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As part of the monthly Sunday Kutcheri in the Park organized by Sundaram Finance, Akshara Ashok, a class VII student of Vidya Mandir, presented a lively ‘mikeless kutcheri’. »
The 38th ‘Isai Iyal Nataka Vizha’ of Sri Thyaga Brahma Gana Sabha got under way here on Saturday. »
It was a beautiful name given for an evening congregation. It was an event to tell a special story to a kind audience by a courteous team comprising talented artistes. »
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”. »
Even as it is gearing up for yet another music season in December, the City of Chennai has already gone on celebratory mode. For, it has just been included in the list of UNESCO Creative Cities. Chennai is among the 64 cities from 44 countries that have been added to the list by UNESCO. Chennai has got into the list for its rich contributions to the field of music. »
The concert was energetic and mesmerizing. It was quite an hot day but there was pleasant breeze inside the temple. And, the spiritual aroma was wafting gently in the air inside. Even as Lord Kapalishwar and Karpagam welcomed the devotees with benevolent grace, the concert was on at the mantap. »
Carnatic vocalist T.M. Krishna has been chosen for the prestigious Ramon Magsaysay Award. The list of awardees was announced by the Foundation on Wednesday. Mr. Krishna has been chosen for his contribution to "social inclusiveness in culture." »
A Chinese (Hakka) born, Chong Chiu Sen (Sai Madhana Mohan Kumar) lives in Malaysia. He came to Chennai some summers ago to learn music but ended up learning Bharatha Nathyam instead under late Usha Srinivasan and Veena under late Kalpakam Swaminathan. »
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. »
Thiruvaiyaru goes to Kovai and that too in December! Well, that is what the textile city of Coimbatore is gearing up for. For the first time ever, the Coimbatore city is set to witness a musical extravaganza in the month of Margazhi. »
Soundarya, born in an art loving family, started learning Bharatanatyam at the age of 4. She had her training under Smt. Saroja Rani of Sankara Natyalaya, one of the foremost Bharatanatyam teachers in Chennai. »
The National Centre for Performing Arts (NCPA) offers scholarships to talented young musicians through its special scholarship scheme. »
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. »