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Carnatic concerts at Satyam theatre!
CHENNAI: Innovation is the name of the name. Come December, Carnatic music buffs in the city of Chennai will, for the first time perhaps, have an opportunity to listen to live concerts at a prime theatre. »
Ahead of December season, Jayanthi Kumaresh honoured with Indira Sivasailam Endowment Medal
CHENNAI, October 12: The ninth Indira Sivasailam Endowment Medal was bestowed upon Saraswathi Veena artiste Dr. Jayanthi Kumaresh at the annual Indira Sivasailam Endowment Concert here today. »
Chennai gearing up to celebrate 128th birth anniversary of Papanasam Sivan
CHENNAI: It is celebration time. And, the city of Chennai is gearing up to celebrate the 128th birth anniversary of Papanasam Sivan. »
Indira Sivasailam Foundation to host Anwesha on October 7
CHENNAI, September 21: Anwesha - Quest for the best, is hosted by The Indira Sivasailam Foundation as a prelude to the annual Indira Sivasailam Endowment Concert. »
Dhananjayans to host special event on October 2 mark the golden jubilee of Bharata Kalanjali
CHENNAI, September 18: Bharathanatyam exponents V. P Dhananjayan and Shanta Dhananjayan are hosting an event here to commemorate 50 years of Bharata Kalanjali, an academy founded by them. »
The Maharajapuram Santhanam Foundation to honour thavil maestro Thiruvalaputhur T.A. Kaliyamurthy
CHENNAI, September 17: The The Maharajapuram Santhanam Foundation has decided to honour thavil maestro Vidwan Thiruvalaputhur T.A. Kaliyamurthy with the annual memorial award. »
RaGa sisters team up with Ambi Subramaniam for a fusion project
CHENNAI, September 15: The RaGa sisters (Ranjani and Gayatri), leading Carnatic vocalists, have joined hands with "the new king of Indian classical violin", Ambi Subramaniam, for a fusion project titled "Cray Little Thing Called Chakravakam". »
Lifetime Achievement Award for Ghatam artiste T.H.Vinayakram
CHENNAI: The Music Academy has decided to honour senior ghatam artiste T.H. Vinayakaram a Special Lifetime Achievement Award. »
Indira Sivasailam Endowment Medal for Jayanthi Kumaresh
CHENNAI, September 11: Noted veena artiste Dr. Jayanthi Kumaresh will be honoured with the Indira Sivasailam Endowment Medal this year. »
14-year-old Thushara makes a mark at Sunday Kutcheri in the Park
CHENNAI, September 11: Amidst chirping birds and falling leaves, 14-year-old R. Thushara, a class X student of PS Senior Secondary School, presented a lively Mikeless Kutcheri on the morning of the first Sunday of this September month. »
Aruna Sairam to get Sangita Kalanidhi Award
CHENNAI, July 15: Senior Carnatic vocalist Aruna Sairam has been chosen for the Sangita Kalanidhi Award this year by The Music Academy. »
An experience to cherish in a musical journey
CHENNAI, July 12: Mohan Swaminathan is veritably an example for many senior citizens. In his late seventies, he still retains the joy-de-vivere of life with a capital L. Like many of his ilk, he goes for his morning walks regularly even in the height of enervating heat of Gurgaon where temperatures hover in the forties. »
U.S. kid Aadhya Sridharan makes a mark at park concert
CHENNAI, July 12: As part of the monthly Sunday Kutcheri in the Park organized by Sundaram Finance, 12-year-old Aadhya Sridharan, a class VIII student of Valley Academy, Phoenix, Arizona, U.S., presented a mikeless kutcheri on the morning of July 1. »
Music could bring a "sense of melodious balance" in a world of emotional turbulence, says Venkaiah Naidu
CHENNAI, March 17: In an increasingly conflict-ridden world, music can provide the much-needed soothing touch, said Venkaiah Naidu, Vice-President of India. »
DKP - a pure Kanchi pattu
Vocalist Chong Chiu Sen (Sai Madhana Mohan Kumar) pays his tribute to D.K. Pattammal, whose centenary celebrations have just got under way with the Vice-President, Mr. Venkaiah Naidu, formally presiding over an inaugural function in Chennai on March 17, 2018. »
Sudha Ragunathan turns teacher, strikes the right chord with students at New Jersey
NEW JERSEY, March 11: As we recover from a spell of two bomb cyclones within a week here at New Jersey, a recent musical shower has brought in a meditative peace amongst the students of music in Northeast. »
Vice-President to flag off D. K. Pattammal centenary fete
CHENNAI, March 8: The D. K. Pattammal birth centenary celebrations will begin here on March 17. Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu is likely to flag off the celebrations on March 17. The year-long celebrations will continue till her 100th birthday on March 19, 2019. »
Kalidas Samman award for Lakshmi Viswanathan
CHENNAI, March 8: Bharatanatyam dancer Lakshmi Viswanathan has landed the prestigious Kalidas Samman award this year. »
Efforts on to restore Dikshitar's house in Varanasi
CHENNAI, March 7: An effort is under way now to identify and restore the house where Muthuswamy Dikshitar, among the Trinity of Carnatic music, lived in Varanasi. »
Shwetha delights park audience with Thyagarajar kritis
CHENNAI, March 7: As part of the monthly Sunday Kutcheri in the Park organized by Sundaram Finance, 11-year-old K Shwetha Charan, a class VI student, presented a lively Mikeless Kutcheri on the morning of March 4 between 7 a.m. and 8 a.m. at the Nageswara Rao Park in Mylapore. »
Maharajapuram Viswanatha Iyer Acharya Award for Tanjore R. Kumar
CHENNAI, January 7: Tanjore R. Kumar has been chosen for the Maharajapuram Viswanatha Iyer Memorial Award. Mysore Nagamani Srinath will be honoured with the Maharajapuram Viswanatha Iyer Acharya Award. »
Sunday Kutcheri in the Park completes 12 years
CHENNAI, January 7: The monthly Sunday Kutcheri in the Park, organised by Sundaram Finance, has completed 12 years today. It was launched in February, 2006. »
Radha Vishwanathan is no more
CHENNAI, January 3: Carnatic vocalist Radha Vishwanathan is no more. She died in Bengaluru last night. She was 83. »
60 kids to feature in park concert during Mylapore festival
CHENNAI, December 25: Sixty students (aged below 15 years) will present Kutcheri in the Park organised by Sundaram Finance Ltd. (SFL) from January 4, 2018 as part of the four-day Mylapore Festival 2018. »
Muscat born twins Shruti & Sahana to release coffee-table book on Muthuswami Dikshitar compositions
CHENNAI, December 15: Muscat born twins Shruti and Sahana are Masters in music production technology and innovation & global entertainment and music business, respectively, from Berklee College of Music, Boston, MA (Valencia Campus). »
Music festival at Peyalwar Sannathi at Triplicane gets under way
CHENNAI, December 14: The annual December music festival is currently under way at the Peyalwar Sannathi at Triplicane here. »
Lec-dem on ragas handled by Thyagarajar
CHENNAI, December 14: Dr. Arivandan Ranganathan will give a lecture-cum demonstration on ragas handled by Saint Thyagarajar. »
Now comes 'Kovaiyal Thiruvaiyaru'
CHENNAI, December 12: Thiruvaiyaru goes to Kovai and that too in December! Well, that is what the textile city of Coimbatore is gearing up for. For the first time ever, the Coimbatore city is set to witness a musical extravaganza in the month of Margazhi. »
Akshara makes a mark at Sunday Park concert
CHENNAI, December 10: As part of the monthly Sunday Kutcheri in the Park organized by Sundaram Finance, Akshara Ashok, a class VII student of Vidya Mandir, presented a lively one-hour ‘mikeless kutcheri’ one the morning of December 3. »
Sri Thyaga Brahma Gana Sabha begins music festival by honouring 5 artistes
CHENNAI, December 9: The 38th ‘Isai Iyal Nataka Vizha’ of Sri Thyaga Brahma Gana Sabha got under way here on Saturday. Sri Jayendra Saraswathi Swamigal and Sri Sankara Vijayendra Saraswathi Swamigal of Kanchi Mutt inaugurated the festival. »
Sruti Pattabhi Raman Memorial Concerts to be held on Dec. 31
CHENNAI, December 8: Mr. Bhaskar Ramamurthi, Director of IIT Madras, will be the guest of honour at the annual Sruti Pattabhi Raman Memorial Concerts. »
Yathiraja Mutt head to inaugurate Sri Parthasarathy Sabha music festival begins on Dec. 16
CHENNAI, December 8: The 117th annual music festival of Sri Parthasarathy Sabha will get under way here on December 16. The festival will go on till January 4, 2018. »
Bala Vidhwan Bavani to be held in Mylapore on January 1
CHENNAI, December 6: Sri Sumukhi Rajasekharan Memorial Foundation will organize a 'Bala Vidhwan Bavani' here on January 1, 2018. »
Ilaiyaraaja to inaugurate annual Academy festival on December 15
CHENNAI, December 5: Maestro Ilaiyaraaja, a well-known name in the world of Tamil cinema, will inaugurate the 91st annual conference and concerts of The Music Academy here on December 15. »
When Kalam heads to MS home...
T.M. Krishna has the uncanny ability to stay in the limelight. His sense of timing is perfect. Ahead of every annual music season, he has found himself in news pages. »
Sruti joins hands with Karnatic Music Forum to host Lec-Dem Mela on Deceber 9
CHENNAI, The two-day Lec-Dem Mela 2017, jointly organised by Sruti Magazine and Karnatic Music Forum, will begin here at the Arkay Convention Centre (R.H. Road, Chennai-4), on December 9. »
Brahma Gana Sabha art festival begins on December 3
CHENNAI, December 2: The December Art Festival - 2017 of Brahma Gana Sabha will get under way here tomorrow. The Governor of Tamil Nadu, Mr. Banwarilal Purohit, will inaugurate the festival. »
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 Parthasarathy Swami Sabha ropes in top artistes for lec-dem series
CHENNAI, December 2: Like in the past, Sri Parthasarathy Swami Sabha will hold a lecture-cum-demonstration series during this music season too. The lec-dem sessions will be held daily at 8.30 a.m. at Vidya Bharathi, Mylapore. »
When Chennai honours artistes...
CHENNAI, December 1: December is not just a season for enjoying unlimited music. It is also a much-awaited month for recognizing enduring works of classical artistes. »
Maharajapuram Santhanam Memorial Award for Ganesh & Kumaresh
CHENNAI, December 1: Violin duo R.Ganesh and R. Kumaresh were presented with the annual Maharajapuram Santhanam Memorial Award at a function here recently. »
As a new season gets under way, Chennai firm Tandem Consulting launches music app
CHENNAI, December 1: If December comes, can music be far behind? Even as the people of Chennai are gearing up for the annual music season, a city-based company has launched a cultural app that could be a welcome utility tool for Carnatic music buffs. »
Music pitches Chennai in UNESCO list of creative cities
CHENNAI, November 8: Even as it is gearing up for yet another music season in December, the City of Chennai has already gone on celebratory mode. For, it has just been included in the list of UNESCO Creative Cities. »
Sundaram Finance holds Navarathri Special Kutcheri in the Park
CHENNAI, September 26: As part of the annual ‘Navarathri Special’ Kutcheri in the Park series, Sundaram Finance organised a three-day ‘Mikeless Kutcheri’ between Friday and Sunday (22nd to 24th September) at the Nageswara Rao Park in Mylapore. »
Indira Sivasailam Endowment Concert, an integral part of Navaratri festivities, says Music Academy chief
CHENNAI, September 22: The eighth Indira Sivasailam Endowment Medal was conferred on the violin duo Lalgudi Krishnan and Lalgudi Vijayalakshmi at the annual Indira Sivasailam Endowment Concert here on Friday evening. »
Indira Sivasailam medal Lalgudi G.J.R.Krishnan and Vijayalakshmi
CHENNAI, August 22: The Indira Sivasailam Endowment Fund was established in 2010 by Ms. Mallika Srinivasan, Chairperson, Tractors and Farm Equipment Ltd. (TAFE), as a tribute to her mother late Indira Sivasailam, a disciple and patron of traditional art forms, especially Carnatic music. »
The Art of bringing Hitham to special kids
CHENNAI: It was a beautiful name given for an evening congregation. It was an event to tell a special story to a kind audience by a courteous team comprising talented artistes. Sanmathi - the special evening - was indeed a rendezvous with Carnatic vocalist Bombay Jayashri and others who are engaged in the service of bringing the special features of the special children to limelight. »
Hitham Trust of Bombay Jayashri to share its journey at Sanmathi on July 29
CHENNAI, July 17: Hitham Trust, founded by Carnatic vocalist Bombay Jayashri to help unlock the treasures of Carnatic music to all children, is organizing an evening congregation called `Sanmathi' to share its experience and journey thus far. »
Sangita Kalanidhi for Chitraveena N. Ravikiran, Nritya Kalanidhi for Lakshmi Viswanathan
CHENNAI, July 16: Chitraveena N. Ravikiran has been chosen for this year’s Sangita Kalanidhi award. »
Keerthana makes a mark at Park Kutcheri
CHENNAI, July 5: As part of the monthly Sunday Kutcheri in the Park organised by Sundaram Finance, 14-year-old S Keerthana presented a lively mikeless kutcheri at the Nageswara Rao Park in Mylapore. »
Search for new director begins at Kalakshetra
CHENNAI, May 11: The Ministry of Culture at the Centre has set in motion the process of selecting a new director for Kalakshetra Foundation, an institution for artistic endeavour. »
Ashwin makes an impression at park concert
CHENNAI, May 8: Fourteen-year-old K.R. Ashwin, a student of Maharishi Vidya Mandir, Kilpauk, presented a lively one-hour mikeless kutcheri on Sunday morning (May 7). The concert was held between 6.30 a.m. and 7.30 a.m. at the Nageswara Rao Park in Mylapore. »
Sudha Ragunathan teams up with EFI to launch 'Project Amruthavarshini'
CHENNAI, April 22: Environmentalist Foundation of India (EFI) has roped in leading Carnatic musician Sudha Ragunathan to promote a unique water conservation programme. »
Concert series in Kanchipuram Varadaraja Swamy temple to celebrate 1,000th year of Ramanuja
CHENNAI, April 13: The temple town of Kanchipuram will play host to a series of Carnatic music concerts spread over nine days as part of Sri Ramanujar 1,000th year celebrations. »
Musical extravaganza begins at Cleveland
CLEVELAND, April 11: The annual Cleveland Thyagaraja Festival has commenced. »
Vinayaka Natyalaya hosts largest roller skating Bharathanatyam dance recital, sets record
CHENGALPATTU, April 3: Vinayaka Natyalaya, a dance school run by Meenakshi Raghavan (alias Priya Raghavan), has created a record of sort by organizing a unique Bharathanatyam programme. »
Nellore kid makes a mark at Sunday Park Kutcheri
CHENNAI, April 2: For the first time, a school student from Andhra Pradesh came all the way from Nellore to present the Sunday Kutcheri in the Park at the Nageswara Rao Park in Mylapore as part of the monthly mikeless kutcheri organised by Sundaram Finance. »
Now, a book on compositions of Dr S. Ramanathan
SINGAPORE, April 2: A book on ‘Compositions of Sangita Kalanidhi Dr S. Ramanathan’ has just been released. »
Guruguha Ratna title for Sankaran Namboodiri
CHENNAI, March 30: The Guruguha Ratna title will be conferred on vocalist Sankaran Namboodiri here at a function being organised by Saradhi in association with Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan. »
Talk on "Navagraha Kshetrams"
CHENNAI, March 30: Chitra Madhavan will deliver a talk on "Navagraha Kshetrams" around Chennai on April 2. »
SPIC MACAY to hold Bharatnatyam workshop session in three government schools in Bengaluru
BENGALURU, March 29: SPIC MACAY, a society for promotion of Indian classical music and culture amongst the youth, has teamed up with the Ministry of Culture, Government of India, to organize workshop demonstrations for government school children. »
Balar Chithirai Kalai Vizha at Mylapore to feature competition for kids
CHENNAI, March 28: Sri Sumukhi Rajasekharan Memorial Foundation is gearing up to celebrate yet another edition of “Balar Chithirai Kalai Vizha''. »
SPIC MACAY to host Bombay Jayashri concert on April 4 in Bengaluru
BENGALURU, March 28: The Bengaluru chapter of SPIC MACAY will host a vocal concert of Bombay Jayashri Ramnath here on April 4. »
Aikya 2017 to bring Sudha Ragunathan and Aruna Sairam under one platform
CHENNAI: Even as the country is celebrating 70 years of independence, city-based Global Adjustments Services Pvt. Ltd., a multi-service provider, has decided to bring under a common platform, for the first time perhaps, the two `show-stoppers' in the world of Carnatic music for its annual fund-raiser concert under the banner of Aikya. »
Veda Samskruti Samiti to hold seminar on Samskritam, sangeetam, naatakam & naatyam
CHENNAI, March 10: Hyderabad-based Veda Samskruti Samiti is an organisation dedicated to the preservation of vedas, vedic culture and Hindu dharma. »
Nominations sought for Kalasagar Award
CHENNAI, March 9: Kalasagar is gearing up to celebrate the 93rd birth anniversary of its founder, Kalamandalam Krishnankutty Poduval (1924-1992), on May 28. »
Ettayapuram akhandam of Guruguhaamrta on March 12
CHENNAI, March 8: Guruguhaamrta is a non-profit organisation devoted to the propagation of the legacy of Muthuswami Dikshitar. It conducts its annual akhandam of Dikshitar kritis at Ettayapuram in Tuticorin district of Tamil Nadu. »
Academy of Universal Global Peace honours flautists Raghu & Ravi
CHENNAI, March 7: The Academy of Universal Global Peace has honoured flautist-brothes S. Rahu and S. Ravi by conferring on them an honorary degree of doctor in social works. »
Pranav makes mark at Park concert
CHENNAI, March 6: As part of the monthly Sunday Kutcheri in the Park organised by Sundaram Finance, 12-year-old Pranav Arcot, a Class VII student of Hari Shree Vidhyalayam, presented a lively vocal Carnatic music performance at the Nageswara Rao Park in Mylapore. »
Krishna Gana Sabha Endowment Award for Mohiniattam artiste Rekha Raju
CHENNAI, December 21: Dr. Rekha Raju, a leading exponent of Mohiniattam, has landed the prestigious Krishna Gana Sabha Endowment Award. »
Dr. M. Balamuralikrishna passes away
CHENNAI, November 22: We regret to announce that Dr. M. Balamuralikrishna, an iconic figure in the world of Carnatic music, is no more. He was 86. He breathed his last at his residence in Chennai. Carnatic musicians and the rasikas alike are shell-shocked at the news of his demise. »
Indira Sivasailam Concert has become a signature event, says Music Academy chief
CHENNAI, November 7: The RaGa Sisters – Ranjani and Gayatri – on Friday, were conferred the seventh Indira Sivasailam Endowment Medal and Citation at the annual Indira Sivasailam Endowment Concert. »
Sudha Ragunathan revives MS memory at UN
CHENNAI: For this star Carnatic musician, October 2 this year was a day to cherish. On the birthday of the Mahatma Gandhi (October 2), declared as International Non-Violence Day, the United Nations UN Postal Administration unveiled a commemorative stamp of Bharat Ratna late M.S. Subbulakshmi to mark the 50th anniversary of her performance at the UN in 1966. »
Meghadootam 2016 - Art of Loving
CHENNAI, September 29: “Meghadootam 2016, The Cloud Messenger of Kalidasa, was a fund-raiser for the children with learning disability and autism spectrum disorder. It was hosted by Sankalp Trust at Mutha Venkata Subarao Auditorium in Lady Andal School here on September 24. Sankalp, a registered non-profit trust, supports these children. »
MIPR policy paper makes out a case for seeking UNESCO Living Heritage Status for Mylapore
CHENNAI, September 27: United Nations Body UNESCO (United Nations Education, Science and Cultural Organisation) has defined intangible cultural heritage or living cultural heritage as ``traditional, contemporary and living at the same time. Intangible cultural heritage does not only represent inherited traditions from the past but also contemporary rural and urban practices in which diverse cultural groups take part”. »
Indira Sivasailam award for Ranjani & Gayatri
CHENNAI, September 13: Vocalists Ranjani and Gayatri, popularly known as RaGa sisters, have been chosen for the prestigious Indira Sivasailam Endowment Medal and the Concert this year. »
Ashwath Narayanan, Charumathi Raghuraman get Kalki Award
CHENNAI, September 13: Vocalist Ashwath Narayanan and violinist Charumathi Raghuraman have been chosen for the Kalki Krishnamurthy Memorial Award. »
Ramon Magsaysay Award for T.M. Krishna
CHENNAI, July 27: Carnatic vocalist T.M. Krishna has been chosen for the prestigious Ramon Magsaysay Award. The list of awardees was announced by the Foundation on Wednesday. Mr. Krishna has been chosen for his contribution to "social inclusiveness in culture." »
Sangita Kalanidhi for violinist A. Kanyakumari, Sangita Kala Acharya for Malavika Sarukkai
CHENNAI, July 24: The Music Academy has chosen violinist A. Kanyakumari for the prestigious Sangita Kalanidhi title this year. The executive committee has unanimously chosen her for its coveted award,” said N. Murali, President of Academy. »
Ambattur Visakaa Irai Isai Perava to hold music competition
CHENNAI, July 12: Ambattur Visakaa Irai Isai Peravai Trust will hold its annual music competition as part of its 15th year celebrations.
The music competition will be held on August 7 at Sathsangam, Sathsangam Street, next to Karur Vysya Bank, Ambattur. »
No art can survive without patronage: Padma Subrahmanyam
Addressing a packed audience that had collected at The Music Academy here on Friday last to listen to a collaborative concert titled "To Sir, With Love’’, a tribute to violin maestro Lalgudi G. Jayaraman, she traveled down memory lane. »
Bombay Jayashri to lead homage concert to guru Lalgudi Jayaraman on July 1
CHENNAI, June 21: A collaborative concert titled ``To Sir, With Love’’ is being organised to pay homage to violin maestro Lalgudi G. Jayaraman. The concert will be held on the evening of July 1 at The Music Academy. »
A lively concert by Ayshwarya
CHENNAI, May 1:Twelve-year-old V.U.M Ayshwarya, a student of Modern Senior Secondary School, Nanganallur, presented a lively one-hour mikeless kutcheri on Sunday morning from 6.30 a.m. in front of an informal gathering at the chess square of the Nageswara Rao Park in Mylapore here. »
Sangeet Natak Akademi Award for C V Chandrasekhar
NEW DELHI, April 24: The General Council of the Sangeet Natak Akademi, the national academy of music, dance and drama, has elected C V Chandrasekhar as Sangeet Natak Akademi Fellow (Akademi Ratna). »
Yuva Puraskar Award for Shijith Nambiar & Parvathi Menon
NEW DELHI, April 24: The General Council of Sangeet Natak Akademi has selected 32 artistes who have made a mark as young talents in their respective fields of performing arts for Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar 2015. »
A musical evening for special kids
On April 6, 2016, vocalist Bombay Jayashri and her disciples sang for a small but special audience. The concert was remarkable for its noble intention to emphasise the World Autism Awareness Day. »
Sri Saraswathi 72 Melakarta chakra, an easy tool to learn music
CHENNAI, April 1: An IIT-Madras Post-Graduate, L.S. Ramesh, has designed an innovative Carnatic music chakra titled `Sri Saraswathi 72 Melakarta chakra'. »
Hitham, We CAN & Aalaap join hands to host musical event for differently-abled in Chennai on April 6
CHENNAI, March 30: Hitham Trust is an initiative promoted by Senior Carnatic vocalist Bombay Jayashri. It is born out of her deep desire to make a difference to society through the medium of music. »
Dhavani to host 3-day festival in Ohio to celebrate centenary of MS
OHIO, March 25: Dhvani India Performing Arts Society of Central Ohio is a non-profit organisation. It is focused on art as education, entertainment as well as a way of enriching one's lives. »
ABHAI to hold summer camps
CHENNAI, March 25: Association of Bharatanatyam Artistes of India (ABHAI) is gearing up to holds it annual abhiviriddhi shalla. The idea is to hone one's skill in this art form. »
Spring festival in Houston too to celebrate MS centenary
HOUSTON, March 25: The two-day annual spring festival of Classical Arts Society of Houston will begin here on April 2. The festival will spread out into two centres. »
'Ghatamphony' in Chennai on March 31
CHENNAI, March 25: Come Thursday (i.e. March 31), the city will witness a unique `Ghatamphony'. It will feature an unusual concert with 50 Ghatams in play. »
Book, CD on compositions of Kalyani Varadarajan to be released in on March 26
CHENNAI, March 17: A book on the compositions of late Kalyani Varadarajan of Mumbai is set to be released released in the U.S. on March 26. »
Sri Sumukhi Rajasekharan Memorial Foundation to hold Balar Chithirai
Kalai Vizha

CHENNAI, March 17: As a part of its annual “Balar Chithirai Kalai Vizha”, Sri Sumukhi Rajasekharan Memorial Foundation is planning to conduct a total of 18 competitions for kids, children and youth. »
Applications sought for Citi - NCPA scholarship for advanced training in
Indian music

CHENNAI, March 16: The National Centre for Performing Arts (NCPA) offers scholarships to talented young musicians through its special scholarship scheme. Every year, the NCPA offers the NCPA-CITI Scholarship for Indian music. »
Chicago Tyagaraja Utsavam to begin on May 28
CHICAGO, March 15: Chicago Tyagaraja Utsavam is gearing up to celebrate its 40th anniversary this year. The celebrations will be spread over a nine-day period. »
Chitravina Ravikiran embarks on mission to set music for Tirukkural verses
CHENNAI, January 13: Chitravina N Ravikiran has begun his record-creating exercise to set music for the entire 1,330 Tirukkural verses of Tamil poet and philosopher Tiruvalluvar in just 50 hours. He has commenced this work at the International Institute of Tamil Studies, CIT Campus at Taramani here. »
Sunday Kutcheri in the Park completes 10 years
CHENNAI, January 11: Fifteen children, all disciples of Dr. Subha Ganesan presented a lively Mikeless Kutcheri at the Nageswara Rao Park here on Sunday last. The concert was held between 7 a.m. and 8 a.m. They were accompanied on the Violin by G Vagadeeshwar, and on the Mridangam by K.S. Ramakrishnan. »
Citi teams up with NCPA to offer scholarship for music students
MUMBAI, December 14: The National Centre for the Performing Arts in association with Citi India has announced the ‘Citi - NCPA Scholarship for Indian Music’. »
Maharajapuram Ganesh’s Experimental Album set for Digital Launch
CHENNAI, December 11: Carnatic vocalist Maharajapuram S. Ganesh Viswanathan has teamed up with music director Sundar Siva to launch an experimental album. »
Chennai to host event on 05 Dec 2015 to celebrate 80th birthday of Umayalpuram Sivaraman
CHENNAI, December 02: A day-long programme is being organized to celebrate the 80th birthday of veteran Mridangam artiste Umayalpuram K. Sivaraman here on 05 Dec 2015 »
Narada Gana Sabha to honour T.V. Sankaranarayanan
CHENNAI, December 01: Narada Gana Sabha will honour senior vocalist T.V. Sankaranarayanan with the title `Nadhabrahmam’ when it kick-starts its annual Isai Natya Nataka Vizha on 12 Dec 2015. »
Narada Gana Sabha to honour T.V. Sankaranarayanan
CHENNAI, December 01: Narada Gana Sabha will honour senior vocalist T.V. Sankaranarayanan with the title `Nadhabrahmam’ when it kick-starts its annual Isai Natya Nataka Vizha on 12 Dec 2015. »
Paalam to hold Lec-Dem Festival
CHENNAI, December 01: The city will play host to festival of a different kind.»
Academy Dance fest to begin on 03 Jan 2016
CHENNAI, December 01: The annual dance festival of The Music Academy will commence here on 03 Jan 2016»
'Gaana Padhmam’ title for O.S. Thiyagarajan, Dhananjayanns to be honored with 'Naatya Padhmam'
CHENNAI, December 01: The nearly-month-long art festival of Brahma Gana Sabha will begin here at the Smt. Sivami Pethachi Auditorium on December 3. »
'Vani Kala Sudhakara' for Ranjani & Gayathri
CHENNAI, December 01: If Sri Parthasarathy Swami Sabha has decided to honour Priya sisters with the title `Sangeetha Kalasarathy’, Sri Thyaga Brahma Gana Saba has chosen the RAGA sisters (Ranjani and Gayathri) for the honour.»
'Sangeetha Kalasarathy' for Priya Sisters
CHENNAI, December 01: The 115th year December Music Festival of Sri Parthasarathy Swami Sabha, the oldest sabha in the city, will commence here on December 13.»
Music Academy bets Big on young Artistes
CHENNAI, December 01: The 89th annual conference and concerts of The Music Academy will get under way here on December 16, 2015.»
Music Grips the Air as December Revisits Chennai
CHENNAI, November 30: With December arriving, Carnatic music lovers in Chennai are gearing up for a season of enjoyable and elevated experience. »
Maharajapuram Viswantha Iyer Memorial Award for Violinist M. Subramonia Sarma & Mridangist Kamalakar Rao
CHENNAI, November 30: Violin Vidwan Sri M. Subramonia Sarma and Mridangam Vidwan Sri Kamalakar Rao have landed the Maharajapuram Viswantha Iyer Memorial Award. »
Margazhi Bala Utsavam
CHENNAI, November 30: Sri Sumukhi Rajasekharan Memorial Foundation will celebrate the 14th year “Margazhi Bala Utsavam” by hosting a total of 18 competitions based on the Mylapore tradition and culture. »
Kiranavali Lands Project Grant from Art Centre in Philadelphia
CHENNAI, November 30: Carnatic vocalist and Chitravina player, Kiranavali Vidyasankar, has landed a prestigious project grant from The Pew Center of Arts & Heritage, a premier funding organization in the Philadelphia area, where she currently resides. »
Lec-Dem on Music Appreciation
CHENNAI, November 30: Carnatic Music Rasikas are a group people who regularly attend Carnatic concerts. And, they are always keen to learn more about concerts in order to enjoy them better.»
Isai Peroli Title for Trichur Brothers
CHENNAI, November 30: Kartik Fine Arts will kick-start its 41st Margazhi Utsavam at Narada Gana Sabha Main Hall here on December 1 at 5.30 p.m. President of Narada Gana Sabha Shri R.Krishnamoorthy will inaugurate the festival»
Bombay Jayashri teams up with 'TV' Varadharajan for Music-Drama on 'Sri Thyagarajar'
CHENNAI, November 30: She is versatile. And, she has the uncanny knack of keeping herself ever busy. »
Tribute to a musical wizard
CHENNAI, September 19: It has taken a while for me to reconcile with the fact that the wizard of mandolin is no longer with us to enthrall and mesmerise us with his wizardry. »
ToI Award for Bombay Jayashri's mother Seetha Subramaniam
CHENNAI, September 01: Smt. Seetha Subramaniam, mother of renowned Carnatic vocalist Bombay Jayashri, receives the 'Mothers of India' Award instituted by Naturals Salons in association with the Times of India. »
Sangita Kalanidhi for Sanjay Subrahmanyam, Alarmel Valli to get Natya Kala Acharya Award
CHENNAI, June 21: The Music Academy has decided to confer on senior vocalist Sanjay Subrahmanyam the prestigious ‘Sangita Kalanidhi’ title this year. »
T.M. Krishna vows not to sing at Chennai’s December Music Season
CHENNAI, June 11: In what is considered a daring act, Carnatic musician T.M. Krishna has declared that he will not be singing in Chennai’s December music season. »
Ghatam artiste E M Subramaniam is no more
CHENNAI, April 23: We regret to announce that eminent Ghatam artiste E M Subramaniam is no more. A quiet legend in every respect, he died of multiple organ failure this morning in a private hospital in Chennai. »
Twaang to release audio book on Lalgudi Jayaraman
CHENNAI, April 22: Twaang, an Indian music app for smartphones with 120,000 users around the world, is releasing an audio book titled "A tribute to Lalgudi Jayaraman" on April 22 to mark his 2nd death anniversary. »
Varsha's impressive show at Park Kutcheri
CHENNAI, April 17: As part of the monthly Sunday Kutcheri in the Park organised by Sundaram Finance, 14-year-old Varsha, a Class X student of Chettinad Vidyashram, presented a lively vocal Carnatic music performance on the morning of April 5 at Nageswara Rao Park in Mylapore. »
Bombay Jayashri to offer digital course in talam
CHENNAI, April 8: `Shruthi Mata, layam Pita’, it is said. Time sense is very important in every activity we do. And, talam is the fulcrum for good music. Not surprisingly, teachers often take pains to emphasise the need for maintaining `kalapramanam’ in music. »
Andhra Pradesh Government to set up academy to promote Kuchipudi
HYDERABAD, March 1: The Andhra Pradesh Government is planning to set up an academy for the promotion of Kuchipudi, says a PTI report. »
Suguna Purusothaman is no more
CHENNAI, February 25: We regret to announce that noted Carnatic vocalist and teacher Suguna Purusothaman is no more. She died here on Wednesday, after a battle with cancer. »
Remembering S. Rajam
CHENNAI, February 04: A function is being organized here on February 8 (Sunday) to remember Sangita Kala Acharya S. Rajam. It will be held at Narada Gana Sabha Mini Hall here. And, the function will commence at 6 p.m. »
Sunday Kutcheri in the Park enters 10th year
CHENNAI, February 01: The monthly Sunday Kutcheri in the Park organized by Sundaram Finance on the first Sunday of every month has entered the 10th year. »
Sri Sathguru Sangeetha Samajam to honour Bombay Jayashri and
Gayathri Venkataraghavan

MADURAI, February 01: Sri Sathguru Sangeetha Samajam will honour Carnatic vocalist Bombay Jayashri with the title ‘Madhurakala Praveena’on February 10. »
Sudha Ragunathan set to turn film music composer
CHENNAI, February 01: Senior Carnatic vocalist Sudha Ragunathan is set to turn composer for film music. She will score music for a couple of films directed by Vasanth. »
Unto Lord Narayana, I dedicate all the acts that I perform: Sudha Ragunathan
CHENNAI, January 29: Senior Carnatic vocalist Sudha Ragunathan has vowed to "strive hard to do justice to the responsibilities" placed on her. »
Shekhar Sen to head Sangeet Natak Akademi
NEW DELHI, January 29: Eminent singer Shekhar Sen has been appointed the new Chairman of the Sangeet Natak Akademi, the country's premier institution for the performing arts. »
`Visesha Kala Poshakam Utsav’ to begin on February 2
CHENAI, January 28: Sri Sumukhi Rajasekharan Memorial Foundation will host the annual `Visesha Kala Poshakam Utsav’ here on February 2. It will go on till February 6. »
Brindavan hosts two-day Carntic music festival in New Jersey to raise funds for Chennai school V- Excel Education Trust
NEW JERSEY, January 27: Brindavan, a youth-run non-profit organization based in New Jersey, held its second annual youth Carnatic music festival here on January 17 and 18. » & Madhuradhwan to host workshop on Jan 31
CHENNAI, January 27: & Madhuradhwani have come together to conduct a first-of-its-type workshop at Arkay Convention Centre here Mylapore on January 31.It will feature Chitravina N Ravikiran. And, it will commence at 6 p.m. »
Padma Bhushan for Sudha Ragunathan, Padma Shri for Kanyakumari
CHENNAI, January 25: Senior Carnatic vocalist Sudha Ragunathan has been chosen for the prestigious Padma Bhushan award by the Central Government on the eve of the 66th Republic Day. »
Lavani & the Tanjore link
CHENNAI, January 21: Bombay Jayashri Ramnath gave a lecture-cum-demonstration for the Music Academy on the morning of December 31, 2014. The lec-dem was on Bahattara mela ragamalika of Lavani Venkata Rao. She presented it beautifully by giving instances from the history of music and Lavani tradition of Maharashtra. »
Multi-media presentation on frame drums, kanjira on January 26
CHENNAI, January 20: Violinist Dr M Lalitha has been presenting a series of episodes on `Musical Instruments in Divinity’- a thematic multi-media presentation featuring different instruments, each month. »
'Spirit of Mylapore’ Award goes to oldest Mridangam shop
CHENNAI, January 19: The oldest Mridangam shop on Mathala Narayanan Street has been chosen for Sundaram Finance’s `Spirit of Mylapore’ Award. »
Maharajapuram Santhanam Memorial Award for 7 artistes
CHENNAI, January 19: The Maharajapuram Santhanam Foundation will present the "Maharajapuram Santhanam Memorial Professional Excellence Award’’ to seven veterans in the Carnatic music field for their contributions and service to this art form. »
Dhvani to promote Indian performing arts in Colombus
OHIO, January 19: A new non-profit organization has come into being here to promote and encourage Indian performing arts in this part of the world. »
Lalgudi Trust and Krutagnya Trust to hold day-long 'Violin Vaibhavam' in Chennai on January 4
CHENNAI, January 2: The Lalgudi Trust and Krutagnya Trust have teamed up to organize, for the first time ever, a 'Violin Vaibhavam' here on January 4 (Sunday). 'Violin Vaibhavam' is an exclusive violin festival for youth. The event will be held at Srinivasa Sastry Hall here in Mylapore. »
ISRO chief calls for preserving slow temp in Carnatic music
CHENNAI, December 15: We live in a speed age. And, there is an innate sense of hurry in whatever we do. Every one appears to be on a fast-lane. This is indeed a cause for serious concern. The Chairman of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), Mr. K. Radhakrishan, articulated this concern while inaugurating the 88th annual conference and concerts of The Music Academy here this evening. »
Nedunuri Garu, a superb teacher too
Carnatic music is continuously losing some of the greatest musicians each year, and with a saddened heart, I come to know that Sangeetha Kalanidhi Nedunuri Krishnamurthy passed away in Vishakapatnam after a serious cancer attack. »
Supriya impresses at Park Kutcheri
CHENNAI, December 08: As part of the monthly open-air Sunday Kutcheri in the Park organized by Sundaram Finance, Class VII student P Supriya presented a lively one-hour mike-less Kutcheri. »
Nedunuri Krishnamurthy passes away
CHENNAI, December 08: We regret to announce that senior vocalist Nedunuri Krishnamurthy is no more. He died early this morning at his residence in Visakhapatnam residence after a brief illness.
He is survived by his son and two daughters. »
A soul-stirring Sufi journey
CHENNAI, December 05: Devaniya School of Kathak presented a soul-stirring show “Sufiana Andaz” at Narada Gana Sabha here on November 20, 2014.The 90-minute show, featuring 110 students from the dance school, presented the Sufi journey of love, passion and compassion through a bouquet of eight dance sequences. »
2nd Melharmony festival at Oregeon brings Tyagaraja, Mozart alive
ORGEGON (WI), December 03: The Tyagaraja-Mozart Melharmony festival organized by Indian Music Circle of Wisconsin and Arohana School of Music brought two all-time-great composers from two different parts of the world – Tyagaraja (1767 - 1847) and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 – 1791) - on the same platform via Melharmony, a new age music pioneered by Chitravina N Ravikiran. »
Sri Parthasarathy Swami Sabha to honour Vijay Shiva with Sangeetha Kalasarathy title
CHENNAI, December 01: The 114the music festival of Sri Parthasarathy Swami Sabha will get under way here on December 14. As usual, it will be held at Vidya Bharati, Beemasena Garden Road, Mylapore. »
Singapore Indian Fine Arts Society to hold Chennai Festival from Dec 8
CHENNAI, December 01: During December, all roads lead to only one destination! Inevitably, they all converge on Chennai. Well, the Singapore Indian Fine Arts Society, too, is here for the season. It will hold its Chennai Festival 2014 at The Music Academy. »