Remembering the musical greats

Last Updated 27 January 2010, 14:50 IST

Every household in Karnataka recognises the names of the State’s greatest poets —
Kuvempu, Bendre, Narasimhaswamy, Adiga, B M Shri, G P Rajaratnam and many

Sugama Sangeetha has also played an important role in popularising them.
This unique form of music was initiated by P Kalinga Rao and many others followed suit.
Swara Smarane is a concert where singer M D Pallavi will pay a musical tribute to some of the great music composers of Sugama Sangeetha — P Kalinga Rao, Mysore Ananthaswamy, C Ashwath, H K Narayan, Padmacharan, G V Athri, Vasanth Kanakapur and Raju Ananthaswamy.

Many popular musicians will be a part of this concert.
The orchestration for the event will be unique. Each song will be presented in a different manner keeping the composer, the style of music and the poet in mind.
A group of eight violinists and 12 percussionists along with one person each on electric piano, flute and accordion; are all ready to create magic with Pallavi singing a handpicked selection of poems.

Besides, two CDs of Pallavi — the first one being composed by C Ashwath and the second one composed by Praveen Rao, will be released by Dr S P Balasubramanyam.
Swara Smarane will be held on January 28 at 7 pm in Chowdiah Memorial Hall by Samudra Trust, an organisation founded by Pallavi and Arun, in association with The Academy of Music.

For tickets, visit www.ticketeasy.in, or call 9844473044, 9036009704.

(Published 27 January 2010, 14:48 IST)

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