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Concert showcase shares classical music from India


A Vidyarambam and Sangeet Utsav 2012 showcase featuring the music of teachers and students of the Rasika School of Music and Arts will be held Saturday afternoon in the Beaverton City Library Auditorium, 12375 S.W. Fifth St.

The free, cultural celebration is open to the public to enjoy classical Carnatic music of India.

The event begins with an open house at 1 p.m. and includes new student enrollment and an orientation class with a performance for Vidyarambam.

The Sangeet Utsav begins at 3 p.m. and offers a showcase of vocal, violin and percussion students performing classical pieces in groups and as individuals.

Violinist Sri Anandh Nadh, disciple of violin maestro Sri Lalgudi Jayaraman and GJR Krishnan, as well as percussionist B. Vijayan, disciple of Mridangam maestro Sri Karaikudi Mani, will also take the stage.by: SUBMITTED PHOTO -  Rasika Music School percussionist B. Vijayan will delight audiences Saturday at the Beaverton City Library.

Now with 75 students enrolled in the past year, the Rasika School of Music and Arts has filled a void for students of music in the community.

The school provides an opportunity for young musicians to study under the guidance of teachers trained in the classical Lalgudi and Karaikudi Mani traditions.

The music school also has studios in Bethany, Hillsboro, Corvallis and Vancouver, Wash.

For more information, visit the website rasika.org.