All Composer’s Day

The Balaji Temple in Richfield, OH had their first annual All Composers Day, and all of the local music schools were asked to participate.  As we posted earlier, we presented Patnam Subramanya Iyer and Muthuswami Dikshitar.

For Patnam Subramanya Iyer, we presented three items.  First, our senior students performed Valachi Vaachi, the famous Navaragamalika varnam.

Shruti, Manith, Harsha, Raksha, Devika, and Aarti sing, accompanied by Venkat on violin.

Next, Indu and Rohin performed a short rendition of Paridana Michite.  This was followed by the teachers, Shanti and Shruti performing the ever popular Raghuvamsa Sudha on violin and veena.









For Muthuswami Dikshitar, we began with our beginning students singing several of Dikshitar’s “Nottu swaram” songs, written with classical Indian lyrics and Western style notes.  They also sang Sri Gananatham Bhajare.

Vocal: Meena, Meghna, Sashmita, Sudiksha, Ashwath, Purva, Trisha, Urja, and Raman. Violin: Adi, Sachi, Sanjana, Nikhil, and Sujith. Veena: Indu. Mrdangam: Sooraj

After this group sang we had a smaller group sing Govardana Girisham.

Vocal: Sudiksha, Sashmita, Trisha, and Raman. Veena: Indu. Violin: Shruti. Mrdangam: Sooraj

All of our introductions were done by Anusha.



Congratulations to everyone on a job well done!

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