The Sharada Cultural Trust is presenting its 18th Annual Cultural Festival and 161st Aradhana of Satguru Saint Thyagaraja Swamy, from 26th January to 3rd February, at the Keyes High School for Girls, Secunderabad. The 9-day festival will feature music concerts daily at 6:30pm by many renowned musicians such as R Santanagopalan, Kumaresh & Ganesh, the Chinmaya Sisters, Pantula Rama, Rajani & Gayathri, S P Ram and R Suriya Prakash.
Today, the inaugural day, Neyveli R Santanagopalan will be performing a Carnatic vocal concert. He will be accompanied by Peri Srirama Murthy on the violin, D S R Murthy on the mridangam and Nemani Somayajulu on the ghatam.
Neyveli R Santhanagopalan is a versatile musician who learnt music under the tutelage of illustrious gurus like Chembai C S Ananthamani Bhagavathar and Srirangam Ranganathan. He had intensive gurukulam education under the maestro Madurai T N Seshagopalan, which helped him blossom into the artiste that he is today.
A musician steeped in tradition and yet highly creative and innovative, Santhanagopalan is known for music that is deeply evolved around bhakthi and bhava, and yet is attractive and entertaining. A notable feature of his concerts is Visranthi, the ability to present his music in a perfect kalapramana, with a very relaxed attitude, making for a memorable listening experience.
He is a regular in all the major music halls in the Carnatic music circuit. He is a recognized Grade A artiste on All-India Radio and Doordarshan. He has frequently toured India and outside, presenting concerts to big applause. He was conferred upon the titles Isai Peroli by Kartik Fine Arts, Vanikala Sudhakara by Thyaga Brahma Gana Sabha, Nada Bhooshanam by Shanmukhananda Sabha, Delhi, and Vidhwan and Asthana Vidwan by the Sringeri Math.
The entry is free. Please contact Sharada Krishnan at 2786-0680/2780-1662/92461-54482 for further details.