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SKB Memorial-eAmbalam Concerts 2016

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kamalamba
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SKB Memorial-eAmbalam Concerts 2016

Post by kamalamba » 15 Aug 2016, 21:55

Dear all
This event will be held on 25 December 2016 at eAmbalam auditorium in Kalakshetra Colony.
The program is coming together and we have lined up two brilliant carnatic music artistes (vocal and instrumental) and an excellent young hindustani music vocalist.
Details will be posted as soon as I finalize the accompanying artistes. Sorry for the suspense.
Please stay tuned, mark this date in your diaries and hope to see you all.
Regards
Kamalamba

rshankar
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Re: SKB Memorial-eAmbalam Concerts 2016

Post by rshankar » 15 Aug 2016, 22:23

Mohan!
Best wishes! I'm sure your dad will be thrilled!

Nick H
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Re: SKB Memorial-eAmbalam Concerts 2016

Post by Nick H » 15 Aug 2016, 22:35

Hello Mohan,

It is nice that you are continuing with this again this year. I have a firm, unmissable date for the evening, but hope to see you during the day. Weather permitting.

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Re: SKB Memorial-eAmbalam Concerts 2016

Post by rshankar » 16 Aug 2016, 01:48

Nick H wrote: I have a firm, unmissable date for the evening
;)

kamalamba
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Re: SKB Memorial-eAmbalam Concerts 2016

Post by kamalamba » 16 Aug 2016, 02:17

Thanks NickH and rshankar. Will look forward to seeing both of you (are you visiting madras in December rshankar?)
K

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Re: SKB Memorial-eAmbalam Concerts 2016

Post by rshankar » 16 Aug 2016, 03:54

Mohan,
I'll let you know.

kamalamba
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Re: SKB Memorial-eAmbalam Concerts 2016

Post by kamalamba » 03 Sep 2016, 18:03

Confirmed concerts by

1. Sri. Swarna Rethas (Carnatic Vocal; 2.5 hours)
2. Sri. Achintya Prahalad (Hindustani Vocal; 1.5 hours)
3. Smt. Sikkil Mala Chandrasekhar (Carnatic-Flute; 2.5 hours)

There will also be a book release of translation of Hanuman Chalisa (with music) by Sri. K. Venkataraman.

Nick H
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Re: SKB Memorial-eAmbalam Concerts 2016

Post by Nick H » 03 Sep 2016, 23:42

Suggestion: if Mala Chanrasekhar is giving your final concert for the day, then give her as much time as she wants. :)

kamalamba
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Re: SKB Memorial-eAmbalam Concerts 2016

Post by kamalamba » 19 Nov 2016, 22:10

Dear Rasikas
The program for this years SKB memorial concerts is now finalized. Please see details below.
I hope many members will be able to attend.
Regards
Kamalamba



9:30-9:45

Welcome: Mohan Balasubramanian

9:45-12:15

Swarna Rethas (vocal)
M Vijay (violin)
Vijay Natesan (mridangam)

12:15-1:15

Lunch

1:15-2:30

Vishruthi Girish (vocal)
S. Rangapriya (violin)
P.V. Srivatsa (mridangam)

2:45-3:15

Hanumar Chalisa Book Release by Sri. K. Venkataraman

3:30-5:00

Achintya Prahalad (Hindustani vocal)
TBC (harmonium)
Ganesh Rao (tabla)

5:30-8:00
Sikkil Mala Chandrasekhar (flute)
Ranjani Ramakrishnan (violin)
R.Shankaranarayanan (mridangam)
Trichy.S.Krishnaswamy (ghatam)
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arasi
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Re: SKB Memorial-eAmbalam Concerts 2016

Post by arasi » 19 Nov 2016, 22:53

Mohan,
Looks like a great line up! GBL would be mighty pleased, the family going to this extent to celebrate him musically.

Hope the rains ignore the date this time.

My miss, since we are coming a bit late to India this year :(

Life is better and richer for us because of knowing people like your father, and his family makes him feel proud, no doubt.

The best to you all for the day long event...

rshankar
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Re: SKB Memorial-eAmbalam Concerts 2016

Post by rshankar » 19 Nov 2016, 23:01

Mohan - what a lovely line up! Once again, you've done your dad proud! Best wishes for another great celebration of Balu Mama's life.

Fantastic to see Vishruti's name - congratulations to Smt. Gayathri Girish, her guru, and best wishes to the young vidushi. I had the privilege of listening to her a few year ago, when she sang hiraNmayIm lakshmIm beautifully one Friday afternoon - with her mother's perfect enunciation to boot.

Hope to see reviews and pictures here!

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Re: SKB Memorial-eAmbalam Concerts 2016

Post by kamalamba » 19 Nov 2016, 23:40

Thanks rshankar and arasi madam.
I am really looking forward to this year's series. The venue and it ambience somehow produces amazing music and hope this will be the same this year.
Indeed, we are all excited about Vishruthi's concert. I have heard her sing a beautiful Mayamalavagowla as well as a bhajan.
Also lookout for Achintya Prahalad, a PhD student in Neuroscience in Germany and also a trained HM singer. There are some beautiful pieces in youtube.
We will miss you arasi madam.
Rshankar, any plans to be in Madras?
Kamalamba

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Re: SKB Memorial-eAmbalam Concerts 2016

Post by rshankar » 21 Nov 2016, 06:45

I wish I could be in Chennai his season, Mohan! But, alas!

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Re: SKB Memorial-eAmbalam Concerts 2016

Post by kamalamba » 23 Dec 2016, 12:48

Dear Rasikas
This event is on sunday 25th (day after tomorrow).
Hope to see many of you.
lunch and snacks are being catered. Please RSVP.
Regards
Kamalamba



9:30-9:45
Welcome: Mohan Balasubramanian

9:45-12:15
Swarna Rethas (vocal)
M Vijay (violin)
Vijay Natesan (mridangam)

12:15-1:15

Lunch

1:15-2:30

Vishruthi Girish (vocal)
S. Rangapriya (violin)
P.V. Srivatsa (mridangam)

2:45-3:15

Hanumar Chalisa Book Release by Sri. K. Venkataraman

3:30-5:00

Achintya Prahalad (Hindustani vocal)
TBC (harmonium)
Ganesh Rao (tabla)

5:30-8:00
Sikkil Mala Chandrasekhar (flute)
Ranjani Ramakrishnan (violin)
R.Shankaranarayanan (mridangam)
Trichy.S.Krishnaswamy (ghatam)

rshankar
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Re: SKB Memorial-eAmbalam Concerts 2016

Post by rshankar » 23 Dec 2016, 22:34

Mohan! Best wishes. Please do record and post clips!

kamalamba
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Re: SKB Memorial-eAmbalam Concerts 2016

Post by kamalamba » 27 Dec 2016, 18:27

This event was fantastic and thanks to all. It was very well attended, (including by Nick H who attended the first part). Great concerts by Swarna Rethas, Vishruthi Girish, Achinthya Prahalad, and Sikkil Mala Chandrasekhar, also a book release by K. Venkatraman.

I will upload recordings.

Regards
Mohan

Nick H
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Re: SKB Memorial-eAmbalam Concerts 2016

Post by Nick H » 27 Dec 2016, 23:33

Thank you Mohan, for a nice event and a delicious lunch.

Sorry I was not able to stay beyond the morning. The season is as much a social whirl as a musical one!

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Re: SKB Memorial-eAmbalam Concerts 2016

Post by rajeshnat » 30 Dec 2016, 11:00

Nice to hear kamalamba- Mohan , You are doing a great service . I could not make it at all as i was out of town for 5 days. Your appa had love for HM too and you including that is great too. I am particularly interested in knowing what vishruthi girish sang? At your leisure no hurry

kamalamba
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Re: SKB Memorial-eAmbalam Concerts 2016

Post by kamalamba » 01 Jan 2017, 10:36

Thanks Rajeshnat. I hope you can make it next year.
All concerts were very nice and Vishruthi held her own amongst seniors with an excellent concert.
As I type I am listening to her Deva Deva Kalayamite, which was preceded by a TNS and GG-like Mmargazhi thingal in Nattai.

If someone can tell me how to upload the mp3 onto rasikas.org, I am happy to put these up.

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