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GLAC is the only organization in the USA boasting about 30 concerts every year under it's banner.  No other sabha/organization in North America can boast such a wonderful lineup!

Recurring Festivals and themes (4 concerts, 3 festivals, 3 collaborations)

bulletIndo-American Festival of Performing Arts - Sarovar
bulletMichigan Tyagaraja Aradhana held in Flint, MI
bulletNavaratri Festival + Golu Contest
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Papanasan Sivan Day

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Chembai Festival

bulletSangeeth Samraat and other Idol competitions (if planned)
bulletSeveral concerts from local and visiting musicians
bulletYouth concerts in local venues
bulletSupport other festivals like 'Concert of Colors' in Downtown Detroit

The annual Navarathri festival during the month of October at the Bharatiya Hindu Temple in Troy, Michigan.
The 10 hour function includes the rendition of Navavarna Krithis, the performance of our community kids, and a
main concert in the evening and also helps in raising donation to the temple’s building expansion project.

GLAC -- A retrospective!

Great Lakes Aradhana Committee (GLAC) is a premier non-profit organization committed to preserving, presenting and promoting arts in the Great Lakes region.

As a member, patron & supporter of GLAC, here are a few things you probably didn’t know about GLAC. One of the oldest and largest organizations of its kind (30yrs in 2015, 2600 in mailing list) Only organization in NA to bring over 30 events under its label (includes 10 white labels) Only organization in NA to partner with top Universities, Museums, City and State govts Run by team of passionate people bringing you the best North America has to offer One of the few North American based organizations which is purely volunteer run

List of all Past GLAC Seasons

2023 Season        2022 Season        2021 Season         2020 Season        2019 Season    2018 Season    2017 Season    2016 Season   

2015 Season        2014 Season        2013 Season        2012 Season        2011 Season

2023 Season (Return to Normal)

1. Apr 01: Hyderabad Seshachari, Jayshankar Balan, Vinod Seetharaman (SV Temple) 5:00 pm
2. Apr 5-16: Cleveland Thyagaraja Festival (MI awardees - SR Shantaprakash, Vinod Seetharaman & Ganga/Rajkumar)
3. Apr 15: Pancharatnam Practice session led by Sri Madurai Sundar (Balaji Temple) (TBA)
4. Apr 16: MD Ramanathan - Tribute #MDR100 Balaji Ramanathan, Mudhra & Radha Bhaskar, Jay Balan, Vinod Seetharaman (SV Temple)
1. Apr 22: Flute / Shehnai Jugalbandhi - Flute Jayant, Ashwani Shankar, Ramdas Palsule, Sai Giridhar (Lawrence Tech) 4:00 pm
2. Apr 29: Chithirai Isai Vaibhavam, A Music Fe(a)st | Performances | Carnatica Bros | Ilayaraaja Tribute (SV Temple) 10:00 am
3. May 6: Vasudha Ravi, Jayshankar Balan, Vinod Seetharaman (SVBF Temple) 4:00 pm
4. May 13: #Detroit4Flint Community Service - Annual Flint Cleanup (Kasi Temple, Flint)
5. May 8-14: Dushyant Sridhar Upanyasam in Detroit (Balaji Temple) RSVP 6:30 pm
6. May 14: Ilayaraaja Tribute - Ranjani Gayatri Raaja by Raga (Seaholm HS) 4:00 pm FREE FOR MEMBERS
7. May 20: Michigan Thyagaraja Aradhana (Kasi Temple, Flint) Registrations Open 8:00 am
8. May 20: Ganesh Kumaresh #50 in Michigan (Kasi Temple, Flint) 4:00 pm
9. June TBD: Papanasan Festival of Michigan (SV Temple) 10:00 am (Community Event)
10. Sep 9: Ethirasan - The King of Sanyasis, A Drama presented by Nataka Kala Sarovar Dr Venkatesan (Balaji Temple) 2pm
11. Sep 14: GK50 | Shakti 50th Anniversary World Tour, Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor 7:30PM
12. Sep 16: Kiranavali Vidyashankar, Jayshankar Balan, Vinod Seetharaman (Balaji Temple) FREE 4pm
13. Sep 30: QFR Classic Tour in Detroit (Towsley Auditorium, WCC) 5pm VIP Meet&Greet / 6pm Show ONLINE TICKETS SeatMap
14. Oct 7: 34th Annual Navaratri Festival of Michigan (Bharatiya Temple) 12:30pm FREE REGISTRATIONS OPEN
15. Oct 7: THE DIVINE BANSURI - A DANCE THEATRICAL (Bharatiya Temple) FREE 6:30pm
16. Oct 14: SHAKTI/NAVARATRI: Vignesh Ishwar, Kamalakiran Vinjamuri, Sumesh Narayanan, Anirudh Athreya (SV Temple) FREE 4pm
17. Oct 15-22: Navaratri Golu / GLAC Golu Galatta - An Online Golu Contest FREE
18. Oct 27: Guitar Prasanna in Detroit, Novi Civic Center 6PM (Community Event)
19. Nov 3: 'Anubhava' by AIM4Seva Ford Community & Performing Arts Center 6PM (Community Event)
20. Nov 5: 'Beat Gurus' - A Percussion Tribal Folk Music Concert (Clawson HS) 6PM (Community Event)
21. Dec 5: Chembai Sangeetholsavam in Detroit - Parashakti Temple (Community Event)
 

2022 Season (COVID)

1. Apr 10: Lec-Dem Madurai Sundar, Jay Balan, Sai Sundar, Govind Narayanan, SV Temple, Novi
2. Apr 23, May 7, May 17: Pancharatnam Practice sessions, Shivalayam, SB Hanuman Temple
3. May 14: Community Service - Annual Flint Cleanup, Kasi Temple, Flint CANCELLED
4. May 21: Michigan Thyagaraja Aradhana, Kasi Temple, Flint CANCELLED
5. May 21: Chicago Youth Talent - Hari Ravi, Karthik Iyer, Vishvak Kumaran, Kasi Temple, Flint CANCELLED
6. June 23-29: Sri Dushyant Sridhar Pravachanam (English), Balaji Temple of Great Lakes (Free for GLAC Members) CANCELLED
7. Jul 17: Yuva Kala: Govind Narayanan, Thejas Rengaswamy, Sai Sundar 6pm at SBHT Temple
8. Jul 31: Yuva Kala: Rupa Ramanathan, Sahith Shankar, Venkatesh Venkatraman 5pm at SBHT Temple
9. Aug 6: Yuva Kala at the Kala Utsav for Council General of India Chicago, Napierville, IL
10. Aug 26: Omkara Karini - SR Santaprakash, Sahana Shankar, Rajashekar Athmakuri, Parashakti Temple
11. Sep 16: Yuva Kala: Rithwika & Sathwika Uttaradi, Parashakti Temple
12. Sep 24: Bharatanatyam Dance Duet: Yogesh Kumar, Sneha Narayan, SV Temple
13. Oct 8: 32nd Annual Navaratri Festrival of Michigan, Bharatiya Temple
14. Oct 9: Sandeep Narayan, VVS Murari, Sangeetha Kalanidhi Trichy Sankaran, VVS Murari, Lansing
15. Oct 30: Trichur Brothers in Detroit, SV Temple, Novi

2021 Season (COVID)

Mar 31: Narada Bhakti Series with Dr Jambunathan
Jul 11: Karuna for Corona - COVID Fundraiser with 20+ artists
Oct 16: Shiva Shakti - Online concert with Shantala Subramanyam and Dhanya Dinesh
TBD Unveiling Multiple facets of Thodi - LecDem with Madurai Sundar POSTPONED
 

2020 Season (COVID)

Apr 5-14: Nimmadhi-1: 10 concert Online Music Series on Paalam TV
Apr 19-28: Nimmadhi-2: 10 concert Online Music Series on Paalam TV
May 23: Virtual Annamacharya Music Festival
May 16: The 5 Dikshitars of South India - Lec/Dem by Dr Jambunathan (Link)
May 30: Konakkol - The World's Oldest Rhythms - Lec/Dem by Konnakkol Somashekar Jois, 11am EST
June 13: Rama Bhakti Samraajyam - Upanyasam by Sri Embar R Kasturi, 11:30am EST
June 20: Sangam - A Fusion of Carnatic/Western Music (COVID-19 Fundraiser in Detroit/Chennai), 11:00am EST
July 11: The King of Mridangam - Palghat Mani Iyer PMI 108, chat with Palghat Ramprassad, 11:00am EST
July/Aug - Paarambaryam | Summer Music Festival feat. 55+ top musicians Details
Oct - 3G:GLAC Global Golu Virtual Competition
Oct 25: 30th Annual Navaratri Festival of Michigan
Dec 18-23: Madrasana December Season Link

2019 Season

1. Feb-Apr (Select Sundays): FREE Pancharatnam Classes with Vid. Madurai Sundar
2. Apr 14: #SR100 Sangeetha Kalacharya S Rajam Centennial, LTU at 4pm
3. Dr. Vijayalakshmy Subramaniam, Jayshankar Balan, Vinod Seetharaman
4. Apr 27: #DKP100 Gana Saraswathi DK Pattamal Centenary Tribute -- 'Eppadi Paadinaro', Hanuman Temple - 5pm
5. Concept, Script, Narration Dr. Gowri Ramnarayan, Sushma Somasekharan – Vocal & Aditya Prakash – Vocal
6. Shreya Devnath – Violin & K Praveen Kumar – Mridangam
7. May 04: 32nd Michigan Thyagaraja Aradhana Festival, Tapovanam, Flint
8. 9.00AM ‘Pancharathna Krithis’ by GLAC Patrons
9. 10:00AM Thyagaraja's Dolotsavam by Nurani Shivaram & Party
10. 10.30AM Epic Choir Performance by Neyveli Santhanagopalan
11. Flute Prodigy JA Jayanth, VVS Murari, NC Bharadwaj - 1:30pm
12. May 11: IFPA 'Sarovar' Weekend 3pm @ Oakland University
13. An Evening with Guitar Prasanna
14. 3:00pm - Students Guitar Performance by Vijay Neelakantan
15. 3:30pm - 'Aura of the Ragamalika' by Jay Shankar Balan
17. 5:00pm - Guitar Fusion Prasanna, Mark Stone, Chinelo Amen-Ra, Matt Dufresne, Sam Jeyasingham
18. 5:30pm - Carnatic Ilayaraaja Prasanna, Vinod Seetharaman, Sam Jeyasingham, Mark Stone
19. May 18: #Somu100 Madurai Somu Centennial 'Enna Kavi Paadinalum!' - Hanuman Temple - 5pm
20. VK Manimaran, BV Raghavendra Rao, Poongulam Swaminathan
21. May 24: Swathi Sangeetholsavam in Detroit - Hanuman Temple - 7pm
22. Cherthala Ranganatha Sharma, BU Ganeshprasad, Tanjavur Murugaboopathi.
23. Jun 08: 9th Annual Papanasam Sivan Festival, SV Temple, Novi
26. Aug 18: Sri Devi Mahatme - A Yakshagana Ensemble, Bharatiya Temple
27. Sep 14: 'Shakti: The Divine Mother' - Dr Sowyma in Michigan, Embar Kannan, P Subramaniam
28. Sep 21: 29th Annual Navaratri Festival of Michigan, Bharatiya Temple
29. Oct 27: Kalyanapuram S Aravind, B Raghul, Vijay Ganesh, Chadrasekara Sharma - TNS Protégé Maiden US Tour
 

2015 Season

2015 was a landmark year for GLAC in so many ways:
30th year of the organization 25th year of Navarathri festival 5th year of SAROVAR and 10th year as a formal organization!
Also, in 2015, we are beginning our partnership with Dearborn and the Arab American National Museum. This unique partnership will be part of an effort to build bridges that span racial, cultural and ethnic divisions amongst the communities. With these goals in mind, we are planning a concert with the Museum's Public Programming to embraces all cultural art forms.

2015 Spring Season:
1. Mar 21st - Aditya Prakash, Jay Balan, Vinod Seetharaman & Karthik Venkatraman (SVBF Fundraiser Event)
2. April 18th - Sanjay Subrahmanyan, Varadarajan, Neyveli B. Venkatesh -- Lawrence Tech, Southfield
3. May 1st Shantala Subramaniam, A. Vinu, Palghat Mahesh -- Arab American Museum
4. May 16th Michigan Thyagaraja Aradhana -- Flint Kasi Temple Fundraiser
5. May 16th Harikatha on Thyagaraja by Sri TN Seshagopalan -- Kasi Temple, Flint (3:30pm)
6. May 29th - Bharat Sundar, VVS Murari, Trivandrum Balaji, KV Gopalakrishnan
7. May 29-31st IFPA-Sarovar 2015 Music Festival at Oakland U (Sarovar Details Updates)
8. May 30th - "Vibrations" an ensemble by Laya Rathnakara Tiruvarur Vaidyanathan, Hariyudan Naan Ravishankar, Ragavendra Rao, Ghatam GuruPrasad & Morsing Surenthar
9. May 31st - Violin & Mridangam duo Nagai Muralidharan & Sriram ; Sri Manargudi Easwaran & Vijay Ganesh
10. June 6th - Papanasam Sivan festival by Sivan Fine Arts Academy -- SV Temple, Novi
11. Jul 11th - Madurai R. Sundar, Keerthana Sankar, Rajasekhar Atmakuri
12. "Padmabhushan" Kumari Kamala Lakshminarayanan (Mel Sabari Fundraiser)
13. July 13th - Carnatic Music Workshop: By Vidushi. Dr T.S.Sathyavathi (Balaji Temple)
14. July 26th - Bangalore S Shankar Vocal Concert (SVBF Temple)
15. Aug 2nd - Bho Shambo - Compositions of Pujya Swami Dayananda Saraswati Sri. Madurai Sundar, Sri Trichy Sankaran, Sri. Jayshankar Balan -- Country Day School
16. Aug 13th -- Evenings in Paradise -- Carnatic Music Under the Stars (Paradise Valley Park)
17. Sep 20th: Sangeeth Samraat - Global talent search: Prelims @ SVBF Temple
18. Oct 10th - 25th Navaratri Festival of Michigan, (Bharatiya Temple Fundraiser Event)
19. Oct 10th - Shri. Delhi Sunderrajan, Keerthana Sankar, Vinod Seetharaman
20. Oct 24th: Flute Raman, Mysore Srikanth, Gowrishankar - SVBF Temple
21. Nov 1st: Nirmala Rajasekar, Ronu Majumdar, Ajeet Pathak,Tanjavur Murugaboopathi - SVBF Temple
22. Nov 7th: Hyderabad Seshachari, Jay Balan, Trivandrum Balaji - SVBF Fundraiser
23. Nov 21st: Ramakrishnamurthy, RK Shriram Kumar, Arun prakash - SVBF Temple
24. iCarnatic’s MiD | Margazhi in Detroit - Music festival Nov. 26th thru. Nov. 29th - SV Temple
 

2014 Season

2. Sunday Apr 27th, 2014 Violin Duet: Lalgudi Duo -Lalgudi Sri G.J.R. Krishnan & Lalgudi Smt. Vijayalakshmi
3. Saturday, May 3rd 2014 Vocal: Sangeetha Kalanidhi Smt. Sudha Raghunathan
4. Saturday May 10th, 2014 Annamacharya Aradhana Utsavam - 606th Birth Anniversary of Annamacharya
5. Saturday May 17th, 2014 27th Annual Michigan Thyagaraja Aradhana
6. Saturday May 17th, 2014 @ 3:30PM| Flute Concert by Maestro S. Shashank
7. Friday May 30th, 2014 Vocal: Trichur Brothers - Sri Srikrishna Mohan / Ramkumar Mohan
8. Saturday May 31st, 2014 SR Santaprakash (Vocal)
9. Lec- Dem by Shri Madurai R Sundar
10. Jugalbandhi by Mrs Kasturi Shivakumar and Mrs Swaradnya Limaye;
11. Carnatic Orchestra by Professor Mark Stone and students of Oakland University
12. June 1st Sunday Group singing- Students of Mrs. Kasturi Shivakumar
13. Vocal concert by R Suryaprakash
14. June 7, 2014 Papanasam Sivan festival by Sivan Fine Arts Academy
15. August 22, 2014 7:00 PM Vocal: Dr. Sumathi Krishnan
16. Sunday, Sep 7, 2014 Mandolin - Prakash Hariharan
17. Saturday, Sep 13, 2014| 24th Annual Navaratri Festival
18. Saturday, Sep 13, 2014 Vocal Sandeep Narayan
19. Oct 18, 2014 6:00 PM TM Krishna Vocal
20. November 15 "Divine Strings - A Carnatic Violin Concerto" by Sri. Purnaprajna Bangere
21. December 6, 6:00pm Saxophone: Dr Sumanth Swaminathan
22. White labeling -- over 10 events were advertised to the community: e.g.
23. Trigalbandhi - Chitraveena N. Ravikiran & Tarun Bhattacharya & Sanchita Bhattacharya Presented by Sankara Eye Foundation
24. Bharatiya Temple Fundraiser Event -- "Dasavatharam"
25. Metro Detroit's 22nd Annual Diversity Festival -- Concert of Colors July 10-13th (Midtown Detroit)
26. Promoting several other major classical events in the SE Michigan
27. Promoting several events held by local schools
 

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