Saturday, December 01, 2012

25th Winter Music Festival

Sruthi Laya Kendra 



25th Winter Music Festival 2012 0n 8th and 9th Dec

at Asthiga Samajam, Venus Colony, Alwarpet, chennai - 18. 


Award Function

8th Dec 2012 at 5.15 PM.

Sri KOOTHAPIRAN (Drama Artist)

Sri T.V. SANKARA NARAYANAN (Sangeetha Vidwan)

Chairman Kalakshetra Foundation
formar diplomat and governor of West Bengal

Inaugurates the festival and present Award and felicitates the artists

Sri Venkata Narasimhan Endowent prize to

Concert Details : 8-Dec-2012

Thaniavarthana concert by Palghat Sri T.R. Rajamani & V.Kamalakar Rao - Double  Mridangam

5.15 PM
Award Function

6.30 PM
Sri Vidhya bhooshana - Vocal, Vittal Sri Ramamurthy - Violin, Srimushnam Sri Raja rao - Mridangam, Sri V.Suresh - Ghatam

Concert Details : 9-Dec-2012

Sri Ganesh & Sri Kumaresh -  Violin Duet, Sri Ananda R. Krishnan  - Mridangam, Sri S.V. Ramani - Ghatam.

6.30 PM
Sri Abhishek Raghuram - Vocal, Mysore Sri Srikanth - Violin, Neyveli Sri Narayanan - Mridangam 

Entry Fee Rs. 30. Will be Donated to senior aged musician

MLA Concerts - Sruthi Laya Kendra 



in association with SRI KRISHNA GANA SABHA & KARTHIK FINE ARTS presents
MLA CONCERTS (Musicians Living Abroad)

21st & 22nd Concerts will be held at
Venue : Sri Krishna Gana Sabha, Kamakoti Hall, T.Nagar, Chennai - 600 017

21-Dec-2012 at 4:30pm
Ashwini Satish - Vocal (Singapore), Srividya R.S. Iyer - Violin, Sai Nivedan - Mridangam (Australia)

21-Dec-2012 at 6:30pm
Booshani Kalyanaraman - Vocal,  Dr.Jyotsna Srikanth - Violin (UK), Thirupathi Sudhakar - Mridangam

22-Dec-2012 at 4:30pm
Sreyas Narayanan - Vocal, A.G.A Gnanasundaram - Violin (UK), Sai Sarangan - Mridangam(Australia)

22-Dec-2012 at 6:30pm
Smt. Varalakshmi Anandakumar - Vocal, Nishant Chandran  - Violin (USA),  Kottayam G. Santhoshkumar - Mridangam

26th & 27th Concerts will be held at
Venue: Karthik Fine Arts  - Bharathia Vidhya Bhavan's Mini Hall, Mylapore - 600 004

26-Dec-2012 at 4:30pm
Aswin Srikant - Vocal (USA), K. Gokul - Violin (USA), Sai Shiv - Mridangam

26-Dec-2012 at 6:30pm
S. Srinivasan - Veena, Balaskandan - Mridangam (USA), Madipakkam Murali - Ghatam
27-Dec-2102 at 4:30pm
Mahadevan Sankaranarayanan - Vocal, Arun Ramamurthy - Violin (USA), M. Ravichandra - Mridangam (Australia)
27-Dec-2102 at 6:30pm
Akkarai S. Subalakshmi & Akkarai S. Sornalatha Violin Duet, Kirupakaran - Mridangam (UK), N. Guruprasad - Ghatam

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Be The Best on every Birthday . . .

It is common to celebrate special days like Birthdays and the New Year with some sort of function. This goes on year after year.

When a baby is born, it knows no desire. With every birthday, its age increases and so do its desires. In addition, the child slowly acquires a set pattern of habits and sometimes vices.

There is no limit to these desires and habits. As he ages, his wants and ambitions multiply in leaps and bounds. Thinking that this is the base of happiness, a man searches for more and more wealth, power and prestige, even when he is very old.

Actually, the reverse will lead to happiness. If , with each birthday, a man were to sacrifice at least one material want and one habit, this would give him more peace of mind and improve the quality of his life.

A musician's birthday could be viewed at a different angle. today we see very little variety in an artist's performance. People attain star status merely by repeating the same items and approaching their art with limited stuff and no great desire for enrichment. Instead of this, every musician could look at his birthday or a new year as a day for increasing his repertoire in some way. By doing thus, he would be growing musically year after year. Just as one gets more fulfillment in life by progressively reducing one's wants, a musician, by steadily increasing his repertoire, gets more mature, refined, and has better standing in the field.

Instead of being one in the crowd, he will now be standing out in the multitude as a role model for other artists.

Could this not be practiced by all musicians, young and old ?