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Carnatic Symphony 2018

We are very happy to announce that Carnatic Symphony 2018 will be back again with a bang and is scheduled to be performed on the Easter Sunday, April 1, 2018 at 8 am in the Cleveland Thyagaraja Aradhana

The Cleveland Thyagaraja Festival is the largest Indian classical music festival outside of India. The year 2018 is the festival's 41st year. Cleveland festival has been a gateway for carnatic music. Over several years, what started in a humble way with a small group celebrating the Thyagaraja Aradhana, has now become one of the biggest musical event in carnatic music. The festival shall serve as an ideal treat for carnatic buffs, music students and connoisseurs of music. Today it has also been an inspiration for several other festivals in USA and around the world designated to Thyagaraja or otherwise.

The event will be part of Carnatica USA ' s initiative to support talents from North America.

This will be yet another opportunity for young children of North America to be part of this innovative.

Conceptualised and brain child of K.N.Shashikiran, this year the Carnatic Symphony will be conducted by Dr.Sudha Raja and Nirmala Rajasekhar.

For Dr.Sudha Raja, if Carnatic was one eye, Choral music was the other. She has been singing and conducting, MBS's THE MADRAS YOUTH CHOIR, singing for 35 years now. Dr.Sudha Raja is one of the resource persons for Community Singing for the NCERT, SCERT and CCRT, Government of India. The SARGAM group, a group for choral music is being conducted and trained by her is also making waves, and enthusing more people and kids to join the Choral Singing Movement.

Nirmala Rajasekar is a world renowned Carnatic veena virtuoso and educator of South Indian Music. She is the artistic director of the school NaadhaRasa (Essence of Tone), Center for Music. Performances of her ensemble have been seen and heard at many venues in the USA and on radio and television

Prof Leo Coach and Genevieve Gilbert will anchor the orchestra team.

Eligibility Criteria:

We are very pleased to bring this initiative to you and hope to provide a grand platform for the performance and recognition of your students. We look forward to your involvement and support.

  • No Age limit. All are welcome to participate.
  • We are looking for participants who can hold pitch correctly and sing in rhythm. All are welcome to participate.
  • Students may register for either vocal or instrumental category.
  • If a music school is registering, it is up to the local gurus to judge and choose students.
  • Participating students will be awarded a medal and a certificate.


Initially the students will be provided an online access to the songs, to be performed for the symphony and get trained through their local Gurus. There will be local rehearsals done by our core team of Gurus in cities where there are more than 10 students enrolled.


  • $150 - If you have participated in Carnatic Symphony earlier or if you are registering through your school.
  • $200 - Individual new registrations
Participation Fee


  1. Make payment through Paypal.
  2. Note down the PayPal Transaction ID.
  3. Enter the PayPal Transaction ID in the registration form.
  4. If you are paying for more than 1 participant in a single transaction, then enter the same PayPal Transaction ID for each participant registration.
  5. Paypal payment is to be made first before submitting the registration form.

Registration for Carnatic Symphony 2018:

Dress Code:

Participants are required to be in traditional Indian attire.

Girls: Skirt (Pavadai) and blouse, half sarees or sarees. Colors are individual's / school's choice.

Boys: Kurta (Preferably white or half white) and Pyjama, dhoti.

Practice Sessions and Grand Rehearsals:

Will be updated soon.



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Score Audio
1 Narayana Jaya Download will be uploaded soon will be uploaded soon
2 Tirupathi Venkataramana Download will be uploaded soon will be uploaded soon
3 Garuda Gamana Download will be uploaded soon will be uploaded soon
4 Dashavataram Download Download Download
5 Radhe Radhe will be uploaded soon will be uploaded soon will be uploaded soon
6 Raghunandhana will be uploaded soon will be uploaded soon will be uploaded soon


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1 Bomma Bommatha will be uploaded soon
2 Pantuvarali will be uploaded soon
3 Anjanai Suthanai Download
4 Aanmavaana Ganapathi will be uploaded soon


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1 Muchukundha
2 Kamalasana
3 Anjaneyam Sadha


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1 Laali laaliyani-Utsava Sampradayam will be uploaded soon
2 Shri Guruguha Download
3 Meluko Dayanidhi-Tyagaraja will be uploaded soon


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1 Swarajathi-Senchurutti
2 Swagatham
3 Varnam-Suddha Dhanyasi