tanumanisha shankaram namAmi mE manasA shirasA"
250 yrs of St.
& 30 yrs of MI Thyagaraja Aradhana T-shirt
How early membership helps members: GLAC is a member based organization and our rates are one of the lowest
with one of the best programming in the country! Other organizations charge
our yearly rate just for one family concert!
Over the last decade, our membership rates has stayed around same even
though our operating costs have gone up by almost 50% --augmenting the
difference with state grants, corporate sponsorship, advertisements and
collaborations. Also, our programming depends on your membership - the
earlier you become a member, the better the quality and quantity of
Are you a rasika? Show your support by becoming a member EVEN if you
think you can't attend all concerts. Support GLAC to support Music in
Thanks in advance for your continued support. Looking forward to seeing you
as a member this year.
Team GLAC | Visit our
GLAC - giving back to the artists, community and beyond, supporting the cites of
Detroit, Chennai &
Flint! With one foot in our 30year heritage and our right foot forward into
the future; GLAC kicked off our past seasons with Fundraiser
GLAC volunteers took a day off and helped cleanup Flint.
GLAC helped collecting samples for the Susan B Komen
Tissue Bank in Detroit. #GLAC4KTB
Chennai is known as the Detroit of India & with classical music, GLAC
has made Detroit, the Chennai of USA.
Indo American Festival of Performing Arts -- SAROVAR 2018 Feb-Apr (Select Sundays): GLAC Pancharatnam Classes with Vid. Madurai Sundar
Mar 31st: Nrithya Kadamba: Bharatnatyam Ensemble by Smt
Rajeswari Sainath, Vyshnavie Yagnesh
(GLAC Supported / Free Admission) Apr 8th: Apoorva Krishna, Vinod Seetharaman 5pm @ Hanuman Temple Apr 14th: 'When They
Bow...' Ganesh-Kumaresh, Trichy Sankaran, Trichy
Krishnaswamy 4pm @ Bharatiya Temple Apr 15th: IFPA 'Sarovar' Weekend 3pm @ Oakland University
3pm - IAIM Students performance
जगृथि - The Awakening featuring 3 American artists (Matt Dufresne, Chinelo Amen-Ra, Mark Stone) +
4 Carnatic artists (K.N. Sashikiran, Ganesh, VVS Murari & Tanjore
Murugabhoopathy) Apr 21st: #Detroit4Flint - 3rd Annual Flint
Cleanup Program Apr 28th: 31st Michigan Thyagaraja Aradhana Festival,
Tapovanam, Flint 8:30am Apr 28th: Veena Prodigy Chi. Ramana Balachandran, Sumesh
Narayanan 1:30pm @Tapovanam, Flint
Apr 28th: Dr. K Krishna Kumar|Binni Krishna Kumar, BV Raghavendra
Rao, SV Ramani 7pm @Hanuman Temple
Apr 29th: World Dance Day - Beats, Rhythms of Joy 4pm@ Oakland
University (GLAC Supported / $10
May 4th: Ramakrishnan Murthy, Charumathi Raghuraman, Manoj Siva
7pm @ Balaji Temple May 12th: 'Duet with
the Maestros' Shashank Subramanyam, Purbayan Chatterjee, Parupalli Phalgun, Anubrata
Chatterjee 5pm @ LTU (Online
May 19th: SHRI RANGA by Pavitra Bhat - Fundraiser for Hanuman
Temple @ Canton Village Theater
(Fundraiser) May 20th: Rithvik Raja, Kamalakiran Vinamuri, Praveen Sparsh, Anirudh Athreya
@ Balaji Temple
(White Label / $25 admission) Jun 2nd: 7th Annual Papanasam Sivan Festival, SV Temple, Novi Jun 3rd: 1st Annual Annamacharya Festival, Bharatiya Temple, Troy Aug TBA: Evenings in Paradise, Concert @ the Park, Paradise Park,
Detroit Sep 15th: 'The Myriad Hues of Ragas' - Trichur
Brothers Live, L Ramakrishnan, Trichur Mohan, LTU Southfield
Sep 22nd: 'Shakti: The Divine Mother' - Dr Sowyma in
Michigan, Embar Kannan, P Subramaniam, LTU Southfield Sep 29th: 28th Annual Navaratri Festival of
Michigan feat 'Krishnan Kalaya Sakhi Sundaram', Bharatiya Temple
Navaratri Kolu Contest (Open to GLAC rasikas around the world)
GLAC and partner AANM are proud to be have it's event
featured in Visit Detroit Magazine (available in newstands and at the
Detroit Metro Airport). Another fine example of how GLAC provides a
golden platform for our musicians by taking Indian Music into the
mainstream. The 'Visit Detroit' Magazine, not only has local & national
reach, but also reaches several thousands of international travelers
visiting the Detroit Metro Airport everyday!
Milestones for GLAC: 2017: 30th Michigan Thyagaraja Aradhana | 2015: 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 helps the community in having arts
programs that meet the needs of an aging population, providing opportunities in
the arts for people with disabilities, having programs for migrant workers and
immigrants and programs on arts in healing/healthcare programs.
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 a non-profit 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.