Music Corner

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Lalitha Kala Suma 2018 - Invite

Sri Rama Lalitha Kala Mandira invites all music lovers to the felicitation of Prof. R. VISWESWARAN with Sangeetha Vedantha Dhureena title. On this occasion, the institute also presents Lalith Kala Suma awards to 32 senior artistes from Mysuru. For full details, please see the invite main page and Invite awardees list

Kalavanta 2018 - Invite

SGBS Trust / Karnataka Fine Arts Council invites young artists for the Kalavanta 2018 awards! For full details, please see the invite

Article about the Institute in Sep'16 issue of Sruti

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The Institute chosen for Karnataka Kalashree award

8-Oct-2015: The Karnataka Sangeetha Nrithya Academy has chosen Sri Rama Lalitha Kalamandira for the prestigious Karnataka Kalashree award for this year, with the institute being the only organization, among 18 artistes, which is rare.
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Vidwan Sri G.V Krishna Prasad honoured

Vishesha Fine Arts in its Annual Vishesha Utsava - 2015 honoured 3 significant individuals: Padmasri Sangeetha Kalanidhi Dr. N. Ramani, Mridangam Vidwan G.V. Krishna Prasad, Hon. Secretary Sri Rama Lalitha Kala Mandira and Mridangam Vidwan K.U. Jayachandra Rao. G.V. Krishna Prasad was honoured with the title VISHESHA KALAPOSHAKA and cash award with citation and memorable memento.

Quarterly Newsletter being launched: We have launched a quarterly music newsletter in October 2013 during Dasara. The next edition, for January 2015, giving details of Sankrathi and Spring Music Festivals of 2015, is released. Please acess the latest quarerly newsletter here

Awards Announced for 2013-14

Vasantha Sangeethotsavam

Review of Raga Vaibhavam

Article in Gayana Samrajya, June 2012

Article in Sruti - page 1

Article in Sruti - page 2

Award for Founder of California branch of the Institute

Tributes to Smt. Ranganayaki and Memoirs

Article in Prajavani

Praise for her in Vijaya Karnataka

Praise for the Sisters

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Lalitha Kala Suma - Awards Program

We request your gracious presence for the Programme in memory of its chief founders Karnataka Kalashree GV Ranganayakamma and Vidushi GV Neela and their sister & chief patron Dr. GV Vijayalakshmi where sixty eight artistes from Bengaluru will be honoured with the title Lalitha Kala Suma on Wednesday, 23rd August, 2017 at The Bangalore Gayana Samaja Auditorium

For full details please see the invitation

The Institution

We are one of the premier Institutions of Music and in service of Carnatic Music for over five decades. A niche has been  carved in imparting education in various facets of this divine art. The great efforts and dedication of the founders have laid a strong foundation to promote Carnatic Music. We have encouraged many musicians and budding artists since inception. Our continued association with musicians of great repute has put us on a firm footing. 

Souvenir commemorating the 50th year of Punyamarane of the founder released

A souvenir, containing memorabilia on the occassion of the 50th year of the passing away of the founder Sri G. Vendantam Iyengar, has been released. Those who are interested can contact the institute's general secretary in the evenings at the institute and collect their copy

Upcoming Programs

DateDay Time Programme & Artists
22-July-2018Sunday5:30PM SRLKM Auditorium
Rudrapatnam S Ramakanth (Vocal), Mysore V Srikanth (Violin), AV Anand (Mridangam), N Amrit (Khanjira)
05-Aug-2018Sunday5:30PM SRLKM Auditorium
Kalyanapuram S Aravind (Vocal), R Raghul (Violin), Akshay Anand (Mridangam)
09-Sep-2018Sunday4:00PM The Bangalore Gayana Samaja "Lalitha Kala Suma Award”Function
23-Sep-2018Sunday5:30PM SRLKM Auditorium
Dharini Veera Raghavan (Vocal), Achyuta Rao (Violin), A Radhesh (Mridanga)
30-Sep-2018Sunday5:30PM SRLKM Auditorium
(Prog. Sponsored by Late WS Murthy and Family) Ramakrishnan Murthy (Vocal), B Vittal Rangan (Violin,) Akshay Anand (Mridanga)
07-Oct-2018Sunday5:30PM SRLKM Auditorium
(Special Prog. on Devi Kritis) Anjali Sriram (Vocal) BK Raghu (Violin) Tumkur Ravishankar (Mridanga)
1-4/Nov/2018Thu-Sunday5:30PM Music festival programme in association with Suswaralaya College of Music at Sri Rama Lalitha Kala Mandira
11-Nov-2018Sunday5:30PM SRLKM Auditorium
Apoorva, Anahita and party - Vocal duet
18-Nov-2018Sunday5:30PM Sruti Sagar – Flute, Dr. Nishanth Chandran – Violin, Poongulam Subramanyam – Mridanga
24-Nov-2018Saturday5:30PM M.K.Pranesh and Party, Flute recital
1-Dec-2018Saturday5:30PM Releasing of C.D. on Kritis of Lord Srinivasa rendered by Charulatha Ramanujam and followed by her vocal concert. The CD will be released by His Holiness Sri Sri Yathiraja Jeeyar
2-Dec-2018Sunday6:00PM 2000th Programme on Sri Rama Lalitha Kala Mandira at Mangala Auditorium, NMKRV College, Jayanagar, Bangalore-11, Musical discourse by Smt. Vishaka Hari, accompanied on Violin by Charulatha Ramanujam, H.S.Sudhindra on Mridangam and Sukanya Ramgopal on Ghatam Sub:  "THE TRINITY" - Sri Muthuswamy Dikshitar, Sri Tyagaraja, Sri Shama Shastry and Sri Purandaradasa.

Sankranthi & Spring Music Festival 2019

Sankranti Music Festival of 2019 in January and Spring Music Festival in February are announced.

Sankranthi Music Festival: 1st January, 2019 - 10th January, 2019 at The institute

Spring Music Festival: Feb 3-12, 2019 @ Bengaluru Gayana Samaja Auditorium

Please look up festival full details here:

Sankranthi Music Festival 2019

DateDay Time Programme & Artists
1-January-2019Tuesday5:45PM Dr. K. Krishna Kumar (vocal) B.U. Ganesh Prasad (violin) Bangalore V. Praveen (mridangam) G. Omkar Rao (ghatam)
2-January-2019Wednesday5:45PM Sriranjani Santanagopalan (vocal) B. Vittal Rangan (violin) K. Arun Prakash (mridangam), Ranganath Chakravarthy (ghatam)
3-January-2019Thursday5:45PM Aishwarya Vidyaraghunath (vocal) R.K. Shriram Kumar (violin) K. Arun Prakash (mridangam)
4-January-2019Friday5:45PM Dr. Nityashri Mahadevan (vocal) M.A. Krishnaswamy (violin) Neyveli Skanda Subramanyan (mridangam) S. Srishylan (ghatam)
5-January-2019Saturday5:45PM Dr. Jayanti Kumaresh (veena) K.U. Jayachandra Rao (mridangam) Giridhar Udupa (ghatam)
6-January-2019Sunday5:45PM Malladi Brothers (Sreeramprasad,Ravikumar) Vocal Duet Embar Kannan (violin) Dr. Trichy Sankaran (mridangam) KV Gopalakrishnan (khanjira)
7-January-2019Monday5:45PM T.S. Pattabhirama Pandith (vocal) S. Varadarajan (violin) H.S. Sudhindra (mridangam) G.S. Ramanujan (ghatam)
8-January-2019Tuesday5:45PM R.S. Ramakanth (vocal) B.K. Raghu (violin) R Sankaranarayanan (Mridangam) S. Srishyla (ghatam)
9-January-2019Wednesday5:45PM Bellary M. Raghavendra (vocal) H.M. Smitha (violin) Anoor Anantha Krishna Sharma (mridangam) Raghavendra Prakash (ghatam)
10-January-2019Thursday5:45PM Chandan Bala Kalyan (vocal) Mysore V. Srikanth (violin) H.S. Sudhindra (mridangam)Giridhar Udupa (ghatam)

Spring Music Festival 2019

DateDay Time Programme & Artists
3-February-2019Sunday5:45PM Bombay Jayashri Ramnath (vocal) Shri H N Bhaskar (violin) Shri Patri Satish kumar (mridangam) Shri B S Purushotham (khanjira)
4-February-2019Monday5:45PM Jugalbandhi concert - H.K. Venkatram (Violin), Ustad Shahid Parvez Khan (Sitar), Anoor Anantha Krishna Sharma (Mridanga), Pandith Ravindra Yavagal (Tabla)
5-February-2019Tuesday5:45PM Dr.Vidyabhushana (vocal) Pradesh Acharya (violin) H.S.Sudhindra (mridangam) Trichy K. Murali (ghatam)
6-February-2019Wednesday5:45PM Sanjay subramanyan (vocal) S. Varadarajan (violin) Neyveli B. Venkatesh (mridangam) K.V. Gopalakrishnan (khanjira) B. Rajashekar (morsing)
7-February-2019Thursday5:45PM Amith Nadig (flute) Ramana Balachandran (veena) B.C. Manjunath (mridangam) Guruprasanna G (kanjira) Somashekar Jois (konnagolu)
8-February-2019Friday5:45PM Saketharaman (vocal) HK Venkatram (violin)- Neyveli Narayanan (mridangam) Guru prasanna (kanjira)
9-February-2019Saturday5:45PM Ranjani & Gayathri (vocal duet) L Ramakrishnan (violin) N Manoj Siva (Mridangam) Anirudh Athreya - Kanjira
10-February-2019Sunday5:45PM Kumaresh and Ganesh will be conferred with the title “Sangeetha Vedanta Dhurina” instituted in the name of founder G Vedanta Iyengar with a cash award of Rs. One Lakh, a silver medal and a citation, followed by their concert with Patri Satish Kumar on mridangam and UN Giridhar Udupa on ghatam
11-February-2019Monday5:45PM N. Vijaya Siva (vocal) R.K. Shriram Kumar (violin) N. Manoj Siva (mridangam) S. Sunil Kumar (kanjira)
12-February-2019Tuesday5:45PM Bharatanatyam programme by Satyanarayana Raju

Recently concluded Programs

DateDay Time Programme & Artists
11-Mar-2018Sunday5:30PM A. Dilip Simha and A.K. Jagadish – Vocal Duet
Mathur R. Srinidhi - Violin
B.S. Prashanth - Mridanga
Anil Parashara - Khanjira
18-Mar-2018Sunday5:30PM L.V. Mukund - Flute
B.U. Ganesh Prasad - Violin
Tumkur B. Ravishankar - Mridanga
Sukanya Ramgopal - Ghata
8-Apr-2018Sunday5:30PM Dr. R. Geetha Bhat - Veena
B. Dhruvaraj - Mridanga
Dayananda Mohite - Ghata
13-May-2018Sunday5:30PM Raga Laya Prabha Award function followed by
Abhishek Raghuram - Vocal
B. Vittal Rangan - Violin
N.C. Bharadwaj - Mridanga
G. Guruprasanna - Khanjira
Venue: Bangalore Gayana Samaja Auditorium
10-June-2018Sunday5:30PM Jayanta Kumar Das - Rudraveena
Jagadeesh Kurthkoti - Pakhwaj
7-Jul-2018Saturday6:00PM Special programme on Saint Sri Purandara Dasa at Bangalore Gayana Samaja Auditorium
participating artists
R.K. Shriramkumar, Amrita Murali, Ramakrishnan
Murthy and Bharathi Ramasubban – vocal
Charulatha Ramanujam - Violin
K. Arun Prakash - Mridanga
Anirudh Atreya - Khanjira

Programmes are open to all rasikas. Admission is free ; all are requested to be seated 15 minutes prior to the commencement of the concert and stay till the completion of Tani Avarthanam and Mangalam by the artists. Liberal donations are welcome and donations are exempted under 80G of I.T. Act.

G.V. Krishna Prasad - Hon. Secretary

G.V.Neela - Chief Founder