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.
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 organisation Vishwa
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)