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** Due to the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic, Bala Shruti has shifted online since April 2020 **
This pandemic has completely disrupted all concerts scheduled for this year. We really don't know when this situation will change and we will be able to resume normal operation. However, we felt that the young artists in our community should not become de-motivated due to the pandemic. While not ideal, we decided to continue the Bala Shruti program online
For the duration of the online operation, we invite young artists from all surrounding areas (NY,NJ,CT,PA) to perform Carnatic Music or Bharata Natyam/ Kuchipudi at an upcoming Bala Shruti concert. Please note that we still have attendance requirements, so you need to attend at least one session before becoming eligible to perform at a later session
We hope you will all tune in and encourage these upcoming artists, and preserve their love for music and dance. All concerts will be on the third Saturday of the month. Please join the concerts at http://www.shrutilaya.org/zoom to be able to interact with the artists and encourage them. You can also passively view the Livestream of the event on YouTube at http://www.shrutilaya.org/livestream
Rasikas joining the Zoom session are requested to mute their microphones, and start their video if possible. This will provide a semblance of the live audience, so that the artists can watch the effect on the listeners and get spurred on to greater heights! At the end of each concert (not song!), you may turn on your microphones and applaud the artist. You can also interact with chat messages to the group or privately to the artist
If you prefer not to interact, you may wish to watch on the livestream. There are are no restrictions on joining the livestream. However, if the livestream fails for some reason, you're welcome to join the zoom session.
As geography is no longer a limitation, please pass along this invitation to all your friends, wherever they are located. They can either join the Zoom session if they want to interact, or the YouTube live stream if they just want to watch.
One of the very few advantages of having the Bala Shruti concerts on Zoom is that they can be easily recorded. Starting from the July concert, we also have livestream recordings. These are presented here for your listening and viewing pleasure!
Concert Performers Zoom recording Playlist Livestream 33rd Bala Shruti, April 8 2020 (1) Keshav Muralidharan (2) Sriranjani Haran (3) Anirudh Khandrika (4) Samyutha Srinivasan Play - 34th Bala Shruti, May 16 2020 (1) Nachikethan Srinivasan (2) Samhita Vellala (3) Pranav Narayanan (4) Lavanya Karthikeyan Play - 35th Bala Shruti, June 20 2020 (1) Dhriti & Medha Valluri (2) Krithi & Sanjana Narasu(3) Srinithi Radhakrishnan (4) Ashley Paily & Gatha Jayan Play - 36th Bala Shruti, July 18 2020 (1) Shonita Srinivasan (2) Shruthi Raja (3) Shreeya Iyer (4) Kaavya Sekhar, Shubha Rajagopal, Anu Rajagopal, Krupa Sekhar Play Livestream 37th Bala Shruti, August 15 2020 (1) Deetya Vinod (2) Siddhaarta Venkatesh (3) Raghav & Anagha Ramkumar (4) Sreevarshini Karthikeyan Play LiveStream 38th Bala Shruti, September 19 2020 (1) Divya Sarma (2) Anjani Rajan (3) Ashna Jonnalagadda (4) Mythri Iyer Play LiveStream 39th Bala Shruti, October 17 2020 (1) Nitin Mahadevan (2)Sumedha Pillai (3) Anjana Moolayil (4) Sriranjani Haran Play LiveStream
Starting in 2016, Shruti Laya proudly presents Bala Shruti, a new Youth Music Concert and Performance Club. Sri. Balaskandan, noted music teacher in our area, and Sreenadh, will be the coordinators of this club. For more details about the club, please click the About Bala Shruti link above. To register, please click the Member Registration link above.
The club will hold monthly events on the third Saturday of each month. Most events will be conducted at the Saneeswara Temple (1616 Hillside Avenue, New Hyde Park, NY 11040) at 4:00 PM.
The events at Bala Shruti will consist of music or dance performances by members of the club. Occasionally, we also present concerts by established performers, especially visiting artists from out of the state or out of the country, that we feel will be especially motivating and enlightening for Bala Shruti members.
At each club event, there will be one Featured Performance of 90 minutes. There will also be short performance slots of 20-30 minutes each at each event. (Performers are requested to keep to these time limits). Full concert aspirants are encouraged to participate in these short concerts in order to demonstrate their talents.
Attendance at these concerts by all club members is expected and encouraged. Your membership card will be punched each time you attend a concert. Concert opportunities will only be given to members who attend at least 75% (or 3 out of the last 4) of the events. Mini concert opportunities need 50% (2 out of last 4) attendance
The current concert list is given below. If you wish to be featured on this list, please contact us by filling out this Concert Request form
Month Date Main Concert Mini Concert Lead Accomp.1 Accomp.2 Accomp.3 Lead Accomp.1 Accomp.2 Accomp.3 Feb-16 2/20/2016 Vigunthaan Tharmarajah Aditi Devrajan Shrinath Viswanathan Kabilan Jeganathan Kaavya Sekhar, Shuba Rajagopal Sudeep Sundar Sudarshan Sundar Mar-16 3/26/2016 Abieraamy Jeganathan, Apurva Ramanujam, Chandravalli Swayampakula, Dimple Shah, Malaika Ravindran, Radhika Viswanathan, Samiksha Vittalraj, Veena Viju Apr-16 4/16/2016 Mahati Kishore Shrinath Viswanathan May-16 5/21/2016 Rohini Venkatachalam Aditi Devrajan Dhamodharan Srinivasan Jun-16 6/18/2016 ** No Concert ** Jul-16 7/16/2016 ** No Concert ** Aug-16 8/20/2016 Mruduravali Darbha Srinaath Perangur Shrinath Viswanathan Kabilan Jeganathan Divya Mary James Anirudh Chandrasekhar Akhil Paulraj Kabilan Jeganathan Sep-16 9/18/2016 Shishir Kumar (Saxophone) Aditi Devrajan Shrinath Viswanathan Kabilan Jeganathan Mahita Bandlamudi, Veena Viju (violin) Nitin Mahadevan (Mrudangam) Oct-16 10/22/2016 Radhika Viswanathan Swetha Narasimhan Shrinath Viswanathan Akhil Paulraj Krupa Sekhar (Violin) Shravan Desikan (Mrudangam) Nov-16 11/19/2016 Dec-16 12/17/2016 Krupa Sekhar, Anu-shree Rajagopal (Violin) Shrinath Viswanathan Kabilan Jeganathan Jan-17 1/22/2017 Kabilan Jeganathan Swetha Narasimhan Shrinath Viswanathan Feb-17 2/25/2017 Mahita Bandlamudi Swetha Narasimhan Shrinath Viswanathan Kabilan Jeganathan Thayany Jeyakumaran, Tarun Vaidhyanathan (Violin) Nitin Mahadevan (Mrudangam) Mar-17 3/18/2017 Shrinath Vishwanathan Swetha Narasimhan Sridhar Parthasarathy Kabilan Jeganathan Nidhi Mahadevan Anirudh Chandrasekhar Akhil Paulraj Apr-17 4/22/2017 Vignesh Ravichandran Balaskandan Shrinath Viswanathan Kabilan Jeganathan Sriranjani Haran Krupa Sekhar Arjun Logeswaran May-17 5/14/2017 S. Aishwarya Swetha Narasimhan Shrinath Viswanathan Kabilan Jeganathan Shravan Desikan Anu-shree Rajagopal Sudarshan Sundar Jun-17 6/17/2017 Sriranjani Haran Krupa Sekhar Arjun Logeswaran Pranav Narayanan Krupa Sekhar Nitin Mahadevan Jul-17 7/15/2017 ** No Concert ** Aug-17 8/19/2017 ** No Concert ** Sep-17 9/30/2017 Abieraamy Jeganathan Swetha Narasimhan Kabilan Jeganathan Divya Sarma Krupa Sekhar Nitin Mahadevan Kabilan Jeganathan Oct-17 10/21/2017 1. Saipranati Kethireddy & Saipranavi Kethireddy (Veena) 2. Sreevarshini Karthikeyan (Vocal) Mahita Bandlamudi Shravan Desikan, Nitin Mahadevan Krupa Sekhar (Vocal) Anu-Shree Rajagopal Kabilan Jeganathan Nov-17 11/4/2017 Krupa Sekhar (Violin) Shravan Desikan Anu-Shree Rajagopal Dec-17 12/16/2017 ** No Concert ** Jan-18 1/21/2018 ** No Concert ** Feb-18 2/17/2018 Mini Dance Recital
Nidhi Mahadevan and Anjana Moolayil
(1) Shivani Shastri
(2) Ankith Kumar
(1) Anushree Rajagopal
(2) Krupa Sekhar
(1) Kabilan Jeganathan
(2) Nakul Rao
Mar-18 3/10/2018 Thayany Jeyakumaran Anu-Shree Rajagopa Kabilan Jeganathan Apr-18 4/21/2018 Girijashankar Sundaresan Swetha Narasimhan Shenthuraan Tharmarajah Aashna Jonnalagadda Mahita Bandlamudi Nitin Mahadevan May-18 5/12/2018 (1)Anjali Bhagavatula (Veena) (2) Sitaara Kesavan, Sruthi Raja, Deetya Vinod, Divya Venkatesh, Haritha Lakshmanan, Students of Mrs. Sumathy Haran (3) Shreya Narayan & Anusua Nath, Kuchipudi (1)Sabareesh Vishwanathan (2) Nitin Mahadevan Jun-18 6/9/2018 NO MAIN CONCERT (1)Nithya Vishwanathan (2) Krithika Ravishankar (3) Neeharika Kotimreddy (Veena) (1) & (2) Veena Viju (1) Sabareesh Vishwanathan (2) & (3) Nakul Rao Jul-18 ** No Concert ** ** No Concert ** Aug-18 ** No Concert ** ** No Concert ** Sep-18 9/15/2018 Barghav Hariharan Vishal Sowmyan Kabilan Jeganathan 1. Vocal, Shreya Krishnan 2. Bharatanatyam, Sahana Madabhushi and Deeya Patel Mahita Bandlamudi Shravan Desikan Oct-18 10/27/2018 Shravan Desikan Krupa Sekhar Nitin Mahadevan Aadhitya & Aakhash Ramakrishnan Krupa Sekhar Nitin Mahadevan Nov-18 11/3/2018 NO MAIN CONCERT Pragati Muthukumar (Vocal), Kaavya Sekhar (Violin solo) Dec-18 ** No Concert ** ** No Concert ** Jan-19 1/12/2019 Shruti Vadada, Anirudh Khandrika Shuba Rajagopal, Anu-shree Rajagopal Sabareesh Viswanathan, Sanjay Natesan Feb-19 ** No Concert ** ** No Concert ** Mar-19 ** No Concert ** Apr-19 4/27/2019 Adarsh Attada (Violin), Anirudhan Ramji (Violin),Sanjay Natesan (Vocal) Sabareesh Viswanathan, Kashyap Rao, Krishnajit Rajesh Khanna May-19 5/18/2019 NO MAIN CONCERT Tarun Vaidyanathan (Vocal), Sriranjani Haran (Veena) Kaavya Sekhar Sabareesh Viswanathan, Arjun Logeswaran Jun-19 6/22/2019 Kaavya Sekhar (Vocal), Neeharika Kotimreddy (Vocal), Shuba Rajagopal Jul-19 ** No Concert ** ** No Concert ** Aug-19 ** No Concert ** ** No Concert ** Sep-19 9/21/2019 Divya Sarma Krupa Sekhar Arjun Logeswaran Iniya Padmanabhan & Rhea Narayanan Krisha Anant Violin Sudeep Sundar Mrudangam Oct-19 10/20/2019 (1) Shuba-Shree Rajagopal (Vocal), (2) Ram Narayanan (Vocal) (1) Kaavya Sekhar (2) Subha Rajagopalan (1) Nitin Mahadevan, Krupa Sekhar (2) Nitin Mahadevan Nov-19 ** No Concert ** ** No Concert ** Dec-19 ** No Concert ** ** No Concert ** Jan-20 1/11/2020 Vishala Swami (Bharata Natyam) Shruti Vadada Shuba Rajagopal Sabareesh Viswanathan Feb-20 2/22/2020 Mar-20 3/28/2020 (CANCELLED BECAUSE OF CORONA VIRUS PRECAUTIONS - WATCH FOR NEW DATE)
(1) Sumedha Pillai & Bhargava Sridhar (2) Shruti Raja
Apr-20 4/18/2020 Shravan Desikan Raghav Ramkumar & Anagha Ramkumar, violin May-20 5/2/2020 Adarsh Attada (Violin) Jun-20 Jul-20 Aug-20 Sep-20 Oct-20 (1) Sumedha Pillai (2) Bhargava Sridhar Nov-20 Siddhaarta Venkatesh Dec-20