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TO BE HONOURED:Pandit Jasraj and Nagamani Srinath will be presented with the K.K. Murthy Memorial Chowdiah Award.
BANGALORE: A series of concerts, lecdems and discussions take off on Wednesday at the Chowdiah Memorial Hall.
The five-day annual music festival of the Academy of Music will feature 13 concerts, six lecdems and a colloquium on cultural policies. The occasion will see this year's K.K. Murthy Memorial Chowdiah Award being presented to Pandit Jasraj and Nagamani Srinath.
“This music festival will be a rendezvous for both musicians and connoisseurs,” said Suma Sudhindra, president of the Academy of Music, “as it packed with sessions that are educational, informative and entertaining.”
Upcoming talents too will get an opportunity as students of senior musicians B.S. Anand, T.S. Satyavathi, Nagamani Srinath and Suchetan Rangaswamy begin the morning melodies with invocations.
The academic sessions at the festival, coordinated by Ms. Sudhindra and Mysore V. Subramanya, will feature varied topics. D.K. Pattammal's contribution will be discussed by S.C. Sharma while Chitraveena Ravikiran will talk on Othukkadu Venkata Subba Iyer's creations.
The role of the flute in jugalbandis and world music will be flautist Praveen Godkhindi's mission, while Dikshitar's navavarna kritis will be analysed by Pappu Venugopala Rao. Danseuse Chitra Vishweshwaran will deal with creativity of music in dance. The academic session on November 27 will be extended to a colloquium on cultural policies wherein Ram Narayan of Shruti music magazine, Jayant Kastuar (Sangeet Natak Academy) N. Murali (Music Academy, Chennai) and former bureaucrat Chiranjeev Singh will speak.
The programme showcases a blend of Hindustani and Carnatic performers, while the lobby and concerts are a mix of upcoming and star singers.
Some prime-time slot performers (6.30 p.m.) include Sanjay Subramanyam, N. Ravikiran, Nagamani Srinath and Shruti Sadolikar-Katker (jugalbandi), Ranjani and Gayatri and T.M. Krishna.
The event concludes on November 28.
Call 080-23443956 /2344 5810 for programme details.
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