Saptaswara Cultural Organization is organising the Dakshina Bharatiya Sangeeta Navaratrotsavamulu from 2nd to 10th November, at the Kala Subbarao Kala Vedika, the mini hall of Sri Thyagaraya Gana Sabha. The nine-day festival has two music concerts daily, featuring special kritis of the Music Trinity (Thyagaraja, Muthuswamy Dikshitar and Syama Sastry), specially Dikshitar's Navagraha and Navavarna kritis.
On 5th Nov, the fourth day of the festival, Dr. S K Venkatachari will be performing a Carnatic vocal recital, the second recital for the day, starting at 7:30pm. Dr. Venkatachari is a Professor in the Department of Music at the Potti Sreeramulu Telugu University. He is an A-graded artiste of the All-India Radio and a recipient of the cultural scholarship from the Government of India. His father, Dr. S K Tirumalachari, was his first guru, and he now trains under Dr. Nookala Chinna Satyanarayana. He has performed at various places in the country.
Dr. Venkatachari is also the director of Pallavi Academy of Fine Arts, an institute at Habsiguda, where his sister, P B Krishna Bharathi, a Kuchipudi dancer and teacher, is the Principal. The institute, founded in 1987, teaches instrumental music, in addition to dance and Carnatic vocal music.
Dr. S K Venkatachari will be accompanied by O Rajashekar on the violin and Kapa Srinivasa Rao on the mridangam. Entry is free for everyone.
Please contact K S R Balakrishna Sastry at 99495-77618 / 94902-16650 for further details.