And if you do not know where Sundarayya Vignana Kendram is, we cannot think of a better time to find out.
Nada Bharathi is organising a Sangeet Sammelan from 4th to 11th December, at Sundarayya Vignana Kendra. Today, the 2nd day, B V Subba Lakshmi of Visakhapatnam will be presenting a Carnatic vocal recital, along with N C Anantha Krishna on the violin, Burra Sriram on the mridangam and Sridhara Chary on the ghatam.
Subba Lakshmi hails from a music family of veena vidhwans, and learnt Carnatic vocal from her mother Bandi Syamala Bala Subrahmanyam, a renowned Veena Vidhushi of Andhra Pradesh, and later on from Kokkanda Subrahmanya Sarma. Currently she is undergoing advanced training from Manda Sudha Rani from Vizag.
She has a PG in Music from the Potti Sreeramulu Telugu University, and a Sangeeta Alankar from Gandharva Mahavidyalaya. She is a B-Grade artiste of the All-India Radio.
Subba Lakshmi has performed extensively in all over AP at some of the renowned sabhas, like Nada Bharathi, Andhra Music Academy, Sree Rama Samajam (Kakinada), Sree Rama Gana Sabha and Sadguru Thyagaraja Sangeeta Sabha (Vizag), and Sangeeta Sanmandali (Vijayawada).
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 Prof Sudarshana Singh, Dean of the School Of Fine Arts, Telugu University. The entry to the festival is through invitations only. For invitations and further details, please contact P Srinivas Gopalan at 93910-44910.