Saketharaman Carnatic vocal 2023

Richmond Rasikas is thrilled to present an upcoming Carnatic vocal concert by Saketharaman, as part of their Spring 2023 Concert Series. Saketharaman is an esteemed musician of Carnatic music, widely known and appreciated in India. He began his musical journey at the age of 4, under the guidance of Late Srirangam Krishnamurthy Rao, and later under the tutelage of Late Smt. Savitri Satyamurthy. He is a prime disciple of Padmabushan Shri Lalgudi Jayaraman and learns voice culture and Hindustani music from Sangeetha Kalanidhi Shri TV Gopalakrishnan, and rare kirthanas of Trinity and other yesteryear composers from Vid Shri Nagai Muralidharan.

Saketharaman has composed over 100 Pallavis that feature regularly in his concerts. He has also composed several thematic pallavis, such as "SaptaSwara SaptaRaga SaptaThala", "Ashta Gowlai", "Swarakshara", "Ranjani mala", "Pancha Ranga Kshetra", "Tamil Isai", and "Mysuru City".

In addition to his vocal prowess, Saketharaman is also a talented tunesmith, having set music to Mira Bhajans, Purandharadasar Devarnamas, compositions of Annamacharyar, Kanakadasar, Sadhasiva Brahmendral, and Subramania Bharathiar. He has presented a full-fledged 2.5-hour concert of Shri Adhi Shankaracharyar's works set to his own tunes in Bengaluru Gayana Samaj. He has also performed an exclusive concert on "Vada Naadu Divya Desams" of Alwar pasurams, set to tune by him.

Join us for an unforgettable evening of Carnatic music as Saketharaman takes the stage to showcase his incredible talent and bring his unique musical vision to life. Don't miss out on this rare opportunity to experience the magic of Carnatic music with one of its brightest stars.


Friday, March 10th, 2023, Time 7:00 PM

J Sargeant Reynolds Center,
Jeanette S. Lipman Auditorium
1651 E Parham Rd, Richmond, VA 23228

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