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Margazhi Season 2009-2010
Academy votes Sanjay the best senior vocalist for season 2009-10
Sanjay Subramaniam gets the best senior vocalist award. S. Sowmya and T.M. Krishna get the senior outstanding vocalist awards. »
Music has to be approached with modesty, feel violinists
Vijayalakshmi & Krishnan

They are born into an illustrious family. They have imbibed a great tradition. They live by the shadow of this violin maestro. Not surprisingly, this sister-brother duo has a twin- responsibility of protecting the name and reputation of their guru-cum-father Lalgudi Shri G. Jayaraman. »
Innovative approach in Samarpan By Nrithya Pillai
One would have least expected to see elements that were present in Samarpan, the nearly two- hour Kuchipudi dance ensemble presented by Madhav Pedhi Murthy, Shobha Natrajan and six other talented young dancers. »
A well articulated concert by Ranjani & Gayatri By Sudha Jagannathan
Sisters Gayatri and Ranjani gave an absorbing concert for Narada Gana Sabha on the evening of December 26, 2009. Ranjani made a beautiful alap in Saranga Tarangini. »
A well-crafted exercise By Nrithya Pillai
The time-tested tale of Lord Krishna and his greatness was presented by Parvathi Ravi Ghantasala and troupe at the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan on December 11 »
Priya sisters sing melody to bid bye to 2009 By Sudha Jagannathan
The vocal concerts of Priya sisters are always melodious. They produce a soothing effect on the listeners. »
Yesudoss brings bliss to rasikas By Sudha Jagannathan
K.J.Yesudoss gave an exhilarating concert for Kartik Fine Arts at Narada Gana Sabha on December 10, 2009. He began the evening with “Sri vinayakam Smarami” in ragam Trilochana Priya. »
Vidhya Subramaniam plays the messenger well By Nrithya Pillai
Narada Gana Sabha saw Vidhya Subramaniam's bharathanatyam performance on a balmy Christmas morning (December 25). Aptly called "Thoodhu", the presentation showed different cases of messengers on the Indian scenario. »
Warming the hearts, the veena Gayatri way By Sudha Jagannathan
One could feel a sense of sanctity when E. Gayatri held a complete sway over the audience during her three-hour concert for Brahma Gana Sabha on December 20, 2009. »
A soul-stirring concert by Bombay Jayashri By Sudha Jagannathan
It is tough to reach the top. Tougher still is to remain atop. Having scaled newer peaks, Bombay Jayashri is alive to the arduous task ahead of her. »
A pristine recital by flautist-brothers Raghu & Ravi By Sudha Jagannathan
Flautist brothers S. Raghu & S. Ravi gave a fabulous concert on the evening of December 19, 2009 at Thyagaraja Vidwath Samjam, Mylapore. »
Mangalam Shankar serves a quality concert By Sudha Jagannathan
It was a quality concert. In terms of content, Mangalam Shankar served a rich fair as she gave a vocal concert for Sri Parthasarathy Sabha on the evening of December 22, 2009. »
A promising recital by Shreya Devnath By Sudha Jagannathan
She was classy. She sported that unmistakable Lalgudi brand. Young Shreya Devnath showed lot of promise, as she gave a violin concert for Sri Parthasarathy Sabha on December 19, 2009. »
A classical-cum-contemporary show by Shashank By K.T. Jagannathan
It was a controlled demonstration of his mastery. He had a complete sway over the gadget he held in his hands. As they bend to his blowing in quiet submission, the bamboo flutes produced fresh, vibrant and resonating music. »
An elegant concert by Sudha Ragunathan By Sudha Jagannathan
Sudha Ragunathan was in a fine form, when she gave a concert for Kartik Fine Arts on December 11, 2009. Sudha had a houseful audience at Narada Gana Sabha. »
An inspired concert by T.M.Krishna By Sudha Jagannathan
It was an inspired performance by T.M.Krishna for Karthik Fine Arts at Narada Gana Sabha on the evening of December 8, 2009. It was a houseful concert. »
T.V. Sankaranarayanan concert, a vibrant treat By Sudha Jagannathan
Age is a mere number as somebody said. Sangeetha Kalanidhi T.V.Sankaranarayanan sort of reiterated this with a high energy concert on the evening of December 9,2009 at the Narada Gana Sabha. »
A classy recital by Nityashree By Sudha Jagannathan
Nityashree Mahadevan held the audience captive for over three-and-a-quarter hour at the Sivagami Pettachi Auditorium on December 4, 2009. It was a fine start to the Margazhi music season. »
Aestheticism marks Srikantan’s concert By Sudha Jagannathan
Shri R.K. Srikantan’s concert at the Sivagami Petachi Auditorium on the evening of December 1, 2009 was fascinating and vibrant. That he agreed to give a concert on this evening showed the greatness of the grand old man of Carnatic music. »
Aruna Sairam sings unity message at Club Chola Concert By Sudha Jagannathan
A Carnatic music concert at Taj Coromandel! The occasion and the audience were unusual. Well, the concert was organized by Club Chola, a Murugappa Group outfit, for its wealth management clients. »
DVD of Margazhi Raagam
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 Dec 6. »
Vaggeyakara Vaibhavam series to begin on December 10
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. »
Dr.M.Balamuralikrishna and N.C.Soundaravalli to be honoured for their life-time contributions to the cause of Carnatic music
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. »
Osibisa oozes joyous music By Sudha Jagannathan
They came, rocked and moved out. Osibisa was a fitting finale for the 2009 edition of The Hindu Friday Review November Fest. On the evening of November 22, the Afro-rock band. »
Korean band Gong Myoung sings the language of joy By Sudha Jagannathan
It was a simple show but presented in an extraordinary way by the Korean band on the penultimate day of the Hindu November Friday Review Fest on November 21. »
O.S.Arun, Sanjeev Abhyankar serve heady music mix By Sudha Jagannathan
The jugalbandhi between O.S.Arun and Sanjeev Abhyankar on the third day of the Hindu Friday Review November Fest on 20, 2009 was a special one this time too for the Chennai audience. »
Merging styles, the Pandit Channulal Mishra way By Sudha Jagannathan
Channulal Mishra served a pristine treat at the Music Academy on the second day of the Hindu Friday Review November Fest on the evening of November 18, 2009 with his melodious voice. »
Abida Parveen Sings her way to win hearts By Sudha Jagannathan
It was an exhilarating evening. The Sufi singer from Pakistan Abida Parveen gave a rousing recital on the opening day of the Hindu Friday Review November Fest on November 17, 2009. »
Chess champion Viswanathan Anand to inaugurate annual festival of Music Academy
The 83rd annual conference and concerts of The Music Academy will get under way here at the T.T. Krishnamachari Auditorium on December 15, 2009 and will last till January 1, 2010. »
A web-based guide for December music season
Even as the music month is fast approaching, a Net-based guide to the season has gone live. The just-launched www.thedecemberseason.com is a website that offers concert schedules, transport rates, personalised calendars, sabha venue directions. »