Tribute to Vedavalli
The disciples of vidushi R. Vedavalli are hosting Pancasaptati Samaroha, a two-day event on November 13 and 14 at Raga Sudha Hall, Mylapore. On November 13, 6 p.m., V. Sumithra will present a vocal recital. At 6.45 p.m., a 4-CD pack titled ‘Gandharvam' comprising Vedavalli's compositions, will be released by N. Murali, president, The Music Academy. Leela Samson, director, Kalakshetra, will receive the first copy. This will be followed by a book release of ‘Sangita Sampradayam Vol 2' a collection of lectures on Carnatic music by Vedavalli, by N. Gopalaswami, former CEC. On November 14, 6 p.m., the Devaganavali group in Association with Naadha Inbam will present ‘Samarpanam' , a musical presentation of Sahaji Maharaja's ‘Pallaki Seva Prabandha.' Dr Pappu Venugopala Rao will speak about the Telugu opera. Remembering Rajesh
Bharatakalanjali and Rajesh Fine Arts jointly present an all-men presentation, ‘Narthaka –Narthanam', on November 14, 10.30 a.m., at Sivagami Pethachi auditorium, Luz Church Road, Mylapore. The event is dedicated to the memory of dancer Rajesh Balakrishnan, who lost his life nine years ago in an accident.
The repertoire comprises pieces composed by Rajesh and some of his favourite items.
The programme is presented in association with Bhaaskara (Art & Education Trust). For details, call 24911125 or 24465020.
The Sumanasa Foundation is organising ‘Utsaha', a music festival featuring young artists on November 15, 16, 18 and 19, 6.30 p.m., at Raga Sudha hall, Luz Church Road, Mylapore. The artists to be featured are Ranjani Hebbar (Nov 15), Ashwin on the veena (Nov 16), Vechur Shankar (Nov 18) and Vinay Sharva (Nov 19). This is the second edition of the festival.
The Isai Payanam Trust presents ‘Sahitya Payanam - a Divine Journey' on November 13 , 6.30 p.m., at Vani Mahal, T. Nagar. Charulatha Mani will present well-known kritis in various languages with meaning, background information, and more. Meera songs
In its ‘Endrendrum MS' series, the Vasantha Memorial Trust presents Saindhavi in ‘Kannan en Kadhalan,' - Meera's songs rendered by MS, on November 14, 6 p.m., at the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan mini hall, Mylapore.
Dance drama at Melattur
The Melattur Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Jayanthi Bhagavata Mela Natya Nataka Sangamam is presenting the dance drama ‘Prahlada Charitam' on November 19, 6.05 p.m., at the Ahobilam Math. The dance drama is composed in Telugu by Melattur Venkatarama Sastry. For details, mail melattur.bhagavatamela @gmail.com
The five-day annual viswaroopa festival at Sri Veeravallabha Vinaya Trinetra Sri Yoga Anjaneya temple in Ganesh Nagar, Chettipunyam, begins on November 17. For details call 9894101625.
The correct phone number of Meena Hariharan (‘Memories aplenty,' Friday Review, November 5) is 96008 47626 and not as published. The error is regretted.