December season buzz

SAFE launched its 16th edition of its music fest at Sastri Hall, Luz. It honoured gurus T V Goapalakrishnan, V. Subrahmanyam and Trichy Sankaran on the opening evening (photo on right). Concerts are held every evening and are open to all.

A mini musical festival of Namasankeer-thanatarangams of pujyasri narayana tirtha will be held from Dec. 9 to 11at Sringeri Pravachana Mandiram located at 9, Sringeri Mutt Road, R. A. Puram. Concerts will be held from 5 p.m. onwards. Open to all.

Music Forum and Sruti magazine present ‘lec dem mela’ on manodharma in Carnatic music at Arkay Convention Center, Luz from Dec.10 to 12 at 9 a.m. onwards.
Admission free but by prior registration must. For registrations call: 93810 23173 / 94441 23645 or email:

The annual Isai Natya Nataka Vizha of Narada Gana Sabha will be inaugurated from Dec.16 by Pujya Sri Prema Pandurang, Kshetropasana.
Prof. S. R. Janakiraman will be conferred the title Nadhabrahman. The senior musician award will be awarded to Kamala Murthy. For details call 2499 3201.

Sri Parthasarathy Swami Sabha, in organising its December music festival (Isai Vizha) from December 15 to January 3 at Vidya Bharathi, 55 Bheemasena Garden Road, Mylapore. The festival will be inaugurated by Govinda Ramanuja Chinna Jeer swamigal at 6 p.m. on Dec.15. For details call 94447 01446.

Sruthi Laya Kendra is organising its 24th winter music festival at Asthiga Samajam, Venus Colony, Alwarpet on Dec. 10 and 11. Concerts will be held from
4.15 p.m. onwards.
Chennai Fine Arts is conducting its 9th Vaggeyakkara Vaibhavam, Visesha Vadyanubhava and Yuvakala Vaibhavam festival from Dec. 21 to Jan 1 at Gokhale Sastri Hall, Mylapore.  For details call 2442 5445.

Sri Mannargudi Sambasiva Bhagavathar Cultural Trust is celebrating the 11th anniversary on Dec. 11 at 6 p.m. Senior musicians will be awarded. Justice
R. S. Ramanathan, Judge, Madras High Court will be the chief guest.

Naadhabrahman is having its 10th year art festival at Sangeetha Raga Mahothsavam till Dec.18 at P. S. School Hall, Mylapore. from 4.30 p.m. onwards. Open to all.

The Mylapore Fine Arts Club is holding its diamond jubilee year Art Festival at its premises from Dec.11 to Jan 17. Concerts will be held daily from 9 a.m. onwards.
For details contact the sabha at 2499 7755.

MusicUniv presents a 3-day festival from Dec. 17 to 19.
The focus is on the three basic aspects of music – melody, harmony and rhythm.
Each day will feature a prominent artist from different genres (Hindustani, Western Classical/Contemporary and Classical Dance) in a lecture-concert format, followed by a discussion led by a prominent Carnatic vocalist. It will be held between 9 a.m. and 12 noon at Sivagami Petachi Auditorium, Luz Church Road. Shubha Mudgal is the guest on day one. For details log on to or call 98405 67913 / 4350 4050.