December is a month which is eagerly looked forward to by connoisseurs of all kinds —music, dance and food. They make a bee line to it if all these are available under one roof and that is the Music Academy in Mylapore. However, senior artistes who performed during evening slots have been brought forward with younger ones taking their place. The season was flagged off at a venue nearby where multifaceted ShriPappuVenugopalRao gave a peep into the Odissha school of dance supported by a lecdem and the following week Smt. ArunaSairam, musician/ musicologist made a comparative study between different forms of music, both kept the audience spell bound throughtout. Then it was the turn of V.Sriram, reputed speaker/historian/author to take us into a nostalgic journey into the life of Madura Mani Aiyer interspersed with playing of audio clippings of the artiste.
The connoisseurs are in for more music, dance and ofcourse food, the first two come for free until 4p.m. and for the third they need not grudge payment considering the quality offered, especially by the caterer Padmanabham at the Music Academy.