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Sri Thyagaraja Aradhana 2013

Main Vocal Concert - Shri Ramakrishnan Murthy accompanied by Shri V.V.S.Murari (Violin) & Shri. K.Arun Prakash (Mridangam)

Thyagaraja Aradhana registration is now closed. We are grateful and heartened by the overwhelming response. Thanks to everyone who registered. Happy practicing!!

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Admission*: $10 donation per individual & $20 per family
* Includes one lunch coupon for individuals and up to four lunch coupons per family.
Additional lunch coupons will be available for purchase ($5 per coupon)

Saturday, April 6, 8:30 A.M.

Venue: Hindu Temple of Delaware
760 Yorklyn Road, Hockessin, DE 19707

For information: www.sruti.org,
email: srutiphila@gmail.com

Program

08:30 AM - Pooja
08:45 AM - Utsava Sampradaya & Pancharatna Kritis
10:30 AM - Individual Participation
12:15 PM - Lunch (Included as part of entrance donation)
01:00 PM - Individual Participation (Continued)
02:00 PM - Vocal Concert by Shri Ramakrishnan Murthy
04:30 PM - 15 minute snack break
05:00 PM - Individual Participation (Continued)
07:00 PM - Dinner (Available for purchase from Temple Kitchen)

About Ramakrishnan Murthy:
RM Listen to a recent recording
Listen to a recording from the recent Chennai music season
Read a review of a recent performance

Ramakrishnan Murthy started his early vocal Carnatic Music lessons in 1997, at the age of 8, with Shrimathi Padma Kutty of Irvine, CA. He is currently undergoing advanced training from vidwan Delhi Sri P. Sunderrajan. He was also fortunate to learn from senior vidwans Late Vairamangalam Sri Lakshminarayanan, late Chengalpet Sri Ranganathan, and Palai C.K. Ramachandran. Ramakrishnan has also learned several krithis from C.R. Vaidyanathan (student of Sri P.S. Narayanaswami) and Vaikom T.V. Jayachandran (student of T.M. Thyagarajan).

He has been awarded the Outsanding Junior Vocalist award from Music Academy for Season 2011, Spirit of Youth Award for Best Vocalist from the Music Academy 2008, Best Junior Vocalist award from Thyaga Brahma Gana Sabha 2008, Maharajapuram Sri. ViswanathaIyer Award for Best Raga Rendering and Musiri Sri SubramaniaIyer Endowment Award for Best Vocal Artist from Shri Krishna Gana Sabha, 'Sangeetha Shri' title in 2009 from Trichy Rasika Ranjani Sabha and the First Prize in the All India Radio National competition in the Classical Vocal Carnatic category in 2009.

Ramakrishnan, an A-grade artist at the All India Radio and Doordarshan, Chennai, has performed at the Madras Music Academy, Sri Krishna Gana Sabha, Shanmukhananda Sangeeta Sabha, and Bangalore Gayana Samaj, and in many cities in the US. He is a Computer Science graduate of the University of California, Irvine.

About V.V.S.Murari Personal Website
vvsm Murari, son & disciple of violin Maestro Sri VV Subrahmanyam started learning the violin from his grandfather Vadakkencheri Sri. Veeraraghava Iyer. His love and interest for the Instrument and Classical Music inspired him to learn ethnic nuances from the Doyen of Carnatic music Semmangudi Sri. Srinivasa Iyer. His gurus have been instrumental in inculcating this divine art form into this prodigy.

He has travelled around the globe extensively being part of various prestigious festivals. Murari's uniqueness is explicit in his lucid raga essaying which softly penetrate into the souls of the listeners. He conceptualizes and executes his style of playing in a way that it stands as a pillar of support for a concert. He is known to for his flourished extempore on a 5 Stringed Violin

He is currently pursuing an Interdisciplinary PhD. (Music & Management) with University of Madras.



About K.Arun Prakash:Read an interview by The Hindu
KAP Vidwan K. Arun Prakash is one of the best Mridangam artists. He is a dynamic young Mridangist who hails from a musical family. He is the son of Shri L. Krishnan, a composer. He started learning Mrudangam from the age of nine under the late Sri Ramanathapuram M. N. Kandaswamy (disciple of Palani Subramania Pillai). Arun Prakash has performed in all leading music Sabhas and over the years accompanied all leading musicians like D. K. Pattammal, K. V. Narayanaswamy, D. K. Jayaraman, T. N. Seshagopalan and U. Srinivas. Arun Prakash has won many awards and has performed in USA, Canada, Middle East and U.K.