Nadasurabhi Cultural Association located in Koramangala, Bangalore is in the forefront of promoting Classical Carnatic Music. Nadasurabhi conducts the highest quality music concerts every month and a week-long Annual Festival in November, free of charge to all rasikas. Our other events include a youth festival, Thyagaraja and Purandaradasa Aradhana, and music competitions for children.

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TNS Krishna on 21st January 2018

21.01.18 04.15 pm
The Indian Heritage Academy Hall - 6th Block, Koramangala,BangaloreMap

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Nadasurabhi Silver Jubilee Celebrations (1993-2018)

Vidwan T.N.S.Krishna                          -Vocal

Vidwan B.Raghuram                             -Violin

Vidwan Tumkur B Ravishankar           - Mridangam

Vidushi Sukanya Ramgopal                 - Ghatam

Concert Review


1.  Sami ninne                      (Varnam)            Sree (S)

2.  Giriraja sutaa                                              Bangala (S)

3.  Srinivasa neene paliso                               Anandabhairavi (R)

4.  Jnanamosaga rada                                      Poorvikalyani (R), N, S @ Paripoorna

5.  Nannu brovu Lalitha                                  Lalitha (preceded by a tamizh virutham)

6.  Vanchatonu na                                           Karnaranjani

7.  Sri Kamalambhikayaa                                Shankarabharanam (R), N, S @ pallavi),

                                                                         Followed by Tani avartanam

8.  Chinnanchiru kiliye                                    Raga malikai

9.  Annavayar puduvai, Kodai piranda…        Raga malikai

10. Vangakkadal…thiruppavai                        Surutti

11. Mangalam


Having entered the silver jubilee year, Nadasurabhi has a definite goal of offering high quality concerts to the connoisseurs. The opening concert of the year was indeed a very grand one.  Vidwan T.N.S. Krishna, son and disciple of genius musician Vidwan Madurai T.N. Seshagopalan, was in full form, presenting a vocal concert for Nadasurabhi on 21st January at Indian Heritage Academy Hall.

Krishna started with an Adi tala varnam – Samininne in Sree ragam in two speeds and embellished it with a string of fast paced swaras at Kamkoti sundara.  This went off well and he proceeded to Giriraja sutaa in Bangala ragam, with a brief set of swaras at pallavi.  A detailed delineation of raga Anandabhiairavi for Purandaradasa’s Sreenivasa neene paliso was rendered in a slow, comforting tempo.  He next structured a beautiful alapana of Poorvikalyani in three octaves with all ease and embedded the raga with charming sangathis.  This was followed by the evergreen kriti of St. Thyagaraja,  Jnanamosaga rada. Neraval at Paripurna nishkalanka was masterly and the swaras were eloquent and brilliant.  The panchama varjya prayogas beautified the passages.   Shamasastri’s Nannu brovu lalitha in Raga Lalitha was divine and sublime.  A quick Vanchatonu na in Karnaranjani was crisp.  The main item of the day was Shankarabharanam.  He made the ragaalapana very colourful with interesting sancharas, maintaining the real essence of the raga throughout.  Grahabedam to Todi and Kalyani were done effortlessly. He chose Muthuswamy Dikshitar’s  Navavarana kriti, Sri Kamalambikayaa.  A splendid Neraval and swaraprastharam at pallavi were most delightful.  The calculated swara patterns with a variety in combinations were most enjoyable.  After the Tani avartanam, Subramanya Bharati’s Chinnanchiru kiliye in Ragamalikai came out as an elaborate piece with many captivating sangathis in each stanza.  The emotion intended in the composition was well brought out by the artist.  It was a connoisseurs’ delight A few slokams in praise of saint composer Andal in Ragamalikai and Vangakkadal kadainda, the last Thiruppavai of Andal in Surutti were the last two items before closing the day’s program.  It was a highly charged, concert with ample gamakas and brigas throughout.

The artist was well supported by Vidwan B. Raghuram on violin, Vidwan Tumkur B. Ravishankar on Mridangam and Vidushi Sukkanya Ramgopal on Ghatam.  The understanding and co ordination among the artists contributed to the high quality of the concert.  A well balanced Tani avartanam needs a special mention  which was enjoyed by one and all.



Sri. TNS Krishna is son and  disciple of Vidwan Madurai T.N.Seshagopalan who is a trend setter in carnatic music. Sri. Krishna has been following the foot steps of his father and has been performing in prestigious platforms including Nadasurabhi for more than a decade. He has won several awards and accolades from Madras Music Academy and several other organisations.

Sri.Krishna is an engineer and a post graduate in management  from premier institutes and now a senior manager in a MNC. He is balancing his profession and passion admirably.


Tha accompanying artists Sri. Raghuram and Sri. Ravishankar are senior Karnataka artists who have accompanied many artists on the Nadasurabhi stage over the years. Special mention is to be made of the contribution of Smt. Sukanya Ramgopal, who is the first lady percussionist to be awarded the Sangeet Natak Academy Award by the Central government. She has done the state of Karnataka and the entire rasika community proud by this unique achievement.

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