The fringe events at this time of the year also lend colour and variety to the 'season'. Hindustani concerts are few and far between. Kalakshetra does host concerts at its Fest on its campus as does the Music Academy on Dec.31 - recall the pandit Ravi Shankar recitals in years gone by. .
There is a completely different kind of atmosphere which reigns at the festival at Kalakshetra. And for all those who are regulars here, the reasons are obvious - the verdant, quiet campus, the welcoming volunteers and the quality of the artistes and their shows and the simple earthen setting. .
Sadness and shock has enveloped the arts community in Chennai which is in the middle of the December Season. .
Chief minister of Tamil Nadu J. Jayalalithaa inaugurated The Music Academy's 86th Conference and Concerts on Saturday evening, Dec.15. .