Dear Music Rasikas,
SMC would like to invite you with family and friends to our Monthly Concert to be held on Sunday 27th November 2022 at the Dundas Community Centre, 21 Sturt Street, Telopea.
5.30 pm to 6 pm: Lecture Demonstration by Sri. Mahesh Radhakrishnan
6 pm to 8 pm: Violin concert by Kum. Agalya Pavalan accompanied by
Chi. Branavan Jeyarasa on Mrudangam
Chi. Peraveenan Jeyarasa on Ghatam
Chi. Peraveenan Jeyarasa
Peraveenan Jeyarasa, is a successful Physiotherapist, who has been offered a placement in the University of Woolongong to pursue Medicine from 2023. Peraveenan been learning mrudhangam for over 10 years, from Shri. R. Suthanthiraraj and currently under the tutelage of Vidwan "Nadha Oli" Melakkaveri Shri. K. Balaji for over 5 years. He is one of the most sought after mrudhangam and ghatam artist in Sydney. Peraveenan is a multi-discipline percussionist, who plays acoustic drums, dholak and several other percussion instruments. He regularly performs in Carnatic and Bharatanatyam recitals and in light music concerts.
Dr. Mahesh White-Radhakrishnan
Mahesh White-Radhakrishnan (they/them) is a singer, postdoctoral researcher of music and language affiliated with Sydney Conservatorium of music. They have received Carnatic vocal training from Lakshmi Raman, Dr. M. S. Ramanathan, the late Vaikkal Gnanaskandan and currently from Radha Kalyan and Swathi Narayanan. Mahesh's current research and practice focuses on connections between cultures including Irish music, quadrille tunes and circulations of Asian Portuguese music and dance in the Indian Ocean. They are founder of the world folk band Tapestries of Sound and a co-producer/presenter of the podcast Music!Dance!Culture!
Kum. Agalya Pavalan
Agalya Pavalan is a Year 12 student at Baulkham Hills High School. Her first and main musical discipline is the Carnatic style Violin, which she has been learning for over ten years under the tutelage of Sri Kranthi Kiran Mudigonda. Agalya also learns Carnatic Vocals from Smt. Lakshmi Kumaraguruparan. She trains Western Piano under the guidance of Mr Joseph Blackman. Outside of the musical field, Agalya has learnt Bharatanatyam for over 5 years with Smt Pathmaranjini Umashankar. She has a keen interest and pursues martial arts with a passion and has a Black belt in Taekwondo
Chi. Branavan Jeyarasa
Branavan Jeyarasa, is a lawyer by profession who graduated from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) and is currently employed as a Senior Consultant with PWC. He has been learning mrudhangam for over 10 years, from Shri. R. Suthanthiraraj and currently under the tutelage of Vidwan "Nadha Oli" Melakkaveri Shri. K. Balaji for over 5 years. Branavan is also a talented kanjira artist and plays other percussion instruments such as tabla, ghatam, dhol, dholak and electronic and acoustic drums. He accompanies Carnatic musicians, Bharatanatyam dancers and regularly performs in Bharatanatyam Arangetrams, community productions and other cultural events.