Concerts of Nachiketa Yakkundi

 

January 2016

 

o   Sunday the 31st – Raagadhaare – A classical concert organised by the Kannada Koota of Northern California. Vara Restaurant, 250 East Java Drive, Sunnyvale, CA 94089; 4:00 PM; Ravi Gutala (T) and Vivek Datar (H.) Tickets are available on Sulekha.

 

 

February 2016

 

o   Saturday the 6th – A grand concert of music and dance organised by enthusiastic youngsters of the group CMAY (Classical Music Among Youth) for raising funds to resurrect a school for the blind and deaf that was washed out during the recent floods in Chennai. Shirdi Sai Parivar, 1221 California Circle, Milpitas, CA 95035; 12:30-6:30 PM (our section is around 3:30 PM.)

 

 

March 2016

 

o   Sunday the 6th – Shiva Invocation – A classical concert organised by the Saratoga Hindu Temple on account of the Maha Shivaraatri celebrations. Saratoga Community Center, 19655 Allendale Avenue, Saratoga, CA 95070; 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM; Ravi Gutala (T) and Vivek Datar (H.) This concert is free and open to all.

 

o   Sunday the 20th – Rock On Raaga – A Kannada light music concert presented by the Kannada Koota of Northern California, the proceeds of which go to SSCF and OSAAT; tickets can be purchased via Sulekha; Carrington Hall, 1201 Brewster Avenue, Redwood City, CA 94062; 4:30 PM

 

o   Sunday the 27th – Janapada Jaatri – A grand musical programme featuring unique songs performed by a vibrant team with music composed by me; it will be immediately followed by the drama Chalesha by Dr. Chandrashekhar Kambar; tickets can be purchased via Yapsody; Cubberley Theater, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto, CA 94303; 4:00 PM

 

 

April 2016

 

o   Saturday the 9th – Rungmunch presents a double-header concert! Geet Ramayan – a dance musical retelling of an epic journey – and – The Wedding of Basant – a pageantry of raagas – will be two grand programmes in Marathi presented on the same day. Tickets are available from here. Mexican Heritage Plaza, 1700 Alum Rock Avenue, San Jose, CA 95116; 1:00-4:00 PM and 5:00-7:30 PM

 

o   Friday the 22nd – Concert at the Sankata Mochana Hanuman Temple, 35463 Dumbarton Court, Newark, CA 94560; 8:00 PM; Ajay Sundar Raj (T) and Krishna Parthasarathy (V)

 

 

June 2016

 

o   Saturday the 11th – Rungmunch presents a repeat of a grand concert due to popular demand! Geet Ramayan – a dance and musical retelling of an epic journey – in Marathi. Tickets are available from here. Cubberley Theater, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto, CA 94303; 11:00 AM

 

 

August 2016

 

o   Sunday the 14th – Bhajan concert at the residence of Prabha Gopal, 3064 Stinson Circle, Walnut Creek, CA 94598; 4:00 PM; Kunal Mamidpalliwar (T)

 

o   Saturday the 27th – Concert to celebrate Shri Krishna Janmaashtami at the Sankata Mochana Hanuman Temple, 35463 Dumbarton Court, Newark, CA 94560; 6:00 PM; Ravi Gutala (T) and Anand Karve (H.) This concert is free and open to all.

 

 

September 2016

 

o   Tuesday the 6th – Live interview with Kamla Bhatt on the KZSU Stanford radio show “It's Bollywood & Stanford Spotlight with Kamla” – the show can be heard live on the web here. My segment will begin at 7:00 AM US Pacific time and will go on for about one hour.

 

 

September-October 2016

 

o   Saturday the 10th of September through Sunday the 2nd of October – NAATAK (in its 21st year!) presents its biggest production ever! Mr. India - a grand musical in Hindi written and directed by Sujit Saraf, with music direction by me. The play features spectacular sets, costumes and lights, along with live music by me and my team, dance by Niharika Mohanty, Deepa Mahadevan, Madhuri Kishore and their team. The whole play rhymes. Cubberley Theater, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto, CA 94303

 

Special feature!  These are some online videos that highlight my involvement with Mr. India as well as showcase my interviews.

 

1.      Nachiketa Yakkundi on Hindustani Music on The Kamla Show

 

2.      Rendezvous with Nachiketa Yakkundi, Music Director of Mr. India

 

3.      Nachiketa Yakkundi on his favourite Kishore Kumar song!

 

4.      Nachiketa Yakkundi on Hindustani Music and Coming to America on The Kamla Show

 

 

October 2016

 

o   Friday the 7th – Navaraatri house concert at the Sivamani residence, 1055 Lily Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA 94086; 7:00 PM; Ravi Gutala (T) and Vivek Datar (H.) This concert is free and open to all..

 

o   Sunday the 9th – Navaraatri house concert by my son Rochan Yakkundi at the Sivamani residence, 1055 Lily Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA 94086; 10:30 AM; Amit Rao (T) and Ambhranee Yakkundi (H.) This concert is free and open to all.

 

 

November 2016

 

o   Saturday the 19th – RSV 2016: 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 PM. This concert is free and open to all.

 

 

December 2016

 

o   Sunday the 4th – My radio interview Samvaad on Desi 1170 AM with Kiran Parvatikar and Madhu Krishnamurthy; 6:00-7:00 PM US Pacific; the show can be heard live on the radio in the San Francisco Bay Area at 1170 AM and on the web here.

 

o   Monday the 26th – Hindustani solo by my son Rochan Yakkundi at the Margazhi Utsavam music festival; Sudha and Chandrasekaran residence, 230 Estrella Road, Fremont, CA 94539; 4:30 PM; Amit Rao (T) and Ambhranee Yakkundi (H.) This concert is free and open to all.

 

 

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