Annual festival

The Kalpa Druma arts and artists annual festival, organised in memory of the founder, Late K.S. Parameswaran, will be held at Sivagami Pethachi Auditorium, Mylapore, on September 12, 6:30 p.m. and September 13, 5.45 p.m. As part of the celebration, Sudha

Raghunathan’s concert will take place on September 12, 6.30 p.m. A unique tribute to the Trinity, ‘Atma Nivedhanam,’ will be presented by mridangam vidwan Umayalpuram K. Sivaraman on September 13, 5.45 p.m. followed by the vocal concerts of Rudrapatnam Brothers. For details dial 2811 7652/2811 1695.

Navaratri vizha

The eleventh year of Saradha Navarathri Vizha will be celebrated at Chennai Om Sri Skandasramam, Mahalakshmi Nagar, Selaiyur, Tambaram, from September 19 to 28 with a Sri Bhuvaneswari Moola Manthra Nava Laksha Homam and Mula Manthra Samputitha Chandi Mahayagnam. Special abhishekam and alankaram to Goddess Matha Bhuvaneswari will be performed on all these days.

Discourses

On account of the birth centenary of Embar Vijayaraghavachariar, a Harikatha on ‘Kannanin Arpudha Leelaigal,’ will be presented by Kalyanapuram Aaravamudhachariar on September 13, 6.15 p.m. Srimad Mahabharatham, pravachanam by Sundar Kumar will be held from September 16 to 27, daily. The events, organised by Sri Krishna Gana Sabha, will take place at Dr. Nalli Gana Vihar, T. Nagar.

Sri Jayanti fete

Sri Krishna Fine Arts Soceity, Nanganallur, (Ph: 2224 6378/2224 2854), celebrates the 11th Sri Jayanti music festival for five days from September 13, at Varasiddhi Vinayakar Pravachana Mandapam, Hindu Colony, Nanganallur.

The music concerts of Vasundhara Rajagopal, Gayatri Venkatraghavan, Mambalam Sisters, Madurai T.N. Seshagopalan and Trichur V. Ramachandran will take place during the period.

The last day’s concert is dedicated to GNB. Prior to the concert, K.S. Kalidas will deliver a speech on ‘GNB – The man and his music.’

The five-day festival will be inaugurated by P. Ramabhadran and S. Satyanarayanan, Sri Chakra Hospital, will distribute prizes to the winners in the music competitions conducted by the Society.

Guru sishya series

The annual guru sishya series of Hamsadhwani is being celebrated from September 5 at Youth Hostel, Indira Nagar, Adyar.

Three programmes will be presented in this series and the gurus will be honoured when their disciples perform.

The gurus to be honoured are P.S.Narayanaswamy with disciple Akshay Padmanabhan whose vocal concert will take place on September 11 and Suguna Purushothaman on September 19 when she presents her disciples in a thematic Navarathri event.

The series is sponsored by Hanrag Group of Companies.

Tribute to MS

Nada Sudha celebrates the 93rd birth anniversary of M.S. Subbulakshmi on September 13, 6.30 p.m. at Puratchi Thalaivi Doctor Jayalalitha Tirumana Mandapam, Kannagi Street, Kamaraj Nagar, Velacheri.

Gayathri Sundaresan and Kavya Ramanthan present devotional songs rendered by M.S. She will be accompanied by Bombay Anand (violin) and Vijay Natesan (mridangam). Special commentary by S. Janaki, executive editor, Sruti.

Music contest

To commemorate GNB Birth centenary year, Mudhra has organised a music competition for students in the age group 14-20 years. The participants will have to submit a list of six songs (two of G.N. Balasubramaniam’s compositions and four of any other composer). The competition will be held on October 4, at Ramakrishna Mission School premises, 71, Bazullah Road, T. Nagar. The last date for submitting the applications is September 25. For details contact Mudhra Bhaskar, Ph: 2826 4493/ 98400 72821.

Veena concert

Brhaddhvani is presenting Sree Veene Namasthe-2, the second in the series of veena concerts, on September 12, 6.30 p.m., at 33A, Raga Sagar, 16th Street, Sri Venkateswara Nagar, Kottivakkam. The artist is N. Vijayalakshmi. For details, call 24329878.