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250 yrs of St. Thyagaraja
& 30 yrs of MI Thyagaraja Aradhana T-shirt
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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 concerts!
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 Michigan!
Thanks in advance for your continued support. Looking forward to seeing you as a member this year.
Musically yours,
Team GLAC | Visit our membership page.


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 #Detroit4Chennai  GLAC volunteers took a day off and helped cleanup Flint. #Detroit4Flint  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.

2019 membership (opening soon...)

Indo American Festival of Performing Arts -- SAROVAR 2018
Feb-Apr (Select Sundays): FREE 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
4pm - 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 admission)
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
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
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, CANCELLED
Sep 29th: 28th Annual Navaratri Festival of Michigan feat 'Krishnan Kalaya Sakhi Sundaram', Bharatiya Temple
Oct 7th: Sriranjani Santhanagopalan, Ananthakrishnan, Saigiridhar, LTU Southfield
Nov 11th: MAXIMUM MEDIA MEGA SHOW - Hariharan Live in Detroit
Nov 12-14: Paltas and Practice - Workshop with Padmashri Hariharan (Only other city to offer it in the USA)

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!

Past Seasons

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


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Our Mission & Vision

Vanakkam, Vandanam, Namaste and Welcome to GLAC! 

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 Canada.

Click here for an overview of GLAC -- presented at the Detroit Cultural Exchange Network -- Detroit CEN.

Our History

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.

Today, GLAC is a Registered Tax-Exempt 501(3) Non-Profit Organization in the State of Michigan.  GLAC is supported by the Michigan Council for Cultural Affairs, the Detroit Recreational Department, Arab American National Museum and The Carr Center of Detroit.

Contact Us

GLAC, Canton, MI 48188 Ph: (734) 495-3569
email: admin@glacmichigan.com



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