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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

December CCC, Sunday 10th 2017

posted Dec 12, 2017, 11:33 AM by CCC Editor   [ updated Dec 12, 2017, 11:34 AM ]


Performers :

Adithi Suresh(student of Smt. Kasthuri Shivakumar)

Amirtha Srinivasan(student of Sri. Shreyas Narayanun)

Anirudh Natarajan(student of Smt. Misha Rajaram)

Gohitha Venkluri Veena solo (student of Smt. Anuradha Sundar)

Harshitha Kuchibhotla (student of Smt. Vasudha Ravi)

Janani & Mythri Sekar (student of Smt. Nandini Ramamurthi)

Sahiti Annadata(student of Smt. Snigdha Venkataramani)

Srishiva Manikantan(student of Sri. Ajay Namboodiri)

Sruthi Bhamidipatti(student of Sri Paduka Academy)

Sudiksha Vaidyanathan(student of Sri Paduka Academy)
String accompanists: 

Aishwarya Anand (violin)

Alaap Rag (violin)

Ananya Devanath (veena)

Apurva Anand (violin)

Tanisha Srivatsa (violin)

Urmika Balaji (violin)

Vandana Chari (violin)

Vishaka Ashok (violin)

Yogitha Balasubramanian (violin)

Percussion accompanists:

Ambika Ramadurai

Ashwat Subbaraman

Avinash Anand

Pranav Tirumalai

Rahul Swaminathan

Shreyas Garimella

Srihari srinivasan

Sriram Subramanian

Umesh Gopi

Vivek Arvind

Dear members,

It felt great to be back in the bay area after a great Chennai trip and seeing all the friendly and welcoming faces at CCC made me feel at home and I think I’m now totally out of both jetlag and homesick-ness. Thank you all for attending the last event of the year in great numbers and encouraging our talented youngsters!

We got to introduce a lot of new talents, four new voices (Harshita, Anirudh, Amirtha and Sruthi), one new violinist(Tanisha) and two new mrudangists (Ambika and Ashwat). All of them did well and we hope to hear them for many years to come. Our repeat performers Gohitha, Sudiksha, Srishiva, Sahiti, Janani&Mythri and Adithi did a great job too, and our sincere appreciation to the talented pool of accompanists (too many to mention here J) who helped enhance the concerts with their beautiful accompaniment support. God bless you all!

The Feature-A-Guru segment led by Vid Sri Gopi Lakshminarayanan brought up an interesting topic, “nadais to use and not use, given the eduppu of a krithi”,with simple explanations and live demo. Our deepest appreciation to him for his time and efforts to present this segment for the benefit of our students and parents and kudos to the boys who helped demonstrate the various nadais.

Our sincere thanks again to our core volunteer team for helping with all of the event day logistics all through the year, and CCC is so grateful to them for their enthusiastic support. They do NOT gain any special advantage for helping out and some don’t even have children performing in CCC now (they’ve graduated or stopped learning) so it’s incredible that they continue to support us, hats off to you team! You are an inspiration to many of us around you!

Pictures (courtesy of Prasanna N): https://photos.app.goo.gl/2crjAkuMheFqBuDI2

Video excerpt (courtesy of Vidya A): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DyDmq6-w3UQ

Please save January 14th Sunday (2pm to 5pm) as we plan to kick start 2018 with an interesting initiative, on-the-spot accompaniment. Wishing you and your family a joyous Holiday season and a very happy New Year!

Regards,

Padma Mohan


November CCC, Sunday 12th 2017

posted Nov 16, 2017, 10:17 PM by CCC Editor   [ updated Dec 12, 2017, 11:37 AM ]


 Performers :

Chinmayee Iyer (student of Smt. Jaya Narahari)

Nandhan Natarajan (student of Sri. Niranjan Krishna)

Meera Iyer (student of Smt. Nandini Ramamurthi)

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

Shashvath Iyer (student of Sri Paduka Academy)

Preetha Kumar (student of Ms.Ananya Ashok)

Meera Bharat (student of Sri Paduka Academy)

Shraddha Srinath, Sravya Srinath, Ananya Rao (students of Smt. Savita Rao&Smt. Kannamma Kothandaraman)

Shreya Anand (student of Chinmaya Sisters & Smt. Nandini Ramamurthi)

Jyothi Shankar (student of Smt. Snigdha Venkatramani)
 String accompanists: 

Alaap Rag (violin)

Ananya Devanath (veena)

Apurva Anand (violin)

Kavya Kodungallur (veena)

Prahlad Saravanapriyan (violin)

Sahana Prasanna (violin)

Srishiva Manikantan (violin)

Urmika Balaji (violin)

Vittal Thirumalai (violin)

Yogitha Balasubramanian (violin)
 Percussion accompanists:

Akshay Aravindan

Anirudh Rao 

Rahul Swaminathan

Rajeev Devanath

Rishi Kodungallur

Sachin Venkat

Santhosh Ravindrabharathy 

Shreyas Garimella

Shrikanth Shivakumar

Sriram Subramanian 


Dear Members,

I’m thrilled that our November event went very well, thanks to all our dear volunteers from the bottom of my heart! Very happy to hear that Mohan’s sincere efforts to cover my absence was well received, we probably have a fan club for his humorous emceeing!! 
Nami’s support was definitely a huge factor and our sincere thanks to him too. 

I heard from many that the performers did a great job, will be watching the entire video when I return home. Congrats to each one of our performers (we had so many intros this month) and look forward to watching all your performances. 

Please see precious clicks from Prasanna here - Nov-2017 CCC 
Please see the video excerpts to enjoy snippets from our Nov CCC event, as recorded by Srivatsan and edited by Mohan. My sincere thanks to them both. Hope you like it. 

Please save Dec 10th Sunday for our next event. Happy thanksgiving to all of you and look forward to seeing you all soon!

Regards
Padma 

October CCC, Saturday 7th 2017

posted Oct 9, 2017, 11:26 PM by CCC Editor   [ updated Oct 9, 2017, 11:54 PM ]


 Performers: 

Aishwarya  Yuvaraj (student of Sri Paduka Academy)

Akila Suresh Veena solo (student of Smt Vidya Mouli)

Anchita Ganesh (student of Smt. Kasthuri Shivakumar)

Arjun Subramanian (student of Smt Visalakshi Nityanand)

Avinash Anand (student of Sri Paduka Academy)

Prahlad Saravanapriyan (student of Sri Shivakumar Bhat, Sri Saravanapriyan Sriraman)

Preetika Ashok (student of Smt. Vasudha Ravi)
Rohit Seshadri (student of Smt. Nandini Ramamurthi)

Tejas Chidambaram (student of Smt. Anu Suresh)

Vasudha Iyer (student of Sri Ashok Subramanian)
 String Accompanists: 

Aditya Satyadeep (violin)

Aishwarya Anand (violin)

Ananya Devanath (veena)

Sahana Prasanna (violin)

Shivani Venkatramanan (violin)

Srishiva Manikantan (violin)

Urmika Balaji (violin)

Vandana Chari (violin)

Vittal Thirumalai (violin)

 Mrudangam Accompanists: 

Akshay Aravindan

Akshay Suresh

Arush Gopal 

Pranav Tirumalai

Rahul Swaminathan

Santhosh Ravindrabharathy

Srihari Srinivasan

Sriram Subramanian

Umesh Gopi

Vivek Arvind

Dear members,

I believe the Bay Area Golu season had ended well and it was nice for all to get together at our October CCC event to discuss what happened in each golu, who made what sundal, and who performed what piece in each concert around the bay etc. Of course, our October performers had the most attention as each of our ten soloists delighted everyone with their beautiful renderings supported by our able accompanists and thanks to each of you who made time to listen to them. 


An array of 13 unique ragams were presented by our ten soloists. It was my pleasure to introduce Tejas and Akila to our audience while Rohit, Arjun, Prahlad, Aishwarya, Anchita, Vasudha and Preetika enthralled everyone with their greatly improved performances since last time! We got to hear Shivani for the first time on the violin while our talented CCC pool accompanists did a fantastic job for their respective assignments. Pairing up different accompanists each time for the solos brings out a different flavor and experience and balances out the overall feel, in my humble opinion. My sincere thanks to each of our performing students’ parents’ and their gurus, for their support in making it the absolute best possible performance on CCC stage! 


A big thanks to our core team volunteers for their help in making it a smooth event and thanks to Murali for stepping in to take photos this month and I'm sure you'll enjoy this albumAnand G and Vidya have recorded, edited and provided us this video excerpt clip to reminisce the event and I’m sure this will be a treasure to watch if you could not make it in person. Appreciate the parents of Vasudha, Akila, Preetika, and Arjun for their help with tea, snacks for volunteers. The setup and clean up gets done very fast each month, grateful to our parent helpers who come early and stay back late to help.  


Wishing you all a very happy Deepavali! I’m excited that I’ll be celebrating it in India, after 27 years, with my parents!


Please save Sunday Nov 12th from 2-5pm for our next event!

Best Regards,

Padma Mohan

September CCC, Saturday 9th 2017

posted Sep 12, 2017, 2:57 PM by CCC Editor   [ updated Sep 12, 2017, 9:03 PM ]



  Performers: 

Abinaya Srikant (student of Smt. Charumathi Ramachandran)

Aditi Anand (student of Sri Paduka Academy)

Aditya Bashyam (student of Smt. Kasthuri Shivakumar)

Aditya Satyadeep (student of Lalgudi Smt.Vijayalakshmi)

Alaap Rag (student of Ms. Ananya Ashok/Ashok Subramaniam)

Anirudh Ramadurai (student of Sri Paduka Academy)

Arya Venkat (student of Smt. Nandini Ramamurthi)

Sanika Pande (student of Smt. Vasudha Ravi)

Thejeswini Sai Swaminathan (student of Sri Kolkatta Vijayaraghavan)
 String Accompanists: 

Anirudh Prabhu (veena)

Aparna Thyagarajan (violin)

Preetika Ashok (Veena) 

Sahana Prasanna (violin)

Urmika Balaji (violin)

Vandana Chari  (violin)

Vishaka Ashok (violin)

Yogitha Balasubramanian (violin)

 Mrudangam Accompanists:

Abishayan Thamba Shiva

Akshay Aravindan

Avinash Anand 

Pranav Tirumalai

Rahul Swaminathan 

Sachin Venkat

Santhosh Ravindrabharathy

Sriram Subramanian 

Srivatsan Tennathur


Dear members,

September is surely a super busy month for all and we’ve started feeling the impact already with not being able to keep up with all the various events happening in the bay area (and Sacramento!). But our committed CCC families made time and got together to listen to our September performers and our sincere thanks to them all!


We had nine solo performances, 8 on the vocals and one violin solo. Aditya Bashyam and Aditi Anand made their debut performance in CCC with their divine, virgin music. Rest of our performers, Alaap, Arya, Aditi, Thejeswini, Aditya Satyadeep, Sanika and Abinaya showcased significant annual progress in their music journey, giving us a variety treat, with each choosing a unique raga to share.


Even though the accompanists learn and grow with each of the opportunities, the amount of effort each of our accompanists and their parents put in towards the success of our performances is incredible. They help the students get together for one or more rehearsals, help them learn the content to be more effective, plan out their coordinated outfits (love this part always!), and cheer each other up before, during and after the performance. This brings in the true team spirit which reflects directly in the performances. Kudos to our accompanists and their parents!


I am so glad we managed time in the schedule to host the feature a guru segment again this month. Vid. Sri Arvind Lakshmikanthan presented to our audience, in an encapsulated form, how to go about ‘practice’ and his valuable tips would apply not only to excel in music but also in other activities as well. Our sincere thanks to him for the efforts and time he spent, for the benefit of our CCC members. Smt Vasudha Ravi who is visiting the bay area paid CCC a surprise visit, listened to all the performers and had kind words to share, our thanks to her too.


Our September schedule was so tight that I did not even get to utter a thank you to our dear volunteers who help, on and off the stage, pre and post event! I know they are not expecting that but it is my duty to acknowledge and thank them for all their help and support! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!


Our Asthana photographer Prasanna was back this month to cover the event and here are his lovely captures. Anand G and Vidya have recorded, edited and provided us this excerpt clip to reminisce the event and I’m sure this will be a treasure to watch if you could not make it in person. Many thanks to Sowmya (Arya’s mom) for bringing coffee /snacks and Shreeranjani (Aditi’s mom) for bringing some finger food for our volunteers.


Please save Saturday October 7th from 4-7pm for our next event!


Best Regards,

Padma Mohan

August CCC, Sunday 20th 2017

posted Aug 23, 2017, 12:24 PM by CCC Editor


 Performers: 

Adithya Narayanan (student of Smt. Kasthuri Shivakumar)

Ananya Devanath (student of Sri Paduka Academy)

Deetshana Parthipan (student of Smt. Nandini Ramamurthi)

Priyanka Supraja Balaji (student of Smt. Yogam Santhanam)

Shashank Mahesh (student of Sri. Ashok Subramaniam)

Shrikrishna Shivakumar (student of Sri. Neyveli Santhanagopalan)

Smriti Krishna Swaminathan (student of Ms. Bharathi Palivela)

Sumanth Mahalingam (student of Sri Paduka Academy)

Twisha Sundararajan (student of Sri. Ajay Namboodiri)

Vishrant Prabhu -Veena Solo (student of Sri. Srikanth Chary)
 String Accompanists: 

Aishwarya Anand (violin)

Alaap Rag (violin) 

Apurvaa Anand (violin)

Hrishikesh Chary (veena)

Preetika Ashok (veena)

Sanika Pande (keyboard)

Srishiva Manikantan (violin)

Vandana Chari (violin)

Vittal Thirumalai (violin)
 Mrudangam Accompanists:

Akshay Aravindan 

Akshay Suresh 

Arush Gopal 

Avinash Anand 

Pranav Tirumalai 

Rahul Swaminathan 

Rajeev Devanath 

Sachin Venkat 

Srihari Srinivasan  

Vivek Arvind 

Dear members,

It was such a gratifying event Sunday at our August CCC event as our members filled the divine mandir hall in support of our performers, thanks to each of you who made it.  It was so nice to see some member families return from their trips/vacations to get the local updates from co-members at CCC, which is an additional benefit to attending the CCC events J


We had TEN solo performances, largest in any CCC event history, with 9 vocals and one veena. We introduced three new voices, that of Sumanth, Deetshana and Smriti, which were all honey to our ears! Repeat performers Priyanka (Kalyani), Adithya (Panthuvarali), Twisha (Hindolam), Shashank(Lalitha), Ananya(Todi) and Shrikrishna(RTP) did a spectacular job and their musical progress was unmistakable. We were thrilled to host Hrishikesh after a long gap on the veena for accompaniment, and introduced budding vainika Vishrant, Keyboardist Sanika and mrudangist Srihari, who will join our pool this month as accompanists. Rest of our budding accompanists gave their best accompanying to the aksharam, in addition to coordinated costumes (which make the pictures look adorable as a team). Congratulations to every single one of our August performers!


Our sincere thanks to Namdev Nayak (aka Nami) for giving our children the best ever audio experience even though he gets requests and SOS calls from other events for audio setup. Thanks to Anand Gurumurthy, Balaji Ramaswamy, Srivatsan Kannan and Murali Swaminathan for their help with stage/audio setup. To give a break to our regular photographers, I requested another member parent Ram Athreya to cover the event and he did a fantastic job with a quick turn-around in delivering the high resolution images, I am sure you are all going to love the pictures collection from our August event. Srikanth, Uma and Bhooma took care of the power point slides while Latha and Sadhana held the fort at the back with attendance. Anand worked hard the past couple of days to give you all a glimpse of the event in this short video clip and my sincere thanks to him for doing this extremely laborious editing task (3 hour long content in about 11 mins) for your viewing pleasure. Many thanks to our behind-the-scene-volunteers Radha (FB posts), Vaidy (Budding artist section on website) and Anandhi (home page update on website) for their help every month as well.


Please save Saturday September 9th from 4-7pm for our next event! Last, but not the least, Mohan and I would sincerely like to thank the teachers and the parents for the special ‘surprise’ segment with affectionate wedding anniversary wishes!   


Best Regards,

Padma Mohan


July CCC, Sunday 16th 2017

posted Jul 21, 2017, 1:24 AM by CCC Editor

Performers:
  
Abirami Sambamoorthy (student of Sri Paduka Academy)

Deeksha Venkateswaran (student of Sri. A.S.Murali & Lakshmi Sree)

Pramati Barath (student of Sri Paduka Academy)

Rhea Ram (student of Smt. Snigdha Venkatramani)

Shivani Seshan Veena solo (student of Smt. Jyothi Chetan)

Shriya Ganesh (student of Smt. Nandini Ramamurthi)

Varnika Kailash (student of Smt. Kasthuri Shivakumar)

Vishnu Kumar (student of Sri. Ashok Subramaniam)

Yuvanand Saravanan (student of Sri. Ajay Namboodiri)
String Accompanists:  

Aditya Satyadeep (violin)


Aishwarya Anand (violin)


Prahlad Saravanapriyan (violin)


Preetika Ashok (veena)


Priyanka Chary (veena)


Srishiva Manikantan (violin)


Vishaka Ashok (violin)


Yogitha Bala (violin)

Mrudangam Accompanists: 

Akshay Aravindan

Ananth Kumar

Arush Gopal

Avinash Anand

Sachin Venkat

Santhosh Ravindrabharathy

Shrikanth Shivakumar

Shrikrishna Shivakumar

Umesh Gopi

Dear members,


Let us start off with PRANAAMS to all the GURUs who is an embodiment of knowledge, whether it is at the spiritual level, arts or academics! And a big thanks to all our members who made an effort to attend our July event Sunday, and special hugs to all the grandmas and grandpas who sat through the performances with a big smile.


We had nine solo performances, 8 on the vocals and one veena solo. We introduced FIVE new voices, largest in CCC history in any given month, and each of our new vocalists, Yuvanand, Deeksha, Shriya, Vishnu and Rhea exhibited their talents eagerly to our friendly audience! Our hearty welcome to budding violinist Vishaka and mrudangist Arush who joined our pool this month as accompanists. Congratulations to each of our repeat performers for their beautiful renditions, Varnika (Poorvikalyani), Shivani (Charukesi), Pramati (Bhairavi) and Abirami (Saraswathi).  Our accompanists, however young they are, put together a grand show month after month with a lot of practice and the growth cannot be missed, kudos to each of our 17 accompanists who brightened up the show with their support. Sashwat is back from his India trip now and will be sending his detailed notes on all the performances as soon as he is over his jet-lag as I know those who missed the event are waiting to read it to get up-to-date!


Kudos to all the performers and their accompanists for keeping very much within their assigned duration, and this helped us include an interesting and helpful session featuring three gurus, in an extended feature-a-guru segment. Vidwans Sri Srikanth Chary, Sri Shivkumar Bhat and Sri Natarajan Srinivasan shared with us how learning Carnatic music has evolved over the years and how the music teachers are different than teachers at academic institutions, and also, how parents try to imbibe our Indian culture in children by way of getting them into music classes. We sincerely thank the three teachers for giving us their valuable time and pointers from their perspective in addition to inviting students to share their viewpoints too. Congrats to students Kavya, Gaurav and Akshay for reflecting the student perspectives well, on the questions asked of them.


Our sincere thanks to super enthu audio team volunteers (MSK Balaji, Hari Kodungallur, and Ravindhran who pitched in yesterday) led by Namdev, Barath for the memorable pictures, Uma/Bhooma for the powerpoint slides, Anand G for the video recording to provide an excerpts clip for us to reminisce some moments from the event, and Latha and Sadhana for the membership log work. Big thanks to our parents Meenakshi Seshan, Arthi Narayanan, Nithya Ashok, Sujatha Ram, Sunita VK, for bringing some snacks and tea for our hard working volunteers.


Please save Sunday August 20th from 2pm to 5pm for our next event! Wishing you a wonderful rest of summer holidays!


Regards,

Padma Mohan


June CCC, Sunday 11th 2017

posted Jun 13, 2017, 9:56 AM by CCC Editor   [ updated Jun 13, 2017, 7:37 PM ]


 
 














Performers:

Geeta Shankar (student of Sri Neyveli Santhanagopalan)

Harini Venkatesh (student of Smt. Snigdha Venkatramani)

Hiranya & Lavanya Sundar - Veena duet (student of Shri Chitraveena Narasimhan)

Kanav Tirumala (student of Ms Leela Murthy)

Mahathi Shankarram (student of Sri Paduka Academy)

Manya Sriram (student of Sri Paduka Academy)

Vaishnavi Tirumalai (student of Sri Paduka Academy)

Yogitha Balasubramanian - Violin solo (student of Sri Vittal Ramamurthy)

String Accompanists:

Aparna Thyagarajan (Violin)

Apurvaa Anand (Violin)

Gowri Datta (violin)

Urmika Balaji (Violin)

Vandana Chari (Violin)

Vittal Thirumalai (Violin)

Mrudangam Accompanists: 

Akshay Aravindan (M)

Avinash Anand (m)

Pranav Tirumalai (M)

Rahul Swaminathan (m)

Rajeev Devanath (M)

Shreyas Garimella (m)

Shrikrishna Shivkumar (m)

Umesh Gopi (m)

 
Dear members,

I’d like to start off noting the blessings from God for giving CCC such sincere and unselfish (just like Warriors, the Champions!) volunteers! Almost all LEADs were going to be missing the event and you can imagine the tension build-up when I heard those updates come in one after the other during the last week! But each of them did everything possible to help out from behind in order for us to have a smooth event in their absence and I can't thank them enough! Love you all!

Heartfelt thanks to Jayaraman Venkatramani (who stepped in place of Nami), Ram Athreya (who stepped in place of Prasanna/Barath), Bhooma Srinivasan (who helped in place of Srikanth/Uma), Avinash/Vidya (who covered for Anand G), Veena/Sadhana who are my regular volunteers also covered Latha this month. There are a number of parents who help out silently whenever they can, with whatever they are able to, and our sincere thanks to them as well. Special shout out to Nami who came to help setup everything for us before he had to start on his other commitment, CCC owes you big time Nami!

Do you wonder why so many people help out so willingly? It is ALL BECAUSE OF our talented kids and the effort they put in towards their CCC performances. Everything feels so worth it as each of our performers charmed the audience in their own way and made dads proud ahead of Father’s Day! We introduced Vaishnavi and Mahathi on the vocals and Vandana on the violin and the rest of the performers made obvious their musical progress since last time. Five young writers who responded to my email (within hours) will sum up the various performances in a more detailed summary so please stand by for that and congratulations to all of our June performers for a delightful show!

Feature a guru segment Vid. Sri Hari Devanath shared very efficiently some important concepts/terminology and certainly kindled the interest in students (and parents) to look out for saahithyams and syllables in compositions. Learning to appreciate music is the very first step in the journey to learn music and Hari made it obvious why his students love music. It was incredible to see the time management with which he did his presentation and I can see how his students follow that to the second in every single of their CCC performances. Kudos and a big thank you to Hari for his support to CCC!

Here are the pictures from yesterday’s event, Thank you Ram for the super fast upload and lovely captures.

A very happy Father’s Day to all our hard working Dads. Please save Sunday July 16th from 2pm to 5pm for our next event!

Regards,

Padma Mohan

May CCC, Sunday 14th 2017

posted May 16, 2017, 8:40 AM by CCC Editor

 
 
Performers: 
Ambika Ramadurai (student of Sri Paduka Academy)
Kriti Iyer (student of Smt Snigdha Venkataramani)
Prisha Balan (student of Smt. Kasthuri Shivakumar)
Rahul Swaminathan (student of Sri Paduka Academy)
Shivani Venkataramanan (student of Smt. Jayanthi Umesh)
Shrikanth Shivakumar (student of Sri Neyveli Santhanagopalan)
Shruthi Jaganathan (student of Smt. Rama Thyagarajan)
Sumedh Vaidyanathan (student of Sri Paduka Academy)
Vishaka Ashok (student of Smt. Vasudha Ravi)
 
String Accompanists: 

Aditya Satyadeep (violin)

Aishwarya Anand (violin)

Alaap Rag (violin)

Ananya Devanath (veena)

Aparna Thyagarajan (violin)

Apurva Anand (violin)

Omsri Bharat (Veena)

Prahlad Saravanapriyan (violin)

Srishiva Manikantan (violin)

 
Mrudangam Accompanists:  

Akshay Suresh

Avinash Anand

Pranav Tirumalai

Sachin Venkat

Santhosh Ravindrabharathy  

Shreyas Garimella

Srivatsan Tennathur

Vishal Setlur

Vivek Arvind


Dear members,

It was indeed a very fulfilling event yesterday! A heartfelt thanks to those who took the time to attend and celebrate Mother’s Day with us! We introduced brilliant performances by Kriti and Prisha on the vocals, Alaap on the violin and Akshay Suresh on the Mrudangam. It felt extremely good to watch our repeat performers do so much better than last time, overcoming the shortfalls from before and/or showcasing a much improved musical progress. Kudos to Ambika, Rahul, Shivani, Shruthi, Vishaka, Sumedh and Shrikanth on the vocals, Srishiva, Apurvaa, Aishwarya, Ananya, Prahlad, Omsri, Aditya and Aparna on string accompaniment, Sachin, Shreyas, Avinash, Vishal, Santhosh, Vivek, Pranav, and Srivatsan on the Mrudangam. Thanks to all the teachers who trained the students for their performance at CCC and for their thoughtful selection of compositions on the Divine Mother to present at our Mother's Day event! Special thanks to the teachers who make it a point to attend the events in person which serves as a great moral support and encouragement for our children.

Feature a Guru segment Vidwan Sri Ravindrabharathy Sridharan brought to stage thoughtful questions on music journey and how to inspire children for them to gain a deeper appreciation for music. Remember the Iceberg!!! The timing of this presentation is so appropriate that our children can use the summer break to reflect upon Sravanam and Sadhagam along with reading biographies of stalwarts! Thank you Ravi for all your efforts to do this presentation and for your enthusiastic support to CCC always!

We had Prasanna back on camera after a long while and his captures are here already! Thanks for the awesome clicks Prasanna!

Our sincere thanks to all our core volunteers for helping with back end jobs before, during and after our events. Thanks to the parents who helped out yesterday at the event during setup / cleanup and special thanks go to Ramya Bala, Meena Jagan, Vidya Murali, Nithya Ashok, & Veena Suresh for their kind gesture to provide our volunteers hot tea and delicious snacks. They were truly appreciated by our hard working men & women!

Please save Sunday June 11th from 2pm to 5pm for our next event!

Regards,

Padma Mohan

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