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Hyderabad Sisters - fine chemistry on stage
30 December, 2015

As the Hyderabad sisters, Lalitha and Haripriya performed at Bhavan’s PAC Ramasamy Raja Hall in the late evening session for Kartik Fine arts, one could gather  two things for sure,... read more
Sanjay's concert carries its customary elements
30 December, 2015

Sangeetha Kalanidhi designate, Sanjay Subramaniam’s concert for The Music Academy must have aroused everyone’s interest as was seen by the audience beyond the full-house that had gathered to listen to... read more
Hyderabad Brothers - Seshachari - Diction assumes significance
26 December, 2015

Hyderabad Brothers were to sing at the Music Academy after a considerable gap and this alone was enough to arouse one’s interest. Only the younger, Raghavachari was present to perform,... read more
Ananya Ashok - voice range and depth through alapanas
26 December, 2015

Ananya Ashok as she sang under the auspices of Kartik Fine Arts in the afternoon slot, at Bhavan’s PAC Ramasamy Raja Hall proved what is central to a musicians performance... read more
Bharat Sundar carries Rishabhapriya with grace
22 December, 2015

Bharat Sundar has grown to become a musician endowed with immense confidence and has extraordinary talent. This became self-evident by the manner in which he handled the raga Rishabhapriya as... read more
Aruna Sairam - Judicious mix of songs
22 December, 2015

Aruna Sairam began her concert for Narada Gana Sabha at its main hall, to a near-full house with a rare varnam in Thodi by Annaswami Sastri, Karuna Katakshi. Closely on... read more
Vishnudev Namboodri - alapana was his forte'
16 December, 2015

Carnatic Idol, Vishnudev Namboodri began briskly with the Nattakurinji Varnam and led us into listening to a brief alapana of Mukhari before presenting Thyagarajas composition, Thalachinandhane. The manner which he... read more
Children's performance holds the audience in a trance
25 November, 2015

Muthuswami Dikshithar’s Nottusvara Sahithyas, nearing 40 in number were presented by groups of children dressed conventionally in the South Indian mode. These children belonged to Vidyavanam, Anaikatti. They with their... read more
Bhavans is more than an institution, it is a movement
23 November, 2015

Inaugurating Bhavan’s Cultural Festival 2015, Sri N.Murali, President, Music Academy, who was the Chief Guest, proclaimed that the Bhavans is more than an institution; it is a movement, that is... read more
Vedavalli is 80 years young
20 November, 2015

Sangita Kalanidhi Vedavalli is an octogenarian now. She has at this juncture completed six decades of a life dedicated to music. These six decades had the “elements mixed in her”... read more
Subashri bore the Sowmya stamp - all the way
06 November, 2015

Subashri, as she sang for Association for Promotion of Talents (APT), at Arkay Convention Centre, quietly made a statement that she was a faithful disciple of Vidhushi Sowmya.  One level... read more
Captivating Jugalbandhi - Abhisekh Raghuram with Kunnakudy Balamuralikrishna
05 November, 2015

As one entered to enjoy Bharat Sangeet Utsav 2015 at Sadguru Gnananda Hall (Narada Gana Sabha) a lilting Thiruvembavai, Moyyar Thadam Poigai was running in Poorvikalyani. It was a near-packed... read more
BEAT CHOIR
01 June, 2015

Bank employees Art Troupe (BEAT CHOIR) participated in the 4th Vietnam International Choir Competition - Hội An 2015 organised by INTERKULTUR Management GmbH, Germany and the Government of Vietnam between... read more
Margazhi Migrants
24 January, 2015

- Sukanya Kumar The season is almost over, music, dance and the margazhi, a cultural potpourri that keeps the city ticking for near two months. Performers, learners, connoisseurs all flock... read more

VeedhiBhajans - Singing in the streets
20 January, 2015

- Sukanya Kumar Mythology goes that Saint Andal got up at pre- dawn and gathered her friends from their homes to sing the praise of the Lord.Tiruppavai as we... read more

SIFAS Festival 2014
17 January, 2015

It was the pride of Singapore and the Singapore Indian Fine Arts Society (SIFAS). Three young Singaporeans, completely trained and nurtured in the carnatic tradition in Singapore, taking to the... read more
Savita Narasimhan - Internalization
02 January, 2015

Savita Narasimhan’s concert presented at the Music Academy made it a pleasant evening that came after Christmas day. The whole concert had a gait caused by songs that were more... read more
Nanganallur rasikas were drenched in the music
31 December, 2014

It was an interesting concert at Nanaganallur Anjaneyar Temple held as part of Sri Hanumanth Jayanthi festival.  Mysore H N Baskar held the audience in raptures with his classical Violin concert. Krithiga... read more
N J Nandini - Brimming with confidence
17 December, 2014

NJ Nandini, runner-up at the carnatic idol competition, 2012 sang at MFAC during their 63rd year Art Festival on December 15, in the afternoon slot. She was accompanied by Thirucherai... read more
Vignesh Ishwar - Voice robust and deep
17 December, 2014

As Vignesh  Ishwar performed at the Mylapore Fine Arts Club in the second of the afternoon slots, one could get the feeling of listening to a robust voice that was... read more
The story of Gajendra
08 December, 2014

Visaka Hari was all vitality, verve and vivacious in her rendition of the GAJENDRA MOKSHAM last evening. She performed to a overflowing hall at the Bharathiya Vidya  Bhavan, enthralled the audience,... read more
Youth at the helm, yet again
06 December, 2014

It had given this reviewer wholesome pleasure to see a Sanjay, a Sowmya, a Jayasri or a Sudha perform as “youngsters”. Yes. One had experienced sheer joy in listening to... read more
Kartik Fine Arts - 40th year Art Festival Inaugurated
04 December, 2014

The 40th year Art Festival of Kartik Fine Arts (KFA) was inaugurated in a crisp, short and sweet function on the First Day of December, 2014. This Festival is being... read more
Madhuradhwani Music Festival Inauguration
04 December, 2014

- Bhaskaran Shivaraman The fourth Madhuradhwani-Music Festival was Inaugurated by Dinamani Editor Shri Vaidyanathan, Nataraj IPS, Asthika Samajam V Narasimhan, and Vedanth Ramanujam Shri Kannan was the MC and effectively played... read more

Sastriyamum - Cinemavum - Ramjhi's Isaimazhalai conquers
02 December, 2014

Sastriyamum-Cinemavum, may have occupied the Sunday morning slot at Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan and the accompanying, annoying, unwelcome drizzle was there too.  Nevertheless it was a morning to remember. Children in... read more
Young brigade excels all the way
01 December, 2014

Sriranjani Santhanagopalan is a star that has already risen and deserves to be counted as one who would be making it big soon. This was evidenced in two of her... read more
Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan commences Cultural Festival - 2014
22 November, 2014

Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan’s season of music commenced yesterday, 21st November, 2014, with the lighting of the Kuthuvilakku by eminent dignitaries, at Dr. Preetha Reddy Auditorium, Mylapore. This festival of music... read more
Tyagaraja-Mozart Melharmony Festival
22 November, 2014

The Tyagaraja-Mozart Melharmony festival organized by Indian Music Circle of Wisconsin and Arohana School of Music brought two all-time-great composers from two different parts of the world – Tyagaraja (1767... read more
Svanubhava
04 August, 2014

A team of youngsters are gathered around a table brainstorming. They have their individual opinions and ideas but when it comes to the final product there is total consensus. Every... read more
Maharajas and Music
04 August, 2014

An informative and engaging presentation was made about The Maharajas and the Music of South India by Dr. Sumathi Krishnan. She was assisted in this historical journey by Rajiv on... read more
A mellifluous flute recital
16 July, 2014

-          Lakshmi Venkatraman The flute recital of J.Jayanth under the auspices of Charsur was an engaging programme.  Fortunately the high volume in the auditorium was brought down to a reasonable... read more

World Music Day Celebrated - June 21st
24 June, 2014

Sri Parthasarathy Swamy Sabha and Carnatica had organized World Music Day, where thematic performances were presented at Narada Gana Sabha Main Hall. The celebration began at many other places as... read more
Vasudha Ravi - an informed choice of krithis combines with a sweet voice
09 April, 2014

What would happen if a singer has a sweet and wholesome voice and makes an informed choice of krithis to be sung? Vasudha Ravi, the gifted singer, did precisely that... read more
Radha Parthasarathy highlights Mannargudi Sambasiva Bhavgavathar's Compositions
03 April, 2014

Radha Parthasarathy, not greatly popular among performers has an impressive CV. Her gurus have been Sarvashri S Rajam, Thanjavur Sankara Iyer and Dr. Rukmini Ramani. She is presently under the... read more
Myriad Forms of Lord Siva - A Round up
21 March, 2014

Gayathri Girish’s 12th episode of “Myriad Forms of Lord Siva” was well presented, to a packed hall, with rapt attention from the audience. After welcoming the guests, she gave a... read more
S Rajam Memorial day
17 February, 2014

- Uma Krishnaswamy Sunaada Trust celebrated S Rajam Memorial Day (95th Birth anniversary) at Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan on 11th Feb 2014. Smt Pramila Gurumurthy, daughter in law of S... read more

Smt. MangalamGanapathy Music Trust - 12th Anniversary
31 January, 2014

Smt. Mangalam Ganapathy Music Trust celebrated their 12th Anniversary at Swami’s Hall, Mandaveli on 24th January 2014. Sri B.S.Raghavan, IAS (Retd), Former Chief Secretary, Government of Tripura and Former adviser... read more
Vyasarpadi Kothandaraman - Bhava Sangeetham at Nalli Nadhaswara Thavilisai Thiruvizha
30 January, 2014

Nagaswara Vidwan Vyasarpadi Kothandaraman, was bestowed with the Amarar Kalki Memorial award in 2013 and as one listened to him at Sivagami Pethachi Hall one understood how well he had... read more
Kuzhaloodhi manamellam kollai konda Jayanth
21 January, 2014

J A Jayanth's Flute concert for the 28th Anniverary of Sarvani Sangeetha Sabha Trust was mesmerising. The festival as such was dedicated to Saint Thyagaraja, and Jayanth showcased his rich... read more
Young Abhilash - Artiste, NexGen
17 January, 2014

Abhilash is just 18. He presented music that had a recognizable maturity that belied his age. He exhibited exemplary nidhanam in singing the kriti Dwaithamu Sukhama of Thyagaraja (Rithigowlai). That... read more
R K Srikantan 94th Birthday Celebrations
15 January, 2014

- Venkatesh A R  It is auspicious to invoke the year 2014, the Carnatic music way, with R K Srikantan Trust's Annual Makara Sankaranti Festival, celebrating 94th Birthday of... read more

Showcasing Swati Tirunal krithi's beauty
15 January, 2014

The only performing disciple of Prince Rama Varma, Amrutha Venkatesh sang for an hour and forty minutes. Though short, it had all the ingredients of a wholesome concert. Enriched with delectable... read more
Impressive Vachaspathi
10 January, 2014

Kanakadurga Venkatesh performed for Chennai Cultural Academy Trust, at its Auditorium, in the company of Kovai Chandran, on the violin and M S Venkatasubramaniam, on the mridangam. She was able to... read more
Concert by Kunnakkudi Balamuralikrishna, Sherthalai Ananthakrishnan, Sanjeev, Venkataraman
02 January, 2014

- by Janaki Lakshman 

Kunnakkudi M Balamuralikrishna is a youngster who showed great promise at a very young age. Under the tutelage and guidance of Sri P... read more

The Magic works again
31 December, 2013

- Janaki Lakshman
Sanjay Subramanian's concert at Parthasarathy Swami Sabha, on December 30 with Nagai Muralidharan(Violin) Neyveli B Venkatesh (Mridangam)and Alathur Rajaganesh(Ganjira) Sanjay's concerts whip up... read more

Sparkling repertoire
30 December, 2013

- Janaki Lakshman  Geetha Raja is a musician who is consistent in her performances. A regular in Chennai season platforms her concerts are noted for meticulous planning, neat presentation... read more

The Saptha Giris, Lec Dem by Kumari Kanyakumari
26 December, 2013

- Janaki Lakshman        
Music Academy is the spot to be at during December season! It is not the same at other... read more

Full Throated melody
26 December, 2013

- Janaki Lakshman  Savita Sriram is blessed with a cheerful disposition and a robust voice, and her style is open throated singing! No harm in it actually,but there is... read more

Samyukta Ranganathan uses her time effectively
26 December, 2013

Kumari Samyukta Ranganathan was featured recently under the auspices of SAFE at Sastri Hall. She was accompanied on the violin by Sri V V Srinivasa Rao. Sri Arjun Ganesh (Mridangam)... read more
Sushma Somasekaran deserves to be promoted
24 December, 2013

Parthasarathi Swami Sabha had featured Sushma Somasekaran in the afternoon slot (12.30 p.m.). After listening to her one got the honest feeling that she richly deserved to be “up-graded”. Her... read more
Amritha Murali's Concert - An elevating experience
24 December, 2013

- Janaki Lakshman
Amritha Murali is  a very promising star in the firmament of Carnatic music, and definitely one artist to be followed keenly.She has... read more

Dr M Narmadha - Stunning Shankarabharan
21 December, 2013

- Vidya Raju Srinivasa Sastri hall, situated at the heart of mylapore, but inside there is a serene atmosphere with a small number of seasoned rasikas.. may be this... read more

Naada Inbam features Gayathri Venkatraghavan who excels with Gana-Ragams
21 December, 2013

It became a grand beginning for Gayathri Venkatraghavan who is endowed with considerable prowess in music. The first and fitting song was Jagadhanandhakaraka, the Naattai Pancharathnam. On its footsteps came... read more
Soaring high
21 December, 2013

- Janaki lakshman Naada Inbam: Aishwarya Shankar-Tejaswi mallela-R Ramkumar. Aishwarya Shankar is blessed with a pliable voice that easily traverses the higher octaves, sound professional training from a stalwart like... read more

A Metaphysical Experience
20 December, 2013

- by Janaki Lakshman   Neyveli Santhanagopalan is an artist who can transform a concert to a meditative journey.If you are looking for a great musical experience which goes beyond... read more

Lovely performance by Ranjani Sivakumar
19 December, 2013

- Soundararani V  Ranjani Sivakumar, a sishya of Dr Pantula Rama, has a smooth melodious voice, and we could sense the reflections of the Guru in her performance at... read more

Soul-stirring Subhapanthuvarali
19 December, 2013

- Vidya Raju
Smt.Gayathri Girish, she is a name that needs no introduction to carnatic music lovers. We were fortunate to listen to her concert... read more

Concert by O S Thyagarajan, H K Venkatram, K V Prasad, Trichy Murali
19 December, 2013

- Janaki Lakshman Ohhh....Yessss....! If it is a concert by OST! If for nothing else, at least for the Thyagaraja Krithis rendered so well with pristine Patantharam! This disciple of... read more

Southern Music-A Carnatic story: book release by T M Krishna
19 December, 2013

- Sukanya Kumar The release of ‘Southern Music-A Carnatic story’ was much awaited. The talk of the season was filled with inquisitive members of society discussing what’s in store... read more

A Classical December
19 December, 2013

- by V S Badri Narayanan (Badri)
Mail : badrinarayanan.vs@gmail.com
Blog : http://badrirag.wordpress.com/2013/12/19/sabash-team-subramaniam/   Sabash Team Subramaniam!!  A truly Indian concert by vocalist OS Arun under the auspices of... read more
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