Sunday, April 8, 2018
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Shirdi Sai Parivaar
1221 California Circle, Milpitas CA 95035

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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.

Padma Mohan


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