"nAda tanumanisha shankaram namAmi mE manasA shirasA"
2016 Membership Drive -- Now open!: While other US based organizations charge our
annual membership rates forjust
one concert; we still firmly believe that the quality and the value we
create will increase membership, thus offsetting the increased cost and
eventually passing the savings to our loyal members. Visit our
membership pagehttp://www.glacmichigan.com/member.htm for
options and on how to become a member including the online option
through our partnership withSulekha.com
Announcements: With one foot in our 30year heritage and our right foot forward into
the future; GLAC kicks off the 2016 season with a Fundraiser for the musicians
in Chennai affected by the worst floods in the last 150 years!
Throughout 2016, GLAC will be accepting donations to be given to Chennai
musicians. Donations will be accepted online via the Donate button on
the top right. All donations to GLAC are tax deductible!
Chennai is known as the Detroit of India & with classical music, GLAC
has made Detroit, the Chennai of USA.
Detroit - it's your chance to support your sister city!
GLAC events are FREE for members - fundraisers marked
* have a
Indo American Festival of Performing Arts -- SAROVAR 2016 Season Jan 30 at 7pm- Chennai
Flood Fundraiser Varner Hall,
Oakland University Jugalbandhi - Mark Stone (Mbira/Gyil), Sam Jeyasingham (Kanjira/Morsing/Mridangam),
Patrick Fitzgibbon (Tabla/Drums), Matt Dufresne (Saxophones) Carnatic - Madurai Sundar (Vocal), Jay Balan (Violin),
Jannagan Jeyakumar (Mridangam) Feb 28 at 1pm - Varner Hall, Oakland
University - An afternoon of Carnatic music
Kiranavali Vidyasankar (Vocal), Keerthana Sankar (Violin), Vinod
Seetharaman (Mridangam) March 12th Chinmaya Sisters - Uma & Radhika - SVBF Fundraiser
* Apr 9th Sarovar Curtain Raiser - 'Divine Strings' - A Chitravina
Chitravina N Ravikiran, VVS Murari, Trivandrum Balaji, Chandrasekara
Sharma Apr 10th
Swati Tirunal Festival feat Mahathi, Jay Balan, Patri Satish Kumar Apr 22nd
Ranjani Gayatri Fundraiser Concert by Mamatha Murthy * Apr 24th Natya Nivedanam by Lavanya Mavillapalli, Churchill High
School, Livonia -
Brochure Link Apr 30th Carnatic Mela feat. Carnatica Brothers, BV Raghavendra, Tiruvarur
Vaidyanathan, Guruprasad, N. Sundar SV Temple, Novi May 1st -- Community Volunteer Event:
Cleanup of Flint Temple - KSVT, Flint #Detroit4Flint May 14th 29th Annual Thyagaraja Aradhana Festival of Michigan May 14th V Shankaranarayanan, Nagai Sriram, Tanjore K
Murugaboopathi, Shree Sundarkumar - KSVT, Flint May 15th M S Subbulakshmi Centenary Concert Tour
Vidushi Gayathri Venkataraghavan, Mysore Srikanth, Gowrishankar - SVBF
May 27th Padma Sugavanam, Ravi Srinivasan, Vinod Seetharaman - SVBF Fundraiser
* June 4th Papansam Sivan Festival, SV Temple, Novi June 11th Annamayya Jayanti Festival, Bharatiya Temple, Troy July 23rd Dr. Hariharan Lec-Dem: Healing power of Carnatic Music | Spl Therapy
Concert - SVBF Fundraiser * Aug 9th -- Evenings in Paradise --
Carnatic Music Under the Stars
Valley Park) Sep 17th Navaratri Festival of Michigan - Bharatiya Temple, Troy Oct 28th -- Global Fridays at the Arab American National Museum
2015 was a
landmark year for GLAC: 30th year of the organization |
25th year of Navarathri festival |
10th year as a formal organization |
5th year of the SAROVAR Festival |
1st year of Sangeeth Samraat Idol show |
GLAC featured in NPR | Partnership with The Carr Center, Detroit CEN & Arab American National Museum
The Great Lakes Aradhana Committee or GLAC is
a premier non-profit organization committed to preserving, presenting and
promoting arts in the Great Lakes region.
Our mission is to promote classical arts in
our community for the cause of enrichment, participation and fellowship for art
aficionados in Michigan by bringing quality events on a regular basis with a
bias on membership satisfaction.
GLAC strives in perpetuating the unique
cultural heritage into the mainstream American diaspora with it's events well
attended by people of all ethnicities from the Great Lakes states of the USA and
Click here for an
overview of GLAC --
presented at the Detroit Cultural Exchange Network -- Detroit CEN.
GLAC was originally founded in 1985 and is the
oldest and largest Indo-American art organizations in Michigan. It was formally
incorporated in 2006 as an art resource in SE Michigan by a group of people who
truly appreciate, enjoy and want to promote one of the greatest cultural
traditions which has been passed down over the generations.