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Festival Of Parallels :: Dec 28th, Jan 2nd :: Chennai

As the December Music Season weaves freshness in the winttrue As



As the December Music Season weaves freshness in the winter air, true connoisseurs use it as a stepping stone to deeper knowledge and perspective. Presenting the “Festival of Parallels”; which, actually, is a study of quixotic confluence and mergence of different strands of world music.

The concept the idea revolves around is getting four maestros to discuss hypotheses and elaborate on them, superposed with their own musical exhibitions.

So, Anil Srinivasan, P Unnikrishnan, Sikkil Gurucharan and Lalgudi GJR Krishnan will try to elaborate on questions like the shared sensibilities between Indian classical masters and their Western contemporaries, like Aaron Copeland; or how would Debussy compare with the lyrical beauty of a Ponniah Pillai padam, interspersing their deliberations with performances of relevant pieces.

Anil Srinivasan, pianist savant and composer, will lead the proceedings. On 28th December, he’ll mull with P Unnikrishnan the merits of 19th century carnatic music relative to the work of Erik Satie and Claude Debussy.

On 2nd January, he will link up with Sikkil Gurucharan to regale the audience with an hour-long showcase, as they blend the compositions of Johann Sebastian Bach with that of Muthuswamy Dikshitar into what will definitely be a heady brew.


10 am – 11.30 am on December 28th at Kalakshetra

Performances by Anil Srinivasan & P Unnikrishnan

Presented by Alliance Francaise Of Madras & Kalakshetra 

6 pm – 7.30 pm on January 2nd at MCTM Chidamabaram Chettiyar IB School

Performances by Anil Srinivasan & Sikkil Gurucharan

Presented by MCTM Chidambaram Chettiyar IB School

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