16th Fine Arts Festival - 2010
Mudhra inaugurated its 16th Fine Arts Festival on 10th December and concluded on 9th Jan 2011. All top ranking artists provided a variety fare of events. Injikkudi Subramaniam made a fitting start with his melody filled Nadaswaram performance. V.Shankar (President,Sri Shanmukhananda Fine Arts, Mumbai) inaugurated and presented the “Mudhra Award of Excellence” to Dr.Nedunuri Krishnamurthy. Dr.S.Vijaya Kumar ( Chairman and MD,Vijay Nirman Co.) was the Guest of Honour. Dr.Nalli Kuppuswamy Chetti presided and A.Natarjan and P.S.Narayanaswamy felicitated. The function was followed by a concert by Sriram Parthasarathy. Three full days were deidcated to 'talent promotion concerts' by promising youngsters. A two days Music Appreciation Programme was conducted for rasikas. Youngsters in the dance field were also given an opportunity to showcase their talent. The grand finale was a four hour bhajan concert by O.S.Arun
 
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Kalaimamani Sri.Injikkudi Subramaniam – Nadaswaram Mudhra Bhaskar welcomes the president Dr.Nalli Kuppuswami Chetti Cleveland Sri.V.V.Sundaram and Malladi Bros among the audience during inauguration
Kalaimamani Sri.Injikkudi Subramaniam – Nadaswaram Mudhra Bhaskar welcomes the president Dr.Nalli Kuppuswami Chetti Cleveland Sri.V.V.Sundaram and Malladi Bros among the audience during inauguration
     
Dr.Radha Bhaskar - Master of Ceremonies Invocation by Smt.Salem Gayathri Mudhra Bhaskar, A.Natarajan, Dr.Nalli, Dr.Nedanuri, V.Shankar, S.Vijayakumar, P.S.Narayanaswamy
Dr.Radha Bhaskar - Master of Ceremonies Invocation by Smt.Salem Gayathri Mudhra Bhaskar, A.Natarajan, Dr.Nalli, Dr.Nedanuri, V.Shankar, S.Vijayakumar, P.S.Narayanaswamy
     
Mudhra Bhaskar delivers the secretary's report
Sri.V.Shankar, President Shanmugananda Sangeetha Sabha, Mumbai inaugurated the festival by Lighting the kuthuvilakku Dr.Nedanuri Krishnamurthy
Mudhra Bhaskar delivers the secretary's report Sri.V.Shankar, President Shanmugananda Sangeetha Sabha, Mumbai inaugurated the festival by Lighting the kuthuvilakku Dr.Nedanuri Krishnamurthy
     
Sri.P.S.Narayaswami joins the lamp lighting ceremony
Mr.Jayaramakrishnan,VP,TCS- Deccan Sri.N.K.Murthy and Cleveland Sri Sundaram Dignitaries on the dias
Sri.P.S.Narayaswami joins the lamp lighting ceremony Mr.Jayaramakrishnan,VP,TCS- Deccan Sri.N.K.Murthy and Cleveland Sri Sundaram Dignitaries on the dias
     
Mudhra Bhaskar honours Dr.Nalli and Sri.A.Natarajan looks on Sri.V.Shankar being honoured by Dr.Nalli, The President of Mudhra Dr.Nalli honours Mr.S.Vijayakumar, Prop. Vijay Nirman Co. Pvt.Ltd, Vizag
Mudhra Bhaskar honours Dr.Nalli and Sri.A.Natarajan looks on Sri.V.Shankar being honoured by Dr.Nalli, The President of Mudhra Dr.Nalli honours Mr.S.Vijayakumar, Prop. Vijay Nirman Co. Pvt.Ltd, Vizag
     
Sri.P.S.Narayanaswamy who feliciated the awardee Dr.Nedanuri being honoured by the president Dr. Nedanuri meditating for a while Dr.Nalli, Sri.V.Shankar and Dr.Nedanuri
Sri.P.S.Narayanaswamy who feliciated the awardee Dr.Nedanuri being honoured by the president Dr. Nedanuri meditating for a while Dr.Nalli, Sri.V.Shankar and Dr.Nedanuri
     
Dr.Nedanuri being awarded the Mudhra Award of Excellence by Sri.V.Shankar. - Photo (from the left) : Dr.Radha Bhaskar, Mudhra Bhaskar, A.Natarajan, Dr.Nalli, Dr.Nedanuri, V.Shankar, S.Vijaykumar & P.S.Narayanaswamy The Awardee thanked the gathering for their kind wishes Dr.Nedanuri Krishnamurthy with a smile
Dr.Nedanuri being awarded the Mudhra Award of Excellence by Sri.V.Shankar. - Photo (from the left) : Dr.Radha Bhaskar, Mudhra Bhaskar, A.Natarajan, Dr.Nalli, Dr.Nedanuri, V.Shankar, S.Vijaykumar & P.S.Narayanaswamy The Awardee thanked the gathering for their kind wishes Dr.Nedanuri Krishnamurthy with a smile
     
Dr.Nalli and V.Shankar greets the awardee Dr.Nedanuri Krishnamurthy Neyveli Santhanagopalan Talent promotion concert: Theme:Rare Kritis of Swathi Tirunal Dr.N.S.Lakshmy - Kovai Chandran-Nanganallur Ravishankar
Dr.Nalli and V.Shankar greets the awardee Dr.Nedanuri Krishnamurthy Neyveli Santhanagopalan Talent promotion concert: Theme:Rare Kritis of Swathi Tirunal Dr.N.S.Lakshmy - Kovai Chandran-Nanganallur Ravishankar
     
Talent promotion concert: Theme:Tamil Compositions
Anirudh Venkatesh - M.Rajiv-Tirucheri Kaushik Rajagopal Talent promotion concert: Theme:RTP
Sruti Sagar – Ragul –N.C.Bharadwaj Talent promotion concert: Theme : Compositions on Lord Vishnu
Supraja –Shyam-Nellai Srikrishnan
Talent promotion concert: Theme:Tamil Compositions Anirudh Venkatesh - M.Rajiv-Tirucheri Kaushik Rajagopal Talent promotion concert: Theme:RTP Sruti Sagar – Ragul –N.C.Bharadwaj Talent promotion concert: Theme : Compositions on Lord Vishnu Supraja –Shyam-Nellai Srikrishnan
     
Talent promotion concert: Theme:Muthuswami Dikshitar kritis on Goddess Lakshmi Swarna Rethas - B.Anathakrishan- Thanjavur Praveen Kumar Talent promotion concert: Theme:Compositions of Vasudevachar
Arundathi Krishnan - R.S.Srividhya- J.Arvind-Mridangam Priya Sisters - B.V.Raghavendra Rao - Pharupulli Phalgun - B.S.Purushotham
Talent promotion concert: Theme:Muthuswami Dikshitar kritis on Goddess Lakshmi Swarna Rethas - B.Anathakrishan- Thanjavur Praveen Kumar Talent promotion concert: Theme:Compositions of Vasudevachar Arundathi Krishnan - R.S.Srividhya- J.Arvind-Mridangam Priya Sisters - B.V.Raghavendra Rao - Pharupulli Phalgun - B.S.Purushotham
     
Haripriya and Shanmugapriya Y.Gee Mahendra's Drama 'LIGHTS ON' Violin Solo by V.V.Subrahmaniam - Guruvayur Dorai - Thirupunithura Radhakrishnan
Haripriya and Shanmugapriya Y.Gee Mahendra's Drama 'LIGHTS ON' Violin Solo by V.V.Subrahmaniam - Guruvayur Dorai - Thirupunithura Radhakrishnan
     
S.Sowmya - R.K.Sriram Kumar - Poongulam Subramaniam - K.V.Gopalakrishnan Madurai T.N.Seshagopalan - M.Chandrasekaran - Trichur Narendran - Vaikom Gopalakrishnan Talent promotion concert: Theme : Compositions on Lord Muruga
Krithika Natarajan –K.J.Dilip-Harish Kumar
S.Sowmya - R.K.Sriram Kumar - Poongulam Subramaniam - K.V.Gopalakrishnan Madurai T.N.Seshagopalan - M.Chandrasekaran - Trichur Narendran - Vaikom Gopalakrishnan Talent promotion concert: Theme : Compositions on Lord Muruga Krithika Natarajan –K.J.Dilip-Harish Kumar
     
Talent promotion concert:  Theme : Compositions of Muthuswami Dikshitar Vivek Sadasivam -R.S.Sudha - Mannargudi Sreyas Talent promotion concert:  Theme: Compositions of Gopalakrishna Bharathi
J.B.Keerthana –Arunachala Karthick –Srivatsan Talent promotion concert:   Theme : Kanjeepuram shetra kritis
Krithika Arvind –Lavanya Raman –M.S.Varadan
Talent promotion concert: Theme : Compositions of Muthuswami Dikshitar Vivek Sadasivam -R.S.Sudha - Mannargudi Sreyas Talent promotion concert: Theme: Compositions of Gopalakrishna Bharathi J.B.Keerthana –Arunachala Karthick –Srivatsan Talent promotion concert: Theme : Kanjeepuram shetra kritis Krithika Arvind –Lavanya Raman –M.S.Varadan
     
Talent promotion concert:   Theme: Kambaram Kavirayaram
Nadamuni Gayathri –C.K.Vijayaraghavan –Manikudi Chandrasekar Talent promotion concert:   Theme : Siva Sakthi
R.Rajiv -Sreenivasamurthy-Ethirajan Flute by S.Shashank
Talent promotion concert: Theme: Kambaram Kavirayaram Nadamuni Gayathri –C.K.Vijayaraghavan –Manikudi Chandrasekar Talent promotion concert: Theme : Siva Sakthi R.Rajiv -Sreenivasamurthy-Ethirajan Flute by S.Shashank
     
Talent promotion concert:   Theme: Compositions of Shyama Sastri
K.Lakshmi –Sreenivasamurthy –Varun Ramaswami Talent promotion concert:   Theme :Compositions of Koteeswara Iyer
Akshay Padmanabhan –Dinesh –Palaymkottai Guru Raghavendra Talent promotion concert:   Theme : Compositions on Lord Krishna 
Swathi Srikrishna –Nagarkoil Anand –Kumbakonam Swaminathan
Talent promotion concert: Theme: Compositions of Shyama Sastri K.Lakshmi –Sreenivasamurthy –Varun Ramaswami Talent promotion concert: Theme :Compositions of Koteeswara Iyer Akshay Padmanabhan –Dinesh –Palaymkottai Guru Raghavendra Talent promotion concert: Theme : Compositions on Lord Krishna Swathi Srikrishna –Nagarkoil Anand –Kumbakonam Swaminathan
     
Talent promotion concert:   Theme: Sampoorna Raga Kritis of Papanasam Sivan S.R.Maithreye – Vocal, Priyam Vadaa – violin, K.S.Ramana – Mridangam Talent promotion concert:   Theme : Compositions on Sapta Tala Malika , Aiswarya Shankar –Vocal, K.P.Nandini – Violin, Thillaisthanam Suriyanarayanan – Mridangam Gayathri Venkataraghavan - Lalgudi Vijayalakshmi - Mannargudi Easwaran - Papanasam Sethuraman
Talent promotion concert: Theme: Sampoorna Raga Kritis of Papanasam Sivan S.R.Maithreye – Vocal, Priyam Vadaa – violin, K.S.Ramana – Mridangam Talent promotion concert: Theme : Compositions on Sapta Tala Malika , Aiswarya Shankar –Vocal, K.P.Nandini – Violin, Thillaisthanam Suriyanarayanan – Mridangam Gayathri Venkataraghavan - Lalgudi Vijayalakshmi - Mannargudi Easwaran - Papanasam Sethuraman
     
Dr.Ganesh - V.V.Ravi - Mudhra Bhaskar - Nerkunam Shankar - A.S.Krishnan Multifaced Mudhra Bhaskar on the Mridangam O.S.Thiagarajan - Mysore Srikanth - Mannargudi A.Eswaran
Dr.Ganesh - V.V.Ravi - Mudhra Bhaskar - Nerkunam Shankar - A.S.Krishnan Multifaced Mudhra Bhaskar on the Mridangam O.S.Thiagarajan - Mysore Srikanth - Mannargudi A.Eswaran
     
Malladi Bros - Nagai Muralidharan - Trichy Sankaran - Nerkunam Sankar Malladi Bros M.S.Gopalakrishnan and Dr.M.Narmada -Violin Duet
Malladi Bros - Nagai Muralidharan - Trichy Sankaran - Nerkunam Sankar Malladi Bros M.S.Gopalakrishnan and Dr.M.Narmada -Violin Duet
     
Mannargudi Easwaran Vaikom Gopalakrishnan R.K.Srikantan & Ramakanth -R.K.Sriram Kumar - Trichy Sankaran
Mannargudi Easwaran Vaikom Gopalakrishnan R.K.Srikantan & Ramakanth -R.K.Sriram Kumar - Trichy Sankaran
     
Ragamalika' Thematic concert led by Dr.Radha Bhaskar with K.P.Nandini and Aishwarya Sankar - Melakkaveri Thiagarajan - Nellai Balaji - H.Sivaramakrishnan Dr.Radha Bhaskar Lalgudi G.J.R.Krishnan(Karnatic) - Sriram Parasuram(Hindutani) - Bangalore Praveen - Gurumurthy Vaidhya
Ragamalika' Thematic concert led by Dr.Radha Bhaskar with K.P.Nandini and Aishwarya Sankar - Melakkaveri Thiagarajan - Nellai Balaji - H.Sivaramakrishnan Dr.Radha Bhaskar Lalgudi G.J.R.Krishnan(Karnatic) - Sriram Parasuram(Hindutani) - Bangalore Praveen - Gurumurthy Vaidhya
     
Karnatic - Hindustani Jugalbandi on Violin by Lalgud G.J.R.Krishnan and Sriram Parasuram Sikkil Gurucharan - Mysore Nagaraj - Umayalpuram Sivaraman 'Raga Anubhavam' - a special lec-dem on the new years day by Dr.Nedanuri Krishnamurthy with Malladi Bros and Sriram Parasuram
Karnatic - Hindustani Jugalbandi on Violin by Lalgud G.J.R.Krishnan and Sriram Parasuram Sikkil Gurucharan - Mysore Nagaraj - Umayalpuram Sivaraman 'Raga Anubhavam' - a special lec-dem on the new years day by Dr.Nedanuri Krishnamurthy with Malladi Bros and Sriram Parasuram
     
Dr.Nedanuri Krishnamurthy's Lec dem on Raga Sthree Thyagaraja Pancharatnam - Sruti 5 by 60 women artists “STHREE” THYAGARAJA PANCHARATHNAM - SRUTI 5 – a unique homage to Saint Thiagaraja by 60 women artists during music festival - Participants : Seetha Narayanan, T.M.Prabhavathy, Dr.R.S.Jayalakshmi, Dr.Radha Bhaskar, Gayathri Girish, Gayathri Venkataraghavan, Vasundara Rajagopal, Vijayalakshmi Subramaniam,Geetha Raja, Dr.Gayathri Sankaran, Subha Ganesan, Dr.Subhashini Partharasarathy, Dr.R.Abhiramasundari, Dr.Varalakshmi Anandkumar, Salem Gayathri Venkatesan, Dr.Ushalakshmi Krishnamurthy, Dr.M.A.Bhageerathi, Kanakadurga Venkatesh, Jayashree Vaidhyanathan, Radha Parthasarathy, Vasuda Keshav, Lakshmi Sreeram, Radha Ramji, Sudha Raja, Nisha Rajagopal, Nirmala Rajasekar, Swathi Srikrishna, Kunnakudi Bala, Bhavani Ganesan, Vidya Kalyanaraman, Jayasri Jayaramakrishnan, Vasantha Rajagopal, Poongodhai Devanathan, Seetha, Calcutta Chitra, Calcutta Kala, Iyer Sisters Srividhya, Indira Varadarajan, Gayathri Sreyas, Sandhya Mahadevan, Aishwarya Sankar, Nadamuni Gayathri, K.Dharini, Krithika Natarajan, Barathi Ramasubban, Sowmya Kumar Arjun, Lalitha Kannan, Bhagyalakshmi Suresh (Vocal) – Dr.M.Narmada, Anuradha Sridhar, T.Hemamalini, Lavanya Raman (Violin) – Mala Chandrasekar (Flute) – S.Shobhana, Jayalakshmi Sekar, Anjani (Veena) – Nagamani (Mandolin) - N.S.Rajam, Tanjore Padma, Rajna Swaminathan, Ashwini (Mridangam)
Dr.Nedanuri Krishnamurthy's Lec dem on Raga Sthree Thyagaraja Pancharatnam - Sruti 5 by 60 women artists “STHREE” THYAGARAJA PANCHARATHNAM - SRUTI 5 – a unique homage to Saint Thiagaraja by 60 women artists during music festival - Participants : Seetha Narayanan, T.M.Prabhavathy, Dr.R.S.Jayalakshmi, Dr.Radha Bhaskar, Gayathri Girish, Gayathri Venkataraghavan, Vasundara Rajagopal, Vijayalakshmi Subramaniam,Geetha Raja, Dr.Gayathri Sankaran, Subha Ganesan, Dr.Subhashini Partharasarathy, Dr.R.Abhiramasundari, Dr.Varalakshmi Anandkumar, Salem Gayathri Venkatesan, Dr.Ushalakshmi Krishnamurthy, Dr.M.A.Bhageerathi, Kanakadurga Venkatesh, Jayashree Vaidhyanathan, Radha Parthasarathy, Vasuda Keshav, Lakshmi Sreeram, Radha Ramji, Sudha Raja, Nisha Rajagopal, Nirmala Rajasekar, Swathi Srikrishna, Kunnakudi Bala, Bhavani Ganesan, Vidya Kalyanaraman, Jayasri Jayaramakrishnan, Vasantha Rajagopal, Poongodhai Devanathan, Seetha, Calcutta Chitra, Calcutta Kala, Iyer Sisters Srividhya, Indira Varadarajan, Gayathri Sreyas, Sandhya Mahadevan, Aishwarya Sankar, Nadamuni Gayathri, K.Dharini, Krithika Natarajan, Barathi Ramasubban, Sowmya Kumar Arjun, Lalitha Kannan, Bhagyalakshmi Suresh (Vocal) – Dr.M.Narmada, Anuradha Sridhar, T.Hemamalini, Lavanya Raman (Violin) – Mala Chandrasekar (Flute) – S.Shobhana, Jayalakshmi Sekar, Anjani (Veena) – Nagamani (Mandolin) - N.S.Rajam, Tanjore Padma, Rajna Swaminathan, Ashwini (Mridangam)
     
Sthree Thiagaraja Pancharatnam was unique as all the kritis were
 sung in Sruthi 5. Hall was packed with by rasikas on that day. This was the second year Mudhra organised this successful show Audience Another section of audience
Sthree Thiagaraja Pancharatnam was unique as all the kritis were sung in Sruthi 5. Hall was packed with rasikas on that day. This was the second year Mudhra organised this successful show Audience Another section of audience
     
Audience 4 Hour Bhajan concert was presented by O.S.Arun with M.R.Gopinath, Srikrishnan, B.Sivaraman, Ganapathy, Kiran & Selvam O.S.Arun in full form
Audience 4 Hour Bhajan concert was presented by O.S.Arun with M.R.Gopinath, Srikrishnan, B.Sivaraman, Ganapathy, Kiran & Selvam O.S.Arun in full form
     
O.S.Arun made the audience to sing together which was the highlight of the day
O.S.Arun made the audience to sing together which was the highlight of the day