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Musical Performances In 2016


12/29/2016

Vasanta Vani: Spring Symphony
The Hindu Temple of New Hampshire was filled with the fragrance of music last weekend, which marked the official arrival of the spring season. The Temple along with its cultural school Bharati Vidyashram hosted a wonderful Carnatic vocal music concert by Vidwan Sri Delhi P. Sunder Rajan, accompanied on the violin by Smt. Smitha Krishnan, and on the mridangam by Sri Mahalingam Santhanakrishnan.
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Yesteryear Melodies Regale Bollywood Music Lovers In Boston
by Shuchita Rao
The Collins Center for Performing Arts, Andover was packed with expectant Bollywood music lovers on the evening of April 22. For the first time ever, a leading playback singer Kumar Sanu sang with a local celebrity Anuradha Palakurthi. At the "Everlasting Melodies", there was something for everyone to see, to listen and to experience.
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KHMC Turns Vicenarian!
by Shiva Ramakrishnan
KHMC felicitates Durga Krishnan and Suresh Mathur. Those in pursuit of music would readily agree that it takes nearly a decade for one to gain mastery over the genre they are training for. There is a lot of toil and hard work that must go in before one emerges as a complete musician, which continues for years thereafter to retain, preserve, polish and embellish what has been acquired. Suffice to say that the practice and discipline demanded by music (and any other performing art) goes above and beyond the much familiar academic rigor.
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Double Header Concerts By Renowned Artists From India At The Chinmaya Mission, Boston
The double header event held at the Chinmaya Maruti Auditorium featured world renowned Carnatic music artists Ranjani and Gayatri on April 29th and Sangeetha Kalanidhi Sanjay Subrahmanyan on April 30th. Both concerts were sold out days ahead of the program. Music fans from California, Indiana, Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Maine and New Hampshire attended the concerts along with the Boston faithful.
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Afternoon Ragas By Dr. Lakshmi Sreeram Delight KHMC Music Lovers
by Shuchita Rao
KHMC special concert on April 30 featured a Hindustani vocal recital by visiting artist from Chennai, Dr. Lakshmi Sreeram who is a seasoned performer with over two decades of performing experience.
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Maitra Jeevanche - Relationship Of Journey
by Sunayana Kachroo
On the crisp, beautiful evening of May 14th, just before the twilight two musical legends who have been traveling in different eras on their path, came together or rather came within the cosmic vicinity of each other like two stars gliding around a black hole to create what is termed as the birth of new universes.
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A Heart-Melting Performance By Vidushi Suguna Varadachari
by Arvind Thiagarajan
Looking back, I will remember this concert for what came next: the best rendition of Sama I have ever heard live, starting with classical pidis, and oozing with the essence of the raga.
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Smt Padma Sugavanam: A Concert To Remember
by Sunanda Narayanan
"Truth is one but learned men describe it differently” - This lofty theme was the framework of Smt Padma Sugavanam’s Carnatic music recital under the auspices of the Sri Lakshmi Temple on May 1st.
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KHMC Concert Series Features Swati Panda, Shuchita Rao And KVS Vinay
by Vandana Rao and Sivakumar Santhanakrishnan
KHMC hosted its melodious May concert at the home of Sudhakar and Usha Rao. It featured the students of Swati Panda, Shuchita Rao and KVS Vinay.
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Informative Dhrupad Workshop By Gundecha Brothers
by Shuchita Rao
On the morning of June 4th, two rooms full of young children and adults eagerly awaited the arrival of the Dhrupad singing brother duo at Learnquest Academy in Waltham, MA. 25 children in the age group of 5 and 13 had learned and practised Dhrupad compositions over several months to sing in front of the Dhrupad masters Padmashri Umakant and Ramakant Gundecha. For a change, the Gundecha brothers visited Boston not to perform, but to listen to children singing Dhrupad and to conduct an educational workshop for children and adults.
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A Jugalbandhi For Ekal Vidyalaya Organized By Abhyaas School Of Music
by Jayashree Rajamani
On a warm and breezy afternoon of June 18th, the audience was swathed in divine music coming from the very soul of the musicians that came together to benefit Ekal Vidyalaya. The musical ensemble comprised of Boston based musicians with special musical guests from New Delhi, India! Husband and wife duo Raghuraman Govindarajan (Carnatic flute) and Sudha Raghuraman (vocal) were featured artistes joining artistic excellence with Aparna Balaji (vocal), K.V.S. Vinay (Carnatic violin), Mahalingam Santhanakrishnan (mridangam) and Amit Kavthekar (Tabla) to create a fabulous blend of Carnatic and Hindustani music.
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