BANGALORE: As part of the 21st Sri Ramanavami Music and Dance Festival, Sri Vani Education Centre started series of classical music concert in the city recently.
The festival was inaugurated by Chief Minister Sadananda Gowda and S Suresh Kumar, Minister for Law and Parliamentary Affairs and Urban Development. The inaugural day witnessed carnatic classical musician T M Krishna enthralling the audience with his
Speaking about the event, R H Shardaprasad, trustee at Srivani Education Centre, said, “The Sri Ramanavami music and dance festival is a yearly event that Sri Vani Education Centre has been conducting for the last two decades. Renowned artistes as well as budding musicians and dancers will perform in this festival.”
This year, the festival promises to be a spectacular event lasting over 26 days where around 150 renowned musicians and dancers as well as upcoming artistes from various parts of Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu will showcase their talent.
The festival will include Hindustani and Carnatic music recitals, Bharatanatyam, Yakshagana and, Jugalbandhi, besides many other events. The guest list for the festival includes many prominent personalities like Aditi Upadyaya, renowned Hindustani vocalist, Venkatesh Murthy, renowned poet, K Jairaj, Additional Chief Secretary Karnataka, Ashok Harnalli, Advocate General, Karnataka High Court.
The festival will also include a series of special programmes where a select band of talented children from different parts of Karnataka will be given an opportunity to perform on April 7 and 14.
Lauding the artistic talents of the children, Lakshmi Keshava, vice principal of Sri Vani Education Centre said, “This is a great opportunity for the children perform before eminent people.
By bringing together many artists from South India, the event serves a great platform for espousing music, dance and art, and also exposing children to a rich culture.”