SRUTI-The India Music and Dance Society

Presents a Special D.K.Pattamal Memorial Concert


3.30 p.m. A talk on D.K.Pattamal's approach to music by Kiranavali Vidyasankar

5.00 P.M. Vocal Concert by Vijay Siva
accompanied by
R.K.Shriramkumar: Violin and J.Vaidhyanathan: Mridangam

Saturday, May 15 2010 at 3.30 P.M.

Calvary Vision Center

550 East Township Line Rd, Blue Bell, PA 19422

Tickets: General Admission $25, Sruti Members $20.
Seniors and Students $15
Core member passes and season passes will be honored

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Vijay Siva- Vocal: Vijay Siva is one of the foremost vocalists today in Classical Carnatic Music. A child prodigy, at the age of four, he exhibited a rare intuitive capacity to identify ragas. Vijay Siva had his initial tutelage in Carnatic music from his mother, Akhila Siva, a vocal musician from Chennai. Vijay Siva later became the disciple of the legendary vocalist, Sangita Kalanidhi late Shri D. K. Jayaraman. He later received guidance from the legendary Sangita Kalanidhi late Smt. D. K. Pattammal. Vijay Siva is also an accomplished percussionist (mridangam), and received his training from Kumbakonam Shri Rajappa Iyer. Vijay Siva, a recipient of a number of awards and titles has performed in numerous and famed locations all over India and abroad including USA, Canada and Singapore.
Review in Hindu
Video clip from the 2009/2010 Chennai Music Season.

R.K.Shriramkumar- Violin: R. K. Shriramkumar is a leading classical violin artist of India. He belongs to the Rudrapatnam family of musicians; a family with a glorious musical tradition. He is the grandson of the much respected Vidvan Shri. R. K. Venkatarama Shastri. Having had his initial lessons in violin from Vidushi Smt. Savitri Satyamurthy, Shriramkumar was trained by his grandfather. He later received guidance from Vidvan Shri V V Subrahmanyam and also had training in vocal music from Sangita Kalanidhi Shri D K Jayaraman. His skills were further honed through the association and learning he gained by accompanying the doyens of Carnatic Music like Sangita Kalanidhis Shri Semmangudi Srinivasa Iyer, Smt M S Subbulakshmi, Smt D K Pattammal, Shri D K Jayaraman, Shri Palghat K V Narayanaswamy, Smt T Brinda and others. A recipient of many awards, Shriramkumar has traveled far and wide on concert tours.

J.Vaidhyanathan- Mridangam: J. Vaidhyanathan hails from a family of great musicians. He is the son of legendary musician Sangita Kalanidhi Shri.D.K.Jayaraman and nephew of Padmavibhushan Sangita Kalanidhi Smt.D.K.Pattammal. He is the disciple of Sangita Kalanidhi Maestro Dr.T.K.Murthy. He has accompanied great stalwarts like Sangita Kalanidhis Smt.M.S.Subbulakshmi, Sri Semmangudi Srinivasa Iyer, Smt.D.K. Pattammal and Smt. M.L. Vasanthakumari; Lalgudi Sri G Jayaraman, Sri S Balachandar. JV, as he is affectionately known, has travelled widely in India and abroad.

Kiranavali Vidyasankar: Kiranavali is a Carnatic vocalist, Chitravina artist, writer and teacher. At age 2, she was able to identify over 200 ragas, demonstrate the 175 talas, answer numerous other technical questions pertaining to Carnatic music, and was hailed a child prodigy. She is the grand-daughter of the famous Gottuvadyam Narayana Iyengar and has studied with three distinguished musicians-- her father Chitravina Narasimhan, her brother Chitravina Ravikiran, and the late T. Brinda.