Tag: Dr. Rama V. Bennur

Rashtriya Yuva Sangeetotsava-2018
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Rashtriya Yuva Sangeetotsava-2018

November 27, 2018

By Dr. Rama V. Bennur November of 2018 was unique with regard to music. Apart from celebrating the Kannada Rajyotsava, three music conferences marked the beginning of this month. While two conferences were held in Bengaluru, one was held in Mysuru. Karnataka Ganakala Parishat’s annual music conference and Veenatattva Prakashika-2, the second international Veena conference…

A classical treat by Vid. T.P. Vaidyanathan
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A classical treat by Vid. T.P. Vaidyanathan

October 15, 2018

By Dr. Rama V. Bennur Ganabharathi had arranged a concert  in memory of Vidu. Indira Vaidyanathan at Veene Seshanna Bhavana on Sept.28, by veteran Vid. T.P. Vaidyanathan. This concert revealed the artistes’ predilection for the authentic and time-honoured forms than fanciful flights. Lyricism and the bhava aspect dominated throughout in the concert. Vid. Vaidyanathan, an…

A Delightful Violin Trio
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A Delightful Violin Trio

October 2, 2018

By Dr. Rama V. Bennur The Hoysala Karnataka Sangha of Mysuru created a unique opportunity of listening to three generations of violin on the 17th of September 2018, at the Chandrashekarendra Saraswathi Bhavana at its premises. The father, son and granddaughter enthralled the audience with their melodious bowing. The most popular violinist of Mysuru Vid….

Festivity at Ganabharathi
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Festivity at Ganabharathi

August 22, 2018

By Dr. Rama V. Bennur Ganabharathi of Mysuru had all the reasons to rejoice. It was adding two more feathers to its cap. The Open Air Theatre was upgraded with a Gallery and a website of Ganabharathi was launched on the 27th of July.  Cultural programmes marked the two-day celebrations. MLA S.A. Ramdas launched the…

Tarangaa’s Melodious Flute Concerts
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Tarangaa’s Melodious Flute Concerts

July 23, 2018

By Dr. Rama V. Bennur ‘Tarangaa,’ the School of Flute, founded by Vidu. Smitha Srikiran, celebrated its 4th anniversary on the 7th and 8th of July 2018 at the Vasudevacharya Bhavana in city. Smitha Srikiran, under the banner Tarangaa, has been training students in India and abroad in Junior, Senior and Vidwat categories from about…

Promising experiments in music
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Promising experiments in music

June 29, 2018

By Dr. Rama V. Bennur History reveals that Mysuru has always encouraged wholeheartedly the new and experimental changes in the field of art. It has pioneered many changes in the music genre. The two recent concerts confirmed this. Jugalbandhis nowadays are stretching out their vistas. It is not necessarily between two kinds of instruments or…

‘Thaat’ system of Hindustani Music
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‘Thaat’ system of Hindustani Music

January 3, 2018

By Dr. Rama V. Bennur Swara Sankula, the Hindustani School of Music celebrates its annual day in a unique way. It always is a combination of fervour, information and education, thus making it interesting to every young and old disciples. It also motivates them to participate with enthusiasm. The thematic presentations throw light on many…

Rich Tribute to Muthuswami Dikshitar
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Rich Tribute to Muthuswami Dikshitar

December 12, 2017

By Dr. Rama V. Bennur A different variety of programmes marked Muthuswami Dikshitar’s Day at Ganabharathi of Mysuru on Nov. 25 and 26 at its Veene Seshanna Bhavana.  Prof. Vishweshwaran gave an erudite lecture demonstration on the 25th and vocalists and instrumentalists paid rich tribute to the great composer on the 26th. The topic of…

A musical feast
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A musical feast

December 7, 2017

By Dr. Rama V. Bennur Bhasange Balaga or Bhanuvara Sanje Geleyara Balaga celebrated its 9th anniversary on the 19th of November at Sri Vasudevacharya Bhavana. This Balaga, which started with the intention of spending the Sunday evenings in a meaningful way, has expanded its horizons by providing a stage to many art forms that include…

Remarkable Veene Seshanna Day
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Remarkable Veene Seshanna Day

November 28, 2017

By Dr. Rama V. Bennur The names Veene and Seshanna (1852-1926) are inseparable. His contribution to the field of Veena is remarkable. He was mainly responsible for spreading Mysuru’s galore of music in and out of India. It is believed that it was he, who is responsible for the famed ‘Mysuru Baani’ or style of…

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