Sunday, November 11, 2018
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Shirdi Sai Parivaar
1221 California Circle, Milpitas, CA 95035

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Performers: Adithya Narayanan (student of Smt Kasthuri Shivakumar)
Amirtha Srinivasan (student of Sri Shreyas Narayanun)
Arjun Bharat (student of Smt Nandini Ramamurthi)
Sahana Kumar (student of Smt Geeta Ravi)
Sahas Ramesh Violin solo (student of Sri Vittal Ramamurthy)
Shashank Mahesh (student of Sri Ashok Subramaniam)
Shashvath Iyer (student of Sri Paduka Academy)
Shriya Krishnan (student of Sri Shivakumar Bhat)
Sumanth Mahalingam (student of Sri Paduka Academy)
Vivrd Prasanna (student of Sri Neyveli Santhanagopalan)
String accompanists: Aditya Satyadeep (student of Smt Lalgudi Vijayalakshmi)
Aishwarya Anand (student of Smt Anuradha Sridhar)
Aparna Ganapathi Basavapatna (student of Smt Sandhya Srinath)
Apurvaa Anand (student of Smt Anuradha Sridhar)
Mythri Sekar (student of Sri Saravanapriyan Sriraman)
Prahlad Saravanapriyan(student of Sri Saravanapriyan Sriraman)
Shreya Virunchipuram(student of Sri Saravanapriyan Sriraman)
Tejas Bharadwaj (student of Sri B V Raghavendra Rao)
Urmika Balaji (student of Vid. Kanyakumari)
Mrudangam accompanists: Akshay suresh (student of Sri Gopi Lakshminarayanan) Ambika Ramadurai (student of Sri Srinath Bala)
Maanav Balan (student of Sri Ramesh Srinivasan)
Pranav Tirumalai (student of Sri Tiruchur Narendran)
Sachin Venkat (student of Sri Ramesh Srinivasan)
Santhosh Ravindrabharathy (student of Sri Ravindrabharathy)
Srihari Srinivasan (student of Sri Trivandram Balaji)
Sriram Subramanian (student of Sri Gopi & Sri Tiruchur Narendran)
Umesh Gopi (student of Sri Gopi Lakshminarayanan)
Vivek Arvind(student of Sri Ganesh Ramanarayanan)

Dear members,

It was a very special event for all of us in CCC last Sunday as we had Sri Neyveli Santhanagopalan sir in the audience, who blessed all our performers and accompanists with his encouraging words, actions and smiles from the first row, during the entire show! It was such an honor for me personally and our CCC performers that sir attended our event in full, amidst his hectic schedule. Thank you Sir!

We had ten solo performances, nine on the vocals and one violin solo and every single one put up their best show. We introduced Shriya Krishnan, Arjun Bharat and Sahana Kumar on the vocals, Mythri Sekar on the violin while rest of the repeat performers presented their segments with zest and maturity. Our OTS accompanists Aishwarya, Urmika, Tejas, Sriram, Srihari and Santhosh call for special mention. Vivrd’s RTP in Gurupriya was absolutely a delightful performance with Apurvaa and Pranav supporting him. Icing on the cake was when Neyveli Sir spoke in detail about each of our ten performances and every single one of our performers & accompanists, will share that video separately.

Neyveli sir also helped us launch our brand new CCC revamped- website at and our sincere thanks to Srini Bala who helped us build it (we worked on it since March 2018) and it was gratifying to see the results of the team’s hard work that went into creating this beautiful, new website. Our special thanks to Radha for creating the logo and many landing page images to give the website a colorful and context based look and she also helped us with testing the website. Subha helped us with creating the teachers’ collage, Anandhi helped fix all the errors in our events migration, Vivrd helped migrate budding artists from old to new, and Vaidy helped fix all the errors in the budding artists migration. Last but not the least, we could NOT have done it without Namdev’s technical guidance all throughout the process, thank you Nami! We now have a cool website that boasts many features including a  COMMUNITY CALENDAR to post Carnatic Events held in the bay area (anyone can add a Carnatic event to this and I strongly encourage all students performing elsewhere to post it here instead of sending out emails), contact info of our resident musicians, individual pics of our volunteers, and more. Please do share your feedback either directly on the website (YES, we do have provision for that too!) or via usual email J

Our sincere appreciation goes to all our core team volunteers who help with various aspects of our event logistics. Thanks to Nithya Prakash yet again for bringing tea without even me asking for it, for our hard working volunteers. Rangaprabhu pitched in as an additional photographer to help take pics of various groups, thank you Prabhu.

Hope you like these pictures from our event, our sincere thanks to Prasanna for helping with photography this month and sending us these Crystal Clear Captures for us to enjoy. Many thanks to Vidya Ganesan and Anand Gurumurthy for helping with video recording/editing/upload as always, to produce this beautiful excerpt clipfor your enjoyment, and her quick turn-around motivates me to get this out to you soon J

Please save Dec 9th Sunday (2pm to 5pm) for our next event! Our performance request form for the first half of 2019 (Feb through June) will be going out shortly so if your child is eligible, please start thinking about your preferred month choices to fill it out. CCC is funded in part by California Arts Council (CAC), a state agency and we sincerely thank them for the same.


Padma Mohan


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