Artist(s) : 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.