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REVIEW - Archive 2009
A well-crafted exercise By Nrithya Pillai
The time-tested tale of Lord Krishna and his greatness was presented by Parvathi Ravi Ghantasala and troupe at the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan on December 11. »
Vidhya Subramaniam plays the messenger well By Nrithya Pillai
Narada Gana Sabha saw Vidhya Subramaniam's bharathanatyam performance on a balmy Christmas morning (December 25). Aptly called "Thoodhu", the presentation showed different cases of messengers on the Indian scenario. »
Yesudoss brings bliss to rasikas By Sudha Jagannathan
K.J.Yesudoss gave an exhilarating concert for Kartik Fine Arts at Narada Gana Sabha on December 10, 2009. He began the evening with “Sri vinayakam Smarami” in ragam Trilochana Priya. »
Warming the hearts, the veena Gayatri way By Sudha Jagannathan
One could feel a sense of sanctity when E. Gayatri held a complete sway over the audience during her three-hour concert for Brahma Gana Sabha on December 20, 2009. »
A soul-stirring concert by Bombay Jayashri By Sudha Jagannathan
It is tough to reach the top. Tougher still is to remain atop. Having scaled newer peaks, Bombay Jayashri is alive to the arduous task ahead of her. »
A pristine recital by flautist-brothers Raghu & Ravi By Sudha Jagannathan
Flautist brothers S. Raghu & S. Ravi gave a fabulous concert on the evening of December 19, 2009 at Thyagaraja Vidwath Samjam, Mylapore. »
A promising recital by Shreya Devnath By Sudha Jagannathan
She was classy. She sported that unmistakable Lalgudi brand. Young Shreya Devnath showed lot of promise, as she gave a violin concert for Sri Parthasarathy Sabha on December 19, 2009. »
Mangalam Shankar serves a quality concert By Sudha Jagannathan
It was a quality concert. In terms of content, Mangalam Shankar served a rich fair as she gave a vocal concert for Sri Parthasarathy Sabha on the evening of December 22, 2009. »
A classical-cum-contemporary show by Shashank By K.T. Jagannathan
It was a controlled demonstration of his mastery. He had a complete sway over the gadget he held in his hands. As they bend to his blowing in quiet submission, the bamboo flutes produced fresh, vibrant and resonating music. »
An elegant concert by Sudha Ragunathan By Sudha Jagannathan
Sudha Ragunathan was in a fine form, when she gave a concert for Kartik Fine Arts on December 11, 2009. Sudha had a houseful audience at Narada Gana Sabha. »
An inspired concert by T.M.Krishna By Sudha Jagannathan
It was an inspired performance by T.M.Krishna for Karthik Fine Arts at Narada Gana Sabha on the evening of December 8, 2009. It was a houseful concert. »
T.V. Sankaranarayanan concert, a vibrant treat By Sudha Jagannathan
Age is a mere number as somebody said. Sangeetha Kalanidhi T.V.Sankaranarayanan sort of reiterated this with a high energy concert on the evening of December 9,2009 for Karthik Fine Arts at the Narada Gana Sabha. »
A classy recital by Nityashree By Sudha Jagannathan
Nityashree Mahadevan held the audience captive for over three-and-a-quarter hour at the Sivagami Pettachi Auditorium on December 4, 2009. It was a fine start to the Margazhi music season. »
Aestheticism marks Srikantan’s concert By Sudha Jagannathan
Shri R.K. Srikantan’s concert at the Sivagami Petachi Auditorium on the evening of December 1, 2009 was fascinating and vibrant. That he agreed to give a concert on this evening showed the greatness of the grand old man of Carnatic music. »
Aruna Sairam sings unity message at Club Chola Concert By Sudha Jagannathan
A Carnatic music concert at Taj Coromandel! The occasion and the audience were unusual. Well, the concert was organized by Club Chola, a Murugappa Group outfit, for its wealth management clients. »
Osibisa oozes joyous music By Sudha Jagannathan
They came, rocked and moved out. Osibisa was a fitting finale for the 2009 edition of The Hindu Friday Review November Fest. On the evening of November 22, the Afro-rock band – coming to Chennai after a hiatus of three decades – made the charged-up audience at the Music Academy sing, clap and dance to its music beats. »
Korean band Gong Myoung sings the language of joy By Sudha Jagannathan
It was a simple show but presented in an extraordinary way by the Korean band on the penultimate day of the Hindu November Friday Review Fest on November 21. The Korean team is christened “Gong Myoung” after an instrument crafted by them from bamboo. »
O.S.Arun, Sanjeev Abhyankar serve heady music mix By Sudha Jagannathan
The jugalbandhi between O.S.Arun and Sanjeev Abhyankar on the third day of the Hindu Friday Review November Fest on 20, 2009 was a special one this time too for the Chennai audience. »
Merging styles, the Pandit Channulal Mishra way By Sudha Jagannathan
Channulal Mishra served a pristine treat at the Music Academy on the second day of the Hindu Friday Review November Fest on the evening of November 18, 2009 with his melodious voice. »
Abida Parveen Sings her way to win hearts By Sudha Jagannathan
It was an exhilarating evening. The Sufi singer from Pakistan Abida Parveen gave a rousing recital on the opening day of the Hindu Friday Review November Fest on November 17, 2009. »
Sa Re Ga in the land of Do Re Mi By Subramanian Lalitha
Lyudmila is a research scholar in information sciences. Her friend Joakim is a student of global music and takes, among others, lessons in Indian classical music, which includes an occasional brush with visiting stars from Chennai. »
Kiran Rajagopalan - a dancer to watch By Nrithya Pillai
The rain God showered his blessings on the city on the day of Saraswathi Pooja. The showers, however, inconvenienced the rasikas who were keen to make it to the Yuva Utsav programme by Kiran Rajagopalan at the Bharat Kalachar. »
Sax specialist Kadri on a speed drive By T.M. Anantharaman
With great expectations I had gone to attend Kadri Gopalnath's saxophone recital on the evening of August 29 at the temple precincts of Ganapthi Sachchidananda Ashrama in Girinagar, Bangalore. »
Ranjani & Gayatri, A Delightful Musical Duo By T.M. Anantharaman
First, it was my six-year-old grandson who led me to the music of the duo Ranjani & Gayatri. He was humming the song "Bhavayami gopala palam mana sevitham tatparam chitntayehum". »
Beauty marks Sudha Ragunathan's presentation at Parthasarathy Temple By Sudha Jagannathan
Sudha Ragunathan's concert at Sri Parthasarathy Temple at Triplicane on August 14 was full of bhakthi, vigour and bhavam. It was a grand Friday evening, as the temple was holding a festival for Vedavalli Thayar, the presiding Goddess. »
Raghu-Ravi flute concert - a delight to listen By Sudha Jagannathan
The Brahmmoutsav for Lord Narasimha Swamy at Sri Parthasarathy temple at Triplicane in Chennai takes place during July every year. »
Aruna and Malini make a mark on debut By Madhana Raghavan
The evening of the 28th of May saw two young Bharathanatyam artistes, Aruna and Malini, make their maiden performance at the Bharathiya Vidya Bhavan auditorium at Mylapore. »
Aishwarya Ananth- an artiste to watch out for By Madhana Raghavan.N
Aishwarya Ananth, a disciple of Prof. Sudharani Raghupathy, performed for the 20th Bharatham Festival of Sri Thyaga Brahma Gana Sabha on January 11. »
Sudha reveals her indefatigable spirit By Sudha Jagannathan
It was a grand evening on Jan 24, 2009. Senior Carnatic musician Sudha Ragunathan gave an absorbing presentation for Abbas (Kalai Vizha) at the Kamarajar Arangam. »
Margazhi Raagam - A brave and rewarding experiment By Ramakrishna Easwaran
Maargazhi, the dawn for the celestials, is an enchanting month. The cool morning blooms with Thiruppavai. »
Shankar Kandasamy, vibrant and energetic By Nrithya Pillai
Shankar Kandasamy, a teacher at the Temple of Fine Arts, Malaysia, performed under the banner of the Brahma Gana Sabha at the Sivagami Pethachi Auditorium. »