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NEWS - Archive November 2009
Kumari Deekshita does a neat job
24 Nov 2009: Kumari Deekshita began her concert with a rare varnam of GNB in rag Andolika and went on to sing `Karimuka’ in Natai. She adapted the swaras of Natai Pancharathnam aptly.
A web-based guide for December music season
21 Nov 2009: Even as the music month is fast approaching, a Net-based guide to the season has gone live. The just-launched is a website that offers concert schedules, transport rates, personalised calendars, sabha venue directions.
Ootthukkadu Venkata Kavi Aradhana at Dallas
20 Nov 2009: The 2nd annual Shri Ootthukkadu Venkata Kavi Aradhana was celebrated on November 7 at the Dallas Fort Worth (DFW) Hindu Temple, Irving, Texas, U.S.A.
Fund-raiser programme for floods-hit Mantralayam evokes good response
20 Nov 2009: The recent floods in Andhra Pradesh have hit hard the holy town of Mantralayam on the banks of river Thungabadra. Many buildings of the Mutt and the houses of the staff were severely damaged. Lot of shops in the vicinity were washed away.
Disciples to fete Chitravina Ravikiran for completing four decades of service to Carnatic music in 42 years
18 Nov 2009: Come December 1, the disciples of Chitravina Shri N. Ravikiran will all make a beeline for Sivagami Pethachi Auditorium here in Mylapore to felicitate their teacher, who completes four decades of service to the cause of Carnatic music in 2009.
Sufi singer Abida Parveen to give opening concert for The Hindu Friday Review Fest on November 17
16 Nov 2009: The fifth edition of The Hindu Friday Review November Fest will kick-start here tomorrow.
Deliver kritis with right kalapramana, Kalpakam Swaminathan tells artistes
08 Nov 2009: Age has not diminished her love for the instrument. More than giving a verbal reply, she enjoys answering through her instrument.
Sampradaya Samvadha on November 27 to feature M.S. Gopalakrishnan
07 Nov 2009: The fourth edition of `Samvadha’ (dialogue), a new face-to-face conversation series organized by Sampradaya, a three-decade-old Carnatic music documentation organization, will feature
senior violin vidwan Sangita Kalanidhi Shri M.S. Gopalakrishnan.
Fund-raiser concert in Chennai on November 18 to rehabilitate floods-hit Mantralayam
07 Nov 2009: A programme to raise funds for the rehabilitation of floods-hit Mantralayam will take place here on November 18.
Honarary Doctorate for Bombay Jayashri
07 Nov 2009: Senior Carnatic vocalist Bombay Jayashri has been awarded the Honarary Doctorate – Degree of Doctor of Letters (Honoris Causa) - by Mother Theresa Women’s University at Kodaikanal.
Chess champion Viswanathan Anand to inaugurate annual festival of Music Academy
05 Nov 2009: The 83rd annual conference and concerts of The Music Academy will get under way here at the T.T. Krishnamachari Auditorium on December 15, 2009 and will last till January 1, 2010.
Town of Clifton Park picks Vidya Subramanian for 2009 artiste award
04 Nov 2009: Vidya Subramanian, a Clifton Park resident, performer and teacher of Indian Classical music, has been selected by the Clifton Park Town Board for a $1,000 arts grant for 2009.
Veena Gayathri Award for six-year-old Ashwin Murali
03 Nov 2009: Six-year-old Ashwin Murali was the recipient of the Veena Gayathri Award at the recently-held Prathyogitha Carnatic Bee competition, sponsored by Shruthilayam Academy here. He was also the winner of the Prathyogitha talent award during the ceremony, says a release.
Pavithra Balajee presents a pleasant concert
01 Nov 2009: In front of a big audience, Pavithra Balajee, a student of M.Ct.M Chettiar Chidambaram Matriculation School and the grand daughter of yester-year music director D.B. Ramachandran, presented a lively carnatic music.