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Vocal Concert by Dr Pantula Rama

SRUTI, The India Music and Dance Society of Philadelphia

Saturday, September 15, 2018 from 4:30 PM to 7:30 PM (EDT)

Vocal Concert by Dr Pantula Rama

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Premium Tickets Sep 15, 2018 $50.00 $4.84
General Admission Sep 6, 2018 $35.00 $4.01
Member Admission Sep 6, 2018 $28.00 $3.61
Seniors (65 and Above) Sep 6, 2018 $15.00 $2.89
Student (5 - 18) Sep 6, 2018 $10.00 $2.61

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A Grand Carnatic Vocal Concert by Dr. Pantula Rama

Accompanied by 


Srinivasa Narasimha Murthy Mutnuri on Violin

Ramesh Kotipalli on the mridangam 

Pantula Rama


Pantula Rama was born into a family with a lineage of music. Her parents are Pantula Gopala Rao (Violinist and retired All India Radio engineer) and Pantula Padmavathi a veena artiste.


She holds a Ph.D in music from Andhra University for her thesis: A study of the shaping of an ideal musician through saadhana, published by Gyan Publishers of New Delhi. She has an MA and BA in music from Andhra University, where she won gold medals each time and has been a University Topper.


Her initial training was given to her by her father, and advanced training under Sangeeta Kalasagara Ivaturi Vijayeswara Rao. Apart from being a Top grade Vocalist, Dr. Rama has a B High in violin and viola from All India Radio in the Carnatic style.


She is fortunate to have the brilliant musician (violin and vocal) Sri MSN Murthy as her soul mate.


She is an active fund raiser for events based on social and philanthropic causes.

Her latest movement – ParA – The Supreme aims to bring music and meditation to everyone.

Pantula Rama has been performing since she was eight. Her technical perfection conforms to the best classical standards.


She has performed across the country and abroad. She has also presented various lecture-demontrations like ‘Musical excellence of Shyama Sastri’, ‘Sadhana of Carnatic Music’, ‘Ragam Tanam Pallavi’. Conducted ‘Nowkacharitam’ – Musical Opera of Thyagaraja.


A multitalented personality, Dr. Pantula Rama also accompanies many artists of repute on the violin.



MSN Murthy


Born into a musical family, Mutnuri Srinivasa Narasimha Murthy or MSN Murthy, as he is known, was hailed as a child prodigy. Given the unusual circumstance, he was exempted in age and selected as a graded artiste by All India Radio at 14.MSN Murthy is graded "Top" in Violin, A grade in Vocal, and A grade in Viola.


He has won a high degree of critical acclaim from discerning connoisseurs and is known for his amazing and silk smooth yet crisp tonal quality, purity of tone, fine aesthetic sense and command over the instrument. His style is unique and very distinctive - for Violin or Viola Solo as well as Accompaniment.


As an accompanist, MSN Murthy has achieved the distinction of having accompanied almost all veteran vidwans of yesteryears and most of the leading contemporary artists. MSN Murthy is recognized for his committed contribution to the field of classical music. His performances include various prestigious centers of Art and Culture, like the esteemed Lincoln Center, New York and many universities across the globe. He performed in the first ever Thyagaraja Uthsavam in Bangkok, Thailand.


The album, “HEALING MAGIC” by MSN Murthy has been very popular among music lovers and has been producing exceptional results in healing. He has been instrumental in bringing out three monumental books into print, Thyagaraja Geyartha Kunchika, Annamayya Padartha Prakasika and Raga Darshini, which were written by his Guru, Sangita Sahitya Kalanidhi Sriman. N. Ch. Krishnamacharyulu. He has toured extensively all over the world. Renowned for Composing Performing intricate Pallavis and exhibiting rare exceptional visualization and execution of the mathematics in music.


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The Agnes Irwin School
275 South Ithan Avenue
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010

Saturday, September 15, 2018 from 4:30 PM to 7:30 PM (EDT)

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SRUTI, The India Music and Dance Society of 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.

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