If the opening day yesterday was an indicator, there seems to be only one way this festival is going - and the path is littered with ecstasy.
Nada Bharathi is organising a Sangeet Sammelan from 4th to 11th December, at Sundarayya Vignana Kendra. Today, the 2nd day, V Tulasi Viswanath of Rajahmundry will be presenting a Carnatic vocal recital, along with P Nanda Kumar on the violin, P Jaya Bhaskar on the mridangam and B Janardhan on the ghatam.
Tulasi Viswanath is an accomplished vocalist who underwent training from Annavarapu Ramaswamy, a renowned top-ranking violin vidhwan, under the guru sishya parampara. She is an A-grade artiste of the All India Radio, and has been performing in AIR and DD concerts in National and South Zone programs. She has won several prizes, and performed in many prestigious sabhas all over the country. Currently, she trains many young students in the field of classical music.
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 S V Ramana Murthy, Inspector General of Police. The entry to the festival is only by invitation. For invitations and further details, please contact P Srinivas Gopalan at 93910-44910.