Carnatic music fest gets under way in Srirangam

Organised by The Hindu group to provide a platform for budding musicians

A Carnatic music festival, organised by The Hindu group, to provide a platform for budding Carnatic musicians to showcase their talent, got underway in Srirangam on Saturday.

The “Carnataka Isai Thiruvizha” also seeks to promote the rich tradition of Indian classical music. It would, henceforth, be an annual event at the temple town Srirangam during the “Margazhi” season.

The first concert of the event was inaugurated on Saturday by K.Venkateshwara Rao, president and chief operating officer, Karur Vysya Bank in the presence of G. Sairaj, General Manager, Personal Banking Group, Karur Vysya Bank, T.V. Murali, honorary secretary, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Tiruchi Kendra, and R. Gunasekaran, Joint Director, Department of Art and Culture, Tiruchi.

A total number of 75 entries were received out of which 20 have been selected to perform. On the inaugural day, V. Shruthi, a class XII student from Thanjavur, performed the vocal concert.

On Sunday, a veena concert was performed by N. Lakshmi Saradha from Salem followed by a vocal concert by Sritharan Krishanthan pursuing Masters degree in Kalai Kaveri College, Tiruchi.

Spread over five weeks, the event will be held at the auditorium in Sri Kattazhagiya Singar Temple premises in Srirangam every Saturday and Sunday till February 4. The title sponsor is Karur Vysya Bank. The event is being held in association with Infosys Foundation, Bengaluru, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Tiruchi Kendra, Coir-On and Krishna Foods, Tiruchi. The event partner is Raaj Events.

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