On the occasion of the 164th birth anniversary of saint Thyagaraja, as well as the 34th anniversary of the samithi, Vignana Samithi is organising its annual Thyagaraja Aradhana Music Festival from 24th to 30th January at the Anand Nagar Community Hall, Khairatabad. On 29th January, Ch Kaivalya Kumar will present a Carnatic vocal recital at 6pm. The musical support will be provided by O Rajasekhar on the violin and P Srinivas Gopalan on the mridangam.
Ch Kaivalya Kumar learnt vocal from K Annapurna in Vijayawada initially, and is now under P V S Seshaiah Sastry in Hyderabad. He is a diploma holder in Carnatic vocal with distinction, and also has a certificate in Technical Teachers Training. He won the gold medal at the Annamacharya Kritis competitions conducted by the Tirumala Tirupati Devastanams. A B-grade artiste of the All India Radio, Kaivalya Kumar currently works as a music specialist at the Oakridge International School.
Vignana Samithi, which is in its 34th year of existence, tries to propagate classical music by organising music concerts every month. It provides a platform for upcoming artistes by giving them opportunities to perform, and at the same time, gets senior artistes to perform and conduct workshops. Many senior artistes have performed for the organisation including Dr. Balamurali Krishna, the Malladi Brothers, the Hyderabad Brothers and Sankaranarayanan.
Please contact Suri Venkateswarlu, Secretary of Vignana Samithi, at 2339-8743/2330-4253 for further details.