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2016 Membership Drive:
While other NA organizations charge our annual rates for one concert; we still firmly believe that the quality and the value we create will increase membership, offsetting the increased cost and passing the savings to our members.  Visit our membership page for options.

GLAC - giving back to our community and beyond, supporting the cites of Detroit, Chennai & Flint!
With one foot in our 30year heritage and our right foot forward into the future; GLAC kicked off the 2016 season with a Fundraiser for the musicians in Chennai affected by the worst floods in the last 150 years!  Throughout 2016, GLAC will be accepting donations to be given to Chennai musicians. Donations will be accepted online via the Donate button on the top right. All donations to GLAC are tax deductible!  Chennai is known as the Detroit of India & with classical music, GLAC has made Detroit, the Chennai of USA. #Detroit4Chennai
GLAC volunteers took a day off and helped cleanup Flint.
GLAC helped collecting samples for the Susan B Komen Tissue Bank in Detroit.  #GLAC4KTB


Oct 30th: Bombay Jayashri tickets for Non Members

GLAC Navaratri Kolu Contest

All GLAC events are FREE for members - fundraisers marked * have a reduced fee

Fall Season:
Sep 17th
26th Navaratri Festival of Michigan - Bharatiya Temple Fundraiser Pictures
Sep 24th -- Community Outreach Event: Komen Tissue Bank for Breast Cancer #GLAC4KTB
Sep 25th -'When Violins Sing' Violin Maestros Mysore Brothers, Srimushnam Rajarao, Giridhar Udupa Pictures
Oct 8-9th Dr N. Ramani Remembrance Day - SVBF Temple
Oct 28th Global Fridays - Diwali Special with HAF, Arab American National Museum, Dearborn
'Spirit of Breath' Flute Jugalbandhi - Flute Raman, Deepak Ram, V Praveen, Anirudh Changakoti Free for All RSVP Reqd.
Oct 30th Oscar Nominee Bombay Jayashri, Embar Kannan, VV Ramanamurthy & KV Gopalakrishnan - WCC Towsley Auditorium
Free for members, $40 Public, $60 VIP
Nov 4th
- The Sounds of Hyderabad -- Hyd. Seshachari, Jay Balan, Raja Sekhar Atmakuri, SVBF Fundraiser *
Nov 24th - Thanksgiving Festival: iCarnatic's Margazhi in Detroit Festival - SV Temple

* Free for Life Members, reduced fee for members

Spring Season:
Indo American Festival of Performing Arts -- SAROVAR 2016 Lineup
Jan 30 - Chennai Floods Fundraiser Varner Hall, Oakland University
Jugalbandhi - Mark Stone (Mbira/Gyil), Sam Jeyasingham (Kanjira/Morsing/Mridangam),
Patrick Fitzgibbon (Tabla/Drums), Matt Dufresne (Saxophones)
Carnatic - Madurai Sundar (Vocal), Jay Balan (Violin), Jannagan Jeyakumar (Mridangam)
Feb 28 at 1pm - Varner Hall, Oakland University - Education: An afternoon of Carnatic music
Kiranavali Vidyasankar (Vocal), Keerthana Sankar (Violin), Vinod Seetharaman (Mridangam)
March 12th Chinmaya Sisters - Uma & Radhika - SVBF Fundraiser *
Apr 9th Sarovar Curtain Raiser - 'Divine Strings' - A Chitravina Concerto!
Sangeet Samrat Chitravina N Ravikiran, VVS Murari, Trivandrum Balaji, Chandrasekara Sharma
Apr 10th Swati Tirunal Festival feat Mahathi, Jay Balan, Patri Satish Kumar
Apr 22nd Ranjani Gayatri Fundraiser Concert by Mamatha Murthy *
Apr 24th Natya Nivedanam by Lavanya Mavillapalli, Churchill High School, Livonia -
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Apr 30th Carnatic Mela feat. Carnatica Brothers, BV Raghavendra, Tiruvarur Vaidyanathan, Guruprasad, N. Sundar SV Temple, Novi
May 1st -- Community Volunteer Event: Cleanup of Flint - KSVT, Flint #Detroit4Flint
May 14th 29th Annual Thyagaraja Aradhana Festival of Michigan
May 14th V Shankaranarayanan, Nagai Sriram, Tanjore K Murugaboopathi, Shree Sundarkumar - KSVT, Flint
May 15th M S Subbulakshmi Centenary Concert Tour
Vidushi Gayathri Venkataraghavan, Mysore Srikanth, Gowrishankar - SVBF Temple

May 27th
Padma Sugavanam, Ravi Srinivasan, Vinod Seetharaman - SVBF Fundraiser *
May 29th ILAYARAJA SALUTES THYAGARAJA  A Unique Fusion of Classical & Film Music - WCC Towsley Auditorium *
June 4th Annual
Papansam Sivan Festival of Michigan, SV Temple, Novi
June 19th Special Light Music by P. Unnikrishnan - MelSabari Fundraiser -
Tickets *
July 22nd
Dr. Hariharan Lec-Dem: Healing power of Carnatic Music + Music Yoga Therapy Concert - SVBF Fundraiser *
Aug 6th
Madurai Sundar, Keethana Sankar, Sai Sundar, Srihari Bhaskar -
Canton Temple Fundraiser
Aug 9th
-- Evenings in Paradise -- Wind, Strings & Percussion - Carnatic Music Under the Stars (
Paradise Valley Park

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2015 was a landmark year for GLAC:
30th year of the organization | 25th year of Navarathri festival | 10th year as a formal organization | 5th year of the SAROVAR Festival | 1st year of Sangeeth Samraat Idol show | GLAC featured in NPR | Partnership with The Carr Center, Detroit CEN & Arab American National Museum

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Our Mission & Vision

Vanakkam, Vandanam, Namaste and Welcome to GLAC! 

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

Our mission is to promote classical arts in our community for the cause of enrichment, participation and fellowship for art aficionados in Michigan by bringing quality events on a regular basis with a bias on membership satisfaction.

GLAC strives in perpetuating the unique cultural heritage into the mainstream American diaspora with it's events well attended by people of all ethnicities from the Great Lakes states of the USA and Canada.

Click here for an overview of GLAC -- presented at the Detroit Cultural Exchange Network -- Detroit CEN.

Our History

GLAC was originally founded in 1985 and is the oldest and largest Indo-American art organizations in Michigan. It was formally incorporated in 2006 as a non-profit art resource in SE Michigan by a group of people who truly appreciate, enjoy and want to promote one of the greatest cultural traditions which has been passed down over the generations.

Today, GLAC is a Registered Tax-Exempt 501(3) Non-Profit Organization in the State of Michigan.  GLAC is supported by the Michigan Council for Cultural Affairs, the Detroit Recreational Department, Arab American National Museum and The Carr Center of Detroit.

Contact Us

GLAC, Canton, MI 48188 Ph: (734) 495-3569
email: admin@glacmichigan.com



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