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NEWS - Archive December 2009
Carnatica Brothers moot 'culture park'
26 Dec 2009: Carnatica Brothers Shashikiran and Ganesh have suggested the setting up of `Culture parks’ on the lines of technology parks.
Indian Dance Festival at Mamallapuram gets under way
26 Dec 2009: The month-long ‘Indian Dance Festival 2009,’ organised by the Tamil Nadu Tourism Development Corporation (TTDC), got under way here yesterday.
WorldSpace to go off air in India from December 31
25 Dec 2009: Come December 31, 2009, the WorldSpace satellite radio broadcast service will be terminated for all customers serviced from India.
Khan brothers co-authour book on 50 maestros
18 Dec 2009: Amaan Ali Khan and Ayaan Ali Khan have co-authored the book "50 Maestros 50 Recordings''. Published by Harper Collins, the book is an invaluable guide to the best of Indian classical music.
Book on Music Academy
12 Dec 2009: A book on the eighty-year history of The Music Academy Madras was launched here yesterday.“Four Score & More - The History of the Music Academy Madras”.
Indira Sivasailam Endowment Concert
12 Dec 2009: An outstanding musician will be chosen every year for ‘The Indira Sivasailam Endowment Concert' during the Navaratri festival.
Sri Thyaga Brahma Gana Sabha to set up music school
12 Dec 2009: Sri Thyaga Brahma Gana Sabha is planning to start a music school for advanced learners of Carnatic music. This was announced by its president N. Krishnamoorthy at the the inauguration of the 30th ‘Isai, iyal, nataka vizha’ of the sabha.
Learn vocal music first, M.S.Gopalakrishnan tells aspiring violinists
10 Dec 2009: The fourth edition of the ongoing Samvada series took place at the Raga Sudha Hall on November 27, 2009. It was a conversation between veteran violinist M.S. Gopalakrishnan and Sriram Parashuram.
Margazhi Ragam is a huge break-through, says Mani Ratnam at the DVD launch function
06 Dec 2009: Film director Mani Ratnam has lauded the producers of Margazhi Ragam for translating an abstract art that is Carnatic music into a visual treat.
A lively presentation by Ravi Narayanan
06 Dec 2009: As part of the monthly Sunday kutcheri in the park organised by Sundaram Finance, Ravi Narayanan, a class IX student of Hindu Senior Secondary School, Indira Nagar, presented a mikeless kutcheri at the Nageswara Rao Park in Mylapore this morning.
Vaggeyakara Vaibhavam series to begin on December 10
04 Dec 2009: The ‘Vaggeyakara Vaibhavam' and RTP (ragam, thanam and pallavi) Series 2009 will get under way here on December 10. It will last till December 14.
DVD of Margazhi Raagam
04 Dec 2009: The ‘Special Collector's Edition' DVD of ‘Margazhi Raagam', earlier produced as a feature film with Carnatic vocal singers Bombay Jayashri and T.M. Krishna in a concert, will be released on December 6.
Chitravina Ravikiran, a Sachin Tendulkar of Carnatic music
03 Dec 2009: It was an unusual sight. It was, however, a pleasant one. The presence of three giants on the stage said it all. There were M. Balamuralikrishna, T.N. Seshagopalan and Umayalpuram K.Sivaraman.
Thyagaraja aradhana at Thiruvaiyaru on January 2
01 Dec 2009: The aradhana of saint composer Thyagaraja will be held at his samadhi on the banks of the Cauvery at Thiruvaiyaru from January 2-6.
Compositions on Lord Oppiliappan in 72 mela ragas released in book form
01 Dec 2009: A book on the presiding deity of Oppiliappan Temple in Kumbakonam was released here yesterday, Titled ‘Sri Oppiliappan Malargal’.
Dr. M. Balamuralikrishna and N.C. Soundaravalli to be honoured for their life-time contributions to the cause of Carnatic music
01 Dec 2009: Cometh the season, cometh the awards. Well, as one more music season is about to unfold, the Sabhas in the city have come out with awards’ lists.