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URGENT - Please Note the change in venue, new location information is provided below

SRUTI is proud to announce the launch of "Bala Bhavam" concerts, featuring area youth.

presenting individual concerts are

Sanjana Narayanan

Shreya Adiraju

Sashank Sridhar

Srinidhi Ramesh

Sanjana Narayanan is in tenth grade at Great Valley High School in Malvern, Pennsylvania. She started learning Carnatic music at the age of 8 from well-known musician Smt. Kiranavali Vidyasankar. For the past five years, Sanjana has been learning from Smt. Kalyani Ramani, a reputed vocalist and teacher in the Tri-State Area.

Sanjana has participated and won prizes in several music competitions conducted by the Cleveland Thyagaraja Aradhana and the Carnatic Music Association of North America (CMANA). In 2013, Sanjana gave concerts in Bangalore and at the iCarnatic Margazhi Festival in Detroit. She also performed a two-hour concert at the Sri Ranganatha Temple in Pomona, New York. She was invited to give a concert at the North Jersey Music Lovers Association for the Thyagaraja Aradhana this year. Sanjana performed a house concert in Maryland for SRGMPDN, an organization in the DC area.

In addition to being passionate about Carnatic music, Sanjana also plays Western classical piano and has performed at many recitals. Her other interests include reading and tennis.
Shreya Adiraju is a young professional in investment research, an aspiring young Carnatic musician and devotee of all Arts. In addition to Carnatic music, she is trained in jazz vocal music and was a National Endowment of the Arts jazz finalist.

She completed her undergraduate degree in Finance/Statistics and Comparative Literature at Emory University and went on to work in Chicago, IL. One year ago, she left her job and spent time in “gurukula seva” with her long time guru, the late Sangeetha Vidushi Suguna Purushothaman. While in India, she also worked for a non-profit organization. She recently returned, and is looking to establish herself as a performing artist here in the US alongside joining an MBA program in the fall. She has recently been receiving training and guidance from Smt. Kiranavali Vidyashankar and Sri Delhi Sundarajan.

Apart from music, Shreya also is an avid runner and competes semi-professionally.
Sashank is an eighth grader from Reading , PA. He started his Carnatic Music training from his mother, Smt.Vidya Sridhar. His training has continued under Sri. Thiruvarur Girish (Grandson ofGreat Smt. T. Brinda) of Chennai for the past five years.

He has also taken workshops conducted by Shri.Neyveli Santhanagopalan. Sashank's other musical training include Hindustani Classical,Piano and Saxophone.In the past few years he has participated and received awards in events such as:
  • Carnatic Music Idol 2011, 2015
  • CMANA Great Composers Day
  • Cleveland Thyagaraja Aradhana
He has also recently performed concerts at Shiva Vishnu Temple, Maryland and Yuva Sangeetha Lahari, NJ.
Srinidhi Ramesh, an 8th grader in Montgomery Upper Middle School (NJ), was initiated into Carnatic music at the age of five by Manjula Ramachandran from New Jersey. During the summer of 2012, she came under the tutelage of renowned musician, Kiranavali Vidyasankar.

From her early years, Srinidhi has been participating at various musical events in the US such as the Cleveland Tyagaraja Aradhana, CMANA (NJ), Sruti (Philadelphia), Sringeri Sadhana Center and Chinmaya Mission Kedar.

Among Srinidhi's achievements are the many First Prizes she has bagged at competitions held in renowned venues Cleveland Tyagaraja Aradhana (2012), CMANA (2011 & 2012) and the Sringeri Sadhana Center (2012). Srinidhi’s Arangetram (full-fledged debut concert) was at the age of 13, at The Music Academy Mini Hall, Chennai, in the esteemed presence of several notable dignitaries such as Sri. Hyderabad Seshachary, Cleveland Sri. V V Sundaram, Chitravina Sri. Narasimhan and Spencer Sri. Venugopal.

Accompaniment support is provided by

Siddharth Ashokkumar on the Violin

Harsha Kanumalla on the Mridangam

Raja Lavadi on the Mridangam

Siddharth Ashokkumar has been learning Carnatic music for the past 13 years. He initially learnt the violin from Smt. Ranjani Swamy and voocal from Smt. Lalitha Venkat of New Jersey. He now takes advanced lessons from Sri Vittal Ramamurthy and Sri Srinivasamurthy of Chennai and has also benefited from the guidance of Smt. Kalyani Ramani. A regular performer in the tri-state area, Siddharth has also had the unique opportunity to accompany traveling artists from India as well as play for dance performances. He is also currently taking advanced lessons from an advanced music group facilitated by Suresh Ramachandran. Harsha Kanumalla started learning mridangam at the age of 8 from Sri. Palani C. Kumar. He continued advanced training from renowned Vidwan Sri. Srimushnam V. Rajarao. He has played in several concerts across America and India. He is currently a 4th year medical student at Sri Ramachandara Medical College in Chennai. Raj has been playing Mridangam for the past 13 years. His first Mridangam teacher was Sri. Shankar Rajagopalan. He is currently learning from Sri. Kumar Kanthan and Sri. Mysore Sai Shiv. Recently, he has had the opportunity to take classes with Vidwan Sri. Karaikudi Mani. He has won several prizes in both the CMANA and Cleveland Thyagaraja competitions. He has accompanied many artists in the tri-state area.

Saturday, May 30, 2015 10:00:00 AM

Venue : Caley Elementary School,
725 Caley Road
King of Prussia, PA 19406

Admission is Free
Suggested donation: $20 per family/$10 per individual

email: srutiphila@gmail.com
Phone: 267-797-7006

Program Schedule

10.00 AM - Welcome remarks by Santi Kanumalla, President
10:05 AM - Invocation by Rasika Sivakumar
10:10 AM - Lighting of lamp by Chief Guest, Dr. Venkat Swaminathan, Scientist and Senior Disciple of Pujya Swami Dayananda Saraswati
10:15 AM - Inaugural remarks by Dr. Venkat Swaminathan
10:30 AM - Vocal Concert by Sanjana Narayanan, Siddharth Ashokkumar on the Violin and Raja Lavadi on the Mridangam
11:30 AM - Vocal Concert by Shreya Adiraju, Siddharth Ashokkumar on the Violin and Harsha Kanumalla on the Mridangam
12:30 PM - Lunch Break
01:30 PM - Vocal Concert by Sashank Sridhar, Siddharth Ashokkumar on the Violin and Harsha Kanumalla on the Mridangam
02:30 PM - Vocal Concert by Srinidhi Ramesh, Siddharth Ashokkumar on the Violin and Harsha Kanumalla on the Mridangam