Music festival to celebrate Mysuru court compositions

Pt Venkatesh Kumar will receive the 'Samagana Mathanga National Award' on February 3 at Chowdaiah Memorial Hall, Malleswaram.

The Bharatiya Samagana Sabha’s tenth edition of annual Indian classical music festival will be hosted from January 30 to February 3 at Chowdaiah Memorial Hall, Malleswaram.

This year’s theme is ‘Mysore Asthana Sangeethotsava’, commemorating the late Maharaja of Mysuru, Sri Jayachamaraja Wodeyar’s birth centenary. 

Hence, the Bharatiya Samagana Sabha has curated this year’s festival to represent the depth and range of the Mysore bani. The artistes will be presenting the compositions of Jayachamarajendra Wodeyar, Mysore Sadashiva Rao, Veene Seshanna, Muttiah Bhagavatar, Mysore Vasudevacharya and T Chowdiah. 

The five-day festival will be inaugurated on January 30 in the presence of Dr KJ Rao, emeritus professor, Indian Institute of Science.

The previous festivals were a hit among the music buffs in the city, and the Sabha expects it to be the same this year. “This year’s festival has extraordinary demand; the shows will have full houses all the five days,” shares RR Ravishankar, founder chairman, Bharatiya Samaghana Sabha.

The Thyagaraja and Purandhara Aradhane concerts will be live telecasted on TV channels DD Bharati and Chandana on February 3 from 10 am to 12.30 pm.

‘Samagana Mathanga National Award’

Hindustani vocalist Padma Shri Pandit Venkatesh Kumar will be presented this year’s ‘Samagana Mathanga National Award’ on February 3 at 5 pm. The ceremony will be presided by TM Vijay Bhaskar, IAS, Chief Secretary, Government of Karnataka; Dr Rajkumar Upadhay, ITS, Additional Director General - south zone, Prasar Bharti and Padma Shri Pandit Bhajan Sopori, santoor maestro and music composer.

Artistes Dr M Balamuralikrishna (2010), Dr Kadri Gopinath (2014) and Sudha Ragunathan (2016) are among the previous recipients of the award.

Event schedule

January 30

- Yuva Savishkara concert featuring child prodigy Rahul Vellal at 5.45 pm.
- Hindustani vocal concert by Pt. Venkatesh Kumar at 6.30 pm.

January 31

- Dhanvantri concert series -1, focusing on mental tranquillity will be presented by
Gayathri Venkataraghavan at 5 pm.
- Violin duet by Kumaresh-Ganesh at 6.30 pm.

February 1

- Dhanvantri concert series -2 will be presented by S Mahathi at 5 pm.
- Hindustani-Carnatic jugalbandi by Rahul Deshpande and Abhishek Raghuram at 6.30 pm.

February 2

- Mysore Asthana concerts by G Ravikiran, Manasi Prasad, Heramba Hemantha, Vinay Sherva, Sahana S V, Bangalore Brothers, and Goshti Gana led by Hamsika Venkataraghavan, from 10 am to 2 pm.
- Mysore Bani music veena maestro RK Prakash at 5 pm.
- Hindustani concert by Mahesh Kale at 6.30 pm.

February 3

- Purandara and Thyagaraja Aradhane - Hindustani vocalist Jayatheertha Mevundi will render Purandra Devarnamas at 10 am; Rajesh Vaidya and U Rajesh will play Thyagaraja Krithis at 11 am.
- Carnatic vocal duet by artistes Ranjani and Gayathri at 6.30 pm.

 

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