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 the past season with a Fundraiser for the
musicians in Chennai affected by floods!
Chennai is known as the Detroit of India & with classical music, GLAC
has made Detroit, the Chennai of USA.
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
Indo American Festival of Performing Arts -- SAROVAR 2017 Lineup!
Mar-Apr (Select Sundays): GLAC Pancharatnam Classes with Madurai Sundar
Apr 1st: 'Bhakti: A Musical Journey with
Chitra Srikrishna, Jayshankar Balan, Vinod Seetharaman,
Varner Hall, Oakland University
Apr 13th: Fusion Program by the Paramacharya Maha-Laya Team UofM,
Postponed to Fall: 'Duet with the Maestros': Flute and Sitar Jugalbandhi
Shashank Subramanyam, Kushal Das, Parupalli Phalgun, Ramdas Palsule, LTU Southfield
Apr 28th: 'Nightingale in Detroit'
Dr. Nithyasree Mahadevan (Vocal), Parur M.A. Krishnaswamy (Violin)
Shertalai Ananthakrishnan (Mridangam), Alathur Rajaganesh (Kanjira) - LTU Southfield
May 5th: Vishnudev Namboothiri (Vocal), L Ramakrishnan (Violin),
Trivandrum Balaji (Mridangam), Bharatiya Temple (7pm)
May 6th: 609th Annamacharya Jayanthi Celebration, Bharatiya Temple
May 7th: Paramacharya - The Sage of Kanchi A Grand Musical
Discourse on the Maha Periyava
“Maha-Laya: A Rhythmical Rhapsody” TH Subash Chandran (Ghatam),
Ganesh Kumar (Kanjira), S Hari Krishnan (Keyboard),
K Sivaraman (Violin), Rajaraman (Thavil) (Asthana Vidwans of Kanchi Kamakoti Peetham), Bharatiya Temple,
May 13th: #Detroit4Flint - 2nd annual Flint
May 14th: Journey to Success in Music - Workshop w/ Vid
Sudha Raghunathan, Balaji Temple 10am - $50/kid
May 14th: Mothers Day Special -- Sankeerthana Bhakti Mela
Kacheri, Interactive session w/ Vid Sudha Raghunathan, Shenkottai Hari Bhagavathar,
Carnatica Brothers Shashikiran & Ganesh, Prof Mark Stone & Krupa
Lakshmi (Bharatanatyam), SV Temple 5:30pm - Free for GLAC, $20 Public
May 20th: 30th Annual Michigan Thyagaraja Aradhana
Festival, KSVT, Flint
May 20th: 30th Anniversary Special Concert - Anahita & Apoorva
Ravindran (Vocal), Toronto Abhay Kumar (Violin), 11am
May 20th: 'The Prince of Indian Music'
Aswathy Tirunal Rama Varma (Vocal), Avaneeswaram Vinu (Violin)
Trichy Harikumar (Mridangam), Ghatam Karthik (Ghatam) - KSVT, Flint
May 26th: Kunnakudi Balamuralikrishna (Vocal), HN Bhaskar
Tanjore Murugaboopathi (Mridangam), Shree Sundarkumar (Kanjira) SVBF
Jun 10th: 6th Annual Papanasam Sivan Festival, SV Temple, Novi
Aug TBD: Evenings in Paradise, Concert @ the Park, Paradise Park, Detroit Sep 16th: 27th Annual Navaratri Festival of
Michigan, Bharatiya Temple
Sep 17th: Abhishek Raghuram (Vocal), HN Bhaskar
(Violin), Patri Satishkumar (Mridangam), Lawrence Tech U Oct 28th: Sandeep Narayan (Vocal), HN Bhaskar (Violin), Neyveli
Narayan (Mridangam), N Guruprasad (Ghatam) SVBF Temple
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.