In the city

In the city

MUSIC

Lilting tunes

Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan and Infosys Foundation are presenting Sugama Sangeetha by Shivani Mirajakara at The Indian Institute of World Culture, No. 6, BP Wadia Road, Basavanagudi on February 14, 6 pm.

‘Guru Shishya...’

Bharatiya Saamagaana Sabha is holding its 4th annual music festival Guru Shishya Parampara till February 17 at Chowdaiah Memorial Hall. On February 14, Prasanna Gudi will present a Hindustani vocal recital at 5 pm and Sreeranjini Santanagopalan will present a vocal recital at 6 pm. Carnatic vocalist T N S Krishnan will perform at 7.30 pm. February 15 will have Maharajapuram Ganesh Viswanathan Srinivasan performing at 5 pm, Carnatic vocalist Vidwan Ramakrishnan Murthy rendering a concert at 6 pm and Carnatic vocalist Nisha Rajagopal performing at 7.30 pm. Carnatic violinist Master Vittal Rangan will perform on February 16, 5 pm; Tanmayee Krishnamurthy at 6 pm and Sakethraman at 7.30 pm. February 17 will see ‘Saint Thyagaraja Panchar­athna Krithis Veena Ensemble’, led by Balakrishna Dore­swamy Iyengar, performing at 10 am. Vocals by the Kasaravalli sisters will start at 11.30 am. Pandit Jasraj will be presented with ‘Saamagaana Mathanga National Award at 5 pm. Omkar Havaldar will present a Hindustani classical recital at 6 pm and Carnatic vocalist Abhishek Raghuram will perform at 7. 30 pm.

Competition

The Asawari Music Foundation, in collaboration with Majolly Music Trust, will present ‘The Outperformers’, a vocal competition (Western classical, music theatre, pop vocals) for youth from 12 to 16 years of age who are residents of India. Interested participants must have completed a vocal exam from ABRSM/­TRINITY/LCM in 2011/2012 and will need to outperform this examination level. There will be a cash prize of Rs 10,000, trophy and a certificate awarded to the winner.
A scholarship is also offered to a student for the duration of April 2013 to March 2014. An interview and audition is essential to be considered for the scholarship. The closing date is February 28. For
details, e-mail to: majollymusictrust@gmail.com

‘Saxophone Jam’

On February 14, 6.30 pm, Bangalore Saxophone Club, in association with Sonido Musicals, is organising the first-ever ‘Saxophone Jam’, in the City. With the message of creating awareness and spreading the love for music, the saxophone lovers of the City will come together for a first-of-its-kind ‘Live Jam’ to resonate the sounds of melodious blues and jazz numbers. The venue is Sonido Musicals, Brigade Road, opposite Catholic Club.

Vocal notes

Keshava Samskruti Sabha is presenting a Carnatic classical vocal concert by Sampagodu S Vighnaraja on February 16, 6 pm. H M Smitha (violin), Vasudev N (mridangam) and Bharadwaj Sathavalli (morsing) will accompany him. The venue is Samskruthi Bhavan, No 556, 11th Main, ISRO Layout. For details, call 26669565.

‘Nadajyothi’

The ‘48th Nadajyothi Music Festival - 2013’ will be held from February 16 to 24 at R P Ravishankar Sabhangana, Sri Kanyakaparameshwari Temple premises, 8th Cross, Vasavi Temple Road, Malleswaram. The festival will have artistes like Gayathri Girish Chennai, A Kanyakumari, T S Pattabhiram Pandit, M S Sheela, Vinayak M Thoravi, HK Narasimhamurthy and D Shashikala performing. For details, call 9945771383.

Veena strains

Veena artiste Thara Mohan will be performing on February 17, 5 pm at RT Nagar Cultural Association. Thara Mohan has been performing and teaching Carnatic music and is an A-grade accredited artiste of All India Radio.

Paying tribute 

A unique concert is being organised by MoonArra called ‘Tribute to Legends’ on February 23 at St John’s Ampitheatre, Koramangala. Loy Mendonsa will feature in the  concert.
Tributes will be paid to Pandit Ravi Shankar, Pandit Bhimsen Joshi, Ustad Sultan Khan, Jagjit Singh, Mehdi Hassan, Gangubai Hangal, Dave Brubeck, Richard Wright (‘Pink Floyd’), Jon Lord (‘Deep Purple’), Barry Gibb, Whitney Houston, Rajesh Khanna and Devanand among others.

Piano recital

A piano recital by Swiss artiste Christina Harnisch will be held on February 15, 7.30 pm at Alliance Francaise. 

Entry is through donation cards available at Bangalore School of Music and Alliance Francaise.
Although Harnisch’s repertoire ranges from Bach to contemporary music, her main focus lies on the works of women composers such as Cécile Chaminade, Clara Schumann, and Grazyna Bacewicz, among others. For details, call 23536090.

 

Pot Pourri

Language course

The Goethe-Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan is offering a combined weekday evening and weekend German language courses from February 17 at its centre on Cunningham Road. These courses are designed according to the ‘Common European Framework of Reference for Languages’. The courses are conducted in a learner-friendly ambience by highly qualified, trained teachers using the latest interactive teaching methods and state-of-the-art equipment. Besides the general language courses, it also has on offer tailor-made courses and inter-cultural workshops to cater to the needs of the corporate sector. For details, call 25205305/06.

Annual event

Nadasurabhi is presenting a three-day annual youth festival on February 15, 16 and 17 at Indian Heritage Academy Hall, Koramangala. As part of the programme, there will be Carnatic vocal concerts by Priyanka C Prakash on February 15 and Swarna Rethas on February 16 and a bharatanatyam performance by students of Nrithyakalamandiram on February 17. For details, call 25539368.

Kannada classes

Kannada Prasaara Parishat will start its next batch of spoken Kannada classes and Kannada script read-write learning classes in separate batches. The classes are held only on Sundays from 10 am to 1 pm at the Hosmat Hospital premises, Magrath Road. Successful candidates will be awarded certificates of merit. For details, call 9448878569.

Talk time

Bangalore International Centre has organised a talk on ‘Changes in Burma/Myanmar seen in a geopolitical context’ by Bertil Lintner on February 15, 6.30 pm at Bangalore International Centre Auditorium, Teri Complex, 4th Main, 2nd Cross, Domlur II Stage.

‘Gudiya...’

Heritage is presenting ‘Gudiya Sambhrama — The Bengaluru Temple Festival’ at Sri Shantidhama,
Shri Shankara Devasthana, Sai Mandira, JP Nagar on February 14.

At 6.30 pm, Sweekruth B P and Manasa Joshi will present a kathak recital and
at 7.30 pm, Bhuvanesh Komkali will present a Hindustani vocal recital.

The other section of the festival is Srishti Sambhrama. The festivals will be held till March 3 every weekend at heritage temples across Bangalore.

There will be music, dance, puppetry, storytelling, traditional games with 150 performing artists.
Srishti Sambhrama will be an exposition of flora and fauna, with a photography exhibition of over 350 exhibits, a photo contest for college students besides screening of documentaries, inter-active sessions with conservationists and a seminar.

Mime workshop

Niranjan Goswami, a mime exponent and the director of the Indian Mime Theatre, Kolkata will conduct a 10-day mime workshop at Natya Institute of Kathak and Choreography from February 18 to 28, 6.30 pm to 8.30 pm. For details, call 23348645.

Outside view
The Alliance Française de Bangalore, in collaboration with the Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium,
will host an Indo-French seminar by Jean Marc Bonnet Bidaud, Denis Savoie and B S Shylaja on February 15, between 3.30 pm and 6.30 pm, at the Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium.

For details, call 22203234.

 ART

Group show

Renaissance Gallerie is hosting a traditional collection of Pichwai art works by Udaipur-based artists till February 16. This group show is curated by Megha Maheshwari from Udaipur.

Varied vision

Tasveer is presenting ‘Magnum’s Vision Of India — The Last 50 Years’ till March 1, 10 am to 6 pm. The venue is Cinnamon, 1st Floor, 11 Walton Road, off Lavelle Road.

‘Dawn Upon...’

National Gallery of Modern Art, Bangalore is holding an exhibition titled, ‘Dawn Upon Delhi: Rise of a Capital’ from February 17 to March 16 at the NGMA Gallery, Palace Road. There will also be a panel discussion on ‘Visualising Bangalore Photography and the City' on February 24, from 5 pm to 7 pm.

Water colour

A two-week exhibition of water colour art by Kudalayya Hiremath will be held from February 15 to 28, 10 am to 7 pm at Nivriti – The Art Quarter, 72, Vishweshwaraya Layout , near Sir MVIT Engineering College, Nellakunte, Bettahalasur.

Abstract work

‘Unrealistic Expressions’,  an original series of ‘abstract on original art’, will be on display at Magnitude Gallery, 140/13, 27th Cross, 13th Main, 3rd Block, Jayanagar. The timing is 10 am to 8 pm.
 

Dance

Vivid expressions
Natyaanjana School of Dance and Music is presenting the bharata­natyam rangapravesha of Shweta Kumar, a disciple of Asha Hemaraju, on February 23, 6 pm at Padmini Rao Parampara Cultural Auditorium, 5th Cross, 3rd Main, Channamanakere Achakattu, Banashankari 3rd Stage.

Many moves

Sankramana 2013, a six-day dance and music festival, will be held from February 15 to 20, 6 pm at Ravindra Kalakshetra, ADA Rangamandira and Bayalu Rangamandira. For details, call 9845016228.

‘Rangapravesha’

The bharata­natyam rangapravesha of A V Deepashree, a disciple of G S Rajalaxmi, will be held on February 15, 6 pm at ADA Rangamandira, J C Road.

Odissi repertoire

An odissi repertoire will be performed by Devjani Sen and the senior students of ODC at Yavanika on February 15, 6.30 pm in collaboration with the Indian Council For Cultural Relations. The programme will begin with a mangalacharan, an invocatory piece, followed by pallavis and abhinayas from Jayadeva’s Geet Govindam. As it is Vasant Panchami on February 15, one of the abhinayas performed will be on raga vasant. The concluding piece will be moksha or salvation. 

DRAMA

‘Curtain Raisers’

As part of the ‘Curtain Raisers’ event at Jagriti, Theatre Nisha (Chennai) will present ‘84, Charing Cross Road’ by Helene Hanff from February 15 to 17 and Just Theatre will stage ‘Somewhat Like a Balloon’, a devised performance, from February 22, 23 (8 pm) to February 24 (3 pm and 6.30 pm). ‘Somewhat Like a Balloon’ is written and directed by Vinod Ravindran.

It is devised and performed by Anshul Pathak, Anjali Nair, Rency Philip and Swetanshu Bora.
The other plays are Workshop Productions’ ‘Yashodhare Awakens’ (March 1 to 3).

AllMyTea’s (Mumbai) ‘Cock by Mike Bartlett’ (March 8 to10), Flinntheater’s ‘C Sharp C Blunt’, a devised performance (March 15 to 17); Q Theatre Productions’ (Mumbai) ‘So Many Socks’ by Annie Zaidi (March 22 to 24); and Tortilla’s’ ‘Seussification of A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ by Peter Bloedel (March 29 to 31). For tickets, log on to www.bookmyshow.com

Theatre festival

‘Remembering A S Murthy’, a theatre festival, will be held from
February 16 to 22 at Suchitra Cinema and Cultural
Academy, Banashankari.
 

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