Thursday, December 23, 2010
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Monday, December 20, 2010
Saturday, December 18, 2010
Thursday, December 16, 2010
Sunday, December 12, 2010
Sriram Guruswamy's photos from the above concert.
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
Here is my schedule for this year's season.
09/12/2010 Kartik Fine Arts (Narada Gana Sabha auditorium)
11/12/2010 Jaya TV (Chettinad School auditorium)
15/12/2010 Brahma Gana Sabha (Sivakami Petachi Auditorium)
17/12/2010 Bharat Kalachar
19/12/2010 Vani Mahal
20/12/2010 Narada Gana Sabha
22/12/2010 Indian Fine Arts (German Hall)
23/12/2010 Music Academy
25.12/2010 Krishna Gana Sabha
26/12/2010 Kalarasna (Rani Seethai Hall)
28/12/2010 Parthasarathy Swamy Sabha (Vidya Bharathi kalyana mandapam)
29/12/2010 Tamil Isai Sangam
02/01/2011 Rasika Fine Arts (Jaigopal Garodia School, Postal Colony)
05/01/2011 Bhairavi Gana Sabha (Vidya Bharathi kalyana mandapam)
December 1 was really looked forward to every year. The list of concerts in every sabha would be out. In the seventies when I was still learning the violin my interest was primarily in seeing who my guru's sons were accompanying at the academy. I think for a few years L Subramaniam played for KVN and L Shankar played for Madurai Somu at the Academy. I still remember the concert at the Academy, where L Shankar was playing for Madurai Somu. CS Murugabhoopathy was on the mrudangam. The RTP was in the raga Swarnangi. As L Shankar began his turn of the alapana and moved on to the upper shadja, Somu stopped and asked him to play a bit more in the panchamam range! The advent of the internet and publishing of online schedules makes it that much less interesting to go through the Dec 1st newspaper, but there are still people who do that. The other day I was at a friend's house and this doctor came up to me and asked me how many concerts I was singing this year. I have known him for so many years and he has never bothered to ask me this in the past. I guess recent declarations by some about cutting down prompted him to ask me this! Anyway I just said that he can always count the number once the schedules are out and his response was "Yes, I can see it on the newspaper on December 1st !!"