Bharat Sangeet Utsav’s to stage concerts for the 12th time

    CHENNAI: The Bharat Sangeet Utsav’s 12th edition begins on November 2. Jointly held by Carnatica and Sri Parthasarathy Swami Sabha, the festival will have thematic concerts by renowned musicians including Umayalpuram K Sivaraman, Ronu Mazumdar, Aruna Sairam, Praveen Godkhinde Saketharaman, Lalgudi GJR Krishnan, Sikkil C Gurucharan, Karaikudi Mani, Abhishek Raghuram, and V Suresh.

    The inaugural session will have vocalist Sudha Raghunathan and pianist Anil Srinivasan presenting a concert along with 200 children. KN Shashikiran, who curates this initiative, said this time the event would be a combination of both veteran artistes and promising young singers from all over the country. While P Unnikrishnan will present ‘Mylapore to Kodambakkam’, a blend of Carnatic, film music and other genres, featuring Saindhavi Prakash, RP Shravan & Uttara, Nithyasree Mahadevan will be presenting a unique Carnatic choir for the first time, titled Swarna Sangamam.

    “The fest will commence with a prayer for global peace and for the martyrs of the army. The seats will be allocated on a first-come-first-serve basis,” he added. Special cash awards will be presented to music lovers for guessing the right raga, writing a good concert review and so on. The utsav will go on till November 11 at Narada Gana Sabha.


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