(The India Music and Dance Society

PA, DE and NJ



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 )


Saturday,  December 4, 2004

10:00AM —  12:00 Noon

Place :   716 Belvoir Road

Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462

( Murugarathnamala is a set of 7 compositions of Sri T.N. Bala in praise of Lord Muruga, all composed in Tamil language which contain 5 compositions called Muruga Pancharatnas based on the music of Saint Thyagaraja’s Ghana Raga Pancharatnas.  The remaining compositions are in Nata Kurunji and Suruti 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 Residency 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.



Heading 476 North (Blue Route)  ;  Take EXIT 18B toward NORRISTOWN ; Take the ramp toward PENNSYLVANIA TURNPIKE.; Turn SLIGHT LEFT onto CHEMICAL RD; Turn LEFT onto GALLAGHER RD.; Turn RIGHT onto BELVOIR RD.; School is located on your left in about a mile


Heading 476 South (Blue Route) ; Take EXIT 333 toward NORRISTOWN.; Turn SLIGHT LEFT to take the ramp toward NORRISTOWN.; Take the PLYMOUTH ROAD ramp.; Turn LEFT onto PLYMOUTH RD.; Turn RIGHT onto W GERMANTOWN PIKE.; Turn LEFT onto VALLEY RD.; Turn LEFT onto BELVOIR RD.; School is located on your right in about a mile