For musicians and music lovers: Sri Thyagaraja Aaradhana | Sunday Observer

For musicians and music lovers: Sri Thyagaraja Aaradhana

The Indian Cultural Centre and the High Commission of India will be organizing Sri Thyagaraja Aaradhana, an annual music festival paying homage to the great Carnatic music composer Sri Thyagaraja Swamy on February 16 at 5 pm at the Saraswathie Hall, No. 75, Lorenz Road, Colombo 4.

Musicians, vocalists as well as instrumentalists and percussionists from all over Sri Lanka, including, the University of Jaffna, Eastern University of Batticaloa, University of Visual and Performing Arts, Colombo, Highlands College, Hatton, and students of Indian Cultural Centre will come together and render Pancharatna Keerthanas (five songs) of Thyagaraja on this occasion.The choral rendition of the five songs is an integral feature of the Aaradhana.

Sri Thyagaraja Swamy, one among the Trinity of Carnatic Music, composed nearly 700 compositions and is considered as the inspiration, source and touchstone of musical creativity.

This Carnatic music festival, Thyagaraja Aradhana is supported by the Hindu Educational Society and the Express Newspapers of Ceylon Ltd. This is the 14th year the festival is being organized by the Indian Cultural Centre, Colombo.

Musicians who would like to join the Aaradhana may approach the Indian Cultural Centre in person or mail to [email protected] .The rehearsals for the event will be held on February 14 and 15 at 4. p.m at Saraswathie Hall.