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 Competitons
- Dance, Harikathas & Pravachanas: The Sabha would also organize Harikathas and Pravachanas in the future at appropriate time.
Upcoming Events – August 2017
Sri Kartikeya Gana Sabha organises the monthly music program on 6th August 2017 featuring two grand music concerts. The concerts are part of the Endowment Series. The details of the programme are given below.
|Program Date & Time
||6th August 2017 starting at 4:30PM|
|Venue||KOWTHA SWARAJYA VIHAR, (Swarajya Press Compound), PADMARAO NAGAR,
Near Padmarao Nagar Park,
|Programme||As given below
Review of the Event – July 2017
“Promising Young Talent”
Sri Kartikeya Gana Sabha organized the Monthly Music Program on 9th July 2017 at Kowtha Swarajya Vihar, Padmarao Nagar, Secunderabad. The program featured a Vocal concert by Sri Daruri Vamsi Krishna, Hyderabad with Sri B Pavan Singh on the Violin & Sri V Kalyan Abhijith on the Mridangam.
Sri Vamsi Krishna is a very talented young musician and like his illustrious musician father Sri D Raghavachari, has a good sense for diction and sahitya bhava. The Gamakas coupled with modulation elevated the listening experience of the audience. The concert was strictly grounded to the traditional values of singing.
Vamsi opened the concert traditionally with a Ata Tala Varnam in the raga Kambhoji of Maharaja Swati Tirunal and sung it in both speeds. The netx to come was “Evari Nirnayinchirira” in the raga Devamritha Varshini of Sadguru Thyagaraja, a plain krithi rendition at madhyama kala tempo. A very well rendered composition. Vamsi then chose to present ‘Abhayambikayaha” of Muthuswamy Dikshithar in the raga Kedaragaula. A brief of the raga prefixed the krithi rendition which was clean and at the right tempo. The kalpana swaras at the higher tempo were crisp and added to the overall beauty of the rendition.
Another beautiful Thyagaraja krithi in the raga Reetigowla “Chera ravademira” followed prefixed by one minute outliner of the raga and was exquisitely presented. The submain piece of the concert was “Visalakshim VishwEshIM” of Muthuswamy Dikshithar in the raga Kasiramakriya. Vamsikrishna delineated the raga fairly well and was quite captivating in the way it is presented. The phrases were very expressive with gamakas and elegant glides. Krithi rendition was flawless. Naraval was at the line “Kasi RagnIm, KapAlinIm” and was very expressive. The swarakalpana was done at both the tempos maintaining the grip of the rendition. The swara sancharas had the mathematical elements embedded and yet expressive and enjoyable. Pavan singh on the violin too responded quite well with effective swara sancharas. Kalyan Abhijith on the mridangam was very good and helped in the overall enrichment of the rendition.
“E Paniko Janminchitinani” of Thyagaraja in the raga Asaveri was presented before taking up the main piece of the concert. The krithi “Enduku Peddala” of Thyagarajain the raga Sankarabharanam was taken up for detailed presentation. The raga Alapana was quite detailed and bought out the full raga bhava. The krithi rendition was clean and the neraval at the line “Veda Sastra tatvardhamulu” was very expressive and elated the sahitya bhava. The swarakalpana was made in both tempos and witnessed a good swara rally between the vocalist and the violinist. The mathematical phrases in sancharas were well executed. Kalyani Abhijit gave an excellent laya support to the vocalist and helped heighten the listener’s experience. The thani avartham by Kalyan Abhijith on the mridangam was merit worthy.
The last items of the concert includeed a thillana in the raga Khamas ‘Tam Tam Tam” of Patnam Subramanya Iyer and ‘Pahi Rama Prabho” of Bhadrachala Ramadasu in the raga Madhyamavathi.