Spring Music Festival
Concert/dance performances by invited artistes from India/U.S. and group music/dance presentations by Houston-based senior artistes
About the Event - Spring Music Festival
Our annual Spring Festival, which typically falls in mid-April, is curated by , an invited performing artist or musicologist of eminence in the role of Festival Artistic Director. The AD’s choice of festival theme permeates all events of the festival such as lecture demonstrations, musical vocal and orchestral group presentations and dance performances, panel discussions including the grand finale concert by the invited artist and accompanying fellow artists. Most of the Artistic Directors have been from India, including a few Sangitha Kalanidhis. Bearing the unique stamp of the Artistic Director’s ideas, creativity and leadership, the CAS Spring festival is enriched in content and caliber and is refreshingly varied each year. A list our distinguished Artistic Directors is proudly displayed in this website and included in the festival brochures in our Archives pages.
The Classical Arts Society started the tradition of inviting a leading musical personality as Artistic Director (AD) for its annual Houston Tyagaraja Spring Music Festivals in 2007. The Artistic Directors chose a theme, shaped and presented the Festival contents uniquely each year. It was their platform for artistic expression and dedication to Carnatic music. We thank each of the ADs listed below for their effort and the themes they chose.
Gallery of Artistic Directors and their Themes at Houston Tyagaraja & Spring/Fall Music Festivals
Chitravina Ravikiran – "Multifaceted Contributions of Sri Tyagaraja"
T.M. Krishna – “All About Sri Tyagaraja” - A Fun Festival.
Trichy Sankaran – “Sogasuga Mridanga Taalamu”
Charumathi Ramachandran – “Endaro Mahanubhavulu”, celebrating Women in Carnatic Music
Anuradha Subramanian – "Sri Tyagaraja's Music in the North American Diaspora"
R. Vedavalli – “Sarasa Sama Gaana”
B.M. Sundaram – “Vaggeyakara Vaibhavam”, celebrating Tyagaraja's contemporaries
Chitravina Ravikiran - "Melody, Harmony and Melharmony"
Classical Arts Board - in consultation with Malladi Brothers - "Music and Wellness"
Gowri Ramnarayan - "M.S. Subbulakshmi", a Centenary Celebration
2017 & 2018
Classical Arts Board
R.K. Shriramkumar - "D.K. Pattammal", a Centenary Celebration
Donations to the Classical Arts Society of Houston can be made using the link below and are tax-deductible.
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