Schedule of Events

The Festival is scheduled, as always, around Easter. This year, it begins on Wednesday April 16th and continues until Sunday April 27th, 2014.

Ticketed programs are marked in the schedule. Tickets will be available at the venue. If you will be attending the entire festival, season passes are also available.

For rasikas who are unable to attend in person, the festival will be webcast on iCarnatic. You can get further details on their web page.

Our schedule is still being finalized. Please watch this space for changes. The most up-to-date information will be posted here.

Wednesday April 16, 2014     Waetjen Auditorium, CSU
5:00pm – 6:00pm Tribute to Ramnad Krishnan by the Torchbearers of the Cleveland Festival
Sriranjani Darbha of TX (Vocal)
Janani Iyer of IL (Vocal)
Manasa Suresh of CA (Vocal)
V.V.S. Murari (violin)
Shashank Swaminathan of MI (mridangam)
Sivagangai Vishvak Kumaran of IL (mridangam)
6:15pm – 7:00pm Symposium on Ramnad Krishnan
chaired by Seva Rathna Dr V.K. Viswanathan
Thursday April 17, 2014     Waetjen Auditorium, CSU
4:30pm – 5:15pm The Sarvalaghu Tradition of Vellore G. Ramabhadran
Ramesh Srinivasan of CA, Prakash Rao of NJ, and their disciples
5:30pm – 6:30pm 2013 Advanced Pallavi Competition Winner
Varun Ganesan of MA (Vocal)
Apoorva Krishna (violin)
Trivandrum V. Balaji (mridangam)
Comfort Inn Ballroom
10:30pm – 11:00pm Something Unique
Something Unexpected

Musical Quiz by Dr Sivakumar of VA
Friday April 18, 2014
Hilton Garden Inn and Music Building, CSU
9:00am – 5:00pm Music Competition
Waetjen Auditorium, CSU
4:30pm – 5:15pm Ceremonial Procession led by
Vyasarpadi G. Kothandaraman (Nadaswaram)
B. Kesanna (Nadaswaram)
Panrutti R.M. Venkatesan (thavil)
S. Palanivel (thavil)

Traditional Kolattam
R. Kausalya (Retd. Principal, Govt. Music College, Thiruvaiyaru) (Choreography)
Ramya Ramnarayan of NJ (Coordinator)
Vaaraki Wijayaraj of ON (Coordinator)

Namasankeerthanam
Udayaloor K. Kalyanarama Bhagavathar (Vocal)
Sethalapathy Balasubramania Bhagavathar (vocal)
Jay Shankar Balan of MI (violin)
Ramamurthy Rajasekharan (mridangam)
Comfort Inn Ballroom
10:15pm – 11:15pm Something Unique
Something Unexpected

Pursuing Classical Dances
Saturday April 19, 2014
 

On this day, programs will run concurrently in two separate venues from 11:00am–3:00pm

Waetjen Auditorium, CSU
7:00am Prayer & Worship
7:30am Mangala Isai
Vyasarpadi G. Kothandaraman (Nadaswaram)
B. Kesanna (Nadaswaram)
Panrutti R.M. Venkatesan (thavil)
S. Palanivel (thavil)
8:00am Bhajans by Children
9:00am Pancharathna Krithis — Group singing of Thyagaraja's five greatest compositions
10:30am – 11:00am Carnatic Music Idol USA Junior Winner
Adithya Chakravarthy of ON (Vocal)
Sushmitha Ravikumar of OH (violin)
Vignesh Venkataraman of CA (mridangam)
11:10am – 11:25am Carnatic Music Idol USA SubJunior Winner
Rishabh Ranganathan of IL (Vocal)
Sushmitha Ravikumar of OH (violin)
Vignesh Venkataraman of CA (mridangam)
11:35am – 12:00pm Carnatic Music Idol USA Group Winner
SRLKM Group 3 of CA (Vocal)
Kamalakiran Vinjamuri of VA (violin)
Abhinav Seetharaman of VA (mridangam)
Akshay Venkatesan of CA (mridangam)
12:10pm – 12:40pm Kamya Sankar & Keerthana Sankar of MI (Vocal)
Sahana Shankar of MI (violin)
Abhinav Seetharaman of VA (mridangam)
Varun Viswanath of CA (mridangam)
12:45pm – 1:45pm 2013 Concert Competition Winner
& Carnatic Music Idol USA 2013 Senior Winner
Kruthi Bhat of TX (Vocal)
B.K. Raghu (violin)
Kallidaikurichi S. Sivakumar (mridangam)
2:00pm – 3:15pm Mudikondan S.N. Ramesh (Veena)
R. Athul Kumar (Flute)
Kamalakiran Vinjamuri of VA (violin)
Vinod Seetharaman of MI (mridangam)
3:30pm Book and CD Releases
Mridanga Saurabham by Nemani Somayajulu
4:00pm – 6:45pm Sangeetha Rathnakara Ramnad V. Raghavan Memorial Concert

Sustaining Sampradaya — Tribute to Ramnad Krishnan
A concert by the torch-bearers of the Cleveland Festival
6:45pm – 7:30pm Release of Charsur's Najeevadhara — The Life Within
featuring
Nagai R. Muralidharan & Nagai Sriram (Violin)
Mannargudi A. Easwaran (mridangam)
Vaikom R. Gopalakrishnan (ghatam)

Felicitation Function
T.V. Gopalakrishnan Sangeetha Rathnakara
Pt Birju Maharaj Nrithya Rathnakara
Udayaloor K. Kalyanarama Bhagavathar Sangeetha Kala Sagaram
Anitha Guha Acharya Rathnakara
Jayanthi Subramaniam Nrithya Kala Sagaram
Narayana Vishwanath Kala Poshaka Rathna
Sikkil C. Gurucharan Kala Rathna
Navia Natarajan Kala Rathna
Charubala Natarajan (Charsur) Seva Rathna
Suresh Gopalan (Charsur) Seva Rathna
Vishal Ramani of CA Nrithya Seva Mani
Maragatham Ramaswamy Best Teacher Award
Drinko Recital Hall, CSU
11:00am – 3:30pm Individual Singing of Thyagaraja Krithis
Comfort Inn Ballroom
10:30pm – 11:00pm Something Unique
Something Unexpected

Bharathanatyam by students of Vishal Ramani of CA
Sunday April 20, 2014     Waetjen Auditorium, CSU
8:00am – 9:00am Carnatic Symphony 2014 — A fusion of
Western classical orchestra and Carnatic music
Concept by K.N. Shashikiran
9:15am – 10:15am Group Performance by Carnatic Chamber Concerts (CCC) of CA
Concept and Direction by Neyveli R. Santhanagopalan
10:30am – 1:00pm Nagai R. Muralidharan & Nagai Sriram (Violin)
Mannargudi A. Easwaran (mridangam)
Alathur T. Rajaganesh (kanjira)
Vaikom R. Gopalakrishnan (ghatam)
1:30pm – 2:30pm Prize Distribution
Monday April 21, 2014     Waetjen Auditorium, CSU
8:00am – 9:00am Tribute to Brahmasri Papanasam Sivan by
students of Papanasam Ashok Ramani
9:15am – 12:15pm Mahabharatham in Five Parts — Part 3 Panchali Sabatham

Lyrics by Mahakavi Subrahmanya Bharathi
Music by Rajkumar Bharathi
Choreography by Nrithya Kala Sagaram Jayanthi Subramaniam

Orchestra
Nrithya Kala Sagaram Jayanthi Subramaniam (Nattuvangam)
Gayathri Venkataraghavan (Vocal)
Amritha Murali (Vocal)
R. Suryaprakash (Vocal)
Raghav Krishna (Vocal)
Ranjani Ramakrishnan (violin)
R. Athul Kumar (flute)
Mudikondan Ramesh (veena)
Hari Babu (mridangam)

Dancers
Nrithya Rathnakara C.V. Chandrasekhar
Nrithya Rathnakara Rhadha
Apoorva Rajesh of CO
Archana Narayanamurthy
Ashwini Viswanathan
Bhavya Kumaran of IL
Chithra Chandrasekhar
Chithra Ramaswamy of NJ
Krithika Shurajit
Maalika of Singapore
Manjari
Medha Hari
Nivedha Ramalingam of ON
Pavitra Bhat
Priya Judge of OR
Ramya Ramesh of CA
Sharanya Balaji of CA
Shanthini of ON
Shobika Sivaruban of ON
Shriya Srinivasan of OH
Shruthipriya
Sumithra Subramaniam of CA
Sushmitha Arunkumar of IL
Yalini Rajakulasingam of ON
1:00pm – 3:00pm Vyasarpadi G. Kothandaraman (Nadaswaram)
B. Kesanna (Nadaswaram)
Panrutti R.M. Venkatesan (thavil)
S. Palanivel (thavil)
3:15pm – 4:00pm Symposium on Lalgudi Jayaraman
chaired by Seva Rathna Dr V.K. Viswanathan
4:15pm – 7:15pm Sustaining Sampradaya — Tribute to Lalgudi Jayaraman
A concert by the torch-bearers of the Cleveland Festival
Comfort Inn Ballroom
10:15pm – 11:15pm Something Unique
Something Unexpected

Pursuing Classical Music
Tuesday April 22, 2014     Drinko Recital Hall, CSU
8:00am – 9:00am Inspirations: Presented by Senior Disciples of
Neyveli R. Santhanagopalan
Apoorva Krishna (violin)
Kallidaikurichi S. Sivakumar (mridangam)
9:15am – 10:15am Guruyogavaibhavam — Tribute to Lalgudi Jayaraman by
students of Lalgudi G.J.R. Krishnan, Anuradha Sridhar of CA, and Vittal Ramamurthy
Trivandrum V. Balaji (mridangam)
Toronto Karthik Venkataraman (kanjira)
10:30am – 12:30pm Neyveli R. Santhanagopalan (Vocal)
Nagai R. Muralidharan (violin)
Sangeetha Rathnakara Guruvayoor Dorai (mridangam)
Uzhavoor P.K. Babu (mridangam)
Alathur T. Rajaganesh (kanjira)
1:00pm – 2:30pm Bhargavi Balasubramanian (Chitravina)
Apoorva Krishna (violin)
Dr Ram Sriram of GA (mridangam)
Nanda Masti (kanjira)
2:45pm – 4:15pm Amritha Murali (Vocal)
Anuradha Sridhar of CA (violin)
Rajesh Salem of IL (mridangam)
Wednesday April 23, 2014     Waetjen Auditorium, CSU
8:00am – 9:00am Sahana Samraj (Vocal)
Uzhavoor P.K. Babu (mridangam)
9:15am – 10:15am Raghav Krishna (Vocal)
Apoorva Krishna (violin)
Kala Seva Mani David Nelson (mridangam)
10:30am – 12:30pm The Tradition of T.M. Thyagarajan
Lakshmi Rangarajan & Subhiksha Rangarajan (Vocal)
Anuradha Sridhar of CA (violin)
Ramesh Srinivasan of CA (mridangam)
Nanda Masti (kanjira)
1:00pm – 2:30pm Sriranjani Santhanagopalan (Vocal)
Anuradha Sridhar of CA (violin)
Trivandrum V. Balaji (mridangam)
Nanda Masti (kanjira)
2:45pm – 4:15pm V.K. Manimaran (Vocal)
V.V.S. Murari (violin)
Mannargudi A. Easwaran (mridangam)
Vaikom R. Gopalakrishnan (ghatam)
Comfort Inn Ballroom
10:15pm – 11:15pm Something Unique
Something Unexpected
Sampradaya Bhajans — Guru Keerthanas by
Udayaloor K. Kalyanarama Bhagavathar (Vocal)
Thursday April 24, 2014     Waetjen Auditorium, CSU
8:00am – 9:00am G. Mohan Rangan of CA (Flute)
Keerthana Sankar of MI (violin)
Papanasam Ashok Ramani (mridangam)
9:15am – 10:15am Sriram Narayan of PA (Vocal)
Sruti Sarathy of CA (violin)
Ethirajan Ramanujam of MN (mridangam)
10:30am – 12:30pm R. Suryaprakash (Vocal)
V.V.S. Murari (violin)
Trivandrum V. Balaji (mridangam)
Nemani Somayajulu (kanjira)
1:00pm – 2:30pm Sankari Krishnan (Vocal)
Anuradha Sridhar of CA (violin)
Ramesh Srinivasan of CA (mridangam)
2:45pm – 4:15pm Trichur Brothers Srikrishna Mohan & Ramkumar Mohan (Vocal)
B.K. Raghu (violin)
Trichur R. Mohan (mridangam)
C. Balaji of MN (ghatam)
Comfort Inn Ballroom
10:15pm – 11:15pm Something Unique
Something Unexpected

Abhangs — A Historical Perspective by
Kadayanallur Tukaram Ganapathi Maharaj
Friday April 25, 2014     Waetjen Auditorium, CSU
8:00am – 9:00am Mahavaidyanatha Sivan's 72 Mela Ragamalika by
Kiranavali Vidyasankar and disciples (Vocal)
Ethirajan Ramanujam of MN (mridangam)
Kajajeyan Pararasasegaram of Toronto (mridangam)
9:15am – 10:15am Ashwath Narayanan (Vocal)
Apoorva Krishna (violin)
Trivandrum V. Balaji (mridangam)
10:30am – 12:30pm Vaarakari Sampradaya Bhajan
Kadayanallur Tukaram Ganapathi Maharaj (Vocal)
and party
1:00pm – 2:00pm Brinda Manickavasakan (Vocal)
Keerthana Sankar of MI (violin)
Kajajeyan Pararasasegaram of Toronto (mridangam)
2:15pm – 3:45pm Kolkata K. Vijayaraghavan (Vocal)
Sruti Sarathy of CA (violin)
Ethirajan Ramanujam of MN (mridangam)
4:00pm – 5:15pm Rajeswari Satish of NJ (Vocal)
V.V.S. Murari (violin)
Toronto B. Gowrishankar (mridangam)
C. Balaji of MN (ghatam)
Comfort Inn Ballroom
10:15pm – 11:15pm Something Unique
Sampradaya Bhajans — Ashtapadis, Taranginis and Keerthanams of Bhadrachala Ramadasulu by
Udayaloor K. Kalyanarama Bhagavathar

Something Unexpected
Abhinayam by Chetan Hebbar of NJ
Saturday April 26, 2014
 

On this day, programs will run concurrently in two separate venues until 4:00pm

Drinko Recital Hall, CSU
9:45am – 5:00pm Dance Competition preliminary round
 
Waetjen Auditorium, CSU
8:00am – 8:45am Canadian Carnatic Orchestra
Lavanya Krishnan of ON (Vocal)
Vaaraki Wijayaraj of ON (Vocal)
Ajanthie Mathanakaran of ON (flute)
Maiyuran Gireedharan of ON (violin)
Toronto S. Surenthar (mridangam)
9:00am – 9:45am Sahana Samraj (Vocal)
Keerthana Sankar of MI (violin)
Kallidaikurichi S. Sivakumar (mridangam)
10:00am – 12:30pm Seetha Kalyana Vaibhavam — Sampradaya Bhajan by
Udayaloor K. Kalyanarama Bhagavathar (Vocal)
Sethalapathy Balasubramania Bhagavathar (vocal)
Nagai R. Muralidharan (violin)
Nagai Sriram (violin)
Mannargudi A. Easwaran (mridangam)
Ramamurthy Rajasekharan (mridangam)

Chetan Hebbar of NJ (Abhinayam)
1:00pm – 2:30pm K. Gayatri (Vocal)
Nagai Sriram (violin)
Mannargudi A. Easwaran (mridangam)
Toronto Karthik Venkataraman (kanjira)
2:45pm – 4:15pm Dr B. Balasubrahmaniyan (Vocal)
Nagai R. Muralidharan (violin)
Kallidaikurichi S. Sivakumar (mridangam)
Cleveland R. Balasubramaniam (kanjira)
Sunday April 27, 2014     Waetjen Auditorium, CSU

Notes:

Season tickets are available at the venue. They cost $200, and grant admission to one person to all programs.

Advance Purchase of tickets can be made by mailing a check to the Aradhana Committee, along with a note mentioning which event(s) and the number of tickets to be purchased. Season passes may also be purchased in advance the same way. Our mailing address is:

Aradhana Committee
3447 Granton Ave
Cleveland OH 44111-2971

Season passes and tickets purchased in advance can be picked up at the front desk at the venue.