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(Sunday Concerts, May 29, 2011...)

Sruti presents...

TRIMURTI: Indian Classical Dance by
Sonali Skandan, Sonali Mishra & Parul Shah
followed by
A Classical Vocal Concert by Vidwan T.M. Krishna

Vidwan T.M. Krishna will be accompanied by Vidwan R.K.Shriramkumar on the violin and Vidwan K.Arun Prakash on the mridangam.
*This concert is partially funded by a grant from the Presser Foundation*

Saturday, May 28, 2011 2:00 PM & 4.30PM

Venue: Great Valley High School
225 N. Phoenixville Pike
Malvern, PA 19355
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$30 (General Admission Non-members)
$25 (Members), $15 (Students/Seniors)

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(267) 797-7006

trimurti Trimurti is a collaboration of three of India's major classical dance styles: Bharatanatyam, Odissi and Kathak in an evening-length program that features trio and solo pieces. The distinctiveness of each style is highlighted as well as the underlying commonalities to all styles. The artists perform the classical dances to the musical tradition of each respective style, thus adding a level complexity to the choreography. The dance pieces present both the "Nritta" or pure dance aspect, and "Nritya" or expressional aspect, of Indian classical dance. Trimurti artists have all been born and raised in the US, but have completely immersed themselves in the Indian performing arts tradition. All have trained extensively in the US and in India, and have established themselves as solo artists in their respective traditions.


About Vidwan T.M.Krishna:
T.M.Krishna Vidwan T.M. Krishna is one of the leading vocalists in the field of Carnatic music. He received training under a series of great gurus including Sri B Seetharama Sarma and culminating with the greatest of them all, Sri Semmangudi Srinivasa Iyer. He has also undergone special Pallavi training under Sri Chengalpet Ranganthan. He is innovative yet retains his musical identity and is known for his strict adherence to traditional values of the Carnatic music. He has been performing from the age of 12. His first concert was at the "Spirit of youth" series organized by the music academy Chennai. He has travelled widely all over the world and performed at various national and international festivals. His work in the field of music is not restricted to only performing. He was the president of the Youth Association for Classical Music (YACM) for four years. He has conducted many workshops for the better understanding of carnatic music. He is a researcher and trustee of Jnanarnava Trust, an organization devoted to the research and documentation of the ancient tradition of carnatic music. In 2006 the trust launched its Audio archival Project of the Sangita Sampradaya Pradarshini, a musical treatise of very great importance in understanding the changes and developments in Carnatic music over the past 200 years. Vidwan T.M.Krishna writes in various journals and newspapers and has also co-authored several books. Vidwan T.M.Krishna has music students from India, North America, Europe and Southeast Asia.

About Vidwan R.K.Shriramkumar:
R.K.Shriramkumar Vidwan 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 Vidwan 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 and others. A recipient of many awards, Shriramkumar has traveled far and wide on concert tours.

About Vidwan K.Arun Prakash:
K.ArunPrakash Vidwan 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 has performed in USA, Canada, Middle East and U.K.

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