The six-day festival, conducted by Matrka and YACM, begins on August 2. Trichur Ramachandran sets the ball rolling at Kalakshetra and the festival will be inaugurated by Jawahar Sircar, Secretary, Ministry of Culture, Government of India.
Youth! Put away your books and get immersed in music. It is that time of the year when academics takes the back seat and art dominates. ‘Svanubhava,' the six-day festival, conducted by Matrka and YACM, begins on August 2. Trichur Ramachandran sets the ball rolling at Kalakshetra, where the festival will be inaugurated at 9 a.m., by Jawahar Sircar, Secretary, Ministry of Culture, Government of India.
Upbeat on the eve of the event, T.M. Krishna and Bombay Jayashri quickly go over the highlights of ‘Svanubhava 2010.' The festival has been a hit in the past two years and the third edition is bigger in scale with new elements. To begin with, more schools are participating this year. “Schools always sent bus loads of children, learning music and interested in the art. But this year they have offered to be hosts,” says Krishna. Thus we find Chettinad Harishree Vidyalayam, Padma Seshadri Bala Bhavan and Vidya Mandir, Mylapore, among the venues. Kalakshetra and the Music Academy are the other places.
The Government Music College is out of the picture since the premises is under renovation. The overwhelming response from the student community in the past two years has warmed the hearts of the organisers, who have included several new programmes.
Classicism in films
Cinema makes its entry in the form of a discussion on the humour element (August 3) with Y.G. Mahendra, ARS and Crazy Mohan on the panel. Rajiv Menon and S.P. Balasubramaniam will talk about classicism in film songs (August 4).
“SPB is a veteran, who has sung for all the composers. Menon is an avid follower of Carnatic music with good knowledge. The dialogue is sure to be absorbing and will kindle interest among the youth,” say the vocalists.
Stars of the future will present a concert supported by leading accompanists (August 5) at PSBB. Vidushi Vedavalli has given shape to the concept and the artists are Kunnakudy Balamuralikrishna, Prasanna Venkatraman, Amrita Murali and Nisha Rajagopal, H.N. Bhaskar and Poongulam Subramaniam. Another new player is Koothupattarai, which will present a play, post-lunch at the venue.
The audience will have a taste of a rare art on August 4 at Harishree Vidyashram. A 15-member Panchavadyam team led by Chottanikkara Subash Narayan Marar will present a concert.
Three generations combine to thrill the listeners on August 6, at the Music Academy. N. Rajam, daughter Sangeetha Shankar and grand daughters Ragini and Nandini will present a grand violin concert.
Heritage takes centrestage on August 7, the curtain coming down with the Varkari Sampradaya Bhajans sung by Tukaram Ganapathy Maharaj.
There is much more in the form of debates, dance presentations by eminent personalities such as Malavika Sarukkai and Alarmael Valli, quiz sessions and regular concerts.
It is going to be a sumptuous feast for the young audience. “We expect a turn out of 1,500-2,000 each day,” say the organisers.
“The base is broadening and we are happy that students from various backgrounds will be participating. After all, that is the aim of Svanubhava – reaching art to the youth, across strata and status,” they sum up.
Registrations are open at www.svanubhava.com
Schedule for Svanubhava 2010
Dates: August 2nd - August 7th
Time: 9 AM - 3 30 PM
2nd August - Kalakshetra
Performance by the students of Kalakshetra
Concert - Thrissur V Ramachandran with M.A. Sundareswaran, Mannargudi A. Easwaran, T.V. Vasan
Dance – ‘Samanvaya’ by Alarmelvalli and Madhvi Mudgal
Face to face - P. Unnikrishnan with Karthik Kumar
Tala Vadya Concert - T.K. Murthy with B. Sivaraman, K.P. Parameshwaran,
A.M. Hari Narayanan, N. Guruprasad, V. Anirudh Athreya
3rd August - Kalakshetra
Performance by the students of Tamilnadu Government Music College
Concert - A.K.C Natarajan Clarionet and group
Folk Theatre presented by V.R. Devika
Pallavis - Creation, Evolution and Innovation - Chitravina N. Ravikiran
with M.A. Sundareswaran, K Arun Prakash
Humour in films - Y.G. Mahendran, A.R. Srinivasan, Crazy Mohan
4th August - Chettinad Harishree Vidyalayam
Performance by the students of Chettinad Harishree Vidyalayam
Pancha Vadhyam Concert - Chottanikkara Subash Narayana Marar
Vina Concert - E. Gayathri with B. Ganapathiraman, Trichy K Murali
Music in films - Rajiv Menon and S.P. Balasubramaniam
Special Concert - O.S. Thyagarajan, O.S. Sundar and O.S. Arun with
Suresh, M.R. Gopinath, A.V. Manikandan, Ramakrishnan, Ganapathy, Kumar
5th August - PSBB, K.K. Nagar
Performance by the students of Padma Seshadhri Bala Bhavan
Special concert by stars of the future with leading accompanists
Concept and Direction by R. Vedavalli
Kunnakudy M. Balamuralikrishna, Prasanna Venkatraman, Nisha Rajagopal, Amrita Murali with HN Bhaskar and Poongulam Subramaniam
Concert - Priya Sisters with M.A. Krishnaswamy, Patri Satish Kumar, B. Shree Sundar Kumar
Talk about the role of Upa Pakkavadhyam in a concert by
S. Karthick, B.S. Purushothaman, Bangalore S. Rajasekhar with
G. Ravikiran, H.N. Bhaskar, Sherthalai Ananthakrishnan
6th August - Music Academy
Performance by the students of The Music Academy
Concert - N. Rajam, Sangeetha Shankar, Ragini Shankar and Nandini Shankar with Ojas Adhiya
Dance - Malavika Sarukkai
Concert - S. Shashank with B.U. Ganesh Prasad, Parupalli Phalgun, Sai Giridhar
Our guru Sangita Kalanidhi Dr. T. Viswanathan - His Unique Musical Legacy, Style and Vision By Sriram Parasuram and Anooradha Sriram
7th August - Vidya Mandir
Performance by the students of Vidya Mandir
Concert - Hyderabad Brothers (D. Raghavachari and D. Seshachari) with Sri Sriram Parasuram, K.V. Prasad, T.V. Vasan
Concert - S. Sowmya, Nithyasree Mahadevan with M.A. Krishnaswamy, Poongulam Subramaniam
‘Varakari Sampradaya Harikeerthan’ by Tukaram Ganapathy Maharaj
Keywords: Svanubhava 2010