RAGA took shape on Makarasankranti, 2006 as an informal group of people whose primary aim is to appreciate, enjoy and promote one of the Classical Music of India.
RAGA kicked off the second decade of its service to the community with the successful Sampradaya Competition with sole focus to encourage and recognize classical music talent among children. This year, in 2017 the event was held on Sunday, April 01, 2017 at the Auditorium of Keigwin Middle School, Middletown, CT. Event pictures are posted on the Facebook page.
Sampradaya 2017 - Competition Original Announcement - Click Here
Sampradaya 2017 - Competition Results - Click Here
Event Date & Time: Saturday, April 01, 2017, 09 AM
Venue: Keigwin Middle School, 99 Spruce Street, Middletown, CT 06457
Continue your commitment Raga Club of CT and your appreciation for India Classical Music in any one of the following ways:
- Become a Patron by donating $1000 annually. Patron's picture will be included on the RAGA site under the sponsors section.
- Donate the annual membership amount of $150
- You may also consider donating any amount larger than the annual member amount of $150
- Donations by check - please make checks payable to RAGA Club of CT. Checks can be mailed to: Treasurer, Raga Club of CT, PO Box 144, Windsor Locks, CT 06096
You may enquire about your workplace policy regarding matching funds. If your organization has such a program, please be sure to fill the appropriate form at your workplace and RAGA will then receive an additional contribution from you indirectly.
Raga Music concerts - Ticket policy:
- RAGA member and 3 more persons from immediate family (spouse and two additional immediate family members) are allowed free to RAGA concerts. Co-sponsored concerts and special concerts may have different ticketing arrangements.
- Other guests accompanying a RAGA member should buy tickets at $25 per person
- Non-Raga Members - suggested donation $25 per person
RAGA is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization (Tax ID: 263184239). All your donations are tax deductible. You may donate to RAGA right here, using your credit card, by clicking on the picture of Goddess Saraswati below.
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2017 Music Concerts - Venue for all concerts: Auditorium of Keigwin Middle School, 99 Spruce Street, Middletown, CT 06457.
[Note: Concerts confirmed so far are updated below. Watch this space for further updates on concert schedule. If you can any suggestions regarding artists send us a note to firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sunday April 16, 2017, 04 PM - Carnatic Vocal Concert: Amritha Murali - Carnatic Vocal, RK Shriram Kumar - Violin, K Arun Prakash - Mridangam. [Concert Flyer - Link]
|Amritha Murali - Carnatic Vocal||RK Shriram Kumar - Violin||K Arun Prakash - Mridangam|
Sunday May 07, 2017, 04 PM - Hindustani Sarangi Concert: Suhail Yusuf Khan - Sarangi, Amit Kavthekar - Tabla. [Concert Flyer - Link]
|Suhail Yusuf Khan - Sarangi||Amit Kavthekar - Tabla|
Sunday May 21, 2017, 04 PM - Carnatic Vocal Concert: Kunnakudi M. Balamuralikrishna - Vocal, H.N. Bhaskar - Violin, Tanjore Murugabhoopati - Mridangam, Sundarakumar - Kanjira. [Concert Flyer - Link]
|Balamurali Krishna - Vocal||HN Bhaskar - Violin||Murugabhoopathi - Mridangam||Sundarakumar - Kanjira|
Sunday June 11, 2017, 04 PM - Carnatic Vocal Concert: Bhargavi Balasubramanian - Vocal, Arun Ramamurthy - Violin, Vijay Ganesh - Mridangam. [Concert Flyer - Link]
|Bhargavi Balasubramanian - Vocal||Arun Ramamurthy - Violin||Vijay Ganesh - Mridangam|
Sunday September 10, 2017, 04 PM - Carnatic Vocal Concert: Vignesh Ishwar - Vocal, L Ramakrishnan - Violin, Akshay Anantapadmanabhan - Mridangam, K.V. Gopalakrishnan - Kanjira. [Concert Flyer - Link]
|Vignesh Ishwar - Vocal||L Ramakrishnan - Violin||Akshay A - Mridangam||K.V. Gopalakrishnan - Kanjira|
Saturday September 30, 2017, 08 PM - Wesleyan Navarathri special Violin Duet concert co-sponsored by Raga Club of Connecticut, Lalgudi G.J.R. Krishnan and Lalgudi Vijayalakshmi - Violin, Trichy Sankaran - Mridangam, T Radhakrishnan - Ghatam at Wesleyan Univeristy Crowell auditorium, Middletown CT. Raga members are entitled to one free ticket and up to 3 additional tickets at concessional rate of $10. [Link to Wesleyan Navaratri Festival Website - Link, Raga Flyer - Link]
|Lalgudi GJR Krishnan - Violin||Lalgudi Vijaylakshmi - Violin||Trichy Sankaran - Mridangam||T Radhakrishnan - Ghatam|
Sunday October 01, 2017, 04 PM - Carnatic Vocal Concert: Ravi Kiran - Vocal, M.S. Ananthakrishnan - Violin, Vijay Ganesh - Mridangam, Chandrasekhara Sharma - Ghatam. [Concert Flyer - Link]
|Ravi Kiran - Vocal||M.S. Ananthakrishnan - Violin||Vijay Ganesh - Mridangam||Chandrasekhara Sharma - Ghatam|
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