Sri Purandaradasa Aradhana
Main Vocal Concert - Trichur Brothers
Saturday September 12 2015, 9:30 A.M.
Venue: Upper Merion Middle School
450 Keebler Road,
King of Prussia, PA 19406
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Event is free for all Sruti sponsors, Patron Sponsors and Concert Patrons
09:30 am - Coffee and seating
09.45 am - Pooja
10:00 am - Group rendition of Geethams by children under 10 years of age
10:40 am - Group Rendition of Sri Purandaradasa's Navaratnamalika Kritiis
11:45 am - Video Presentation of Dr. T.S. Sathyavathi talk on Sri Purandaradasa and Sruti Youth Group interview
12:15 pm - Devarnama "Ninyako Ranga" dance in Bharatanatyam style by Lavanya Rathi Ramesh
12:30 pm - Lunch
01:30 pm - KoSha - Presentation of Sri Purandaradasa kriti's, dance in Bharatanatyam style by 12 dancers from Three Aksha
02:15 pm - Bala Bhavam - Thematic Vocal concert by Veena Kanumalla, Violin by Swetha Narasimhan, Mridangam by Vivek Ramanan
03:15 pm - Snack Break
04.00 pm - Vocal Concert by Trichur Brothers - Srikrishna Mohan and Ramkumar Mohan, Violin by Rajeev Mukundan, Mridangam by Trichur R. Mohan
About The Artists
Srikrishna Mohan and Ramkumar Mohan (Vocal) are young Carnatic Vocalists, popularly known as Trichur Brothers. They are sons of Senior Mridanga Vidwan Shri Trichur R Mohan and belong to the 'Sitaram Group', a traditional business family based in Trichur, Kerala. They were titled 'Trichur Brothers' by none other than His Holiness, Jagadguru Shankaracharya Shri Jayendra Saraswathi Swamigal of Shri Kanchi Kamakoti Matam and ever since, the brothers have been performing under this banner. They have been extremely fortunate and blessed to perform in the divine presence of the Kanchi Acharyas, Bhagvan Sri Sathya Sai Baba, His Holiness Shri Mysore Ganapathi Sachidananda Swamiji, Parama Poojya Sri Sivan Sir, Parama Poojya Shri Govinda Damodara Swamigal of Triplicane, and Parama Poojya Shri Dayanand Saraswathi Swamigal.
Rajeev Mukundan started to learn violin from a very early age from Sri Govindarajan. He has been learning from noted violin vidushi, Kalaimamani A. Kanyakumari for the last ten years. He has received scholarship from the Government of India from 2001-2009 and is an 'A' graded Artist of All India Radio (AIR), Chennai. He has received several awards from renowned sabhas like 'Sri Krishna Gana Sabha','The Music Academy, Madras', and 'Parthasarathy Swami Sabha, Madras. He has given many violin duet concerts with his Guru A.Kanyakumari, and also has toured and accompanied leading artistes like Sri. T.V. Sankaranarayanan, Dr. N. Ramani, Sri. T. M. Krishna, Smt. Ranjani- Gayathri, Sri. Sanjay Subrahmanyam, Smt. Bombay Jayshree, Smt. Nithyashri Mahadevan, Smt. Aruna Sairam, Malladi Brothers, Sri. Vijay Siva and Prince Rama Varma.
Trichur R Mohan started performing at the tender age of 14, by accompanying none other than the legend Shri Chembai Vaidyanatha Bhagavathar. Mohan had his initial training under Shri Koduvayur Radhakrishnan and subsequently his advanced training was under Mridangam Maestro Shri Palakkad Mani Iyer, Shri Umayalpuram SivaRaman and Guru Karaikkudi R Mani. He has accompanied almost all the stalwarts in Carnatic Music and also a few Western musicians and has performed extensively across the globe.