Hamsadhwani will hold its 23{+r}{+d}Annual Music and Dance festival from January 14 to mid- April, 2013. The festival is supported by Preetha Reddy and Vijay Kumar Reddy in memory of P. Obul Reddy and Gnanamba. The festival will feature music concerts, religious discourses and a drama festival showcasing eight plays from January 23 to 30.

The sabha has also organised special commemorative programmes on February 8 – Tyagaraja Aradhana jointly with Lions Club International, Muthuswami Dikshitar Day, Purandaradasa Aradhana, Sadguru Tyagaraja Hamsadhwani Award, special programmes on Mahasivaratri and Ramanavami.

The festival will be inaugurated on the Pongal day (Jan. 14), at 6.10 p.m., and will be followed by the launch of a website on Ooothukkadu Venkatakavi conceived by Chitravina Ravikiran. Namasankirtanam will be presented by Udayalur Kalyanaraman.

The flute recital of N. Ramani will be on January 15 and vocal concert by Mambalam Sisters on January 17. The venue is Youth Hostel, II Avenue, Indira Nagar, Adyar. For details contact 97909 09567.