Schedule of Events

The Cleveland Thyagaraja Festival is supported in part by the residents of Cuyahoga County through a public grant from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture.

This year's Festival is dedicated to the memory of Karukurichi P. Arunachalam Pillai, Prof. S. Ramanathan, Sangeetha Rathnakara Dr M. Balamuralikrishna, and Sangeetha Rathnakara Vellore G. Ramabhadran.

Ticketed programs are marked in the schedule. See our ticketing page to purchase your festival passes in advance.

For those who cannot attend in person, the Festival will also be webcast by our partner, iCarnatic. Please check their web site for details.

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

Tuesday April 11, 2017     Sree Venkateswara Temple, Richfield OH
5:30pm – 6:30pm Mangala Isai
Desur S.D. Selvarathinam (Nadaswaram)
S. Ramalingam (Nadaswaram)
Vyasarpadi G. Kothandaraman (Nadaswaram)
M. Karthikeyan (Nadaswaram)
Mannargudi R. Vasudevan (thavil)
Kovilur G. Kalyanasundaram (thavil)
Thirukkadaiyur G. Babu (thavil)
T.B. Radhakrishnan (thavil)
6:45pm – 7:45pm Sri Venkatesa Mahathmyam
S. Girijashankar (Vocal)
Sahana Shankar of MI (violin)
Ashwinn Balachandran of ON (mridangam)
Cleveland R. Balasubramaniam (kanjira)
8:00pm – 10:00pm Srinivasa Kalyanam
Sangeetha Rathnakara Madurai T.N. Seshagopalan (Kathakalakshepam)
Jay Shankar Balan of MI (violin)
Vinod Seetharaman of MI (mridangam)
Wednesday April 12, 2017     Waetjen Auditorium, CSU
12:00pm – 1:30pm Compositions of Ambujam Krishna
Madurai R. Sundar (Vocal)
B.V. Raghavendra Rao (violin)
Acharya Rathnakara Tiruvarur Vaidyanathan (mridangam)
H. Sivaramakrishnan (ghatam)
1:45pm – 3:30pm Lakshmi Rangarajan & Subhiksha Rangarajan (Vocal)
Sahana Vasudevan of CA (violin)
Trivandrum V. Balaji (mridangam)
Papanasam S. Sethuraman (kanjira)
3:45pm – 5:30pm Aspiring Maestros with a Living Legend
V.V. Subrahmanyam (Violin and Lead Artist)
V.V.S. Murari (viola)
Guhan Venkataraman of CA (veena)
Hrishikesh Chary of CA (veena)
Kamalakiran Vinjamuri of VA (violin)
Keerthana Sankar of MI (violin)
Sarvagh Shrianandh of IN (piano)
Athrey Nadhan of IL (mridangam)
Vignesh Venkataraman of CA (mridangam)

followed by

V.V. Subrahmanyam (Violin)
V.V.S. Murari (violin)
Acharya Rathnakara Tiruvarur Vaidyanathan (mridangam)
K.V. Gopalakrishnan (kanjira)
5:45pm – 7:45pm Karukurichi P. Arunachalam Pillai Memorial Concert
Sangeetha Rathnakara Trichur V. Ramachandran (Vocal)
Sangeetha Rathnakara Nagai R. Muralidharan (violin)
Sangeetha Rathnakara Mannargudi A. Easwaran (mridangam)
Balaji Chandran of MN (ghatam)
8:00pm – 11:30pm Nadam and Layam
Kasim Subhan (Nadaswaram)
Babu Subhan (Nadaswaram)
Desur S.D. Selvarathinam (Nadaswaram)
S. Ramalingam (Nadaswaram)
Vyasarpadi G. Kothandaraman (Nadaswaram)
M. Karthikeyan (Nadaswaram)
Mannargudu R. Vasudevan (thavil)
Kovilur G. Kalyanasundaram (thavil)
Thirukkadaiyur G. Babu (thavil)
T.B. Radhakrishnan (thavil)
Rajan Ganesan (thavil)
Vijay Kumar Mathavan (thavil)
Thursday April 13, 2017     Waetjen Auditorium, CSU
8:00am – 9:00am Guru Samarpanam, by
students of Rajarajeswari Bhat of TX
Akshay Anantapadmanabhan (mridangam)
Papanasam S. Sethuraman (kanjira)
9:15am – 10:45am Tamil Music and Temple Traditions (Saivite and Vaishnavite)
Dr Premeela Gurumurthy (Anchor & Moderator)
Prof. M. Vaidyalingam (Vocal)
M. Kodilingam (Vocal)
Jay Shankar Balan of MI (violin)
Ravindra Bharathy Sridharan of CA (mridangam)
N. Sundar (morsing)
11:00am – 12:00pm Sangeetha Kala Sagaram T.R. Subrahmanyam Memorial Concert
Delhi V. Muthukumar (Vocal)
Jay Shankar Balan of MI (violin)
Visrut Sudhakar of NC (mridangam)
Toronto Karthik Venkataraman (kanjira)
12:15pm – 1:00pm Matha Pitha Guru Deivam — A laya samarpanam by
Students of Ravindra Bharathy Sridharan
Nadhopasana Academy of Fine Arts, CA
1:30pm – 2:15pm The Grace and Æsthetics of the Pudukkottai School
Insights by Sangeetha Rathnakara Trichy Sankaran
2:30pm – 3:30pm Jewels of Rhythm — A Music and Percussion Ensemble
featuring the students of T.S. Nandakumar of NJ
Ravi Srinivasa of NJ (flute)
Manjula Ramachandran of NJ (veena)
Vijaya Turimella of NJ (veena)
Rangashree Ramji of NJ (violin)
and a percussion ensemble featuring mridangam, thavil, kanjira, ghatam, morsing, drums, and konnakkol
3:45pm – 4:45pm Acharya Rathnakara Tiruvarur Vaidyanathan presents
Thakadhimi Thakita — A grand celebration of Percussion & Rhythm in tune with Melody
featuring
B.V. Raghavendra Rao (violin)
N. Guruprasad (ghatam)
G. Abhilash (vocal)
N. Sundar (tabla)
Toronto S. Surenthar (morsing)
and North American students of Acharya Rathnakara Tiruvarur Vaidyanathan
Comfort Inn Ballroom
10:00pm – 11:00pm Manasa Suresh of CA (Vocal)
V.V.S. Murari (violin)
Kallidaikurichi S. Sivakumar (mridangam)
Balaji Chandran of MN (ghatam)
Friday April 14, 2017     Hilton Garden Inn and Music Building, CSU
9:00am – 5:00pm Music Competition (see competition schedule here)
Drinko Recital Hall, CSU
8:30am – 9:45am Suchithra Balasubramanian (Kathakalakshepam)
V.V.S. Murari (violin)
N.C. Bharadwaj (mridangam)
N. Sundar (morsing)
10:00am – 11:45am Akkarai Sisters S. Subhalakshmi & S. Sornalatha (Vocal)
L. Ramakrishnan (violin)
Thanjavur Murugaboopathi (mridangam)
B. Shree Sundarkumar (kanjira)
12:00pm – 1:30pm Sangeetha Rathnakara Dr M. Balamuralikrishna Memorial Concert Sangeetha Rathnakara Prof. T.N. Krishnan (Violin)
Sriram Krishnan (violin)
Tiruvarur Bhaktavatsalam (mridangam)
G. Chandrasekara Sharma (ghatam)
2:00pm – 2:30pm Laya Vinyasam by students of Ramesh Srinivasan of CA
Sarvalaghu Percussion Art Center, CA
2:30pm – 3:45pm Namasankeerthanam — Coordinated by Ramesh Srinivasan of CA
Waetjen Auditorium, CSU
4:00pm – 4:45pm Ceremonial Procession and Mallari

Traditional Kolattam
Comfort Inn Ballroom
10:00pm – 11:00pm Vidya Kanthan of NJ (Vocal)
Sushmitha Ravikumar of OH (violin)
Myan Sudharsanan of WA (mridangam)
Saturday April 15, 2017
 

On this day, programs will run concurrently in two separate venues from 11:00am–3:45pm

Waetjen Auditorium, CSU
7:00am Puja and Worship
7:15am Mangala Isai
Kasim Subhan & Babu Subhan (Nadaswaram)
Rajan Ganesan (thavil)
Vijay Kumar Mathavan (thavil)
8:00am – 8:30am Bhajans by Children
9:00am – 10:30am Pancharathna Krithis — Group singing of Thyagaraja's five greatest compositions
11:00am – 12:00pm The Carnatic Epic Choir
Concept and Presentation by Acharya Rathnakara Neyveli R. Santhanagopalan
12:30pm – 1:30pm Tribute to Sangeetha Rathnakara Dr N. Ramani
J.A. Jayanth (Flute)
V.V.S. Murari (violin)
Thanjavur Murugaboopathi (mridangam)
Sriram Natarajan of MN (kanjira)
1:45pm – 3:45pm Karukurichi Arunachalam Pillai Centenary Concert
Sangeetha Rathnakara Sudha Raghunathan (Vocal)
B.V. Raghavendra Rao (violin)
Sangeetha Rathnakara Mannargudi A. Easwaran (mridangam)
Toronto Karthik Venkataraman (kanjira)
Dr Ravi Balasubramanian of OR (ghatam)
4:00pm – 6:30pm Book Release
Jayadeva's Gita Govindam
Music by Sangeetha Kala Sagaram P.S. Narayanaswamy
Originally performed by Sangeetha Rathnakara B. Krishnamoorthy and Sangeetha Rathnakara R. Vedavalli

Sangeetha Rathnakara Ramnad V. Raghavan Memorial Concert
Sustaining Sampradaya — Tribute to S. Ramanathan and Vellore G. Ramabhadran
A concert by the torch-bearers of the Cleveland Festival
6:45pm – 7:15pm Felicitation Function
Aruna Sairam Sangeetha Rathnakara
Narthaki Nataraj Nrithya Rathnakara
Dr Sathish Kumar Seva Rathna
D. Sesha Chary & D. Raghava Chary Sangeetha Kala Sagaram
Thiruvarur Bhakthavathsalam Sangeetha Kala Sagaram
Jaikishore Mosalikanti Nrithya Kala Sagaram
Sujata Mohapatra Nrithya Kala Sagaram
Shyamala Venkateswaran Acharya Rathnakara
R.K. Padmanabha Acharya Rathnakara
Anu Suresh of CA Prof. T.R. Subrahmanyam Award
Dr Premeela Gurumurthy Kala Seva Mani
Sujatha Srinivasan of OH Nrithya Seva Mani
K. Gayatri Kala Rathna
Pavitra Bhat Kala Rathna
Bhuvana & Sridharan of OH Dr G. Venkatadri Award
Savithri Sastri of ON Dr G. Venkatadri Award
Drinko Recital Hall, CSU
11:00am – 12:00pm 2016 Concert Competition Winners
Apoorva Das of TX (Vocal)
Saketha Pantula of MD (violin)
Kala Seva Mani David Nelson (mridangam)
N. Sundar (morsing)
12:15pm – 1:15pm Anirudh Venkatesh of CA (Vocal)
Sangeetha Rathnakara Nagai R. Muralidharan (violin)
Sangeetha Rathnakara Mannargudi A. Easwaran (mridangam)
H. Sivaramakrishnan (ghatam)
1:30pm – 2:30pm 2016 Advanced Pallavi Competition Winner
Geeta Shankar of CA (Vocal)
Kala Rathna Nagai Sriram (violin)
K.V. Gopalakrishnan (mridangam)
Papanasam S. Sethuraman (kanjira)
2:45pm – 3:45pm Kruthi Bhat of TX (Vocal)
V.V.S. Murari (violin)
B. Sivaraman (mridangam)
B. Shree Sundarkumar (kanjira)
Comfort Inn Ballroom
10:00pm – 11:00pm D.B. Ashvin (Vocal)
L. Ramakrishnan (violin)
Trivandrum V. Balaji (mridangam)
K.V. Gopalakrishnan (kanjira)
Sunday April 16, 2017     Waetjen Auditorium, CSU
8:00am – 9:00am Carnatic Symphony Thyagaraja 250
Dedicated to Sangeetha Rathnakara Dr M. Balamuralikrishna
Presented by K.N. Shashikiran & P. Ganesh
Orchestra Conductor: Prof. Leo Coach, CSU
Carnatic Choir Conductor: Nirmala Rajasekar
Guest Artist: Prof. Mark Stone
Music Arragements: Shruthi Rajasekar of MN, Keyboard Sathyanarayanan
Instrument Tracks: S.J. Jananiy
Vocal Tracks: V. Deepika
Supported by Kiranavali Vidyasankar
9:15am – 10:15am Sivanum Sivakumariyum — a group presentation
featuring 140 North American students
Conducted by Papanasam Ashok Ramani
1:30pm – 2:30pm Music Competition Prize Distribution
2:45pm – 4:30pm Sangeetha Rathnakara Neyveli R. Santhanagopalan (Vocal)
Kamalakiran Vinjamuri of VA (violin)
Sangeetha Rathnakara Prof. Trichy Sankaran (mridangam)
K.V. Gopalakrishnan (kanjira)
4:45pm – 6:45pm Sangeetha Rathnakara M. Chandrasekaran & G. Bharathi (Violin)
Sangeetha Rathnakara Guruvayoor Dorai (mridangam)
Uzhavoor P.K. Babu (mridangam)
Comfort Inn Ballroom
10:00pm – 11:00pm Ranjani Ravindrabharathy of CA
Kamalakiran Vinjamuri of VA (violin)
Santhosh Ravindrabharathy of CA (mridangam)
Monday April 17, 2017     Waetjen Auditorium, CSU
8:00am – 9:00am V.V.S. Murari presents
Panchamukhi — Five Facets of Music
9:15am – 10:15am Athma Vicharam through Enchanting Lyrics — Compositions of Purandara Dasa
Acharya Rathnakara R.K. Padmanabha (Vocal)
R. Raghul (violin)
Madrimangalam S. Swaminathan (mridangam)
Ethirajan Ramanujam of MN (mridangam)
10:30am – 11:45pm Rithvik Raja (Vocal)
R. Raghul (violin)
Akshay Ananthapadmanabhan (mridangam)
N. Guruprasad (ghatam)
12:15pm – 1:30pm Sangeetha Kala Sagaram Suguna Purushothaman Memorial Concert
K. Gayatri (Vocal)
L. Ramakrishnan (violin)
B. Sivaraman (mridangam)
G. Chandrasekara Sharma (ghatam)
1:45pm – 3:45pm Doyens of Kathak & Odissi
Nrithya Rathnakara Birju Maharaj (Kathak)
Saswati Sen (Kathak)
Anirban Bhattacharya (Vocal)
Chandrachur Bhattacharya (sitar)
Utpal Ghoshal (tabla)

Nrithya Kala Sagaram Sujata Mohapatra (Odissi)
Soumya Bose (Odissi)
Kshiti Prakash Mohapatra (Vocal)
Ekalabya Muduli (pakhavaj)
Soumya Ranjan Joshi (flute)
4:00pm – 7:00pm Sustaining Sampradaya — Tribute to Karukurichi Arunachalam
A concert by the torch-bearers of the Cleveland Festival
7:15pm – 9:30pm Sangeetha Rathnakara N. Ravikiran (Chitraveena)
Kala Rathna Akkarai S. Subhalakshmi (violin)
Trivandrum V. Balaji (mridangam)
K.V. Gopalakrishnan (kanjira)
with
Smitha Madhav (Bharathanatyam)
Comfort Inn Ballroom
10:00pm – 11:00pm Ahi Ajayan of TX (Vocal)
Saketha Pantula of MD (violin)
Jay Appaji of TX (mridangam)
N. Sundar (morsing)
Tuesday April 18, 2017     Waetjen Auditorium, CSU
8:00am – 9:00am Gems of the Tanjore Quartet — an orchestral music-dance meet featuring talented performers and gurus from North America
Direction: Sangeetha Rathnakara N. Ravikiran
Choreography: Nrithya Rathnakara Leela Samson

Orchestra
Bhargavi Balasubramanian
S. Girijashankar
Vanitha Shankar of WI
Namratha Rajagopal of WA
Manasa Suresh of CA
and disciples of Acharya Rathnakara N. Narasimhan, Sangeetha Rathnakara N. Ravikiran, Vanitha Suresh, Ramesh Srinivasan, and Erode Nagarajan

Dancers
Radhika Srivastava of CT and disciples
Preetha Sayeekrishna of GA and disciples
Meenakshi Ganesan of WI and disciples
Gayatri Seshadri of GA
Sulakshana Jayaram of CO and disciples
Disciples of SaiSanthosh Radhakrishnan of NY
Soumya Iyer of PA
Pavithra Vijayaraghavan of WA

Presented by: Vanitha Suresh of WI & Sushmita Arunkumar of IL
9:15am – 10:15am Tirupati Srivani Yalla (Veena)
Dr Ram Sriram of GA (mridangam)
H. Sivaramakrishnan (ghatam)
10:30am – 12:30pm Papanasam Ashok Ramani (Vocal)
V.V.S. Murari (violin)
B. Sivaraman (mridangam)
Papanasam S. Sethuraman (kanjira)
1:00pm – 2:30pm Bharat Sundar (Vocal)
Kala Rathna Nagai Sriram (violin)
Sangeetha Kala Sagaram Tiruvarur Bhakthavathsalam (mridangam)
G. Chandrasekara Sharma (ghatam)
2:45pm – 4:45pm Kunnakudi M. Balamuralikrishna (Vocal)
H.N. Bhaskar (violin)
Thanjavur Murugaboopathi (mridangam)
B. Shree Sundarkumar (kanjira)
5:00pm – 7:15pm Carnatica Brothers K.N. Shashikiran & P. Ganesh (Vocal)
Sangeetha Rathnakara Nagai R. Muralidharan (violin)
Acharya Rathnakara Tiruvarur Vaidyanathan (mridangam)
N. Guruprasad (ghatam)
7:30pm – 9:30pm Prana Nayaka Concept and Narration by Nrithya Seva Mani Sujatha Vijayaraghavan
Choreography by Acharya Rathnakara Bragha Bessell

Sangeetha Rathnakara Aruna Sairam (Vocal)
Geetha Raja (vocal)
Tiruvarur S. Girish (vocal)
R. Thiagarajan (flute)
B.V. Raghavendra Rao (violin)
Toronto B. Gowrishanker (mridangam)
Papanasam S. Sethuraman (kanjira)

Dancers
Nrithya Rathnakara Rhadha
Acharya Rathnakara Bragha Bessell
Deepa Mahadevan of CA
Swetha Ravishankar of WA
Janane Sethunarayanan
Shruthipriya Ravi
Comfort Inn Ballroom
10:00pm – 11:00pm Vikram Raghavan (Vocal)
Sushmitha Ravikumar of OH (violin)
Ravishankar (mridangam)
Wednesday April 19, 2017     Waetjen Auditorium, CSU
8:00am – 9:00am Students of Jay Shankar Balan
Ravishankar (mridangam)
Cleveland R. Balasubramaniam (kanjira)
9:15am – 10:45am Sangeetha Kala Sagaram Charumathi Ramachandran (Vocal)
Ravi Srinivasan (violin)
Kallidaikurichi S. Sivakumar (mridangam)
H. Sivaramakrishnan (ghatam)

Subashree Ramachandran (Vocal)
R. Raghul (violin)
Kallidaikurichi S. Sivakumar (mridangam)
H. Sivaramakrishnan (ghatam)
11:00am – 12:30pm Acharya Rathnakara Shyamala Venkateswaran (Vocal)
Rajeshwary Shankar (vocal support)
Sruti Sarathy of CA (violin)
Ethirajan Ramanujam of MN (mridangam)
1:00pm – 2:30pm Kala Rathna Amritha Murali (Vocal)
R.K. Shriramkumar (violin)
K. Arun Prakash (mridangam)
G. Chandrasekara Sharma (ghatam)
2:45pm – 4:15pm Tiruvarur S. Girish (Vocal)
Sangeetha Rathnakara Nagai R. Muralidharan (violin)
Sangeetha Kala Sagaram Tiruvarur Bhakthavathsalam (mridangam)
B. Shree Sundarkumar (kanjira)
4:30pm – 6:45pm Vipralambha SringaraJayadeva's Gita Govindam
Music by Sangeetha Kala Sagaram P.S. Narayanaswamy
featuring
Aarathi & Archana
Aishwarya Shankar
Anjana Thirumalai
Bhargavi Balasubramanian
Brindha Manickavasagan
Padma Sugavanam
Ranjani Sivakumar Siddareddy
Rithu Rajendran
Srinithi Murali
Sutikshna Veeravalli of IL
Vibha Srinidhi
Vidhya Bharathi Balasubramaniam
Vidya Kalyanaraman
R. Thiagarajan (flute)
Sahana Vasudevan of CA (violin)
Kallidaikurichi S. Sivakumar (mridangam)
Akshay Venkatesan of CA (mridangam)
Cleveland R. Balasubramaniam (kanjira)

Dancers
Nrithya Rathnakara Rhadha
Acharya Rathnakara Bragha Bessell
Nrithya Kala Sagaram Sujata Mohapatra
Divyasena Sommanna
Nrithya Seva Mani Ramya Ramnarayanan of NJ
7:00pm – 9:30pm O.S. Thiagarajan (Vocal)
Mysore V. Srikanth (violin)
Sangeetha Kala Sagaram Tiruvarur Bhakthavathsalam (mridangam)
K.V. Gopalakrishnan (kanjira)
Comfort Inn Ballroom
10:00pm – 11:00pm Sampradaya Namasankeerthanam, by
Sukrutha Brahmam Bhajana Mandali, Mumbai
Thursday April 20, 2017     Waetjen Auditorium, CSU
8:00am – 9:00am Lalit Subramaniam of OH (Vocal)
Sahana Vasudevan of CA (violin)
Uzhavoor P.K. Babu (mridangam)
9:15am – 10:15am Akshay Padmanabhan (Vocal)
Sruti Sarathy of CA (violin)
Ethirajan Ramanujam of MN (mridangam)
H. Sivaramakrishnan (ghatam)
10:30am – 12:30pm Karnataka Composers and their Contributions
Rudrapatnam Brothers R.N. Thyagarajan & R.N. Tharanathan (Vocal)
Rudrapatnam S. Ramakanth (Vocal)
V.V.S. Murari (violin)
Toronto B. Gowrishanker (mridangam)
Toronto Karthik Venkataraman (kanjira)
1:00pm – 2:30pm Vishnudev Namboothiri (Vocal)
L. Ramakrishnan (violin)
Trivandrum V. Balaji (mridangam)
Cleveland R. Balasubramaniam (kanjira)
2:45pm – 4:15pm Thyagaraja Ramayanam — A Narrative and Concert
Dr S. Sowmya (Vocal)
Ashwath Narayanan (vocal)
Brindha Manickavasagan (vocal)
G. Chandrasekara Sharma (vocal)
Vidya Kalyanaraman (vocal)
Kala Rathna Nagai Sriram (violin)
B. Sivaraman (mridangam)
4:30pm – 6:45pm Lalgudi G.J.R. Krishnan & Lalgudi Vijayalakshmi (Violin)
Sangeetha Rathnakara Trichy S. Sankaran (mridangam)
K.V. Gopalakrishnan (kanjira)
7:00pm – 9:30pm Srimad Bhagavatham — Nava Vidha Bhakthi
Lyrics by Dandibhotla Venkata Narayana Murthy
Music by R.K. Shriramkumar
Choreography by Nrithya Kala Sagaram Jaikishore Mosalikanti

Orchestra
Nrithya Kala Sagaram Jaikishore Mosalikanti (Nattuvangam)
Rithvik Raja (Vocal)
Aarathi & Archana (Vocal)
Vignesh Ishwar (Vocal)
Hari Babu (mridangam)
B. Muthukumar (flute)
R. Raghul (violin)

Dancers
Nrithya Kala Sagaram Jaikishore Mosalikanti
Padmavani Mosalikanti
Nrithya Rathnakara Rhadha
Divyasena Sommanna
Adithi Arunkumar of IL
Apoorva Rajesh of CO
Ashrita Keshav
Chitra Ramaswamy of NJ
Gayathri Rajaji
Janane Sethunarayanan
Jwala Rejimon of IN
Jyothsna
P.K. Kailasnathan
Kalaisan Kalaichelvan of ON
Kalyani Pillai of VA
Krithika Shurajit
Krupaa Lakshmi
Leya Oommen of ON
Madhusudhanan
Manasvini Ramachandran
Kala Rathna Pavitra Bhat
Shobi Ruban of ON
Shruthipriya Ravi
Shoba Korambil
Subashri Sasidaran
Sushmita Arunkumar of IL
Sutikshna Veeravalli of IL
Thiruchelwam
Upanisha
Yalini Rajakulasingam of ON
Comfort Inn Ballroom
10:00pm – 11:00pm Sriranjani Darbha of TX (Vocal)
Sushmitha Ravikumar of OH (violin)
Arjayn Piratheeparatnam of ON (mridangam)
Friday April 21, 2017     Waetjen Auditorium, CSU
8:00am – 9:00am Compositions of St Thyagaraja — Alternate versions of popular compositions, and some rare compositions
Presented by students of Acharya Rathnakara Suguna Varadachari
S. Adithyanarayanan
Ahi Ajayan of TX
Aishwarya Shankar
Brindha Manickavasakan
Hiranmayee Srinidhi
Padmavathi Saranathan of TX
Srinithi Murali
Srinidhi Narayanan of TX
Sriranjani Darbha of TX
Sushmitha Ravikumar of OH
Vidya Kalyanaraman
Sandhya Anand of NJ (violin)
Kallidaikurichi S. Sivakumar (mridangam)
H. Sivaramakrishnan (ghatam)
9:15am – 10:15am Nemani Somayajulu (Jalatharangam)
Sushmitha Ravikumar of OH (violin)
Yalla Madhubabu (mridangam)
10:30am – 12:30pm Bhushany Kalyanaraman (Vocal)
Sahana Vasudevan of CA (violin)
Toronto B. Gowrishanker (mridangam)
Papanasam S. Sethuraman (kanjira)
1:00pm – 2:30pm Thiruvarur Namachivayam Pillai Memorial Concert
V.K. Manimaran (Vocal)
Kala Rathna Nagai Sriram (violin)
Trivandrum V. Balaji (mridangam)
Toronto Karthik Venkataraman (kanjira)
2:45pm – 4:30pm T.R. Mahalingam Memorial Concert
R. Thiagarajan (Flute)
Shreyas Bharadwaj of CA (flute)
R. Raghul (violin)
Madrimangalam S. Swaminathan (mridangam)
Papanasam S. Sethuraman (kanjira)
4:45pm – 6:45pm Sangeetha Rathnakara Nagai R. Muralidharan & Kala Rathna Nagai Sriram (Violin)
Sangeetha Rathnakara Mannargudi A. Easwaran (mridangam)
Kallidaikurichi S. Sivakumar (mridangam)
7:00pm – 9:30pm Hyderabad Brothers D. Sesha Chary & D. Raghava Chary (Vocal)
V.V.S. Murari (violin)
Ethirajan Ramanujam of MN (mridangam)
Toronto Karthik Venkataraman (kanjira)
Comfort Inn Ballroom
10:00pm – 11:00pm Sampradaya Bhajans, by
Shenkottai Hariharasubramanian Bhagavatar
Saturday April 22, 2017
 

On this day, programs will run concurrently in three separate venues

Waetjen Auditorium, CSU
8:00am – 9:00am Made in USA by
Students of Ganesh Rajagopalan
eSwara School of Music
9:15am – 10:15am Students of Bhushany Kalyanaraman
Sandeep Bharadwaj of IL (violin)
Ethirajan Ramanujam of MN (mridangam)
Jaidev Anirudh Sharma of OH (tabla)
10:30am – 12:30pm Dr Nirmala Sundararajan & Dr Subhashini Parthasarathy (Vocal)
R. Raghul (violin)
Vinod Seetharaman of MI (mridangam)
Cleveland R. Balasubramaniam (kanjira)
12:45pm – 1:45pm Thyagaraja Vibhakthi Krithis of Muthuswamy Dikshitar
A.S. Murali (Vocal)
B. Lakshmi Shree (vocal)
G. Abhilash (vocal)
Akshay Padmanabhan (vocal)
Arvindh Sridhar of IL (vocal)
Aswath Subbaraman of CA (vocal)
Adithya Sathyanarayanan of TN (vocal)
Anirudh Shankar of NJ (vocal)
Keerthana Sankar of MI (violin)
Sangeetha Rathnakara Guruvayoor Dorai (mridangam)
Uzhavoor P.K. Babu (mridangam)
2:00pm – 3:30pm Vignesh Ishwar (Vocal)
Kala Rathna Nagai Sriram (violin)
Vinod Seetharaman of MI (mridangam)
Toronto Karthik Venkataraman (kanjira)
3:45pm – 5:45pm The Glory of Khyal
Gayathri Venkataraghavan and
Arati Ankalikar-Tikekar — Jugal Sangeeth
Jay Shankar Balan of MI (violin)
Sanatana Gosvami (harmonium)
Toronto B. Gowrishanker (mridangam)
Aditya Kalyanpur (tabla)
6:00pm – 7:30pm Acharya Rathnakara Suguna Varadachari (Vocal)
Aishwarya Shankar (vocal support)
Kala Rathna Nagai Sriram (violin)
Madrimangalam S. Swaminathan (mridangam)
H. Sivaramakrishnan (ghatam)
7:45pm – 9:45pm Srimad Bhagavatham — Rukmini Vivaham
Lyrics by Dr S. Raghuraman
Music by Dr Vanathy Raghuraman
Choreography by Divyasena Sommanna

Orchestra
Divyasena Sommanna (Nattuvangam)
Akshay Padmanabhan (Vocal)
Bhargavi Balasubramanian (Vocal)
Hamsa Nagarajan (Vocal)
Hari Babu (mridangam)
B. Muthukumar (flute)
R. Raghul (violin)

Dancers
Nrithya Rathnakara Rhadha
Adithi Arunkumar of IL
Apoorva Rajesh of CO
Chitra Ramaswamy of NJ
Janane Sethunarayanan
Jwala Rejimon of IN
Kalyani Pillai of VA
Krithika Shurajit
Madhusudhanan
Ratipriya Suresh of OH
Shanthini of ON
Shobi Ruban of ON
Shruti Parthasarathy of WI
Smrithi Krishnamurthy
Subashri Sasidaran
Sushmita Arunkumar of IL
Thiruchelwam
Upanisha
 
Classroom G17, CSU
9:00am – 2:00pm Dance Competition Intermediate (ages 15–19) preliminary round
 
Drinko Recital Hall, CSU
9:00am – 10:45am Dance Competition SubJunior (ages 9–11) preliminary round
11:00am – 12:00pm Maargam
Kala Rathna Pavitra Bhat (Bharathanatyam)
Sowmya Kumaran of IL (Nattuvangam)
Akshay Padmanabhan (Vocal)
Ramshankar Babu (mridangam)
R. Raghul (violin)
12:30pm – 4:00pm Dance Competition Junior (ages 12–14) preliminary round
  Akandam Series
Short Music and Dance Performances by Individuals and Groups
5:00pm – 5:30pm Krupaa Lakshmi & Kavya Muralidharan (Bharathanatyam)
5:45pm – 6:15pm Sasanka S.N. of MD (Vocal)
Sahith Shankar of MI (violin)
Lalit Subramaniam of OH (mridangam)
6:20pm – 6:50pm The Importance of Music — a themed program by
Saikrishnan Srivatsan of TX
Sahith Shankar of MI (violin)
Lalit Subramaniam of OH (mridangam)
7:00pm – 7:30pm A Vocal Presentation by Saiharini Ramakrishnan and students
Vasanthalaya School of Music, TX
Sahith Shankar of MI (violin)
Lalit Subramaniam of OH (mridangam)
7:40pm – 8:10pm Sampradaya Namasankeerthanam — Namavalis and Abhangs
New York Namasankeerthanam Group
Tiruvarur A. Radhakrishnan of NY (harmonium)
Lalit Subramaniam of OH (mridangam)
8:20pm – 8:50pm Kuchipudi by students of Kalyani Veturi
Sree Mayuri Dance Academy, OH
8:50pm – 9:20pm Kuchipudi by students of Sudha Totapally
Nartanam Academy of Dance, OH
Sunday April 23, 2017     Waetjen Auditorium, CSU
8:00am – 9:00am Dr Gokul Chandramouli of MD (Vocal)
Mithuran Manogaran of ON (violin)
Mauran Manogaran of ON (mridangam)
9:15am – 10:45am Kolkata Vijayaraghavan (Vocal)
Kala Rathna Nagai Sriram (violin)
Vijay Ganesh of VA (mridangam)
Cleveland R. Balasubramaniam (kanjira)
11:00am – 12:30pm Dance Competition Finals
1:00pm – 2:00pm 2016 Dance Competition SubJunior Winner
2:15pm – 6:00pm Dance Competition Finals