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Music Season and Food Review : Quick Roundup

02fr-KESHAV_jpg_2265413fMusic season, December music festival or Margazhi Utsavam as its fondly called is a season of celebration of music in Chennai. All sabhas run their itinerary one after the other or parallel to give in the feast of music and dance not only to Chennai people but for people who make it a point to visit here during this time hailing from different parts of India and abroad. Sabha hopping is one of the activity so dearly associated with this phenomenon which means moving from one sabha to another to attend different concerts.

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Chennai’s First Global Music Festival from January 13 To 15

Chennai’s first ever Global Music Festival is set to begin today. The festival will feature 24 acts spread over three days. It will feature  genres that range from electronica to pop, Indian classical fusion to R&B, jazz to Tamil Folk and Sufi and of course, good ol’ rock ‘n’ roll.

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Walk into Express Avenue for A Classical Music and Dance Festival

One month of classical music and dance festival began on 11 December.The festival organised by cultural organisation ‘Sree Anandabhairavi’ is in its fifth year. Raaga and Expressions will feature vocal and instrumental performances along with jugalbandi and dance programmes. Organisers say they chose to have the performances in a mall as an effort to popularise the classical arts among Chennaiites.

 Date: 11 December 2011  to  11 January 2012.

Time : 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Venue: Express Avenue , Royapettah, Chennai

December Music Season – Comprehensive List of Concerts in Chennai

Given below is a list of carnatic music concerts in Chennai. I will keep updating the list as frequently as possible. The list is as per information received from different sources. Some of the programs might change without my getting to know about the same, in which case, I will not be able to update this page with the changes. I have put a ? wherever I am not sure of the timings (mostly these concerts should be in the evening). A list of sabhas with address and phone no is given at the bottom of this page.

Source: Artist websites, newspapers (The Hindu), schedules released by sabhas, word of mouth etc
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Music For and By Differently Abled

Carnatic Music, A classical music form of southern India and one of the world’s oldest and richest musical traditions. During the month of December in Chennai many proficient  singers and instrument players of Carnatic Music perform in various venues of the city. Music lovers of all over the world attend these programs.
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