R.K. Sriramkumar, B.S. Purushothaman, T.M. Krishna and K. Arun Prakash

A concert by the young maestro

T.M. Krishna (Carnatic Vocal)
R. K. Sriramkumar
K. Arun Prakash (Mridangam)
B. S. Purushothaman (Kanjira)

Friday, 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).


St. 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 Rajalakshmi Audio.

R. 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 Memorial award.

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 Expo 2000.

About the venue:

Map of St. Paul student Center
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 intersecting streets).

Please visit the web site of the St. Paul Student Center for all other details.










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