25 artistes are to be decorated with awards to mark the 25th anniversary of Valayapatti Kaashyap Naadhalaya at the launch of its annual December Season music festival at a venue in Nanganallur, Chennai. Sri Sankara Vijayendra Saraswathi swami of the Kanchi Mutt was the chief guest.
In line with the margazhi season atmosphere, violinist V. V. S. Murari and his team is hosting a music festival where con-certs are from 6 am to 7.30 am. Audio and amplification systems will not be used nor will there be lights; lighting is provided by oil lamps lit here.
If the December Season offers a rasika dozens of options to choose concerts he or she wants to go to and listen and artistes many a concert stage, there is a fair amount of buzz going on in the , online world. One of them is streaming live or putting out excerpts of concerts.
Besides sabhas, many private bodies also host concerts festivals in Chennai in December. And some add some zing to their curation - some themed concerts, some collaborations. And it seems to go well with the audience.