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Dhvani Annual Picnic – 2022

Peggy R. McConnell Arts Center of Worthington 777 Evening Street, Worthington, OH

Dhvani Annual Picnic – 2022

$25

A Carnatic Quartet; Shreya Devnath – Violin, Mylai Karthikeyan – Nadaswaram, Praveen Sparsh – Mridangam & Jeevanantham – Tavil

Peggy R. McConnell Arts Center of Worthington 777 Evening Street, Worthington, OH

This quartet has been conceptualized as an effort to explore the coming together of two distinct instrumental artforms within the Carnatic tradition. The melodic instruments in this collaboration, violin, and nadaswaram, come from very different cultures. So is the case with the mridangam and tavil.

$25

Bharathanatyam by Our Dance Teachers and Students

Peggy R. McConnell Arts Center of Worthington 777 Evening Street, Worthington, OH

Five of our dance teachers and many of their students will be presenting together a program which is the result of several workshops conducted for students and teachers.

$15

Kuchpudi Dance performance by Yamini Kalluri

Peggy R. McConnell Arts Center of Worthington 777 Evening Street, Worthington, OH

Born in Hyderabad, India, Yamini Kalluri has been celebrated by the New York Times and BBC as being a Kuchipudi sensation.

$15

Dhvani Carnatic Concert by Sangeetha Sivakumar

Peggy R. McConnell Arts Center of Worthington 777 Evening Street, Worthington, OH

Sangeetha Sivakumar is among the most respected musicians in the field of Carnatic music, performing for over thirty years. While residing in Kochi, she started learning music at the age of 9, from Sri K.P. Vasu of Calicut. In 1987, she moved from Kochi to Chennai and became the disciple of the senior musician, Smt Charumathi Ramachandran.

$25

Artbeat the Heartbeat

Peggy R. McConnell Arts Center of Worthington 777 Evening Street, Worthington, OH

Heartbeat Ensemble is a professional musical ensemble performing Indian Classical Music, with a lot of percussion accent with many dynamic performers, enchanting instruments and reverberating rhythms.

$15

Vocal Concert by Vidushi S Sowmya

Peggy R. McConnell Arts Center of Worthington 777 Evening Street, Worthington, OH

Vidushi S. Sowmya is one of the world’s leading exponents of the Carnatic (South Indian classical) tradition of vocal music. She is reputed for her deeply classical style and for her large repertoire spanning a wide spectrum of composers, including some of the rarest works of the Carnatic Trinity.

$15

Mitra; The Bharatanatyam Margam

Peggy R. McConnell Arts Center of Worthington 777 Evening Street, Worthington, OH

“Mitra” is a Bharatanatyam Margam that explores intersections in the themes of Indian poetry. The concept of prema, or eternal love, is age-old and performed by many performers from the temple to the proscenium stage.

$15

Concert by Sunil Gargyan with R. Raghul and Trivandrum Balaji

Peggy R. McConnell Arts Center of Worthington 777 Evening Street, Worthington, OH

Sunil Gargyan is a budding young artist making waves in the Carnatic scene. He started his musical journey at the age of three. Sunil was initiated in carnatic music by Nagai Sri Bhashyam and furthered under Sri P. B. Shrirangachari.

$15

Concert by Palghat Ramaprasad

Peggy R. McConnell Arts Center of Worthington 777 Evening Street, Worthington, OH

Placed amongst the 50 most influential soft powers in India by the Open Magazine, Palghat Ramprasad is one of the most sought after South Indian Carnatic music vocalist both in India and abroad.

$15

Antah Prerna; the entrepreneur’s journey

Peggy R. McConnell Arts Center of Worthington 777 Evening Street, Worthington, OH

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.

$15

Celluloid Classics – Arpana Dance Company

Peggy R. McConnell Arts Center of Worthington 777 Evening Street, Worthington, OH

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.

$25

Vocal Concert by T M Krishna

Peggy R. McConnell Arts Center of Worthington 777 Evening Street, Worthington, OH

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.

$100

A Tribute to Swathi Thirunal; a concert by Jayashree Rajeev

Peggy R. McConnell Arts Center of Worthington 777 Evening Street, Worthington, OH

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.

$25

Viraja Mandhre & Shyamjith Kiran – Bharatanatyam

Peggy R. McConnell Arts Center of Worthington 777 Evening Street, Worthington, OH

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.

$15

Concert for a Cause: Dhvani + She’s the First

Peggy R. McConnell Arts Center of Worthington 777 Evening Street, Worthington, OH

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.

$25