Music lovers will witness a grand musical concert by popular Priya Sisters in Auckland later this month.
Shanmukhapriya and Haripriya Vedula will present a number of songs and Kirtans that have stood the test of time and evolving tastes at Dorothy Winstone Centre, Auckland Girls Grammar School on Saturday, September 28 at 6 pm.
Organised by the Sangeetha Bharathi Music School and Raiskas NZ under the main sponsorship of Bank of India, the one-night only Concert will feature Vittal Ramamoorthy (Violin) and Skanda Subramanian (Mridangam) as support artistes.
Born and raised in a Telugu family from Amalapuram in East Godavari District of Andhra Pradesh, the Priya Sisters were initiated into Carnatic music by father V V Subbaram when they were very young. In order to nurture their musical talent, he moved with his family to Chennai.
Later they became disciples of the renowned duo Radha and Jayalakshmi, who were disciples of the legendary G N Balasubramaniam. They learnt many nuances and subtleties of music during their five-year tenure under the master singer.
They follow his advice, “Singing should be so clear that the listener should be able to notate the entire Kriti.”
Tickets for the programme, priced at $40 (VIP), $30 (Adults) and $20 (Children) are now on sale at Yogiji’s Food Mart on Carr Road, Mt Roskill. Further information can be obtained from Padma Govardhan on (09) 6245922 or Priya Srinivasan on 021-613155.
Govardhan Mallela is Director of Sangeetha Bharathi School of Music based in Mt Roskill, Auckland.
Shanmukhapriya and Haripriya Vedula