Listen to the celebrated Maharajapuram style of classical vocal recital by Maharajapuram Srinivasan, R. Sathish Kumar, Kallidaikurichi S. Sivakumar, M.S. Ganesh Viswanathan

Sri Maharajapuram Srinivasan (Carnatic Vocal) with
Sri R. Sathish Kumar (Violin),
Sri Kallidaikurichi S. Sivakumar (Mridangam), and
Sri M. S. Ganesh Viswanathan (Vocal Support)

Saturday, November 19, 2005, 7:30 pm

This activity is made possible, in part, by the Arts Activities Support Grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council through an appropriation by the Minnesota State Legislature, the General Fund Grant from COMPAS/United Arts, the Series Presenter Support Grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board through an appropriation by the Minnesota State Legislature and a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, a grant from the Asian Pacific Endowment from Spectrum Trust of The St. Paul Foundation, and, from the University of Minnesota, the Administrative Grant for Student Initiatives, the Coca-Cola Community Initiative Grant, and the MSA Diversity Education Fund Grant. This concert is co-sponsored by SPICMACAY (University of Minnesota) and KFAI "Fresh-Air" Radio (90.3FM Minneapolis/106.7 FM St. Paul).


St. Paul Student Center
2017 Buford Avenue St. Paul, MN 55108

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About the artists:

Maharajapuram Srinivasan (Vocal) is a disciple of both his grandfather, Sangeetha Kalanidhi Sri Viswanatha Iyer, and his father, Sangeetha Kalanidhi Sri Maharajapuram Santhanam, and has imbibed their rich musical heritage.  He has performed solo all over India in leading sabhas since1986. He is also a regular performer on Doordarshan and AIR as an ‘A’ grade artiste.  Srinivasan has accompanied his father in concerts both in India and abroad. Endowed with a fine feeling for melody, Sri Srinivasan deftly combines the lakshana and lakshya styles handed down to him by his ancestors.  He is the recipient of many awards including the Asthana Vidwan of Vysaraya Mutt, Tumkur (Bangalore) and Asthana Vidwan of Sri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam.  He was awarded Simha Dwani Samrat by Pujya Sri Swamiji of the Vysaraya Mutth, best vocalist in the sub-senior category from the Music Academy in 2000 and has received rave reviews from senior music critics.  Sri Maharajapuram Srinivasan is the trustee of the Maharajapuram Viswanatha Iyer Trust and the Maharajapuram Santhanam Foundation, two institutions dedicated to promoting classical music. His son, M. S. Ganesh Viswanathan, a child prodigy who has already won many accolades, will provide back-up vocals during this concert.

Kallidaikurichi S. Sivakumar (Mridangam)  hails from a musical family. His parents and grandparents, devotees of Lord Muruga, have specialized in rendering the Tiruppugazh of Arunagirinathar Swamigal, which occupies a prominent place in the chapter of Tamil devotional compositions. Siva Kumar developed an interest in laya (rhythm) at an early age. When he was seven he began learning the art of playing the mridangam from Vaitheerswaran Koil Sri.S.Vaidyanathan and, at the age of sixteen, began accompanying his guru during concerts.  Later he also perfected his art under the tutelage of mridangam maestro, the veteran Padmasri Palghat R. Raghu.  Sivakumar has played in reputed organizations all over India.  He has also toured Singapore, USA, Canada and Europe, accompanying senior artists like Chitravina N. Ravikiran and Smt. Charumathi Ramachandran, Sikil sisters, Malladi Brothers, and Vijay Siva.

R. Sathish Kumar (Violin) is a disciple of Violin Maestro Sangeetha Kalanidhi Sri.M.S. Gopalakrishnan. He stepped onto the concert platform at the age of eight and has performed over 500 concerts throughout India accompanying leading vocalists like Mandolin Srinivas, T.V.Gopalakrishnan, Nithyashree Mahadevan and Sudha Raghunathan.  Intense training from Vidwan Sri Palghat T.R.Rajaram has familiarized Sathish Kumar with the subtle nuances in vocal music and helped him as an accompanist at vocal concerts. He is also a grade “A” artist of AIR and Doordarshan. He was winner of a National competition held by AIR – Chennai in 1998 and was awarded a direct graduation by the Music Audition Board.  Sathish Kumar has received a number of awards, including those from Maharajapuram Viswanatha Iyer trust, Navras Recording Company-London, Sri Parthasarathy Swami Sabha, Sri Krishna Gana Sabha, and Mylapore Fine Arts Club for the December Music Festivals.

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 Ave.

  • 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).

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