Aruna Sairam Carnatic vocal

Richmond Rasikas is proud to announce a Carnatic vocal concert by
Sangeetha Kalanidi Smt.Aruna Sairam, as part of their 2020 Sprint Concert Series.

Sangeetha Kalanidhi Aruna Sairam (also spelled Sayeeram) is an Indian classical vocalist. She is a recipient of the Padma Shri award from the Government of India and has been elected as Vice Chairman of the Sangeet Natak Akademi (India's premier national institution for music and dance) by the Government of India. In 2011, Aruna was the first Carnatic musician to perform at the The BBC Proms (more formally known as The Henry Wood Promenade Concerts) in London. Padma Shri Aruna Sairam has been selected for the Sangita Kalanidhi award, the highest recognition in Carnatic music, this year. This year’s award is a thumping validation of Sairam’s prodigious musical spectrum. Apart from her classical Carnatic core, she has managed to embrace various other genres of music, including the Marathi abhang and the bhajan. She has brought in many innovations in the repertoire of concerts and is known to be a bold experimenter in pushing the borders of performance strategies. She was the first to introduce the Abhang, a distinctive folk music form from Western India, into a traditional southern Indian Carnatic concert. Apart from her core Music, Aruna sings in 14 different Indian languages as well as in French, German, Latin and Italian. Her style is rooted in tradition, yet continues to evolve.

Friday, April 17th 2020 Time 7.00 PM

Sargeant Reynolds Community College
Parham Road Campus
1651 East Parham Road
Richmond, Virginia
Direction to Lipman Auditorium

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Among the many National and International honors that have been bestowed upon her are the Padma Shri (the highest honor awarded by the Indian Government to Civilians of Merit), the prestigious US Congress Proclamation of Excellence and Sangita Kalanidhi  2018 by the Music Academy, Chennai.

Great Composers Day 2019

Saturday, 9th November 2019
Time : 8:00 AM to 6:30 PM
Hindu Center of Virginia,
6051 Springfield Road,
Glen Allen, VA 23060

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Great Composers Day 2019

Richmond Rasikas Annual General Body Meeting

Saturday 7st December, 2019
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Tuckahoe - Henrico County Public Library
1901 Starling Dr,
Henrico, VA 23229

Vijay Siva Carnatic vocal

Richmond Rasikas is proud to announce a Carnatic vocal concert by Vijay Siva, as part of their 2019 Fall Concert Series.

Vijay Siva is one of the foremost vocalists today in Classical Carnatic Music. A child prodigy, at the age of four, he exhibited a rare intuitive capacity to identify ragas. Vijay Siva had his initial tutelage in Carnatic music from his mother, Akhila Siva, a vocal musician from Chennai. Vijay Siva later became the disciple of the legendary vocalist, Sangita Kalanidhi late Shri D. K. Jayaraman. He later received guidance from the legendary Sangita Kalanidhi late Smt. D. K. Pattammal.

Vijay Siva, a recipient of a number of awards and titles has performed in numerous and famed locations all over India and abroad including the USA, Canada, and Singapore.

Friday, November 1st 2019 Time 7.00 PM

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

FREE Admission for 2019 Members

(Member benefits: free 4 concerts per year, free Admission for live-in/out of town parents, concessional rates at TU and GCD  read more..)

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