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NEWS - Archive April 2008

Music Academy to celebrate Semmangudi birth centenary

30 Apr 2008: Music Academy is preparing to celebrate the birth centenary of Sangita Kalanidhi late Semmangudi R. Srinivasa Iyer in July. The four-day celebrations will begin on July 24. It will last till July 27. The celebrations will be held at the Music Academy.

The confluence of music at LearnQuest fest

22 Apr 2008: Renowned Indian flautist, Hariprasad Chaurasia, played deep into the night. Exquisite melodies fluttered like birds into our ears, and creative imagination flowed endlessly like pure water from a fresh spring, as we listened entranced.

T. N. Seshagopalan & Harikatha

18 Apr 2008: He is a multi-faceted personality. He is a top-ranking vocalist in the field of Carnatic music. He is also a good veena player. He even gives veena concerts. Of late, he is proving a good exponent of harikatha. Veteran musician T. N. Seshagopalan is now a big hit in the `harikatha circuit.

Parthasarathy Sabha's Rama Navami festival
18 Apr 2008: The Sri Rama Navami music festival of Sri Parthasarathy Swami Sabha will be held at Mylapore Fine Arts Club from April 19 to 22. Master Balamuralikrishna, Amrutha Venkatesh and Tiruchi Pradeep Kumar are slated to give a thematic concert on Rama Vaibhavam on the inaugural day.

Naadhabrahma fete
18 Apr 2008: Naadhabrahma, a Tamil music journal, is organizing Tamil New Year and Sri Rama Navami Festival from April 20 to 27. The festival will take place at Sree Subha Siddhi Vinayaka Mandir, Pocket 4, Mayur Vihar Phase I, Delhi - 110 091.

A Melakartha Raga Calendar From L&T
15 Apr 2008: A Panchangam calendar on 72 melakartha ragas was launched by construction giant Larsen & Toubro (L&T) in association with the Music Academy.

A Trust For Fiddle Govindaraja Pillai
12 Apr 2008: The inauguration of Isai Perarignar Mayavaram Fiddle Govindaraja Pillai Trust, a newly-formed organization, will take place on April 17. The function will take place at 6 p.m. at Sivagami Pethachi Auditorium, M.CT.M. School, Alwarpet in Chennai.

Vamshi Music Fete To Begin On April 11
09 Apr 2008: Vamshi Academy of Music Trust in Bangalore has announced the schedule for the annual Sri Ramanavami Music Festival. The festival will commence on April 11 and last till April 14. Each day will feature a concert. The concerts will be held in the evening.

Hyderabad Brothers to perform at Alapana Festival
07 Apr 2008: Singapore-based Alapana is set to celebrate its 9th anniversary in July. Every year Alapana holds concerts to mark its anniversary celebrations. This time around, it is planning to hold a special vocal music concert by Hyderabad Brothers, says a release from Alapana.

Mahathi Makes A Mark
07 Apr 2008: K. Mahathi, a class 5 student of DAV Girls Senior Secondary School, Gopalapuram, gave an hour-long Carnatic music performance on the keyboard on the morning of April 6 at the Nageswara Rao Park in Mylapore.

Mahathi To Perform At Sundaram Finance Kutcheri In Park
03 Apr 2008: Mahathi Kishore, a 5th standard student in DAV Girls Senior Secondary School, Gopalapuram, will present a Carnatic music performance on the keyboard on Sunday morning (April 6) for an hour from 6.30 a.m. at the monthly mike-less ‘Sundaram Finance Sunday Kutcheri in the Park’ at Nageswara Rao Park in Mylapore here. Mahathi has been learning keyboard for the last three years. Her present guru in Carnatic keyboard is Mr. Martin.

Ragasree College To Hold Pratibha Ustav on April 6
02 Apr 2008: Ragasree College of Music in Bangalore is readying to celebrate Pratibha Ustav 2008. As part of the celebrations, the college has organized concerts of the disciples of Vidushi Vasanthamadhavai on the evening of April 6.

Music fete in memory of Madurai S. Vydianathan
01 Apr 2008: SHISYAS is organizing a two-day music festival in memory of Madurai S. Vydianathan. The two-day event will begin on April 5. It will take place at Radha Nagar, Vasantha Mandapam, Chromepet, Chennai-44.

Sree Ram Seva Mandali Fest To Begin on April 7
01 Apr 2008: Bangalore-based Sree Ram Seva Mandali is gearing up to hold the annual Rama Navami festival in a grand style this time too. The festival will begin on April 7. It will last till May 14. Stretching close to 40 days, the Rama Navami festival of Sree Ram Seva Mandali is considered the biggest of its kind in the country.