2pm — Inauguration
2:15pm — Carnatica Brothers, KN Shashikiran and Ganesh – Concert and lec-dem on ‘How to appreciate a Carnatic music concert?’
Shashikiran and Ganesh, popularly known as Carnatic Brothers, stormed the South Indian Carnatic music world at the age of two as child prodigies and have since emerged as front-ranking musicians. They are world record holders by performing a marathon 24-hour concert—without a break! The concert was dedicated to all those who lost their lives in the various natural calamities and terrorist strikes and to mark World Peace Day.
The duo is very successful as performers, mentors and scholars in music. With over 4500 concert performances to their credit across India, US, UK, Australia, they are one of the most famous and sought- after carnatic singers across the World. Shashikiran is instrumental in rolling out a music learning app Musiguru and a 24 hour online carnatic music radio.
They are accompanied by Jyotsna Srikanth – violin, Abhiram Sahathevan – mridangam, Sithamparanathan -morching.
4:15pm — Thematic Carnatic Vocal Concerts
Aditi Subramanian (student of Chaitrra Sairam) – Compositions of Muthiah Bhagavathar
Srutti Suresan (student of Vamshi Krishna) – Compositions of Thyagaraja swamy
Accompanied by Kiruthika Nadarajah, Marthungi Udhayakumar – violin, Janardhan Sivarupan – mridangam
5:30pm — Dhruv Choir
Dhruv Choir, have been presented since 2004, and have nearly offered 80 concerts to date, comprises of children singing chants with western orchestration. The children will be presenting Sanskrit chants with western orchestration directed by Jyotsna Srikanth.
5:45pm — Presentation by students of Brentwood Tamil Sangam
Directed by Jayagopal Sampath
6pm — Dhruv’s Carnatic Violin Orchestra
Presenting an eclectic mix of songs directed by Jyotsna Srikanth
6:45pm — Bharathanatyam dance recital by Jaisri and Anusri
Students of Mrs. Annapoorna
7pm — Prabhat Rao North Indian Vocal recital
Prabhat Rao is one of the leading Hindustani Classical Vocalists of the younger generation based in London. Having performed in the UK, Europe, India and Singapore, his recitals have been appreciated by both new and learned audiences. He has been awarded the Yuva Sangeet Ratna award by Milapfest UK and holds a Masters in Music from the University of London. Join us for an inspiring evening of Khyal by Prabhat and his accompanists, Amritpal Singh on Tabla and Rishikesh Kardile on Harmonium.