Abhishek Raghuram - Carnatic Vocal Concert

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Abhishek Raghuram - Carnatic Vocal Concert

Abhishek Raghuram Vocal Concert accompanied by Mysore Karthik Nagaraj (Violin) and Bangalore Arjun Kumar (Mridangam)

By SRUTI Philadelphia

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Starts on Saturday, April 15 · 4:30pm EDT


Fugett Middle School Auditorium 500 Ellis Lane West Chester, PA 19380

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Sruti is pleased to present a Grand Carnatic Vocal Concert by Abhishek Raghuram accompanied by Mysore Karthik Nagaraj (Violin) and Bangalore Arjun Kumar (Mridangam)

Abhishek Raghuram (Vocal)

Abhishek was born into a family of notable musicians including mridangam maestro Palghat R. Raghu, Lalgudi Jayaraman, and Jayanthi Kumaresh. Abhishek started learning Mridangam under the tutelage of his grandfather Palghat Raghu but later, on his grandmother's insistence, he switched to vocal training. He started training under his mother Usha and later from P. S. Narayanaswamy.

As a performer, he has earned critical acclaim from all corners for his mastery over content, control and technical excellence. As an artist, he is an explorer whose unique blend of physicality and firm rooting in traditional composition takes the listeners through a deep and thought provoking journey into the wide tapestry of Carnatic music. His reverence for compositions coupled with his bold and thought-provoking interpretation of source material make his performances an intellectual and emotional journey for the listener.

Mysore Karthik Nagaraj (Violin)

Karthik Nagaraj is the son and disciple of violinist Mysore M Nagaraj, is a well-known violinist who made a mark in the Carnatic music industry at a young age. Playing violin since the age of eight, Karthik has emerged as a promising violinist, making rapid progress with his musical acumen, prowess, and technical virtuosity. He is among the youngest musicians in India to be awarded “A” grade from All India Radio and Doordarshan.

Karthik is also part of the percussion ensemble ‘Layatharanga’ and Carnatic jazz group ‘Saagara’. He has performed at venues in India and abroad.

Bangalore Arjun Kumar (Mridangam)

Arjun Kumar is a sought-after Mridangam artist. Born into a family of Mridangam artistes, Arjun Kumar was initiated into the art of Mridangam playing at the young age of five by his father Sri Arjunan, and was later mentored by Sri T. A. S. Mani. He then came under the tutelage of the mridangam legend, Sangeetha Kalanidhi Dr. Umayalpuram K. Sivaraman.

He has enthralled music lovers over the past four decades with his inimitable style, novelty, fine aesthetics, and precision in creating unabated rhythm patterns through his Mridangam. He has been accompanying three generations of leading musicians and has performed in all the leading organizations, sabhas, music conferences and cultural festivals in India and abroad. He is also the recipient of several awards and honors.

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SRUTI Philadelphia

SRUTI The India Music and Dance Society is a non-profit 501(C)(3) organization based in the Philadelphia region and founded in 1986. Sruti's principal mission is to promote and present Indian classical music and dance. In addition, SRUTI seeks to educate the Philadelphia community at large about Indian arts.

$15 – $75