Well, I am leaving to Chennai, India on Dec 8 for the annual Carnatic music season. Keep an eye on this page for reviews of concerts, pictures, and maybe even recordings (internet connection capabilities allowing).
In any case, here is my schedule for this year. It’s rather slim compared to previous years, due to various factors out of my control.
1. R. Rajakokilam – Sruthi Sarathy – Arjun Narayanan (Parthasarathi Swamy Sabha, Dec 17, 12:30 PM)
2. Akshay Padmanabhan – Arun Ramamurthi – Arjun Narayanan (Shri Thyaga Brahma Gana Sabha, Dec 20, 2:15 PM)
3. Arundathi Krishnan – Sudha R. S. Iyer – Arjun Narayanan (Kapali Fine Arts, Dec 21, 3 PM)
4. Sruthi Sarva – Violin TBA – Arjun Narayanan (Sivan Arts Academy, Dec 24, 2 PM)
Parthasarathi Swamy Sabha is located in Bheemasena Gardens road in Triplicane (Mylapore). Their premises are in a converted kalyana mandapam (wedding hall) of sorts. The second concert is at Vani Mahal, in the mini hall. Vani Mahal is located on G. N. Chetty road, next to the flyover. Kapali Fine Arts conducts their concerts at Srinivasa Sastri Hall, in Mylapore (it is on Luz Church road above the reading room, right next to the Mylapore Club). Sivan Arts Academy is the sabha run by Papanasam Ashok Ramani, the grandson of Papanasam Sivan, the famous tamil composer. The venue is TBA. For all of these concerts, please check the newspaper (The Hindu) for the latest changes.