Thursday, April 21, 2011

Video clips from SPIC-MACAY TAMU performance

Here are some video clips (actually links) from a recent Jugalbandhi concert that I performed with Indrajit Banerjee for the SPICMACAY TAMU chapter in College Station TX.

We were accompanied by Subrata Bhattacharya on Tabla, Nirmal Narayanan on Mridangam, and Krishna Kumar on Khanjeera). We had a great time visiting and performing for all the wonderful people who hosted us there and came out to the show.
  • Clip 1 (gajananayutam in cakravaham, orajupucu in kannadagowla, anupamaguna in ataana, todi alapana part 1)
  • Clip 2 (todi alapana part 2, taye yashode and tani avartanam part 1)
  • Clip 3 (tani avartanam part 2)
  • Clip 4 (tani avartanam part 3, marubari in khamas)
  • Clip 5 (Hindustani solo by Indrajit Banerjee, rag madhuvanti)
  • Clip 6 (Jugalbandhi, hindolam/malkauns and khamaj)

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Jugalbandhi concert in Phoenix, AZ - March 21st

I will be performing a Jugalbandhi program for SPIC-MACAY ASU on Saturday March 21st, 2009 at 5:30PM. The venue is Murdock Hall ASU (map). I'm performing with the talented Sitar musician, Indrajit Banerjee. We will be accompanied by Sudhakar Subramaniam on Mridangam, and Subrata Bhattachary on Tabla.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

2008 Chennai Music Festival Concerts

I will be performing at the following venues during the 2008 Chennai Music Festival.
  • December 27th, 6PM - Sankara Nethralaya Center - Jugalbandhi concert with Sriram Krishnan (Violin), Snehashish Mozumder (Mandolin), V. Rajasekar (Mridangam), and Subrata Bhattacharya (Tabla).
I will be joining my father Prof. T. N. Krishnan, and sister Viji Krishnan Natarajan at the following programs:
  • December 10th, 4:30PM - Karthik Fine Arts (Narada Gana Sabha Hall)
  • December 22nd, 6:30PM - Parthasarathy Swamy Sabha (Vidhya Bharathi, Mylapore)
  • December 23rd, 6:00PM - Mylapore Fine Arts (Mylapore)
  • December 25th, 9:15AM - Music Academy (Main Hall)
  • December 28th, 6:30PM - Nada Inbam (Mylapore)
  • December 29th, 7:30PM - Indian Fine Arts Society (Balamandir German Hall, T. Nagar)
  • January 1st, 2009 9:30AM - Mudhra (Ramakrishna Mission School, 71 Bazullah Rd. T.Nagar)
  • January 4th, 2009 6:00PM - Rasika Ranjani Sabha (Narada Gana Sabha Hall)
My sister Viji and I will also be performing a Violin duet on January 8th, 2009 at Nadopasana in Mylapore. The veteran vidwans, Mannargudi Easwaran and Vaikom Gopalakrishnan will join us on Mridangam and Ghatam.

I wish all the musicians and music lovers in Chennai, a wonderful music festival.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Music from the Jugalbandhi tour

I finally found time to upload some music clips from this summer's Jugalbandhi tour.

From 2008-jugalbandhi-tour

The following tracks are from the concert that Snehashish Mozumder (Mandolin), Subrata Bhattacharya (Tabla), Rohan Krishnamurthy (Mridangam) and I performed in Dallas TX on August 24th, 2008.

And the tracks can also be downloaded from the following links:

The other artists and I had a wonderful time at the Dallas concert. It was only the second time that the four of us had played together, but the audience and atmosphere made that evening truly special. Our special thanks go to Suresh Dalapathy and the rest of the SN-OM folks in Dallas who took such care in organizing the program.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Jugalbandhi Concert in San Jose Bay Area - Sep 28, 2008

The Sankara Nethralaya Jugalbandhi concert in the San Jose Bay Area is being held on Sunday September 28th, at 3.00 PM, at the Jain Temple, 722 S. Main St. Milpitas, CA 95035 (map). Tickets are available through or at the auditorium.

For further information please contact Varsha Upadhye (925.339.8090); or Yogen Upadhye (925.640.8654).

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Jugalbandhi Concert Tour for Sankara Nethralaya

As some of you may know, last year my father and I performed a series of benefit concerts for Sankara Nethralaya in various cities in the US, to raise awareness and funds for the wonderful work that SN has been doing. The concerts were a wonderful way for rasikas of Carnatic Music to support a noble cause and at the same time enjoy their favorite music. My father and I were really moved by the affection and support we received from our rasikas at all of those programs.

This year, Sankara Nethralaya have invited me to perform a series of Carnatic/Hindustani Jugalbandhi concerts with Snehashish Mozumder who plays Hindustani Mandolin. We will be accompanied by V. Rajasekar on Mridangam and Subrata Bhattacharya on Tabla. We are scheduled to perform in ten cities across the US in August and September. The dates and venues are listed below:
  • August 23, 2008 Houston, TX
    Durga Bari Temple Auditorium, 13944 Schiller Road, Houston, TX 77082
  • August 24, 2008 Dallas/Fort Worth, TX
    The Allen Public Library Civic Auditorium, 300, N. Allen Drive, Allen, Texas 75013
  • August 30, 2008 Atlanta, GA
  • August 31, 2008 St. Louis, MO
  • September 13, 2008 Boston, MA
  • September 14, 2008 Bridgewater, NJ
  • September 20, 2008 Washington DC
  • September 21, 2008 Baltimore, MD
  • September 27, 2008 Seattle, WA
  • September 28, 2008 San Francisco Bay Area, CA
You can get more details and contact info from the Sankara Nethralaya site.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Semmangudi Srinivasa Iyer Centenary Podcast

We've published a new episode of the Sampradaya podcast from the T. N. Krishnan Foundation, commemorating the birth centenary of the great master of Carnatic music - Semmangudi Srinivasa Iyer.

Click play above to listen to the podcast, or go to the show page to download the mp3 audio.
It was a privilege to work on the production of this show - Semmangudi thaatha was such an inspiration for me and so many other young musicians. And, it was great to get my father, Prof. T. N. Krishnan, and vidwan Palai Ramchandran together to reminisce and share the memories of their illustrious guru on tape.


Hope you enjoy the show, and join me and other rasikas all around the world in celebrating the life and music of the great sangeetha pitamaha.