Music conference and concerts in Bangalore

The annual music conference at the Bangalore Gayana Samaja will be held from Oct. 12 to 19, 2014. Gayana samaja, a 110 year old arts organisation hosts annual music conference for the last 45 years. The week long event this year is dedicated to the composer-musician Mysore Vasudevacharya and violin maestro R.R. Keshava Murthy.

Senior vocalist Bangalore S Shankar will be conferred the title Sangeeta Kala Ratna and preside over this year's conference.

The inauguration will take place on Oct. 12, 2014 at 10 a.m. Dr. Shalini Rajaneesh IAS, principal secretary, Dept. of Kannada, Culture & Information, Dr. Sarvamangala Shankar, vice chancellor, Gangubai Hangal University of Music and performing arts and S. Krishnamurthy, senior musician will inaugurate the sessions. Prof. Mysore V Subramanya will be felicitaed at this event.

Concert and event schedule:

Oct. 12, 2014
6.00 p.m. - Ranjani & Gayatri - Vocal, B.K. Raghu - violin, H.S. Sudhindra - mrudangam, G.S. Ramanujam - ghatam

Oct. 13, 2014
10 a.m. - N.S. Krishnamurthy - Keynote address
M.S. Sheela - Teaching and practice of Karnatic music
11 a.m. - Compositions of D.V. Gundappa by S. Shankar. Vocal support - R. Chandrika
4.15 p.m. - Tapasya B Singh & Jahnavi B Singh - Anklung, Vaibhav Ramani - violin, Nischith - mrudangam
6.00 p.m. - Kalavathy Avadhooth - Vocal, Charulatha Ramanujam - violin, K.U. Jayachandra Rao - mrudangam, B.S. Arun - Morsing

Oct. 14, 2014
10 a.m. - 'Jaavali' by Neela Ramgopal
11 a.m. - Forgotten great compositions by S. Krishnamurthy. Vocal support by S.Shankar
4.15 p.m. - Nishanth - Vocal, Sathwik Tejasvi - violin, Naga Srinidhi Kuruvada - mridangam
6.00 p.m. - Kottapalli Dr. Vandana - Vocal, Nalina Mohan - violin, Tumkur B Ravishankar - mrudangam

Oct. 15, 2014
10 a.m. - Deconstruction of Music by Dr. N. Raghu (AIR)
11 a.m. - Swara Kalpana by Dr. Kottapalli Vandana
4.15 p.m. - Aditya Pallakki - Hindustani Vocal, Kavana Hegde - harmonium, Abhay Kulkarni - tabla
6.00 p.m. - Malladi Brothers Sriram Prasad & Ravi Kumar - Vocal, H.K. Venkatram - violin, B.C. manjunath - mrudangam, G.Guru Prasanna - kanjira

Oct. 16, 2014
10 a.m. - Music Composing by Shyamala G Bhave
11 a.m. - Contributions of Dr. S. Pinakapani to the filed of music by Malladi Brothers
4.15 p.m. - Ramana Balachandra - Veena, Sai Vamsi - mrudangam
6.00 p.m. - M.S. Sheela - Vocal, B.U. Ganesh Prasad - violin, Arjun Kumar - mrudangam, Sukanya Ramgopal - ghatam

Oct. 17, 2014
10 a.m. - Contributions of Wodeyar dynasty to Karnatic music by Mysore V Subramanya
11 a.m. - Sri Chakra by Dr, Pappu Venugopala Rao
4.15 p.m. - Bhoomika Madhusudan - Vocal, Tejas Manjunath - violin, Srinidhi - mrudangam
6.00 p.m. - Dr. Jayanthi Kumaresh - Veena, R. Shankara Narayan - mrudangam, Trichy Krishna - ghatam

Oct. 18, 2014
10 a.m. - Role of accompanist for success of a concert by H.S. Sudheendra
11 a.m. - Compositions of Pu. Thi. Narasimhachar by Dr. T.S. Sathyavathi
4.15 p.m. - R. Sindhu - Vocal, Pranav Manjunath - violin, Ramana Balachandra - mrudangam
6.00 p.m. - S. Shankar & Pt. Vinayak Thorvi - Vocal duet, B. Raghuram - violin, Vyasamurthi Katti - harmonium, Udayaraj Karpur - tabla

Oct. 19, 2014
10 a.m. - Vidwath Sadas
6 p.m. - Sanjay Subrahmanyam - Vocal, S. varadarajan - violin, Neyveli B. Venkatesh - mrudangam, S. Venkatraman - kanjira

Bangalore Gayana Samaja is at K.R. Road, Bangalore, Phone: 080 - 2650 6049
Website: gayanasamaja.org