and senior age groups in October and November 2014.

Application forms will be issued from Sept 22, 2014 at Mylapore Fine Arts Club, 45, Musiri Subramaniam Road, Mylapore, Chennai 600 004, Phone: 2499 7755    

The details:
Above 10 upto 15 years - Junior
Above 15 upto 20 years - Senior

Schedule for Music Competitions

Oct. 5, 2014
9.00 a.m. - Veena, Violin & Flute.
2.00 p.m. - Mridangam & Kanjira

Oct. 12, 2014
9.00 a.m. - Sri Thiagaraja Krithis

Oct. 19, 2014
9.00 a.m. - Sri Muthuswami Dikshidar Krithis & Sri Shyama Sastri Krithis

Oct. 26, 2014
9 a.m. - Sri Swathi Thirunal Krithis & Sri E.S. Sankaranarayana Iyer Krithis

Nov. 2, 2014
9 a.m. -  Sri Purandara Dasar Krithis & Sri Oothukadu Venkatakavi Krithis

Nov. 9, 2014
9 a.m. - Sri Papanasam Sivan Krithis & Thirupugazh

Nov. 16, 2014
9.00 a.m. - Swaram & Neraval (Only 1st and 2nd prize winners of the above competitions will be eligible to participate in this competition)

September 09, 2014

Artistes begin listing season concerts online

The December in Music Season starts in November or even much earlier. So is the concert schedule of popular artistes.

If you follow the artistes blog posts, websites and social media mentions, you will know that the schedule of December Season is almost ready.
This week we came across two artistes updating their calendars online.

Vocalist duo Ranjani and Gayatri have listed their December Season concerts in their blog. The rasikas are sharing the link on their blogs and social media pages. Here is the link for you -

Popular vocalist Bombay Jayashri's website is well maintained with the schedule of concerts through the year. The season concerts are mentioned appropriately in the schedule. The link to the schedule page is -

Most sabhas come up with their complete schedule only in late November. Many feel that it is not very helpful in planning travel ahead.

September 08, 2014

Tiruvaiyaru Thyagaraja Aradhana 2015 dates

 This year the visitors to the Chennai December Music season can also witness the mega music at Thiruvaiyaru, without having a need to extend their holidays by another month. The  aradhana of Thyagaraja falls during early January in 2015.

The 168th Sri Thyagaraja Aradhanai at Thiruvaiyaru will be held from January 6 to 10, 2015.  

The mass singing of Pancharatna Kritis will be held between 9 am and 10 am on Jan. 10, 2015 (Saturday). 

The details and schedule will be announced in the second week of December 2014 on the official website of the Sri Thyagaraja Aradhana Festival here.

September 04, 2014

September Season in Coimbatore : From Sep. 5 to 14, 2014

Rajalakshmi Fine Arts, Coimbatore hosts a September Season, a 10 day event every year. A soft start that leads to a full fledged music season in Chennai, which starts after Vijayadasami.

The schedule of the September Season, Coimbatore is here:

Venue: Sarojini Natraj Auditotium, Kikani Higher Secondary School Campus, Coimbatore - 641 002

Sep. 5, 2014
5.30 p.m - Mangala Vadyam - Nagaswara concert by K.G. Srinivasan, K.G. Karthikeyan
6.30 p.m. - S. Sowmya - Vocal

Sep. 6, 2014
6.00 p.m - Dr. Divyatha Arun - Bharathanatyam
7.30 p.m. - Alarmel Valli - Bharathanatyam

Sep. 7, 2014
6.00 p.m. - Mrudula Rai and party present Daasa Bhakthi - Bharathanatyam
7.30 - Rukmini Vijayakumar - Bharathanayam

Sep. 8, 2014
5.30 p.m. - Presentation of 'Isai Mani Mukutam' award to Sanjay Subrahmanyan and 'Prakriti Award' to V.V. Sundaram
6.30 - Sanjay Subrahmanyan - Vocal

Sep. 9, 2014
6.00 p.m. - Sikkil C. Gurucharan - Vocal

Sep. 10, 2014
6.00 p.m. - Ghatam Karthick's Sums(k)Rhythm - thematic programme based on Layam

Sep. 11, 2014
6.00 p.m. - Trichur Brothers - Vocal

Sep. 12, 2014
6.00 p.m. - Ramakrishnan Murthy - Vocal

Sep. 13, 2014
4.30 p.m. - Aditya Prakash - Vocal
6.00 p.m. - Nithyasree Mahadevan - Vocal

Sep. 14, 2014
8.30 a.m. - Anayampatti Ganesan - Jalatharangam
10.30 a.m. - Bombay Jayashri - Vocal
4.30 p.m. - R. Ratipriya - Vocal
6.00 p.m. - T.M. Krishna - Vocal