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A Carnatic Music Vocal Concert  

Maharajapuram G. Ramachandran
Accompanied By
Mullaivasal G. Chandramouli (Violin)
 & Kumbakonam R. Ganesh (Mridangam)

Tickets: Members $12, Non-Members $15; Students Free

September 23, 2000 at 6 PM 
Valley Forge Middle School
Concert Venue Dining Guide

Maharajapuram Ramachandran is the grandson of the legendary Sri Maharajapuram Viswanatha Iyer and the son of Sangeetha Kalanidhi Sri Maharajapuram Santhanam. He comes 7th in the direct sishya parampara of Saint Thyagaraja. Ramachandran is grade A artist of All India Radio and Doordarshan and he is a member of the faculty of Fine Arts, Annamalai University. He is a frequent performer in the concert halls of Chennai such as the Music Academy, Krishna Gana Sabha and Tamil Isai Sangam. His adherence to excellence and tradition has earned him many awards and titles.

Mullaivasal Chandramouli started learning violin at the age of 8 under Smt Savitri Satyamuurthy and later received advanced training from Sri R.K. Venkatarama Sastry. He is currently under the tutelage of Sri V.V. Subhramanyam. Mr. Chandramouli is an A grade artist of All India Radio and Doordarshan and is a recipient of many awards. He has accompanied leading carnatic vocalists in national and international concert platforms.

Kumbakonam Ganesh learnt Mridhangam from his father, the renowned mridhangam vidhwan and teacher, Kumbakonam Rajappa Iyer. Ganesh is not only proficient in playing the mridhangam but also other South Indian percussion instruments such as ghatam and kanjira. He is equally adept in the theory of the percussion instruments and his lecture demonstrations give a unique opportunity to appreciate the nuances of rhythm in Indian Classical Music. Ganesh has accompanied leading vocalists and instrumentalists artists in both national and international concerts.

Directions to Valley Forge Middle School
105 W Walker Rd, Wayne, PA 19087

  1. From I-76 traveling west from Philadelphia take 202 South (near King of Prussia Mall). Then follow instructions in 5.
  2. From I-276 take exit #24 (to Valley Forge) and then take 202 South. Then follow instructions in 5.
  3. From Delaware, take 202 North. Follow instruction in 6.
  4. From I-476 either take 76 West and then 202 South or take I-276 West and then exit 24 and 202 South.
  5. On 202 traveling south, take Devon (Valley Forge exit) -- about 2 miles from I-76. At the ramp make right to Valley Forge Road. After two traffic lights make a left into Valley Forge Middle School.
  6. On 202 traveling North, take Valley Forge exit. At the end of the ramp make left (and go under 202). At the traffic light, make a left. At the second traffic light, make a right to Valley Forge Road. After two traffic lights make a left into Valley Forge Middle School.



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