If you miss them tonite, you can catch them again tomorrow. If you are smart, you will catch them both times.
Nada Bharathi is organising a Sangeet Sammelan from 4th to 11th December, at Sundarayya Vignana Kendra. Today, the 6th day, the Vishnubhatla Sisters of Vijayawada will be presenting a Carnatic vocal duet, along with Durga Bhavani on the violin, B V S Prasad on the mridangam and K Shyam Kumar on the Kanjeera.
The Vishnubhatla Sisters, Saraswati and Krishnaveni, hail from a family of musicians who were introduced into the field of music by their mother Lalitha, a vocalist. After their initial training from their mother, they had advanced training under the legendary musician N C Krishnamacharyulu. They are both A-grade artistes of the AIR, having featured regularly in many concerts of both AIR and Doordarshan. They have also learned Hindustani music from Pandit J V S Rao.
They have performed at various music sabhas in India, and also some abroad. Saraswati is a PG in Music and is currently a staff artiste of the AIR. She is married to B V S Prasad, a talented mridangam vidhwan of the AIR. Krishnaveni is a science graduate, well-versed with the veena, in addition to vocal. She is currently a lecturer in the Govt. College Of Music And Dance, Vijayawada. She had conducted a workshop in music at the Pittsburg Venkateswara Temple, USA.
Nada Bharathi was started in 2000 by a renowned mridangist, Yuva Sangeeta Bharathi Paravastu Srinivas Gopalan, who hails from a family of classical musicians. The basic objective of the organisation is to preserve, promote and propogate all forms of classical music, by increasing awareness through regular concerts.
Since its inception, it has conducted more than 500 concerts, concentrating not only on Carnatic music, but also on Hindustani music. The organisation has organised musical concerts of renowned vocalists, violinists, mridangists, flautists and vainikas.
The Chief Guest for the evening is A K Goel, IAS, Principal Secretary to the Govt., Planning Department. The entry to the festival is only through invitation. For invitations and further details, please contact P Srinivas Gopalan at 93910-44910.