National Conference

Appreciating Indian Classical Music – Infosys Hall, Chennai – Feb 2011

Mudhra has been striving to educate the listeners about the finer aspects of music and transform lay listeners into knowledgeable Rasikas. Mudhra organised a two National Conference on Appreciating Indian Classical Music on 19th and 20th May 2011 at Infosys hall, RKM School Campus, Bazullah Road, T.Nagar,Chennai. Chief Guest for the inaugural function were Shri.R.Gopalakrishna, ZM, Bank of India, Dr.S.A.K.Durga and Shri.Sriram Parasuram. Lec-dem session were conducted by Madurai T.N.Seshagopalan(RTP), Dr.R.S.Jayalakshmi(Varnam), Smt.Seetha Rajan(Kritis), Sri.O.S.Thiagarajan(Raga alapana), Smt.Suguna Purushothaman(Niraval), Dr.T.S.Sathyavathi(Kalpana Swaram), Dr.Sriram Parasuram(Karnatic and Hindustani)and Prof.Trichy Sankaran(Rhythm in Indian Classical Music).

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Appreciating Indian Music – Infosys Hall, Chennai – Feb 2012

A three days national conference on Music Appreciation was conducted by Mudhra on 3rd, 4th and 5th March 2012. N.Gopalaswamy inaugurated and Vani jairam was the Chairperson. The inauguration was followed by a grand vocal concert by OS Arun. Other technical sessions followed the next day and noted personalities like Dr.SAK Durga, Rajkumar Bharathi, Dr.Omana Kutty, Ramesh Vinayakam, Dr.Narmada participated. A panel discussion on film music was also there. Sridhar Navrags light music featuring old time Tamil and Hindi hits was a treat to the ears. Cuddalore Gopi Bhagavathar’s Panduranga Leelai was the grand finale.

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National Conference on Music Appreciation – Infosys Hall, Chennai – Mar 2014

PADDHATI – National Conference on Music Appreciation
Music takes different dimensions, hues and colours. As a performing art, it has acquired so many formats to suit the taste and interest of people and each musical genre has given way to the emergence of various formats as their sub-types.
Paddhati – a national conference on music appreciation on 1st, 2nd and 3rd March 2014 at Infosys Hall, T.Nagar and prominent scholars and artists participating in it. It has showcase the different concert formats which have evolved in recent times, so that the audience can understand them distinctly and also enjoy them better. About 100 years back, classical music mostly had a single format of presentation, usually starting with the varnam and concluding with a tillana, covering a gamut of compositions as well as the ragam-tanam-pallavi. This was regarded as a well-balanced presentation of kalpita and kalpana sangitam and would go on for as long as five hours. With the fast paced life taking its toll, the duration of concerts have got diminished and with the audience wanting a variety fare, different formats in presentation have emerged and evolved.
Paddhati focus on different concert formats in the contemporary scenario where eminent speakers and artists talk on different formats and do presentations for the benefit of music lovers.

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