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Saturday, December 01, 2007
The Chennai December Festival
Get drenched in the rain of ragas
What spells success…
Voice, insight, format…what makes a musician famous?
Shi-Ba Sangeetha Sabha’s fourth music festival, ‘Ashta Dhina Isai Vizha’ is on from December 1 to 8. Director of Brahadvani Va. Ve. Su will present the awards. The concerts will be held at Balagurukulam (primary school), ...
‘Crazy’ Mohan’s Tamil play, ‘Meesai Aanalum Manaivi,’ will be staged at Rani Seethai Hall today at 6.45 p.m. The programme is being organised under the auspices of V.K.V. Visions.
Tamizh, pure and clear
Years of research have resulted in two CDs of Tamil compositions rendered by Mathini Sriskandaraja.
Is it possible to experience music inter-dimensionally?
Gear up to enjoy a series of music concerts by eminent artists and budding talents this ‘marghazi season.’ Vijay TV has them all in this year’s ‘RMKV Sangeetha Sangamam 07’ to be held at Image Auditorium, MRC Nagar, ...
Of style and stalwarts
The 20th century pioneers had direct links with the composers of the earlier two centuries. A scrutiny would reveal what made the period golden.
IFA turns platinum
As The Indian Fine Arts Society steps its 75th birthday, audiences who attend its programmes and musicians who perform for it would devoutly wish the sabha had an auditorium of its own.
The great one-way lane
While Hindustani music is more than tolerated down South, the warmth is not reciprocated towards Carnatic music.
Songs, moving and intellectual
Muthuswami Dikshitar’s vibhakti kritis are a fine blend of devotion and philosophy.
Share your passion
At the Tiruttani temple, there is a dismal lack of knowledge about Muthuswami Dikshitar. However, the silver lining is that the authorities say they are open to suggestions which would help preserve and perpetuate the memory of this great ...
Soaked in bhakti
In emotion and content Poonthanam was on a par with Melpathur Narayana Bhattadri.
Chosen for honour by the Music Academy
Apart from crowning a veteran as Sangita Kalanidhi, who will preside over the annual conference, the Music Academy confers titles on five artists, stalwarts in their chosen fields. This year’s Sangita Kalanidhi is Palghat ...
Title for Dhananjayans
The Centre for Music and Dance, Thiruvananthapuram, under the Chairmanship of Prof. G. Balamohan Thambi (former Vice-Chancellor, Kerala University) confers the title Kalanidhi on performing artistes above 60 years of age. A special jury selects ...
Guru, the irreplaceable force
The Friday Review November Fest conference found frontline musicians recalling the uniqueness of their illustrious masters. Excerpts.
The 90th year Jayanthi Mahotsavam of Jagadguru Sri Abhinava Vidyatheertha Mahaswamigal (35th Jagadguru Shankaracharya of Sri Sringeri Sharada Peetam) will be conducted from December 5 to 9 at Balamandir German Hall, 17, Prakasam Street, T.Nagar. ...
Narayana Tirtha festival
The Thirupoonthuruthy Narayana Samigal Trust is conducting their eleventh mini music festival of Tharangams of Narayana Tirtha for three days at the Sringeri Pravachana Mandiram, Raja Annamalaipuram. The festival will be inaugurated on ...
As part of the 60th year remembrance day festival of Kallidaikurichi E.S.Sankaranarayana Iyer, the trustees of Maragatham Sankaranarayan Trust in association with Brahma Gana Sabha, has organised a memorial day concert to be held tomorrow, 6.30 ...
Violin exponent T.N.Krishnan and his sister N. Rajam, also an expert of the stringed instrument, have organised ‘Parampara,’ a family musical evening dedicated to the memory of their father, the late vidwan A. Narayana Iyer for his ...
A four-day music festival is being organised by Kala Kruthi till December 3, at Ananthabhushanam Kalyana Mandapam, 118, Gengu Reddy Road, Egmore (Ph: 2819 0154). The programme, which began yesterday (Nov. 30, 6.30 p.m.) was inaugurated by ...
Sri Bharatalaya of Sudharani Raghupathy is presenting Mammudha,’ opera style on December 9.
Off beaten track
Three dancers who believe in ingenuity, innovation and intelligence in their art, come together.
Thematic dance show
Presented by Nalli Chinnasami Chetty and Kalasamarpana Foundation, ‘Subhaashitam’ (Eternal Words of Wisdom), a thematic presentation based on the Panchatantra, Jataka stories, Thirukkural and Indian folklore, will be staged on ...
MFA dance festival
The dance festival of the Mylapore Fine Arts Club gets under way tomorrow (Dec.2). The sabha presents two dancers every evening — 5.45 and 7.15. The eight-day event begins with the Bharatanatyam presentation of Srimathi ...
Myriad themes, waves of emotion
Some will come solo, others with their disciples but they all have something fresh to offer. Artists on their presentations.
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