Pallavi of the capital District 2009 - 13th Glorious Year

Year 2010 Activities can be found in Pallavi 2010

Pallavi of the Capital District wishes you a very Happy 2009. Our concert season starts from January, 2009.

Office Bearers till the end of June 2009

  1. President: Prof. G. Ramanath
  2. Treasurer: Mrs. Lakshmi Ravichandran
  3. Secretary: Dr. N. Sukumar.

Office Bearers as of July 2009

  1. President: Mrs. Lakshmi Ravichandran
  2. Vice President: Mrs. Sudharsana Srinivasan
  3. Treasurer: Dr. Ganesh Sankaranarayanan
  4. Secretary: Mr. Thiyagarajan Subramanian
  1. Newsletter 1 Jan 12th (in pdf)
  2. Newsletter 2 March 30th (in pdf)
  3. Thyagaraja Aradhana and Appeal(in pdf)

Upcoming Concerts

  1. Dec 19, Saturday Mothers at RPI Union
    TIME:   1PM TO 4PM
    Directions: Student's Union Building. Corner of 15th Street and Sage Ave, RPI Campus, Troy, NY - you can also google it "students union building, 15th st, Troy, NY"
    We will do the following:
    1. Celebrate Pallavi's birthday.
    2. Dedicate a session in fond memory of (Late) Sri.P.N.Krishnamurthy, founder member of Pallavi.
        Participants who learnt music under him or are interested in presenting are encouraged to render a krithi.  Please prepare.
    3. Go over Pallavi Business and plans.
    Detailed agenda will be available at the venue.

Other Concerts

  1. Classical vocal Concert by Ujjal Banerjee on Friday Oct 2 7:30-10 pm at Hindu Temple Concert Flyer Details.

Past Concerts

  1. November 8 , Sunday, 2:00 pm Hindu Cultural Center Poster and the trailer and details are is in Raaga Unveiled Movie Based on Hindustani Classical Music.
  2. October 16th TV Sankaranarayanan Carnatic Vocal Concert 6-9:00 pm Concert PosterHindu Temple Cultural Center, Albany., (Co-ordinator Prof. Ramnath)
  3. September 29, 2009, 7:00 pm-9:00 pm Parvin Godkhindi (Flute) with Charudatta Phadke (Tabla) in Dr. Madiwale's house. Please see the Poster for further details (Organizer Dr. Nalini and Dr. Appa Madiwale).
  4. September 25th Hyderabad Brothers Carnatic Vocal Concert 6-9:00 pm Concert poster - RPI Bio-Tech Auditorium, Troy, NY (Co-ordinator Prof. Ramnath)
  5. September 19th Sharad Utsav (Songs on devi and local talents participation)9:00 am - 2:00 pm Cultural center, Hindu Temple Concert Poster Sharad Utsav - Mrs. Vidya Subramanian and Mr, Thiyagarajan Subramanian (co-ordinators)
  6. Pallavi's annual general body meeting will be held on Sat. June 20th 3-6 PM at the Hindu Temple.

    Agenda includes election of the Executive board members for 2009-10 and the following items:
    1. Planning the fall concerts and the next spring concerts.
    2. Submission of the Troy Arts grant.
    3. Discuss innovative and new fund rising ideas.
    All members are requested to kindly attend. Please also note the Temple anniversary celebrations that day (flier attached), the Hindustani concert by Dr. Stanley Scott between 5 & 8 PM (flier attached) and the Prathistapana function, which starts at 6:30 PM.
  7. May 30 Saturday, 6-9:00 pm Biotech Auditorium, RPI Ms. Padma Talwalkar - Hindustani Classical Poster and Directions Co-ordinator:Dr. Nalini Madiwale.
  8. Thyagaraja Aaradana Flyer - Details of Aradhana and Concert and artists Bio Artists Bio Saturday, May 2, 2009, 9:30 Am Pancharatna Kritis , Concert by Neyveli Santhanagopalan in the late afternoon/evening, Hindu Temple
    Appeal and Request from Pallavi to you all
    This annual event will be held in the Hindu Temple, Albany Shaker Rd,Loudonville, NY. This will include group rendition of Pancharatna krithis and individual presentations of Thyagaraja krithis besides a major concert either late in the afternoon or early evening. Thyagaraja Aradhana and Appeal(in pdf) Coordination for the Pancharatna Krithis will be done by Vidya Subramanian. Those who would like to participate can register with Vidya at 373-9037 (email: ). Coordination for the individual krithis will be done by Sudharsana Srinivasan; email :; phone no. 372-1248. The participation fee for both individual presentation and pancharatna krithis for non-members is $10.
  9. Saturday, April 25, 2009 2 PM Halfmoon Public Library Clifton Park Vocal concert.local talent Vidya Subramanian (vocal) accompanied by Ravi Srinivasan(violin) and Ganesh Sankaranarayanan(Mridangam) Location: Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public library, 475 Moe Road, Clifton Park, NY 12065
  10. 4 April 2009, Saturday Hindu Temple Cultural Center - Carnatic Instrumental US-trained prodigies and budding stars Vishaal Sapuram (Navachitraveena) Suhas Rao (Violin) and Akshay Anathapadmanabhan (Mridangam) 4, April, 2009 3-6:00 pm in Hindu Cultural Center To inspire kids in our area, we are organizing an all-kids concert performed by US-trained prodigies.
  11. March 20th Friday, March 20, 2009 6-9 PM Hindu Temple, Albany Shaker Rd, Loudonville, NY All-women Violin-Veena-Venu ensemble Violin: Lalgudi Vijayalakshmi Venu (flute): Sikkil Mala Chandrasekhar Veena: Jayashree Jairaj Mridangam: Rajna Swaminathan Morching: Bhagyalakshmi Muralikrishna - Concert Details and Artists Bioa
  12. March 14th Saturday House Concert (at Dr. Madiwale's) 6-9:00 pm Concert Details (Contact Dr. Madilwale for further details ) Vocal: Usha Kallianpurkar Tabla: Amod Dandawate Harmonium: Kedar Naphde
  13. January 24th 3- 6:00 pm at Hindu Temple Main Hall, 450, Albany Shaker Road, Loudenville Carnatic Vocal Concert by Raghavan Manian, accompanied by Shashidhar Nagaraja (violin) and Mali Santhanakrishnan (mridangam) - Poster

Other Past Concerts in the area

  1. Dance and Music School of India Summer Concert Aug 30th 4-7:00 pm Poster
  2. Oct 2nd 7:30 pm in Hindu Temple Ujjal Banerjee (Classical, Ghazals, Bhajans, Rabindra sangeet and Nazrulgeeti) Poster
  3. The PDF document for Gaanawardhan Competition gives details about the Gaanwardhan competition.
  4. 6/14/09, 6/28/09, 7/5/09. 7/12/09 11- 12:00 Veena Chandra's music classes in Hindu Temple Cultural Center, Albany For details, please see Poster
  5. May 10, 2009 from 1.30 am to 4 pm. Hindu Temple Cultural Center - Hindustani Flute Concert by Jay Gandhi - Mothers Day Special Brunch from 11:30 am - 2:00 pm. Do not miss the beautiful Hindustani Classical Flute Concert (at 1.30 pm in the Cultural Center Auditorium) by Jay Gandhi, a disciple of World Renowned Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia, accompanied by Shankhchur Lahiri on Tabla. Jay Gandhi who also has a degree in Jazz Performance from Oberlin College of Music (Ohio) has now, devoted himself to the pursuit of Hindustani Music. Likewise Shankhchur Lahiri comes from a musical family, has undergone Tabla training from distinguished teachers. For more information about the artists, please visit web sites: Jay Gandhi and Artists

    Prior to the concert, enjoy lunch buffet for a family of four including Mom - $25 Puri, Bhaji, Korma, Pullav, Raita, Upama Sweet, Fruits, Cookies, Coffee/Tea *One Special Laddoo for Mom. Please be a sponsor and support our Temple/Cultural Center. See you all on May 10th. THANKS For more information, please contact: Ravi Pilar at 785-5833; K. Bala at 783-8722; Preeti Bavdekar at 459-4505

  6. Veena Chandra's Music Workshop Supported by Community Arts Grant on March 22nd At Hindu Temple Cultural Center 10:45 am till noon.
  7. Sanskrit classes at Hindutemple

Membership Information

Please become a member if you are not one already. Membership form (in txt format) . Please support and sustain music and dance from India.

GE Matching Gift

  1. Requirements Thanks to the efforts of Sri. Narayan and Shanta Nair, Pallavi is awarded GE Matching Gift Program this year. Please take a look at Requirements and contribute generously to sustain this grant.
  2. Directions for GE Matching Gift Dr. Suresh Rajaraman has prepared the following document for GE people to make their gift known to GE so that GE can make a matching contribution. GEmatching directions .
If you have any questions please contact Moorthy

Last Years Activities can be found in Pallavi 2008