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Cleveland Thyagaraja Festival

Sunday, Apr 21, 2019 at 8:00am

Music Building of Cleveland State University
2001 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44115

The Cleveland Thyagaraja Festival is the largest Indian classical music festival outside of India. It was first celebrated in 1978 and has now grown to be a 12-day festival with more than 8,000 attendees with 2,000 appearing for the opening weekend. The year 2019 is the Festival's 42nd year.

Schedule of Events:

Waetjen Auditorium, CSU:

8:00am – 9:00am: Carnatic Harmony
Presented by Chitravina P. Ganesh
Orchestra Conductor: Prof. Leo Coach, CSU

9:15am – 10:15am: Mylai to Kanchi — Songs of Papanasam Sivan and Syama Sastri
featuring 150 North American students
Conceptualized and Conducted by Papanasam Ashok Ramani

10:30am – 1:00pm: Sangeetha Rathnakara Aruna Sairam (Vocal)
Singing with the Star — Aamani Mynampati of CA
B.V. Raghavendra Rao (violin)
N.C. Bharadwaj (mridangam)
N. Guruprasad (ghatam)

1:30pm – 2:30pm: Music Competition Prize Distribution

2:45pm – 3:15pm: The Mani Paddhathi
Coordinated and trained by Karaikudi R. Mani
Akshay Venkatesan of CA
Arjun Ramachandran of PA
Myan Sudharsanan of WA
Srihari Raman of PA
J.P. Suriya Nambisan

3:30pm – 4:15pm: Samarpanam to Maha Periyava
T.H. Vinayakaram (Ghatam)
V. Selvaganesh (percussion)
V. Umashankar (ghatam)
Swaminathan Selvaganesh (kanjira and konnakkol)
N. Rajaraman (gethu)
A. Ganesan (morsing)

4:30pm – 6:30pm: Veena-Venu Sangamam
Rajhesh Vaidhya (Veena)
B. Vijayagopal (Flute)
Thanjavur K. Praveen Kumar (mridangam)
Toronto Karthik Venkataraman (kanjira)
Dr Ravi Balasubramanian of OR
Toronto S. Surenthar (morsing)

7:00pm – 9:30pm: V.V. Subrahmanyam & V.V.S. Murari (Violin)
Neyveli R. Narayanan (mridangam)
K.V. Gopalakrishnan (kanjira)

Comfort Inn Ballroom:

10:00pm – 11:00pm: Janani Iyer of IL
V.V.S. Murari (violin)
A.S. Ranganathan (mridangam)

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