All Programs cancelled for year 2020

In light of the growing concern around COVID-19, we made the difficult decision to cancel all Richmond Rasikas 2020 events including Fall concerts and GCD.

All 2020 Richmond Rasikas membership will be rolled over to 2021

-Richmond Rasikas Committee

Event Canceled: Aruna Sairam Carnatic vocal

Event Canceled : In light of the growing concern around COVID-19, artist has canceled the concert.

We apologize for any inconvenience but we needed to prioritize the health and safety of our community.

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
Event Canceled

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

If you would like to know more about Aruna Sairam, please visit the following websites

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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.