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.

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