Friday, March 23, 2018

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Monday, January 1, 2018

Happy New Year 2018!

2018 is upon us all. The last year was very significant musically to me. In the corner of my end there is always a small thought. What if I lost interest in what I am doing? What if everything becomes meaningless? I am restless mind and have been known in the past to dabble in too many things outside of my main occupation. What if that restless nature intruded on that which I enjoy doing most? I like to revisit this thought mostly on the 1st of January. It is a kind of taking stock of myself. Asking myself how the last year has been, has it been worth it, will I continue this into the next year.

Thankfully it is the same answer I get this year also. 2017 was fantastic! 2018 will be fantastic too. I still enjoy every minute I spend on Carnatic music. Every new song I learn. Every old song that I sing that one more time like polishing old silverware. Every new raga that I discover in the process of updating myself. 

Of course the greatest excitement is when all that effort done at home is brought on to the concert stage. Then things take over almost in auto pilot mode. The stage, the accompanists, the ambience and you the wonderful audience start me off on this great journey. I get off the stage, go home and am already thinking of the next concert, where is it, what am I singing, what do I have to practice tomorrow etc etc.

It is a fortune to be allowed by the society to earn a living as a musician. Not all societies are privileged. Issues plague people at different levels. Issues some of which are under our control and some beyond. Still the music can heal. The music need not disturb. It can beautifully comfort both the settled and the unsettled. Thank you all for giving me this freedom to do what I want and thank you for your patience and dealing with my own aberrations that may have marred your idea of what SHOULD be. Thank you and Happy New Year! It will be better, bright and beautiful!

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Saturday, September 30, 2017

December Season 2017 Concert Schedule

Here is the the schedule of my concerts for the December 2017 Music Season in Chennai. 

Please check the Facebook page ( timings and other details closer to the concert dates.

8th Dec 2017 - Margazhi Maha Utsavam

with S Varadarajan, Neyveli B Venkatesh & Trippunittura N Radhakrishnan

Venue: Youth Hostel, Indira Nagar

10th Dec 2017 - Kartik Fine Arts

with R Raghul, Nanjil Arul & Alathur Rajaganesh

Venue: Narada Gana Sabha

14th Dec 2017 - Brahma Gana Sabha

with S Varadarajan, Poongulam Subramaniam & KV Gopalakrishnan

Venue: Sivagami Petachi Auditorium

17th Dec 2017 - Bharath Kalachar

with M Rajeev, Palladam Rav & Alathur Rajaganesh

Venue: YGP Auditorium

20th Dec 2017 - Indian Fine Arts Society

with Avaneeswaram SR Vinu, SJ Arjun Ganesh & S Venkatramanan

Venue: Ethiraj Kalyana Mandapam

22nd Dec 2017 - Tyaga Brahma Gana Sabha

with Nagai Sriram, Tanjore Murugabhoopathy & Perukavu PL Sudheer

Venue: Vani Mahal

24th Dec 2017 - Narada Gana Sabha

with S Varadarajan, Neyveli B Venkatesh & KV Gopalakrishnan

Venue: Narada Gana Sabha

25th Dec 2017 - Sri Krishna Gana Sabha

with S Varadarajan, Neyveli B Venkatesh & B Rajasekar

Venue: Krishna Gana Sabha

27th Dec 2017 - Music Academy

with S Varadarajan, Neyveli B Venkatesh & Anirudh Athreya

Venue: Music Academy

29th Dec 2017 - Tamil Isai Sangam

with S Varadarajan, Neyveli B Venkatesh & Alathur Rajaganesh

Venue: Raja Annamalai Mandram

30th Dec 2017 - Sri Parthasarathy Swamy Sabha

with Nagai Muralidharan, Neyveli B Venkatesh & KV Gopalakrishnan

Venue: Vidya Bharathi Kalyana Mandapam

1st Jan 2018 - Brahma Gana Sabha

with S Varadarajan, Neyveli B Venkatesh & S Venkatramanan

Venue: Sivagami Petachi Auditorium