Isai Fest off to bright start with Udayalur Kalyanaraman’s concert

The 3rd edition of the classical music fest hosted by Lakshmi Mahalir Manram of Alwarthiru Nagar got off to a great launch on Wednesday evening at the Viveka Arts Club Auditorium inside the La Chatelaine school campus off Arcot Road.

Arts promoter and mediaperson Subashri Thanikalchalam was the guest at the launch and after two snappy recitals by Manram members, the first recital, a Namasankeertanam concert by Udayalur Kalyanaraman, a local resident got going.

It was a packed show ; at least 1000 people were present. In front were the 60 plus Manram members dressed in their trademark purple sari, guests and rasikas.

The fest is on here till Sunday and features greats like Vijay Siav and Gayatri Venkataraghavan. Admission is free, there is a small snacks stall too and sponsors have small stalls at the entrance. Parking is also available.

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One Response to “Isai Fest off to bright start with Udayalur Kalyanaraman’s concert”

  1. Maathrika on February 20th, 2014 at 8:38 pm

    Dear Editor,

    The concerts organised by the Lakshmi Mahalir Manram of Alwarthiru Nagar is indeed a boon to music connoissers in this area.

    However, when I went with my parents to attend concert by Dr.Ganesh on 20th Feb 2014, to my utter dismay I was not allowed inside. Instead I was shown a blackboard on which was written ” Dresscode for Women – Saree”. I sent my parents in and had to roam around until the concert got over and my aged parents came out.

    “Le Chatalaine School” has a dress code or so the manram members claim. I am sure the members of the manram would have discussed with the school’s management about this rule which need not be applied to outsiders. If they were so particular about the dress code I wish they had published it in BOLD LETTERS in their newspaper advertisement in Arcot Road Times, The Hindu et al.

    There were many who had to return to their homes disappointed because they had no clue about the dress code until they reached the venue.

    Truly Disappointed

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