The Muralikrishnan Carnatic Quartet: The Timeless Heritage of Carnatic Music
La Jolla Community Center
Friday, April 12, 2024 | 7:30 PM
Experience a special presentation by the Muralikrishnan Carnatic Quartet, featuring Carnatic (South Indian classical) music virtuoso Rose Muralikrishnan. Join us for an evening filled with evocative melodies, elaborate improvisations, and compelling rhythms.
Dr. Rose Muralikrishnan received her advanced vocal training from the late Dr. Madras Lalithangi Vasanthakumari, a legendary vocalist in the Carnatic music tradition of South India. She has performed and conducted musical ensembles at many international music festivals at some of the finest music venues around the world. These include the Sydney Opera House, Carnegie Hall, Walt Disney Concert Hall, UCLA’s Schoenberg Hall, UCSD’s Mandeville Theater, and others.
Rose received her bachelor’s degree in South Indian Music Performance and Theory from Queen Mary’s College, Chennai, India. She then received her master’s degree in Carnatic Music from the University of Madras and eventually earned her Doctorate in Music from Madurai.
As an adjunct professor of South Indian music at San Diego State University in 1991, she lectured at several universities including UCSD, UCLA, UCSB, and USC. In India, she served as principal of the Carnatic music school at the Santhome Communication Center in Chennai. Before joining the center, she was a music instructor at the Jiddu Krishnamurthy Foundation’s famous Rishi Valley School.
Dr. Muralikrishnan is a founder, CEO, and artistic director of Spring Nectar Foundation for Indian Music and Heritage in Cerritos, CA. Her compositions have won recognition at Walt Disney Concert Hall, Carnegie Hall, and the Sydney Opera House, where the Spring Nectar Ensemble, of which she is conductor, performed. Her production Gayaka Vadhya Brundham, staged for the first time in the United States at Carpenter Performing Arts Center, Long Beach, in June 1996, revived for SoCal audiences an Indian art form called vadhya brundham (orchestral music).
Dr. Muralikrishnan is one of the very few women composers and music directors in her field. Several famous performers such as Dr. M. Balamuralikrishna, Sudha Raghunathan, Rajkumar Bharathi have sung under her musical direction. Muralikrishnan has also composed and directed music for many dance dramas as well as Indian opera productions.
She will be joined by Carnatic veena and keyboard virtuoso N. Muralikrishnan (NMK) on the veena and Carnatic and Western vocalist Dr. Amrithavarshini (#themusicaldoc) on Carnatic vocals, keyboard and veena. A mridangam artist (to be announced) will join the team to provide rhythmic accompaniment.
For more information visit www.rosemuralikrishnan.com.
This is the first concert of the series Mesmerizing Melodies from Three Ancient Lands. Click here to join our newsletter for more information about upcoming concerts.
Upcoming concerts in this series:
May 10th: Kourosh Taghavi: A Performance in Dastgah Segah and Dastgah Nava
June 14th: Münir Beken: Discovering the Soul of Turkish Music
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