Veena Talks – Feb 2020
by on May 19, 2020 in newsletter veenatalks

Dear Friend,

My Veena took me to some beautiful venues this January – to the moon and back with the Chandrayaan concert in Mumbai for NCPA, Dover Lane Music Conference in Kolkata, Thyagaraja Aradhana in Tamil Nadu, Vasant Panchami in Bengaluru. Each of them were beautiful experiences, collaborations with some amazing musicians and lots of lovely memories… 

Thyagaraja Aradhana

Thyagaraja Aradhana was celebrated earlier this month with great divinity by my guru, Smt Padmavathy Ananthagopalan. The aradhana (Ceremony of Adoration) is held every year on the anniversary of the demise of the saint. Paying homage to the bard is a moment that reminds us of the huge contribution made by the Trinities to the field of Carnatic Music.

February brings a whole new set of venues and concerts. Tickets and details are on my website schedule.

Feb 8 4:00 pm Strings Attached, Ranjani Fine Arts, Bengaluru
Feb 15 6:30 pm Ustad Zakir Hussain, Strings Attached, Susie Sorabji Auditorium, Pune
Feb 16 6:00 pm Ustad Zakir Hussain, Strings Attached, Forum Shantiniketan, Bengaluru
Feb 26 6:00 pm Nanded, Maharashtra
Picture round up from concerts in January. 

Vasant Panchami, Bengaluru

Dover Lane, Kolkata

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Until next time,

Enjoy life and all the musical possibilities it offers!
Jayanthi Kumaresh

Did you know!

Saint Thyagaraja composed songs not only on Lord Rama but also on other deities. Sri Ganapathi on Lord Ganesha (ragam Sowrashtram), Ganamurthe (ragam Ganamurthi) on Lord Krishna, Sri Narada on Sage Narada (ragam Kanada), Shiva Shiva Shiva ena (ragam Panthuvarali) are a few examples of his compositions on other Gods.