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Sagacious sense of aesthetics
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Sagacious sense of aesthetics

October 10, 2019

On the concluding day of the music series at 8th Cross, V.V. Mohalla, brothers Hemantha and Heramba gave a flute recital. These lads are the most promising flautists in the Karnatak music scenario today. The twins have just graduated (BE in Information Science). They learnt flute from A.V. Prakash of Mysuru initially and have been…

Stunningly Innovative
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Stunningly Innovative

September 28, 2019

By Dr. Padmavathi Narasimhan T.M. Krishna is a celebrated star in classical music. On the 13th day of the Heritage Music Festival at 8th Cross, V.V.Mohalla, the street was overflowing with Karnatak music connoisseurs and eager listeners waiting patiently to hear his music. The expectations ran high, as the reasons are many. Some eccentric features…

Compelling & cogent adaptation of ‘Manteswamy’
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Compelling & cogent adaptation of ‘Manteswamy’

September 25, 2019

By Horeyala Doreswamy Manteswamy and ‘Male Mahadeshwara’ are the two major folk epics popular in the old Mysuru region of Karnataka. These two unique oral folk epics have been kept alive by professional singers who sing and narrate story of their deity with snake shaped tanti vadya, a string instrument, along with finger cymbals or…

NarasimhanTreading the Guru’s Path
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NarasimhanTreading the Guru’s Path

September 25, 2019

By Dr. Padmavathi On the 12th day of the Music Festival at 8th Cross, V.V. Mohalla, Saketharaman sang with B.U. Ganesh Prasad on violin, Dr. Umayalpuram K. Sivaraman on mridanga and Guruprasanna on kanjira. Saketharaman is one of the regular artistes who have been performing for this Heritage Music Festival since many years. He is…

VPAC to host Pallavotsava in city from tomorrow
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VPAC to host Pallavotsava in city from tomorrow

September 24, 2019

Vasundhara Performing Arts Centre (VPAC) Trust, Mysuru, has been conducting four main festivals in a year for the last 33 years. Pallavotsava is conducted to encourage young and upcoming artistes from different parts of India, between the age group of 15 to 35 years. This Festival is open for all Indian Classical art forms. This…

Displaying purity in Pathantara
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Displaying purity in Pathantara

September 23, 2019

By Dr. Padmavathi Narasimhan Sandeep Narayan sang under the aegis of SPVGMC Trust on the 11th day of the music series. He was accompanied by the mridanga legend Umayalapuram Sivaraman on mridanga, U. Ganesh Prasad on the violin and Giridhara Udupa on the ghata. Sandeep is endowed with a rich voice timbre and good tonal…

Echoing the Mentor’s Style
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Echoing the Mentor’s Style

September 19, 2019

By Dr. Padmavathi Narasimhan Senior vocalist Sangeetha Kalanidhi T.V. Shankaranarayan performed on Sept.9 at 8th Cross, V.V. Mohalla. He was accompanied on violin by Nagai Sriram, mridanga by Tumkur B. Ravishankar and ghata by Sharat Kaushik. Shankaranarayan’s music is never stale. It is always lively and full of energy, which is transferred to the audience….

Jayanthi-Kumaresh most expressive and adept
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Jayanthi-Kumaresh most expressive and adept

September 18, 2019

By Dr. Padmavathi Narasimhan On Sept.8 at 8th Cross Heritage Music Festival organised by Sri Prasanna Vidya Ganapathi Mandali Charitable (SPVGMC) Trust, couple Jayanthi Kumaresh and Kumaresh gave a duet with Ramana Hari Kumar on mridanga and Guruprasanna on kanjira. On the occasion, Kumaresh was honoured on his receiving the Sangeeta Natak Academy award this…

Vijay Siva – A traditionalist’s music
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Vijay Siva – A traditionalist’s music

September 13, 2019

By Dr. Padmavathi Narasimhan On the 4th day of the Music Festival at 8th Cross, V.V. Mohalla, Vijay Siva gave a vocal recital with his younger brother Manoj Siva on mridanga, Trivandrum Sampath on violin and G.S. Ramanujam of Mysuru on ghata.  Unstinted devotion to traditionalism, utter conviction, distinct clarity in diction, and a total…

For a Rasika Rains don’t Ruin…
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For a Rasika Rains don’t Ruin…

September 13, 2019

Sri Mysore B. Nagaraj curated the 39th edition of Articulate Festival for Articulate Trust for Arts at Veene Seshanna Bhavana in city on Aug. 18 as part of every month 3rd Sunday concert series to a packed hall. The festival started with a pandanallur style of Bharatanayam by Spoorthi Aurobbindo, her inaugural choice was a…

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