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Music and dance reviews

Music

Concert time

Premaanjali Foundation is presenting the eighth Premaanjali Festival on
June 8, 5.30 pm at the Christ University Auditorium.

There will be performances by five well-known artists including Pandit Rajendra Prasanna (shehnai), Ustad Sarwar Hussain (sarangi), Ustad Shahid Parvez Khan (sitar), U Srinivas (mandolin), and Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma (santoor).

Fine compositions

Bangalore School of Music is presenting an evening of, ‘Great Orchestral Music’ on June 12, 7.30 pm at Alliance Francaise. Conducted by Arun Rozario, the orchestra comprises senior members of the ‘Chamber Orchestra’ and students. The concert will feature pieces by J S Bach ‘Double Violin Concerto’, Vivaldi ‘Concerto in D’, ‘Bizet Concerto Gershwin Lullaby’, ‘New World Symphony’ and ‘Radetsky March’. For details, call 41285017

Rock flavour

Groove to rock music by ‘The Supersonics’ at Hard Rock Cafe, St Mark’s Road on June 6, 8.30 pm onwards

Youth festival

The Bangalore Gayana Samaja is organising a ‘Youth Music Festival’ from June 9 to 16, 6 pm to 8.30 pm. There will be a saxophone concert by Harish on June 9. He will be accompanied by D R Chetana Murthy on the mridangam, Chidananda on the morsing and C R Pradesh on the violin. There will also be a vocal recital on June 10 by Swathi Sreenath who will be accompanied by S Sughosh Pavan on the violin, Phaneendra Bhaskar on the mridangam  and B S Raghunandan on the ghatam. On June 11, there will be a vocal recital by Uma Kumar. She will be accompanied by Sindhu Suchetan on the violin, S Anirudh Bhatt on the mridangam annd G Lakshminarayana on the morsing. On June 12, there will be a flute recital by Varijashri. She will be accompanied by Vittal Rangan on the violin, Anoor Vindo Sharma on the mridangam and R Karthik on the khanjeera.   

In memory

Ananya is presenting a vocal recital, in memory of late R V Susheela Bai, on June 9, 10 am onwards at Ananya Sabhangana, Malleswaram. There will be a Raga Taana Pallavi by Thanmayee Krishna Murthy, Bhakti Sangeetha by
Amrutha Venkatesh and Raaga Taana Pallavi by Aishwarya Vidhya Raghunath.

Metal battle

Goethe-Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan is organising ‘Bangalore Open Air’ to select the ‘Best Indian Metal Band’ at the ‘Wacken Open Air Metal Battle’ on July 6 at Jayamahal Palace Hotel.

   The winner, after-heated preliminary rounds in several cities, will bask in glory on the ‘Jeff Hanneman Stage Bangalore Open Air’ in Bangalore. ‘Sodom’, the legendary German thrash metal trio will also perform on July 6.

   Registrations for the ‘W:O:A (Wacken Open Air) Metal Battle’, which is a part of ‘Bangalore Open Air’ is being called by ‘Infinite Dreams’. The last date for registrations is June 10. There is no registration fee. For details, call For details, 25205305/06/07 or log on to www.bangaloreopenair.com.

‘Strings Attached’

Bhoomija is presenting, ‘Strings Attached’, a veena and violin special concert for children by Jayanthi and Kumaresh, on June 7, 8 pm at Jagriti Theatre and June 8, 7 pm at Chowdaiah Memorial Hall. ‘Strings Attached’ is a signature of the Bangalore-based veena and violin duo — Jayanthi and Kumaresh. The concert will also feature Ananta Krishna on the mridangam and Pramath Kiran on the percussions.

‘Blues Around...’

‘Blues Around Town’, a series of blues concerts, will be held till June 8. The series of concerts will be held across different venues in the City. There will also be busking sessions in places like Church Street, Indiranagar, Domlur, Koramangala and JP Nagar. The aim of the busking sessions is to spread the culture of performances in public spaces. The grand finale will be held on June 8 at CounterCulture and will feature a performance by international artiste Monica Hedgal from Norway. The evening also features ‘Overdrive Trio’ from Mumbai, Warren Mendosa from Mumbai, ‘Hoodoo Gas’ and ‘Chronic Blues Circus’.

‘The Lifeline...’

Mad Orange Fireworks is presenting ‘The Lifeline Cast’ on June 8, 8.30 pm at BFlat in Indiranagar. ‘Mad Orange Fireworks is well-known for their interesting versions of songs by the ‘Beatles’, ‘Police’, Michael Jackson and more. The band includes Michael Dias on the vocals and guitar, Kaushik Kumar on the bass and vocals, Shravan Bendapudi on the drums, percussion and vocals and Ramanan Chandramouli on the guitar.

Dance

‘Freeze...’

Goethe-Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan is organising ‘B-Boy Battle Freeze 2013’ with German hip-hop legend ‘Storm’ on June 8 and 9, 1 pm to 7 pm, at CMR National PU College in Kamanahalli. ‘Freeze’ started out as small initiative by Black Ice Crew to bring boys, young and old alike, from across the country under one roof. Niels Robitzky alias ‘Storm’ presents hip-hop and funk styles since 1983 and is one of the leading artists and pioneers in this field. Entry is free. For details, call 25205305/06/07 or log onto www.goethe.de/bangalore.

Mixed forms

The Indian Council for Cultural Relations is presenting bharatanatyam, mohiniyattam and kuchipudi dance recital by Nrithamanjari comprising Sujatha Vamadevan, Nihitha Prashanth and Remya Sreedevi on June 7, 6.30 pm at Yavanika, State Youth Center, Nrupathunga Road.

Graceful moves

The bharatanatyam rangapravesha of G Supriya will be held on June 9, 6 pm at ADA Rangamandira, opposite Ravindra Kalakshetra, J C Road. She is the disciple of Hemalatha Prakash.

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