Dr. M. Balamuralikrishna concert to launch music festival

Carnatica and Sri Parthasarathy Swami Sabha are jointly organising the Bharat Sangeet Utsav from Oct 31 – Nov 9. An inaugural concert featuring Dr. M. Balamuralikrishna and Kaushiki Chakrabarty will be held on Oct 31 at 5 p.m. This will be followed by a special collaborative performance – “Light on the path”, by the Dhananjayans, vocalist Sikkil Gurucharan and pianist Anil Srinivasan.

Highlights include performances by Trichur Brothers, Priya Sisters and Dr. Nithyashree Mahadevan on Nov 1, an interactive mini kutcheri – 20/10 carnatic permier league and Aruna Sairam on Nov 2, Sanjay Subrahmanyan on Nov 3 and Saketharaman with Dr. Umayalpuram K. Sivaraman on Nov 4.

A Carnatic combo performance featuring Rithvik Raja/Prasanna Venkatraman will be held on Nov 5. This will be followed by a performance by T. V. Gopalakrishnan and jazz musician George Brooks (saxophone).

Other events include a jugalbandhi by O. S. Arun and Ronu Mazumdar (flute) on Nov 6 and performances by P. Unnikrishnan on Nov 7, Sudha Raghunathan and Vishaka Hari on Nov 8.

Udayalur Kalyanaraman Bhagavathar, Shenkottai Hari Bhagavathar and B. Suchitra (Harikatha) will perform at the valedictory function to be held on Nov 9. The festival ends with a grand finale by Subhashree Thanikachalam and group. All events will be held at Narada Gana Sabha, TTK, Alwarpet. Ph: 9444018269.



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