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Indo-American Festival of Performing Arts

Sarovar 2016
For Global Peace & Harmony

Apr - June 2016


Program Details :

GLAC is partnering with Lawrence Tech University, Oakland University and Washtenaw Community College every year to present the 'Indo-American Festival of Performing Arts - Sarovar'. This is a one of a kind music festival held at several venues in SE Michigan including Oakland University, Lawrence Tech U & Washtenaw campus for the sake of global peace and harmony!

The festival will be held in May & June during the weekends featuring several concerts by top notch musicians, lecture demonstrations, fusion music, dance-drama and music concerts. Over 1000 people are estimated to participate in this fine arts extravaganza which includes food, entertainment and networking.

We encourage you to become a member and support your organization!


Jan 30 at 7pm - Chennai Flood 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 - 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

Apr 30th Carnatica Brothers, BV Raghavendra, Tiruvarur Vaidyanathan, Guruprasad, N. Sundar SV Temple, Novi *

May 1st -- Community Volunteer Event: Cleanup of Flint Temple - KSVT, Flint #Detroit4Flint

May 14th 29th Annual Thyagaraja Aradhana Festival of Michigan
29th Annual Michigan Thyagaraja Aradhana
The Paschimakasi Sri Viswanatha Temple Auditorium

Paschima Kasi Sri Viswanatha Temple, Flint, MI

8.30AM      Pooja and Bhajans
9.00AM      Group singing of the ‘Pancharathna Krithis’
10.30AM     Individual Singing
12.30PM     Mangala Arathi
12.35         Free Lunch
1.30           Grand Vocal Concert
3.30           Individual Singing (contd)


Click here to register for individual/group singing..







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 - SVBF Fundraiser *

May 29th ILAYARAJA SALUTES THYAGARAJA  A Unique Fusion of Classical & Film Music - WCC Towsley Auditorium *


June 4, 2016
Papanasam Sivan festival by Sivan Fine Arts Academy
SV Temple Michigan
26233 Taft Rd Novi, Michigan 48374

Siva Punya Gana Mani Brahmashri Papanasam Sivan’s birth anniversary is celebrated every year in September. He has composed over 2000 songs in both carnatic music and film songs. His compositions include varnams, kritis, operas and all types of compositions typically rendered in all concerts. To propagate the works and compositions of Papanasam Sivan, the Sivan Fine Arts Academy conducts annual music and dance competitions to showcase the talents of students of Vocal, Instrumental and Dance.

The application form can be downloaded from http://www.shivanisai.org/index.php
communication to ashokramani10@yahoo.com and by clicking the message "Papanasam Sivan fest by Sivan fine arts academy"




Siva Punya Gana Mani Brahmashri Papanasam Sivan's birth anniversary is celebrated every year in countries like Singapore, Malysia, Australia, Germany, London, France, Norway, Denmark, Canada, Sanjose, LA, for the past 6 years. This year it will be celebrated at Houston, Detroit, Dallas, Chicago and many parts of USA. We will be conducting competitions on songs of Papanasam Sivan on vocal, violin, veena, mridangam and bharathanatyam

8:00 Vocal competition - Junior
9:00 Vocal competition - Sub-senior
10:00 Vocal competition - Group singing
11:15 Vocal competition - Senior
12:15 Vocal competition - Special
1:00 Violin/Keyboard competitions
2:00 Dance competitions
4:00 Vocal Concerts by senior artists from India/Michigan
7:00 Prize Distribution

Filled in applications to be sent by email to ashokramani10@yahoo.com.

Voluntary donations for this festival is much appreciated.

July 23rd Lec-Dem: Healing power of Carnatic Music | Special Carnatic Music Therapy Concert - SVBF Fundraiser *



Thanks you for your support!

To quote the famous musician from Michigan - "Music makes the people come together"!  Our volunteers and supporters are the real heroes of Sarovar!  This festival will not be possible without your support.  Join us in making another music season in Michigan a grand one!


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