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.
Come and meet the artists TM Krishna, RK Shriramkumar, and K. Arun Prakash. The artists will talk about sharing art as well as the concert on the 7th. This will also be an opportunity for all of us to meet them and ask any questions we may have about music, the arts and about the interaction of the arts and greater societal issues of the day.
Ms. Jayashree has learned from respected musicians in the Carnatic style such as V Dakshinamurthy, K Raghavan, and B A Chidambaranthan. Further, Ms. Jayashree has a Master of Arts degree in Music from the University Kannur, Kerala, India. Ms. Jayashree also runs the Shree Shankaram School of Music in Kannur, Kerala, India, which currently has over 150 students.
Viraja Mandhre & Shyamjith Kiran are Indian classical dancers trained in the form of bharatanatyam at the Kalakshetra Foundation – Chennai. Previously a part of the Kalakshetra Repertory company, they are currently exploring their paths through independent pursuits.
Hailing from a musical family, Chinmayee was introduced to music at a very young age. She underwent initial training from Dr. Radha Venkatachalam. She has been under the tutelage of Sangeetha Kala Acharya Smt. Kalyani Sharma for over last 15 years now.
Pavithra Srinivasan uses music, dance and narration to tell the story of Hanuman in her presentation of the Sundarakandam, the fifth book of the Valmiki Ramayana. In this part of the story, it is Hanuman who is the main character. His valor and exploits are told and celebrated.