About Past and Other Events

Classical music concerts, dance shows, lecture demonstrations

While Tyagaraja Aradhana, Spring Music Festival, and Fall Youth Festival are our staples, Classical Arts Society also hosts concerts by artists of eminence touring from India and classically oriented theater events throughout the year. Co-sponsorships with other arts organizations have expanded the CAS repertoire of presentations.

Visiting Artists since 1993

1993

Hyderabad Brothers - Seshachari & Raghavachari - Vocal
Delhi P. Sundar Rajan - Violin
Srimushnam V. Raja Rao - Mridangam

1994

Ravi Kiran - Chitra Veena
Delhi P. Sundar Rajan - Violin
Vellore Ramabhadran - Mridangam
Meenakshi Kalyanam Dance Drama (in July)

1995

(Programs Arranged for Meenakshi Temple Kumbhabhishekam) 
Indravadan Trivedi - Lecture Demonstration 
Nirmala Ramachandran - Lecture Demonstration 
Dr. Michael Hammond - Lecture Demonstration

Hyderabad Brothers - Seshachari & Raghavachari - Vocal
Srimushnam Raja Rao - Mridangam
Peri Sriramamurthi - Violin

Bombay Jayashree & Party

1996

Prema Hariharan - Lec-Dem - Divynama Kirthanas

Malavika Sarukkai - Bharatanatyam Dance Recital (in August)

1997

Hyderabad Sisters - Lalita & Haripriya Balu - Violin Kalladikuruchi S. Sivakumar - Mridangam

Sowmya - Concert & Lecture Demonstration (In Fall)

1998

R. Ganesh & R. Kumaresh - Violin N. Ramakrishnan - Mridangam Tripunithura N. Radhakrishnan - Ghatam

Prema Hariharan - Lec-Dem - Ramabhakthi Samrajyam

1999

Lakshmi Vishwanathan - Bharatanatyam Bhama Visweswaran - Vocalist Mayuram Shankar - Mridangam Dallas S. Venkatraman - Violin Sashikiran - Interactive CD demonstration and talk

Neyveli R. Santhanagopalan - Vocal Delhi P. Sundar Rajan - Violin Srimushnam V. Raja Rao - Mridangam

2000

Sanjay Subrahmanyan - Vocal
S. Varadarajan - Violin
Srimushnam V. Raja Rao - Mridangam

2001

Savithri Satyamurthy - Vilolin
Poovalur Srinivasan - Mridangam

Sundari Janakiraman - Lecture Demonstration

Malladi Brothers - Sreeram Prasad & Ravikumar - Vocal
B.V. Raghavendra Rao - Violin
Neyveli B. Venkatesh - Mridangam

2002

No Visiting Artists in 2002

2003

Ranjani and Gayathri - Vocal
H.N. Bhaskar - Violin
Manoj Siva - Mridangam

Shubashree Ramachandran - Vocal
Mysore Srikanth Venkataraman - Violin
P.K. Swaminathan - Mridangam

Charumathi Ramachandran - Lecture Demonstration

Aruna Sairam - Vocal
B.V. Raghavendra Rao - Violin
J. Vaidyanathan - Mridangam

Alarmel Valli - Bharatanatyam Dance Recital (in May)

2004

Bombay Jayashri Ramnath - Vocal
H.N. Bhaskar - Violin
Poongulum S. Subramaniam - Mridangam

Charumathi Ramachandran - Lecture Demonstration

A. Kanyakumari & Embar Krishnan - Violin Duo
Thiruvarur Vaidyanathan - Mridangam

2005

Malladi Brothers - Sreeram Prasad & Ravikumar - Vocal
Embar S. Kannan - Violin
Arjun Kumar - Mridangam

T.M. Krishna - Vocal R.K. Shriramkumar - Violin
K. Arun Prakash - Mridangam
B.S. Purushotham - Kanjira

Ranjani Ramachandran - Hindustani Vocal (in June)
Aruna Sairam - Vocal Concert (in October)

2006

Sanjay Subrahmanyan - Vocal
Nagai Murali - Violin
Guruvayur Dorai - Mridangam
Neyveli Venkatesh - Kanjira

2007

Vishakha Hari - Sangeetha Upanyasam
Sandhya Srinath - Violin
Thiruvarur Vaidyanathan - Mridangam

Gayathri Girish - Vocal
Akkarai Subhalakshmi - Violin
Thiruvarur Vaidyanathan - Mridangam

Percussion Ensemble - Subash Chandran - Gatam
Hari Krishnan - Keyboards and Vocal
H.N. Bhaskar - Violin
N. Ganesh Kumar - Kanjira

Chitravina N. Ravikiran - Chitravina
Akkarai Subhalakshmi - Violin
Trichy Sankaran - Mridangam

Chitravina N. Ravikiran - LecDem - "Sri Tyagaraja, A Fresh Perspective"

Panel Discussion featuring Ravikiran, Trichy Sankaran, Gowri Ramnarayan

P. Unnikrishnan - Vocal Vittal Ramamurthy - Violin Arun Prakash - Mridangam

2008

Lec-Dem - R.K. Shriramkumar

Panel Discussion featuring T.M. Krishna, Sriramkumar.

T.M. Krishna - Vocal Sriramkumar - Violin;
Arun Prakash - Mrdangam

2009

Lec-Dem - Madurai R. Sundar

Trichy Ramesh - Vocal Savitha Viswanathan - Violin
Sreenivas Ponnappan - Mrdangam

Taalavadya Kacheri - Prof Trichy Sankaran - Mrdangam Ravi Balasubramanian - Ghatam Desi Narayanan - Kanjira

Madhurai R. Sundar - Vocal Sri Jayshankar Balan - Violin Sri Ravi Balasubramanian - Ghatam

2010

Bharat Sunder - Vocal Jayshankar Balan - Violin Kalladikuruchi S. Sivakumar - Mridangam

Talk and Lec-Dem - "My Ilustrious Guru GNB and his compositions" by Trichur Ramachandran, accmpanied by Shubasri Ramachandran

"Sangitha Samvadam" - Dialogue on Music between Charumathi Ramachandran & Bharat Sundar

Gayathri Venkataraghavan - Vocal Sri Jayshankar Balan - Violin Kalladikuruchi S. Sivakumar - Mridangam

"Chatur Sri Ratnas" - A tribute to MS, DKP, MLV & Brinda-Muktha by Charumathi

Trichur Ramachandran - Vocal
Jayshankar Balan - Violin
Kalladikuruchi S. Sivakumar - Mridangam

2011

D.B. Ashwin - Vocal Nishan Chandran - Violin Trivandrum Balaji - Mridangam

Toronto Brothers - Aswin Iyer and Rohin Iyer
Nishan Chandran - Violin Trivandrum Balaji - Mridangam

2012

Manimaran - Vocal Nagai Sriram - Violin
Tanjore Murugaboopathy - Mridangam
K.V. Gopalakrishnan - Kanjira

Suryaprakash - Vocal Nagai Sriram - Violin
Tanjore Murugaboopathy - Mridangam

Lec-Dem by R. Vedavalli and Sumithra Vasudev

R. Vedavalli - Vocal;
Sumithra Vasudev - VocalSupport 
Nagai Sriram - Violin
Srimushnam Raja Rao - Mridangam
K.V. Gopalakrishnan - Kanjira

Carnatica Brothers - K.N. Sashikiran and Chitravina
P. Ganesh - Vocal
Nagai Sriram - Violin
Srimushnam Raja Rao - Mridangam
K.V. Gopalakrishnan - Kanjira

Fall Concert - Padma Bhushan T.V. Sankaranarayanan
Vittal Ramamurthi on the violin
Thiruvarur Bhakthavathsalam on the mridangam

Fall Youth Festival - Guruguha Yatra

2013

Keynote - "Vaggeyakara Vaibhavam" - Dr. B.M. Sundaram

Malavika Sarukkai - Lec-Dem and Dance presentation

Abhangs and Lavani - Maratha Presence in Tanjore - Dr. B. M. Sundaram

Sikkil Gurucharan - Vocal
Sanjeev Venkataramanan - Violin
Satish Kumar Patri - Mridangam

Kasthuri Shivakumar - Vocal
Deepa Ramachandran - Violin
Murali Gopalan - Mridangam

V. Shankaranarayanan - Vocal
Nagai Sriram - Violin
Ganpathyraman Balasubramanian - Mridangam

Nirmala Rajasekar - Veena Concert
Nagai Sriram - Violin
Ganpathyraman Balasubramanian - Mridangam

2014

Ranjani and Gayathri - Vocal H.N. Bhaskar - Violin;
Manoj Siva - Mridangam

Panel Discussion on Melody, Harmony and "Melharmony"
N. Ravikiran & Snehasish Mazumder (Indian Classical Music),
Dr. Mena Mark Hanna (Western Classical Music and Opera Music)
Kanniks Kannikeswaran (Indian Classical Music and Choral Music)
Dr. Robert Morris (Speaker and Moderator from Eastern School of Music)

Melharmony by Houston School for Performing and Visual Arts Jessie DeArman, John Koozin, Anna Howard and Sandhya Nagarajan

Opera Music by Houton Grand Opera Alisa Magallon - Soprano, Alejandro Magallon - Tenor, Teruhiko Toda - Piano

Jugalbandi Concert by Chitravina N. Ravikiran, Snehasish Mozumder on Mandolin Rohan Krishnamurthy on Mridangam, Gouri Shankar Karmakar on Tabla

2015

Sanjay Subrahmanyan - Vocal S. Varadarajan - Violin
Neyveli B. Venkatesh - Mridangam

Malladi Brothers - Sreeram Prasad & Ravikumar - Vocal
Embar S. Kannan - Violin Narayanan Rajagopalan - Mridangam

(Scheduled Malladi Brothers concert got cancelled because of artists' flight delays)

Trichur Brothers - Srikrishna Mohan & Ramkumar Mohan - Vocal
Trichur Mohan - Mridangam Rajeev Mukundan - Violin

Cosponsored with BKM: Sriranjani Santhanagopalan - Vocal V.V.S. Murari - Violin Trivandrum Balaji - Mridangam K.V. Gopalakrishnan - Kanjira

2016

Jugalbandhi: Shantala - Flute and Vishal Sapuram - Chitraveena Melakkaveri Balaji - Mridangam Sukanya Ramgopal - Ghatam

V. Shankaranarayanan - Vocal 2016 B.V. Raghavendra Rao - Violin Tanjore Murugaboopathy - Mridangam Sundar Kumar - Kanjira

"Born to Sing", Presented by Gowri Ramnarayan Shreya Devnath - Violin R. Thiagarajan - Flute Ramesh Babu - Mridangam Narration - Gowri Ramnarayan

2017

P. Unnikrishnan - Vocal Kamalakiran Vinjamuri - Violin Akshay Anathapadmanabhan - Mridangam
Sowmiya Narayanan - Ghatam

Sri Nagai Muralidharan - Violin Sri Nagai Sriram - Violin Mannargudi Easwaran - Mridangam Vijay Ganesh - Mridangam

“Sri Thyagarajar”, a biographical musical by written by VSV T. V. Varadharajen & Party of 20 artistes from Chennai and Houston Music Direction by Bombay Jayashri

Sanjay Subrahmanyan - Vocal S. Varadarajan - Violin Neyveli Venkatesh - Mridangam

2018

Joint with Samskriti - Rama Vaidyanathan & Troupe - "Vivarthana"

Ramana Balachandhran - Veena
Sumesh Narayanan - Mridangam

T.M. Krishna - Vocal R.K. Shriramkumar - Violin Arun Prakash - Mridangam

2018

Vijay Siva - Vocal R.K. Shriramkumar - Violin J. Vaidyanathan - Mridangam

Joint with Samskriti - Rama Vaidyanathan & Troupe - "Vivarthana"

Ramana Balachandhran - Veena
Sumesh Narayanan - Mridangam

T.M. Krishna - Vocal R.K. Shriramkumar - Violin Arun Prakash - Mridangam

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