Vaadya Vybhava - Carnatic Instrumental Music Festival in Bangalore

Vaadya Vybhava, the annual Carnatic instrumental music festival of The Bangalore Gayana Samaja will be held at its premises in K.R. Road from March 24 to 26, 2017.

During the festival, senior violin vidwan Prof. T.N. Krishnan will be presented with the Lifetime Achievement award and the title 'Naada Shri' for this year.

The festival begins on March 24 at 6 p.m. with a percussion ensemble 'Sunada Vaadya Vaibhava' by Layamilana group directed by mridanga vidwan Dr. B.K. Chandramouli. the group consists of 13 vidwans in various instruments. L.V. Mukund will be on the flute, J.K. Sreedhar on the violin, Vidwan B.K. Chandramouli and B. Dhruvaraj on the mridanga, S.N. Narayanamurthy on the ghatam, Dr. Udayaraj Kapoor on the tabla. A.S.N. Swamy on the Khanjira, Bhagyalakshmi Krishna on the morsing, Karthik Mani and Gopi Shravan on the drums, Harsha Samaga on the chande and Somashekara Jois will perform the Konnakol.

An instrumental jugalbandhi is scheduled on March 25 at 6 p.m. with Vidwan H.K. Venkatram on the violin and Vidwan Anil Srinivasan on the classical piano. Accompanying them are Jayachandra Rao on the mridanga and Giridhar Udupa on the ghatam.

On Sunday, March 26, the festival celebrates Veena Venkatagiriyappa Memorial Day.  Seminar and lecture demonstration sessions begin at 10 a.m. with Vidushi Jayanthi Kumaresh tracing 'The Journey of the Saraswathi Veena'. This is followed by a lec-dem on 'Mysore Veena Bani' by Vidwan D. Balakrishna.

The evening of March 26 is reserved for the award ceremony and a grand concert. Sri Sri Yadugiri Yathiraja Narayana Jeeyar will present The Lifetime achievement award on Prof. T.N.Krishnan. This will be followed by a concert by maestro T.N. Krishna accompanied by Tiruvarur Bhakthavatsalam on the mridangam and Vaikom Gopalakrishnan on the ghatam.

Entry is free for all the events of the festival.

Bangalore Gayana Samaja is at Krishna Rajendra Road, Bangalore 560004
Ph : 080 26506049. The honorary secretary  Achutha Rao Padaki can be contacted on mobile phone number 9945622450.

Reported by R. Revathi