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His voice was impacting, and had a comforting effect on the listeners. He treated the audience to an array of compositions. »
When he is on stage, he holds court literally. T.V. Sankaranarayanan was at his scintillating best when he gave a recital for the Mylapore Fine Arts Club on December 15, 2013. »
Traditional sabhas make it a point to honour musicians and dancers of assorted categories and age with titles, gold medals, and cash awards during the December seasons. »
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. »
Sudha Ragunathan the vocalist will become a Sangitha Kalanidhi on January 1, 2014. Well before the start of her evening concert (on December 22, 2013), chairs were fully occupied at Sri Parthasarathy Swami Sabha. »
Sisters Ranjani and Gayatri gave a fascinating recital at the Mecca of Carnatic Music, the Music Academy, on Christmas evening (December 25, 2013). Their music is always vibrant, and they sing each and every item of the concert - be it a tough Dikshithar kriti or the miscellaneous compositions at fag-end of the concert – with equal felicity. »
Nine eminent musicians have been selected for the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award this year. From the field of Carnatic music, Aruna Sairam, Hyderabd brothers (D. Seshachari and D Raghavachari), Trichy Sankaran, and Thiruvizha Jayashankar have been chosen for this prestigious award. »
There is never a dull moment when he gets on to the stage. He keeps the audience hooked all through. Expectedly, O.S. Arun’s concert for Narada Gana Sabha was lively. »
Vijayalakshmi Subramaniam is endowed with a fabulous voice. And, she has an aesthetic outlook to music. »
It was a short-duration concert, lasting just 90 minutes. It was sweet, nevertheless. Form is temporary and class is permanent, it is often said. »
margazhi season 2012-2013
Bombay Jayashri led the listeners to a state of divine ecstasy with her sublime rendering at Sri Krishna Gana Sabha on Dec 21, 2013. »
An influential critic, he is a widely respected personality among artistes across the canvass. He was conferred the ‘Tyagaraja Seva Rathnam' Award in 2011. »
Carnatic Choir It was classy, and dazzling all through. In a way, it was special, too. The 18 kids on show kept the packed Music Academy hall enthralled as they presented a Carnatic Choir. »