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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 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.
GLAC helped collecting samples for the Susan B Komen Tissue Bank in Detroit.  #GLAC4KTB

2017 membership NOW OPEN!

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 Mystics'
Chitra Srikrishna, Jayshankar Balan, Vinod Seetharaman, Varner Hall, Oakland University
Apr 13th: Fusion Program by the Paramacharya Maha-Laya Team UofM, Rackham Auditorium
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 (6pm)
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, Troy (4pm)
May 13th: #Detroit4Flint - 2nd annual Flint Cleanup Program
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
A Writeup

May 26th: Kunnakudi Balamuralikrishna (Vocal), HN Bhaskar (Violin),
Tanjore Murugaboopathi (Mridangam), Shree Sundarkumar (Kanjira) SVBF Temple
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!

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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