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  Subject:   Shaanthi: An Afternoon of Indian Classical Instrumental Music

  Sponsor:   ASHA-Stanford

  Speaker:   Sangeetha Choodamani Lalgudi Shri GJR Krishnan, Shri Srikanth Chary, Shri Shriram Brahmanandam

  Date:   Saturday, October 2, 1999

  Time:   3pm -

  Location:   Kresge Auditorium, Stanford [look for it in a campus map][new]

  Event URL:   http://www.stanford.edu/group/asha

  Sponsor URL:   http://www.stanford.edu/group/asha

  Costs:   IN ADVANCE: General: $10 / Students and Seniors: $8; AT THE DOOR: At the door: General: $12 / Students and Seniors: $10

  Contact:   Ram 650-497-7469 (panchram@stanford.edu); Arun 650-852-9989(aruns@stanford.edu)

On the occasion of  
                     Mahatma Gandhi's 130th Birthday
              An Afternoon of Indian Classical Instrumental Music 
          Sangeetha Choodamani Lalgudi Shri G.J.R. Krishnan - Violin
                           Shri Srikanth Chary - Veena
                      Shri Shriram Brahmanandam - Mridangam
  WHEN/WHERE :  - 3pm,  Saturday October 2, 1999
                - Kresge Auditorium, Stanford University Campus
  TICKETS :  - In advance: General: $10.00 / Students and Seniors: $8.00 
             - At the door: General: $12.00 / Students and Seniors: $10.00
           - To buy tickets online please visit 
               http://www.stanford.edu/group/asha and follow link to
                "Indian classical music Concert".
  All proceeds (after event expenses) will go towards sponsoring child
  education projects in rural India. For information on ASHA and for
  latest event updates, please visit www.stanford.edu/group/asha
        Ram:            650-497-7469    (panchram@stanford.edu)
        Arun:           650-852-9989    (aruns@stanford.edu)
        Prateek:        650-462-1940    (pdpatel@stanford.edu)
        Laxmi:          650-358-9766    (laxmivenkat@yahoo.com)
  DIRECTIONS to Kresge Auditorium, Stanford University
        From 101 N/S                            From 280 N/S
    - University Avenue exit towards    - Page Mill exit towards 
      Stanford University                         Stanford University
    - Continue on Univ. Av to Palm Dr.  - left on Junipero Serra
    - Left on Campus Dr. East           - (Sharp) right on Campus Dr East
    - Right on Alvarado Row             - Left on Alvarado Row
    - Left on Abbott Way                - Left on Abbott Way
        NOTE: Park in either the A or C parking lots (free on weekends).
                Please do not park in the residential lots.
  Lalgudi GJR Krishnan - Violin:
  Lalgudi Krishnan, one of the leading violinists of Indian classical
  music, has his training from his father and guru, the violin Maestro
  Padmashri Lalgudi Jayaraman. He had his debut in 1973 at the age of
  13, and has been giving public performances ever since. In addition to
  his violin duet and trio performances with Shri Lalgudi Jayaraman and
  his sister Lalgudi Vijayalakshmi, Lalgudi Krishnan has performed with
  North Indian instrumentalists in Jugalbandhi concerts (fusion with
  Hindustani musicians). He has also accompanied senior vocalists
  and instrumentalists like Shri Semmangudi Srinivasa Iyer, Shri D K
  Jayaraman, and Dr.N Ramani. He has given numerous concerts world-wide.
  He has participated in the Festivals of India held in the U.K. (1983),
  recipient of several awards and titles, the most recent and notable
  one being the prestigious title of 'Sangeetha Choodamani' awarded in
  August 1998.
  Srikanth Chary - Veena:
  Srikanth Chary started learning music from the Devakottai Sri Narayana
  Iyengar, and later from Smt. Kalyani Sarma.  Later he learned from the
  famed violinst Kum. A. Kanyakumari.  Since 1981, Srikanth has been
  receiving advanced music training from the violin Maestro Padmashri
  Lalgudi G. Jayaraman.  Srikanth has adapted Shri Lalgudi Jayaraman's
  captivating style to the Veena, delighting audiences with his
  scintillating music.  Srikanth has given several concerts in India,
  in the United States and in Australia.  He is frequently featured on
  radio and television in the San Francisco Bay Area. In 1996, Srikanth
  released a CD entitled 'Janani', which has earned rave reviews from
  music connoisseurs.  In 1989, Srikanth established a music school
  -- Nada Nidhi, the Treasure of Sound -- to preserve the rich heritage
  of Carnatic music in the San Francisco Bay Area.
  Shriram Brahmanandam - Mridangam:
  Shriram Brahmanandam hails from a family of great musicians. His mother
  Lalgudi Shrimathi Brahmanandam is a violinist of international acclaim.
  Shriram is a disciple of the great Guru, Shri Kumbakonam Rajappa Iyer.
  Since his debut at the age of twelve, Shriram has played in innumerable
  concerts, performing in most of the major venues throughout India.  He
  is a graded artist with All India Radio (AIR) and has performed
  regularly in national broadcasts in AIR and in Indian Television. He has 
  won awards for "Best Mridangist" during the music concert series held in 
  Indian Fine Arts and in Youth Association For Classical Music. He has also 
  teamed up with many senior musicians including his uncle, Shri Lalgudi G. 
  ASHA-Stanford is run by a group of student volunteers from
  Stanford University. The volunteers bear all the administrative
  expenses and all proceeds from funds raised by ASHA go directly
  to sponsor child education projects in India. For more information
  on ASHA-Stanford please visit http://www.stanford.edu/group/asha.

 Event history: Submitted by panchram on 25-Sep-1999;

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