‘Voices of Tomorrow,’ an exclusive music festival will feature some of the brilliant talents in Indian classical music below the age of 30

The Hindu, in association with The ARTery - a Chennai-based arts and culture magazine – will present ‘Voices of Tomorrow,’ an exclusive music festival featuring some of the brilliant talents in Indian classical music below the age of 30.

The event will be held from November 24 to 28 at the Rukmini Arangam, Kalakshetra, Thiruvanmiyur.

Conceptualised by Ramanathan Iyer, music buff and editor of The ARTery, the festival is intended as a curtain raiser for Chennai's December music season with emphasis on aesthetics and traditional content.

Five recitals

There will be five major Carnatic and Hindustani concerts, featuring one each day. K. Bharat Sundar, Ramakrishnan Murthy and Aishwarya Vidya Raghunath will be presenting Carnatic kutcheris while Aditya Khandwe (Mumbai) and Priya Purushothaman (Bengaluru) will present Hindustani recitals.

The concerts will be enhanced by the support of seasoned accompanists.

Also featured are concerts of budding musicians on each day including Ashwath Narayanan, Aishwarya Shankar, Archana-Aarathi, V. Subashri and Karthik Narayanan.

Straddling two performances everyday will be a thirty-minute speech by prominent artists and experts on issues of interest to music lovers.

Another highlight will be the presence of a surprise distinguished guest who will preside over each day's programme.

The festival is open to all music lovers. For those who are residing out of Chennai, there will be a live webcast and audio streaming. Watch this space next week for more details.

Schedule

Saturday, November 24 2012

16:30 - R. Karthik Narayanan (Carnatic Vocal), Kovai Chandran (Violin), R. Ram Kumar (Mridangam)

18:10 - Inauguration

18:45 - Aditya Khandwe (Hindustani Vocal), Umakant Puranik (Harmonium), Aditya Srinivasan (Tabla)

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Distinguished Guest: Vidushi Smt. R. Vedavalli

16:30 - V. Subashri (Carnatic Vocal), KJ Dileep (Violin), NC Bharadwaj (Mridangam)

18:00 - Talk by Vidushi Smt. R. Vedavalli (Importance of Kalapramanam)

18:45 - Aishwarya Vidya Raghunath (Carnatic Vocal), Dr. R. Hemalatha (Violin), J. Vaidyanathan (Mridangam), G. Chandrasekara Sharma (Ghatam)

Monday, November 26, 2012

Distinguished Guest: Vidwan Prof. T.N. Krishnan

16:30 - Archana & Aarathi (Carnatic Vocal), KP Nandini (Violin), Kumbhakonam Swaminathan (Mridangam)

18:00 - Talk by Vidwan Prof T. N. Krishnan (The Music of Ariyakudi Ramanuja Iyengar)

18:45 - K Bharat Sundar (Carnatic Vocal), RK Shriramkumar (Violin), Neyveli R. Narayanan (Mridangam), KV Gopalakrishnan (Khanjira)

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Distinguished Guest: Vidwan Chitravina N. Ravikiran

16:30 - Ashwath Narayanan (Carnatic Vocal), Nagai R Sriram (Violin), B Sivaraman (Mridangam)

18:00 - Talk by Vidwan Chitravina N. Ravikiran (What is 'Rakti-tvam'?)

18:45 - Ramakrishnan Murthy (Carnatic Vocal), Vittal Ramamurthy (Violin), N Manoj Siva (Mridangam), V Anirudh Athreya (Khanjira)

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Distinguished Guest: Vidwan Dr. Sriram Parasuram

16:30 - Aishwarya Shankar (Carnatic Vocal), M Vijay (Violin), Guru Raghavendra (Mridangam)

18:00 - Talk by Vidwan Dr. Sriram Parasuram (Manodharma in Indian Classical Music)

18:45 - Priya Purushothaman (Hindustani Vocal), Vyasmurthi Katti (Harmonium), Jagadeesh Kurthkoti (Tabla)

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