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October CCC, Sunday 07, 2018

posted Oct 14, 2018, 6:56 PM by CCC Editor



 Performers:

Prahlad Saravanapriyan(student of Sri Shivakumar Bhat and Sri Saravanapriyan)

Pramati Barath(student of Sri Paduka Academy)
Rohit Seshadri(student of Smt Nandini Ramamurthi)

Sahana Prasanna(student of Smt Vasudha Ravi)

Shreyassriram Garimella (student of Sri Paduka Academy)

Sudiksha Vaidyanathan Veena (student of Sri Srikanth Chary)

Swati Iyer(student of Smt Jayanthi Umesh)

Thejeswini Sai Swaminathan(student of Sri Kolkatta Vijayaraghavan)

Varnika Kailash(student of Smt Kasthuri Shivakumar)


 String Accompanists:

Aditya Satyadeep(student of Smt Lalgudi Vijayalakshmi)

Aishwarya Anand(student of Smt Anuradha Sridhar)

Alaap Rag (student of Smt Lakshmi Balasubramanya)

Ananya Devanath (student of Sri Srikanth Chary)

Deeksha venkateswaran(student of Smt H.M.Smitha)

Sahas Ramesh(student of Sri Vittal Ramamurthy)

Shravya Srinath(student of Smt.Sandhya Srinath)

Urmika Balaji(student of Vid.A.Kanyakumari)
 Mrudangam Accompanists:

Amogh Kuchibhotla (student of Sri Patri Satishkumar)

Anirudh Rao(student of Sri Srinath Bala)

Avinash Anand(student of Sri Ramesh Srinivasan)

Rahul Swaminathan(student of Sri Gopi Lakshminarayanan)

Rajeev Devanath(student of Sri Ramesh Srinivasan)

Santhosh Ravindrabharathy(student of Sri Ravindrabharathy Sridharan)

Shrikrishna Shivakumar(student of Sri Vinod Seetharaman)

Vaibhav Prakash(student of Sri Gopi Lakshminarayanan)

Varchas Bharadwaj(student of Sri Trivandrum Balaji)


Dear members,

Happy Navarathri! Hope you’re all enjoying this festive season by visiting golus and friends. Wish you safe and pleasant trips while zooming through cities all over the bay! I am glad we got done with CCC last weekend to enjoy all this without worries and thanks to all who made time to attend our October performances.
 
We had nine solo performances, eight on the vocals and one veena solo and they were all simply fantastic. We introduced Swati and Shreyas on the vocals, Sudiksha on the veena and Amogh on the Mrudangam and marked improvement was obvious in rest of the repeat performances.
 
Our sincere appreciation goes to all our core volunteers who help with various aspects of our event logistics, irrespective of their child's participation in events. Many in the core team do not even have a child in CCC now as they've gone off to college and it's truly heartening to see these selfless helpers around us. Also, thanks to Nithya and Jayshree for bringing tea for our hard working volunteers.
 
Hope you enjoy these lovely pictures from our event, our sincere thanks to Barath for helping with photography again this month and sending us the photos almost instantly. Many thanks to Vidya Anand for helping with video department as always, to produce this beautiful excerpt clip for your enjoyment, and her quick turn-around inspite of Navarathri schedule deserves special mention.
 
Please save November 11th Sunday (2pm to 5pm) for our next event! CCC is funded in part by California Arts Council (CAC), a state agency and we sincerely thank them for the same.
 
Regards,
Padma Mohan

September CCC, Sunday 02, 2018

posted Sep 9, 2018, 11:12 AM by CCC Editor


Performers:

Akshara Sridhar(student of Smt. Sankari Senthilkumar/Sri. Raghavan Manian)

Aishwarya Yuvaraj(student of Sri Paduka Academy)

Alaap Rag(student of Smt. Ananya Ashok)

Shreya Anand (student of Chinmaya Sisters)

Avinash Anand(student of Sri Paduka Academy)

Anirudh Natarajan(student of Smt.Misha Rajaram)

Shriya Ganesh(student of Smt.Nandini Ramamurthi)

Ananya Devanath Veena solo (student of Sri. Srikanth Chary)

Sanika Pande(student of Smt. Vasudha Ravi)
String Accompanists:

Aishwarya Anand (student of Smt Anuradha Sridhar)

Apurvaa Anand (student of Smt Anuradha Sridhar)

Sahas Ramesh(student of Sri Vittal Ramamurthy)

Shashank Venkat(student of Sri Arvind Lakshmikanthan)

Shreya Virunchipuram(student of Sri Saravanapriyan Sriraman)

Tanisha Srivatsa (student of Smt Charumathi Raghuraman)

Urmika Balaji (student of Vid.A.Kanyakumari)

Vandana Chari(student of Sri Saravanapriyan Sriraman)
Mrudangam Accompanists:

Ajay Gopi(student of Sri Gopi Lakshminarayanan)

Akshay Suresh (student of Sri Gopi Lakshminarayanan)

Pranav Tirumalai (student of Sri Tiruchur Narendran)

Rahul Swaminathan(student of Sri Gopi Lakshminarayanan)

Sachin Venkat(student of Sri Ramesh Srinivasan)

Srihari Srinivasan(student of Sri Trivandrum Balaji)

Sriram Subramanian (student of Sri Gopi Lakshminarayanan)

Umesh Gopi(student of Sri Gopi Lakshminarayanan)

Vivek Arvind (student of Sri Ganesh Ramanarayanan)


Dear members,


Our 100th CCC event was such a beautiful and gratifying one, thanks to all our extremely talented students, dedicated volunteers and our member families.  Our heartfelt thanks to each of you for making it to the event.

 

Thanks to the divine intervention, there were many specials about this 100th CCC event that just fell in place. To start off, it was Gokulakshtami, the day we celebrate Lord Krishna! It was also the event with the most number of OnTheSpot (OTS) performances, we had FOUR of them and each of those 11 students did extremely well. Happy Birthday again to Akshara, Pranav, Sachin, Sahas, Shashank and Shriya (our performers in September line up) and all the other September babies! 

 

We had nine solo performances, eight on the vocals and one veena solo and they were all simply fantastic. Anirudh N, Akshara(the only new voice we introduced this month), Shriya, Shreya, Ananya, Aishwarya, Avinash, Alaap and Sanika all did a wonderful job presenting their best. Accompanists Sahas, Shreya V, Shashank, Vandana & Tanisha handled their respective assignments on the string and equal support was provided by Akshay S, Umesh, Vivek, Rahul and Sachin on the Mrudangam. Our Four OTS performers Ananya, Avinash, Alaap and Sanika did a great job and our OTS accompanists Urmika, Apurvaa, Aishwarya, Ajay, Pranav, Sriram and Srihari impressed everyone with their superb OnTheSpot accompaniment. I am so very proud of you all! 

 

We are extremely grateful for the committed volunteers we have at CCC who help run the event so very smoothly. Our thanks also to the parents of the many performers who help with setup and clean up as well. With all your support, I am sure, we can hit another century J  

 

Hope you enjoy these lovely pictures from our event, our sincere thanks to Barath for helping with photography this month. Many thanks to Vidya for recording the event and editing so quickly to produce this beautiful excerpt clip for your enjoyment.  

 

Please save October 7th Sunday (2pm to 5pm) for our next event! CCC is funded in part by California Arts Council (CAC), a state agency and we sincerely thank them for the same.

 

Regards,

Padma Mohan

August CCC, Sunday 12th 2018

posted Aug 16, 2018, 12:13 PM by CCC Editor


  Performers:

Aditi Anand (student of Sri Paduka Academy)

Aditya Satyadeep violin solo (student of Smt Lalgudi Vijayalakshmi)

Anirudh Ramadurai (student of Sri Paduka Academy)

Archita Padmanabhan (student of Ms Sriranjani Santhanagopalan)

Deeksha Venkateswaran (student of Sri Kolkatta Vijayaraghavan)

Deetshana Parthipan (student of Smt Nandini Ramamurthi)

Harshitha Kuchibhotla (student of Smt Vasudha Ravi)

Priyanka Supraja Balaji (student of Sudhaarnava)

Sahana Gopalan (student of Sri Shivkumar Bhat)
   String accompanists:

Apurvaa Anand (student of Smt Anuradha Sridhar)

Prahlad Saravanapriyan(student of Sri Saravanapriyan Sriraman)

Shreya Virunchipuram(student of Sri Saravanapriyan Sriraman)

Srishiva Manikantan(student of Sri Saravanapriyan Sriraman)

Tanisha Srivatsa (student of Smt Charumathi Raghuraman)

Tejas Bharadwaj (student of Sri B V Raghavendra Rao)

Urmika Balaji (student of Vid.A.Kanyakumari)

Vishnu Srinivas(student of Smt Lakshmi Balasubramanya)
 Mrudangam accompanists:

Ashwat Subbaraman(student of Sri Ravindrabharathy Sridharan)

Avinash Anand(student of Sri Ramesh Srinivasan)

Pranav Tirumalai (student of Sri Tiruchur Narendran)

Rajeev Devanath (student of Sri Ramesh Srinivasan)

Sachin Venkat(student of Sri Ramesh Srinivasan)

Shreyas Garimella (student of Sri Rohan Krishnamurthy)

Shrikanth Shivakumar(student of Sri Vinod Seetharaman)

Umesh Gopi(student of Sri Gopi Lakshminarayanan)

Vaibhav Prakash (student of Sri Gopi Lakshminarayanan)

Dear members,

Hope you are all getting back into your routines as the summer vacation is nearing the end for our students with schools about to re-open. We had a great start to the second half of the year at our August event Sunday and a big thanks to all of you who took the time to attend.
 
We had nine solo performances, eight on the vocals and one violin solo and all of them did a fantastic job by presenting their best possible versions. Young students these days do not fear the stage as much as the students a few years ago did, and this makes the performances more enjoyable for the audience to listen; Sahana whom we introduced was a classic example of this trend. Kudos to all our talented accompanists who enhanced each of those solo performances with their embellishing support and a special mention to Anirudh, Urmika and Shrikanth who handled an OnTheSpot (OTS) performance.
 
We are extremely thankful to all our core team volunteers for their help with various aspects to ensure a smooth event. Bhooma and Srikanth took care of the ppt, while Latha with her teammates Sadhana and Veena managed the ever busy attendance desk. Audio team was short staffed but Prakash and Venkat stepped in to help out Namdev, our thanks to them as well as to all the parents who helped with chairs setup and clean up.
 
Hope you enjoy these pictures from our event, our sincere thanks to Murali for helping with photography this month and getting the pictures out before he had to leave town on a vacation the next day. Many thanks to Vidya Anand for covering the video recording and editing to produce this precious excerpt clip for your enjoyment.  Truly appreciate her help in getting this done every single month.
 
Please save September 2nd (long weekend) Sunday (2pm to 5pm) for our next event!
 
Wishing all our students a great school year ahead!

Regards,
Padma Mohan

July CCC, Sunday 8th 2018

posted Jul 12, 2018, 2:43 PM by CCC Editor



Dear members,

Effective and influential performance from our Gurus on CCC stage last Sunday and the folks who attended would attest to that. Guru Prabhaavam, a CCC special event was a gem of an event and it had such a fitting agenda to celebrate the Guru Purnima coming up soon. On behalf of all of you, I'd like to thank Sri Shivkumar Bhat, Sri Hari Devanath, Sri Arvind Lakshmikanthan, Sri Natarajan Srinivasan, Sri Srikanth Chary, Sri Saravanapriyan Sriraman and Sri Ravindrabharathy Sridharan for accepting to perform for CCC audience and for giving us such a wonderful evening. I've received many compliments from our members who enjoyed the event thoroughly. 

I am so glad we got an opportunity to acknowledge our core team on stage for the very first time! This was my humble attempt to thank them for their time and efforts, which makes our CCC initiatives/events go smoothly.  I'd like to thank Geetha Kannan and Sumithra Saravanapriyan for helping me with the gift bag prep/distribution, couldn't have done it without their help.

Our sincere thanks to our guest of honor Sri Tiruchur Narendran mama for attending the event in full with mami and blessing the artists & our children. The students learning music in these times are handed over so much knowledge without having to long for it and hope they understand the value of the many learning opportunities that are available to them. 

I'm sure you will be very happy to see the photos from the event, BIG thanks to Prasanna Ranganathan, Barath Rangaswamy, Ram Athreya for their lovely clicks.  Our super-efficient video team has given us the video links also, I am sure you'll enjoy the FULL video of the two segments and the video of the volunteer appreciation segment (both courtesy of Anand Gurumurthy and Vidya Ganesan). Sincere thanks to this couple for sending us these clips very quickly.

Please save Sunday, August 12th (2-5pm) for our next event, and wishing you all a wonderful summer!


Regards,
Padma

June CCC, Sunday 10th 2018

posted Jun 19, 2018, 11:09 PM by CCC Editor   [ updated Jun 23, 2018, 9:47 PM ]


 Performers:

Advika Anand (student of Smt.Nandini Ramamurthi)

Ananya Rao (student of Smt.Savita Rao)

Apurvaa & Aishwarya Anand (Violin Duet) (student of Anuradha Sridhar)

Manya Sriram (student of Sri Paduka Academy)

Niyati Sriram (student of Mambalam Sisters, Smt. Chithra Sathish)

Prisha Balan (student of Smt.Kasthuri Shivakumar)

Rithu Paramesh (student of Smt.Jayanthi Umesh)

Shruthi Jaganathan (student of Smt.Rama Thyagarajan )

Umesh Gopi (student of Sri.Kolkatta Vijayaraghavan)

Vaibhav Prakash (student of Smt.Chandrika Pai)

  String accompanists:

Aditya Satyadeep OTS (student of Smt Lalgudi Vijayalakshmi)

Aparna Basavapatna(student of Smt.Sandhya Srinath)

Aparna Thyagarajan OTS (student of Sri Delhi P Sunderrajan)

Sahas Ramesh(student of Sri Vittal Ramamurthy)

Shravya Srinath(student of Smt.Sandhya Srinath)

Srishiva Manikantan(student of Sri Saravanapriyan Sriraman)

Thejeswini Sai(student of Sri Saravanapriyan Sriraman)

Urmika Balaji (student of Vid.A.Kanyakumari)

Vandana Chari(student of Sri Saravanapriyan Sriraman)
 Mrudangam accompanists:

Akshay Aravindan(student of Sri Kumbakonam Swaminathan)

Akshay Suresh (student of Sri Gopi Lakshminarayanan)

Akshay Venkatesan(student of Sri Ramesh Srinivasan)

Ambika Ramadurai(student of Sri Srinath Bala)

Anirudh Rao (kanjira)(student of Sri Srinath Bala)

Avinash Anand (OTS)(student of Sri Ramesh Srinivasan)

Sachin Venkat(student of Sri Ramesh Srinivasan)

Srihari Srinivasan(student of Sri Trivandrum Balaji)

Sriram Subramanian (OTS)(student of Sri Gopi Lakshminarayanan)

Kishore Lakshmanan (student of Sri Gopi Lakshminarayanan)

Vivek Arvind (student of Sri Ganesh Ramanarayanan)


Dear members,

I guess event days are gratifying for all of us as it’s the pay off day for all the hard work our students, teachers, parents and volunteers put in. The students performing on stage inspire the students in the audience which creates a super healthy music eco-system that perfects itself to get better and better each month. We thought May CCC event was incredible but June CCC event was even better! We introduced a LOT of new talents which brought a degree of freshness to the overall program.
 
Ten main performances were showcased for the receptive and knowledgeable audience we had (Thank you to those who took the time to be there!) and kudos to each of them for a well done job. Advika’s Mohanamaana voice, Umesh’s cute voice, Prisha’s confident voice, Rithu’s bold voice, Ananya’s melodious voice, Niyati’s distinct voice, Vaibhav’s flowing voice, Manya’s memorable voice, Apurvaa/Aishwarya’s violin duet that sounded like a solo voice and Shruthi’s shruthi-perfect voice summarizes the event in a nutshell.
 
Our new string accompanists Thejeswini, Aparna B and Shravya provided great support on their debut appearance while our repeat accompanists Sahas, Vandana, Srishiva, Urmika, Aparna T, and Aditya provided more mature support with ease. We introduced Kishore (on the Mrudangam) and Anirudh (on the kanjira) and both displayed their adeptness with the task at hand. We had all three Akshays’ (Akshay S., Akshay A. and Akshay V) in the line up for mrudangists and all did a fantastic job. The non Akshays, Vivek, Sachin, Ambika, Srihari, Avinash, & Sriram did a great job as well J
 
The millennial babies are no longer babies as they graduated from high school and are ready to move on with the next phase of their lives. We got a chance to celebrate our graduates at our event and our HEARTY CONGRATULATIONS to each of them on their graduation! 

Hope you enjoy these pictures from our event, our sincere thanks to Vaidy for jumping in to get behind the camera this month. Many thanks to Vidya for covering the video recording to produce this wonderful excerpt clip for your enjoyment.  
 
Please save July 8th Sunday (2pm to 5pm) for our next event! It’s going to be a SPECIAL EVENT in which we will be hosting eight of our CCC resident musicians on stage so look forward to seeing you all there.

We are extremely thankful to all our core team volunteers for their help with various aspects to ensure a smooth event, month after month and if you are wondering who they are, I’m hoping to introduce them all to you at our next event!  

Wishing all our under-appreciated :) hard working dads a very happy Fathers' Day! Glad we were able to get atleast some of them in the group pic with their performing children. 

Wish you all a wonderful and relaxing summer!

Regards,
Padma Mohan

May CCC, Sunday 13th 2018

posted May 18, 2018, 11:23 AM by CCC Editor   [ updated May 23, 2018, 10:40 AM ]



Performers:

Anika Sundararajan(student of Smt Nandini Ramamurthi)

Manasi Ganti(student of Ms Leela Murthy)

Nitika Pande (student of Smt. Vasudha Ravi)

Rajeev Devanath(student of Sri Paduka Academy)

Samyuktha Natesan(student of Smt Akila Shankar)

Shrikanth Shivakumar(student of Shri Neyveli Santhanagopalan)

Sripradha Manikantan(student of Sri Paduka Academy)

Vaishnavi Tirumalai(student of Sri Paduka Academy)

Yogitha Balasubramanian Violin solo (student of Sri Vittal Ramamurthy)
 String accompanists:

Alaap Rag (student of Smt Lakshmi Balasubramanya)

Ananya Devanath (student of Sri Srikanth Chary)

Prahlad Saravanapriyan (student of Sri Saravanapriyan Sriraman)

Sanika Pande (student of Sri Keyboard Sathyanarayana)

Shreya Virunchipuram (student of Sri Saravanapriyan Sriraman)

Srishiva Manikantan(student of Sri Saravanapriyan Sriraman)

Tanisha Srivatsa(student of Ms. Charumathi Raghuraman)

Tejas Bharadwaj (student of Sri B V Raghavendra Rao)
 Mrudangam accompanists:

Arush Gopal(student of Sri Trivandrum Balaji)

Maanav Balan(student of Sri Ramesh Srinivasan)

Pranav Tirumalai (student of Sri Tiruchur Narendran)

Rishi Kodungallur(student of Sri Ravindrabharathy Sridharan)

Sachin Venkat (student of Sri Ramesh Srinivasan)

Santhosh Ravindrabharathy (student of Sri Ravindrabharathy Sridharan)

Shreyas Garimella (student of Sri Rohan Krishnamurthy)

Shrikrishna Shivakumar (student of Sri Vinod Seetharaman)

Varchas Bharadwaj (student of Sri Trivandrum Balaji)

Dear members,

That was an incredible Mother’s Day event we had last Sunday! The hall was so packed with almost all members in attendance and the performers did justice to everyone’s time and presence. A big thank you to all those who made it to CCC, special mention to all our gurus whose presence made the event very grand!
 
The atmosphere at our event was like a festival and Dasha Tarangini (our 10th anniversary production) training had a nice kick off as well. We are so very grateful to all our sixteen gurus who’ll be training our CCC students for this special event on Jan 20th 2019 and best wishes to all our participating students.
 
We did everything in our power to make the moms happy! Our May line up had many siblings and it was a delight for the moms to watch their children perform together on stage! We introduced 6 new performers to make more moms happy!  Best of all, we started and finished ON TIME, kudos to our performers for keeping within their allotted duration.
 
Manasi’s intro at the event was with an apt start on Devi, followed by a popular purvikalyani piece Gnanamosagaradha by Anika, Vaishnavi’s vibrant Varamu, Nitika’s young yet sruthi aligned voice, Rajeev’s pleasing Panthuvarali, Yogitha’s soulful Vaagadeeswari, Varali in Sripradha’s versatile voice, Brilliant Bhairavi by Samyuktha and a dual-ragam Mother’s Day (and upcoming Father’s day) special pallavi by Shrikanth sums up the feast we had Sunday. It was a delight to hear two new violinists Shreya and Tejas in CCC for the first time and we added Maanav and Varchas to our already strong percussion pool this month. Rest of our repeat performers, Alaap, Prahlad, Sanika, Tanisha, Srishiva, and Ananya did a fantastic job with their respective string accompaniments. Rishi, Arush, Pranav, Sachin, Santhosh, Shreyas, and Shrikrishna carried off the performances well with their excellent layam support.
 
Namdev bought and brought a new board to CCC to give our children the best audio possible (heard that his old board was a bit faulty and he didn’t want to take any chances) and our heartfelt thanks to this selfless soul who spends his time, money and efforts for CCC and its children! We are grateful to all our core team volunteers for their help with various aspects to ensure a smooth event, month after month!
 
Hope you enjoy these pictures from our event (courtesy of Murali Swaminathan). Many thanks to Suresh who covered the video in Anand/Vidya’s absence, Here is his excerpt clip.
 
Please save June 10th Sunday (2pm to 5pm) for our next event!

Regards,
Padma Mohan
 

April CCC, Sunday 8th 2018

posted Apr 13, 2018, 11:00 PM by CCC Editor


  Performers:

Hiranya & Lavanya Sundar Veena duet (student of Sri Chitraveena Narasimhan/ Chitraveena Ganesh)

Mahathi Shankarram (student of Sri Paduka Academy)

Neha Bashyam (student of Shri Neyveli Santhanagopalan)

Samhitha Srinivasan (student of Smt Kasthuri Shivakumar)

Sarang Ashwin (student of Smt Snigdha Venkatramani)

Shivani Venkatramanan (student of Smt Jayanthi Umesh)

Sumedh Vaidyanathan (student of Sri Paduka Academy)

Vandana Chari Violin solo (student of Sri. Saravanapriyan Sriraman)

Vishaka Ashok (student of Smt. Vasudha Ravi)
 String accompanists:

Aditya Satyadeep (student of Smt Lalgudi Vijayalakshmi)

Deeksha Venkateswaran (student of Smt H.M.Smitha)

Geeta Shankar (student of Sri Neyveli Santhanagopalan)

Prahlad Saravanapriyan (student of Sri Saravanapriyan Sriraman)

Sahas Ramesh (student of Sri Vittal Ramamurthy)

Tanisha Srivatsa (student of Ms. Charumathi Raghuraman)

Urmika Balaji (student of Vid.A.Kanyakumari)
 Mrudangam accompanists:

Abishayan Thamba Shiva (student of Toronto Sri Gowrishankar)

Akshay Aravindan (student of Sri Kumbakonam Swaminathan)

Akshay Suresh (student of Sri Gopi Lakshminarayanan)

Ambika Ramadurai (student of Sri Srinath Bala)

Pranav Tirumalai(student of Sri Tiruchur Narendran)

Rahul Swaminathan (student of Sri Gopi Lakshminarayanan)

Srihari Srinivasan (student of Trivandrum Sri Balaji)

Sriram Subramanian (student of Sri Gopi Lakshminarayanan)

Vivek Arvind (student of Sri Ganesh Ramanarayanan)


Dear members,

This past weekend was one of the most hectic weekends in the bay area with many music events/competitions and concerts happening everywhere yet our CCC members showed a strong sign of support with their presence at our recent event Sunday. Our hearty thanks to all the people who made it to our event!
 
Sarang’s great intro performance, repeat yet very impressive performances from Mahathi, Vishaka, Vandana's violin solo, Samhitha, Sumedh, Shivani, Hiranya/ Lavanya's veena duet and Neha's solos enthralled our supportive audience. We heard an array of contemporary composers’, works of Sri K N Shashikiran, Sri Neyveli Santhanagopalan, Sri TN Seshagopalan, Sri Chitraveena Ganesh and Sri Lalgudi Jayaraman in addition to St Thyagaraja, Maharaja Swati Thirunaal and Papanasam Sivan in the line-up Sunday.
 
Our string accompanists Deeksha, Prahlad, Sahas, Tanisha, Gowri, Urmika and Geeta nicely supported the performances with their melodious playing. Rhythm aspects were ably supported by Vivek, Ambika, Abishayan, Srihari, Akshay Suresh, Sriram, Rahul, Pranav & Akshay Aravindan. 
 
First time visitor to CCC, Vid. Sriranjani Santhanagopalan had very encouraging words about our performers and the rich content they are presenting. However, she suggested that our performers can work on their stage presence a bit more which will greatly enhance the overall success /reach of the concerts. I am sure our young students will remember this as they take baby steps into the performing arena.
 
Dasha Tarangini, our tenth anniversary production grouping info have been shared to all registrants and sincere thanks to all our parent coordinators and volunteers who have begun their prep work. Our sincere thanks to all the Gurus who’ll be training our students for this special event and request all registered students to be responsive to the emails in this regard.
 
Our aasthana photographer Prasanna was back in action (Thank you so much Prasanna!) and I’m sure you’ll enjoy his lovely captures in this album. Special appreciation to Vidya Anand for driving to venue directly from airport (after returning from east coast) to handle the video recording and she completed the editing before her trip again, today. We are so grateful to her for doing this task with such commitment and sincerity. Here is the video excerpt clip she compiled for your viewing pleasure.
 
Please save May 13th Sunday (2pm to 5pm), which happens to be Mother’s Day, for our next event.

Regards,
Padma Mohan

March CCC, Sunday 11th 2018

posted Mar 16, 2018, 10:13 AM by CCC Editor



 Performers:


Siddharth Sharma (student of Sri Ashok Subramaniam)

Ranjani Ravindrabharathy (student of Shri Neyveli Santhanagopalan)

Madhumita Ramkumar (student of Smt Nandini Ramamurthi)

Gaurav Rajan veena solo (student of Smt. Anuradha Sundar)

Akshay Suresh (student of Smt. Kasthuri Shivakumar)

Arundhati Calambur (student of Smt. Vydehi Sudharshan )

Rahul Swaminathan (student of Sri Paduka Academy)

Varsha Shankar (student of Sri Paduka Academy)

Urmika Balaji violin solo (student of Vid. A. Kanyakumari/Mahesh Balaji)
 String accompanists:


Aditya Satyadeep (student of Smt Lalgudi Vijayalakshmi)

Aishwarya Anand (student of Smt Anuradha Sridhar)

Hrishikesh Chary (student of Sri Srikanth Chary)

Shivani Venkataramanan (student of Smt Lakshmi Balasubramanya)

Srishiva Manikantan (student of Sri Saravanapriyan Sriraman)

Vishaka Ashok (student of Sri Ananda Nada Yogi)

Vishnu Srinivas (student of Smt Lakshmi Balasubramanya)
 Mrudangam accompanists:


Anirudh Rao (student of Sri Srinath Bala)

Pranav Tirumalai (student of Sri Tiruchur Narendran)

Sachin Venkat (student of Sri Ramesh Srinivasan)

Santhosh Ravindrabharathy (student of Sri Ravindrabharathy Sridharan)

Shreyas Garimella (student of Sri Rohan Krishnamurthy)

Shrikanth Shivakumar (student of Sri Vinod Seetharaman)

Sriram Subramanian (student of Sri Gopi Lakshminarayanan)

Vaibhav Prakash  (student of Sri Gopi Lakshminarayanan)

Vivek Arvind (student of Sri Ganesh Ramanarayanan)


Dear members,
TLDR: Pictures speak a thousand words so I’m going to limit the # of words I write this month hoping the pictures (thanks to Murali S.) and video excerpts (thanks to Vidya A.) will compensate. Sincere thanks to each of you who made time to listen to our students Sunday!
 
It was a delight to hear the new voices of Madhumitha, Siddharth and Akshay, strings of Gaurav (veena) and Vishnu (violin), and beats of Vaibhav! Our repeat performers Arundhati, Rahul, Urmika, Varsha and Ranjani did a great job handling ragams Arabhi, Varamu, Urmika, Vachaspati and Dharmavati RTP respectively.
 
Our March accompanists Shivani, Srishiva, Vishaka, Aishwarya, Vivek, Sachin, Shreyas, Anirudh, Srikanth and Santhosh enhanced the show with their wonderful support, congratulations to them all and kudos to our OTS accompanists Aditya (on string) and Pranav and Sriram (on Mrudangam). My very special thanks to CCC alumni Hrishikesh Chary for returning to CCC stage to accompany this month, it was a divine yet proud feeling to listen him.
 
CCC 10th anniversary project is off to a fantastic start with 16 teachers, 200+ participants, two PMs and many dozens of enthusiastic parent volunteers aboard!!! Grouping information will be going out within the next few days to students who had registered (except for the alumni group which will be finalized a bit later), please look out for that important email and also read.
 
Please save April 8th Sunday (4pm to 7pm) for our next event.
Regards,
Padma Mohan

February CCC, Sunday 11th 2018

posted Feb 13, 2018, 7:48 PM by CCC Editor   [ updated Feb 13, 2018, 11:04 PM ]



Performers :

Ambika Ramadurai (student of Sri Paduka Academy)

Anirudh Raja (student of Sri Paduka Academy)

Gayathri Baskar (student of Sri Ajay Namboodiri)

Geeta Shankar & Aparna Thyagarajan veena-violin duet (student of Shri Neyveli Santhanagopalan & Sri Delhi P Sunderrajan)

Kavya Kodungallur (student of Sri Sikkil Gurucharan )

Manasa Pooni (student of Sri Paduka Academy)

Rohini Bharat (student of Smt Nandini 

Ramamurthi & Smt Srividhya Ramanath)

Shreya Virunchipuram (student of Sow. Sriranjani Santhanagopalan)

 String accompanists: 

Aditya Satyadeep 

Aishwarya Anand 

Apurvaa Anand 

Prahlad Saravanapriyan

Sahana Prasanna 

Urmika Balaji 

Vandana Chari 
 Percussion accompanists:

Akshay Aravindan 

Anirudh Rao 

Arush Gopal 

Avinash Anand 

Pranav Tirumalai 

Rajeev Devanath 

Sachin Venkat

Shrikrishna Shivakumar 

Srihari Srinivasan 


Dear members,


What a lovely event it was Sunday when twenty five of our repeat performers presented their best in our well attended CCC event! Big salute to our performers for keeping within their allotted duration that we finished the event on time even though we had FIVE main slots, and three with OnTheSpot (OTS) accompanists. Many Ghana ragams were presented and the children all did a neat job that we received nice compliments from teachers and rasikas alike! 

 

Each of our performers sang with some manodharma in their presentation. CCC structure as I mentioned on stage is meant to cater to students in all levels and each student picks what is comfortable for them or some challenge themselves one step ahead. We witnessed the later predominantly in our Feb. event as each of our repeat performers strived to demonstrate an improved musical aspect in their presentation by challenging themselves and also succeeding in it. We are so proud of you Kavya, Ambika, Rohini, Shreya, Manasa, Gayathri, Anirudh, Geeta & Aparna. 

 

Our talented accompanists enhanced the show with their wonderful support, kudos to them all and special mentions yet again to our OTS accompanists Apurvaa, Aditya and Aishwarya (on string) and Avinash, Srihari and Pranav (on Mrudangam). Our budding artists Urmika, Anirudh Rao, Prahlad, Sachin, Vandana, Rajeev, Arush, Sahana did their part beautifully with their rehearsed support as well. My heart pounced with pride when our senior kids gave their finale performance with their instruments! Geeta, Aparna, Akshay, Shrikrishna and Gayathri: our best wishes to you all as you await college decisions.

 

Huge thanks to our core volunteer team for helping with various aspects to make it a smooth event and please see below the visual treats you’re waiting for!

 

Photos link (courtesy of Barath Rangaswamy)

Video excerpts link (courtesy of Vidya Anand)

 

Please save March 11th Sunday (2pm to 5pm) for our next event.

Happy Valentine’s Day to you and yours!

Regards…..Padma Mohan


January CCC, Sunday 14th 2018

posted Jan 17, 2018, 11:39 AM by CCC Editor



 Performers :

Ashwat Subbaraman  (student of Sri A S Murali)

Kaushik Hariharan (student of Smt Jayanthi Umesh & Shri Sikkil Gurucharan)

Meenakshi Iyer (student of Sri. Shivkumar Bhat)

Sashwat Mahalingam (student of Sri Paduka Academy)

Shashank Venkat Violin solo (student of Sri. Arvind Lakshmikanthan)

Siddharth Srinivasan (student of Sri Paduka Academy)

Tanisha Srivatsa (student of Smt. Sangeetha Swaminathan)

Viresh Kumar (student of Smt. Lavanya Kothandaraman)

Vittal Thirumalai (student of Smt. Padma Shankar)
 String accompanists: 

Aditya Satyadeep (violin)

Aparna Thyagarajan (violin)

Apurvaa Anand (violin)

Deeksha Venkateswaran (violin)

Geeta Shankar (veena)

Sahas Ramesh (violin)

Srishiva Manikantan (violin)

Urmika Balaji (violin)
 Percussion accompanists:

Akshay Aravindan

Avinash Anand

Pranav Tirumalai

Rahul Swaminathan

Ramanan Ganesan 

Santhosh Ravindrabharathy

Shreyas Garimella

Srihari srinivasan

Sriram Subramanian


Dear members,

It was indeed a grand NINTH anniversary event Sunday and thank you all for attending the event and sharing your MahaSankranthi day afternoon with us. 

Each of our NINE performers in the line-up did a stellar job and there was no dull moment! Sincere thanks to the participants and their teachers for choosing compositions that fit the anniversary theme! Meenakshi’s Navagraha krithi on Lord Surya, (intro voice)Tanisha’s Mohanam, (intro voice)Viresh’s Aberi, Shashank’s Abogi (intro violin), Siddharth’s Kamalamba Navavarnam in Sree, Vittal’s Sogasuga- Sriranjani, Sashwat’s main slot exposition of Navaragamalika varnam, Ashwat’s Marubalga –Sriranjani and Kaushik’s RTP on Lord Surya made our Ninth anniversary – Pongal event such a grand one to remember. 


As always, our accompanists made the various segments more enjoyable to listen to, with their superb support. We introduced Sahas on the violin and Ramanan on the Mrudangam this month and rest of them were familiar faces from our accompanist pool. However, six of them get a special mention this month because they participated in a new initiative called On-The-Spot (OTS) accompaniment. Urmika, Aparna, and Aditya on the violin, and Sriram, Pranav and Avinash on the Mrudangam all got chosen for the three vocalists (Siddharth, Sashwat and Ashwat) who had offered to perform with OTS accompanists in January. The accompanists came in totally blind to who the performer is or what the content will be(as accompanists were picked at the venue minutes before the event started) yet they all did a fantastic job accompanying their respective vocalists and this goes to show the level of talent we have within our CCC pool. Congratulations to all the performers who participated in this new initiative and you can expect more of these OTS concerts in the future too. I really hope this initiative will motivate and inspire our performers and accompanists to work harder to reach the next level, of performing without a rehearsal or advance notice of the content and be always ready for anything!!!

 

Our sincere thanks to our core volunteer team for helping with all of the event day logistics, rain or shine, sick or well! And special thanks to parents of Vasudha, Shashank V, Ashwat, Kaushik, and Siddharth for helping me with snacks for the kick-off meeting with teachers. 


Pictures from the event (courtesy of Murali S.)   

Video excerpt from the event (courtesy of Vidya A)

 

Please save February 11th Sunday (2pm to 5pm) for our next event.

Regards

Padma

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