Veena Mahotsavam in Chennai - Sep. 8 to 15, 2019


Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Chennai Kendra organises Veena Mahotsavam - Harmony of Strings for Human Harmony from September 8 to 15, 2019 at BVB Mini Hall, East Mada Street, Chennai.
The festival is dedicated to Veena Vidwan R. Pichumani Iyer in his Birth Centenary Year.

The festival is put together by K. N. Ramaswamy
(Director, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Chennai Kendra) and veena vidwan Kannan Balakrishnan (Festival Co-ordinator)

The Schedule:
September 8, 2019 - AKHANDAM – I

10-00 to 10-25 a.m.: Inauguration by Sri N. Ravi, Chairman, Bhavan’s Chennai Kendra. Dr. Nalli Kuppuswami Chetty presides. Sri M. Murali felicitates.
10-30 to 11-05 a.m.: Vinayak Vaidyanathan (Bengaluru)
11-10 to 11-45 a.m.: Bhargavi Balasubramaniam & Anahita Ravindran (Chitravina)
11-50 to 12-25 p.m.: Lakshana Hariharasubramaniam
Accompanists: Kaushik Sridhar & Sunil Kumar

12-30 to 12-55 p.m.: H.R. Meenakshi & Maithri Murali
01-00 to 01-25 p.m.: Sarvesh Jayaraman
01-30 to 01-55 p.m.: S. Anjana & S. Aparna
02-00 to 02-25 p.m.: N. Haripriya
Accompanists: Pappu Jayadev

02-30 to 03-05 p.m.: R.Sai Ganesh & M.Ajay Ratna (Mandolin)
03-10 to 03-45 p.m.: H. Vishwas (Mandolin)
03-50 to 04-25 p.m.: Sree Usha & Sreesha (Mandolin)
Accompanists: A.V. Manikandan

04-30 to 05-05 p.m.: Veena Venkatramani
05-10 to 05-45 p.m.: Yuko Matoba (Japan)
05-50 to 06-25 p.m.: S.V. Sahana (Mysuru)
Accompanists: Mysuru L. Vadiraj & J. Ramadas

06-30 to 07-05 p.m.: Aravind Bhargav (Mandolin)
07-10 to 07-45 p.m.: U.P.Raju, U.Nagamani, U.Jayavigneshwar & U.Subramanya Raju (Mandolin)
07-50 to 08-25 PM: R. Parthasarathy & Sriram Parthasarathy
Accompanists: Vijay Natesan & H. Prasanna

September 9, 2019

06-30 to 07-05 p.m.: Sridevi Mandapaka (Vizag)
07-10 to 07-45 p.m.: S. Anjani
07-50 to 08-25 p.m.: Jayalakshmi Sekhar
Accompanists: S. Aswini & Srisainath

September 10, 2019

06-30 to 07-05 p.m.: Dr N. Krishnaveni (Vizag)
07-10 to 07-45 p.m.: R. Ramani & Meenakshi Sankaran
07-50 to 08-25 p.m.: Baradwaj Raman (Sarasvitar)
Accompanists: Akshay Ram & Dr. Nerkunam Shankar

September 11, 2019

06-30 to 07-05 p.m.: Revathi Srinivasan & Dr. Shobhana Swaminathan
07-10 to 07-45 p.m.: Kalyani Ganesan & Shubha Ganesan
07-50 to 08-25 p.m.: Allam Durga Prasad (Gottuvadyam)
Accompanists: Sherthalai Ananthakrishnan & H. Sivaramakrishnan

September 12, 2019

06-30 to 07-05 p.m.: Revathi Sadasivam (Bengaluru)
07-10 to 07-45 p.m.: N. Ananthanarayanan
07-50 to 08-25 p.m.: Dr R.S. Jayalakshmi & C. Charulatha
Accompanists: Mannarkoil J. Balaji & Srirangam Ravikrishnan

September 13, 2019

06-30 to 07-05 PM: Sumathi Anand (Dubai)
07-10 to 07-45 PM: J. Yogavandana (Bengaluru)
07-50 to 08-25 PM: Dr. Vivekananda Suri (Hyderabad)
Accompanists: Mudhra Bhaskar & G. Ravichandran

September 14, 2019

04-30 to 05-05 p.m.: Karakurichi A. Ravi, Lakshmi Ramesh & Shyamala Ravi
05-10 to 05-45 p.m.: Madhu Ramakrishnan & Ramkumar
05-50 to 06-25 p.m.: N. Vijayalakshmi
Accompanists: N. Rajam & Subba Rao

06-30 to 07-05 p.m.: S. Mahadevan (Thiruvananthapuram)
07-10 to 07-45 p.m.: S.P. Ramh & Pavithra Mahesh
07-50 to 08-25 p.m.: Duddu Sitaramiah (Hyderabad)
Accompanists: Melakaveri K. Balaji & Papanasam Sethuraman

September 15, 2019: AKHANDAM – II

10-30 to 11-05 a.m.: V. Balasubramaniam, N. Jayakrishnan, Sarada & Sivaranjani
11-10 to 11-45 a.m.: Padma Murali
11-50 a.m. to 12-25 p.m.: Meduri Padmavathi Kadiyala (Hyderabad)
Accompanists: M.S. Venkatasubramaniam & Trichy Murali

12-30 to 02-25 PM:  Performance by students
Accompanists: Umayalpuram V. Kalyanaraman

02-30 to 03-05 p.m.: Meenakshi Ramanathan (Thiruvananthapuram)
03-10 to 03-45 p.m.: Kaza Subhashini Shastry (Hyderabad)
03-50 to 04-25 p.m.: Sashidhar (Vijayawada)
Accompanists: Sai Sarangan Ravichandhira (Australia)

04-30 to 05-05 p.m.: Dr. Rajshri Ramakrishna
05-10 to 05-45 p.m.: K.R. Shrievats
05-50 to 06-25 p.m.: R. Hariram
Accompanists: Ravi M. Ravichandhira (Australia) & Narasimhan

06-30 to 07-05 p.m.: Rakshita Ramesh (Bengaluru)
07-10 to 07-45 p.m.: GRS.Murthy, GS.Sudarshan & GS.Varsha
07-50 to 08-25 p.m.: D. Balakrishna & Sreenivasa Prasanna (Bengaluru)
Accompanists: Kishore Ramesh & Ranganathan

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