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April 16, 2016 4:30 PM Sikkil Gurucharan + Anil Srinivasan at St. Mary's Church (A Crossroads Concert)

Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 4:30 pm

Sikkil Gurucharan + Anil Srinivasan
Carnatic (South Indian) vocal and piano duet.
At St. Mary's Church, 3916 Locust Walk

Tickets ($15-20 advance, $30 at the door) , video, and more information

Sikkil Gurucharan and Anil Srinivasan join the classical piano and Carnatic vocal music to create a new and “devastatingly beautiful” (John McLaughlin) synthesis. Their music presents and preserves South Indian classical music and appeals to both younger listeners with more experimental tastes and traditionalists with purist aesthetics. In a short span of time, they have gathered followers in India, Singapore, Australia, USA and Europe.

Sikkil C. Gurucharan is one of the prominent Carnatic (South Indian) musicians of the current generation. An an “A” grade All India Radio artist, he is the grandson of internationally acclaimed flautist Sikkil Kunjumani and studied under Vaigal Shri S. Gnanaskandan and Shri B. Krishnamurthy. While an established virtuoso of classical Carnatic music, Gurucharan is also well known for his work in other genres, including performing with guitarist John McLaughlin on Louiz Bank’s Grammy-nominated album “Miles from India,” which interpreted the work of Miles Davis though an Indian lens. His numerous honors include the prestigious Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar and Isai Peroli awards.

Anil Srinivasan is a classical pianist born in Chennai, India and educated at the University of Southern California and at Columbia University, New York. Anil grew up in a South Indian traditional atmosphere where Carnatic music surrounded him from birth, and has studied western classical piano since the age of three. Anil has created a unique and contemporary aesthetic of his own, marrying Indian music to the unmistakable influence of the West in structurally complex yet intuitive and moving compositions.

M.T. Aditya Srinivasan is one of the young and up-coming tabla players from Chennai, India. He was initiated into Carnatic music and western piano at the tender age of 4 but a performance by maestro Zakir Hussain inspired him to find his calling in the tabla. He regularly performs and records with leading artists such as Vidhwan M.Balamuralikrishna, Vinayak Torvi, Rakesh Chaurasia, Sriram Parasuram, Anooradha Sriram, Anupama Bhagwat, Unnikrishnan, Ranjani and Gayatri, Sikkil Gurucharan, Anil Srinivasan, music director Anirudh Ravichander Priya Sisters, Srimati Manjusha Patil Kulkarni, Priya Purushothaman and many more. He has also been involved in many contemporary projects.

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