Friday 27 December 2019

A sabha puts out a newsletter for the Season

'Sangeeth Sarathy' is a four-page, colour news-sheet that is being published for the Season by Sri Parthasarathy Swami Sabha for rasikas who attend its events/concerts at Vidhya Bharathi hall in Mylapore. 

The content is based on events of the sabha here, co-ordinated by R. Revathi and S. Sivakumar, photos by Lingan Studios' Shankar and design by M. Fairy.

The first issue featured conversations with artistes who were honored with the sabha's awards.
Among them was violin maestro Prof. T. N. Krishnan, now 92 and still on the concert stage. 

Here is an anecdote that Krishnan shared -

'My relationship with this sabha is from 1943. I first performed for Semmangudi Srinivasaier and later for Ariyakudi, GNB, Alathur Brothers and Madurai Mani Iyer……. I used to live in a house in Triplicane High Road and this sabha used to hold its concerts in a hall on the third floor of Hindu High School. When the Sunday concerts were set to begin at 4.25 p.m. the concert hall used to get full by 4.15 p.m. People squatted on the floor and used to listen to the concert for three to four hours…'

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