Devotional Discourse -Mangayarkarasi - 7.00 AM
Desa.Mangayarkkarasi, a well-known orator of religious literature in Tamil. Her exposure to Tirukkural began at the tender age of three even before she learnt Tamil. Mangayarkkarasi attributes this to the fact that her mother Bakkiyalakshmi had written the script for the play, Tiruvalluvar as dictated by her father when she had conceived her.
Vocal -Jayshree Jayaramakrishnan - 9.00 AM
Jayashree Jayaramakrishnan has been learning and performing for the last 17 years. Having started initial learning from her mother, Mrs. Seethalakshmi. Jayashree Jayaramakrishnan further learnt music from Mrs. Muthumeenakshi (Disciple of Musiri Subramania Iyer). Mrs. Jayashree has won several awards.
Violin -Lalitha - Nandhni - 10.30 AM
Dr M. Lalitha and M. Nandini have been widely acclaimed as outstanding South Indian classical violinists of the present generation. Lalitha and Nandini have enthralled the audiences with their spell binding music Dr. M. Lalitha and M. Nandini hail from the Sishya Parampara or the direct lineage of Sri. Baluswamy Diksitar, brother of one of the musical trinity Sri Muthuswamy Dikisitar who was responsible for bringing the violin into the firmament of South Indian classical music and also belong to the Sishya Parampara or the direct lineage of the Trinity - Saint Tyagaraja, Sri Muthuswamy Diksitar and Syama Sastri and Harikesanallur Muthiya Bhagavathar. They also learnt from their mother Smt. Subhalakshmi Muthuswamy.
Bharathanatyam -Tapasyakala Sampradaya - 1.00 PM
Scholars associated with Tapasya will review the salient features of the traditional presentations and discuss their relevance to the current dance scenario. Each demonstration will be followed by discussions in which the audience can participate. A panel discussion with T. Viswanathan, N. Pattabhiraman, B. M. Sundaram, Avanti Meduri, Devesh Soneji and Srividya Natarajan, will give scope for comment and reflection.The Thanjavur/ Pandanallur bani, will be presented by Gurus Subbaraya Pillai, Gopalakrishnan Pillai and K. Chandrasekhar (son of late Guru Kittappa Pillai).
Vocal -Saashwathi Prabhu - 2.45 PM
Saashwathi belongs to a family which has its roots deep in Indian arts. Her grandfather is the renowned personality Late Sri. R. Yagnaraman, who was the legendary Genaral Secretary of Sri Krishna Gana Sabha for over the last 50 years, and is the daughter of Mr. Y. Prabhu, Current General Secretary of Krishna Gana Sabha. She is also a committee member of Sri Krishna Gana Sabha.
Bharathanatyam -Shobana - 4.45 PM
Shobana Chandrakumar commonly known as Shobana, is an exponent of the Bharatanatyam dance and was a leading actress of Indian motion pictures. She was born into a Malayalam speaking family from Kerala, India. The veteran actress Ms Sukumari is an aunt from the paternal side .
Vocal -Parveen Sultana - 7.30 PM
Begum Parveen Sultana (born 1950) is an Assamese Hindustani classical singer of the Patiala Gharana. She is among the foremost classical vocalists in India and is known as Queen of Classical Vocal.Shelearnt music under the guidance of late Pandit Chinmoy Lahiri and from 1973, she became a disciple of Ustad Dilshad Khan of the Patiala Gharana.Parveen Sultana gave her first stage performance in 1962 when she was only 12 and has been recording music since 1965.Sultana has sung for movies like Gadar, Kudrat, Do Boond Pani, and Pakeezah.
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