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Music ensemble:The picture shows artists during the Vadya Vrinda session held at the AIR auditorium in 1980.Photo: AIR Archives
Music ensemble:The picture shows artists during the Vadya Vrinda session held at the AIR auditorium in 1980.Photo: AIR Archives

This picture of the AIR Vadyavrinda troupe was taken in 1980. The orchestra was conducted by Rajanikantha Rao. Among the artists are Prapancham Sitaram (flute),V. Narasimhan and Allam Koteeswara Rao (gottuvadyam), Madurai Srinivasan (mridangam), V. Nagarajan (ganjira), V.C. Padma and Kamala Aswathama (both veena), Ko.Ka. Satyavathi, Chittoor Venkatesan (flute), Palghat Sundaram, Poovalur Srinivasan, Sikkil Bhaskaran, Kovai Dakshinamurthi, P.S. Narayanaswamy, Chittoor Kumaresan and Bhairavan (tabla).

In its programme today, 5.30-7.30 p.m., at the AIR auditorium, Chennai, Vadya Vrinda will present yesteryear vintage songs along with new compositions. The conductors are Y. Subramaniam, K.V. Ramanujam and V.V. Ravi.

Air timings

The vocal concert of Nithyasree Mahadevan which was held at the Chennai AIR Auditorium on March 16, will be aired on Chennai A Channel , March 28, at 9.30 p.m.; on FM Gold , April 3, from 10 to 11.30 p.m.; and on Podhigai TV , April 17, at 8.30 a.m.


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