Sabhas
Bharath Kalachar

Bharath Kalachar is the cultural wing of PSBB Schools. It was founded by Sri Y G Parthasarathy in the year 1987, with the objective to promote young talents in performing arts. It offers a platform to music and dance students during the various festivals through the year. Bharath Kalachar scholarships are awarded to the deserving talents of the school. Margazhi Mahotsav, Swagatham Margazhi Vizha, Yuva Utsava are the major festivals hosted by the sabha. Gnana Kala Bharathi and various other awards are the honours given to achievers in music, dance and theatre.

Mrs. (Dr) Y G Parthasarathy is the chairman.

Bharath Kalachar
No. 17 Thirumalai Pillai Road
T.Nagar Chennai-17
Phone: +9144.2834.3045
Website: http://www.bharatkalachar.com
Email id: bkygp@rediffmail.com


Brahma Gana Sabha

"In the year 1969 few likeminded friends decided to form a Cultural Society.
The Sabha was inaugurated on 14th April 1969 by Hon'ble Justice K.S. Venkataraman followed by Semmangudi R. Srinivasa Iyer's Vocal Concert.

The patronage was so overwhelming; we conducted mega shows by bringing in mega artistes, few to mention Kishore Kumar, Hemanth Kumar, John Calvert Magician from U.S., Ustad Bismillah Khan, Hemamalini, Vaijayanthi Mala, Parveen Sultana etc.” - Extracted from the sabha’s website.
The events are held at Smt. Sivagami Pethachi Auditorium, M.Ct.M. Mat School, Luz Church Road, Mylapore.

Chitra S. Narayanaswamy is the president of the sabha.

Brahma Gana Sabha
No. 50, Alamelumangapuram
Mylapore
Chennai 600004
Phone: 044-24642767
Mobile: 9444444767.
www.brahmaganasabha.com
Email id: brahmaganasabha@gmail.com

Hamsadhwani

"Hamsadhwani was launched on 18th August 1990 to cater to the music lovers living in Adyar area of Chennai. The birth of this cultural organization, its inauguration by the Doyen of Carnatic Music, Sri Semmangudi Srinivasa Iyer, the blessings it received from the great exponent of Carnatic Music, Sangitha Kalanidhi Smt. D.K. Pattammal, who lighted the symbolic Kuthi Vilakku, all make us proud." - Extracted from the sabha’s website.

The unique NRI festival is an annual event that gives stage opportunities to talents abroad.

The events are held at Youth Hostel Lawns, Indra Nagar, Chennai.

R Sundar is the secretary of the sabha.

Hamsadhwani
No. 2 8th Lane Indira Nagar
Adyar, Chennai-600020
Phone: 044-24915555.
www.hamsadhwani.org.in
Email id: info@hamsadhwani.org.in & hamsadhwani@vsnl.net

Kartik Fine Arts

Kartik Fine Arts was started in April 1975 by a band of ardent and enthusiastic lovers of arts. It is a sabha devoted to the development of fine arts.

Dr. Raja Sir Muthiah Chettiar and Padmabhushan Semmangudi Srinivasa Iyer graced the grand inaugural ceremony held on 13th April, 1975 at R.R. Sabha. Smt. Radha and Jayalakshmi offered musical tribute to the Almighty while Shri Lalgudi Jayaraman & Shri G.J.R. Krishnan with Shri Vellore Ramabadran on Mridangam and Shri Vinayakram on ghatam gave the inaugural concert. Own chamber music hall named after Sri. R.Rajagopal as "Kartik Rajagopal Hall" on the 1st floor of the administration Office building, where small music concerts and discourses are being held." - Extracted from the sabha’s website.

The events are held at Narada Gana Sabha halls and also at Bharathiya Vidhya Bhavan halls.

L. Sabaretnam is the chairman of the Sabha.

Kartik Fine Arts
No. 39 New No.16 Bheemanna Garden Street
Chennai-600018.
Phone: 044-2499778.
Website: http://kartikfinearts.com
Email id: kartikfinearts@gmail.com

Sri Krishna Gana Sabha

In 1953 Sri Krishna Gana Sabha came into being under the stewardship of Sri Maharajapuram Santhanam with his illustrious father, Sri Maharajapuram Vishwanatha Iyer, as Founder-President. At the beginning, it was housed in the open-air theatre of The Hindi Prachar Sabha, T.Nagar. In 2001, the Sabha was renovated, through the stellar efforts of Sri R Yagnaraman and the munificent contributions of Dr Nalli Kuppuswami Chetty.
The auditorium was renamed as “Dr Nalli Gana Vihar” in recognition of Dr Nalli's contributions to the effort." Extracted from the sabha’s website.

The mini hall is named Kamakoti Gana Mandir.

Y Prabhu is the secretary of the sabha.

Sri Krishna Gana Sabha
No. 20 Maharajapuram Santhanam Salai
T.Nagar
Chennai-600017
Phone: 044- 28140806.
Website: www.krishnaganasabha.org
Email id: krishnaganasabha@gmail.com

Sri Parthasarathy Swami Sabha

In the year 1896, Sri Manni Tirumalchariar felt the need for an Institution to promote and nurture all aspects of Indian Culture and Fine Arts and hence started this Organization which was originally named as “Sangeetha Vidwad Sabha”.

Later in the year 1900, it was registered as a Sabha to make it a public institution and was named as “Sri Parthasarathy Swami Sabha” to invoke the blessings of the presiding deity of Sri Parthasarathy Swami temple, Triplicane, Madras. Our Sabha is the oldest cultural organization in South India and it is the First Institution of its kind to be started.

Between the year 1900 and 1905 the programmes were held at the residence of Sri Tirumalachariar. In the early stages, Retired Diwans from Mysore and Travancore Durbars, High Court Judges and Members of the Madras Presidency were involved and formed part of the Executive Committee of the Sabha. Great G.N. Balasubramanian’s father Sri. G.V. Narayanaswamy Iyer was our Sabha’s Hon. Secretary in the year 1930." - From the sabha’s website.
The December Music festival is held at Vidya Bharathi, 55, Bheenasena Garden Road, Mylapore.

Sri Parthasarathy Swami Sabha
100, T.P. Koil Street
Triplicane, Chennai – 600005
Phone: 044-28441837.
Mobile: 9444701446
Website: http://parthasarathysabha.com
Email id: parthasabha@gmail.com

Mudhra

Mudhra was founded by the musician couple, Mudhra Bhaskar and Radha Bhaskar.
It is an organisation that aims at creating a lasting impression on the society through its creative and artistic approach in every field. Mudhra is into sabha activities, apart from its other channels of music recording, printing and also brings out a magazine, Samudhra, to give useful information about music and musicians

The sabha is a cultural organisation which believes in blending education and entertainment in all its events.

The motto of the sabha is to exhibit the potentiality of the talented musicians, to create more awareness among music lovers about the nuances of carnatic music and to set an example among other organisations by conducting novel and innovative programmes on traditional lines.

Mudhra
“Seetharam”,
New No.26, Rama Street,
Nungambakkam,
Chennai - 600 034.
Phone: 044-28264493 Mobile: 9840072821.
Website: www.mudhra.org
Email id: mudhrasabha@gmail.com & bhaskar@mudhra.org

The Music Academy

“The Music Academy was formally inaugurated at a public function on the 18th August 1928. The opening ceremony was performed by Sir C.P. Ramaswami Iyer in the Y.M.I.A. Auditorium before a large and distinguished gathering. The objects of the Academy, inter-alia are: to hold annual music conferences during December or at any other convenient period; to investigate, collect, preserve and publish compositions, manuscripts and books relating to music; to establish and maintain a library and a museum to publish a journal; to encourage and help deserving musicians and scholars by bringing them to the notice of the public; to help and conduct examinations, tests and competitions; to make representations from time to time to the authorities in all matters relating to music" - Extracted from http://www.musicacademymadras.in/

Events are held at the TTK Auditorium and Kasturi Srinivasan Hall on the premises. The sabha has a music library named TAG Digital Listening Archives that gives access to a huge volume of recorded music. The sabha decorates a musician every year with the coveted Sangitha Kalanidhi award during the annual conference held in December. N Murali is the president of The Music Academy.

“The Music Academy was formally inaugurated at a public function on the 18th August 1928. The opening ceremony was performed by Sir C.P. Ramaswami Iyer in the Y.M.I.A. Auditorium before a large and distinguished gathering. The objects of the Academy, inter-alia are: to hold annual music conferences during December or at any other convenient period; to investigate, collect, preserve and publish compositions, manuscripts and books relating to music; to establish and maintain a library and a museum to publish a journal; to encourage and help deserving musicians and scholars by bringing them to the notice of the public; to help and conduct examinations, tests and competitions; to make representations from time to time to the authorities in all matters relating to music" - Extracted from http://www.musicacademymadras.in/

Events are held at the TTK Auditorium and Kasturi Srinivasan Hall on the premises. The sabha has a music library named TAG Digital Listening Archives that gives access to a huge volume of recorded music. The sabha decorates a musician every year with the coveted Sangitha Kalanidhi award during the annual conference held in December. N Murali is the president of The Music Academy.

The Music Academy
No. 168 T.T.K.Road
Chennai-14.
Ph: 28112231 2811516
Website: http://www.musicacademymadras.in/
Email id: music@musicacademymadras.com & musicacademy@vsnl.com

The Mylapore Fine Arts Club

The Mylapore Fine Arts Club was formed in the year 1951, by a group of music enthusiasts to hold programmes in Mylapore. The venue earlier was Vivekananda College Auditorium. Annual Art Festival in music, dance and drama are held. The titles Sangeetha Kala Nipuna, Nritya Kala Nipuna, Nataka Kala Nipuna are titles awarded. The events are held at the auditorium on the club’s premises.

Nalli Kuppuswamy Chettiar is the president of The Mylapore Fine Arts Club.

The Mylapore Fine Arts Club
No. 45 Musiri Subramaniam Salai
Mylapore
Chennai 600004
Phones: 044-24997755.

Narada Gana Sabha (Regd.)

Genesis - Narada Gana Sabha was started on 9.2.1958 by the residents of North Mylapore celebrated its Golden Jubilee in 2008. Narada Gana Sabha is registered under the Tamilnadu Societies Registration Act.

Narada Gana Sabha has, on its roll, members from all walks of life, who are from the lower income group, middle class and patrons. At the inception, it had 200 members and it has now grown into a big organization with a full membership of 1461 as on 31.3.2011.

Brief History - Narada Gana Sabha has been giving exposure to all artistes of repute the programmes of reputed singers of South Indian Classical and Hindustani system. We have regular programmes of leading Bharatanatyam artistes and from other classical styles. During the Silver Jubilee Year of the Sabha (1983 February), we had a festival programme, representing all the art forms of India, thereby covering the spirit of national integration through dance and music. The Sabha has also encouraged the dramatists who have been conducting regular dramas in Tamil, and even artistes from up-country. The Sabha’s encouragement to youngsters has been well-appreciated by the public as they turnout in large numbers to attend these programmes thereby giving the youngsters a fillip for better future in their art forms. Prizes have been instituted for talented young artistes.

Sadguru Gnanananda Hall - The growth of the Sabha was mainly dependent on the support of enthusiastic members. A Trust was formed to acquire a land for the construction of an auditorium with all modern comforts in the heart of the city. In 1974 the Trust acquired one-and half acres land in Alwarpet, where the auditorium is built. It was opened, fully air-conditioned, on 14-2-1988 by H. H. Swami Haridhos Giri.

Mini Hall - The Mini Hall with permanent seats, special acoustics, stage and other amenities, fully air-conditioned with a lift facility of 5 persons, has become an ideal place for Music Concerts, Disclosure and Bharathanatyam performances.

Golden Jubilee - 1st February 2008 was a red letter day of the Sabha when Dr A P J Abdul Kalam, former President of India, inaugurated the Golden Jubilee celebrations. In his inaugural address, Dr A P J Abdul Kalam said “I am happy to be present in this Golden Jubilee function of Narada Gana Sabha. Great artistes like M S Subbulakshmi, Dr Balamuralikrishna and others have sung in this hall.

Festivals conducted

  • Thyagaraja Festival
  • Sri Muthuswami Dikshitar Jayanthi Day
  • Maharaja Swathi Thirunal Jayanthi Day
  • Sri Shyama Sastri Jayanthi Day
  • Sri Thiagaraja Jayanthi Day
  • Sri Thirugnana Sambandar Vizha
  • Harikesanallur Muthiah Bagavathar Day
  • Guru Surajananda Day
  • Thirupoonthuruthi Sri Narayana Thirtha Swamigal Music Festival
  • Natyarangam (Dance Festival) (NGS Trust)
  • Sathguru Gnanananda Sangeet Sammelan, and more are celebrated in association with the respective trusts.

The Office Bearers (2009-2012) of Narada Gana Sabha

Sri R. Krishnamoorthy – President
Sri N. Vishwanath & Sri K. Murali Rao – Vice Presidents
Sri R. Krishnawami & Sri Mohan Sreenivas – Hon. Secretaries
Sri R. Surianarayanan – Hon. Treasurer

Committee Members
Sri N. Ganapathy, Mrs. Indira Subramaniam, Sri S. Raamassubramanian
Sri M. Ravichandran, Dr. K. Sriram, Sri K. Hari Shankar, Sri T. Jagatrakshakan, Sri E. K. Krishnan, Sri V. K. Shankar, Sri S. Soundararajan.

Narada Gana Sabha (Regd.)
314, T. T. K. Road,
Chennai – 600 018
Phone: +44.2499.3201
Fax: +44.4210.9989
E-mail: ngsabha@airtel.mail.in

Sri Ram Samaj

"Sri.K.Subramania Iyer alias KS a resident of West Mambalam, Chennai, in 1954, had thought of celebrating Sri Rama Navami in a fitting manner. Brahmasri Somadeva Sarma (father of Srivatsa Jayarama Sarma-noted religious orator) gave the organisation its name as it stands today "SRI RAM SAMAJ". It became a Registered Society in 1958.

It was Sukhabrahmam Brahmasri Ramaswamy Sastrigal who gave the first ever Srimad Valmiki Ramayana Upanyasam. It was in 1957 the Thanjavur painting which is housed in the mandapam was purchased.

KS and others felt the need for purchasing a large space for celebrating Sri Rama Navami and through the good offices of Sri Srinivasa Iyer, a real estate business man, living in Srinivasa Iyer Street a four ground plot was identified in Arya Gowder Road. However it had encumbrances and pre conditions. All these were solved with the help of Veppathur Sri V.S Venkatrama Iyer. The cost of the land at Rs.5400/- was made available by Sri K.Sundaresa Iyer youngers brother of KS as a loan which was repaid over three years.

Maha Periyaval who was on a visit to Public Health Centre came to this location and walked through the length and breadth of the land and finally sat for some time at the place where the deities are housed today. He blessed and said ”Buy this piece of land, it will augur well for your Society”. Again it was Brahamasri Somadeva Sarma who gave the name Aydohya Aswamedha Maha Mandapam to the place. The first ever Upanyasam at this spot was by Brahmasri Sengalipuram Narayana Dikshitar ( younger brother of Brahmasri Sengalipuram Anantharama Dikshitar). Thus came into being the grand celebration of Sri Rama Navami year after year spreading over the Tamil months of Masi-Panguni ( Feb-March-April) .

Sri Ram Samaj with a humble beginning in 1954 has now grown into a large tree with its branches Mithilapuri Kalayana Mandapam, Sri Sita Ram Vidyalaya Matriculation Higher Secondary School and Gnanavapi thanks to the vision of Sri K Subramania Iyer and many other like minded God fearing men who had helped him in his endeavour. - From the samajam's website".
Sri Rama Navami is the biggest festival celebrated that runs for 45 days, packed with events like homams, discourses, bhajans and music concerts.
V. Balasubramanian is the president of the organisation.

Sri Ram Samaj
47, Arya Gowder Road,
West Mambalam,
Chennai - 600033.
Phone : 044-2489 3077, 044-2471 6246
Website:http://www.sriramsamaj.org/
Email : sriramsamaj@gmail.com

Sri Thyaga Brahma Gana Sabha

Sri Thyaga Brahma Gana Sabha as it is otherwise called Vani Mahal, meaning, the abode of Saraswathi is one of the oldest sabhas that promotes traditional music, drama and breathes new life into the art of religious discourse or "Harikatha".

It is a favorite among both the rasikas and artistes who vie for opportunities to showcase their talent in the prestigious sabha. Regular music, dance and drama programs are conducted throughout the year and these are well-attended by both the members of the Sabha as well as the general public.

Vani Mahal is a landmark known to every Chennaiite. The December season pulls in even more crowds with sterling performances from all artistes. The birudhu “Vani Kala Sudhakara” is awarded to dedicated performers who have made their mark in the realms of music, dance and drama.

The structure was constructed by V. Ganapathy Iyer and declared open by Sri C.P. Ramaswami Iyer, Dewan of Travancore, on November 18, 1945, in the presence of N. Chandrashekhara Iyer, Justice of the Madras High Court and president of the Sabha.

Vani Mahal houses the Mahaswami Auditorium Hall, Obul Reddy Hall, Sri Jayendra Saraswathi Swamigal Hall.

N. Krishnamoorthy is the president of the sabha.

Sri Thyaga Brahma Gana Sabha (REGD.)
"VANI MAHAL"
103, G.N. Road,
T.Nagar, Chennai - 600 017.
Tamil Nadu.
Telephone : 044-28152166.
Website: www.vanimahal.com
Email id: vanimahal@gmail.com

Indian Fine Arts Society

Indian Fine Arts Society was founded on January 14, 1932 by B.V. Gopalakrishna Rao and the Violin Maestro T.Chowdiah.
The institution was made powerful in all respects during the presidentship of late V. Emberumanar Chetty, late V. Ranganayakalu Chetty, Hony. Treasurer, late. Sri N. Ramachandran Hony. Secretary.

Indian Fine Arts Society celebrated the Platinum Jubilee (75 Years) in 2007/2008. The sabha conducts annual music festival/ conference wherein outstanding musicians and dancers participate.The festival attracts large crowd of rasikas from all over the country.

On the inaugural day of the conference/festival a vocalist/ Instrumentalist is honored with the title “Sangeetha Kalasikhamani” along with a cash award and gold medal. At the valedictory function held on the concluding day, a Natyacharya/ performing dancer is conferred the title “Natya Kalasikhamani” along with a cash award and gold medal. A Natyacharya / performing dancer is Conferred the title " Natya Kalasikhamani" along with cash award and Medal.

Under the present presidentship of V. Sethuram, associated by Dr. R. Radhakrishnan, Hony. Secretary and V.Badrinarayana, Hony. Treasurer, the society continues its march enthusiastically to serve the cause of fine arts to the utmost satisfaction of rasikas, Donors, sponsors, endowers, life/patron/ donor members of the society.

Indian Fine Arts Society
Devi Arihant, Flat No 16, I Floor
15, Dr.Nair Road, T.Nagar,
Chennai - 600 017.
Phone : +44.2815.4360

Adambakkam Sapthaswaralaya Trust

Adambakkam Sapthaswaralaya Trust, a music organization and registered as a Trust under Indian Trust Act is formed to preserve, promote and uphold the greatness of classical music heritage. We have been functioning since April 2005 and conducted more than 100 programmes so far, with at least one programme per month. During April/May every year, we conducted Anniverasary programmes which included the participation of eminent musicians. Apart from the above, we used to conduct St. Thiagaraja Aradhana, featuring the Pancharathna keerthanas sung by vocalists, played by instrumentalists and upcoming artists. We also offer platforms to young and budding artists during the Anniversary celebrations in order to promote and nurture our classical music. The programmes are being conducted in Sri Karpaga Vinayagar Pandurangan Temple complex, Shanthi Nagar, Adambakkam. The ambience attracts a large gathering of connoisseurs, as a result of which the Sabha has carved for a niche for itself in the suburbs of Adambakkam, Nanganallur, Ullagaram, Madipakkam, West Velachery and other parts of the city.

Adambakkam Sapthaswaralaya Trust
26. Second Street, Shanthi Nagar,
Adambakkam.
Chennai 600088
Phone: +44.2260.0927
Email: admsapthaswaralaya@gmail.com

Nada Sudha

On 26th January 2000, NadaSudha Sabha came into being with a small band of Carnatic Music enthusiasts in Velachery. Late Shri V Balasubramaniam (VB) joined this group by June 2000, as a supporter. Late VB being a very devout lover of music, and a person with grit and tenacity, did not give up, and thereafter almost single handedly kept NadaSudha going.
Under the new leadership of Shri N Balasubramanian NadaSudha conducted a very well appreciated Annual Music Festival during Dec2008/ Jan 2009. Vigorous efforts to enroll new members bore fruit and from 2009, NadaSudha is offering regular programs to its members.

Presently the Executive Committee has seven members with their portfolios as follows.
Sri N Balasubramanian– President
Sri S Krishnaswamy – Vice president
Smt Vasanthi Viswanathan- Secretary
Sri Viswanathan – Committee member
Sri K Santhanam- Committee member
Sri S Chandrasekaran- Treasurer
Sri A S Ramakrishnan - Committee member

Nada Poshaka Ratna Nada Ratna Nada Ratna Nada Vallabha Nada Vallabha are the awards conferred on Vidwans during the Annual Music and Dance festival in December.

Nada Sudha

No. 20,Vandikaran Theru,
Velachery,Chennai-600042
Phone: +91.98410.70390 / +91.99406.56260 / +91.91763.09996.
email id: nadasudhachennai@gmail.com
Website: http://www.nadasudha.hpage.com

Naada Inbam

Late S.V. Krishnan, founded Nadha Inbam sabha and built the Raga Sudha Hall.
A Madras Institute of Technology alumnus, Krishnan started promoting Carnatic music and musicians in 1974 by launching the Naada Inbam sabha in Coimbatore. Krishnan moved to Chennai in 1987 and constructed the Raga Sudha Hall in Mylapore, close to Nageswararao Park, in 1997.

He also used his knowledge of acoustics to build this hall for helping young musicians get a platform to exhibit their talent.

The hall was designed to ensure the best possible output in terms of acoustics.
Jayalakshmi is the contact person.

Naada Inbam
No. 85/2 Luz Avenue,
Chennai-600004.
Phone: +44.2499.2672
Email: naadainbam@gmail.com

Korattur Cultural Academy
Location: Chennai

Korattur Cultural Academy was formally inaugurated by three eminent gurus Smt Sugantha (Retd. Principal Dr.Nalli Kuppuswamy Vivekananda Vidyalaya, Korattur), Smt Namagiri Varadhan and Smt Susila Devadoss.

Bhaaratam, our country is a sacred place in the earth, enriched with Arts, Culture and Tradition. It is the duty of each one of us to promote and preserve our culture and hand it over to our next generation. Keeping this in mind, in order to promote our culture, Korattur Cultural Academy (a Non-Profit Organization), was born on 13.04.2011, with the encouragement and support extended from various members of arts and culture in and around Korattur.


AIMS AND OBJECTIVES
• To organise cultural activities like Carnatic Music Concerts, Classical Dance, Upanyasams and Namasangeelthanam by leading aJtists.
• To provide a platform for young talents and promote interest in cultural activities among our youngsters.
• To enable music lovers and elders to enjoy Music concerts, Bhajans, Upanyasams in our locality itself .

ACTIVITIES DURING THE YEAR TILL NOW
During this year following eminent and renowned musicians have performed in Korattur Cultural Academy.
• 'Sangeetha Kalanidhi' Bombay Sisters Smt Saroja and Smt Lalitha
• 'Isaiperoli' NeyveJi R Santhanagopalan
• TaJllbaram V Sundaresa Iyer
• Chinmaya Sisters Smt Vma and Smt Radhika
• Embar R Kasturi
• Hyderabad B Siva
• Kallidaikuruchi Sankaranarayanan
• Kunnakudi M Balamuralikrishna In addition to the above,
• We have conducted 16 monthly programmes which included Carnatic Vocal / Instrumental, Bhajans, Upanyasams, etc. atleast once in a month.
• Three day Gokulashtami festival series concerts were held in August 2011 to promote young talents.
• Nine day Navarathri festival concerts exclusively for the local talents identified by leading Gurus of our locality.
• During January 2012, Thyagaraja Aradhana festival was conducted in a grand manner in which all eminent artists rendered Pancharathna Keerthanais.

FIRST ANNIVERSARY AND ANNUAL MUSIC FESTIVAL
• We conducted our First Anniversary celebrations on 13 'th April 2012 in which Bombay sisters Smt
Saroja and Smt Lalitha were honoured with title 'Nadhasudamani' by Sangitha Kalaacharya
Professor T R Subramanian.!t was followed by a four day Annual Music Festival featuring Bharathanatiyam
by students of Smt.Sheela Unnikrishnan,vocal concert by Padmashri. Smt. Sudha
Ragunathan,Upanyasam by Akkarakani U Ve T A Srinidhi Swamigal, Namasankeerthanam by
' Isaiperoli' Dr Ganesh was conducted in grand manner

FUTURE PLANS
• To conduct Annual Music Festival in the month of April every year, on the eve of our Anniversary in a grand manner.
• To continue monthly programmes and to encourage lot of young and upcoming al1ists.
• It is also proposed to Honour one senior artist in the above fields during the Annual Festival in the future.
• To conduct various programmes in remembrance of the legends of Carnatic Music.

With a lot of future plans ahead, Korattur Cultural Academy wholly depends on membership fees and voluntary contributions from Rasikas, Donors, Philanthropists, large hearted individuals and sponsorship from companies for meeting expenses of our Monthly programmes /Aradhana /Annual Music Festival etc.

Events are held at Dr. Nalli Kuppuswamy Vivekananda Vidyalaya School, Korattur.


BOARD OF TRUSTEESS.
V.RAMAN . PRESIDENT - 9444380737
EMBAR.T.KANNAN . SECRETARY - 9444123245
R.SRIDHAR . TREASURER - 9840208818
K.RAGUNATH• FOUNDER TRUSTEE - 9444387737
C.CHANDRASHEKARAN• FOUNDER ,TRUSTEE - 9444056338
N.SRINI VASA RAGHAVAN• FOUNDER TRUSTEE - 9444328981

Korattur Cultural Academy (Regd)
1016, 46th Street,

Nandi Fine Arts
Location: Chennai

NANDI  FINE ARTS has been a strong advocate of the cause of Music and Arts ever since its inception in 1981. The founder of Nandi Fine Arts is Shri K Muthuswamy. By presenting Music concerts of eminent artistes in the field of Classical Music we have endeared ourselves to the concert going public. Our annual Music Festival in December is a prestigious event, which is eagerly awaited by connoisseurs and laymen alike. Several artistes of International and National eminence including Dr. L. Subramaniam, Dr. L. Shankar, Ali Akbar Khan, Alla Rakha, Dr. N. Ramani, T. V. Shankaranarayanan, Tiruvalaputhur Kaliyamurthy have presented many distinguished music performances at Nandi Fine Arts. Ever since our inception we have been devoutly committed to promoting Global Harmony through Music.

 

Nandi Fine Arts has been pioneering a cultural renaissance by recreating the glorious traditional association of Music & Temples. Nandi Fine Arts is proud of the fact that it takes back Music to its roots from where it has originated - the Temples. Hence the venue of most of the concerts are organized at temples creating a rich ambience, to suit music.

NFA has done many fund raising and charity programs for Old age homes, for Kargil soldier’s welfare, Musicians welfare fund, hospitals, special children, orphanages and for Tsunami relief fund. Renowned artistes from our neighboring states are also part of the festival every year.

 

Nandi Fine Arts has also made it a point to honour deserving musicians, not just vocalists, but also instrumentalists-  both melodic & percussionists, who are often ignored by the musical fraternity. The Sathguru Shrimath Santhananda Swamigal Award and the title of Nandikeswara Nada Kaladhara has been presented by NFA every year honouring Musicians including Sri. T. V. Shankaranarayanan, Sri Tiruvalaputhur Kaliyamurthy, Smt. Suguna Purushottaman. The Award is in the name of one of the most illustrious seers of our time, Sathguru Srimath Santhananda Swamigal is the very embodiment of the Divine, an epitome of peace to his devotees who regard him as the incarnation of Goddess Bhuvaneshwari. The L. Vaidyanathan Life time achievement award was presented to Dr. K. J. Yesudas.  

NFA has presented rare Jugalbandi Concerts and has also made forays into the realms of Fusion and World Music. One of our latest prestigious projects was a Trans Global fusion concert involving musicians from India, Norway and Australia. The concept of Strings Meeting Strings and Strings Meeting Wind was conceptualized by NFA.

NFA has enabled not only eminent but also young musicians to present their music during the December Music Festival in Madras which is the bastion of Carnatic Music. Every year NFA introduces new talents to the field of Karnatic music. 

In this fiercely competitive season of Music at the Mecca of Music namely-Chennai, NFA has always made it a point to provide a concert platform for musicians from the other states and countries like Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Karnataka, Mumbai, New Delhi and US, Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, Norway, France, Germany etc.

Apart from concerts NFA has  also hosted the release of the book A Practical course in Karnatic Music, by P Sambamoorthy, edited by Smt Subbulakshmi Muthuswamy and published by the India Music Publishing House, Chennai and also  the book `Violin Maestro V. Lakshminarayana Iyer – His life and contribution to the World of Music’ authored by Dr. M. Lalitha and M. Nandini. The Book was released by Sri Narayana Viswanath, Former Rites GM, Ministry of Railways while the First copy was received by Padmabhushan Dr. K. J. Yesudas in the immediate presence of hotelier Sri. K. R. V. Ramani, Sabari Group.

 

The Lakshminarayana School of Music founded by Sangeetha Saraswathy Smt Subbulakshmi Muthyswamy  celebrated the 90th birth anniversary celebrations of Professor V Lakshminarayana in a grand manner, under the auspices of Nandi Fine arts on the 24th December 2000 where the Students of Smt Subhalakshmi Muthuswamy founder Director of the Lakshminarayana School of Music performed. The highlight was the group rendition of the kriti-s of Shri V Lakshminarayana.

 

Contact:

Nandi Fine Arts

K. Muthuswamy – Founder, Hony Secretary

S-4, A Block, Vasanth Apts, 140 VM St, Royapettah, Chennai -14

Ph – 9444224313

Email – kaprigem@yahoo.com

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