The 54th Annual Art Festival of SICA was organised from 11th to 17th Feb. 2013 at Ravindra Bharathi, Hyderabad. The festival was inaugurated by Sri J. Hari Narayan, IAS, Chairman,Insurance Regulatory Development Authority, while Sri M Bhagawantharao, Managing Director of State Bank of Hyderabad, was the Guest of Honour. During the festival, Sri Trichur V. Ramachandran was conferred the SICA title “SANGEETHA CHAKRAVARTHI”.
The schedule of programmes was as under:
11th: Trichur V. RAMACHANDRAN Vocal
12th: RAJAN & SAJAN MISHRA, Hindusthani Vocal Duet
13th: DR SOBHA NAIDU with her disciples
present JAGADANANDAKAARAKA Kuchupudi dance ballet
14th SIKKIL GURUCHARAN Vocal
15th KADRI GOPALNATH and party Saxophone
16th : Kum. A.KANYAKUMARI and party Violin
17th PRIYA SISTERS Devotional Music
This Art Festival had two Thematic presentations namely Panchajanya by A. Kanyakumari on violin and Devotional Music by Priya Sisters.
The following is a review by the daily THE HINDU :
” ….This thematic presentatation where A. Kanyakumari gave a briefing on the title which enveloped the five elements of Nature which correspond to the five chakras of our subtle body. She linked these ‘Panchaboota’ to five legendary musicians of our times: M.S. Subbulakshmi (whose music spanned the vistas of the skies/akasha tatwa); Semmangudi whose music was like fire/ agni; GNB and M. L. Vasanthakumari whose music flowedlike clear water/jalam; flute Mali whose tunes were out of the wind/ vayu instrument and finally D. K. Pattammal who was as grounded as the earth/ prithvi. This was not all, the second part of the recital related five different talas (rhythm) to the five elements with suitable ragas.”
” Kanyakumari’s ‘PANCHAJANYA’ had more than one angle to it and that is what made her violin recital a multi-dimentionally unique one”