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 – May 2018
Sri Kartikeya Gana Sabha organises Sannidhanam Lalitha Memorial Concert as part of the monthly music program on 8th April 2018, Sunday. The details of the program are as given below.
|Program Date & Time
||06th May 2018 @ 6:30 PM|
|Venue||KOWTHA SWARAJYA VIHAR, (Swarajya Press Compound), PADMARAO NAGAR,
Near Padmarao Nagar Park,
|Programme||Vocal – Kum.Chaganti Ramya Kiranmayi, Vizag
Violin – Sri K L N Murthy
Mridangam – Sri Ch Ramakrishna
Review of the Event – April 2018
“Full of Promise”
SKGS has organised Sannidhanam Lalitha Memorial Concert as part of the monthly music program on 8th April 2018 featuring a Vocal concert by a young and promising musician, Vuppuluri Satwika from Vijayawada. She was supported by K Jayasree on the Violin and V Kalyan Abhijit on the Mridangam. The concert was held at Kowtha Swarajya Vihar, Padmarao Nagar, Secunderabad. The concert was sponsored by Sri S.M. Sarma in the memory of her daughter Sannidhanam Lalitha.
Satwika comes from a musical family & is the daughter and disciple of Krishnaveni (the younger of the famous ‘Vishnubhotla Sisters), Vijayawada. She is endowed with a melodious voice and displayed a natural flow and command over the notes. Satwika has a wide ranging repertoire which she used to her advantage in the concert. While being trained by her mother & Aunt, She is also undergoing advance training from Vidwan D Raghavachari (Elder of the Hyd. brothers fame).
Satwika opened her concert with Varnam in the raga Sahana and moved on to present ‘Nilayatakshi’ of Syama Sastry in the raga Mayamalavagowla. The Alapana, though brief, was well articulated to bring out the essence of the raga. Krithi rendition reflected the deep roots of her musical school and the Kalpana swaras done at the higher tempo were gripping.
‘Emi Jesithe Nemi’ in the raga Thodi of Sadguru Thyagaraja. was the main piece of the conert. Alapana was gradual and well crafted. It has all the ingredients which are required in making a good raga exposition. At the higher notes, Satwika has beautifully made panchama shadja varjya prayogas and was in perfect shruti throughout the rendition. Jayasree on the violin kept good company to the vocalist. Krithi renditon was flawless. Though brief, Neravu at the line ‘Vara Mantra Manyulaku’ has captured the bhava of the lyrics. Kalpana swaras at the higher tempo reflected the command over the swaras & a natural flow in the swara rallys. The Shadja varjya sancharas were beautifully unfolded and subtly presented mohana raga too during the rendition. Kalyan Abhihit on the mridangam was a treat and is turning out to be a mature percussionist over the time. Thani Avarthanam was good.
Other compositions presented in the concert include Sri Valli Devasenapathe of Papanasam Sivan, Sogasu Chooda Tarama in Kannadagowla & Maara Vairi in Nasika Bhushani of Thyagaraja, Pooraya mama kaamam of Narayana Teertha, Dolayam of Annamacharya and few other compositions of Balamuralikrishna, Oothukkad Venkata Kavi, Lalgudi Jayaraman