Concerts of Nachiketa Yakkundi


January 2015


o   Saturday the 3rd – Concert at the Bhandarkar residence in Los Altos Hills; Ravi Gutala (T) and Anand Karve (H)


o   Saturday the 31st – “Bhaskara II – 900 years” – an educational and entertainment-filled drama on the life and works of the great Indian mathematician Bhaskaraachaarya or Bhaskara II; my students will be performing the opening vandanaa event; McAfee Center, Saratoga High School, 20300 Herriman Avenue, Saratoga, CA 95070 from 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM



February 2015


o   Sunday the 8th – Concert of my students for Haridasa Day at Badarikashrama, 15602 Maubert Avenue, San Leandro, CA 94578; 2:00 PM. Note: This concert has FREE admission.



March 2015


o   Sunday the 15th – To commemorate the upcoming Raamanavami, lecture-demonstration on Hindustani music interspersed with short performances (all live) on the Kannada radio show “Srigandhada Gudi” (English flyer; Kannada flyer) broadcast on KLOK 1170 AM at 6:00-7:00 PM US Pacific time. With gratitude to Vinay Bhardwaj, a recording of the programme in its entirety is now available here.



April 2015


o   Saturday the 11th – Concert by Rochan Yakkundi at the Sivamani residence on the occasion of the upcoming Tamil new year; 1055 Lily Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA 94086; 6:00 PM; Amit Rao (T) and Ameya Rao (H)


o   Sunday the 19th – Hindustani-Karnatic jugalbandi with Jayanthi Umesh at the KKNC Yugadi celebrations, Chabot College Performance Arts Center, 25555 Hesperian Blvd. Hayward, CA 94545; overall event starts at 3:00 PM; Ajay Sundar Raj (T) and Krishna Parthasarathy (V)


o   Sunday the 26th – Concert under the auspices of Prabha Gopal’s organisation at 3064 Stinson Circle, Walnut Creek, CA 94598; 4:00 PM; Ravi Gutala (T) and Vivek Datar (H)



May 2015


o   Saturday the 2nd – Concert of vachanas for Basava Jayanti; Livermore Temple, 1232 Arrowhead Avenue, Livermore, CA 94551; 3:00 PM; Amit Rao (T) and Ameya Rao (H)


o   Sunday the 3rd – A concert of morning ragas at the Rao residence in Palo Alto, CA; 7:00 AM; Ravi Gutala (T) and Vivek Datar (H)


o   Saturday the 16th – Nenapina Doni – a variety musical programme presented by Raaga and sponsored by KKNC; Carrington Hall, 1201 Brewster Avenue, Redwood City, CA 94062; 5:00 PM


o   Sunday the 31st – Nirarthaka Apekshegalu – a Kannada drama by Vinay Bhardwaj staged as part of the multilingual drama festival Naatakothsava – music composed and performed by me, featuring Prasad Jogalekar on the sitar; Evergreen Valley High School Theater, 3300 Quimby Road, San Jose, CA 95148



June 2015


o   Saturday the 6th – Concert at Kalamahotsav 2015; Sunnyvale Temple, 450 Persian Drive, Sunnyvale, CA 94089; 8:00 PM; Satish Tare (T) and Anand Karve (H.) Note: This concert has FREE admission.


o   Saturday the 13th – Concert organised by Sangeetaanjali; Sri Siddhi Vinayaka Cultural Center, 40155 Blacow Road, Fremont, CA 94538; 7:00 PM; Nikhil Pandya (T) and Manoj Tamhankar (H.) Note: This concert has FREE admission.


o   Saturday the 27th – Concert at Sangeet Dhwani showcasing raaga Bhairav and its allies; Milpitas Library, 160 North Main Street, Milpitas, CA 95035; 11:00 AM; Satish Tare (T) and Vivek Datar (H.) Note: This concert has FREE admission.



July 2015


o   Sunday the 26th  – Karnatic-Hindustani jugalbandi with Ragavan Manian; Vivekananda Vidya Kendra, Opposite PES University, Hanumantnagar Main Road, Katriguppe, Bangalore 560085; 10:30 AM; Gurumurthy Vaidya (T) and Ashwin Walawalkar (H) along with H. L. Shivashankaraswamy (M) and R. Raghuram (V.) A comprehensive profile of all the artists who are performing is here.




August 2015


o   Sunday the 2nd – Concert by Rochan Yakkundi; Community Hall of Mantri Tranquil Apartments, Gubbalala, Pass Kanakapura Road, Subramanyapura Post, Bangalore 560061; 10:30 AM; Gurumurthy Vaidya (T) and Ashwin Walawalkar (H)



September 2015


o   Saturday the 12th through Sunday the 27th – NAATAK (in its 20th year!) presents its 50th production! Vrindavan, a grand musical in Hindi written and directed by Sujit Saraf; the play features a spectacular combination of theatre, music and dance - theatre by NAATAK, live music composed and performed by me and my team, and original dance choreographed by Dipanwita Sengupta and performed by the California Nupur Dance Academy; Cubberley Theater, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto, CA 94303



October 2015


o   Friday the 16th – Navaraatri house concert at the Sivamani residence, 1055 Lily Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA 94086; 7:00 PM; Vikas Yendluri (T) and Anand Karve (H.) Note: This concert has FREE admission.



November 2015

o   Saturday the 21st – RSV 2015: The annual student concert of our Rajguru Sangeet Vidyaniketan, in which my students will perform along with many other talented musicians. Staying in tune with tradition, I will perform for the finale. Saratoga Community Center, 19655 Allendale Avenue, Saratoga, CA 95070 starting at 2:30 PMNote: FREE admission.



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