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Cleveland Thyagaraja Festival

Thursday, Apr 25, 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: Dance Ensemble presented by
students of Akhila Iyer of NJ

9:15am – 11:15am: Veena-Venu-Violin
Nirmala Rajasekar of MN (Veena)
Sikkil Mala Chandrasekhar (Flute)
B.V. Raghavendra Rao (Violin)
Thanjavur Murugaboopathi (mridangam)
Sriram N. Iyer of MN (kanjira)
Balaji Chandran of MN (ghatam)

11:30am – 12:30pm: Anjali — Salutation to Krishnaveni Lakshmanan
Presented by Tara Priyadarshini Bikkasani of FL, Rudram Dance Company

1:00pm – 2:30pm: D.K. Pattammal Centenary Celebration
Gowri Ramnarayan (Director and Narrator)

Orchestra:

Aditya Prakash (Vocal)
Sushma Somasekaran (Vocal)
Shreya Devnath (violin)
Thanjavur K. Praveen Kumar (mridangam)

2:45pm – 4:30pm: V.K. Manimaran (Vocal)
Kamalakiran Vinjamuri of VA (violin)
Poongulam Subramaniam (mridangam)
Toronto Karthik Venkataraman (kanjira)

4:45pm – 6:45pm: K.V. Narayanaswamy Memorial Concert
Papanasam Ashok Ramani (Vocal)
Sangeetha Rathnakara Nagai R. Muralidharan
Trivandrum V. Balaji (mridangam)
K.V. Gopalakrishnan (kanjira)

7:00pm – 9:30pm: P. Unnikrishnan (Vocal)
B.U. Ganesh Prasad (violin)
Sangeetha Kala Sagaram Tiruvarur Bhakthavathsalam (mridangam)
Vaikom R. Gopalakrishnan (ghatam)

Comfort Inn Ballroom:

10:00pm – 11:00pm: Mayuri Srivaths of TX (Vocal)
Madhu Vadlamani of NC (violin)
Siva Mahadevan (mridangam)

For Ticket Click Here.

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