A TOTAL of 125 students of the Carnatic classical music discipline of South India will join their teachers on Friday to pay homage to the pioneering geniuses of the musical style as it is practised today.
Dating back to the 10th century, these composers set the academic and artistic framework for Carnatic music which adopted its current format around the 18th century.
Although the compositions are well-known, they are rarely presented in one concert.
Music group Samarpan, which is made up of classical music enthusiasts, has organised the concert admission to which is free.
The show, ‘Pioneers of Carnatic Music’, will take place at the Bahrain Society of Engineers hall in Juffair, starting at 6.30pm.
Doors open at 6pm.