Concerts of Nachiketa Yakkundi
o Saturday the 10th and Sunday the 11th – Gangaavatarana – a grand Kannada drama, with music and dance, written and directed by Rajendra Karanth based on the works of the great poet D. R. Bendre. The songs will be performed by me and my team. San Francisco Bay Area shows è Mission City Center for Performing Arts, 3250 Monroe Street, Santa Clara, CA 95051. Times, tickets and details are here.
o Saturday the 17th – Gangaavatarana – a grand Kannada drama, with music and dance, written and directed by Rajendra Karanth based on the works of the great poet D. R. Bendre. The songs will be performed by me and my team. Los Angeles area show è Valencia High School, 500 Bradford Avenue, Placentia, CA 92870. Times, tickets and details are here.
o Saturday the 3rd – Guest performer recital at the conclusion of the annual student concert of Sheshaprasad Chikkatur’s Mahati School of Music; Sanatana Dharma Kendra, 3102 Landess Avenue, San Jose, CA 95132; student performances start at 4:30 PM
o Sunday the 4th – Concert on the occasion of the Atirudra Mahayagnam mega event at the Livermore Temple, 1232 Arrowhead Avenue, Livermore, CA 94551; 2:00 PM; Ajay Sundar Raj (T) and Krishna Parthasarathy (V.) This concert is free and open to all.
o Saturday the 24th - Swara Sanjeevini – a Kannada light music concert by the premier Kannada band Raaga, presented by the Kannada Koota of Northern California, the proceeds of which go to SSCF; tickets can be purchased via Sulekha; Carrington Hall, 1201 Brewster Avenue, Redwood City, CA 94062; 5:00 PM
o Saturday the 31st – Concert to celebrate Hanuman Jayanti at the Sankata Mochana Hanuman Temple, 35463 Dumbarton Court, Newark, CA 94560; 5:00 PM; Ravi Gutala (T) and Vivek Datar (H.) This concert is free and open to all.
o Saturday the 5th - Concert of vachanas for Basava Jayanti; Livermore Temple, 1232 Arrowhead Avenue, Livermore, CA 94551; 3:00 PM; Kashyap Parab (T) and Rochan Yakkundi (H)
o Saturday the 19th – Concert at the Ustad Amir Khan Music Festival organised by the Intonation Foundation; SRCM Heartfulness Meditation Centre, 585 Mowry Avenue, Fremont, CA 94536; 3:00 PM; Ravi Gutala (T) and Vivek Datar (H); tickets can be purchased here.
o Saturday the 2nd – Swara Lahari presents Swara Sanjeevini, a Carnatic-Hindustani jugalbandi concert with Ragavan Manian and myself, the proceeds of which go to SSCF; Jain Temple Auditorium, 722 South Main Street, Milpitas, CA 95035. Concert and ticket details are here.
o Sunday the 2nd through Sunday the 23rd – NAATAK (the largest production in Naatak’s 23 years!) presents Mahabharat - a grand musical in Hindi on the greatest epic ever penned! Written and directed by Sujit Saraf, with music direction by me, there will be as many as 50 people on stage, weaving theatre, dance and music into an intricate presentation. Cubberley Theater, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto, CA 94303
o Friday the 12th – Navaraatri house concert at the Sivamani residence, 1055 Lily Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA 94086; 7:00 PM; Ajay Sundar Raj (T) and Vignesh Thyagarajan (V.) This concert is free and open to all.
o Sunday the 4th – Sangeeta-Nritya Kusumanjali - a fundraiser concert for the Sankata Mochana Hanuman Temple featuring Hindustani vocal music from my students and myself, as well as Bharatanatyam dance by Suganda Iyer and her students; Ajay Sundar Raj (T) and Krishna Parthasarathy (V); Smithwick Theatre at Foothill College, 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills, CA 94022
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o Sunday the 11th – Kannada Koota of Northern California presents KKNC Deepotsava 2018 “Geet Sangam”, in which I will present in song select poems of prominent Kannada poets over multiple centuries and even recent decades. Vishvanath Hulikal, a celebrated literary maven will provide commentary and background on the poets and their poems, while Ajay Sundar Raj and Ambhranee Yakkundi respectively will provide tabla and harmonium accompaniment. Starting at 2:30 PM; Chabot College, 25555 Hesperian Boulevard, Hayward, CA 94545
o Saturday the 17th – RSV 2018: 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.