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.
Carnatica Brothers Shashikiran and Ganesh will be performing a Carnatic vocal concert on the inaugural day at 6:30pm, accompanied by Nagai Muralidharan on the violin, Tanjavur Murugabhoopathy on the mridangam and Nemani Somayajulu on the ghatam.
Grandsons of the legendary Gottuvadyam Narayana Iyengar, Shashikiran and Ganesh are cousins who sing as the vocal duo Carnatica brothers. The Carnatica brothers stormed the Carnatic music world at the age of 2 as child prodigies.
They have performed in India and in USA, UK, Canada, Australia, Singapore, Malaysia and UAE. They now have an experience of over 3,500 concerts, lectures, demonstrations, jugalbandhis and fusion concerts. They have been accompanied by senior musicians including Sangeeta Kalanidhi Umayalapuram Sivaraman, Sangeeta Kalanidhi T.K.Murthy, Sangeeta Kalanidhi Vellore Ramabhadran, Guruvayur Durai, Mannargudi Easwaran, Thiruvarur Vaidhyanathan, Srimushnam Raja Rao, K V Prasad, Trichur Narendran and Kamalakar Rao on the mridangam and M S Anantharaman, Nagai Muralidharan, M A Sundareswaran and V V Ravi on the violin.
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.