Cleveland Festival 2012 on iCarnatic.org

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Cleveland Festival 2012 on iCarnatic.org

#1  Postby icarnatic » 20 Feb 2012 09:18

Dear Rasikas,

iCarnatic will be streaming 11 days of Cleveland Aradhana 2012 from April 4-15, 2012.

This year will feature 33 Premium paid programs and several free programs. This year, the premium programs will be available for 1 On-Demand Viewing at your convenience (between April 16 to May 15, 2012). Visit http://www.icarnatic.org for details.

Purchase your Premium Package today (http://www.icarnatic.org) at a special price of $60/- for Non-India Customers and $40 (approximately Rs.2000) for India Customers. The special pricing ends on Feb 28, 2012. Buy today at http://www.icarnatic.org.

Please contact us at info@icarnatic.org for any questions you may have.

We also have few premium advertisement spots. Please contact Ravi Natarajan (ravi@icarnatic.org) for details. Thank you for your support!

Best regards,

The iCarnatic Team
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#2  Postby icarnatic » 25 Feb 2012 19:11

Dear Rasikas,

The promotional pricing ends on 28th Feb.

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#3  Postby cmlover » 25 Feb 2012 20:46

Many thanks Ravi for this treat on behalf of those of us who cannot personally attend the Festival...
Are you archiving these webcasts for the benefit of posterity?
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#4  Postby arasi » 25 Feb 2012 23:22

Looking forward to another year of your streaming such good music and other programs from Cleveland!
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#5  Postby icarnatic » 31 Mar 2012 16:59

Dear Rasikas,

Four more days to Cleveland Aradhana Festival. In case you are not able to make it to Cleveland, you can watch most of the programs live on http://www.iCarnatic.org. This year, we are planning to provide the concerts and dance performances as video-on-demand (in addition to the live performance).

All the proceeds will go to Cleveland Aradhana. Please join us online and support our tradition and culture.

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#6  Postby ramakriya » 02 Apr 2012 01:55

Excuse me if this is the wrong thread - but I did not see a Cleveland 2012 general thread.

I plan to be there on 5th & 6yth April. Are there other Rasikas attending the festival on those days? It may be a good chance to meet, and exchange some hellos :)

You can get to me on my e-mail (don't use the forum e-mail, since that account got locked) - hamsanandi at gmail dot com

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#7  Postby Ramasubramanian M.K » 02 Apr 2012 04:34

Forumites: I plan to attend with my wife on April 12 and 13th. Would love to meet forumites who may be around @ that time.
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#8  Postby cacm » 02 Apr 2012 17:55

I will be there ALL THRU' THE FESTIVAL- WED 3 TO THE END. ANY ONE interested in meeting me or discussing MMI CENTENARY CELEBRATIONS IN CLEVELAND OR CHENNAI or REMEMBERING VELLORE RAMABHADRAN PROJECT started by V.V.S. & ME I AM AVAILABLE. VKV
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#9  Postby mathe-kamas » 03 Apr 2012 22:01

Looks like icarnatic.org has listed all the premium programs they would be streaming. How about the other programs not listed here? In particular, there are questions from extended family members of kids who are performing at the aradhana, who cannot make it to Cleveland.
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#10  Postby arasi » 05 Apr 2012 04:34

The festival starts for me now!
Thanks to iCarnatic.org, I'm watching from home an ensemble of our youngsters playing flutes (Shashank and Shruthi Subramaniam of MI), veeNA (Arthi Nadhan of IL), violin (Sushmitha Ravikumar of OH) and mrudangam (Athrey Nadhan and Sanjay Subramaniam. kapAli in mOhanam and now they are playing Dr.Ramani's hindOlam tillAnA. Happy to begin my musical experience of this year's ArAdhanA by listening to the sounds and promise of the future of CM in the US and elsewhere...
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#11  Postby cmlover » 05 Apr 2012 07:32

I too am joining on this festival experience..
Just watching the dance...
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#12  Postby fuddyduddy » 06 Apr 2012 23:08

First days program came in smoothly. Yesterdays OST concert was constantly getting cut off with a message that the network in Cleveland State University is slow; it may be a load-balance issue.. Hope tonights will get in smoothly.
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#13  Postby icarnatic » 08 Apr 2012 15:54

Dear Rasikas,

Thank you for your support. The Video on Demand of OST and other paid programs will be available from 17th April.
The network connection in the Auditorium where OST concert was conducted was very poor. Hope you enjoyed the Friday and Saturday programs.
Thank you for your continued support.

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#14  Postby cmlover » 08 Apr 2012 18:56

The Dasavataram dance was exhilarating and well broadcast.
The quality of the "free" broadcasts are poor at times...
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#15  Postby cmlover » 08 Apr 2012 20:17

Just now heard Shyamala Ramakrishnan (NJ) the USA music award winner 2011. That was a superb performance deserving all the accolades showered on her by our VKV.
The webcast was excellent in the high quality. I hope they keep it up so more can be attracted to watching...

Will the Video on Demand include the "FREE" programs also?
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#16  Postby cmlover » 09 Apr 2012 03:27

A brilliant presentation of MMI/LGJ-style of Thaye Yasoda by the students of Anuradha Sridhar..
Rivetting and fascinating....
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#17  Postby arasi » 09 Apr 2012 04:38

Now, listening to sAvEri, after the lovely hindOlam and kalyANi from SeshampaTTi, rAgamAliakai continuing into Anandabhairavi. Missed their inaugural mangala isai due to streaming trouble, but savoring this. Ah, the Anandabhairav now morphing into sahAnA is beautiful!

Yes, heard Anuradha and kids in bits, and some other kids singing, the past two days. All top notch! Every year, they seem to be getting better! Vive la US!

Last evening Rhada was splendid. Her art is capturing.

Could only hear the master part of the time, but how Ravikiran played!

Kudos to all!
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#18  Postby cmlover » 09 Apr 2012 05:02

Just Fantastic!!
I loved his varaaLi...
When I heard the Naveena Vaggeyakaras I was hoping to hear one of yours - the North American one..
But they disappointed me towing the conventionals (tanjore Sankara Iyer/GNB/BMK/Ravikiran/...)
Maybe next time....
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#19  Postby arasi » 09 Apr 2012 05:22

I missed a lot of hours because of my family visiting.

CML,
I am too 'young' a modern vaggEyakArA. A genius like Ravikiran doesn't count, however young he happens to be. He is in a league of his own :) Yes, his varALi was tremendous.
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#20  Postby icarnatic » 09 Apr 2012 07:20

Dear Rasikas,

Hope you are enjoyed today's high quality webcast. We had significant challenges with Internet connection. Hopefully, the current conditions will prevail and will allow us to bring you a good quality webcast and great experience. Thank you for your continued support. We need more of you to subscribe to paid programs and enable us to bring you more programs like this.

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#21  Postby cmlover » 09 Apr 2012 08:01

A superb production of Krishna Parijatam in Kuchupudi/Bharatanatyam style with lilting CM ragas beautifully rendered. The webcast was immaculate. I particularly enjoyed the Bhama whose statuesqe postures and bhava-laden adavu stole my heart. Kudos to the whole team as I can convey my applause only through this Forum.

I do pray that Maestro Vempatti chinna satyam gets well soon and provides more inspiration for the propagation of this immortal art all over the world....
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#22  Postby padavarnam » 09 Apr 2012 17:43

Firstly, thanks for the live webcast. It feels like one is sitting right there in the Waetjen Auditorium! My observations over the last couple of days:

1. The Pancharatnam rendition was much more restrained and pleasing to the ears this time, thanks in good measure to the fine audio balancing.

2. The performance of the Carnatic Idol finalists was at once promising and not up to the standards one might expect from these kids. These kids obviously have oodles of potential, but have some serious hard work and contemplation to do to arrive at core values. Best wishes to them in their quest.

3. The effort put into the group presentations was evident. The young kids were in sync for the most part with only occasional lapses in sruti and coordination. I was more than a tad disappointed with Anuradha Sridhar's group. Even though they sounded well coordinated, they completely lacked soul and appeared to be simply going through the motions that they were taught. Some of the vocal gimmicks that they attempted came through as sounding tacky and fell flat. Many of my friends felt this too.

4. Congratulations to all the prize winners! Must have been a proud moment for them, their parents and gurus.
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#23  Postby fuddyduddy » 09 Apr 2012 21:54

Am amazing amazing Narayanagowlai by Neyveli is going on now...
No issues on the webcast! Thanks icarnatic, really wanted to watch this concert!
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#24  Postby arasi » 09 Apr 2012 22:52

What a Monday morning at Cleveland!

MD Pancharatnams by Jayshri Varadarajan's students was very good.

laya vinyAsam by the giants was awesome--each bringing his excellence to the presentation, with such pleasing help from Thyagarajan and Nagai Sriram.

Even layA-wanting rasikAs like me got immersed in it. Cleveland reigns--you cannot find such confluence of great artistes, all on stage together like this.
The more I see that most unassuming musician Thyagarajan, playing so well, and helping out to the max--accompanying super stars, dance programs and youngsters tirelessly, I can't but admire him. His playing should not be ignored in all this and by the greatness of his father. His brief Sriranjani AlApanA was moving...

Ah, our vidyaarthi!
NSG gave a superb concert. VV Sundaram said it all, but I want to add to it the AtmAnubhavam which NSG shares with rasikAs in all his concerts. His voice was in super condition and I loved every piece that he presented, from the asAveri varNam, kannaDa, through the rarely heard naDamADum nAdanaDi in pUrvi kalyNi (with its neraval in bAlakrishnan pADa, biraman tALam pODa). Here, our other forumite, the indefatigable super layavAn MannarguDi E took us to great heights with NSG, well assisted by yet another forumite, Gopalakrishnan!
The following aTANA was so pleasing.
Then came the mellifluous nArAyana gowLa, the rAgam and svarams just exploding.
Thanks, NSG, it was an unforgettable performance. Hoping for many more such concerts from you...
Thanks Cleveland and iCArnatic ;)
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#25  Postby ramakriya » 10 Apr 2012 01:38

>>> MD Pancharatnams by Jayshri Varadarajan's students was very good.

Which compositions were included in this set?
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