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Sri Thyaga Brahma Gana Sabha gets set for a new season
CHENNAI, December 1: The 38th Isai, Iyal and Nataka Vizha -2017-18 of Sri Thyaga Brahma Gana Sabha will begin here on December 9. Sri Jayendra Saraswathi Swamigal and Sri Sankara Vijayendra Saraswathi Swamigal of Kanchi Sankara Mutt will inaugurate the festival.The Kanchi acharyas will confer the title 'Vani Kala Sudhakara' on O.S. Thyagarajan (vocals), S. Varadarajan (violin), Thiruvarur Vaidhyanathan (mridangam), C.V. Chandasekhar (bharathanatyam) and V. Sreevathson (theatre). The inaugural function will be presided over by V. Shankar, Chairman of Sri Kanchi MahaswamiVidya Mandir, Chennai. The evening function will also see a bharathanatyam programme. Disciples of Himaja Ramsharan will perform 'Shanmugu Smaranam', a dance rectal on the compositions of Lord Muruga. The festival will run up to January 15, 2018.

The 29th Bharatham Festival -2018 of the sabha wil commence on January 2, 2018, and go on till January 31.

The concerts will be held at Vani Mahal, 103, G.N. Chetty Road, T. Nagar, Chennai - 17. Visit www.vanimahal.com for more details. For details, contact: 91 - 44 - 2815 2166.

Top-notch artistes such as Bombay Jayashri, Sanjay Subrahmanyan, K.J. Yesudas, Ranjani & Gayatri, Aruna Sairam, Abhishek Raghuram and Visaka Hari, among others, are slated to perform at this year's festival.This sabha is a popular one. For many a rasika in south Chennai, this one is a favourite spot during the season.