REVIEW FOR SICA'S 48TH ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF MUSIC & DANCE
The South Indian Cultural Association (SICA) is organising its 48th Annual Festival of Music & Dance from 10th to 16th March, at the Ravindra Bharathi auditorium. Many renowned musicians are performing during this week-long festival, as details below:
10th March 6:30pm - Violin duet recital by Lalgudi G J R Krishnan & Lalgudi Vijayalakshmi Accompanists: Kali Vara Prasad on mridangam and Vaikkom Gopalakrishnan on the ghatam
11th March 6:30pm - Flute recital by Shashank Accompanists: Patri Satish Kumar V V Ramana Murthy on the mridangam
12th March 6:30pm - Carnatic vocal by S Sowmya Accompanists: R K Sriram Kumar on the violin and Neyveli R Narayanan on mridangam
13th March 6:30pm - Carnatic vocal by O S Arun Accompanists: Kandadevi Vijayaraghavan on the violin, Thanjavur Mrurgabhoopathy on the mridangam, A Kiran Kumar on the tabla and Srirangam Kannan on the morsing
14th March 6:30pm - Andhra Natyam & Perini Tandavam by Kalakrishna & group
15th March 6:30pm - Carnatic vocal by Maharajapuram Srinivasan Accompanists: Parus M A Sundereswaran on the violin, Trivandrum Balaji on the mridangam and Nemani Somayajulu on the ghatam
16th March 6:30pm - Carnatic vocal by Madhurai T N Seshagopalan Accompanists: S D Sridhar on the violin and Trichur Narendran on the mridangam
SICA was founded in 1959 by Dewan Bahadur Aramuda Iyengar, the Finance Minister of Hyderabad's Nizam and a great patron of Carnatic music. The association has since organised more than 1,000 concerts. It has provided a basic platform for upcoming artistes like U P Raju and Nagamani, Mandolin Srinivas and the Malladi Brothers. It conducts workshops, felicitates artistes, and provides both moral and financial support to upcoming artistes. Dr S Chakravarthy, IAS, former Chief Secretary to the Govt. of AP, is the current President of the association, and R Chakrapani is the General Secretary.
Entry is by season tickets of Rs. 300 per head for members. For others, it is Rs. 500 per head. Please contact R Chakrapani at 2742-5374 / 98491-24675 or V Ramachandran at 92461-61420 for further details.