A traditional feast

Bharatiya Samagana Sabha is organising its eighth annual music festival ‘Abhijnana Thyagaraja Sangeetham’ from February 15 to 19 at Chowdiah Memorial Hall.

The festival will be inaugurated on February 15 at 5 pm. On that day, there will be a Carnatic jugalbandi with N Ravikiran on chitravina, Shashank Subramanyam on flute, Patri Satish Kumar on mridangam and Shubhankar Banerjee on tabla at 6.30 pm.

On February 16, there will be a Carnatic instrumental performance by Kanyakumari on violin and K V Prasad on mridangam at 10 am. In the evening, one can enjoy Carnatic vocal by Bhargavi Venkataraman at 5 pm and a Carnatic jugalbandi by P Unnikrishnan on vocal, U Rajesh on mandolin, Mysore V Srikanth on violin, Anoor Ananthakrishna Sharma on mridangam and Anantha R Krishnan on tabla at 6.30 pm.

On February 17, the Hindustani instrumental performance at 10 am will feature Rakesh Chaurasia on flute and Sandip Ghosh on tabla. At 5 pm, Vignesh Ishwar will present Carnatic vocal and at 6.30 pm, there will be a Carnatic instrumental performance featuring Kadri Gopalnath on saxophone, Vittal Ramamurthy on violin, B Harikumar on mridangam, Rajendra Nakod on tabla and B Rajashekar on morsing.

On February 18, the morning session at 10 am will witness Hindustani vocal by Kaushiki Chakraborty. At 5 pm, there will be a Carnatic vocal duet by Anahita and Apoorva. At 6.30 pm, Abhishek Raghuram will present a Carnatic vocal performance.

On the concluding day, Sudha Raghunathan will present Carnatic vocal at 10 am while Venkatesh Kumar will present Hindustani vocal at 11.30 am. The last performance will be a Carnatic vocal duet by Ranjani and Gayathri at 6.30 pm.

The festival is being supported by Department of Kannada and Culture among others.

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