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Top musicians to perform at Mysore Dassara festival
MYSORE, September 14: The State Government of Karnataka has invited top artistes to perform at Mysore Palace for the Dasara festival, which will take place for 10 days from September 19, 2009.

The Dasara celebrations will see top artistes such as Carnatic vocalist Dr.M.Balamuralikrishna, Shehnai maestro Ustad Ali Ahmad, flautist Hariprasad Chaurasia and Ghazal singer Jagjit Singh perform at the Mysore Palace. Top Carnatic vocalist Bombay Jayashri Ramnath and Hindustani singer Shubha Mudgal will give a jugalbandhi performance.

The cultural programmes will be held between 6.30 p.m. and 9.30 p.m. and will be officially inaugurated with the State’s “nadageethe” by noted play-back singer C. Ashwath.

Renowned singer Shanker Shanubag, guitarist Prakash Sontakki, Hindustani vocalist Kalapeni Konkali, Kathak dancer Nalini and Kamaline will also perform at the festival.

Sri Sri Ravishankar of Art of Living will inaugurate the festival.

District-in-charge Minister Shobha Karandlaje released gold cards and launched a Dasara website to help tourists plan their itinerary for Dasara. The Dasara celebration committee has come out with 1,000 gold cards, each costing Rs. 6,000 that gives the holder certain privileges during Dasara programmes and at tourist spots.

Date Timings Programme Particulars Artists
19-09-09
Saturday
06:30 - 07:00 PM Nadaageete Raithageete Dr.C.Aswath & Troop, Bangalore
07:00 - 07:30 PM Inauguration  
07:30 - 08:30 PM Sugama Sangeetha Dr.C.Aswath & Troop, Bangalore
08:30 - 09:30 PM Karnatic Music Dr.R.K.Padmanabha, Bangalore
20-09-09
Sunday
06:30 - 07:30 PM Karnatic Music Rasanandakumar Trust, Mysore
07:30 - 09:30 PM Shahanai Pt. Ustad Ali Ahamed, Calcutta
21-09-09
Monday
06:30 - 08:00 PM Flute concert Pt. Hariprasad Chaurasia, Mumbai
08:00 - 09:30 PM Gazzal Pt. Jagagit Singh, Mumbai
22-09-09
Tuesday
05:30 - 07:00 PM Symphony Air Force Artists, Bangalore
07:00 - 08:00 PM Kavya Sangeetha Sri Shankar Shanubagh & Troop, Bangalore
08:00 - 09:30 PM Nruthya Roopaka Smt Sudhachandran, Chennai
23-09-09
Wednesday
06:30 - 08:00 PM Karnatic Music Dr. Balamuralikrishna, Chennai
08:00 - 09:30 PM Shathakanta Gaayana Chintanapalli Parampara Trust, Chikkaballapura District
24-09-09
Thursday
05:30 - 06:30 PM Vadyagoshti Police Band, Mysore
06:30 - 08:30 PM Music M.M. Keervani, Hydrabad
08:30 - 09:30 PM Janapada Sangeetha Sri Mahadevaswami, Malavalli Dr.Banandoor Kempaiah Sri Basavalingaiah Hiremat Sri Appagere Timmaraju (Sangeetha Samyojane : Smt B.K. Sumitra)
25-09-09
Friday
06:30 - 07:30 PM Gitarvadana Prakasha Sontakki, Bangalore
07:30 - 09:30 PM Hindustani (Jugal Bandhi) Smt Shubha Mudgal &Smt Jayshree, Mumbai
26-09-09
Saturday
06:30 - 07:30 PM Hindustani Vocal Kalapini Komkali, Mumbai
07:30 - 09:30 PM Rudravataar, Kathak Smt Nalini & Smt Kamalini Troop
27-09-09
Sunday
06:30 - 07:30 PM Nryutha Smt Yamuna Srinidhi, Bangalore
07:30 - 09:00 PM Award Function Sangeetha Vidhwan State Award Function
07:30 - 09:00 PM Nruthya Roopaka Smt Shubha Danajaya & Troop, Bangalore

For further information please contact :
Member Secretary : Dr. P.V. Avaradi
Deputy Director, Palace Board ,
Mysore
Phone : +91 821 243 4425
Mobile : +91 94480 62947

For details, visit: www.mysoredasara.com