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GLAC is the only organization in the USA boasting about 30 concerts every year under it's banner.  No other sabha/organization in North America can boast such a lineup!

Past seasons

bullet2015 Season
bullet2014 Season
bullet2013 Season
bullet2012 Season
bullet2011 Season

Recurring Festivals and themes

bulletIndo-American Festival of Performing Arts - Sarovar
bulletMichigan Tyagaraja Aradhana held in Flint, MI
bulletNavaratri Festival Season held in Troy, MI
bulletAnnamacharya Day
bulletPapanasan Sivan Day
bulletSangeeth Samraat and other Idol competitions
bulletSeveral concerts from local and visiting musicians
bulletYouth concerts in local venues
bulletSupport other festivals like 'Concert of Colors' in Downtown Detroit

The annual Navarathri festival during the month of October at the Bharatiya Hindu Temple in Troy, Michigan.
The 10 hour function includes the rendition of Navavarna Krithis, the performance of our community kids, and a
main concert in the evening and also helps in raising donation to the temple’s building expansion project.

2015 -- A retrospective!

Great Lakes Aradhana Committee (GLAC) is a premier non-profit organization committed to preserving, presenting and promoting arts in the Great Lakes region.

As a member, patron & supporter of GLAC, here are a few things you probably didn’t know about GLAC.
One of the oldest and largest organizations of its kind (30yrs in 2015, 2600 in mailing list)
Only organization in NA to bring over 30 events under its label (includes 10 white labels)
Only organization in NA to partner with top Universities, Museums, City and State govts
Run by team of passionate people bringing you the best North America has to offer
One of the few North American based organizations which is purely volunteer run


2015 is a going to be a landmark year for GLAC in so many ways:
30th year of the organization
25th year of Navarathri festival
5th year of SAROVAR and
10th year as a formal organization!

Also, in 2015, we are beginning our partnership with Dearborn and the Arab American National Museum. This unique partnership will be part of an effort to build bridges that span racial, cultural and ethnic divisions amongst the communities. With these goals in mind, we are planning a concert with the Museum's Public Programming to embraces all cultural art forms. Stay tuned to our website for details..

In 2015, GLAC was instrumental in hosting & promoting over 30 concerts in SE Michigan including ‘jambavans’ like Sanjay Subrahmanyan and Sri TN Seshagopalan. No other organization in North America can boast such an amazing lineup!

As we come to an end of a successful 2015 season, we would like to thank you, the rasikas, without whom, we wouldn’t be striving so hard.

Spring Season:
1. Mar 21st - Aditya Prakash, Jay Balan, Vinod Seetharaman & Karthik Venkatraman (SVBF Fundraiser Event)
2. April 18th - Sanjay Subrahmanyan, Varadarajan, Neyveli B. Venkatesh -- Lawrence Tech, Southfield
3. May 1st Shantala Subramaniam, A. Vinu, Palghat Mahesh -- Arab American Museum
4. May 16th Michigan Thyagaraja Aradhana -- Flint Kasi Temple Fundraiser
5. May 16th Harikatha on Thyagaraja by Sri TN Seshagopalan -- Kasi Temple, Flint (3:30pm)
6. May 29th - Bharat Sundar, VVS Murari, Trivandrum Balaji, KV Gopalakrishnan
7. May 29-31st IFPA-Sarovar 2015 Music Festival at Oakland U (Sarovar Details Updates)
8. May 30th - "Vibrations" an ensemble by Laya Rathnakara Tiruvarur Vaidyanathan, Hariyudan Naan Ravishankar, Ragavendra Rao, Ghatam GuruPrasad & Morsing Surenthar
9. May 31st - Violin & Mridangam duo Nagai Muralidharan & Sriram ; Sri Manargudi Easwaran & Vijay Ganesh
10. June 6th - Papanasam Sivan festival by Sivan Fine Arts Academy -- SV Temple, Novi

Summer Season:
1. Jul 11th - Madurai R. Sundar, Keerthana Sankar, Rajasekhar Atmakuri
2. "Padmabhushan" Kumari Kamala Lakshminarayanan (Mel Sabari Fundraiser)
3. July 13th - Carnatic Music Workshop: By Vidushi. Dr T.S.Sathyavathi (Balaji Temple)
4. July 26th - Bangalore S Shankar Vocal Concert (SVBF Temple)
5. Aug 2nd - Bho Shambo - Compositions of Pujya Swami Dayananda Saraswati Sri. Madurai Sundar, Sri Trichy Sankaran, Sri. Jayshankar Balan -- Country Day School
6. Aug 13th -- Evenings in Paradise -- Carnatic Music Under the Stars (Paradise Valley Park)

Fall Season:
1. Sep 20th: Sangeeth Samraat - Global talent search: Prelims @ SVBF Temple
2. Oct 10th - 25th Navaratri Festival of Michigan, (Bharatiya Temple Fundraiser Event)
3. Oct 10th - Shri. Delhi Sunderrajan, Keerthana Sankar, Vinod Seetharaman
4. Oct 24th: Flute Raman, Mysore Srikanth, Gowrishankar - SVBF Temple
5. Nov 1st: Nirmala Rajasekar, Ronu Majumdar, Ajeet Pathak,Tanjavur Murugaboopathi - SVBF Temple
6. Nov 7th: Hyderabad Seshachari, Jay Balan, Trivandrum Balaji - SVBF Fundraiser
7. Nov 21st: Ramakrishnamurthy, RK Shriram Kumar, Arun prakash - SVBF Temple
8. iCarnatic’s MiD | Margazhi in Detroit - Music festival Nov. 26th thru. Nov. 29th - SV Temple

White labeling – We have another dozen or so concerts advertised to the community like the Metro Detroit's Annual Diversity Festival, the Concert of Colors, promoting several other major classical events in the SE Michigan and events held by other organizations.

In 2016, we are looking to working closely with the several music and dance schools to promote the classical arts among the community. It will be a win-win-win-win for the organization, the school, their students and the community!

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In 2014, GLAC had 30+ (incl 10 white-label) concerts including Smt. Sudha Raghunathan and Sri.T.M.Krishna. No other organization in North America can boast such an amazing lineup!


To recap our smashing 2014 season, we had 20+ concerts including Smt. Sudha Raghunathan and Sri.T.M.Krishna. No other organization in North America can boast such an amazing lineup!

The smashing 2014 lineup:

  1. Sunday Apr 27th, 2014 Violin Duet: Lalgudi Duo -Lalgudi Sri G.J.R. Krishnan & Lalgudi Smt. Vijayalakshmi

  2. Saturday, May 3rd 2014 Vocal: Sangeetha Kalanidhi Smt. Sudha Raghunathan

  3. Saturday May 10th, 2014 Annamacharya Aradhana Utsavam - 606th Birth Anniversary of Annamacharya

  4. Saturday May 17th, 2014 27th Annual Michigan Thyagaraja Aradhana

  5. Saturday May 17th, 2014 @ 3:30PM| Flute Concert by Maestro S. Shashank

  6. Friday May 30th, 2014 Vocal: Trichur Brothers - Sri Srikrishna Mohan / Ramkumar Mohan

  7. Saturday May 31st, 2014 SR Santaprakash (Vocal)

  8. Lec- Dem by Shri Madurai R Sundar

  9. Jugalbandhi by Mrs Kasturi Shivakumar and Mrs Swaradnya Limaye;

  10. Carnatic Orchestra by Professor Mark Stone and students of Oakland University

  11. June 1st Sunday Group singing- Students of Mrs. Kasturi Shivakumar

  12. Vocal concert by R Suryaprakash

  13. June 7, 2014 Papanasam Sivan festival by Sivan Fine Arts Academy

  14. August 22, 2014 7:00 PM Vocal: Dr. Sumathi Krishnan

  15. Sunday, Sep 7, 2014 Mandolin - Prakash Hariharan

  16. Saturday, Sep 13, 2014| 24th Annual Navaratri Festival

  17. Saturday, Sep 13, 2014 Vocal Sandeep Narayan

  18. Oct 18, 2014 6:00 PM T. M. Krishna Vocal

  19. Saturday, November 15 "Divine Strings - A Carnatic Violin Concerto" by Sri. Purnaprajna Bangere

  20. Saturday, December 6, 6:00pm Saxophone: Dr Sumanth Swaminathan

  21. White labeling -- over 10 events were advertised to the community: e.g.
    Trigalbandhi - Chitraveena N. Ravikiran & Tarun Bhattacharya & Sanchita Bhattacharya Presented by Sankara Eye Foundation

  22. Bharatiya Temple Fundraiser Event -- "Dasavatharam"

  23. Metro Detroit's 22nd Annual Diversity Festival -- Concert of Colors July 10-13th (Midtown Detroit)

  24. Promoting several other major classical events in the SE Michigan

  25. Promoting several events held by local schools
     

Again, none of this will be possible without your support. We hope to see you become a member in 2015 and also encourage you to DONATE online from our website to bring more concerts to Michigan. Every dollar you give is spent towards music enrichment in Michigan.

In 2015, we are looking to working closely with the several music and dance schools to promote the classical arts among the community. It will be a win-win-win for the organization, the school and their students.

 

 

 

 

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