An evening of Carnatic (South Indian Classical) music with
Bhuvana Kannan (Veena)– with accompaniment by:
Aparna Kannan (Veena)
Dr. Laxmisha M Sridhar (Mrudangam)
Subhang Srinivasan (Ghatam)
Bhuvana Kannan had initial training in veena from Smt. Subadhra Ramadurai and advanced training from the late Tiruvarur Smt. Alamelu Ammal & late Tiruvarur S. Balasubramanium (an A grade artist from Trichy, Tamil Nadu, India). She is well known for her melodious music, great command over the divine instrument through different slides, gamakas, varying strokes and unique fingering techniques and adherence to tradition.
Bhuvana Kannan was selected as a Veena Artiste by the Tamil Nadu Iyal Isai Nataka Mandram, and performed at many prestigious sabhas (fine arts events) in India. She has performed many concerts for Doordharshan TV, India for music & Bharathanatyam dance programs. She formed the Pancha veena group & the Tristate vainika group. She also organizes Veena Festivals in Tristate area.
Aparna Kannan has been learning veena from her mother Mrs. Bhuvana Kannan since childhood. She is a well known veena artist in the NY/NJ area. She has performed many solo concerts, accompanied her mother and performed many duet concerts. She is also part of Pancha Veena Group, and has won competitions in NJ and Cleveland. She is also a vocalist and was initially trained by Pooja Satish, Aparna Satish and advanced vocal lessons from Smt. Sulochana Sampath.
Dr. Laxmisha M. Sridhar:
Dr. Laxmisha M. Sridhar is a scientist by profession, who has multidimensional artistic interests. He was initiated to music at a very young age in the form of Yakshagana by his musician parents. Dr. Sridhar was relatively late to enter the world of Carnatic music in his twenties as a student and performer. He was trained in mrudangam by Bangalore Praveen (disciple of Palghat Mani Iyer) for several years while pursuing his Ph.D. degree at the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore. Over the past several years, Dr. Sridhar has performed for several concerts, Jugalbandhis (duets) and Bharatanatyam dance programs. He has accompanied local artists and several visiting artists such as Dr. Balamurali Krishna, Maharajapuram Ramachandran, Pattabhiram Pandit and Vidyabhushana and Nagavalli Nagaraj from Bangalore.
Subhang is a well known Ghatam artist in the NY/NJ area and has been learning south Indian percussion since 2001, from Sankara Academy of music and arts, founded by ghatam maestro Sri. Subash Chandran. He had his ghatam arangetram in August 2009, where he accompanied eminent violin vidwan Sri. Vittal Ramamurthy. Since then Subhang has performed in numerous concerts accompanying seasoned artists such as Sri. Maharajapuram Srinivasan, Sri. Delhi Sunderrajan and Sri. TS Krishnamurthi and several tri-state artists in vocal and instrumental concerts in the U.S. He has also performed as ghatam accompanist in various sabhas during 2010 and 2011 December music seasons in Chennai, India.
Admission is FREE