Here is are music workshops for musicians to be held in the heart of Thanjavur district. And they are related to a landmark event at a local temple.
The Maha Kumbabhishekam of Sri Panchanadeeswara Temple, Tiruvaiyaru is going to be performed early next year.
Right from Tevarakaras, many Vaggeyakaras have sung the glory of Aiyaran and Aramvalartha Nayaki.
In this connection, the Marabu Foundation which is based in Thillaisthanam (about 12 kms from Thanjavur town) is planning to list out these compositions and collect the authentic versions of the compositions on Panchanadeeswara and Dharmambikai to publish them. These will also carry notation .
It has also plans to conduct a series of workshops to teach all the Thirumurai hymns on Tiruvaiyaru, compositions of the Trinity and selected compositions of other composers.
The workshops are meant for young musicians, music teachers and senior students who can go on to preserve and propagate these compositions for posterity. The workshops will be conducted on the gurukula pattern at Marabu Foundation, Thillaisthanam near Tiruvaiyaru free of cost.
The schedule of the first set of workshops :
1.Workshop on Thirumurais : May 8 to 13, 2012
2. Workshop on the Compositions of Musical Trinity. May 22 to 27. 2012
For more info and registration contact: Marabu Foundation, Jatavallabar House, 6/78, Thillaisthanam, Thanjavur Dt., 613 203. Phone: (04362) 260606.
Dr. R. Kausalya, researcher and former Head of the Music College, Thiruvaiyaru is the Course Director. She also heads the Foundation.