Nada Bharathi is conducting a Sampradaya Trinity Music Festival (a special Ragam Tanam Pallavi festival series) at Kala Subbarao Kala Vedika, the mini-hall of the Sri Thyagaraja Gana Sabha, Chikkadpally. This event will last 6 days, from 16th June to 21st June.
Akondi Srinivasa Rajarao is performing a Carnatic vocal recital on the 4th day today, in memory of Susarla Sivaram. He will be supported by R Dinakar on the violin, P Srinivas Gopalan on the mridangam and B Janardhan on the ghatam.
Rajarao, born in 1964, is a renowned vocal musician from coastal Andhra. He practised music under the tutelage of Late M L Narasimham & Allamraju Someswara Rao, and achieved his pinnacle of glory in music with the blessings of Sangeetha Kalanidhi Nedunuri Krishna Murty.
He has been performing concerts in prestigious music organizations of the country including Nada Inbam (Chennai), Suswara (Chennai), Sarvani Sangeetha Sabha (Chennai), Tirupoondhurthy Sri Narayana Tirtha Swami Trust (Tirupoondhurthy), Telugu Sahitya Samithi (Mumbai), ONGC Club (Ankeleswar), Shastreeya Sangeetha Sabha (Karkala), Sri Sadguru Sangeetha Sabha (Calicut), Vaidika Panshat (Kharagpur), Thyagaraja Festival Committee (Tirupati), Andhra Music Academy (Vizag) and Tirumala Tirupathi Devastanams (Tirupati), to name a few.
He is accorded the B-high grade by the AIR. He specialises in singing Bhadrachala Ramadasu and Toomu Narasimha Dasu Keerthanas, and Narayana Teertha Tarangams. He has won many awards including the second prize in the national-level Carnatic vocal music competitions conducted by AIR in 1985, the Ghantasala Balasubrahmanyam Music Appreciation Award in 2000 & the Pothukuchi Music Award by Vignana Samithi in 2005.
Nada Bharathi was started in 2000 by a renowned mridangist Yuva Sangeeta Bharathi Paravastu Srinivas Gopalan, who hails from a family of classical musicians. The basic objective of the organisation is to preserve, promote and propagate all forms of classical music, by increasing awareness through regular concerts.
Since its inception, it has conducted more than 500 concerts, concentrating not only on Carnatic music but also on Hindustani. The organisation has held musical concerts of renowned vocalists, violinists, mridangists, flautists and vainikas.
The entry for this event is free. Please contact P Srinivasa Gopalan at 93910-44910 for further details.