The India Music and Dance Society

Proudly Presents




A Grand Carnatic Violin Recital by






Lalgudi G.J.R. Krishnan


accompanied by


Vellore Ramabhadran - Mridangam 

V. Nagarajan - Kanjira






Date:  Saturday, May 16, 1998                       Time: 6:30 pm


Place: Paxon Hollow Middle School Auditorium, Broomall, Pa.


(Directions on next page.)







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

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This concert is supported in part by grants from

Corestates Bank, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, Stockton-Rush Bartol Foundation and

Philadelphia Music Project (administered by Settlement School & funded by Pew Charitable Trusts).


Lalgudi G.J.R. Krishnan hails from a family of musicians, including his father Padmasri Lalgudi Jayaraman  and Lalgudi Rama Iyer, a direct disciple of Saint Thyagaraja. He started violin lessons at the age of five, and made his public debut in 1973. He is an 'A' grade artist of AIR, Madras, and has performed several times on Doordarshan. Krishnan has performed along with his father and sister, J. Vijayalakshmi, in India and abroad. He accompanied a number of famous vocalists, including Semmangudi Srinivasa Iyer, Maharajapuram Santhanam and Voleti Venkateswarlu. He has performed in ‘Jugalbandhis’ with several Hindusthani artistes. He received numerous awards, including  Best Violinist by the Music Academy.


Vellore Ramabhadran started his musical training from his father, Laya Vidwan Vellore Gopalachari and made his debut with the great Madurai Mani Iyer in 1943 at the age of thirteen. Ever since, he has been consistently sought after by all musicians.  He has traveled widely, both in India and abroad, accompanying leading artistes. He has numerous awards to his credit, including  Kalaimaamani by Tamil Nadu Government, Sangeetha Choodamani and  Sangeet Natak Academy award.


V. Nagarajan is the son of the great violin Vidwan Sri Papa Venkatramiah.  He had his training from  the percussion stalwarts, Tanjore Vaidyanatha Iyer and Palghat Mani Iyer. His first concert was with the Alathoor Brothers in 1950. He introduced the "kanjira" to the American audience when he was a visiting professor at Wesleyan University in 1967, and later in Berkeley, California, in 1974. He has accompanied many artistes and traveled widely.

Directions to Paxon Hollow Middle School, Broomall, Pa.

(1)   From the Blue Route (I-476) going South, , take exit 4, take the left fork on the ramp, stay in the middle lane and make a left turn onto Rte.3 East (West Chester Pike).  Go over the Blue route overpass and turn right at the first traffic light after the overpass onto Lawrence Rd. (Pathmark on your right). Follow directions in (4)


(2)   From the Blue Route (I-476) going North, take exit 4, turn right at the ramp onto Rte. 3 East.  At the first traffic light turn right onto Lawrence Rd. ( Pathmark on your right.)  Follow directions in (4)


(3)   From Philadelphia, Upper Darby areas,  take Rte. 3 West to Lawrence Road (after Manoa shopping center and just before the Blue route - Haverford Mercy Hospital on your left).  Turn left onto Lawrence Rd.  Follow direction in (4)


(4)  Lawrence Rd. ends on Rte. 320 (Sproul Rd).  (Rickel's on your left).  Make a right turn on to Sproul Rd., get to the left lane and turn left at the first traffic light onto Paxon Hollow Rd.  The middle school is about half a mile on your left.


(5)  Traveling East on West Chester Pike (Rte. 3 East), turn right onto Rte. 320 South.  Travel about 2 miles to Paxon Hollow Rd. (Commerce Bank on your right). Turn right onto Paxon Hollow Rd.  The middle school is about half a mile on your left.


(6) Traveling North on Rte. 320 about 2 miles after intersection with   Rte 1,  go past Kmart and Lawrence Park shopping center on your right, get to the left lane, turn left onto Paxon Hollow Rd. (Commerce Bank just ahead of you on the left).  The middle school is about half a mile on your left.



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