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Oothukadu Venkatakavi Jayanthi music festival on Oct. 1
CHENNAI, September 25: The Oothukadu Venkatakavi Jayanthi Music and Dance Festival of 2009 will commence here on October 1. It will last till October 4. The festival will be held at Dakshinamurthy Auditorium, P.S. High School, Mylapore.

Mr. N. Gopalaswamy, former Chief Election Commissioner, will inaugurate the festival. Mr. R. Krishnaswamy, Secretary, Narada Gana Sabha, willl preside over the inaugural function. Mr. A. Natarajan, former Director of Doordarshan Kendra, Chennai, and Chitraveena N. Ravikiran will be the guests of honour. A series of music and dance concerts by eminent musicians will take place during the four-day festival.

Music competition on Venkatakavi’s compositions will be conducted on October 4 from 8 a.m. The evening programme includes prize distribution to the winners of the competition at 4.30 p.m. It will be followed by the vocal recitals of Brindha Manickavasakam (5.15 p.m.) and Nisha Rajagopal (6.45 p.m.). For details, contact: 91-44-2464 2664.