Welcome to Indian Classical Events by Indian Classical Arts Academy

Indian Classical Events of USA is a portal to exhibit all the classical dance and music events happening in California Bay Area being organized by Indian Classical Arts Academy, a non-profit cultural organization based in Bay Area. You can learn more on each of those events and also buy tickets online for the events that you are interested with.

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Classical Dance Events


Upcoming Dance Events:

Event: Yadhava Madhava - A Dance Drama Production by Madurai R Muralidaran

Date: Saturday, Sep 15, 2018 - 2 and 6 PM (TWO SHOWS)

Venue: Ohlone College Smith Center, Fremont CA.

Description: A Classical Dance Drama production on the story of Lord Krishna - Conceptualized  including Direction, Music and Lyrics by Madurai R Muralidaran

Artistic Director: Deepa Mahadevan, Tiruchitrambalam School of Dance, Bay Area, CA

Executive Director: Naveen K Nathan


Yadhava Madhava  


Past Dance Events:

Event: ANTARAM - A Multi-lingual Classical Dance Drama by Actress Suhashini Manirathnam

Date: Sunday, Oct 22, 2017 - 5 PM

Venue: Foothills College Theater, Los Altos CA.

Description: A Classical Dance Drama on Women's topic being presented by Actress Suhashini Manirathnam - involves three different dance forms by leading artists:

1.  Bharatanatyam by Krithika Subramanian

2. Kuchipudi by Yamini Reddy and

3. Mohiniyattam by Gopika Varma.

Music by AR Rahman, OS Arun, Hyderabadi brothers.


Event: GANDHI - A Dance Drama on Mahatma Gandhi's Life

Date: Saturday, July 22, 2017 - 6 PM

Description: A Dance Drama by Abhinaya Dance Group of San Jose (Artistic Director: Mythili Kumar) depicting the life of Mahatma Gandhi. This show was presented in South Bay few years back and got great feedback. It was also presented in St. Louis recently and got great reviews. Now, this show on Sat July 22 is being brought for the residents of East Bay to enjoy this unique dance drama.


Event Name: Raagam - Thalam - Natyam - Vadyam

Event Date: Saturday, May 27, 2017 - 5 PM

Description: An evening of Classical Arts consisting of Carnatic Vocal Concerts (Raagam), Percussion Concerts (Thalam), Classical Dance (Natyam) and Instrumental Concerts (Vadyam) by leading artists from Bay Area and India. Special instrumental concert on Chitravina by Chitravina P Ganesh.


Dance Event: Natya Vizha - Sun, Mar 12, 2017 - 2 to 5 PM

Description: Its a dance show by students of Bay Area Dance  Schools and senior artist Smt. Shubha Dhananjay and her two daughters Maya and Mudra Dhananjay who have come from Bengaluru, India along with her student Yashaswini Raghuram from Portland, OR. The dance performances are from 2 to 5 PM. FREE ADMISSION. ALL ARE WELCOME.


Event Name: Sri Thyagarajar - Music Drama by T V Varadharajan 

Event Date: Sat, Mar 18, 2017

Description: This Drama titled "Sri Thyagarajar", is a music drama depicting the entire life of Saint Thyagaraja - to be presented by the famous T V Varadharajan sir and his group from India with Bay Area Drama team coordinated by Naveen Nathan. The drama will be performed at Sunnyvale Hindu Temple Auditorium at 450 Persian Drive, Sunnyvale CA on Saturday, Mar 18 from 2 PM. Please make this important change in date/time and venue.


Event Name: Avathara Purushan - A Dance Music Show by Madurai R Muralidaran

Event Date: Sunday, Oct 16, 2016 - 2 PM and 6 PM (2 Shows)

Description: Avathara Purushan,a Dance Musical show on The Story of Ramayana conceptualized, direction, music and presented by Madurai R Muralidaran, was presented in a broadway style in association with Tiruchitrambalam School of Dance (Artistic Director - Deepa Mahadevan), Yuva Bharati as Co-sponsor and Naveen Nathan as Executive Producer. More than 75 Bay Area Dance and Drama artists consisting of kids, dance students and adults performed in this mega dance production which has english supertitles / narration to suit all the audiences. Presented TWO SHOWS - 2 PM and 6 PM on Sunday, October 16, 2016 at Ohlone College Jackson Theatre, 43600 Mission Blvd, Fremont CA.

 

Classical Music Events


Upcoming Music Events:

Event: Carnatic Vocal Concert by Sri. Papanasam Ashok Ramani

Date: Sunday, April 22, 2018 - 4 PM

Venue: Shirdi Sai Parivaar Auditorium

                1221 California Circle, Milpitas CA

Description: A Carnatic Vocal Concert accompanied by Sri. Nagai Muralidharan on Violin, Sri. Tiruvaroor Vaidhyanathan on Mridangam and Sri. K V Gopalakrishnan on Kanjira.


ADMISSION FREE. ALL ARE WELCOME.

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Event: Classic Instrumental and Vocal Concerts

Date: Sunday, March 25, 2018 - 2 to 8 PM

Venue: Mexican Heritage Plaza Theater, 

                1700 Alum Rock Ave, San Jose CA.

Description: A Musical Event with three different programs:

1. Veena Recital by Rajan Vaidheeswaran, Disciple of Veena Maestro Dr. Chittibabu and students of Guruvaram Music School.

Mridhangam: S Harish Kumar and Akshay Aravindan.


2. Vocal Concert by Carnatica Brothers Vid. K N Shashikiran and Vid. P Ganesh, accompanied by VVS Murari on Violin and Thanjavur Muruga Boopathi and Ramesh Srinivasan on Mridangam.


3. Ravi Shankar Quartet - Classical Instrumental Concert by four Senior Disciples of Bharat Ratna Pandit. Ravisankar namely:

1. Gaurav Mazumdar - Sitar

2. Barry Phillips - Cello

3. Ashwini Sankar - Shehnai

4. Arup Chattopadhyay - Tabla


*** Ticketed program *** Buy tickets by clicking here or by going to the menu option "Classical Instrumental and Vocal Concert" in the above menu.

Past Music Events:

Event: Carnatic Vocal Concert by Aditya Narayanan

Date: Sunday, October 15, 2017 - 6 PM

Venue: Univ. of Silicon Andhra, 1521 Calif. Circle, Milpitas CA.

Description: Carnatic vocal concert by Aditya Narayanan, disciple of Smt. Suguna Varadachary and from well known Musiri family.


Event: Carnatic Vocal Workshop on Syama Sastry Compositions

Date: Mon, Aug 21 and Tue, Aug 22, 2017 - 6:30 to 8:30 PM

Venue: Univ. of Silicon Andhra, 1521 Calif. Circle, Milpitas CA.

Description: Carnatic vocal workshop on exclusive compositions of Syama Sastry by Shri. Chitravina P Ganesh. 


Event Name: Raagam - Thalam - Natyam - Vadyam

Event Date: Saturday, May 27, 2017 - 5 PM

Description: An evening of Classical Arts consisting of Carnatic Vocal Concerts (Raagam), Percussion Concerts (Thalam), Classical Dance (Natyam) and Instrumental Concerts (Vadyam) by leading artists from Bay Area and India. Special instrumental concert on Chitravina by Chitravina P Ganesh.


Event Name: Nathamum Natyamum - Padmashri Smt. Aruna Sairam Special Vocal Concert

Event Date: Sun, Apr 02, 2017 @ICC, Milpitas

Its an all-day classical music and dance festival highlighted with a special Classical Music Concert by Padmashri Smt. Aruna Sairam in the evening at 4:30 PM followed by a Meet-and-Greet Dinner with Smt. Aruna Sairam at 8 PM. From 11 AM to 4:30 PM, the festival will see classical music and dance performances by renowned artists from across USA and India.


Event Name: Meet and Greet with Chinmayi

Event Date Sun, Nov 13, 2016

Indian Classical Arts Academy  proudly hosted Melody Queen Chinmayi Sripada over a Meet-and-Greet session for Bay Area audience to have personal interaction with her on Sun, Nov 13 at Sangeetha Restaurant, Sunnyvale CA.


Event Name: MSS 100 Music Mela

Event Date Sun, Sep 04, 2016

On Sep 04, 2016 Indian Classical Arts Academy presented MSS 100 Music Mela, an all day Carnatic Music event to celebrate the 100th Birth Anniversary of Bharat Rathna MS Subbulakshmi Amma. It was a grand successful event with more than 50 young, upcoming Carnatic Music talents of Bay Area performed and many Bay Area Music Teachers performed and were honored for their dedication to nurture Carnatic Music in Bay Area. The event was held at Shirdi Sai Parivaar Auditorium, 1221 California Circle, Milpitas CA from 8 AM to 6 PM PST.

Following were the key highlights of this all day festival:

  • Music Competition for Bay Area artists
  • Best of Youth Talent: Carnatic 20 - 20
  • Concerts by Bay Area Music Teachers and Artists
  • Appreciation for Bay Area Teachers
  • Carnatic Anthashari
  • Carnatic Pattimandram moderated by Kalaimamani Vidwan KN Shashi Kiran
  • Bhakthi Symphony MS Tribute
  • MS Tribute Concert by Carnatica Brothers Vid. KN Shashi Kiran, Chitraveena P Ganesh