Carnatic vocal concert by Abhishek Raghuram


Richmond Rasikas is proud to announce a Carnatic vocal concert by Abhishek Raghuram, as part of their 2017 Fall Concert Series.

Hailing from a family of legendary musicians, as the grandson of the late mridangam legend, Sri Palghat Raghu and with the Lalgudi family name on the mother’s side, music is in Abhishek’s blood.

Abhishek started learning the mridangam from his grandfather and then moved on to vocal training under Vidwan Sri. P. S. Narayanaswamy. In 1999, he gave his first international concert tour in the U.S with his grandfather, Sri. Palghat Raghu. Today, Abhishek is one of the most heard Carnatic vocalists in India and abroad. He has performed with several eminent musicians like Dr.T.K.Murthy, Umayalpuram Sivaraman, Karaikudi Mani, Trichy Sankaran, G. Harishankar, Ganesh Kumaresh, Mysore Nagaraj and Manjunath, Jayateerth Mewundi, Sanjeev Abhyankar,etc.

Possessing a combination of virtuosity, aesthetics and intellect, Abhishek has created a new genre in the field of music that, according to critics is “food for the intellect, mind, heart and soul”. He could very well be on his way to creating a new Gharana, something that could have a big impact in the Indian music world.

In the year 2014, Abhishek directed the Children's Carnatic choir organized by Bhoomija trust as a fund-raiser for Drishti Eye Care, Bangalore.

In the same year Abhishek was presented by Ustad Zakir Hussain in the “Barsi” festival dedicated to his father Ustad Alla Rakha.

Recently Abhishek was involved in the making of the album “Kaadalan Bharathi”, an album comprising exclusively Subramanya Bharati's songs and also gave a Mridangam recital along with Sri Anantha R Krishnan for the 70th birthday celebrations of Mridangam Vidwan Sri Karaikudi R Mani.

Abhishek is an “A” grade artiste of All India Radio since 2012.

Awards:
Best concert in the SPIRIT OF YOUTH concert series conducted by Music Academy in 1997. MOST INSPIRING YOUTH ARTISTE Best Junior vocalist – The Music Academy, Madras in Dec 1999 “ASTHANA VIDWAN” title from the Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam in October 2006 “Yagnaraman Youth Excellence Award” by Sri Krishna Gana Sabha, Chennai in July 2009 “Shanmukha Sangeetha Shironmani Award” by Shanmukhananda Sangeetha Sabha, Mumbai in December 2009 “Yuva Puraskar” by Sangeet Natak Akademi in September 2013 “Yogam Nagaswami Award” for Best Senior Vocalist – The Music Academy, Madras during the December Season 2013-14




When:
September 15th 2017 (Timings to follow later)

Where:
Hungary Creek Middle School
4909 Francistown Road,
Glen Allen, VA 23060


Pocahontas Middle School
12000 Three Chopt Rd,
Henrico, VA 23233
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Carnatic Saraswati veena by Nirmala Rajasekar


Richmond Rasikas is proud to announce a Carnatic veena by Nirmala Rajasekar, as part of their 2017 Fall Concert Series.

Nirmala Rajasekar is a world renowned Carnatic veena virtuoso and educator of South Indian Music.
She began her training in Veena at age 6 in Chennai from well known practitioners such as Sri Deva Kottai Narayana Iyengar and Smt. Kamala Aswathama. After moving to Bangalore, she learned at the Gana Mandira School in Basavangudi Smt. G Chennama and Smt. E. P. Alamelu.

She began her career as a soloist at age 13. Later in Chennai, she was guided by the revered veena vidushi the late Smt.Kalpakam Swaminathan. Nirmala has trained with her for nearly 30 years.Her vocal Gurus are Sri B.Sitarama Sarma and Prof T.R. Subramanyam. Her music has been described as 'Sublime', 'creative and innovative yet seeped in traditional values', ' masterful and soulful'.

She is the artistic director of the school Naadha Rasa (Essence of Tone), Center for Music. Performances of her ensemble have been seen and heard at many venues in the USA and on radio and television.

Nirmala travels around the world teaching and performing Carnatic Music vocally and on her veena She is an active collaborator and has written and performed with many disciplines including western classical music, jazz, chinese music, poetry and dance.

Several awards and honors have been given to Nirmala as recognition for her many contributions to the music world and passionate spreading of the veena and Carnatic music.



When:
Oct 22nd 2017 (Timings to follow later)

Where:
Pocahontas Middle School
12000 Three Chopt Rd,
Henrico, VA 23233
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Senior/Student$10$15
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Great Composers Day 2017



SAVE THE DATE - Saturday November 11th, 2017

When:
Saturday, November 11th, 2017
Time : 8:30 AM to 6:30 PM

Where:
Hindu Center of Virginia Auditorium
6051, Springfield Rd,
Glen Allen, VA - 23060

Carnatic vocal concert by Smt.Nithyasree

Richmond Rasikas is proud to announce a Carnatic vocal concert by Smt.Nithyasree, as part of their 2017 Spring Concert Series. Nithyasree Mahadevan, also referred to as S. Nithyashri, is an eminent Carnatic musician and playback singer for film songs in many Indian languages. Nithyashree has performed in all major sabhas in India and has presented her concerts in many destinations around the world. She has received multiple awards and honours , and has released more than 500 albums.

Her paternal grandmother was the legendary Carnatic vocalist D. K. Pattammal, while her maternal grandfather is the legendary mridangam maestro, Palghat Mani Iyer. Her granduncle is the legendary Carnatic vocalist, D. K. Jayaraman.

Nithyashree has performed in all major sabhas all over India and has presented her concerts in the United States of America, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, United Arab Emirates, Germany, France, Singapore, Malaysia and various other destinations throughout the world.

Titles and Awards
Nithyashree’s maiden performance was titled ‘best concert of the series’. She is an A.I.R. Prize Winner (1990) and has been an ‘A’ grade artist. She has been awarded the “Yuva Kala Bharathi” title by Bharath Kalachar in 1994, “Innisai Maamani” by Tamil Nadu Welfare Association, “Kalaimamani” by Hamsadhwani in 2000, “Isai Paeroli” by Kartik Fine Arts in 2001, and various other prestigious awards such as “, “Padma Sadhana” (2004), and “Naada Kovida” (2006). She has received “Best Concert Award” from The Music Academy during the music festivals a couple of times and has also performed for the “Sangeeth Natak Academy” twice in their International Music Festivals in Bombay and Hyderabad. She has also received the “Best Promising Artiste” from “Mohanam” Music Club, and made a thematic album of compositions popularising the raga Mohanam. She was awarded a doctorate degree from Sathyabama university of Jeppiar in Chennai in late 2007.








When:
May 5th, 2017 at 7.00 PM

Where:
Pocahontas Middle School
12000 Three Chopt Rd,
Henrico, VA 23233
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Adult$25$30
Senior/Student$15$20
Kids 12 years & UnderFreeFree
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Carnatic vocal concert by Shri Kunnakudi Balamuralikrishna

Richmond Rasikas is proud to announce a Carnatic vocal concert by Shri Kunnakudi Balamuralikrishna, as part of their 2017 Spring Concert Series.





When:
April 22nd, 2017 at 3.00 PM

Where:
Pocahontas Middle School
12000 Three Chopt Rd,
Henrico, VA 23233
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