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Pancharatna Brindaganam to celebrate the legacy of Tyagaraja

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Musicians P.V.S. Seshaiah Sastry and Annavarapu Ramaswamy to inaugurate HTAMF

Tyagaraja Aradahana, the annual music festival to celebrate the legacy of saint composer Tyagaraja, is cherished by Carnatic music lovers across the world and Hyderabad is fast emerging as the city to be associated with this festival.

Bringing this identity to the city is Sanskriti Foundation, an NGO with a team of individuals and professionals from diverse backgrounds and with a passion for Indian fine arts and culture.

The highlight of the third edition of Hyderabad Tyagaraja Aradhana Music Festival (HTAMF) beginning on January 18 would be Pancharatna Brindaganam (group rendition) by about 300 musicians and live painting for Pancharatna Kritis by renowned artist Sri Kuchi on January 21. As a run up to the festival, the Foundation conducted weekly workshops to facilitate greater participation and better appreciation for the nuances of these kritis. During the workshops, a kriti was discussed each week to understand what saint Tyagaraja intended to communicate and correct the pronunciation of words, the Foundation members said. “Carnatic music-lovers from the twin cities travel to Tiruvayyaru and other cities every year to listen to eminent musicians. Sensing the deep appreciation that people have for Carnatic music in the twin cities, we conducted the first edition of Tyagaraja Aradhana in 2016,” said Violin Vasu, the founder of Sanskriti Foundation.

After the success of two previous editions, the third edition of the HTAMF has become a sought-after event among artistes and music aficionados, he said. The four-day festival being organised on a grand scale at Shilparamam, Madhapur, would have six events with over 20 enthralling concerts on all evenings by eminent musicians, followed by student-teacher community concerts.

About 500 musicians, young and experienced and various groups of art and teacher-student communities from the twin cities and across India would perform at the festival. In addition to vocal concerts, the festival also brings classical dance and instrumental recitals by prominent artistes.

Eminent musicians P.V.S. Seshaiah Sastry and Annavarapu Ramaswamy would inaugurate the festival and several artistes including D. Ravikanth, Padma, Sangeetakala sisters, Manasi Prasad and others would present the vocal recitals. Music maestro Akella Mallikarjuna Sarma would be felicitated during the festival.

The foundation would virtually reach out to lakhs of people across the globe by live-streaming the event and would also reach the music-lovers through social media, the organising committee members said.

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