The India Music and Dance Society


in association with

Villanova Indian Students Association


Proudly Presents

A Grand Carnatic Vocal Concert by



T. M. Krishna


accompanied by


Bombay B. Gayatri  - Violin

K. Arun Prakash  - Mridangam



Time:                3:00 PM ( ! Please note NEW time !)

Date:          Saturday, June 20, 1998

Place:             St. Mary’s Auditorium, College of Nursing

                    Villanova University, PA.


Admission: - Members $12.00 Non-members $15.00             Students $5.00


                                        Free with Villanova ID



      For tickets and further information, please contact:


Sudhakar Rao                  Prabhakar Chitrapu                 Usha Balasubramanian

(610) 277-1607                (215) 616-0486                     (215) 699-2827


Vasanthi Raghavan            A. Srinivasa Reddy              Santi Kanumalla            N.V.Raman

(215) 345-7698                (215) 576-1392                     (610) 277-8955            (302) 421-9392


This concert is supported in part by grants  from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, Stockton-Rush Bartol Foundation, The Philadelphia Foundation, Philadelphia Music Project ( administered by Settlement School & funded by Pew Charitable Trusts).


T. M. Krishna is one of the leading youth vocalists in Carnatic Music. He started learning Carnatic music at the age of 5 and gave his first performance at the age of 12 and since then has performed in many prestigious music festivals all over India. He is a student of Shri Bhagavatulu Seetharama Sarma. He has received numerous awards from leading organizations. He has had the privilege of being accompanied by mridangam maestros Shri Umayalpuram K. Sivaraman, Shri Palghat R. Raghu, Shri Vellore Ramabhadran and Shri Shrimushnam Raja Rao. He is continuing his musical training under Shri Bhagavatulu Seetharama Sarma and Sangeetha Kalanidhi Semmangudi R. Srinivasa Iyer.   


Bombay B. Gayatri showed signs of musical talents even as a toddler and could identify over 100 ragas when she was barely two years old. Today, she is one of the more sought after violinists in Carnatic music. She is a student of Sangeetha Bhushanam Prof. T.S. Krishnaswamy. She has made her mark as a duet artist playing along with her sister Bombay B. Ranjani and also as an accompanist. She has accompanied many senior musicians like Smt. D.K. Pattammal, Dr. M. Balamuralikrishna, Sikkil Sisters, Bombay Sisters, Shri N. Ravikiran and Shri O.S.Thyagarajan. She is presently learning vocal music from Vidwan Shri P.S.Narayanaswamy.


K. Arun Prakash is a disciple of  Late Kalaimamani Ramanathapuram M.N. Kandaswamy. He started performing in concerts at the age of eleven and toured several countries in Asia, Europe and North America. He has accompanied stalwarts like K.V. Narayanaswamy, D.K. Jayaraman, Calcutta K.S. Krishnamurthy, T.R. Subramaniam, T.N. Seshagopalan, N. Ravikiran and U. Srinivas. He won several prizes and was awarded the title of ‘Yuva Kala Bharathi’ in 1996 by Bharath Kalachar. Arun Prakash is also a singer and a composer.







1.   From I-276 (PA Turnpike) or I-76 (Schuylkill Expwy.) - take I-476 (Blue Route) South. 

      Follow 5.


2.   From Ben Franklin Bridge - take I-676 (Vine St. Expwy.) West to I-76 West to I-476       South. Follow 5.


3.   From Walt Whitman Bridge - take I-95 South past Phila Airport to I-476 (Blue Route)            North.  Follow 5.


4.   From Delaware - take I-95 North to I-476 North.  Follow 5.


5.      From I-476 (Blue Route), take exit 5 to Route 30 E.  Take 320 N.  Make the first left onto County Line Road.  Take an immediate left onto St. Mary’s.  This will lead you to the College of Nursing.  The auditorium is inside this building.