Tapas academy hosts free Music and Dance programs

CHENNAI, December 25: TAPAS – The Academy and Yuvakeerthana will celebrate ‘Sangeethotsavam 2009’, an annual festival of  music and dance, from January 2, 2009. The festival will last till January 7.  The festival will be held at Valasaravakkam.
This time around, TAPAS – The Academy will confer the “Shri Vidhya Tapasvi” award on vocalist Neyveli Santhanagopalan for his  service towards bhakthi-oriented traditional music. The award will be presented to him on January 7 at a function presided by Mr. P.S. Saminathan, Chairman, Pyramid Saimira Group, and Mr. Narayana Vishwanath, Chief Editor, Sarigamapadani, and Honourable Member (Programmes),  South Zone Cultural Centre,  Governtmen Of India.
The aforesaid programmes would be held at Kalyani Kalyana Mandapam, Radhakrishnan Road, Opposite HDFC Bank, Valasaravakkam, Chennai 600087. For details, contact: 9841723930/31/32.
Ashwin Kumar Iyer, Director, TAPAS – The Academy
Convenor, Sangeethotsavam 2009.
Mobile Phone: 9841723930
Free season passes will be available from December 26 at the following outlets: ANN Hospital , Valasaravakkam: Rakshit Hospital, Valasaravakkam; Naihaa, Valasaravakkam; Hotel Green Park , Vadapalani; Dominos Pizza, Alwarthirunagar; Sri Kris hna Sweets, Vadapalani; Mega Mart, Alwarthirunagar; and TAPAS Academy, Valasaravakkam.

The scheduel for the week-long music festival is given below:
02/01/09 – Friday

5 .00 – 6.15 PM
Kumari. Krithika Kumar (Bharathanatyam recital),
Disciple of Smt. Rajashri Vasudevan
6.30– 8.30 PM
Compositions of Dr. M. Balamuralikrishna
Srimathi. PADMA GOVARDHAN ( New Zealand ) – Vocal
03/01/09 – Saturday
5 .00 – 6.15 PM
Kumari. Vidya – Bharathanatyam recital
Disciple of Smt. Gayathri Balagurunathan
6.30– 8.30 PM
Panchakshara Prayoham –Raga compositions with 5 Swaraksharas
Dr. M. LALITHA & Kumari.M. NANDINI – Violin
04/01/09 – Sunday
5 .00 – 6.15 PM
Kumari. Shalini – Bharathanatyam recital
Disciple of Smt. Shyamala Balan
6.30– 8.30 PM
Thillaikeedillai – Compositions on Thillayambala Nataraja Swami
Dr. GANESH – Vocal
05/01/09 – Monday
5 .00 – 6.15 PM
K. Sairam and K. Sai Shruthi – Bharathanatyam recital
Disciple of Smt. Mahalakshmi
6.30– 8.30 PM
Swathi Thirunal Krithis
06/01/09 – Tuesday
5 .00 – 6.15 PM
Dr. Geetha Kasturi – Bharathanatyam recital
Disciple of Guru K. J. Sarasa
6.30– 8.30 PM
Krishnaarnavam – Divine Glory Of  Shri. Kris hna
Kumari. BHAVATHARINI – Vocal
07/01/09 – Wednesday
5 .00 – 6.15 PM
Disciples of Rukmini Devi Natyaksetra Foundation – Bharathanatyam recital
6.30– 8.30 PM
Shri Gurubhyo Namaha – Compositions On PujyaSri Sri Mahapaeriyaval
Neyveli Sri. SANTHANAGOPALAN – Vocal


Source: Mr. K.T. Jagannathan (http://www.carnaticdarbar.com/)


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