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Margazhi Season 2010-2011
A sincere effort by Chaitrra Sairam By Sudha Jagannathan
Young Chaitrra Prassanna is a vocalist to watch. A disciple of Bombay Jayashri, Chaitrra presented a concert for Charsur Arts Foundation on January 28, 2011 at Narada Gana Sabha, Mini Hall. »
Veena Jeyaraajs cast a magical web in a marathon concert By Radhika Raj Narayan
The Veena couple - Jeyaraaj Krishnan and Jaysri Jeyaraaj – made the evening memorable for those who had made it to the venue that evening. It was billed to be a ‘four-hour Veena concert’. »
Murugashankari, a dancer to watch By Chris Selvina
The term ‘breath-taking’ took on new meaning as Murugashankari, a proficient Bharatanatyam dancer, performed at the “Margazhi Dance Festival” of Brahma Gana Sabha on January 7, 2011. »
Jazzing up the season, the Ghatam Suresh way By Our Special Correspondent
Ghatam V Suresh, a globally acclaimed multi-percussion artiste, presented a special jazz concert with his band “Clay n Drum India” for Sri Krishna Gana Sabha here on January 2. »
Aestheticism marks Vishaka Hari’s discourse on Parvathi kalyanam
By Sudha Jagannathan

A chartered accountant, a vocalist and a story-teller, she is all rolled all in one. She has a charming disposition and sports classical attire. A mellifluous voice and an easy narrative skill make this Madisar-clad artiste a communicator par excellence. »
Meenakshi Raghavan draws rural audience to classical dance
By Sudha Jagannathan

For a Bharatnayam recital, the attendance was fairly sizeable. The profile of the audience was not exactly the kind one usually sees at regular dance shows in the city. »
Shashank’s recital turns out to be a TVG (True Value Giver)!
By Sudha Jagannathan

Flautist S. Shashank is a genius. He has the ability to express the brilliance in him. He did exactly that at Sri Parthasarathy Swami Sabha. With TVG (T.V. Gopalakrishnan) accompanying him on the mridangam, it turned out to be an artistic duel between two extraordinary musicians. »
Pleasant Priya sisters make a mark By Sudha Jagannathan
The whether outside was inclement. The music inside the hall, however, was pleasant. Quality marked the concert of Priya siblings - Haripriya and Shanmukhapriya - for Brahma Gana Sabha on the evening of December 16, 2010. »
A signature concert by Sanjay By Sudha Jagannathan
Sanjay Subramaniam was in his element. Dikshitar’s “Budamashrayami”(Nattakurinji) was an intelligent selection on this Wednesday evening. The Navagraha kritis of Dikshitar are also referred to as `vara kritis’ (weekly kritis). »
A rendezvous with joy By Sudha Jagannathan
She was relaxed. She was easy. Her smile was infectious. She looked a very different artiste this evening. She was out to enjoy her music. Not surprisingly, Bombay Jayashri’s concert for Kalarasna on the cool Sunday evening. »
A no-frill concert by Vijay Shiva By Sudha Jagannathan
Considering his superior musical knowledge, Vijay Shiva has not been given his due by the media in its columns. Of late, however, his singing has been drawing a large fan following for him. »
Flautist T.A. Jayanth makes a big impact in chamber concert By Vanishree Ravishankar
It was a serene ambience. And, there was a small gathering of rasikas. They had collected at Shri V.Chandrasekharan's house on Musiri Subramainam Salai in Mylapore to listen to a chamber concert held in honour of Musiri Subramainam. »
Melody is an experience, says Bombay Jayashri
Vocalist Bombay Jayashri was at her eloquent best when she presented a lecture-cum-demonstration concert for Brhaddvani at Sivagami Pethachi Auditorium here on Dec 17, 2010. »
A command concert by Ranjani & Gayatri By Sudha Jagannathan
Sisters Ranjani and Gayatri held a complete sway over the audience as they synchronized in an elegant and effortless way to produce a high-energy concert for Brahma Gana Sabha on the evening of December 12, 2010. »
Purity marks Sowmya’s recital for Brahma Gana Sabha By Sudha Jagannathan
S. Sowmya’s concert for Brahma Gana Sabha on December 11, 2010 was fascinating. She strictly adhered to the tradition. Yet, there was contemporary flavor to her concert. »
Honesty of purpose marks Sudha Ragunathan's concert for Brahma Gana Sabha By Sudha Jagannathan
It was a rainy Sunday evening. Those who had made it to Sivagami Petachi Auditorium on the evening of December 5, however, experienced a rain of a different sort too. »
Maharajapuram Viswantha Iyer Memorial Award for Sikkil Baskaran
Maharajapuram Viswantha Iyer Trust will be presenting the Maharajapuram Viswantha Iyer Memorial Award to violin Vidwan Sikkil Baskaran on Nov 28. »
Strive to ensure that the total effect of music is good, Bombay sisters tell
By Sudha Jagannathan
Senior Carnatic vocalists Bombay sisters C. Saroja and C. Lalitha have asserted that "we have no desire to sing separately’’. »
A sincere work by Supriya By Nrithya.Pillai
Supriya Rajan presented a Mohiniyattam recital as a part of the Pushpanjali Trust series under the Mylapore Fine Arts banner on Nov 16, 2010. A student of Kalamandalam Kshemavathy, Supriya’s sincere effort came out vividly in her performance. »
Singer T.M. Krishna takes a break to turn a fan during December season
Even as the countdown for the December music festival has already begun in the city of Chennai, senior vocalist T.M. Krishna has decided to sit out of the stage this season. »
2nd edition of UtsAha festival under way in Chennai
The second edition of UtsAha festival of Sumanasa Foundation is currently on at Raga Sudha Hall. »
Winning fans, the Aruna Sayeeram way By Sudha Jagannathan
The Bharat Sangeeth Utsav began on October 30, 2010 with a concert of Aruna Sayeeram at Narada Gana Sabha. She put the young and old alike to comfort with her vibrant voice. »
Artistes from 5 nations to rock The Hindu Friday Review November Fest
The sixth Hindu Friday Review November Fest 2010 will showcase talents from five different nations - India, Pakistan, Korea, Germany and Israel. »
Bharat Sangeet Utsav to begin on October 30
The annual Bharat Sangeet Utsav will begin here on October 30. The Utsav, organized by Carnatica, will continue till November 9. »
Mylapore Fine Arts to honour M.S. Gopalakrishnan with Sangeetha Kala Nipuna title
Even as the city is readying for yet another December music season, the sabhas here have come out with award lists. »
Sangeetha Choodamani for S. Sowmya
Vocalist S. Sowmya has been picked for the ‘Sangeetha Choodamani’ award this year by Sri Krishna Gana Sabha. »