Nadasurabhi Cultural Association located in Koramangala, Bangalore is in the forefront of promoting Classical Carnatic Music. Nadasurabhi conducts the highest quality music concerts every month and a week-long Annual Festival in November, free of charge to all rasikas. Our other events include a youth festival, Thyagaraja and Purandaradasa Aradhana, and music competitions for children.

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Nadasurabhi Annual Music Festival-2016

1.11.16 - 6.11.16 06.00 pm
New Auditorium, St.John's College of Nursing - Koramangala, Bangalore.Map

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Nadasurabhi Annual Festival 2016 

Photos and Brief Reviews of the seven concert series:

1.11.2016 6 PM

2.11.2016 6 PM

3.11.2016 6 PM

4.11.2016 6 PM

5.11.2016 6 PM

6.11.16 10 AM

6.11.16 6 PM

The 23rd Annual music festival of Nadasurabhi, Koramangala, took off with a fine start on Tuesday, 1st November 2016.  After the formal inauguration and release of the souvenir, the inaugural concert was a violin duet by Vidwan Lalgudi GJR Krishnan and Vidushi Lalgudi Vijayalakshmi.  Starting with a fine varnam in ‘Amruthavarshiuni’, composed by their illustrious father Late Lalgudi G. Jayaraman, they continued with a number of popular and familiar numbers.  They included many Thyagaraja’s compositions and a few kannada songs. As torch bearers of Lalgudi style, they did not deviate from the traditional way in their presentation.  ‘Prakkalanilabadi’ in Karaharapriya was the main piece of the day.  There was a Ragam Thanam Pallavi in Shanmukhapriya which was classic.  Their music was melodious, pleasing and flawless.

On the second day, 2/11/2016 a young artist Vidwan Ramakrishnan Murthy enthralled the audience with a most vibrant vocal concert.  His rendition was mature, the selection of songs were brilliant and his virtuosity was commendable.  The main item of the day was ‘Gajanana’ in Thodi which is a rare composition of a lesser known composer of the past. He is a hard working, dedicated artist with a great future ahead of him.

The third day featured,  Kumari Amrutha Venkatesh ’s vocal concert.  This young lady from Bangalore is a promising, rising star.  She is gifted with a golden voice.  She sang like any seasoned artist with high confidence and thoroughness throughout.  She started with a rare ‘Pada varna’ of Swathi Tirunal in ‘Thodi’.  Her ‘O Ranga shayee’ in ‘Kambodhi’ was grand with all embellishments.  Ragam Thanam Pallavi in ‘Shubhapantuvarali’ was remarkable.

 Friday, 4th November was the fourth day of the festival, where the veterans, Malladi Brothers – Vidwans Sriram Prasad and Ravi Kumar took the stage for a vocal concert.  They are known for their traditional style. They made the concert interesting  

with a variety in their choice of songs.  They presented major songs in ragas like ‘Asaveri’ and ‘Gamakakriya’ with all grandeur.  The high light of the day was a Ragam Thanam Pallavi in raga ‘Valaji’.  With a few kannada songs they added charm to the concert.  On all days the accompanying artists were highly qualified and provided excellent support there by raising the standard of the concerts. 

 The last 3 concerts of the 23rd Annual music festival of Nadasurabhi received an over whelming response by the music lovers.  On Saturday, 5th November, it was vocal concert by Sangita kalanidhi Vidwan Sanjay Subrahmanyan.  As the artist was brimming with confidence on the stage the hall was full to the brim even before the scheduled time of the concert!   He started with a rare varnam in raga ‘Ahiri’ in a comfortable speed. Raga alapana of Bilahari and the song that followed, ‘Inthakannanadamemi’ had special sancharas and sangathis with beautiful birgas and Kalyani was exceptionally good. Purandaradasa’s song ‘Kallusakkare kolliro’ was highly expressive. ‘Kadaikann nokki…’ a tamil song in ‘Thodi’ with a brilliant neraval at ‘mayilapuri…’ was well received by the rasikas. The main piece was ‘Dharini telusukonti’ in ‘Sudha saveri’ .Neraval at ‘rajitha mani gana bhusini’ and the swara that followed was outstanding.  Ragam tanam pallavi in raga ‘Shan mukhapriya’ was a sumptuous treat.  A few songs in kannada and tamil and a popular javali in Behag were presented in the end.  He had an excellent team of accompanying artists who rose to the occasion.

On Sunday morning,(6th November), the ‘Sangeetha Surabhi’ title was conferred on senior musician Sangita Kalanidhi, Padmabhushan Dr. T.V. Gopalakrishnan. His vocal concert followed the felicitation program.  This octogenarian artist made us spell bound by his neat presentation of ragas like ‘Hindolam’,, ‘Hamsanandi’ and ‘Sankarabharanam’ in great style. A few popular Thyagaraja kritis and Purandaradasa kritis were the high lights.  With two of his disciples giving vocal support and a senior team of accompanying artists the concert was of a good standard.

On the evening of 6th, Vidwan Abhishek Raghuram stole the show during his vocal concert. His speedy varnam, briga laden raga alapanas and tricky sangathis and swaras incorporated into the kritis, made everyone jump with joy. A vivadi raga,’Chalanata’ was sung very well and the only popular song ‘Edayya gathi’ of Koteeshwara Iyer  was presented on request. The tri-raga RTP in ‘Anandabhairavi-Sama - Shanmukapriya’ was the main item presented with all virtuosity.  With a Kannada devaranama in ‘Behag’ and a Malayalam padam in ‘Surutti’ he ended the concert. The accompanying artists gave adequate support.

Though the hall was overflowing for the weekend concerts, even week day concerts  recorded very good attendance.  With lot of appreciation from the artists and audience alike, yet another successful music festival was cherished by the organisers.


Nadasurabhi is pleased to announce its Annual Music Festival programme for 2016. The grand event is from the 1st to 6th November 2016. As in the past few years, it will be held in the College of Nursing Auditorium at the St.John's Medical College Campus opposite Koramangala BDA Complex.

This event as well as all programmes during the year are offered free of charge to all music lovers. These are being financed primarily by voluntary donations from individuals and organisations. We solicit your financial support once a year prior to the Annual Festival. Please find below an Appeal for donations. You may transfer your donations by NEFT with intimation regarding details of the donor to nadasurabhi at Alternatively you can copy the form below, print out and send along with your cheque to our office address . This will help us to issue the receipts to the donors. All donations to Nadasurabhi enjoy exemption under 80G of I.T.Act. Kindly donate generously and help us to continue with the cultural service in the years to come.

Full Programme Sheet

Date Artist
1-Nov-2016 Lalgudi Violin Duet
Tuesday Sri.G.J.R.Krishnan Violin
6 P.M. Smt.Vijayalakshmi Violin
Sri.H.S.Sudhindra Mridangam
Sri.Ranganatha Chakravarthy Ghatam

2-Nov-2016 Sri.Ramakrishnamurthy Vocal
Wednesday Sri. M.Rajeev Violin
6 P.M. Smt.N.C.Bharadwaj Mridangam

3-Nov-2016 Kum.Amrutha Venkatesh Vocal
Thursday Sri.M.Rajeev Violin
6 P.M. Sri.Arjun Ganesh Mridangam

4-Nov-2016 Malladi Brothers
Friday Sri.Sriram Prasad Vocal
6 P.M. Sri. Ravikumar Vocal 
Smt.Charulatha Ramanujam Violin
Sri.B.Ravishankar Mridangam
Sri.G.Guruprasanna Khanjira


Sangita Kalanidhi

Sri. Sanjay Subrahmanyan

Sri.S.Varadarajan Violin
Saturday Sri.Neyveli B Venkatesh Mridangam
6 P.M. Sri. B.Rajasekhar Morsing


Sangita Kalanidhi


Sunday Sri.S.Varadarajan Violin
10 A.M. Anoor Sri.Ananthakrishna Sharma Mridangam
Sri.Omkar G Rao Ghatam

6-Nov-2016 Sri.Abhishek Raghuram Vocal
Sunday Smt.H.M.Smitha Violin
6 P.M. Sri.Arjun Kumar Mridangam

Entry is free for all Nadasurabhi Programmes.

Donations to Nadasurabhi are entitled for exemption under Section 80G of I.T.Act.