Ilaiyaraaja, the renowned and highly respected music maestro, delighted fans in Hyderabad by making a surprise appearance at T-HUB phase 2 on Valentine’s Day, just days before his highly anticipated live concert at the Gachibowli Stadium on February 26th, 2023.
After taking a five-year concert sabbatical, the legendary composer’s unexpected appearance has generated excitement and anticipation throughout the city, with fans eagerly looking forward to experiencing his soul-stirring compositions in person once again
The T-Hub was abuzz with excitement as fans eagerly waited for the maestro’s arrival. Ilaiyaraaja, who has admirers across generations, was greeted with a short video capturing his incredible musical journey directed by noted filmmaker AL Vijay, paying tribute to the maestro. The video got admiration from the composer himself, who was moved by the touching tribute.
The event was attended by Jayesh Ranjan, the Principal Secretary of the Industries & Commerce (I&C) and Information Technology (IT) Departments of the Telangana government, and popular playback singer Sunita. The two were also part of an interactive session with the composer, where they asked him about the role of technology in music. To this, Ilaiyaraaja replied that it is not technology that brings life to music, but rather it is the technique of musicians that make the music come to life.
I’m honored to be back on stage and connect with my fans through the power of music – Ilaiyaraaja
“I’m honored to be back on stage and connect with my fans through the power of music. I can’t wait to share this night of unforgettable performances and memories with all of you!” added the music maestro.
Ilaiyaraaja’s music is known for its fusion of Indian classical music with traditional and western sounds. He has enthralled audiences across the world with his soul-stirring compositions and has been an inspiration to many aspiring musicians. His music has the power to evoke emotions, and fans are expecting a spellbinding performance from the maestro.
The concert, which is scheduled for February 26th, 2023, promises to be a musical extravaganza that will be a night to remember for a lifetime. The event offers an opportunity to bask in the brilliance of the maestro of Indian film music.
TheT-Hub head during his speech at the event, shared his personal connection with the composer, and said “I grew up listening to your music from Gramophone to iPhone.” Singer Sunita, present at the event, was overwhelmed by the presence of the music composer and said it would be the most treasured moment in her life to share the stage with him.
Hyderabad Talkies, a company known for its legacy events, has once again raised the bar by bringing Ilaiyaraaja to the city. The company has previously hosted events for iconic musicians such as A.R. Rahman in 2017 and Arijit Singh in 2019. The concert is expected to attract film fraternity members, political leaders, celebrities, and business leaders.
The fans of Ilaiyaraaja can gear up and get ready to be transported to another world with the soul-stirring sounds of the maestro. The concert promises to be a magical night filled with unforgettable performances and memories, showcasing the timeless beauty of music that comes to life through technique, not technology. So, book your tickets now to experience the brilliance of Ilaiyaraaja!