Feb 16, 2015

Cleveland Thyagaraja Aradhana 2015

Cleveland Thyagaraja Aradhana Festival, the “largest Indian classical music festival outside of India” and in its 38th year, will be held in Cleveland, Ohio from April 1-12, 2015.  Ticket cost per person varies between $20 to $40.  Season passes to the festival cost $200.  

Cleveland Thyagaraja Aradhana will reportedly include over 200 celebrity artistes in over 85 concerts; including Carnatic Symphony, a fusion of Western music orchestra with Carnatic music presented by about 100 talented children of various nationalities and conducted by renowned K.N.Shashikiran.  Registration is now open.  Now, the festival registers children starting at age 10.

Music and Bharathanatyam dance competitions will also form part of this Festival; which will also bestow various music and dance awards, like Sangeetha Rathnakara, Nrithya Rathnakara, Sangeetha Kala Sagaram, Nrithya Kala Sagaram, etc.; and organize educational programs, including “The Glory of Lord Venkateswara”.  It is pertinent to understand the reality about the imaginary Lord Venkateshwara that Thyagaraja wrote about and you should read this post titled Hindu Gods are Imaginary
Cleveland Thyagaraja Aradhana
Cleveland Thyagaraja Aradhana Festival Packets
The Cleveland Thyagaraja Aradhana Committee, a non-profit organization responsible for organization of this Festival, includes R. Balasubramaniam, V.V. Sundaram, Gomathy Balasubramaniam, Roger and Jaya Natarajan, K. Venkataraman, Sunitha and Ashok Grandhee, Radhika Balasubramaniam and Gopi Sundaram, Shankar Sundaram and Karthik Venkataraman, Venkat Narayanaswamy, Arvind Balakrishnan and Mony Iyer, Kanchana Sundaram and Lavanya Krishnan, Nigamanth and Divya Sridhar

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