For over 11 years, five local high school students have been passionately involved in Carnatic music, having trained under the tutelage of their guru Mrs. Subha Ramanan in Plano, Texas.
For over 11 years, five local high school students have been passionately involved in Carnatic music, having trained under the tutelage of their guru Mrs. Subha Ramanan in Plano, Texas. Carnatic music is a popular, traditional form of classical music from Southern India with emphasis on Rāga (the melodic identity), Shruti (the relative musical pitch) and Tāla (the rhythmic cycle). It is presented through rich compositions that have been passed down over hundreds of years and via several varieties of improvisations. It is believed that Carnatic music has therapeutic and healing effects.
This year five high school students, Sharanya Vunnava, Nikhil Ratnam, Shreya Vunnava, Shreyas Ganesh and Sneha Shrinivas are utilizing this passion to change the lives of children that are in less fortunate circumstances.
These five students are organizing “Naada Daanam 2019 Carnatic For A Cure,” a benefit concert to raise funds for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital on May 4, 2019 at The Grand Clubs Theater, Plano. It will feature more than 65 young classical musicians and several other music schools across Texas to come together to present rich compositions in Carnatic music. The event will be attended by 700+ art and music patrons. Over the last two years this event has raised over $30,000 from passionate sponsors and donors, and the money has been used towards patient wagons and aids to comfort children undergoing cancer treatment.
Donate at http://fundraising.stjude.org/naadadaanam2019 and click on Make a Gift!
(Saturday) 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Grand Clubs Theater
300 Chisholm Place, Plano, TX 75075