Concerts of Nachiketa Yakkundi
o Saturday the 19th – House concert at the Pradeep residence in Folsom, CA; Ravi Gutala (T) and Vivek Datar (H)
o Saturday the 9th and Sunday the 10th – Nataka Chaitra presents Kola – part two of a Kannada drama trilogy, directed by Sharmila Vidyadhara and Ashoka Upadhya, translated from the Marathi work by Mahesh Elkunchwar. My daughter Ambhranee Yakkundi and I perform the songs. Mission City Center for Performing Arts, 3250 Monroe Street, Santa Clara, CA 95051
o Saturday the 2nd – Solo debut Hindustani vocal concert of my daughter Ambhranee Yakkundi, organised by SR Fine Arts; Community of Infinite Spirit (Divine Science), 1540 Hicks Avenue, San Jose, CA 95125; 4:00 PM; Ibhanan Kulkarni (T) and Pooja Vedam (H.) This concert is free and open to everyone.
o Saturday the 2nd – Vyākrita: Under The Sacred Tree – a dance drama featuring excerpts from the
many lives of The Buddha on his path to enlightenment - presented by Shreelata Suresh and her Bharatanatyam
Shanthi Performing Arts as well as by South India Fine Arts; original music composed and performed by Asha Ramesh and myself; two shows
- 2:00 PM and 6:00 PM - McAfee
o Saturday the 23rd - 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
o Saturday the 6th – Gavi Gita: A musical drama that captures the essence of the mighty Bhagavad Gita and retells it through simple dialogue and glorious song. Directed by Prabhakar Sathe. I will be playing the role of Lord Krishna. The language will be Marathi with supertitles in English. California State University Hayward Theatre, 25800 Carlos Bee Boulevard, Hayward, CA 94542; 2:00 PM. Tickets are available here.
o Sunday the 21st – Concert to celebrate Hanuman Jayanti at the Sankata Mochana Hanuman Temple, 35463 Dumbarton Court, Newark, CA 94560; 2:00 PM; Ajay Sundar Raj (T) and Vignesh Thyagarajan (V.) This concert is free and open to all.
o Sunday the 12th – Concert of vachanas for Basava Jayanti; Livermore Temple, 1232 Arrowhead Avenue, Livermore, CA 94551; 2:00 PM; Ajay Sundar Raj (T) and Rochan Yakkundi (H)
o Saturday the 7th – CalAA presents Waaryaawarchee Waraat - a Marathi play, in which I will be singing. Cubberley Theater, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto, CA 94303; TWO shows – 1:00 PM and 5:30 PM
o Saturday the 14th of September through Sunday the 6th of October – NAATAK presents Gandhi - a grand musical in Hindi written and directed by Sujit Saraf, with music direction by me. Commemorating the 150th birth year of Mahatma Gandhi, the play captures the arc of Gandhi’s life and times, from his ‘experiments with truth’ in London to his campaigns in South Africa, to the civil disobedience movement he led against the British in India. The play spans 60 years, features a multi-racial cast representing Indians, South Africans and the British, and is presented with live music and dance, including tunes familiar from Gandhi’s life and the Indian independence movement as well as original music and choreography. Cubberley Theater, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto, CA 94303
o Sunday the 27th – Morning Concert for Deepavali at the Sivamani residence, 1055 Lily Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA 94086; 10:00 AM; Ravi Gutala (T) and Dilip Acharya (H.) This concert is free and open to all.
o Saturday the 2nd – Vibha presents SUR SANGAM - An Indian Classical Jugalbandi between renowned Karnatic vocalist Hari Devanath and myself; Oak Grove High School Theatre, 285 Blossom Hill Road, San Jose, CA 95123; 5:30 PM
o Saturday the 23rd – RSV TWENTY! Rajguru Sangeet Vidyaniketan will be celebrating its TWENTIETH anniversary! The annual student concert festival will feature Hindustani musical presentations of our glorious Indian tradition by students and masters alike. Staying in tune with tradition, I will perform for the finale. Quinlan Community Center, 10185 North Stelling Road, Cupertino, CA 95014; starting at 2:30 PM. This concert is free and open to all.
o Saturday the 7th – Concert organised by the newly formed San Joaquin Kannada Sangha; Bethany Elementary School, 570 Escuela Drive, Mountain House, CA 95391; 4:00 PM; Tejas Pradeep (T) and Krishna Parthasarathy (V)
o Sunday the 15th – Fundraiser concert for the Sanatana Dharma Kendra temple – Namaami Bhaktavatsalam – 3102 Landess Avenue, San Jose, CA 95132; 5:00 PM; Ravi Gutala (T) and Anand Karve (H.) Donations can be made at the event.