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It has taken a while for me to reconcile with the fact that the wizard of mandolin is no longer with us. »
The violin recital of Lalgudi G.J.R. Krishnan and Vijayalakshmi for Sri Krishna Gana Sabha on December 19, 2014 was marked for vidwath and brilliance. »
On a chilly Christmas winter evening sisters, Ranjani and Gayatri gave one of the best performances at the Music Academy. The Academy was full. The sisters began with Thyagaraja’s “Meru Samana”. »
T.M.Krishna’s concert for Sri Parthasarathy Swamy Sabha on the morning of December 28, 2014 was fascinating. »
`Shruthi Mata, layam Pita’, it is said. Time sense is very important in every activity we do. And, talam is the fulcrum for good music. Not surprisingly, teachers often take pains to emphasise the need for maintaining `kalapramanam’ in music. »
Violinist-brothers Ganesh & Kumaresh and top-notch vocalists Sudha Ragunathan and Bombay Jayashri came together for a dazzling concert for Aikya 2015 on March 7, 2015 at the Music Academy. »
Bombay Jayashri’s concert for Narada Gana Sabha on Dec 30, 2014 turned exciting as it progressed. She seemed to struggle a bit though in the beginning. But it was just for a short while. When she went in for an expansive alapana in Sankarabharanam, she was at her usual best. »
She has a deceptive frame. A few minutes of conversation with her, however, are enough to understand the resolute personality behind the frame. She grew up under the tutelage of illustrious names such as Musiri Subramania Iyer, T. Brinda, Tirupambaram Swaminatha Pillai, M.A.Kalyanakrishna Bhagavathar and Devakottai Narayana Iyengar. »
While the boy was immersed in counting the beats, this gentleman in balcony too was engrossed in his own world. As the audience listened to Bombay Jayashri with rapt attention, this `older rasika’ was happily playing cards in his hand-held device. »
Smt. Seetha Subramaniam, mother of renowned Carnatic vocalist Bombay Jayashri, receives the 'Mothers of India' Award. »
Aruna Sairam has the uncanny ability to connect with the audience. For the audience, her concerts are quite an engaging experience. »
Jugalbandhi titled “Sangamam” between Pandit Ronu Majumdar and Vidushi Bombay Jayashri on Jan 24, 2015 for Sankalp. »
margazhi season 2014-2015
Gayathri Girish’s concert for Sri Parthasarathy Swami Sabha was an enriching experience. She was simple and unassuming. And, her rendering was sublime. »
He was composed, and totally oblivious of the capacity audience around him. He looked a matured artiste. »
A new non-profit organization has come into being here to promote and encourage Indian performing arts in this part of the world. »