Annual Swati Tirunal Day
A celebration of the 200th birthday of the Maharaja
Saturday, April 13, 2013 (8.30 am to 9.30 pm)
Chinmaya Mission Rameswaram, 14451 Franklin Ave. Tustin, CA 92780
Swati Tirunal (1813-1846), Maharaja of
Travancore, India, composed music in both Hindusthani and Karnatic
styles and is also perhaps the finest-ever composer of music for dance
in India as well as one of the earliest writers of modern Hindi poetry
for music. The Day's program consists of several hours of renditions of
of his compositions (Ragamaalikas, Navaratri Kritis, Kirtanams and Padams)
by well-known local musicians and dance items set to his compositions.
The Maharaja's Hindustani compositions are also featured. All are welcome
at the program, and artistes are welcome to perform.
Sangeethakalaanidhis TN Krishnan, Ramani, TK Govinda Rao, RK
Sreekantan, Vellore Ramabhadran, and Hindusthani doyen Lakshmi Shankar
are some of the luminaries to have graced the festival over the years.
For more information, or to perform during the day, contact/email: R. Jayakrishnan
(firstname.lastname@example.org, 949-856-3225), Athira Suresh (562-916-3521),
or Ravi Vellatheri (949-733-3002)