Mysore/Mysuru: The Sri Prasanna Vidya Ganapathi Mandali Charitable (SPVGMC) Trust is all set to host the 60th Heritage Music Festival at 8th Cross, V.V. Mohalla, in city from Jan. 6 to 26.
Announcing this at a press meet at Pathrakartara Bhavan in city this morning, Trust Patron and former MLA Vasu said that the Trust was started in the year 1962 as ‘Prasanna Vidya Ganapathi Mahotsava Sangha’ by Mahalingu, Raghothammadas, Nanjappa, G.P. Subbarao, Sriram Iyengar, Himamshu and other youngsters.
Speaking further, Vasu said: “In the initial days, they used to organise not only Classical Music programmes but also Orchestra by erecting shelter using coconut tree leaves and bamboos. Later, Soudaramma Venkatesh, Saroja Tulasidas Dasappa, Naganna and Rajamma C.R. Gowda joined hands to carry forward the activities of the Sangha which was in the year 1985 converted as Trust under the Presidentship of Tulasidas Dasappa with support from patrons like K.V. Murthy and K. Seetaram Rao. Later it was re-registered as ‘SPVGMC Trust’ in 2007 with R. Vasudeva Murthy as its President. After the passing away of R. Vasudeva Murthy and K.V. Murthy, M. Jagannath Shenoi as its President and myself (Vasu) as its Patron are leading the Trust.”
The Trust has kept the tradition of classical music alive by spotting and providing opportunities for new talent. Three generations of veterans have performed here and added to the prestige of this platform for the past 60 years.
It has been organising music concerts during the Ganesha Festival for 60 years. It has been giving rasikas in Mysuru, the opportunity to listen to and appreciate the best of Indian classical music from the top-most artistes of the land.
The Trust now has C.R. Himamshu as its Secretary and M. Lakshminarayana, N. Nagaraj, R. Gururaj, T.S. Venugopal, Shylaja, Amaresh Das, M.K. Sridhar, Vasanth and C. Cheluvaraju as a team.
The following Music Concerts have been organised as part of its 60th Heritage Music Festival every day at 6.45 pm:
- Jan. 6: Vid. T.M. Krishna – Vocal; Vid. Sheik Subhani and Vidu. Sheik Kaleeshabi – Nagaswara.
- Jan. 7: Vidu. Akkarai Subhalakshmi and Vidu. Akkarai Swarnalatha – Violin.
- Jan. 8: Vidu. S.V. Sahana – Veena.
- Jan. 9: Vidu. Jayanthi Kumaresh – Veena; Vid. Kumaresh – Violin.
- Jan. 10: Vid. Kunnakudi Balamuralikrishna – Vocal.
- Jan. 11: Vid. T.V. Gopalakrishnan – Vocal.
- Jan. 12: Pt. Venkatesh Kumar – Vocal.
- Jan. 13: Vid. Sandeep Narayan – Vocal.
- Jan. 14: Vidu. Lakshmi Nagaraj / Vidu. Indu Nagaraj – Vocal Duet.
- Jan. 15: Vid. Vijay Siva – Vocal.
- Jan. 16: Trichur Bothers — Vid. Krishna Mohan and Vidwan Ramkumar Mohan — Vocal Duet.
- Jan. 17: Pt. Praveen Godkhindi – Bansuri; Vid. Anil Srinivasan – Piano.
- Jan. 18: Vid. Vignesh Ishwar – Vocal.
- Jan. 19: Vid. Rithvik Raja – Vocal.
- Jan. 20: Vid. Abhishek Raghuram – Vocal.
- Jan. 21: Vid. Vivek Sadashivam – Vocal.
- Jan. 22: Vid. Sakethraman – Vocal.
- Jan. 23: Vid. Mysore Nagaraj and Vid. Dr. Mysore Manjunath – Violin Duet.
- Jan. 24: Vid. Hemmige Prashanth – Vocal.
- Jan. 25: Vid. N. Ravi Kiran – Chitraveena; Vid. Shashank Subrahmanya – Flute.
Everyday, Kavya Vaachana will be held between 5.30 pm and 6.30 pm.
Jan. 26: Sri Ganapathi Homa by Challakere Brothers and Poornahuti at 12.30 pm.