Concerts in Chennai

<<Last updated: 16th Feb 2018>>

Given below is a list of carnatic music concerts in Chennai. I will keep updating the list as frequently as possible. The list is as per information received from different sources. Some of the programs might change without my getting to know about the same, in which case, I will not be able to update this page with the changes.

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Feb 02 – 17:00 – Nrithya Pillai (Bharathanatyam) @ Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, East Mada Street, Mylapore (Sarasalaya)

Feb 02 – 18:15 – Students of Sarasalaya (Bharathanatyam) @ Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, East Mada Street, Mylapore (Sarasalaya)

Feb 02 – 19:00 – Suguna Varadachari, R. Hemalatha, Mannargudi Easwaran @ Ragasudha Hall, 85/2, Luz Avenue, Mylapore (Dr. Mani Krishnaswamy Foundation)

Feb 03 – 19:30 – Leela Samson (Bharathanatyam) @ Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, East Mada Street, Mylapore (Sarasalaya)

Feb 03 – 17:00 – Niyati Sriram (Bharathanatyam) @ Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, East Mada Street, Mylapore (Sarasalaya)

Feb 03 – 18:00 – Tamil rock concert by Pithukuli @ Square near no. 29, Bajanai Koil Street, Urur Kuppam Besant Nagar (Lead-Up to Uru-Olcott Kuppam Vizha)

Feb 03 – 18:00 – Mangalam Shankar, Usha Rajagopal, Delhi Sairam, S. Krishna @ Ragasudha Hall, 85/2, Luz Avenue, Mylapore (Isai)

Feb 03 – 18:15 – Sowmya Govind Naidu (Bharathanatyam) @ Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, East Mada Street, Mylapore (Sarasalaya)

Feb 03 – 19:30 – Suryanarayanamurthy (Bharathanatyam) @ Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, East Mada Street, Mylapore (Sarasalaya)

Feb 04 – 10:00 – Book launch and Parkour performance by Parkour circle @ Sintex tank, Kuppam fish market, Ellaiamman temple, Besant Nagar (Lead-Up to Uru-Olcott Kuppam Vizha)

Feb 04 – 17:00 – Sriya (Bharathanatyam) @ Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, East Mada Street, Mylapore (Sarasalaya)

Feb 04 – 18:15 – Radhe Jaggi (Bharathanatyam) @ Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, East Mada Street, Mylapore (Sarasalaya)

Feb 04 – 19:30 – Uma Namboodripad Sathyanarayanan (Bharathanatyam) @ Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, East Mada Street, Mylapore (Sarasalaya)

Feb 05 – 17:00 – Srimathi Venkat (Bharathanatyam) @ Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, East Mada Street, Mylapore (Sarasalaya)

Feb 05 – 18:15 – Ganesh Vasudeva (Bharathanatyam) @ Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, East Mada Street, Mylapore (Sarasalaya)

Feb 05 – 19:30 – Aniruddha Knight (Bharathanatyam) @ Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, East Mada Street, Mylapore (Sarasalaya)

Feb 06 – 18:15 – Usha Padmanabhan, B. Ananthakrishnan, S.J. Arjun Ganesh @ Ragasudha Hall, 85/2, Luz Avenue, Mylapore (Naada Inbam)

Feb 07 – 18:15 – R. Raghul (Violin solo), N.C. Bharadwaj, Nerkunam Sankar @ Ragasudha Hall, 85/2, Luz Avenue, Mylapore (Naada Inbam)

Feb 09 – 19:00 – Abhishek Raghuram (Vocal), Benjamin Appl (Baritone), H.N. Bhaskar (Violin), K. Sai Giridhar (Mrindangam), Simon Lepper (Piano) @ Lalit Kala Akademi, 4, Greams Road (Goethe Institut)

Feb 10 – 18:00 – Rithvik Raja, R.K. Shriramkumar, Manoj Siva, B.S. Purushotham @ Ragasudha Hall, 85/2, Luz Avenue, Mylapore (Ramnad Krishnan Centenary Celebrations Concert)

Feb 10 – 15:00 – Hip-hop and grafitti by Catalyst @ Ellaiamman Koil Beach, Urur Olcott Kuppam, Besant Nagar (Uru-Olcott Kuppam Vizha)

Feb 10 – 17:30 – Parai Oorvalam by Friends Kalai Kuzhu and Avvai Home Girls, Thaadakai – A play, Sufi songs by Nagoor Sufi Trip, Namasankeertanam by Srikanth Bhagavathar, Urur varalaru nadagam, Contemporary dance @ Ellaiamman Koil Beach, Urur Olcott Kuppam, Besant Nagar (Uru-Olcott Kuppam Vizha)

Feb 11 – 10:15 – Emmanuelle Martin, R. Raghul, K. Arunprakash, N. Guruprasad @ Ragasudha Hall, 85/2, Luz Avenue, Mylapore (Nadamrta & Naada Inbam)

Feb 11 – 17:30 – Nadhaswaram oorvalam, silambattam, kathak, villupaattu, cinema songs and gaana @ Ellaiamman Koil Beach, Urur Olcott Kuppam, Besant Nagar (Uru-Olcott Kuppam Vizha)

Feb 11 – 19:15 – Sikkil C Gurucharan, V. Sanjeev, Patri Satish Kumar, S. Sunil Kumar @ Ragasudha Hall, 85/2, Luz Avenue, Mylapore (Kalaimamani G. Harishankar Remembrance Day Concert)

Feb 12 – 17:00 – Sowmya Sudarshan, Shradha Ravindran, B. Ganapathyraman @ Ragasudha Hall, 85/2, Luz Avenue, Mylapore (Rukmini Arts & Music Trust)

Feb 12 – 18:45 – Prapancham S. Balachandran (Flute), M.A. Krishnaswamy, Shertalai Ananthakrishnan, Trichy Murali @ Ragasudha Hall, 85/2, Luz Avenue, Mylapore (Rukmini Arts & Music Trust)

Feb 13 – 17:00 – T.M. Krishna, Embar Kannan, K. Arunprakash, B.S. Purushotham @ Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, East Mada Street, Mylapore (Layapriyan Papanasam Kumar’s Mahashivaratri Musical Night)

Feb 13 – 18:15 – Bhavana Iyer, Kalpana Venkat, B. Ganapathyraman, N. Rajaraman @ Ragasudha Hall, 85/2, Luz Avenue, Mylapore (Naada Inbam)

Feb 13 – 18:45 – Nithyasree Mahadevan, M.A. Krishnaswamy, I. Sivakumar, H. Sivaramakrishnan @ Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, East Mada Street, Mylapore (Layapriyan Papanasam Kumar’s Mahashivaratri Musical Night)

Feb 13 – 20:30 – Music Ensemble by Papanasam Kumar (Mridangam), V.L. Kumar (Violin), Muthukumar (Flute), Sruthi Bharadwaj (Veena), Vigneshwar (Keyboard), Adambakkam Shankar (Ghatam) @ Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, East Mada Street, Mylapore (Layapriyan Papanasam Kumar’s Mahashivaratri Musical Night)

Feb 13 – 21:45 – K. Gayatri, B.V. Raghavendra Rao, B. Ganapathyraman, K.V. Gopalakrishnan @ Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, East Mada Street, Mylapore (Layapriyan Papanasam Kumar’s Mahashivaratri Musical Night)

Feb 13 – 23:30 – Ashwath Narayanan, V.L. Kumar, Papanasam Kumar, Hariharasubramanian @ Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, East Mada Street, Mylapore (Layapriyan Papanasam Kumar’s Mahashivaratri Musical Night)

Feb 14 – 01:00 – Hyderabad Srividhya Sriram, Pakkala Ramdas, Akshay Ananthapadmanabhan @ Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, East Mada Street, Mylapore (Layapriyan Papanasam Kumar’s Mahashivaratri Musical Night)

Feb 14 – 02:15 – Bharat Sundar, VVS Murari, Sai Giridhar, Hariharasubramanian @ Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, East Mada Street, Mylapore (Layapriyan Papanasam Kumar’s Mahashivaratri Musical Night)

Feb 14 – 03:45 – Sriranjani Santhanagopalan, L. Ramakrishnan, N. Ramakrishnan @ Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, East Mada Street, Mylapore (Layapriyan Papanasam Kumar’s Mahashivaratri Musical Night)

Feb 14 – 05:00 – Papanasam Ramani Bhagavathar (Namasankeerthanam) @ Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, East Mada Street, Mylapore (Layapriyan Papanasam Kumar’s Mahashivaratri Musical Night)

Feb 14 – 18:15 – Aishwarya Madhavan, M. Vijay, Valangaiman Thyagarajan @ Ragasudha Hall, 85/2, Luz Avenue, Mylapore (Naada Inbam)

Feb 15 – 18:15 – Ashwath Narayanan, Padma Shankar, Mannarkoil Balaji, Anirudh Athreya @ Ragasudha Hall, 85/2, Luz Avenue, Mylapore (Naada Inbam)

Feb 16 – 18:15 – T.M. Krishna & disciples, R.K. Shriramkumar, K. Arunprakash, B.S. Purushotham – Tyagaraja Vibhakti Kritis of Muthuswami Dikshitar @ Ragasudha Hall, 85/2, Luz Avenue, Mylapore (Guruguhamrta)

Feb 16 – 18:30 – Murali Mohan Gowda (Rudra veena) @ Dhrupad Utsav, Kalakshetra Foundation, Thiruvanmiur (Dhrupad Sansthan Bhopal & Kalakshetra Foundation)

Feb 16 – 19:15 – Sourabrata Chakraborty (Surbahar) @ Dhrupad Utsav, Kalakshetra Foundation, Thiruvanmiur (Dhrupad Sansthan Bhopal & Kalakshetra Foundation)

Feb 16 – 20:00 – Inoue Sou & Vishal Bhattarai (Jugalbandi) @ Dhrupad Utsav, Kalakshetra Foundation, Thiruvanmiur (Dhrupad Sansthan Bhopal & Kalakshetra Foundation)

Feb 17 – 18:00 – T.N. Krishnan (Violin), Umayalpuram Mali, Dr. S. Karthick @ Ragasudha Hall, 85/2, Luz Avenue, Mylapore (Nadopasana)

Feb 17 – 18:30 – T.M. Krishna, Akkarai Subbulakshmi, B. Sivaraman, Anirudh Athreya @ Vani Mahal Main Hall, GN Chetty Road, T. Nagar (Sri Thyaga Brahma Gana Sabha)

Feb 17 – 18:30 – Mukund Dev Sahoo (Vocal) @ Dhrupad Utsav, Kalakshetra Foundation, Thiruvanmiur (Dhrupad Sansthan Bhopal & Kalakshetra Foundation)

Feb 17 – 18:30 – Aruna Sairam, B.V. Raghavendra Rao, Thiruvarur Vaidyanathan, N. Guruprasad @ Sadguru Gnanananda Hall, Narada Gana Sabha, TTK Road, Alwarpet (Laya Laavanyaa Fine Arts Foundation)

Feb 17 – 19:15 – Supriyo Maitro (Vocal) @ Dhrupad Utsav, Kalakshetra Foundation, Thiruvanmiur (Dhrupad Sansthan Bhopal & Kalakshetra Foundation)

Feb 17 – 20:00 – Gundecha Brothers (Vocal) @ Dhrupad Utsav, Kalakshetra Foundation, Thiruvanmiur (Dhrupad Sansthan Bhopal & Kalakshetra Foundation)

Feb 18 – 18:00 – Bombay Sisters, Usha Rajagopalan, K.R. Ganesh, Adambakkam Shankar @ Ragasudha Hall, 85/2, Luz Avenue, Mylapore (Nadopasana)

Feb 18 – 18:30 – Ricardo Passos (Vocal) @ Dhrupad Utsav, Kalakshetra Foundation, Thiruvanmiur (Dhrupad Sansthan Bhopal & Kalakshetra Foundation)

Feb 18 – 19:15 – Jahnavi Phansalkar (Vocal) @ Dhrupad Utsav, Kalakshetra Foundation, Thiruvanmiur (Dhrupad Sansthan Bhopal & Kalakshetra Foundation)

Feb 18 – 20:00 – Satyendra Solanki (Santoor) @ Dhrupad Utsav, Kalakshetra Foundation, Thiruvanmiur (Dhrupad Sansthan Bhopal & Kalakshetra Foundation)

Feb 18 – 20:30 – Pakhavaj Ensemble @ Dhrupad Utsav, Kalakshetra Foundation, Thiruvanmiur (Dhrupad Sansthan Bhopal & Kalakshetra Foundation)

Feb 19 – 18:00 – T.V. Gopalakrishnan, S. Varadarajan, Patri Satish Kumar @ Ragasudha Hall, 85/2, Luz Avenue, Mylapore (Nadopasana)

Feb 20 – 18:00 – O.S. Thiagarajan, Delhi Sundararajan, Thiruvarur Bhaktavatsalam, K.V. Gopalakrishnan @ Ragasudha Hall, 85/2, Luz Avenue, Mylapore (Nadopasana)

Feb 20 – 19:00 – N. Ravikiran (Chitraveena), Akkarai Subbulakshmi, Srimushnam Raja Rao, N. Guruprasad @ Sri Ananthapadmanabhaswamy temple, 2nd Main Road, Gandhinagar, Adyar (Dharma Paripalana Sabha)

Feb 21 – 18:00 – Neyveli Santhanagopalan, M.A. Sundareswaran, Mannargudi Easwaran, Nerkunam Sankar @ Ragasudha Hall, 85/2, Luz Avenue, Mylapore (Nadopasana)

Feb 21 – 18:30 – T.M. Krishna @ Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan Main Hall, East Mada Street, Mylapore (Remembering Seetharama Sarma)

Feb 21 – 19:00 – Ranjani & Gayatri, Charumathi Raghuraman, K. Sai Giridhar, S. Krishna @ Sri Ananthapadmanabhaswamy temple, 2nd Main Road, Gandhinagar, Adyar (Dharma Paripalana Sabha)

Feb 22 – 18:00 – T.N. Seshagopalan, M. Chandrasekaran, Srimushnam Raja Rao, S. Venkataramanan @ Ragasudha Hall, 85/2, Luz Avenue, Mylapore (Nadopasana)

Feb 22 – 19:00 – Abhishek Raguram, Akkarai Subbulakshmi, K. Sai Giridhar, Krishna Sriram @ Sri Ananthapadmanabhaswamy temple, 2nd Main Road, Gandhinagar, Adyar (Dharma Paripalana Sabha)

Feb 23 – 18:00 – Lalgudi G.J.R. Krishnan & Vijayalakshmi (Violin Duet), Neyveli Narayanan, V. Suresh @ Ragasudha Hall, 85/2, Luz Avenue, Mylapore (Nadopasana)

Feb 23 – 19:00 – S. Saketharaman, H.N. Bhaskar, N.C. Bharadwaj, Anirudh Athreya @ Sri Ananthapadmanabhaswamy temple, 2nd Main Road, Gandhinagar, Adyar (Dharma Paripalana Sabha)

Feb 24 – 18:00 – Vishnudev Namboothiri, S. Varadarajan, Neyveli Narayanan, S. Krishna @ Ragasudha Hall, 85/2, Luz Avenue, Mylapore (PSN Disciples Foundation)

Feb 24 – 19:00 – Malladi Brothers, Embar S. Kannan, Manoj Siva, Alathur Rajaganesh @ Sri Ananthapadmanabhaswamy temple, 2nd Main Road, Gandhinagar, Adyar (Dharma Paripalana Sabha)

Feb 25 – 10:00 – Excerpts from Sri MD Ramanathan’s live concerts and tributes to him @ Ragasudha Hall, 85/2, Luz Avenue, Mylapore

Feb 25 – 18:00 – K. Gayatri, B.U. Ganesh Prasad, R. Sankaranarayanan, Anirudh Athreya @ Ragasudha Hall, 85/2, Luz Avenue, Mylapore (Ramnad Krishnan Centenary Celebrations Concert)

Feb 25 – 19:00 – Vishaka Hari, Sai Rakshit, Arjun Ganesh, Trichy Murali @ Sri Ananthapadmanabhaswamy temple, 2nd Main Road, Gandhinagar, Adyar (Dharma Paripalana Sabha)

Feb 26 – 19:00 – Trichur Brothers, L. Ramakrishnan, Trichur Mohan, D.V. Venkatasubramaniam @ Sri Ananthapadmanabhaswamy temple, 2nd Main Road, Gandhinagar, Adyar (Dharma Paripalana Sabha)

Feb 27 – 18:00 – Mambalam Sisters, R. Hemalatha, Delhi Sairam, Anirudh Athreya @ Ragasudha Hall, 85/2, Luz Avenue, Mylapore (BV Raman & BV Lakshmanan

Feb 27 – 19:00 – Bombay Jayashri, L. Ramakrishnan, K. Sai Giridhar, S. Sunil Kumar @ Sri Ananthapadmanabhaswamy temple, 2nd Main Road, Gandhinagar, Adyar (Dharma Paripalana Sabha)Remembrance Day Concert)

Feb 28 – 19:00 – N. Vijay Siva, R. Hemalatha, Manoj Siva, S. Sunil Kumar @ Sri Ananthapadmanabhaswamy temple, 2nd Main Road, Gandhinagar, Adyar (Dharma Paripalana Sabha)

Mar 01 – 19:00 – Nithyasree Mahadevan, M.A. Krishnaswamy, Neyveli Skandasubramanian, A.S. Krishnan @ Sri Ananthapadmanabhaswamy temple, 2nd Main Road, Gandhinagar, Adyar (Dharma Paripalana Sabha)

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787 thoughts on “Concerts in Chennai

  1. Mangala says:

    I am a chennai music isai viza follower.Do they relay the programme on TV like Jaya Margazhi utsavam.I would love to listen since I am in Bangalore.Thanks a lot

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      Mangala commented: “I am a chennai music isai viza follower.Do they relay the programme on TV like Jaya Margazhi utsavam.I would love to listen since I am in Bangalore.Thanks a lot”

  2. Alan Tootill says:

    Many thanks for the excellent work! I am returning to the December season after an absence of some years. Have things changed re ticketing situation? Most morning anf afternoon sessions used to be free, now I note only certain events are labelled as free in your list. In particular can you tell me about the Music Academy ticket arrangements? Their web site is down. Many thanks. Alan

    • Ram says:

      Things are the same in almost all sabhas. Most morning and afternoon sessions are still free, including the Music Academy sessions/ concerts. The last two concerts in the day at the Academy are ticketed.

      I will update the free/ ticketed info on the site for more concerts in the next few days.

      • Alan Tootill says:

        Thanks for that. I was just wondering, particularly, about the Music Academy morning concerts, as they have some big names rather than younger generation. Is it pretty impossible to get a season ticket for the M.A. as I’ve seen suggested?
        I see you’re playing a couple of dates whilst I’ll be there. I’ll try and make an effort to come hear you!

      • Ram says:

        Alan,

        All the morning concerts at the Music Academy are free.
        I am not sure about the season ticket there. Will try to check and get back.
        I am playing on many other days as well. Will update the complete schedule in the next few days. Will be great to meet you in person.

        Ram

  3. Mrs. Bhuvaneshwari Subramanian says:

    Sir, Ranjani Gayatri’s concert on 21.11.12 at Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan is ticketed or free? Kindly reply, Bhuvaneshwari S

  4. S.Muralikrishnan says:

    Sir
    You are making a big service to music lovers by compiling
    all the concert details

    Best wishes and thanks for the details.

    S.Muralikrishnan

  5. Vishy says:

    Thak u sir. Which are trhe Hindustani music concerts in the Music season. I could find one, Shubha Mudgal. Are there others? Can you pl tag it so that one can search.

    • Alan Tootill says:

      On this list there’s 23rd Dec Parveen Sultana at Kamraj Hall. And on 31st M. Venkatesh Kumar at the Music Academy.
      At YGP Auditorium (Bharat Kalachar) 29th Dec 4pm Lalitha Sharma 31st Dec 10.30am Mala Ramadorai.
      There are also a couple of jugalbandis, including violin/sarangi (28th Dec Sri Thyaga Gana), and flute, (16th Dec YGP).
      Hope this helps!

  6. Raj Subbaram says:

    Hello Ram!
    Just came back home (San Francisco Bay Area) after a 3 week holiday from Chennai and am so fortunate to go to 3 lovely concerts, 1. Violin concert of the great Ganesh Kumaresh masters at Narada Gana Sabha 2. The Great P Unnikrishnan’s at The Narada Gana Sabha and 3. Gatam Great Karthik at the Kamarajar Hall at the Chennaiyil Thiruvaiyaru!
    Loved them all, every bit of it and my Chennai Holiday was just wonderful!

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