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Sangeetham - A Journey into the Musical Heritage of India

As a 2010 Artist grant awardee from Saratoga Arts and NYSCA, Vidya embarked on this exciting journey to educate and engage local communities of Upstate New York in the 3000 year old tradition of Carnatic vocal music. To learn more about the Saratoga Program for Arts Funding, click here.

  • Sangeetham is an exciting three-part project which involved the following milestones:
  • Part I – Creation of two new musical compositions by the artist.
  • Part II – A free training course to interested community members.
  • Part III - Shows in Saratoga County locations: Each show to include lecture by artist and recital by artist and trainees, including children.
  • Click here to read the Albany Times Union newspaper's feature on Vidya and her award! (.pdf version available here)

A free 6 Session Training Course

Location: Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public library (Piracci Board Room, 1st floor), 475 Moe Road, Clifton Park, NY

Session Dates and Description

Session 1: Sat, Jan 16, 2010, 2 pm, Raga (melody) and Tala (rhythm)

Session 2: Sat, Jan 23, 2010, 2 pm, Compositions and Great Composers

Session 3: Sat, Jan 30, 2010, 2 pm, Carnatic music and Spiritualism

Session 4: Sat, Feb 13, 2010, 2 pm, Improvisation in Carnatic Music

Session 5: Sat, Feb 20, 2010, 2 pm, How to Appreciate a Carnatic Music Concert

Session 6: Sat, Feb 27, 2010, 2 pm, More on Carnatic Concert Appreciation

Note: Sessions 5 and 6 included an audio/visual presentation/

Lectures/recitals in Saratoga County locations by Vidya and her students

Friday, Feb 12, 2010, 6 pm – Malta Community Center, 1 Bayberry Drive, Malta, NY

Friday, Feb 19, 2010, 2 PM – Mechanicville Public Library, 190 N. Main Street, Mechanicville, NY

Saturday, March 6, 2010, 4 pm - Historic Grooms Tavern, 290 Sugarhill Road, Rexford, NY

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