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OS Arun presents Rendezvous on Oct 29

Alapana will be presenting Rendezvous with OS Arun featuring

abstract, devotional, folk, Retro Hindi and Tamil Songs at Music

Academy main auditorium on Oct 29 at 6 PM. Besides OS Arun

the concert will have singers Jaya Rajagopal, Usha Raj and


O.S. Vaidhyanathan or Arun, as he is more popularly called, is

undoubtedly one of the most gifted Carnatic Musicians. He is

known for his sonorous voice that he wields with much

confidence and musical personality and which he employs in

tandem with his superior stagemanship.

Arun inherits the mantle of singing from a family where music

has been a way of life. Arun was given to Carnatic Music in the

Parivar Parampara and he began his music lessons under the

careful ear of his father Vidwan O.V. Subramaniam.

Arun later qualified Alankar Purna from Gandharva

Mahavidyalaya. He also topped the Sangeetha Shironmani

diploma course in Carnatic music conducted by the Faculty of

Music and Fine Arts at Delhi University.

Known for its vitality, Arun’s Music has combined grace of

sound grammar and warmth of feeling. He also has a wide

repertoire of songs, which has earned him a keen following.

Arun has performed widely, both in India and abroad. His

performances at various festivals include appearances at the

India International Centre, the India Habitat Centre, the Vishnu

Digambar Festival, the Rasika Ranjani Sabha, Calcutta, the

Krishna Gana Sabha, Haridas Sammelan, Mylapore Fine Arts

Club, and Kalarasana Chennai.

He has also performed in the Badri Kedar Utsav arranged by the

UP Cultural Department, ICCR’s Parivar Parampara Series,

Sangeet Nrityotsav arranged by the Sangeet Natak Akademi

and ICCR, the Sanskriti Festival at London, the World Adelaide

festival in Australia.

He was featured at the Qutub Festival, Delhi and also

performed for the United Nations on the occasion of Human

Rights Day. His appearance as Kovalan in an Indian Opera

staged at the Singapore Art Festival won accolades both by the

people and the press.

Arun has excelled in Bhajans, Carnatic music, fusion music,

devotional music and sings for films and has composed music

for private recordings, video films, documentaries, and Ballet

Productions. Arun has also established a Choir that he is very

proud of. The Choir maintains the pristine grammar of Carnatic



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