16 Apr 2017
Carnatic Symphony 2017
We are very happy to announce that Carnatic Symphony 2017 will be back again with a bang and is scheduled to be performed on the Easter Sunday, April 16, 2017 at 8 am in the Cleveland Thyagaraja Aradhana.
The Cleveland Thyagaraja Festival is the largest Indian classical music festival outside of India. The year 2017 is the festival's 40th year. Cleveland festival has been a gateway for carnatic music. Over several years, what started in a humble way with a small group celebrating the Thyagaraja Aradhana, has now become one of the biggest musical event in carnatic music. The festival shall serve as an ideal treat for carnatic buffs, music students and connoisseurs of music. Today it has also been an inspiration for several other festivals in USA and around the world designated to Thyagaraja or otherwise.
This will be yet another opportunity for young children of North America to be part of this innovative effort.
The unique concept this year will be a tribute to Dr.M.Balamuralikrishna, dedicated to the 250th birth anniversary of Saint Thyagaraja and celebrating the 40th year of the Cleveland Thyagaraja Festival. This will include UtsavaSampradhaya Krithis, Divyanama Krithis and simple songs composed by Saint Thyagaraja and popularised by Dr.M.Balamuralikrishna.
Thyagaraja has left behind the immense wealth of his compositions and it is the duty of every musician and rasikas to pay their homage to the great saint.
We are very pleased to bring this initiative to you and hope to provide a grand platform for the performance and recognition of your students. We look forward to your involvement and support.
· No Age limit. All are welcome to participate and pay their tributes to the saint.
· We are looking for participants who can hold pitch correctly and sing in rhythm. All are welcome to participate.
· Students may register for either vocal or instrumental category.
· If a music school is registering, it is up to the local gurus to judge and choose students.
· Participating students will be awarded a medal and a certificate.
the students will be provided an online access to the songs, to be performed
for the symphony and get trained through their local Gurus.
There will be local rehearsals done by our core team of Gurus in cities where there are more than 10 students enrolled.
· $150 - If you have participated in Carnatic Symphony earlier or if you are registering through your school.
· $200 - Individual new registrations
Participants are required to be in traditional Indian attire.
Girls: Skirt (Pavadai) and blouse, half sarees or sarees. Colors are individual's / school's choice.
Boys: Kurta (Preferably white or half white) and Pyjama, dhoti.
Practice Sessions and Grand Rehearsals:
Grand Rehearsals at the Cleveland State University will happen as mentioned below.
Songs to be featured in the event
|Sl.No.||Song||Raagam||Taalam||Voice mix||with Mridangam||Score||Notations|
|1||Vara leela gana lola||Shankarabharanam||Adi||Download||Download||Download||Download|
|8||Meluko vaiyya||Bauli||Khanda Chaapu||Download||Download||Download|
Additional Songs: These songs will not be presented in Carnatic Symphony 2017
|5||Giri raja suta||Bangala||Adi||Download||Download||Download|