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Saturday, October 12, 2013

Nov 3rd: Morning Raga concert by Pt. Pushkar Lele

Swar Sudha presents 

Special Morning Raga concert by welknown young vocalist  

Pt. Pushkar Lele 

on Sunday November 3rd  2013, 9:30AM



Accompanists:  

Tabla: Sanjay Deshpande, Harmonium: Vyasmurti Katti

 

Swar Sudha is happy to invite you to special Diwali treat of Morning Ragas & a tribute to pt. Kumar Gandharva on Diwali day. We really appreciate Prakash and Sujata Bhalerao to provided their home for this wonderful concert in Cupertino. Those who attended unforgettable Aratiji's concert in July in a nice baithak style ambience will remember the experience.

 

Early Bird: $30 after Oct 28th


All proceeds will go to Artists. Seat are limited to 60 so RSVP is must. 


Please RSVP  Sunil Ganu  swarsudha@swarsudha.org 408-461-8390 , 408-398-8160 and pay by paypal at the link given below or mail the check in Favor of 'Swar Sudha'

Venue : Bhalerao Residence, 21690 Rainbow Court, Cupertino, CA

Directions and Venue logistics will be sent to confirmed RSVP.


Pushkar lele is very talented and acclaimed younger singer of the Hindustani Classical tradition, a seasoned performer. His guru, Pt. Vijay Sardeshmukh was a senior disciple of legend Pt. Kumar Gandharva. Pushkar has taken Kumarji's style. Critics described Pushkar's music as 'Mellifluous.. deep, vibrant, meditative and Brilliant. Recipient of several awards and accolades, INDIA TODAY profiled him as one of the 35 Young Achievers/Youth Icons from various fields from all over India last year.


Buy Tickets online at following link.



Join Facebook group 'Bay Area Indian Classical Music' for all the music events in Bay Area.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/BAICM/

Nov 3rd: Morning Raga concert by Pt. Pushkar Lele

Swar Sudha presents 

Special Morning Raga concert by welknown young vocalist  

Pt. Pushkar Lele 

on Sunday November 3rd  2013, 9:45AM



Accompanists:  

Tabla: Sanjay Deshpande, Harmonium: Vyasmurti Katti

 

Swar Sudha is happy to invite you to special Diwali treat of Morning Ragas & a tribute to pt. Kumar Gandharva on Diwali day. We really appreciate Prakash and Sujata Bhalerao to provided their home for this wonderful concert in Cupertino. Those who attended unforgettable Aratiji's concert in July in a nice baithak style ambience will remember the experience.

 

Early Bird: $25 


All proceeds will go to Artists. Seat are limited to 60 so RSVP is must. 


Please RSVP  Sunil Ganu  swarsudha@swarsudha.org 408-461-8390 and pay by paypal at the link given below or mail the check in Favor of 'Swar Sudha' at 

857 Raintree Dr. San Jose, CA 95129


Venue : Bhalerao Residence, Rainbow Court, Cupertino, CA

Directions and Venue logistics will be sent to confirmed RSVP.


Pushkar lele is very talented and acclaimed younger singer of the Hindustani Classical tradition, a seasoned performer. His guru, Pt. Vijay Sardeshmukh was a senior disciple of legend Pt. Kumar Gandharva. Pushkar has taken Kumarji's style. Critics described Pushkar's music as 'Mellifluous.. deep, vibrant, meditative and Brilliant. Recipient of several awards and accolades, INDIA TODAY profiled him as one of the 35 Young Achievers/Youth Icons from various fields from all over India last year.


Buy Tickets online at following link.



Join Facebook group 'Bay Area Indian Classical Music' for all the music events in Bay Area.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/BAICM/

Thursday, July 25, 2013


 Swar Sudha is member organization of
Dharma and Yoga Fest in Mission College, Santa Clara
on this Saturday, September 14th  2013
to commemorate Swami Vivekanand's 150th Anniversary 
Organized by All Bay Area Temples, Associations and HSS 

Program starts with Ganpati Atharvashirsh, Grand Ganesh procession with 60 Lezim players from SJSU at 10:30AM sharp.
(Parking, Entry and Dinner is Free)

Day long event consists of parallel tracks from 12pm to 4pm in Dharma, Bhaktiyoga, Gnanyoga, Rajyoga &  Karmayoga
Also have day long Youthfest and Kids activities. Booths

Attended by many Vedic scholars, Congressmen Tulsi Gabbard
Special emphasis on Yoga and Dharma followers of Non-Indian origin

Kirtan by Welknown MC Yogi @4PM, he is a rock star of Kirtan with huge following across USA

Krishnaleela by 300 kids on main stage.
Grand finale of devotional songs by Anuradha Paudwal
Followed by Dandia night.

Enterance and Maha-prasad (Dinner) is FREE

For more Details, timeline visit: http://dyfest.org/southbay


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Celebrating the 150th Birth Anniversary of Swami Vivekananda

Swami Vivekananda Celebratory Organization & Swar Sudha 
Presents

Swami Vivekananda

A Mono Act musical play 
(in Hindi with English subtitles) by 
Shekhar Sen
www.shekharsen.com

Sunday, September 8, 2013 at 5:00 pm

Spangenberg Theatre (Gunn High School)

780 Arastradero Road, Palo Alto, CA 94306

Tickets: $25, $20, $15   (proceeds will go to Uttarakhand Relief Fund)
Seats will be assigned in the order of payment received.


Tickets can be purchased online here: (Service fee applies)

Sep-8-ShekharSen-PaloAlto

Telephone: 
408-243-9110 / 408-833-9224 
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Friday, June 28, 2013

Class-IV on Saturday Sep 21st and Class-III family rafting trip on Sat. July 20th 2013


'Bay Area Desi Recreation Group' happy to arrange Beginners Class-III+ Rafting trip on Saturday July 20th 2013, it's a 7th year of the trip.


Class-4 Rafting on September 21st 2013 . Few seats remaining. Starting point auburn, Ca  8am. 

For details contact Sunil 408-461-8390
Cost: $94 per person minimum age: 13 years
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When: Saturday July 20th : Level-III+ -1 day trip on Scenic American River south fork Gorge section from Lotus, CA (after Folsom on Hwy 50). 
Address:
(Extact directions and details will be provided to paid RSVPs).

Charges: $84.00 per person including River use fee, taxes & Lunch (regular rate is $139.00 for Saturdays)- BBQ Lunch included, plenty of veggie options will be there. Expert guide will accompany each raft consist of 7-8 rafters for class-III. Swimming is not required as life jacket is full proof. 

Reporting time: 9:30AM, it takes 2.5 hours drive from Bay Area.
Minimum age: 7 years

(Provide age in RSVP if rafter is below 18 
along with number of people attending)
Boats will be launched at their campground after the safety talk. Lunch stop after an hour of rafting.

Carpool, logistics, maps etc information will be provided to confirmed list.

Rafting Time from 10:30AM - 3PM. Bus will bring you back to the parking lot. After that you can drive back or stay for the camping.

RSVP/Group coordinator: Sunil Ganu
RSVP to this invite, we will contact you or send email to swarsudha@swarsudha.org
Phone: 408-243-9110 / 408-461-8390


Payment: You can pay directly $84.00 per person by credit card to Melinda. For the group rate using the code"Sunil's group" or 'Bay Area Desi Recreation' 
Call Melinda Jones or Donna of M wilderness expedition directly at: 1-800-462-7424
(She will just accept payments as a favor, all the logistics details, food and boat assignments will be provided by us, so please RSVP to this invite). 
You can also pay us by Account transfer using BofA / Wells Fargo or by check or Paypal personal.

Spots are going very quickly so please reserve it by making the payment.

There are cheaper and better deals are available but if you read the fine prints its only for weekdays and not for Saturdays.

Join  FB Group - Bay Area Desi Recreation Group and click on the invite  at
https://www.facebook.com/groups/92944758105/

About the campground: Nice beautiful riverside campsite in the forest. Have men's and women's restrooms, have endless hot water showers and flush toilets, a big volleyball court, ping-pong table, horseshoes, and interesting nature trails. Lights and plug points are not available. Bring your searchlights etc. They also have a small walk-in store for sunscreen, shorts, t-shirts etc.
Optional add on: Riverside camping, Lavish dinner, Live Band in the evening, free wine tasting on the campsite for extra cost.
Driving time: 2.5 to 3 hours from Bay area.

More details, FAQs, carpool, Maps & direction information will be provided to RSVPs.

FYI: Class-IV middle fork trip is available from Auburn, CA on Saturday September 21st. Discount charges are $94.00, Minimum Age: 13 years for Class-1V Contact Sunil to reserve the spot.

Friday, April 26, 2013

June 15th: Hindustani Classical Vocal By Smt.Arati Ankalikar

Swar Sudha presents 

Hindustani Classical Vocal concert by well-known Jaipur-Atrauli Gharana vocalist  

Smt. Arati Ankalikar 

on Saturday June 15th  2013, 7:30PM



Accompanists:  Tabla: Ramdas Palsule,  Harmonium: Vivek Datar

 

Happy to invite you to a nice baithak style home concert. We really appreciate Prakash and Sujata Bhalerao to host this wonderful concert at their home in Cupertino, CA.

 

Suggested Donation: $30 

All proceeds will go to Artists. Seat are limited to 60. 

 

Please RSVP  Sunil Ganu  swarsudha@swarsudha.org 408-461-8390 and pay by paypal at the link given below or mail the check in Favor of 'Swar Sudha' at 

857 Raintree Dr.  San Jose, CA 95129


Venue Address, directions etc will be sent to confirmed RSVP.

Buy Tickets online at following link.


Saturday, April 20, 2013

April 20th: 'The Music that Swami Vivekananda Loved' - A musical tribute to Swamiji by stalwart of Hindustani Classical Music.


Swar Sudha is very happy to be part of celebration of 150th Birth Anniversary of Swami Vivekananda in Bay Area.


'The Music that Swami Vivekananda Loved' - A musical tribute to Swamiji by stalwart of Hindustani Classical Music.

Pt. Jasraj  (Vocal)

Pt. Hariprasad Chaurasia (Flute)

Pt. Swapan Chaudhury (Tabla)

Pt. Subhankar Banerjee (Tabla)


Venue: Flint Center, 21250 Stevens Creek Blvd. Cupertino, CA

Date and Time: April 20th, 2013 at 4:00 p.m.


Swar Sudha will give 10% discount on tickets to its members, subscribers and past attendees. Tickets are 150, 100, 75, 65, 55, 45*, 35*  (* almost finished)


Contact Sunil Ganu: sunilganu@gmail.com 408-461-8390 to reserve the best seats sooner.


Tickets will also be available @ Pt. Anand Bhate's concert on April 7th. You can also buy tickets from Ticketmaster (Service Fee will apply). 

Check out the website for more details and online tickets.


http://www.celebratevivekananda.org


100% of the proceeds will go to a California Non-Profit Corporation Swami Vivekananda Celebratory Organization, formed to commemorate the 150th Birth Anniversary of Swami Vivekananda in a befitting way. Their goal is to bring awareness of Swami Vivekananda's life and his universal teachings of unity, harmony, and peace, and the divinity of the human soul, to a wider audience.All devotees of the Holy Trio Shri Ramkrishna, Sri Sharda and Swami Vivekanand, who are passionate to celebrate this momentous event, are members of this organization.



Sunday, April 7, 2013


Swar Sudha presents
April 7thSemi Classical, Abhang, Natyageet concert by  
Pt. Anand Bhate


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Accompanists
Harmonium: Suyog Kundalkar
Tabla: Bharat Kamat


 Anand Bhate received the National award for best playback singer male for 2012 for movie 'Bal-Gandharva' besides winning numerous other awards. Gifted Child prodigy Anand Bhate titled as 'Anand Gandharva' at the age of 10 is one of the foremost disciples of Pt. Bhimsen Joshi and most sought after young classical vocalist and the star of Kirana Gharana. He shows a remarkable versatility in being able to present a wide variety of music, right from the classical Khayal gayaki to the semi-classical exponents like Thumri, Natyageet and Bhajans/Abhangas. He will present all these forms in a special musical treat on April 7th.

Alongside his career in music, Anand has also had brilliant academics. Through out a merit list student, he went on to get a BE and the Masters Degree in Computer Science from the University of Pune. See what Bay Area artist wants to say about him.

 Sunday, April 7th, 2013  4:00 PM
 Jain Temple Main Auditorium
    722 S. Main St.  Milpitas, CA 95035

Online Ticket & Contact Details
Early Bird: $26 (preferred), $19.00 (General) till March 21st
$30, $20 (After March 21st)

04/07: Tickets will be available at the venue today.


E-mail:  swarsudha@swarsudha.org
Sunil Ganu:   408-243-9110, 408-461-8390
Aparna Thombre: 408-531-8126
Vilas Thuse: 925-858-4540


Online tickets are now closed but tickets will be available at the venue.  Call 408-461-8390 if there is any issue. 

See What Bay Area artists want to say about Anand Bhate

A very versatile singer who sings khayal,thumri, natyageet and abhang with equal ease. Really enjoyed his singing in the film "Bal Gandharva" for which he also received the National Award for best male playback singer.
Look forward to attending Shri Anand Bhate's concert accompanied by Bharat Kamat on tabla andSuyog Kundalkar on the harmonium organized by Swara Sudha.

Jayanti Sahasrabuddhe
Vocalist

We all being in silicon valley as a technocrat.....feels very proud about Shri Anand Bhate, as he himself being an Engineer and well versed dedicated Vocalist from Kirana gharana....... continued the great tradition from none the grate Late Pt.Bhimsen Joshi.

I would strongly recommend bay area listeners to attend the concert to feel the vibration and get energized 
Satish Tare
Tabla Guru

"Anand Bhate is a truly gifted singer, who is further enhancing the rich tradition of Kirana Gharana music. His mastery of Naatya-sangeet gives a uniquely subtle, emotive quality to his classical renditions. With all his virtuosity and tayyari, his focus is always on Raga aesthetics. It has always been a pleasure to listen to his Khayal gayaki as well as his Naatya-sangeet. His delightful persona reflects in his music, making it a true pleasure to listen to, in fact I know him from school days. Just received an email from him about his visit."
Prasad Jogalekar
Sitarist

"One of the most versatile singers! Not only trained in classical music, but light music as well as Natya Sangeet. While in India, I saw Sangeet Saubhadra in which Anand-ji played the lead role of Krishna. Excellent production, acting and singing! Don't miss this chance to see him in action"
Vivek Datar
Harmonium Guru and Musicologist   

I still remember being fascinated and inspired by those beautiful naaTya sangeet renderings by Anand gandharva.. a merely 12 year old young boy from Pune..in around 1983/84.I have been lucky to be knowing him further later, and, in my recent visits to India, to have listened to his 'abhangs', naaTyageets  and Hindustani classical music with great command and authority! With a tradition of music running in the family, having got the training from various authoritative gurus including the Immortal  Swar-Bhaskar Bharat-ratna Pandit Bhimsen Joshi himself, Anand is now one of the bright stars of the hindustani classical vocal and marathi music horizon! The simplicity and rich culture in his character reflects in his music and gives the audience an experience to cherish.  We have the opportunity to listen to him second time! Not to be missed.
Manoj Tamhankar
Musicologist & Harmonium Guru

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Jan 27th: Swar Sudha & CalAA presents BMM SaReGaMa prelims for Bay Area


Online booking is now stopped, tickets are available at the venue. 

Venue: Children's Theater, 1305, Middlefield Road, Palo Alto CA 94301
Time  :  January 27th 2013,  5:00PM sharp

Note: All 25 participants were informed about the sequence and instructions, please Call Sunil Ganu 408-398-8160,if you have not received it.

Audience: 
  • Don't miss the Interesting contest from Bay Area's talents, support your participant, Total 25 participants from bay area are registered.
  • See interesting judges comments & feedback from Gopal Marathe, Vivek Datar, Sandeep Ranade.
Next program: Feb 9th; Chartered bus family Ski Trip to Boreal 
- 60$ per person includes Bus ride, breakfast and dinner (Group of 4 $230)
- Up to 30% discount in group ski package
- Fun, music, movies on-board
- Invite with all the details visit the FB group 'Bay Area Desi Recreation Group
  http://www.facebook.com/events/528182370535613/