A concert by the young maestro
T.M. Krishna (Carnatic Vocal)
R. K. Sriramkumar (Violin)
K. Arun Prakash (Mridangam) and
B. S. Purushothaman (Kanjira)
May 13, 2005, 7:30 pm
This concert is co-sponsored by KFAI "Fresh Air" Radio (90.3 FM in
Minneapolis and 106.7FM in Saint Paul) and SPICMACAY (U of M).
Paul Student Center
2017 Buford Avenue St. Paul, MN 55108
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About the artists:
T. M. Krishna
is one of the leading artists in the field of carnatic music today. He
has been performing from the age of 12. Today he is the youngest singer
to occupy the top slot in almost every major music festival. He is a
student of Sri B. Seetharama Sarma and the legendary musician, the late
Semmangudi R. Srinivasa Iyer. He has been on tours to South Africa,
North America, South East Asia, Australia and the Middle East numerous
times. He has received numerous awards and titles from many leading
organizations. To name a few: Musician of the year - Narada Gana Sabha
- 1995, Title `yuva Kala Bharathi' - Bharath Kalachar - 1997, Kalki
Krishnamurthy Award - 2001, Title Isai Peroli - Karthik Fine Arts -
2002, Best senior concert in the conference - Music Academy in 2002 and
2003, Title Sangeetha Siromani - Shanmukhananda Sangeetha Sabha Bombay
- 2004. He has released many music albums from leading audio companies
like Magna sound, H.M.V., Inreco, Amudham (U.S.A.), Charsur and
K. Sriramkumar is a top ranking Violin artist from India. He
belongs to the Rudrapatnam family of musicians; a family with a
glorious musical tradition. He is the grandson of the renowned
violinist Sangeetha Kalaratna R. K. Venkatarama Shastry. After initial
training on the violin from Smt. Savitri Satyamurthy, he had advanced
training from his grandfather. He has performed all over the world. He
has had the privilege of accompanying some of the legends of Carnatic
music like Semmangudi R. Srinivasa Iyer, M. S. Subbulakshmi, D. K.
Pattammal and Dr. M. Balamuralikrishna. He has received the title of
Yuva Kala Bharathi from Bharat Kalachar and the Kalki Krishnamurthy
K. Arun Prakash is a dynamic young Mridangist
who hails from a musical family. He is the son of Shri L. Krishnan, a
composer. He started learning Mridangam from the age of nine under the
late Sri Ramanathapuram M. N. Kandaswamy (a disciple of Palani
Subramania Pillai). Arun Prakash has performed in all leading music
Sabhas and over the years has accompanied famed artists like D. K.
Pattammal, K. V. Narayanaswamy, D. K. Jayaraman, T. N. Seshagopalan and
U. Srinivas. Arun Prakash has won many awards for his Mridangam playing
and has performed in USA, Canada, Middle East and U. K.
B. S. Purushothaman is today the most sought
after Kanjira artist in India. He is a student of Late Sri Bangalore M.
L. Veerabhadraiah, Sri V. Praveen and Sangeetha Kalanidhi Sri T. K.
Murthy. He has accompanied such great musicians as Sri K. V.
Narayanaswamy, Dr. M. Balamuralikrishna, Sri Lalgudi G. Jayaraman, Sri
T. N. Krishnan and many others. He has traveled all over the world
performing at many major music festivals including the Adelaide World
Music Festival, World Drummers Meet Stockholm and the Hanover World
About the venue:
The St. Paul
Student Center is located in the St. Paul campus of the University of
Minnesota at the intersection of Cleveland and Buford Avenues. The
nearest parking spaces are:
Buford Circle Meters
- Buford Avenue Meters
- Gortner Avenue Ramp
On weekends the parking meters are FREE. You can also try
on-street parking in the streets closeby (Cleveland Ave and its
Please visit the web site of
Paul Student Center for all other details.
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