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April 29 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm$25
Tickets: Adults $25, Children 12-18 $10, Under 12 Free
Buy online at RaagaFL.org
Park in Parking lots 6 or 8 near BB Mann Hall.
Rush Auditorium is in J 103 on the side of BB Mann Hall
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Carnatic Music Concert featuring
As his name suggests, Ramachandran hails from the famed Maharajapuram lineage, his grandfather being the late Viswanathnatha Iyer and his father the late Maharajapuram Santhanam. He also happens to be the seventh in line in the direct Sishya Parampara of Saint Thyagaraja.
This solid background has helped him earn a name for himself and carve a niche as the authentic heir of the Maharajapuram style. Strict adherence to tradition has earned him several awards and titles from prestigious sabhas in Chennai. He has been awarded the title of Sangeetha Choodamani by the Krishna Gana Sabha, Chennai in year 2007. He is the Aasthana Vidwan of the Dayananda Ashram at Saylorsburg, PA. The late Swami Dayananda Saraswati bestowed upon him the title of Aarsha Kalaa Bhushanam in 2007 at Chennai. Ramachandran is an Grade “A” artist of the All India Radio and Doordharsan. He was faculty of the Department of Fine Arts at the Annamalai University in Tamil Nadu.
Accompanying Maharajapuram Ramachandran are two young artists that we have heard in Fort Myers on earlier occasions:
On the Violin:
Ashwin Ramanathan is a business graduate from the University of Florida. He began learning the violin under Smt. Gomathy Sundaram and is currently taking advanced lessons under Shri H.K. Narasimhamurthy and Shri H.N. Bhaskar. He has given solo performances in the United States and India and has performed with many prominent musicians such as Sri Maharajapuram Ramachandran, Smt. Mala Chandrasekhar, Sri HN Bhaskar, Sri Sandeep Narayan, just to name a few. Ashwin has won prizes at the Cleveland Thyagaraja Aradhana and had the opportunity to perform in the December music season in Chennai, India for several years. He is also self-taught in Western classical violin and has performed in school orchestras and world music ensembles.
On the Mridangam: