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NEWS - Archive August 2009
Homage to D.K. Pattammal
28 Aug 2009: Sarvani Sangeetha Sabha will hold a special programme to pay tribute to late D.K. Pattammal. The special programme will be held on the evenng of August 30 at The Music Academy Mini Hall.

‘Sangeetha Sreshta’ for J. Venkatraman
28 Aug 2009: Sadguru Gnanananda Sangeet Sammelan will hold its Sangeetha vidwat sadas and confer the titles ‘Sangeetha Sreshta’ on Vidwan J.Venkatraman and ‘Sangeetha Mani’ on ghatam vidwan Coimbatore V.Mohanram, on September 4.

Workshop by Ravikiran
28 Aug 2009: The Bhairavi Fine Arts Society, North America, will organise a special workshop by Chitravina Ravikiran.

`Isai Payanam’ concert
28 Aug 2009: Isai Payanam Trust will present Charulatha Mani’s ‘Isai Payanam’ concert on August 29 at Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Main Hall, Mylapore. The concert will begin at 6.30p.m.

`Endrendrum MS'
28 Aug 2009: To celebrate the completion of its first year and also to mark the first anniversary of Vasantha Memorial Cancer Centre, the Vasantha Memorial Trust will hold a special edition of ‘Endrendrum MS’ on August 30 at 6 p.m.

Music contest on GNB compositions
28 Aug 2009: Neelambari will hold a Carnatic classical music competition for juniors and seniors. All participants must sing compositions of the legendary musician G.N. Balasubramanyam.

A Tribute to MS, a new album from Bombay Jayashri
27 Aug 2009: A brand new album of Bombay Jayashri, which is a tribute to the doyen of Carnatic music late M.S. Subbulakshmi, is launched by Music Today.

Neyveli Santhanagopalan to perform at Singapore on August 23
19 Aug 2009: Carnatic vocal singer Neyveli Shri Santhanagopalan will give the Alapana's 10th anniversary concert in memory of Dr. S. Ramanathan here on August 23.

Maharajapuram Santhanam Memorial Award for Nagai R. Muralidharan
18 Aug 2009: Vidwan Shri Nagai R. Muralidharan will be the recipient of this year’s Maharajapuram Santhanam Memorial Award. The Award, instituted by the Maharajapuram Santhanam Foundation, will be presented to him at a function here on August 29.

Harinie Jeevitha dance recital at a new venue
18 Aug 2009: The venue for the Bharatanatyam dance recital by Harinie Jeevitha on the evening of August 23 is changed.

Sampradaya to hold face-to-face conversation series with music masters
17 Aug 2009: Sampradaya, a three-decade-old documentation organization, is planning to organize a unique series of conversations with masters of Carnatic music.

CCMA to hold Semmangudi Srinivasa Iyer Centenary Concert
17 Aug 2009: Columbus Carnatic Music Association (CCMA) will hold a special Semmangudi Srinivasa Iyer centenary concert on August 22. The concert will be given by Trivandrum G. Seetha Lakshmi, a disciple of Semmangudi Srinivasa Iyer.

P.P. Venkat launches devotional album `Emberumanae'
16 Aug 2009: A devotional album titled `Emberumanae' was released here on August 14 by the Governor of Tamil Nadu, Mr. Surjit Singh Barnala. It is a collection of 10 devotional songs.

Pallavi singing is about rhythm and not emotion – Charumathi Ramachandran
14 Aug 2009: The penultimate day of Svanubhava II at The Music Academy on August 8, 2009 was noteworthy for its rich content. Violin brothers Ganesh and Kumaresh entertained the students with a Janaranjani composition they had composed.

Svanubhava, a brand symbolizing renaissance in Carnatic music
09 Aug 2009: It was the concluding day of the six-day Svanubhava II. But there was no dearth of vigour, vibrancy and vitality. The Music Academy was full of colour, as enthusiastic students actively took part in the exciting `treasure hunt’ game, held just prior to the formal end to the highly successful second edition of Svanubhava.

Life-time achievement award for Dr. Balamuralikrishna
06 Aug 2009: Senior Carnatic musician Mangalampalli Balamuralikrishna was honoured with the M V Narayana Rao Memorial Award for life-time achievement.

Ganesh & Kumaresh to launch `Aksharam'
06 Aug 2009: Violinist-brothers Ganesh and Kumaresh are set to launch a new album titled `Aksharam'.

Harinie Jeevitha's dance recital on August 23
06 Aug 2009: Harinie Jeevitha, a student of Smt. Sheela Unnikrishnan, will give a Bharatanatyam performance at 6.30 p.m. on August 23 at M.O.P. Vaishnava College for Women here.

Svanubhava-II off to a colourful start
05 Aug 2009: The second edition of the six-day Svanubhava, an exclusive musical event for the students of Carnatic music, began on a colourful note at the serene and verdant surroundings of Kalakshetra here on August 4.

Sangeetha Choodamani’ for Lalgudi Vijayalakshmi
02 Aug 2009: The 54th Gokulashtami Sangeetha Utsavam of the Krishna Gana Sabha got under way here on Saturday. Swami Gauthmanandaji, President, Sri Ramakrishna Mutt and Mission, Chennai, inaugurated the Utsavam.

Akshara relishes mikeless concert
02 Aug 2009: "This is a new experience for me," quips V. Akshara, a student from Kuwait, who presented her maiden mikeless concert here today as part of Sunday Kutcheri in the Park organised by Sundaram Finance.