Trinity 20: Salutations to the Guru
(A Musical Tribute by Trinity Students to all the gurus in their lineage)
Saturday, September 11, 2010 4:00 P.M.
Venue: Palo Alto JCC
3921 Fabian Way
Palo Alto, CA 94303
Trinity students, with the guidance of their guru, Smt. Anuradha Sridhar, plan to present a vocal and instrumental musical extravaganza honoring all the teachers in their lineage.
Anuradha’s great-great grandfather was a direct disciple of Saint Thyagaraja. Anuradha is the fifth generation in the sishya parampara and her students are the sixth generation. The event includes most of the students of the school Trinity Center for Music and promises an evening of divine, enthralling and excellent music.
The Trinity Center for Music:
Established by Smt. Anuradha Sridhar in 1989, the Trinity Center for Music is a school synonymous with excellence and perfection. Smt. Anuradha Sridhar hails from a family of illustrious musicians. She is the fifth generation of musicians belonging to the poet-saint Thyagaraja’s sishya parampara or lineage. Her great-great grandfather, Lalgudi Sri Ramayyar, was a direct disciple of Saint Thyagaraja. Their family feels privileged to carry the torch of the “Lalgudi” school of music established and popularized by her maternal uncle Sri Lalgudi G. Jayaraman. They strive to preserve the authenticity of the music as it is passed on from generation to generation. Smt. Anuradha Sridhar continues this tradition with her students at the Trinity Center for Music.
An accomplished performer, Smt. Anuradha Sridhar has given many solo concerts as well as duet concerts with her mother and guru, Smt. Lalgudi Srimathi Bramhanandam. She has toured all over the US, Canada, India, Singapore, New Zealand, Australia, and Hong Kong with her mother and brother, Sri. Shriram Brahmanandam who accompanies on the mridangam.
The Trinity Center for Music started with humble beginnings and has since flourished to produce skilled and talented students. Trinity’s students have won numerous awards at competitions in Cleveland, the Bay Area, and India, including the concert competition at the Cleveland Aradhana, and the Pratibha Akaanksha award in Bangalore. Anuradha Sridhar’s students have given concerts in various locations in the US and in Chennai during the December music season. Additionally, Trinity Center students have performed at the San Francisco World Music Festival every year since 2007. The Trinity Center won the Best School competition at the Cleveland Aradhana in 2009.
Students of the Trinity Center are not only taught to maintain the purity of the music they learn but are also encouraged and expected to develop their own senses of musical creativity within the parameters of a classical foundation. The Students of the Trinity Center are honored and privileged to uphold such a tradition.
Tickets: Individual – $15.00 Family(4) – $50.00
Contact: Geetha – 650.704.1720
Sharadha – 408.504.3763
Saroja – 408.777.0576