A Grand Carnatic Music

Concert in the Memory of

Sangeetha Kalanidhi

Smt. M. S. Subbalakshmi




Sri. T. M. Krishna

with R. K. Sriram Kumar

on Violin,
K. Arun Prakash

on Mridangam &
B. Purushothaman

on Kanjira


Saturday, April 30, 2005
6:30 PM

Montgomery County College

Blue Bell, PA


Tickets: $15 Sruti members; $18

 Non-Sruti members, $10 Students and Seniors

For more information:

Visit www.sruti.org or Email: sruti@sruti.org or call 215-616-0486

Artist Profiles

T. M. Krishna is one of the leading artists in the Carnatic music field today. He has been performing from the age of 12. He is usually the youngest singer to occupy the top slot in every major music festival. He is a student of Shri B.Seetharama Sarma and Padma Vibhushan Late Semmangudi Shri Srinivasa Iyer. He has traveled widely in India and abroad and won applause from connoisseurs and critics. He has been on numerous tours to South Africa, North America, Europe, South East Asia, and Australia. He has received numerous awards and titles from many leading organizations including the “Musician of the year” - Narada Gana Sabha-1995 , Title 'Yuva Kala Bharathi'- Bharath-Kalachar - 1997, Kalki Krishnamurthy Award—2001, Title Isai Peroli - Karthik Fine Arts -2002 , Best senior concert in the conference—Music Academy in 2002 and 2003, Title Sangeetha Siromani - Shanmukhananda Sangeetha Sabha Bombay - 2004. He has released many music albums from leading audio companies.

R. K. Shriram Kumar is a top ranking Caranatic Violin artist. He belongs to the Rudrapatnam family of musicians; a family with a glorious musical tradition. He is the grandson of the renowned violinist Sangeetha Kalaratna R.K. Venkatarama Shastry. After initial training on the violin from Smt Savitri Satyamurthy, Shriram Kumar had advanced training from his grandfather. He  traveled all over the world performing to a worldwide audience. He accompanied some of the legends of Carnatic music like:Semmangudi, M. S. Subbalakshmi, D K Pattammal and Dr M.Balamurali Krishna. He received the titles of Yuva Kala Bharathi from Bharat Kalachar and the Kalki Krishnamurthy Memorial Award.

 K. Arun Prakash is one of the best Mrudangam artists. He is a dynamic young Mrudangist who hails from a musical family. He is the son of Shi L. Krishnan, a composer. He started learning Mrudangam from the age of nine under the late Sri Ramanathapuram M. N. Kandaswamy (disciple of Palani Subranlania Pillai).  Arun Prakash has performed in all leading music Sabhas and over the years accompanied all leading musicians like D. K. Pattammal, K. V. Narayanaswamy, D. K. Jayaraman, T. N. Seshagopalan and U. Srinivas. Arun Prakash has won many awards and  performed in USA, Canada, Middle East and U. K.

B. S. Purushotham is one of the most sought after Kanjira artists. He is a student of Late Shri Bangalore M. L. Veerabhadraiah, Shri V. Praveen and Sangeetha Kalanidhi Shri T.K.Murthy. He has accompanied all the leading artists in the field of carnatic music like K. V, Narayanaswamy, M.Balamuralikrishna, Lalgudi G.Jayaramm, Sri T.N.Krishnan and many others. He has traveled all over the world performing at many major music festivals including the Adelaide World Music Festival, World Drummers Meet Stockholm and the Hanover World Expo 2000.


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From the Pennsylvania Turnpike:Take Exit 25 (new Exit 333) at Norristown. Go west on Germantown Pike to Route 202. Turn right and go north. Look for College sign on right, 1/2 mile north of Route 73.

From the Schuylkill Expressway (I-76): From I-76 Exit 28B (new Exit 331B), take I-476 (Blue Route) north to Exit 9 (new Exit 20), Germantown Pike West. Go west on Germantown Pike to Route 202. Turn right and go north. Look for College sign on right.

From Chester County: Take Route 422 east to Route 29 interchange. Take Route 29 east to Ridge Pike. Turn right on Ridge Pike, bear left at intersection to Germantown Pike, take Germantown Pike to Route 202. Turn left, take Route 202 north. Look for College sign on right.

From Bucks County: Take Route 309 or 202 south to Montgomeryville. Take Route 202 south to Morris Road intersection. Look for College sign on left.

From Delaware County: Take I-476 (Blue Route) north to Exit 9 (new Exit 20), Germantown Pike West. Go west on Germantown Pike to Route 202. Turn right and go north. Look for College sign on right.