The Bhavan Centre brings together a night of classical Carnatic Music in London tomorrow. With all the tickets ‘Sold Out’ this concert is already a success. . . . Report compiled by Subhadrika Sen.
The walls of the Bhavan Centre in London would echo the sounds of Carnatic vocal music performed by Shri Sanjay Subrahmanyan accompanied by Shri S Varadarajan on Violin and Shri Neyveli Venkatesh on Mridangam. With almost over three hundred tickets already booked for the concert, this performance is an example of the fact that modern world still embraces traditional music.
Subramanyan is a famous Carnatic vocalist. He has delivered immensely popular performances in Chicago, Boston, New Jersey and various parts of India. He has received training from music maestros like V. Lakshminarayana, K.S Krishnamurthy and S.R.D Vaidyanathan. He is the recipient of various awards and most recently, one of the youngest singers to have been awarded the Sangita Kalanidhi Award.
Shri S Varadarajan has his own unique style of playing the Violin which hits the exact chord with the vocalist. His accompaniment on the Violin is considered to be a gift to any vocalist. He has aroused enthusiasm in Violin listeners all around the world.
Shri Neyveli Venkatesh has always considered his father to be his first guru. He had amassed a great audience for himself in Neyveli before moving to Chennai. His 28 hours non-stop Mridangam stint attracted even more audience and fame for him.
It was an absolute pleasure to see the coming together of these maestros at the Bhavan Centre. This concert highlights that traditional music never grows old. Listeners are always attracted towards traditional music. Bhavan Centre has always been credited for promoting traditional music, dance and arts.
Thus, this concert can be considered nothing less than a celebration of traditional music.