If you have been following the concert schedules of various sabhas during the season, you would not have missed the distinct feature of Naada Inbam..
This Mylapore based arts body which has a well treated hall with good acoustics tucked inside the quiet Luz Avenue carefully curates its concerts.
Mostly, the music is for the liking of rasikas who like their music purely classical.
Young and seniors who follow the traditional path and present it the way the yesteryear veterans used to, get to perform here.
Jaya Balakrishnan has taken the responsibility of keeping the traditions of her father, music connoisseur S. V. Krishnan, after he passed away a few years ago.
Jaya says that she looks out for musicians who are good but not featured in the popular concert circuit and listens to their performances on the radio or from CDs before inviting them to perform at this hall. The young and the seasoned musicians from Kerala and Karnataka also get to perform here.
She says," I have heard a lot about senior musician Palkulangara K. Ambika Devi through many friends. When I wanted to invite her for this season, I consulted other senior musicians like Seetha Rajan."
Veena artistes and young vocalists find this venue a good platform to exhibit the 'old school style' instead of a concert set to the stereotyped format.
On Dec. 30, Kalyani Ganesan, a top grade veena artists performed in the morning. Ramakrishnan Murthy, a young vocalist performed to a full house in the afternoon and the senior musician Alamelu Mani performed in the evening.
The sabha is hosting concerts till Jan. 5, 2013 with concerts by seniors - Radha Namboodiri (Jan. 1). Neela Ramgopal (Jan. 4), M. Chandrasekaran (Jan. 5).
The youngsters to listen to at this hall are Padma Sugavanam and Bharat Sundar (Jan. 1), Amrita Murali (Jan. 2), Sumitra Vasudev (Jan. 3).