SKB memorial concerts 2018

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#1 SKB memorial concerts 2018

Post by kamalamba » 12 Aug 2018, 22:22

Dear fellow rasikas

I am about to start the preparations for the coming december concerts. The fifth of this series.

However, a problem is that our favorite location "eAmbalam" in Kalakshetra colony is no longer available, since the school has moved elsewhere.

I would like suggestions in Chennai for "smallish" places that give a chamber concert atmosphere while being able to hold ~100 people and not charging exorbitant amounts (eAmbalam, thanks to the generosity of Sri TV Ramprasadh did not charge us anything).

I am also thinking of artistes.

Suggestions for up-and-coming artistes welcome.

Regards
Mohan
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#2 Re: SKB memorial concerts 2018

Post by Nick H » 12 Aug 2018, 22:47

Hello Mohan,

(Sorry I did not get to visit you in UK)

One place comes to mind, but someone else will have to provide the name and organisation. Here are the clues!

It is a garden environment, behind a house in C P Ramaswamy Road, close to Nilgiris and opposite Citibank. I think it was set up by Aishwarya Shankar, her father, and others. It might have been the house of her first guru.

It was inaugurated last year and concerts were held there. There is a need for mosquito repellent (but where, here, isn't there!) but otherwise, the ambience is perfect and it is very central. I don't think that I have any contact number, but I find one I'll send it to you.

There will probably be season concerts there, but perhaps they may have a spare day.

(And here's my first request/recommendation: vocalist K Dharini :D)
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#3 Re: SKB memorial concerts 2018

Post by kamalamba » 12 Aug 2018, 23:12

Hi NickH
We were quite eagerly awaiting your visit.
Please make sure to visit in the next visit.
Thanks for all the clues about the venue.
Hopefully you can send in a direct email message with the details!.
Thanks for the artiste suggestion.
Regards
Mihan
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#4 Re: SKB memorial concerts 2018

Post by Nick H » 12 Aug 2018, 23:28

Indira Ranganathan Trust

You may be able to email Aishwarya via this site
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#5 Re: SKB memorial concerts 2018

Post by Sunaadalahari » 28 Aug 2018, 10:26

Greetings!
Yes - We are hosting concerts at Indira Ranganathan Trust and also provide space for concerts.
It is a Garden Ambiance venue with a Gallery structure covered with Mangalore tiles.

Venue Address:
52, C P Ramasamy Road,
Alwarpet ( Abhiramapuram ),
Chennai 600018.

More details at
[email protected]



For Venue pictures and live concert videos, you can visit our facebook page - Sunaadalahari

Thanks
Aishwarya Shankar .
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Post by Sunaadalahari » 28 Aug 2018, 10:33

In rainy days , we were experiencing mosquitos, since the ambience is surrounded bu natural garden. In the recent concerts - We have organic mosqito repellent incense sticks and used nochi n neem oil spray for plants. These measures yielded good results in the recent concerts.
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#7 Re: SKB memorial concerts 2018

Post by Nick H » 28 Aug 2018, 13:56

Mohan, what news?

I wonder if you have been in touch with Aishwarya, or found somewhere else?

Aishwarya, good to know you are winning against the mossies! The last time that I was at an open-air concert at Kalakshetra, I was surprised to find that burning neem leaves was effective, and that it caused no pain to my lungs, which are very sensitive to most smoke. Your garden venue is beautiful.
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#8 Re: SKB memorial concerts 2018

Post by kamalamba » 02 Oct 2018, 12:35

Dear all

Sorry for a bit of silence. Had been traveling on work. Apologies to Sunaadalahari and NickH for not replying earlier through the forum (although I have been in touch with Aishwarya and Sriram by email and phone).

Please mark the date: Sunday 30 December 2018.

Venue : Indira Ranganathan Trust

52, C P Ramasamy Road,
Alwarpet ( Abhiramapuram ),
Chennai 600018.

We have 3 artistes confirmed.

1. B Kannan (Veena)

2. Toronto Brothers (vocal, students of Sri. SRJ)

3. Sahana Vasudevan (vocal; student of Sri. PSN).

I am looking to fill a final evening spot and am in contact with 2 or 3 exceptional artistes. Once confirmed I will post the full details.

Regards
Mohan
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#9 Re: SKB memorial concerts 2018

Post by Nick H » 02 Oct 2018, 14:07

Great. Very happy to have played a part in bringing you people together.
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#10 Re: SKB memorial concerts 2018

Post by arasi » 02 Oct 2018, 19:31

Happy to hear from you, Mohan. More rasikAs will attend I hope, considering the venue being easy to reach.
Hope I can make it to Chennai this year--in which case, I will be there.

Nick,
Look forward to being at a pleasant place like that...
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