Sri Chandrasekharendra Sangeeta Educational Society is presenting its 11th Annual Cultural Festival & the 143rd Aradhana of Satguru Thyagaraja
, from 17th to 21st February, at Keyes Girls High School.
The 5-day cultural festival will feature several upcoming artistes - Sruthi Sriram, T Aishwarya, Polipeddi Katyayani & Nalini and Dhulipala Sisters Swathi & Soumya - as well as senior artistes - Carnatica Brothers Sashikiran and Ganesh, O S Arun, Bombay Sisters C Saroja & C Lalitha, R K Srikantan, Sundari Janakiraman and T M Krishna.
On the last day of the festival, i.e. on 21st February at 6:30 pm, Sangeeta Vidwan T M Krishna will be performing a Carnatic vocal recital. He will be accompanied by R K Shriram Kumar on the violin, Kali Vara Prasad on the mridangam and V Anirudh Athreya on the kanjeera.
Krishna started learning music from a very early age, under Vidwan Seetharama Sarma, and later took a special training in Ragam-Thanam-Pallavi, under Changalpet Ranaganathan. He was under the guidance of late Dr. Semmangudi Srinivasa Iyer for more than 7 years.
He has several awards and titles to his credit. He has performed all over the country and in several countries abroad. Besides being a musician of acclaim, Krishna is a teacher, composer, researcher and author. He co-authored many books, the latest being in 2007, titled 'Voices Within', written as a tribute to 7 great musicians.
Sri Chandrasekharendra Sangeeta Educational Society was founded in 2000, to impart and spread Carnatic vocal music to music lovers of all ages. It was established by S Chandrasekhar, a renowned vocalist, who has a diploma in Carnatic vocal music. He teaches about 50 students, both young and old. Every Sunday, he also teaches Annamacharya Keertanas from 3pm to 5pm, free of cost to anyone eager to learn. The society also organises various music concerts of local upcoming and established artistes, and renowned classical musicians from Chennai.
The entry to the festival is free. Please contact S Chandrasekhar, Secretary of Sri Chandrasekharendra Sangeeta Educational Society, at 2780-5161 / 98661-87955 for further details.