Follow us on
join us facebook
NEWS - Archive September 2008
Hind Rattan Award for Malathi Iyengar
30 Sep 2008: Malathi Iyengar, choreographer and artistic director of Rangoli Foundation, will be awarded the prestigious Hind Rattan Award on January 25, 2009 on the eve of India's Republic Day at the 28th International Congress of Non-Resident Indians in New Delhi and Jaipur.

Vasumathi Badrinathan in jugalbandhi concert with Vrinda Mundkur
30 Sep 2008: Carnatic singer Vasumathi Badrinathan and Hindustani musician Vrinda Mundkur will come together on a joint platform for a jugalbandhi concert.

Meeting of Minds and Music at Huvilla tent in Helsinki
25 Sep 2008: “On the morning of August 24 at Helsinki (in Finland, I was entering the Avanti! Philharmonic rehearsal room. Eager steps took me from the foyer towards the room. As I started hearing the tuning of a thirty-member orchestra, my feet started scraping the floor pulling back in momentum, swept away by the sheer volume of music emanating from the room.

101-day-long Soorya fest begins in Kerala
23 Sep 2008: The 31st edition of the Soorya Festival kicked-started here on Sunday last. Well-known businessman Ravi Pillai inaugurated the 101-day-long cultural extravaganza.

TAPAS to honour dancer Jayanthi Subramaniam
23 Sep 2008: TAPAS – The Academy, will hold its annual day event ‘TAPASYA 2008’ at 6.30 PM on September 29 at Smt. Sivagami Pethachi Auditorium, Luz Church Road, Mylapore.

Sri Krishna Fine Arts to hold music fest
18 Sep 2008: The 10th annual music festival of Sri Krishna Fine Arts Society, Nanganallur, will be inagurated by Mr. B. Manivannan, Zonal Manager, Life Insurance Corporation of India, on September 19 at Varasiddhi Vinayagar Pravachana Mandabam.

V. Varsha gives Carnatic concert at Sunday Kutcheri in the Park
18 Sep 2008: As part of the Sundaram Finance Sunday Kutcheri in the Park, V. Varsha, a class 9 student of SBOA Anna Nagar, presented an hour-long carnatic vocal music performance at the Nageswara Rao Park in Mylapore on the morning September 14 between 6.30 a.m. and 7.30 a.m.

Dr. M. Lalitha to give solo violin concert
18 Sep 2008: Dr. M. Lalitha will be performing a violin solo at the Sri Bhuvaneswari Amman Temple, K.K. Nagar, on September 20th. The event will also mark the 60th anniversary celebrations of Sri Krishna Sweets.

A tribute to a living legend
16 Sep 2008: One can go on writing tomes on the musical genius Lalgudi Jayaraman. Great vidwans, participating at a function got up sometime ago by the Music Academy to confer the "Special Lifetime Achievement Award on him, lavished praises on Lalgudi Jayaraman.

Sudha Raghunathan’s gesture to under-privileged kids
15 Sep 2008: Vocalist Sudha Raghunathan and the trustees of Samudhaaya Foundation handed over a cheque for Rs.25 lakhs towards the heart surgeries for 30 under-privileged children at a function organized recently at Narada Gana Sabha here.

Lalgudi Jayaraman, a Pancha Mukhi
15 Sep 2008: He is an exceptional artiste, a telling performer, a great composer and towering teacher. He turns 78 on September 17. Her disciple Durga Krishnan pays tribute to her master Padmabushan Lalgudi Sri G. Jayaraman on his birth day.

Kunnakudi Vaidyanathan - A departmental store for music
15 Sep 2008: He was a maverick. Yet, he had carved a unique niche for himself in the world of Carnatic music. He might not have got the appreciation of traditionalists. But he had a huge fan following among the common man.

Kunnakudi Vaidyanathan passes away
09 Sep 2008: Noted violinist Kunnakudi Vaidyanathan died here Monday (September 8) after a brief illness. He was 73.

A close encounter with the Parur quartet ...
05 Sep 2008: Why do artistes sing only one varnam in their concerts? This is an innocent query from an inquisitive student. A veteran of many concerts, violinist Parur M.S.Anantharaman has the simplest of answers. How is a South Indian tali (meal) served? Rice comes first.

Thematic concert
05 Sep 2008: Sarvani Sangeetha Sabha Trust is conducting a three-day thematic concert at Music Academy Mini Hall, from September 6 to 8, at 6.30 p.m.

Swami Haridas Memorial Award for Pt. Bhimsen Joshi
02 Sep 2008: Hindustani classical singer Pandit Bhimsen Joshi will be awarded the Swami Haridas Memorial Award. Pt. Joshi will be given Rs 1 lakh and a memento at a two-day function to be organised at Vrindavan on September 7.

Navarathri Mandapam concerts to begin on Sep. 30
01 Sep 2008: The annual Navarathri Mandapam concerts will kick-start on September 30 in Thiruvananthapuram.

T.N. Seshagopalan's Harikatha on `Ramayana Amirtham' at Krishna Gana Sabha from October 11
01 Sep 2008: The 53rd Gokulastami Sangetha Utsavam of Sri Krishna Gana Sabha is currently on at Dr. Nalli Gana Vihar. The highlight of this year’s Utsavam is "Ramayana Amirtham", a Harikatha by Madurai T. N. Seshagopalan.