Chennai, August, 2017: HCL, a leading global conglomerate, announced its next HCL Concert in the city which will showcase a performance by renowned vocalist Sri Dushyanth Sridhar, along with Anahita R and Apurva R as accompanying vocalists, KP Nandini on the Violin and NC Bharadwaj on the Mridangam. The artists will perform on August 18, 2017 at the T. T. Krishnamachari Auditorium, The Music Academy, Madras from 6 pm onwards. The live concert will feature a Harikatha, a musical discourse, themed around ‘Keshādipādavarnanam’ (kesha – Adi – pAda – varnanam), capturing the beauty of the supreme person or god from head to toe. Chairman, Kalakshetra Foundation and Former Chief Election Commissioner, Government of India, Mr N Gopalaswami will be present to grace the occasion.
Dushyant is one of the most sought after speakers in English and Tamil on Sanatana Dharma as he is well versed in Ramayana, Mahabharata, Vishnu Sahasranama, Bhagavad Gita, Divya Prabandha. He has delivered over 2500 live discourses in 13 countries, till date.
Sundar Mahalingam, Chief Strategy Officer, HCL Corporation and Shiv Nadar Foundation said, “HCL’s core brand philosophy is to ‘touch lives’ and since the last 19 years HCL Concerts has been trying to inculcate an appreciation of the classical Indian performing arts in a larger audience. As a part of this, we bring both established and upcoming artists to the HCL Concerts platform offering a variety of performances. In Chennai, HCL Concerts has previously featured young artists such as Meera Srinarayanan, Sowmya Sridhar and Sujith Naik, as well as accomplished musicians such as Sikkil Gurucharan and the Malladi Brothers.”
The artist, Sri Dushyanth Sridhar, mentioned, “It’s always a special feeling to perform in Chennai and the audience here has always supported me with their love. This is the first time I am performing for HCL Concerts and I would like to thank HCL for this opportunity.”
In an era where people are increasingly feeling disconnected from their roots, cultures or values, HCL Concerts presents them with an opportunity to re-establish this connect through an appreciation of the Indian classical performing arts. The enthusiasts of classical music and dance have experienced spellbinding performances of over 500 artists across the country through HCL Concerts, which are free to attend for all patrons and the entry passes are available at the venue.
About HCL Concerts:
The conservation and promotion of India’s art and cultural heritage is very close to HCL’s heart. To this end, HCL has been organizing HCL Concerts for over 19 years, dedicated to identifying, evolving and promoting talent rooted in the glorious heritage of Indian classical performing arts. Concerts under the umbrella of HCL Concerts are organized in Delhi NCR, Lucknow and Chennai across various venues regularly throughout the year. These concerts are free to attend and are enriched by the presence of luminaries in the field of Indian classical performing arts.
Over the years, HCL Concerts has evolved into a unique platform for the exceptionally talented veterans as well as upcoming artists – be it dancers, vocalists or instrumentalists. Over 500 artists have graced this platform and have contributed towards reinvigorating the Indian classical performing arts. While there have been spellbinding performances by legends such as Pandit Shivkumar Sharma, Pandit Vishwamohan Bhatt and Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia, HCL Concerts has also provided a platform for the rare genres of performing arts like Dhrupad, Rudra Veena and Gaudiya Nritya to name a few.