PREVIEW FOR VOCAL CONCERT BY G V PRABHAKAR – THYAGARAJA ARADHANA FESTIVAL
Contrary to what most people in Andhra might think, songs can actually be
written with good lyrics. And they can be written by talented people, too. Get
out here to see.
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 on the fifth day is as follows:
5.00pm - 6.00pm
Nadaswaram by C K Suryanarayana and party
6.00pm - 6.30pm
Vocal recital by Shyamala Sastry
6.30pm - 7.00pm
Sangeeta seva, keertanas and gosti ganam by the students of Music Academy
7.00pm - 7.30pm
7.30pm - 9.00pm
Vocal recital by the Director of S S Music Academy - G V Prabhakar
C Ramakrishna, Assistant General Manager of the South Central Railway, will
be the chief guest on the occasion. Please contact 763-8241 for further details.