Well-known musicians from the Hindustani and Carnatic fields will perform.
The Global GNB Birth Centenary Celebrations on from today till January 10 at Narada Gana Sabha, will see several veteran performers taking the stage.
On January 7, 5 p.m., Sriram Gangadharan will present a recital. Guests of honour Lalit Mansingh, former foreign secretary, Government of India, and cinematographer-director Rajiv Menon will address the gathering. The day will conclude with a concert by Sudha Ragunathan.
Sangeetha Sivakumar will sing on January 8, 5 p.m. The guest of honour that day is the princess of Mysore Deepa Malini Devi. Begum Parveen Sultana will present a Hindustani recital.
The two concerts scheduled for January 9 are Kanyakumari's violin symphony at 5 p.m. and a jugalbandi by N. Ramani and Pt. Hariprasad Chaurasia at 7 p.m. The guest of honour will be the Maharana of Udaipur Sriji Arvind Singhji Mewar.
On Sunday, January 10, 8 a.m., Sri Raja Rajeswari will be taken on a ceremonial procession with well-known musicians rendering GNB songs. A symposium on ‘GNB, his genius and his contribution ot Carnatic music' will be held at 9.30 a.m. At 5 p.m., Bhushani Kalyanaraman will present a concert and at 7 p.m., the spotlight will be on Madurai T.N. Seshagopalan. The guest of honour will be the Gaekwad of Baroda Ranjit Singhji.
On all the days, excerpts from a documentary on the legendary singer-composer will be screened at 6 p.m. The MC is Nirmala Seshadri.