In 2019 our much awaited annual Children’s Music Competition will again be followed by the awards ceremony on the same day. Please mark and save the dates on your calendars.
Nirmala Rajasekar's performances have been featured at special events --including playing for The President of India Dr. Abdul Kalam and Jazz great Ornette Coleman. Nirmala has been an empanelled artiste of the Indian Council of Cultural Relations since 1987 and has performed in many Festivals hosted by the Government of India.
J A Jayanth - Bamboo Flute with VVS Murari - Violin and N C Bharadwaj - Mridangam Jayanth is one of the most sought after flautists in Carnatic music. A prodigy, driven by divine in-born talent and bubbling enthusiasm in bamboo flute, he was naturally drawn into the tutelage of his grandfather, noted flautist Late T. S. Sankaran (prime disciple of Flute Mali) in a traditional guru-sishya parampara since the age of five. Earlier, at the age of four, he…
Taniya and Puneet are primarily soloists who started dancing duet in 2014. They enjoy the challenge of blending different aspects of the two styles that they are individually trained in; such as the grace that vazhuvoor offers with the preciseness of the kalakshetra style. They also perform together as accompanists in orchestra for kuchipudi and bharatanatyam performances.
Antah Prerna is a musical telling of an entrepreneur's journey. The multimedia project explores the journey of an entrepreneur from idea conception all the way to success and growth. It features an Irish entrepreneur as the narrator and music from across India in the Carnatic idiom. The program takes the audience through each stage of the entrepreneur's roller-coaster journey-from the moment of inspiration, to ignoring naysayers, exhilaration and numerous setbacks to inevitable self-doubt.
A widely acclaimed vidwan of Carnatic Music, R. Suryaprakash has carved a niche for himself in the hearts of rasikas all over the globe. His “ringing” voice is known for its ability to produce sangathis (musical phrases) in all three sthayis (ranges) with crystal clear tonal quality and purity of shruthi.
To commemorate 35 years of teaching in S. California, Ramya Harishankar, the award winning Artistic Director and choreographer of the Irvine based Arpana Dance Company presented Celluloid Classics 2 on Saturday, April 16, 2017 at the Irvine Barclay Theatre.
Playwright, theatre director, musician and journalist, Dr. Gowri Ramnarayan will lead us on a short walk alongside T. Balasaraswati (Balamma) and her times as well as share how she was viewed by her contemporaries; both artists and connoisseurs.
As a vocalist in the Karnatik tradition, Thodur Madabusi Krishna’s musicality eludes standard analyses. Uncommon in his rendition of music and original in his interpretation of it, Krishna is at once strong and subtle, manifestly traditional and stunningly innovative.