Music Lovers Association, in association with Sri Thyagaraya Gana Sabha, is organizing Sangeet-Sanman, on 29th June, at Kala Subbarao Kala Vedika, the mini-hall of the Sri Thyagaraya Gana Sabha. The program, as the name suggests, is a combination of Hindustani instrumental music and a felicitation function.
Sayeed-ur-Rahman, of the All-India Radio, will start the proceedings with his sarangi solos, and will be accompanied by Hari Shankar Sharma on the tabla. This will be followed by a clarinet recital by Shabad Jalikiramulu, who will be accompanied by P Murali on the tabla. This program is from 6:30pm to 7:30pm.
The felicitation function happen from 7:30pm to 8:45pm. Music Lovers Association will be felicitating various eminent personalities including Sayeed-ur-Rahman (sarangi), A R Shanti Kumar (sarod), Sampath K Acharya (santoor), Shabad Jalikiramulu (clarinet) and P Madhusudhan (a multi-talented artiste whose skills include the sitar, tabla, harmonium, keyboard and vocals). The speciality of the first four personalities is that they are the only recognized players of their respective instruments in Hindustani music.
Dr. Rajesh Shyam Shukla, Chief Editor of a Hindi daily Swatantra Vaartha, will be the chief guest for the occasion. Dr. B C Upadhaya, Secretary (AP), Bar Association of India, will be the guest of honour. The other guest for the evening is Kala Venkata Dikshitulu, President of Sri Thyagaraya Gana Sabha.
Music Lovers Association was founded 8 years ago, and has so far organized numerous programs in Carnatic, Hindustani and instrumental music. The main aim of the association is to increase the number of classical music lovers. The only fee for all its members is their interest in the activities of the association. The hallmark event of the association is a special program called Veena Nanayagyam, which features 12 hours of music, from 8am to 8pm.
The association has also been organizing Sitar Samaroh for the past 5 years, which is a 3-day fest of instrumental music and involves the felicitation of various sitar and tabla artists. It also sometimes organizes ghazal programs and is looking forward to organizing demo lectures on music, so as to increase the awareness of classical music among the general public. MLA is a voluntary organization and is planning to hold one event every month, at Kala Subbarao Kala Vedika.
Entry to the event is free. Please contact D Devender at 2762-3552/99890-63502 for further details.