Well, a lawyer vocalizing in the interiors of Madras High Court sure is vastly different from what he's set to do in town today.
The Hyderabad Chapter of SPIC-MACAY (Society for Promotion of Indian Music And Culture Amongst Youth) is organising a festival of Indian classical music and dance, "Virasat 2010
", from 7th to 17th August, at various venues in the city.
The 11-day festival will feature the following stalwarts - Pt. Hariprasad Chaurasia, Pt. Vijay Ghate, Ustad Abdul Rashid Khan, Kavita Dwibedi, T V Sankaranarayanan, Mysore Brothers, Pt. Vishwa Mohan Bhatt, Prof. Uday Bhawalkar, Dr. Teejan Bai, Dr. Nookala Chinasatyanarayana and D Balakrishna.
Renowned Carnatic vocalist from Chennai T V Sankaranarayanan will be performing on 14th August, 12 noon, at the Aurora Business School.
T V Sankaranarayanan was born into a musical family in 1945 in Mayavaram. His maternal uncle was the vocalist Madurai Mani Iyer. TVS got his training from his father T S Vembu Ayyar, as well as from Madurai Mani Iyer.
TVS started singing with his father when he was 15. He was initially set to become a lawyer, and even enrolled in the Madras High Court as an advocate in 1967. But he finally decided to become a musician, and started giving concerts in 1968.
TVS owes his popularity to the style developed by his guru and uncle. He usually sings krithis that were favorites of Madurai Mani Iyer. He has received several awards in his long career, including the Padma Bhushan from the Govt. of India, and the title of Sangeetha Kalanidhi in 2003.
SPIC MACAY is a voluntary, non-profit, apolitical and non-governmental student participatory movement founded in 1977. It aims to conserve and promote an awareness of Indian culture among the youth of India, through a focus on the classical arts.
SPIC-MACAY has chapters in over 300 towns and cities all over the world. It organizes concerts, lectures, demonstrations, informal discussions and seminars, all hosted by local chapters of the organization. The Hyderabad Chapter is one of them.
Entry to the concerts is free, and is on a first-come-first-served basis. Please contact Lata Mani at 93475-53161 or Ashish at 94901-22248 for further details.