The Hindu Friday Review November Fest, which was launched in Chennai in 2005, is coming to Kochi for the very first time, at the Kerala Fine Arts Hall, for three days this weekend starting Friday, at 7.30 p.m.

The November Fest travels this year to Hyderabad, Coimbatore and Bengaluru too, apart from Chennai. Concerts in three different genres of music will be presented.

The abhangs of Aruna Sairam are unforgettable with their bhakthi rasa. Korean culture and music will be presented on the second day, which is a combo of dance, music and theatre, something that is traditional and close to the hearts of Korean people. Retro Hindi music is always a passion with the young and the old. Pancham Unmixed is R.D. Burman at his best down the ages on the final day, Sunday.

On Friday, ‘Wisdom of Vithala' will be led by Aruna Sairam and company while ‘Wild Beats' will be led by Ha Yong Bu and Dulsori on Sunday. On Sunday, Srinivas, Chinmayi, Haricharan and Shweta Mohan, anchored by Brahmanand Singh, will present ‘Pancham Unmixed'.

All performances will take place at Kerala Fine Arts Hall, Park Avenue, at 7.30 p.m.

For tickets

Tickets are priced at Rs. 300/200/100. Student passes are available at 50% discount on least denomination on production of ID/photocopy at the venue on the concert days.

Season passes are available for Rs. 700/Rs. 500. Besides the venue, tickets are available at Coffee Beanz (Panampally Nagar and Marine Drive) and The Hindu Office (Vytilla). Online tickets for all shows can be purchased atwww.thehindu.com/novemberfestand www.indianstage.in. Helpline Nos. 9895125782.

While Bose is the presenting sponsor, Hirco, Colgate, Nestle Sunrise, Tata Manza, and United India Insurance are the associate sponsors. Holiday Inn, Cochin, is the hospitality partner and Show Space is the event manager.