2004 Events


Sri. T. N. Bala and Group
followed by the General Body Meeting (Members Only!)

Saturday, December 4, 2004

A musical Original By Sri. T.N.Bala & group
( accompanied by K.V.S.Vinay on violin;
Harish Bevinahalli on flute;
Amba Balakrishnan on veena;
C.G.Balachandran on mridangam;
Murali Balachandran on ghatam ;
Radhika on Thambura
Time: 10 AM - 12 Noon Colonial Middle School Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462
General Body Meeting 12 Noon - 4 PM
Murugaratnamala is a set of 7 compositions of Sri. T. N. Bala in praise of Lord Muruga, a popular deity of South India. They are all composed in Tamil Language and contain 5 compositions called Muruga Pancharatnas. These are based on the music of Saint Thyagaraja's Ghana Raga Pancharatnas, in Nata, Gowla, Arabhi, Varali and Sri Ragas. The remaining compositions are in Nata Kurunji and Surut ragas.
Participants are: Dinakar Subramanian; Jaya Moni: Kalpagam Jayaraman; Lata Suresh; Nalini Venkateswaran; Prabha Subramaniam; Sumathi Sarangan; Surya Ramaswami; Sushila Varadarajan and Usha Balasubramanian
This program has been commissioned through American Composers Forum as part of the community Partners project. Murugarathnamala contains new and original musical and lyrical works composed by Sri T.N.Bala as part of the American Composers Forum’s Community Partners Residensy program. This program, administered by the American Composers Forum, Philadelphia Chapter, and funded by the Helen F.Whitaker Fund, the Samuel S. Fes Fund, and the William Penn Foundation enables community, cultural and educational institutions to select a composer to create original musical works designed around the needs of specific communities. This piece was created in collaboration with SRUTI, the India Music and Dance Society.
Murugaratnamala will be followed by General Body Meeting. The General Body Meeting is open to Sruti Members only.

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Sruti Day

Local Talent
Neelothpalambike Navaavarnams of Dikshitar
Music by different composers presented by three local groups
Dance by individuals and groups <

Saturday, November 20, 2004

Sruti celebrates local talent in music and dance.
9:30 AM to 5:30 PM
Saturday, 20 November 2004.
Bharatiya Temple
1612 County Line Rd, Montgomeryville, PA.

9:30 AM Neelothpalambike Navaavarnams of Dikshitar
Presented by Bhavani Prakash Rao and group
11:00 AM Music by different composers presented by three local groups
12:30 PM Lunch
1:30 PM Dance by individuals or groups *
* To participate in the dance program you or your group must present one or two pieces for 20 to 30 minutes. Please register by calling Dr. Ponnal Nambi (610-647-7235). Registrations start on Nov 1, 2004 on a first-come first-served basis up to eight individuals or groups.

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Carnatic Rhythm Ensemble Event

Umayalpuram Sivaraman & group

Saturday, October 30, 2004

The Rhythm Ensemble Padmabhushan Umayalpuram K. Sivaraman (Mrudangam) Nemani Somayajulu (Jalatharangam), E. M. Subramanian (Ghatam) Nagai Sriram (Violin), Mattanur Sankarankutty (Chenda) Unnikrishnan (Thimila, Edakka & Sanku)

October 30, 2004 at 2:30 PM International House, 3701 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104

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Gajamukha -- A Bharatanatyam Dance Event

Jayanthi Raman and Dance Ensemble

Saturday, October 9, 2004

More Information http://www.gajamukha.com/

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PANDIT BRIJ BHUSHAN KABRA Presented by Delaware Music Lovers in collaboration with Sruti


Sunday, October 3, 2004

Event Calendar Sunday, October 3rd, 2004 at 3:00 pm. The Baby Grand, Edith & Alexander Giacco Building, Grand Opera House, Wilmington, DE General Information Tickets: call box office (302) 652-5577 or (800) 37-GRAND between the hours of 10 am to 7 pm Monday - Friday and noon to 5 p.m. Weekend Join Us Presented by Delaware Music Lovers in collaboration with Sruti Contact Us Tel:302-898-8235

His Music

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Carnatic Vocal Concert

Sanjay Subramanian

Saturday, September 11, 2004 6:30 PM

Sanjay Subramanian's Music

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Movie: The Speaking Hand: Zakir Hussain and the Art of Indian Drum
Live Sitar + Tabla Concert

Shafaatullah Khan

Sunday, July 11, 2004 1:00 PM

Sruti and International House Proudly Present The Speaking Hand: Zakir Hussain and the Art of Indian Drum Movie followed by Sitar and Tabla Live Concert by Shafaatullah Khan; Pandit Ramesh Mishra on Sarangi and Amit Das on Tabla

Sunday, July 11, 2004 Movie 1 PM - 3 PM Snack Break 3 - 4 PM Concert 4 PM - 6 PM

At the International House, 3701 Chestnut street Philadelphia, PA


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A Carnatic Violin Concert

Kalaimamani A. Kanyakumari

Sunday, June 6, 2004 2:30 PM

Sruti Presents A Carnatic Violin Concert by Kalaimani A. Kanyakumari

June 6th, 2004; 2:30 PM. St. Mary's Hall, Villanova University Villanova, PA

Kalaimamani A. Kanyakumari – A leading violiist in carnatic music strictly adhering to the traditional form of carnatic music as soloist, accompanist, teacher, innovator and organizer, dedicating life to music alone. She learnt violin since an early age under Sri Ivaturi Vijayeswara Rao, later trained under Sri M. Chandrasekaran and later was groomed by Late Dr. M.L. Vasanthakumari into a front ranking violinist. Provided accompaniment to Late Dr. M.L. Vasanthakumari for nearly two decades and provides accompaniment to Saxaphone Kadri Gopalnath for the past few years. Has won several awards -- to name a few, Kalaimamani, Ugadi Puraskar Award, The Papa Venkatramiah Award, Padma Sadhana, and won titles as Sangeethakalanipuna, Nadakkanal, Tingalchudar, Sangeetha Ratna and Isai Vani. Has traveled on tours to US, UK, Mexico, Switzerland, Canada, Dubai, Malaysia, Singaport and Srilanka.

Embar Kannan has come to be recognized as a leading violinist of today. Trained under the renowned Kalaimamani Kanyakumari, he has lived up to the expectations of a promising violinist of great potential. His bowing technique is of high quality, marked by sweetness and clarity. Kannan is the recipient of many awards and honors for both his solo and his accompanying skills. He is an A grade artist of the All India Radio (AIR) and has played solo concerts and violin duets with his guru. He has been awarded the title of Yuva Kala Bharathi in 1998. He has also traveled widely and preformed in concerts in US, Europe, and the Far East.

Thiruvarur Vaidyanathan – Born in a family of percussionists, had his early training under his grandfather Shri Thiruvarur Kunju Iyer and uncle Thiruvarur Nagarajan. Had his advanced training under mridangam maestro Shri Karaikudi Mani. Has accompanied most leading musicians such as Dr. Balamuralikrishna, Late Dr. M.L.Vasanthakumari, Dr. N. Ramani, Smt. D.K. Pattammal, Sri Nedunuri Krishnamoorthy, Sri T.V. Sankaranarayan, Mandolin Srininas, Smt. Sudha Raghunathan, etc. His playing style characterized by melodic richness, clarity at higher tempos and a keen sense of anticipation together providing a complementary percussion support that enhances the performance of the main artist. He has been on an assignment between 2000 and 2003 training students at Singapore Indian Fine Arts Society in Singapore. Presently running a mridangam school in Madras.

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Workshop and Mini Concert by Dr. N. Ramani and Troupe

Dr. N. Ramani and Troupe

Sunday, May 9, 2004 2:00 PM

A workshop and mini-concert on Carnatic Flute by the legendary Dr. N. Ramani and Troupe At the International House in Philadelphia 2 PM on May 9, 2004

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Carnatic Vocal Concert

Vijay Siva

Saturday, May 8, 2004 6:30 PM

Venue: St. Mary's Hall Villanova, PA Time: 6:30 PM

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Sruti and Penn Presents
with the Support of the Philadelphia Music Project
an Evening of Indian Classical Music

Ustad Shujaat Khan and Debashish Bhattacharya

Friday, April 9, 2004 8:00 PM

An Evening of Indian Classical Music

Presented by SRUTI and Penn Presents
Ustad Shujaat Hussain Khan on Sitar
Debashish Bhattacharya on Slide Guitar
Accompanied by Shubhankar Banerjee & Shubhashish Bhattacharya on the Tabla

Considered the leading sitarist of his generation, Ustad Shujaat Khan, a 2003 Grammy nominee for World Music, studied sitar with his father, the famous Indian classical musician Vilayat Khan. He has performed in acclaimed concerts throughout India, Japan and other parts of Asia. Joining him for the concert will be Debashish Bhattacharya, a master of many Indian classical instruments, who studied with Ustad Ali Akbar Khan. He has captivated audiences in the U. S., Canada and Europe with his unique guitar playing, synthesizing features of other instruments.

Friday, April 9, 2004 @ 8:00 PM

Zellerbach Theater, The Annenberg Center for The Performing Arts University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.
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Tickets can be purchased online at http://www.pennpresents.org/tickets or at the Annenberg Center box office (phone: 215-898-3900)

This concert is made possible by a grant from the Philadelphia Music Project, funded by The Pew Charitable Trusts, administered by Settlement Music School.

Shujaat Khan's Website
Shujaat Khan's Grammy Nomination
Debashish Bhattacharya's Website

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Debashish   Debashish   Debashish   Debashish   Debashish  

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Thyagaraja Aradhana

Sruti Members & Featured Artists

Saturday, March 6, 2004

Thyagaraja Aradhana 2004

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

Saturday, March 6, 2004

Utsava/Bhajana sampradaya kritis
Pancharatna kritis

Individual participation
Individual Participation Signups are now closed!

Main concert with Featured Artists:
Professor Subbulekshmi & Kalyani Ramani
Radhika Mani - Violin
Suresh Ramachandran – Mridangam

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Pancharatna group Pancharatna group Utsava Sampradaya group Utsava Sampradaya group
Junior Participant Adult Group Singing Adult Participant
Audience Audience
Concert Concert

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General Body Meeting & Composers Day

Sruti Board

Sunday, January 4, 2004 9:30 AM

The General Body Meeting and Composers Day scheduled for Sunday January 4.

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