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1 in proud collaboration with NY State Arts Grant Council presents CARNATIC CLASSICAL VOCAL CONCERT (One of a kind experience - come and learn about the concert format and pieces) Tickets :$2 –Adults, Free- Children, Seniors and Students (Tax deductible Donations welcome) Saturday, May 31 st 2014, 6:00 P.M at Steamer 10 Theatre, Albany, NY See overleaf for Bio-Data of artists and Directions. Lakshmi Ravichandran Sudharsana Srinivasan MRIDANGAM Ganesh Sankaranarayanan Pallavi of the Capital District VIOLIN Arun Ramamurthy Janaki Srinivasan Kirthivasan Nagarajan Srividya Swaminathan

2 About the Artists : Janaki Srinivasan hails from a musical family and is a student of late Malayappa Shastrigal and late Vedaranyam Krishnamurthy Iyer in Kumbakkonam. She continued her advanced training in Mumbai under Dr.P.N.Krishnamurthy as she started teaching at the BARC School of Music. She has been teaching classical vocal music for over 30 years now. Her students have benefited from her teaching style that focuses on the traditional foundations while developing a sense of individual style. She has performed numerous concerts since 1965, in India and the US and is an accomplished All India Radio artist in Mumbai (Bombay). Her rich voice, versatile raga alapanai style and strong kalpana swaram rendition dominate her performances. She has brought a rich musical heritage of classical music compositions and bhajans to introduce south Indian classical music to a multi-lingual and multi-cultural audience. She has a few CD releases to her credit. Arun Ramamurthy is violinist skilled in Indian classical music, and in bringing this tradition into various contemporary musical contexts. He began his Carnatic training under the distinguished Anantha Krishnan, then went on to learn with the celebrated violinist brothers, Dr. Mysore Manjunath and Sri Mysore Nagaraj. He is considered one of the most in demand Carnatic violinists in the US, accompanying manyofthe major artists touring from India. Arun has accompanied artists such as Dr. M. Balamuralikrishna, Madurai T.N. Seshagopalan, T.V. Gopalakrishna, Flute Shashank, Sikkhil Gurucharan, Kunnakudi Balamuralikrishna, Carnatica Brothers and many more.Arun joined his guru Dr. Mysore Manjunath on two violin duet concert tours of the US in 2005 & 2007, and performs with him regularly. He has released hisdebut CD Geethanjanli, with world renowned percussionists Thiravarur Baktavatsalam and Giridhar Udupa.Arun's music has brought him to venues such as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Kennedy Center, Smithsonian Institute in Washington DC, Maris Music Festival (Chennai), and others. Arunbrings his tradition to musicians from various genres. He can be heard performingwith artists like jazz pianist Marc Cary,percussionist Sameer Gupta, jazz drummer Dan Weiss, and many more.Arun curates CARNATIC SUNDAYS, a Carnatic music series at Cornelia Street Café (NYC) dedicated to presenting tradional classical music, as well as innovative projects influenced by it.Arun has conducted workshops in Carnatic music for Carnegie Hall's Global Encounters and teaches violin in the NY/NJ area. Ganesh Sankaranarayanan started learning mridangam at the age of ten from the renowned guru Sangita Kala Acharya Sri Kumbakonam Rajappa Iyer in Chennai, India. He has given many performances in Chennai and Chidamabaram before moving to US in Since then, he has accompanied several artists in US. He is currently undergoing advanced training under M. Lakshman a senior disciple of Palghat Sri T.R. Rajamani. Ganesh has also learned carnatic vocal music from his mother Smt. Saraswathy Sankaranarayanan. With his knowledge in vocal music, he seeks to provide a sensitive and sahityam-based accompaniment. Ganesh is a research scientist at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.


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