There's so much classical on in town, you can hear one concert in another. Today's edition of Nada Bharathi still stands out.
Nada Bharathi is organising a Sangeet Sammelan from 4th to 11th December, at Sundarayya Vignana Kendra. Today, the 6th day, K Vandana of Tirupati will be presenting a Carnatic vocal recital, along with K Venkata Krishna on the violin, K Chaitanya Ramesh on the mridangam and T P Balasubramanyam on the ghatam.
Vandana is a highly talented musician of AP. She learnt vocal from the renowned Manda Sudharani, and is a B-High grade artist of AIR. She has performed at Chennai, in addition to all over Andhra Pradesh. She has won several awards and prizes, such as Sri LSRK Award, the first prize in the National RTP Festival, the Young Musician Talent Award and the Dhurvasula Bhagavanula Gold Medal. She is also a recepient of the Merit Scholarship from the Ministry of Tourism.
She has a PG in Music and a diploma in vocal from the Andhra University, Vizag. She is currently working in the S V College of Music and Dance, Tirupati, as a vocal lecturer. Two of her cassettes, namely Sri Rama Taranga - Balakanda (2 volumes) and Kalyana Gopalam, were recently released.
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 Sailaja Suman, Director, Marketing, Prasara Bharati. The entry to the festival is only through invitation. For invitations and further details, please contact P Srinivas Gopalan at 93910-44910.