The fringe events at this time of the year also lend colour and variety to the 'season'.
Hindustani concerts are few and far between. Kalakshetra does host concerts at its Fest on its campus as does the Music Academy on Dec.31 - recall the pandit Ravi Shankar recitals in years gone by..
The Viswa Kala Sangama always hosts a short Hindustani Music Fest at the mini hall at Narada Gana Sabha, TTK Road, Alwarpet.
Pandit Mitta is the man behind this fest and he has been at it for some years now. Sangita Kalanidhi-designate Trichur V Ramachandran, who has also mastered Hindustani music is to inaugurate this fest on Friday evening.
The Fest begins today - Dec.28 - with Lalitha Sharma's vocal concert.
On Dec 29, a jugalbandhi of Pt Janardhan Mitta and Anupama Bhagavat on the sitar and Ravindra Yavagal on tabla was scheduled at 6.30 pm.
There are 2 concerts on Sunday, Dec.30. At 5 pm is Lakshmi Sreram's vocal concert and at 7 pm is Shantanu Bhattacharya's vocal concert.
Recitals are open to all.