Youthful contemporary take on Carnatic standards

Temple of Fine Arts Kuala Lumpur presents "By the Light of the MOON"


A combination of vocal, flute, piano, violin, guitar and tabla will present the “By the Light of the MOON” at the Temple of Fine Arts Kuala Lumpur (TFA KL) this Sunday (25 March 2018).

The audience is promised a youthful contemporary take on well-loved Carnatic standards, according to a statement from TFA KL.

The evening events brings together Chitra Poornima Satish on vocals, Shridhar Gopalaraman on flute, Jyotsna Nithyanandan Prakash on piano, Pangasaasanii Gowrisan on violin, Eliezer Enan on guitar and Prakash Kandasamy on tabla.

Poornima is a disciple of Academy Award nominated Carnatic music vocalist and composer Bombay Jayashri. She started learning Carnatic music at The Temple of Fine Arts Singapore and has performed at Chennai’s prestigious institutions like Barathiya Vidhya Bhavan and Kartik Fine Arts.

Shridhar is the great-grandson of Sangeetha Kalanidhi Sri P Swaminatha Iyer, a violin maestro of his time. Sridhar graduated with a Masters of Arts in Music and is a B high grade artist at All India Radio. He is presently a flute music teacher at The Temple of Fine Arts Singapore.

Jyotsna is a composer, performer and a teacher at TFA KL. She has completed her Masters in Performing Arts and has previously been commissioned to compose for the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra (MPO) and the Malaysian Philharmonic Youth Orchestra (MPYO).

Pangasaasanii became the third to stage her violin arangetram in Malaysia in 2002 while Eliezer is a well-known professional musician in the local music industry.

Tabla player Prakash received the ‘Tokoh Seni Negeri’ title from the Penang state government in 2003 for his contribution to the arts in the state.


Date: Sunday, 25th March 2018

Time: 7 – 8.15 p.m.

Venue: Kanagasabai Studio, The Temple of Fine Arts Kuala Lumpur

Invitation by donation is available at The Temple of Fine Arts Kuala Lumpur. Please call 03-2274 3709 or visit here for further details.


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