SKGS Organises many events through out the year inline with its objectives. The following are the activities of the Sabha
- Monthly Concerts
- Endowment Concerts
- Annual Youth Festival
- Sadguru Thyagaraja Aaradhana
- Annual Music Festival
- Special Concerts
- Music Workshops
- Music Competitons
- Dance, Harikathas & Pravachanas: The Sabha would also organize Harikathas and Pravachanas in the future at appropriate time.
Upcoming Events – October 2019
Sri Kartikeya Gana Sabha organises Sri Duddu Seeteharama Sastry Memorial Endowmente Concert under the monthly music program series on 13th October 2019, Sunday, featuring a Violin Solo concert by Kum. V.S.P. Gayatri Sivani, Hyderabad. The details of the program are as given below.
|Program Date & Time
||13th October 2019 @ 6:30 PM|
|Venue||KOWTHA SWARAJYA VIHAR, (Swarajya Press Compound), PADMARAO NAGAR,
Near Padmarao Nagar Park,
|Programme||Violin – Kum. V.S.P Gayatri Sivani
Mridangam – Sri Ch. Ramakrishna
Ghatam – Sri B Janardhan
Review of the Event – September 2019
Young Talents Shine during YPS – 2019
Sri Kartikeya Gana Sabha has recently organised ‘Yuva Pratibha Sangeetotsavam – 2019 (YPS – 2019). the 9th Annual National Youth Festival of Music from 13th Sept. – 15th Sept 2019 at Kowtha Swarajya Vihar, Padmarao Nagar, Secunderabad. The 3 day festival featured 2 concerts per day totalling 6 concerts in all. Over a dozen young and exciting musicians (below 25 years age) across the country have performed during the festival. The festival was vibrant and brimming with great quality of music on all the three days. All the concerts were webcast live on SKGS official youtube channel and received great appreciation from Music rasikas locally and across the globe.
The first concert of Day 1 of the festival featured a vocal concert by Bharath Narayan, Chennai, an extremely talented musician with great ease of singing had given the perfect start for the festival. He opened the concert with a varnam in raga Vasantha and then presented ‘Gam Ganapathe in Hamsadhwani. He presented ‘ Ninnu vina’ of Syama Sastry in the raga Reetigowla as sub main piece of the concert and ‘Kamakshi’ in the raga Varali as the Main piece of the concert. The raga essays, neraval expansions and kalpana swara phrases were a testimony to his musical prowess. Bharath’s delineation of raga Behag for the krithi ‘Muruga’ was mesmerising. Hemadri Chandrakanth, Vijayawada on the Violin and Vidyasagar, Hyd on the Mridangam provided good support.
The second concert of Day 1 was a Veena recital by Anjani Srinivasan, Chennai, was a treat to the music rasikas and specially for the Veena Lovers. She was in the company of her sister and Mridangist Aswini.S, Chennai and Kasturi Bhargava, Hyd on Ghatam. She opened the concert with ‘Tulasidalamulache’ of Thyagaraja in the raga Mayamalaavagowla, a clean presentation. The sub main piece of the concert is ‘Marivere Dikkevvaru’ in the raga Latangi of Patnam Subramanya Iyer. Raga Alapana, Neraval and Kalpanaswaras were bright and Meritorious. The main piece of the concert is ‘Nadaloludai’ in the raga kalyanavasantham. Alapana was full of raga bhava. Tanam too was gripping and added colour with raga malika Taanam featuring Mohana, Hindola & Maand ragas. Anjani’s veena play is marked by beautiful gamakas, sound playing technique and sustenance of the sound of the strings. She was ably accompanied by Aswini on Mridangam, the youngest professional lady mridangist and Kasturi Bhargava on the Ghatam. Both the percussionists were very enthusiastic and added up to the overall success of the concert.
The 1st concert of Day 2 started with a Vocal recital of Madhuri Kaushik, Bengaluru. She began with ‘ Ramachandram Bhavayami’ of Dikshithar in the raga Vasantha and followed by ‘Marivere Dikkevvaru’ in the raga Latangi. The Alapana of Latangi was exquisite and Neravu is successful in bringing out the raga bhava and sahitya bhava of the chosen phrase. The Hall mark of Madhuri’s singing is that she sings full throttle and keeps her audience engaging. The main piece of the her concert is ‘Rama Katha Sudha’ in the raga Madhyamavathi of Thyagaraja. Alapana was fairly detailed bringing out the essence of the raga, Neravu well potrayed the sahitya bhava and Kalpanaswaras were bright. The very young Gayatri Sivani, Hyderabad on the Violin was another attraction. She was extremely impressive on the violin throughtout the concert. kalyan Abhijith on the Mridangam lent good support to the vocalist.
The second concert of the Day 2 is a Vocal recital by Swarathmika, Chennai with Uma Shanker, Hyd on the Violin and Jayendra Kumar, Chennai on the Mridangam. She started off with ‘satata gana natha’ in the rasika priya of purandara dasa and then presented ‘Amma Dharma Samvardhani’ of Thyagaraja in the raga Athana. The Sub main piece of the concert is ‘Sandehamu Elara’ of Thyagaraja in the raga Kalyani. Raga Alapana was meritorious and the Kalpanaswaras were interesting. The main piece of the concert was ‘Sri Krishnam Bhaja Manasa’ of Dikshithar. Alapana was fairly detailed and effective. Swaratmika did grahabhedam during the Alapana and was flawless in here sruthi adherence. Neraval and Swarakalpana were extremely engaging. Umashanker on the violin provided good support and Jayendra Kumar on the Mridangm too was impressive and thani was noteworthy.
The first concert of the Day 3 and the concluding day of the youth festival is a Violin solo recital by Arushi Ramesh, Chennai who comes from the school of Lalgudi. She is extremely talented and caught up the nuances of the bowing technique and violin play of the lalgudi style. She started the concert with a varnam in the raga ‘Andolika’ of Lalgudi Jayaraman and went on to present ‘Sri Maha Ganapathi Ravathumam’ in the raga Gowla of Dikshithar. The submain piece of the concert is the raga ‘Urmika’ and presented ‘Entani Vinnavintura’ of Pallavi Seshayyar. The lesser heard raga is handled very beautifully and the raga exposition deserves applause. The kalpanaswaras too were catchy adding beauty to the overall rendition. The main piece of the concert was ‘O Ranga Sayi’ in the raga Kambhoji of Thyagaraja. The Raga Alapana was beautifully unfolded opening up all facets of the raga. The neravu at ‘Bhuloka Vaikuntham’ phrase was oozing with melody and sahitya bhava. Kalpnaswaras too were exquisitely chisled out. Suriya Nambisan, Chennai on Mridangam and Hari Kishore, Hyd on the Kanjira were a delight. They provided excellent support to the violinist. The Tani Avarthanam was praise worthy.
The last concert of the festival featured Sreedevi Pravallika, Gudivada with Apoorva Krishna, Hyd on the Violin and Krishna Sravan, Hyd on the Mridangam. Pravallika is an extremely talented young musician and is endowed with sweet voice. She began with a Daru Varnam in the raga Khamas ‘Maate malayadhwaja’ of Muthiah Bhagavathar and then presented ‘ Gajananayutham’ in the raga Chakravakam of Dikshithar. The sub main piece of the concert is the raga Mohana where she presented ‘Bhavanutha’ of Thyagaraja. Alapana was meritorious and had all the essential ingredients of the raga. Kalpanaswaras were good and spiced up the rendition. The main piece of the concert was ‘Sada Tava Paada’ of Mangalampalli Balamuralikrishna in the raga Shanmukhapriya. Raga essay was very good and the neravu was bhava laden. The Kalpnaswaras too were energetic making the rendition enjoyable. Apoorva on the violin is another bright spot of the concert and hold good promise to blossom into a good violinist in the future. Krishna sravan on the mridangam lent good support.