Sunday, August 27

CARVA to please Mr.Yeega Thandham Yaanai

CARVA offers Music to Lord Ganesha Posted by Picasa

Its Ganesh Chathurthi and the world is in celebrations with kozhakattais, bholi and other savouries on excuse of the occasion. With just a week to go for their grand violin program, CARVA is back again this year to enchant its audience. So I thought of giving a recap of the violin program performed today in honour of the birthday baby :).

The CARVA Troupe Posted by Picasa

With just eleven violins and the senior students playing all by themselves it was a very neat rendition to all present. Without a preset queue of song to play it was impromptu choice made by them which is a rare opportunity for them. The program did not go without glitches (but for one), but the spirit of taking the embarassment with a smile and making up for it was what counted in the end, esp considering it was an unrehersed event.

Engrossed to deliver Posted by Picasa

It was best part of Vinayaka Chathurthi for me, more so of the enthuse with which the whole event took place. This was followed by dinner, which I had skipped owing to other things in queue :(.

Just 6 days to go for the Grand event with the full strength of CARVA performing at Mahodhaya Hall (Stree Seva Mandir, 36, 4th Avenue, Ashok Nagar from 6:01pm) on Saturday September the 2nd. From little angels brought onto stage by elders to wield their small violin (which is awesome cute to watch) to the seniors playing krithis and one of my favourite thillana it would definitely be a treat to watch and listen in person. Of course the final ensemble with little over 100 violins is once again geared to overwhelm the audience. This is one event into which over a month's practice having gone into; you'r sure to witness them all perform at their best.

To get a feel of the grandeur and size of the event, check out pictures of CARVA 2005 festival. Best of all, the event is free for all to attend. As for music enthusiasts, I am sure this ain't an event you can miss. So spread the word and be present for an enchanting evening with these young artists.

Musically Yours

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At Sunday, August 27, 2006 10:15:00 PM, Blogger Keshi said...

These r great pics! WOW!

I know abt this festival...there were so many Pujas happening in the Hindu temples here too.


At Sunday, August 27, 2006 11:55:00 PM, Blogger visithra said...

yeah nice one - interesting to see such budding artists

At Wednesday, August 30, 2006 10:48:00 AM, Blogger SamY said...

@keshi: v.chathurthi ... but not CARVA ... thats independent ... happens on 1st sat of every september ... 3 months of arduous preps and gala time before it :)

@visi: ur talking like they r specimens X-( ... esp when someone misses playing, they complaint "jeez I shud hav been there" ... ore kallula rendu maangai ... they get attention and plenty of learning :)

At Wednesday, August 30, 2006 4:38:00 PM, Blogger Keshi said...

I too..and on Sun they have a huge puja in the Venkateshwara temple here in Sydney.



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