2003 Events

Carnatic Vocal Concert

O.S. Thyagarajan

Saturday, November 15, 2003 6:30 PM

A Carnatic Vocal Concert by
Sri O.S. Thyagarajan

accompanied by
Delhi P. SunderRajan (Violin)
Neyveli R. Narayanan (Mridangam)

Saturday, November 15, 2003 at 6:30 PM
Julia Ball Auditorium, Gwynedd-Mercy College,
Gwynedd, PA

Tickets: Members - $13, Non-members - $16, Students with ID - $10 Under 16 - free

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Carnatic Music Lecture & Demonstration

Trichy Sankaran & Geetha Bennett

Saturday, October 11, 2003 10:00 AM

Lecture & Demonstration On Melody and Laya in Carnatic Music
by Geetha Ramanathan Bennett & Trichy Sankaran

Saturday October 11, 2003

St. Mary's Hall, Villanova University, Villanova. PA

10 am-12:30pmMs. Geetha Ramanathan Bennett
12:30pm - 1:30pmLunch
1:30pm - 4:00pmProf. Trichy Sankaran

Registration: Members: $10/person, $20/Family Non-members: $13/person, $25/family

For more information, call Viji Swaminathan (215-643-2145) or Balu Balakrishnan (610-358-1673)

Photo of Trichy Sankaran
Photo of Geetha Bennett
Trichy Sankaran's Website
Geetha Bennett's Website

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Carnatic Saxophone Concert

Kadri Gopalnath

Saturday, September 27, 2003 7:00 PM

A saxophone concert by Kadri Gopalnath
A. Kanyakumari - Violin
Thenkanikottai Mani - Thavil

7:00 PM, Saturday, September 27, 2003

Harold Prince Theater
Annenberg Center for The Performing Arts
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Tickets: 215-898-3900
Admission $20, Sruti Members $15, Students with ID $10

Kadari Gopalnath's Website

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Odissi Dance Performance

Nrityagram Dance Ensemble

Saturday, July 12, 2003 7:00 PM

Nrityagram Dance Ensemble in the Odissi production
SRI, In Search of the Goddess

Zellerbach Theater,
Annenberg Center for Performing Arts,
3680 Walnut Street,
University of Pennsylvania,

Tickets: $50; $35; $25 (Member/Student Discounts available)
Call (215) 898-3900 for tickets

Program Details

Nrityagram (Dance Village) is the only dance village in the world, set up for the preservation and popularization of the seven Indian Indian classical dance styles and two martial dance arts. Founded in 1990 by noted Odissi danseuse Protima Gauri, Nrityagram is situated in the outskirts of Bangalore in southern India. In the short span of a decade, Nrityagram has been hailed as a unique institution that has produced some of the finest dance professionals in the country, compared to the best in the world. Surupa Sen and Bijayini Satpathy, leading dancers in the Ensemble, have been nominated faces of the millennium.

The Nrityagram Dance Ensemble, which made its New York debut in 1996, has received rave reviews and is regarded by critics as one of the foremost Indian classical dance ensembles in the world. The Ensemble is much more than just a dance company. It is a crucible of inspiration and ideas, a coming together of creative minds. A space where dancers, musicians and choreographers live together for years, developing their ideas, perfecting their techniques and complementing their learning of dance with knowledge of mythology and the epics, yoga, meditation and the martial arts. With exceptional synchronicity, compelling physicality and emotional honesty, the Ensemble is known for its ability to redefine both dance and theater, to create and communicate with powerful imagery and captivating dance.

Odissi is a dance of love and passion, in an everlasting synthesis of divinity and humanity that has its origins in the temples of Orissa in North East India. SRI is a contemporary interpretation of mythology that forges together the cross-cultural influences of the ensemble, and crosses the realm of classical Indian dance.

"One of the most luminous dance events of the year!" -- The New York Times

"The ensemble mesmerized a sold-out audience with its artistry, energy, technique and beauty." -- Dance Magazine

"Dazzling dance and dancers! What is appealing in a soloist can be positively overwhelming when four or five exquisitely trained, stunningly garbed young women multiply the gestures and movements." -- The Village Voice

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Carnatic Violin Duet Concert

Ganesh & Kumaresh

Sunday, June 8, 2003 4:00 PM

A Violin concert by
Ganesh & Kumaresh
Neyveli Venkatesh - Mridangam
Giridhar Uduppa - Ghatam

4:00 PM, Sunday, June 8, 2003

St. Mary's Hall,
Villanova University
Villanova, PA 19085

Tickets: $16 (Members-$13), Students with ID: $10, Under 16: free

For Tickets and Information, please call
Viji Swaminathan (215-643-2145) Balu Balakrishnan (610-358-1673)
Mani Lakshminarayanan (610-280-9437) Rungun Ramanathan (610-668-3691)

Photo of Ganesh
Photo of Kumaresh
Photo of Ganesh & Kumaresh
Ganesh & Kumaresh's Website

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Kuchipudi Dance Performance

Raja & Radha Reddy

Sunday, May 18, 2003 4:30 PM

A Grand Kuchipudi Performance
Raja and Radha Reddy
with Kaushalya, Yamini & Bhavna Reddy and live orchestra

4:30 PM, Sunday, May 18, 2003

Valley Forge Middle School
105 W. Walker Road, Wayne, PA

Tickets: Donors: $50; General Seating: $20
Children under 10: $10

For Tickets and Information, please call
Viji Swaminathan (215-643-2145)    Raj Saraswati (610-317-9450)
Kris Prabhakar (215-654-0527)    Saroja Sagaram (215-699-6367)
Balu Balakrishnan (610-358-1673)    Ragini Bhoopathy (610-666-6099)
(Childcare on the premises available at $10/child. Please call in advance to make arrangements)

Photo 1 - Raja and Radha Reddy
Photo 2 - Raja, Radha and Kaushalya
Raja and Radha Reddy's Website

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Carnatic Vocal Concert

Ranjani & Gayatri

Sunday, April 13, 2003 3:30 PM

A vocal concert by Ranjani & Gayatri
H.N. Bhaskar - Violin
N. Manoj Siva - Mridangam
Ranjani & Gayatri's Website

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Carnatic Vocal Concert

Aruna Sairam

Saturday, March 29, 2003 6:30 PM

A vocal concert by Aruna Sairam
B.V. Raghavendra Rao - Violin
J. Vaidyanathan - Mridangam

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Sri Thyagaraja Aradhana (Confirm Date)

Aparna Balaji

Saturday, February 1, 2003

Confirm Date
Radha Mani
Vijay Gopalakrishnan

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