15th Fine Arts Festival - 2009
15th Fine Arts Festival held at Infosys Hall, Ramakrishna Mission School Campus, 71, Bazullah Road, T.Nagar, Chennai. Festival by Shri T.Thenappan, General Manager, Indian Overseas Bank - presided by Dr. Nalli Kuppuswamy Chetti President, Mudhra − Guest of Honour: Shri ‘Vikku Vinayakram’ - Chief Guests: Shri A. Natarajan, Former Director, Chennai Doordarshan,- Mudhra Award of Excellence presented to Prof. Trichy Sankaran (Outstanding Mridangam Exponent, Composer, Academician and Cultural Ambassador) Highlights : It was a variety fare this year− 9 Vocal concerts, 2 Vocal duets, 2 Violin Duets, 1 Bhajans, 2 Jugalbandis, 3 dramas, 14 Bharathanatyam, 4 hour concert, 2 Harikatha, 3 Namasankeerthanam, 1 Music Ensemble, 1 Veena Concert, 12 Talent promotion Concert, 1 Music appreciation programme, 1 lec dem, 1 Saxophone concert & Sthree Thayagaraja Pancharatnam by all women artists in 5 Kattai Sruti.
 
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Mrs. and Mr.Trichy Sankaran, Cleveland Sundaram, Karaikudi Krishnamurthy & Mudhra Bhaskar Nalli with Sundaram and Balu Nalli greeting Prof.Sankaran
Mrs. and Mr.Trichy Sankaran, Cleveland Sundaram, Karaikudi Krishnamurthy & Mudhra Bhaskar Nalli with Sundaram and Balu Nalli greeting Prof.Sankaran
     
Nadaswaram by Manimaran & Party Mudhra Bhaskar receiving Vikku Vinayakram President and Vice-President receiving Mr.Thenappan, GM,IOB
Nadaswaram by Manimaran & Party Mudhra Bhaskar receiving Vikku Vinayakram President and Vice-President receiving Mr.Thenappan, GM,IOB
     
Nalli, Cleveland Sundaram & A.Natarajan in deep discussion Dignitaries on the dias Mr.Thenappan inaugurates by lighting the Kuthuvalakku
Nalli, Cleveland Sundaram & A.Natarajan in deep discussion Dignitaries on the dias Mr.Thenappan inaugurates by lighting the Kuthuvalakku
     
Mudhra Award of Excellence presented to Prof. Trichy Sankaran Standing ovation for Prof.Trichy Sankaran Trichy Sankaran receiving the applause from the audience
Mudhra Award of Excellence presented to Prof. Trichy Sankaran Standing ovation for Prof.Trichy Sankaran Trichy Sankaran receiving the applause from the audience
     
Dignitaries honouring TS Nalli honouring TS Audience
Dignitaries honouring TS Nalli honouring TS Audience
     
Audience Mudhra Bhaskar’s welcome address Radha Bhaskar compere the inauguration
Audience Mudhra Bhaskar’s welcome address Radha Bhaskar compere the inauguration
     
Mr.Thenappan being honoured Inaugural Speech by GM,IOB Bhaskar honouring Nalli
Mr.Thenappan being honoured Inaugural Speech by GM,IOB Bhaskar honouring Nalli
     
Audience Presidential address by Nalli Vikku Vinayakram,Natarajan & Sundaram
Audience Presidential address by Nalli Vikku Vinayakram,Natarajan & Sundaram
     
Nalli  released the CD ‘Raghava’ - live concert by O.S.Arun, IOB GM received the first copy Nalli released another CDof O.S.Arun ‘Gopala’ and A.Natarajan received the first copy Madurai T.N.Seshagopalan
Nalli released the CD ‘Raghava’ - live concert by O.S.Arun, IOB GM received the first copy Nalli released another CDof O.S.Arun ‘Gopala’ and A.Natarajan received the first copy A.Natarajan being honoured by the Secretary
     
A.Natarajan’s Speech Audience Audience
A.Natarajan’s Speech Audience Audience
     
Veteran P.B.Sreenivos among the audience Nalli honouring Vinayakram Presenting a memento
Veteran P.B.Sreenivos among the audience Nalli honouring Vinayakram Presenting a memento
     
Vinayakram honouring Trichy Sankaran The Two Maestros-Vikku Vinayakram and Prof. Trichy Sankaran Vinayakram felicitates Sankaran
Vinayakram honouring Trichy Sankaran The Two Maestros-Vikku Vinayakram and Prof. Trichy Sankaran Vinayakram felicitates Sankaran
     
Vikku appreciates Mudhra’s efforts Ist prize in GNB music competition Second prize
Vikku appreciates Mudhra’s efforts Ist prize in GNB music competition Second prize
     
Third Prize Trichy Sankaran Speech Mr.Ravishankar, Auditor, Mudhra being honoured by the President
Third Prize Trichy Sankaran Speech Mr.Ravishankar, Auditor, Mudhra being honoured by the President
     
Memento to Mr.Ravishankar T.N.S.Krishna’s inaugural concert T.N.S.Krishna- Mysore Srikanth- Trichur Narendran- K.V.Gopalakrishnan
Memento to Mr.Ravishankar T.N.S.Krishna’s inaugural concert T.N.S.Krishna- Mysore Srikanth- Trichur Narendran- K.V.Gopalakrishnan
     
Harikatha “KRISHNA LEELA” by  KALYANAPURAM AARAVAMUDHACHARIAR 
− Dr.Hemalatha 
− A.S.Ranganathan Harikatha 
“SOODIKODUTHA SUDARKODI” by KALYANAPURAM        AARAVAMUDHACHARIAR 
− Vittal Ramamurthy 
− Melakkaveri Balaji MADURAI T.N.SESHAGOPALAN 
− M.Chandrasekaran 
− Guruvaiyur Dorai 
− T.V.Vasan
Harikatha “KRISHNA LEELA” by KALYANAPURAM AARAVAMUDHACHARIAR − Dr.Hemalatha − A.S.Ranganathan Harikatha “SOODIKODUTHA SUDARKODI” by KALYANAPURAM AARAVAMUDHACHARIAR − Vittal Ramamurthy − Melakkaveri Balaji MADURAI T.N.SESHAGOPALAN − M.Chandrasekaran − Guruvaiyur Dorai − T.V.Vasan
     
T.V.Vasan –Ghatam Guruvayur Dorai and T.V.Vasan NEYVELI SANTHANAGOPALAN 
− V.V.Ravi 
− Mannargudi Easwaran 
− Udupi Sridhar 
− Nerkunam Sankar
T.V.Vasan –Ghatam Guruvayur Dorai and T.V.Vasan NEYVELI SANTHANAGOPALAN − V.V.Ravi − Mannargudi Easwaran − Udupi Sridhar − Nerkunam Sankar
     
Mannargudi A.Easwaran Nerkunam Sankar Neyveli Santhanagopalan
Mannargudi A.Easwaran Nerkunam Sankar Neyveli Santhanagopalan
     
PRIYA SISTERS 
− M.A.Krishnaswamy 
− Parupalli Phalgun 
− S.V.Ramani Priya Sisters 
− Shanmugapriya & Haripriya “NAADHA PRAVAHAM
” by V.V.SUBRAHMANYAM, V.V.Ravi, Mullaivasal Chandramouli, V.V.S.Murari, B.U.Ganesh Prasad & Sunitha (6 Violins) 
− Guruvayur Dorai 
− Thirupunitura Radhakrishnan 
− Srirangam Kannan
PRIYA SISTERS − M.A.Krishnaswamy − Parupalli Phalgun − S.V.Ramani Priya Sisters − Shanmugapriya & Haripriya “NAADHA PRAVAHAM ” by V.V.SUBRAHMANYAM, V.V.Ravi, Mullaivasal Chandramouli, V.V.S.Murari, B.U.Ganesh Prasad & Sunitha (6 Violins) − Guruvayur Dorai − Thirupunitura Radhakrishnan − Srirangam Kannan
     
VVS with his disciples VVS with his son The Violin Maestro V.V.Subrahmanyam
VVS with his disciples VVS with his son The Violin Maestro V.V.Subrahmanyam
     
Pandurangan in Panduranga Leelai(namasankeerthanam) A scene from Panduranga Leelai Kadalur Gopi Bhavathar
’s Panduranga Leelai
Pandurangan in Panduranga Leelai(namasankeerthanam) A scene from Panduranga Leelai Kadalur Gopi Bhavathar ’s Panduranga Leelai
     
Gopi Bhavathar with his daughter Lalgudi Krishnan with Balesh on Sehanai KARNATIC HINDUSTANI JUGALBANDI - LALGUDI G.J.R.KRISHNAN(Violin) PANDIT BALESH(Shenai) Mannargudi Easwaran(Mridangam) Ravindra Havagal(Tabla
Gopi Bhavathar with his daughter Lalgudi Krishnan with Balesh on Sehanai KARNATIC HINDUSTANI JUGALBANDI - LALGUDI G.J.R.KRISHNAN(Violin) PANDIT BALESH(Shenai) Mannargudi Easwaran(Mridangam) Ravindra Havagal(Tabla)
     
Talent Promotion Concerts : Muthuswami Dikshitar Kritis on Lord Siva by REVATHY KUMAR − Hosahalli V.Raghuram - Ethirajan Talent Promotion Concerts : Thamizh Moovar by V.PRADEEP KUMAR − K.J.Dileep − N.C.Bharadwaj Talent Promotion Concerts : Compositions of GNB by  V. DEEPIKA − S.P.Ananthapadmanabha − Arjun Ganesh
Talent Promotion Concerts : Muthuswami Dikshitar Kritis on Lord Siva by REVATHY KUMAR − Hosahalli V.Raghuram - Ethirajan Talent Promotion Concerts : Thamizh Moovar by V.PRADEEP KUMAR − K.J.Dileep − N.C.Bharadwaj Talent Promotion Concerts : Compositions of GNB by V. DEEPIKA − S.P.Ananthapadmanabha − Arjun Ganesh
     
Talent Promotion Concerts : Papanasam Sivan’s Compositions by BRINDA MANICKAVASAKAM − U.N.Niranjan − Varun Ramaswamy Carnatic Music by ANOORADHA SRIRAM − Ambika Prasad − Arjun Kumar − Papanasam S.Sethuraman Anuradha Sriram sings Carnatic Music
Talent Promotion Concerts : Papanasam Sivan’s Compositions by BRINDA MANICKAVASAKAM − U.N.Niranjan − Varun Ramaswamy Carnatic Music by ANOORADHA SRIRAM − Ambika Prasad − Arjun Kumar − Papanasam S.Sethuraman Anuradha Sriram sings Carnatic Music
     
alent Promotion Concerts :  Compositions of Mysore Vasudevachar by 
V.BHARAT KUMAR − K.Rahul – Uzhavoor K. Babu Compositions on Lord Rama by  CHAITRRA SAIRAM − M.Rajeev − Kumbakonam Swaminathan Compositions of Thyagaraja by  RAHUL NARAYANAN − Sudha R.S.Iyer − Thirucheri Kaushik Rajagopal
Talent Promotion Concerts : Compositions of Mysore Vasudevachar by V.BHARAT KUMAR − K.Rahul – Uzhavoor K. Babu Compositions on Lord Rama by CHAITRRA SAIRAM − M.Rajeev − Kumbakonam Swaminathan Compositions of Thyagaraja by RAHUL NARAYANAN − Sudha R.S.Iyer − Thirucheri Kaushik Rajagopal
     
Tamizhe Amuthe by V. SREE CHITRA − Villiwakkam Raghuraman − Thillaisthanam Suryanarayanan “VADHYA THARANGINI” by V.L.KUMAR − ALLAM DURGAPRASAD − THIRUVARUR SWAMINATHAN – MUDHRA BHASKAR − N. SUNDAR − PUDUKKOTTAI RAMACHANDRAN − PAPANASAM SETHURAMAN Raga Anubhavam − An exotic journey into the beautiful world of Ragas by DR. RADHA BHASKAR with SREYAS NARAYANUN, VIDYA KALYANARAMAN, BHARAT SUNDAR & DHARINI − Melakkaveri Thiagarajan − Delhi Sairam − H. Sivaramakrishnan
Tamizhe Amuthe by V. SREE CHITRA − Villiwakkam Raghuraman − Thillaisthanam Suryanarayanan “VADHYA THARANGINI” by V.L.KUMAR − ALLAM DURGAPRASAD − THIRUVARUR SWAMINATHAN – MUDHRA BHASKAR − N. SUNDAR − PUDUKKOTTAI RAMACHANDRAN − PAPANASAM SETHURAMAN Raga Anubhavam − An exotic journey into the beautiful world of Ragas by DR. RADHA BHASKAR with SREYAS NARAYANUN, VIDYA KALYANARAMAN, BHARAT SUNDAR & DHARINI − Melakkaveri Thiagarajan − Delhi Sairam − H. Sivaramakrishnan
     
Raga Anubhavam Delhi Sairam with Sivaramakrishnan accompaniments  in Raga Anubhavam Audience
Raga Anubhavam Delhi Sairam with Sivaramakrishnan accompaniments in Raga Anubhavam Audience
     
Raga Anubhavam artists with the veteran playback singer Smt.Vani Jairam O.S.THIAGARAJAN − T.H.Subramaniam − Prof.Trichy Sankaran − V.Suresh Prof.Trichy Sankaran, the mudhra awardee of the year
Raga Anubhavam artists with the veteran playback singer Smt.Vani Jairam O.S.THIAGARAJAN − T.H.Subramaniam − Prof.Trichy Sankaran − V.Suresh A.Kanyakumari and B.S.Purshothaman
     
O.S.Thiagarajan Audience KADRI GOPALNATH − A.Kanyakumari − Patri Satishkumar − Udayraj Karpur − Bangalore Rajasekhar
O.S.Thiagarajan Audience KADRI GOPALNATH − A.Kanyakumari − Patri Satishkumar − Udayraj Karpur − Bangalore Rajasekhar
     
Kadri Gopalnath O.S.Arun sings Bhajans Ganapathi on the Tabla
Kadri Gopalnath O.S.Arun sings Bhajans Ganapathi on the Tabla
     
BHAJAN SANDHYA by O.S.ARUN − Mullaivasal G. Chandramouli − A.V.Manikandan − Ganapathy & Kiran − Kalai Selvan Audience Audience
BHAJAN SANDHYA by O.S.ARUN − Mullaivasal G. Chandramouli − A.V.Manikandan − Ganapathy & Kiran − Kalai Selvan Audience Audience
     
Audience MALLADI BROTHERS − Mysore Manjunath − Umayalpuram Sivaraman − DR. S. Karthick Mallai Brothers (SRIRAM KUMAR & RAVI KUMAR)
Audience MALLADI BROTHERS − Mysore Manjunath − Umayalpuram Sivaraman − DR. S. Karthick Mallai Brothers (SRIRAM KUMAR & RAVI KUMAR)
     
Umayalpuram Sivaraman & Dr.S.Karthick Mridangam Maestro Sivaraman accompanying Malladis Audience
Umayalpuram Sivaraman & Dr.S.Karthick Mridangam Maestro Sivaraman accompanying Malladis Audience
     
B. KANNAN − Bombay V.Anand − Prapancham Ravindran − Prashanth − N.Sundar SIKKIL GURUCHARAN − R.K.Shriramkumar − Umayalpuram K.Sivaraman − B.S.Purushothaman Umayalpuram Sivaraman- B.S.Purushothaman − Sikkil Gurucharan
B. KANNAN − Bombay V.Anand − Prapancham Ravindran − Prashanth − N.Sundar SIKKIL GURUCHARAN − R.K.Shriramkumar − Umayalpuram K.Sivaraman − B.S.Purushothaman Umayalpuram Sivaraman- B.S.Purushothaman − Sikkil Gurucharan
     
T.N.KRISHNAN & VIJI KRISHNAN NATARAJAN − Thiruvarur Bakthavatsalam − Vaikom Gopalakrishnan T.N.Krishnan and Viji Krishnan − Violin Duet Tiruvaarur Bakthavathsalam with Delhi Sairam
T.N.KRISHNAN & VIJI KRISHNAN NATARAJAN − Thiruvarur Bakthavatsalam − Vaikom Gopalakrishnan T.N.Krishnan and Viji Krishnan − Violin Duet Tiruvaarur Bakthavathsalam with Delhi Sairam
     
Audience Audience RAGAM TANAM PALLAVI Concert by T.M.KRISHNA − R.K.Sriramkumar − Arun Prakash − N.Guruprasad
Audience Audience RAGAM TANAM PALLAVI Concert by T.M.KRISHNA − R.K.Sriramkumar − Arun Prakash − N.Guruprasad
     
STHREE THYAGARAJA PANCHARATHNAM SRUTI 5 – For the first time a unique homage to Saint Thiagaraja by all women artists during music festival -  Participants : Dr.Radha Bhaskar, Gayathri Girish, Dr.Subashini Parthasarathy, Subha Ganesan, Padmavathi Nagarajan, Varalakshmi Anandkumar,Vijayalakshmi Subramaniam, Geetha Rajasekar, Raji Gopalakrishnan, Girija Ramaswamy, Dr.R.Abhiramasundari, Vasuda Kesav, Vidya Kalyanaraman, Swathi Srikrishna, Radha Ramji, Vasantha Rajagopal, Jayashree Jayaramakrishanan, Bhavani Ganesan, Padma Krishnan, T.M.Prabhavathi, Salem Gayathri, Gayathri Sankaran, Gayathri Sreyas, Uma Venkataraman, Krithika, Keerthana, Mayavaram Gita, J.B.Keerthana, Lakshmi Sriram, Seethalakshmi (Vocal) – Dr.M.Narmada, Kalyani Shankar, Srilakshmi Venkataramani, Sudha Iyer, Srividhya Iyer (Violin) – Shobhana, Jayalakshmi Sekar, Dr.R.S.Jayalakshmi(Veena) - N.S.Rajam, Tanjore Padma, Jayamangala Krishnamani, Rajna Swaminathan (Mridangam) STHREE THYAGARAJA PANCHARATHNAM SRUTI 5on 10th January 2010 STHREE THYAGARAJA PANCHARATHNAM SRUTI 5 on 10th  January 2010
STHREE THYAGARAJA PANCHARATHNAM SRUTI 5 STHREE THYAGARAJA PANCHARATHNAM SRUTI 5on 10th January 2010 STHREE THYAGARAJA PANCHARATHNAM SRUTI 5 on 10th January 2010
     
Hall Packed Audience Audience Audience enjoying the pancharathnam on the last day of the festival
Hall Packed Audience Audience Audience enjoying the pancharathnam on the last day of the festival
     
STHREE THYAGARAJA PANCHARATHNAM SRUTI 5 STHREE THYAGARAJA PANCHARATHNAM SRUTI 5 STHREE THYAGARAJA PANCHARATHNAM SRUTI 5
STHREE THYAGARAJA PANCHARATHNAM SRUTI 5 STHREE THYAGARAJA PANCHARATHNAM SRUTI 5 STHREE THYAGARAJA PANCHARATHNAM SRUTI 5
     
SPECIAL FOUR HOUR Concert by P. UNNIKRISHNAN − Embar Kannan − Thiruvarur Bakthavatsalam − B.S.Purushothaman − Vaikom Gopalakrishnan P.Unnikrishnan  
SPECIAL FOUR HOUR Concert by P. UNNIKRISHNAN − Embar Kannan − Thiruvarur Bakthavatsalam − B.S.Purushothaman − Vaikom Gopalakrishnan P.Unnikrishnan