Sikkil Gurucharan(Carnatic Vocal)
Sanjeev Venkatraman (Violin)
Satish Kumar Patri (Mridangam)

April 03 2016, 5:00 PM

Dr V Premanand Theater and Concert Hall
Normandale Community College, Bloomington, MN

                              Gurucharan and party

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About the Artists

Sikkil Gurucharan

Gurucharan is at the forefront of classical vocalists in India today. His tremendous stage-presence, his awe-inspiring voice, hisgreat scholarship and his ability to transcend cultural borders makes him the greatest ambassador of his chosen field, the South Indian Classical Tradition. His youthful and innovative approach also draws a vast teen audience appeal – key for this tradition to survive and thrive.

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Sanjeev Venkatraman

Sanjeev Venkatraman is one of the popular accompanying Classical Violin artist of India. He is an A graded artist of AIR (National Radio of India). His early tutelage of violin was under Alandur Sri Nataraja Iyer and he continued learning violin from Ms. A. Kanyakumari. A legendary performer and a dedicated teacher Ms. Kanyakumari has given advanced tutelage to Sanjeev meticulously. Observing his talent, she was determined to put him on stage in 1992. Since then there was no stopping. Sanjeev grew up to be a mostsought-after violin accompanist in thecarnatic music arena

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Satish Kumar Patri

SatishKumar Patri is one of the most sought-after Mridangam artists (percussion). His gurus are some of the great Mridangam artists - Sri Ramachandramurthy, V.A.Swami and V.Narasimhan. Satish was inspired into the world of Percussion right from childhood by his mother Padmavathy, a renowned violinist. He played his first concert at the young age of 7. An exponent of Classical, Fusion and Jazz percussion, he is a very innovative artist and has played in many international festivals. Satish has played many recordings with different melodic instruments from India and the West and has also conceived a special Laya Vinyasam (a cascade of rhythms) titled ‘Dancing Drums’. An integral part of the Percussion department of A.I.R (National Radio of India), Satish Kumar has regaled audiences all over the world.
About the Venue:
Normandale Community College is located at : 9700 France Avenue South, Bloomington, MN 55431

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MSOM’s Fall 2016 Concert Series has been made possible, in part, by funds provided by the Honeywell “Dollars for Doers” Grant, a matching grant from US Bank, a generous donation from Dr.Dash Foundation, and the generosity of its members and donors. All concerts are co-sponsored by KFAI “Fresh Air” Radio (90.3 in Minneapolis/106.7 FM in St. Paul).

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