If you don't know what's the next best thing to learning from Saint Thyagaraja himself, here's a chance to find out. For, this is the day when kids of the Thyagaraja Gana Sabha music school perform!
Thyagaraja, a great saint and an ardent devotee of Rama, composed numerous kritis and dedicated them to the Lord. Each of his kritis, embellished with meaningful works and melodious swaras, has captivated scores of people.
Every year, homage is paid to the saint through the annual Thyagaraja aradhana held at his birthplace Thiruvaiyuru in Tamil Nadu and at other parts of the country, in January and February. This year, the 155th Aaradhana festival of Sadguru Sri Thyagaraja Swami is being celebrated at the Sri Thyagaraja Gana Sabha for a 9-day period. The program schedule for the eighth day is as follows:
9.00am - 11.00am
Vooncha Vruthi - Nagara Sankeerthana by 'Maha Mahopadhyaya' Kollegal R Subramanyam
5.00pm - 6.00pm
Nadaswaram by C K Suryanarayana and party
6.00pm - 7.00pm
Vocal recital by the students of Sri Thyagaraja Gana Sabha Music School
7.00pm - 7.30pm
Veena recital by Malladi Santa Murthy
8.00pm - 9.00pm
Vocal recital by 'Maha Mahopadhyaya' Kollegal R Subrahmanyam
Sripathi Rajeshwar Rao (Sasana Sabha) will be the chief guest on the occasion. Please contact 763-8241 for further details.