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Those memorable moments...
“A s children, both of us eagerly waited for December holidays as it meant coming to Chennai from Delhi (where we lived till 1999) to listen to Carnatic concerts to our hearts' content. It was a trip we looked forward to with great ...


Music


MUSIC ACADEMY
In their gurus' footsteps
The Musiri and Semmangudi schools were well represented.



SRI KRISHNA GANA SABHA
Champion in the making
Handling ragas with responsibility Abhilash showed much promise.


MUSIC ACADEMY
Melody was predominant
Ranjith Varier offered solemn music.


MUSIC ACADEMY
Energy unleashed
It was a mixed bag of sound and fury, occasionally over-soft or extra-subtle.


MUSIC ACADEMY
Surprising choices
Swati Tirunal and Dikshitar dominated the recital of Omanakutty.


MUSIC ACADEMY
A veteran's largesse
Seniors Sankaran and Chandrasekaran encouraged young Jayanth to display his talent.


BRAHMA GANA SABHA
Ear for the unusual
Sudha Raghuraman's elaboration of Kalyani was quite comprehensive.


NARADA GANA SABHA
Unhurried pace
Vijayalakshmi Subramaniam showcased songs made popular by MS.


MUDHRA
Ragas in a nutshell
Radha Bhaskar showed what gave each raga its identity.


SRI KRISHNA GANA SABHA
Of emotion and imagination
Bhavam stood out in the recital of Sangeetha Sivakumar.


SRI KRISHNA GANA SABHA
Rich tonal quality
Girish's clear diction and rendition sans gimmicks made the concert enjoyable.


SRI THYAGA BRAHMA GANA SABHA
Competent team
Maturity in handling ragas was the highlight.


Dance


SRI KRISHNA GANA SABHA
Portrayals – mature and melodramatic
Deepika's natural acting skill came to the fore in her performance.


SRI KRISHNA GANA SABHA
An ode to Annamayya
Ananda Shankar Jayant's ‘Taala Patra' infused bhakti in natyam beautifully.


BHARAT KALACHAR
It was visual poetry
Priyadarsini Govind re-defined the scope of interpretation to add new depth to old pieces.



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