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NEWS - Archive November 2009
Nandi Fine Arts Fest to begin on December 15
25 Nov 2008: The 23rd annul music festival of Nandi Fine Arts will begin on December 15. The festival will last till December 21.

Chitravina Ravikiran to take part in New Year-eve fusion concert
25 Nov 2008: Chitravina Ravikiran will participate in a special New Year-eve fusion concert in Chennai on the last day of 2008. The special concert will be held at Gandhi Nagar Club in Chennai.

Aruna Sairam to perform at Sawai Gandharava music fest
25 Nov 2008: The 56th edition of Sawai Gandharva Music Festival, organised by the Arya Sangeet Prasarak Mandal, will begin on December 11. The musical extravaganza is scheduled to take place at the New English School grounds in Ramanbaug.

Five veteran artistes honoured
25 Nov 2008: Five veteran musicians were honoured by Arsha Kalarangam, the cultural wing of Arsha Vidya Gurukulam.

Natya Kala meet to focus on 'Ramayana in performing arts'
25 Nov 2008: The annual Natya Kala Conference of Sri Krishna Gana Sabha will commence on December 17. The conference will continue till December 23.

Maiden album from veena artiste Manipal Aruna Kumari
25 Nov 2008: Questz World (, an initiative of The Rozaleenda Group Inc., has launched an album titled `Aradhana'.

Flautist N. Ramani to be honoured
14 Nov 2008: The 12th annual music festival of the Sri Rama Bhaktha Jana Samaj will get under way here on December 14. It will last till January 4, 2009. The festival will be held at the Padma Seshadri School, Alagirisamy Salai, K. K. Nagar.

Ranga Mandira & Sruti to hold writing contest
14 Nov 2008: Ranga Mandira and Sruti magazine have jointly announced a writing contest in memory of musicologist T. S. Parthasarathy. The topic for the article is: "Bharatanatyam - identity, tradition and modernity".

Carnatic concert goes to cinema halls as “Margazhi Raagam” hits silver screen
12 Nov 2008: If Margazhi comes, can music be far behind? Come this Margazhi, Carnatic concert will break into a totally non-traditional but a far more powerful stage. Thanks to a path-breaking initiative of two Chennai-based outfits, Carnatic concert will enter the cinema halls!.

Violion maestro Lalgudi Jayaraman & veena vidushi Kalpakam Swaminathan honoured
10 Nov 2008: The annual December music season is still a few days away. Yet, the stage is already set with a right beginning this year. And, it has commenced in an appropirate manner by honouring violin maestro Lalgudi G. Jayaraman and veena vidushi Kalpakam Swaminathan, two outstanding artistes of our time.

New office-bearers of Thyagaraja Sangeetha Vidwat Samajam
09 Nov 2008: Flautist S. Ravi has been elected as a commitee member of the Thyagaraja Sangeetha Vidwat Samajam, Mylapore.

Hindu Friday Review Fest to begin on Nov. 14 with Girija Devi concert
09 Nov 2008: The fourth edition of The Hindu Friday Review November Festival will kick-start here on November 14. The festival will last till November 23. Like the previous editions, this time too the organizers have lined up an array of musicians from within and outside India.

Sriram Sridhar presents violin recital at Sundaram Finance Sunday Kutcheri
09 Nov 2008: As part of the Sundaram Finance Sunday Kutcheri in the Park, 12-yea- old Sriram Sridhar, a 7th standard student of Bharathi Vidyalaya, Perumbakkam, presented a violin concert at the Nageswara Rao Park in Mylapore on Sunday morning (2nd November).

Bharat Ratna for Pandit Bhimsen Joshi
05 Nov 2008: Hindustani musician Pandit Bhimsen Joshi has been chosen for the Bharat Ratna, the country's highest civilian award. The honour for the 86-year-old vocalist, who belongs to 'kirna' gharana, caps a distinguished career spanning over seven decades since he first performed at the age of 19.

CCMA to present flute concert of Mala Chandrasekhar
04 Nov 2008: Ohio-based Columbus Carnatic Music Association (CCMA) will hold a flute concert of Sikkil Mala Chandrasekhar on the evening of November 7.