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Indo-American Festival of Performing Arts

Sarovar 2015
For Global Peace & Harmony

May - June 2015



Program Details :

GLAC is partnering with Lawrence Tech University, Oakland University and Washtenaw Community College every year to present the 'Indo-American Festival of Performing Arts - Sarovar 2015'. This is a one of a kind music festival held at several venues in SE Michigan including Oakland University & Washtenaw campus for the sake of global peace and harmony!

The festival will be held in May & June during the weekends featuring several concerts by top notch musicians, lecture demonstrations, fusion music, dance-drama and music concerts. Over 1000 people are estimated to participate in this fine arts extravaganza which includes food, entertainment and networking.

We encourage you to become a member and support your organization!

Construction Update:
The closure of University Drive over I-75 will be starting soon & not ending until mid-November. Other road projects on one direction of obvious detours of Featherstone & Squirrel Roads will complicate it further. If you want to print out map of all suggested alternate detours, you'll need a color printer.




Mar 21st - Aditya Prakash, Jay Balan, Vinod Seetharaman & Karthik Venkatraman (SVBF Fundraiser Event)




Saturday, April 18th at 4:00pm
Vocal: Vidwan Sanjay Subrahmanyan

Violin: S. Varadarajan
Mridangam: Neyveli B. Venkatesh

Lawrence Technological University - Science Auditorium - S100
21000 W 10 Mile Rd, Southfield, Michigan 48075

$30 for non members / free for members

Online ticketing:
Tickets can be purchased online by clicking the 'donate' button and paying $30/person. GLAC welcomes our rasikas all the way from Toronto and Indiana who have reserved their tickets online already!





Article from the Examiner

May 1st Shantala Subramaniam, Avaneeswaram Vinu, Palghat Mahesh -- (AANM Fundraiser Event)

Global Fridays feat "Divine Sounds of the Bamboo"
Friday, May 1 - Workshop @ 5:30pm, Concert @ 7:30pm

Shantala Subramanyam with Avaneeswaram Vinu and Palghat Mahesh
Arab American National Museum Annex
13624 Michigan Ave, Dearborn, Michigan 48126

Note for GLAC members: All GLAC life members and children will have free tickets on a first come first serve basis with email confirmations only. Public tickets will be sold by AANM at the door.
RSVP via email to hold your free ticket today!

GLAC is partnering with the Arab Museum in bringing you 'Global Fridays' in Dearborn. This is the next step in the annals of GLAC in bringing Indian music to the mainstream diaspora. GLAC will be advertised and aired on NPR Detroit several times a day from mid April.



May 2nd, 2015

Annamacharya Aradhana Utsavam
607th Birth Anniversary of Annamacharya

Venue: Main Prayer Hall, Bharathiya Temple
6850 N. Adams Road, Troy, MI
Prasadam will be served after the event

Sri Tallapaka Annamacharya (05-09-1408 to 02-23- 1503) is an ardent devotee of Lord Venkateswara (Balaji) of Tirupati. He has composed 32,000 krithis in the Carnatic music tradition. He has offered these Krithis as flowers to Lord Venkateswara. Annamayya is a great vaggeyakara, and known as pada kavitha pitamaha. He has composed keerthans in various genres like lullabies, marriage , devotional, social and philosophy.

On this event we are encouraging only Sri Annamayya Keerthanalu on Lord Venkateswara. Kids are welcome and we encourage them.

There is no entry fee either to list or to participate.

Saturday May 16th, 2014
30th Annual Michigan Thyagaraja Aradhana
The Paschimakasi Sri Viswanatha Temple Auditorium

Paschima Kasi Sri Viswanatha Temple, Flint, MI

8.30AM      Pooja and Bhajans
9.00AM      Group singing of the ‘Pancharathna Krithis’
10.30AM     Individual Singing
12.30PM     Mangala Arathi
12.35         Free Lunch
1.30           Harikatha by Sangeetha Kalanidhi Sri TNS
1.30           Individual Singing (contd)


Click here to register for individual/group singing..


Saturday May 16th, 2014 @ 1:30PM

Harikatha 'Katha Kalakshepa' on Thyagaraja Charitram -- a discourse by Sangeetha Kalanidhi Madurai Shri T. N. Seshagopalan

Madurai Thirumalai Nambi Seshagopalan learnt music under his mother, and later under tutelage of Ramanathapuram C. S. Sankarasivan. He holds a degree in science from Madras University and a degree in music from Madurai University where he serves as professor of music. He is a also a composer and a master of the veena and harmonium and an exponent of harikatha.





May 29th Friday $20 for non members
Venue : Varner Hall, Oakland University
2200 N Squirrel Rd, Rochester, MI 48309 (248) 370-2100

7:00 PM Vocal Concert - K Bharath Sundar and party (araajakamtour2015)

Bharat Sundar - Vocal
VVS Murari - Violin
Trivandrum Balaji - Mridangam
KV Gopalakrishnan - Kanjira

Online ticketing:
Tickets can be purchased online by clicking the 'donate' button and paying $20/person. GLAC welcomes our rasikas all the way from Indianapolis who have reserved their tickets!


May 30th Saturday:

Indo American Festival of Perfoming Arts
An afternoon of performances show casing North American talent from all over the USA
Venue : Varner Hall, Oakland University
2200 N Squirrel Rd, Rochester, MI 48309 (248) 370-2100

1:00 PM - 1:45 PM       Group performance (Students of Intl Academy of Indian Music - names in the bottom) Varner Hall
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM       Carnatic Symphony - A fusion of Western classical orchestra and Carnatic music
                                Concept by K.N. Shashikiran, presented by students of carnatic music in Metro Detroit" - Varner Hall
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM       V3 - A North American Instrumental Medley (Veena Venu Violin)
                                 Keerthana Sankar, Kamal Kiran, Shruthi Subramaniam, Shashank Subramaniam
                                 Arthi Nathan, Athrey Nathan, Kiran Vangipuram Varner Hall
4:15 PM - 5:15 PM       Lecture Demonstration - Grammar and Aesthetics of Ragam-Tanam-Pallavi
                                 Madurai R. Sundar Mezzanine Classroom
5:15 PM - 6:15 PM       Break Mezzanine
6:15 PM - 6:30 PM       Sponsor's address and introduction Varner Hall
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM       Vibrations ensemble - $20 for non members
                                 Tiruvarur Vaidyanathan, Raghavendra Rao, Mark Stone, Ravishankar, Guruprasad, Surenthar Varner Hall

6:30PM: Vibrations ensemble presented by
Laya Rathnakara Tiruvarur Vaidyanathan
Ravi Shankar Keyboard And Vocal
Five String Electric Violin Ragavendra Rao
Ghatam GuruPrasad & Morsing Surenthar

All events webcast by our partner iCarnatic.org
Concert webcast won't be available in the metro-Detroit area

May 31st Sunday: $10 for non members ALL DAY

Indo American Festival of Perfoming Arts
An afternoon of performances show casing North American talent from all over the USA
Venue : Varner Hall, Oakland University
2200 N Squirrel Rd, Rochester, MI 48309 (248) 370-2100


1:00 PM - 2:00 PM       Anubhava - A Unique Dance by North American Youth Varner Hall
                                 Concept and Choreography:
                                 Joshua George, Nivedha Ramalingam & Shriya Srinivasan
                                 Bhavya Kumaran of IL
                                 Joshua George of IL
                                 Mathangi Sridharan of OH
                                 Nivedha Ramalingam of ON
                                 Shriya Srinivasan of OH
                                 Sutikshna Veeravalli of IL
                                 Mathura Sridharan of OH (Nattuvangam)
                                 Keerthana Sankar of MI (Vocal)
                                 Athrey Nadhan of IL (Mridangam)
                                 Arthi Nadhan of IL (Veena)
                                 Kamalakrian Vinjamuri of VA (Violin)
                                 Shashank Subramaniam of MI (Flute)        
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM       Percussion Jugalbandi with Vinod Seetharaman, Mark Stone, Sam Jeyasingham & Patrick Fitzgibbon Varner Hall
3:45 PM - 4:45 PM       Panel discussion with North American youth talent co-ordinated by Prof Mark Stone Mezzanine Classroom
4:45 PM - 5:30 PM       Break Mezzanine
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM       Violin & Mridangam duo Violin: Sri Nagai Muralidharan & Sriram & Mridangam: Sri Manargudi Easwaran & Vijay Ganesh
                                 Varner Hall


All events webcast by our partner iCarnatic.org
Concert webcast won't be available in the metro-Detroit area

June 6, 2015
Papanasam Sivan festival by Sivan Fine Arts Academy
SV Temple Michigan
26233 Taft Rd Novi, Michigan 48374

Siva Punya Gana Mani Brahmashri Papanasam Sivan’s birth anniversary is celebrated every year in September. He has composed over 2000 songs in both carnatic music and film songs. His compositions include varnams, kritis, operas and all types of compositions typically rendered in all concerts. To propagate the works and compositions of Papanasam Sivan, the Sivan Fine Arts Academy conducts annual music and dance competitions to showcase the talents of students of Vocal, Instrumental and Dance.

The application form can be downloaded from http://www.shivanisai.org/index.php
communication to ashokramani10@yahoo.com and by clicking the message "Papanasam Sivan fest by Sivan fine arts academy"




Siva Punya Gana Mani Brahmashri Papanasam Sivan's birth anniversary is celebrated every year in countries like Singapore, Malysia, Australia, Germany, London, France, Norway, Denmark, Canada, Sanjose, LA, for the past 6 years. This year it will be celebrated at Houston, Detroit, Dallas, Chicago and many parts of USA. We will be conducting competitions on songs of Papanasam Sivan on vocal, violin, veena, mridangam and bharathanatyam

8:00 Vocal competition - Junior
9:00 Vocal competition - Sub-senior
10:00 Vocal competition - Group singing
11:15 Vocal competition - Senior
12:15 Vocal competition - Special
1:00 Violin/Keyboard competitions
2:00 Dance competitions
4:00 Vocal Concerts by senior artists from India/Michigan
7:00 Prize Distribution

Filled in applications to be sent by email to ashokramani10@yahoo.com.

Voluntary donations for this festival is much appreciated.

Students of Intl Academy of Indian Music
Shanthi Balakrishnan
Bhavya Yanamandra
Risha Narayanan
Suhitha Kotala
Saanvi Srinivasan
Srivasudha Ramanujam
Vasudha Gayathri Marur
Aaditi Nambiar
Ananya Mulpur
Kaveri Nambiar
Neha Narayan
Priyadharshini Mohanraji
Sakthi Mohanraji
Ananya Yanamandra
Kayal Muthuraman
Sahana Prabhu
Smriti Bala
Ramya Ramakrishnan
Anuraag Bharadwaj
Krithika Balakrishnan
Rupa Ramanathan
Svetha Subbiah
Shivani Kondagunta


Thanks you for your support!

To quote the famous musician from Michigan - "Music makes the people come together"!  Our volunteers and supporters are the real heroes of Sarovar!  This festival will not be possible without your support.  Join us in making another music season in Michigan a grand one!


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