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OVK-Bach Melharmony Festival

The much awaited annual Melharmony Festival was a huge success, celebrating the creations and contributions of two brilliant contemporary composers from diverse parts of the world, Oottukkadu Venkata Kavi (1700 - 1765) from the East and Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750) from the West. 

 

Date & Venue:

26th November, 2016 - St. Andrews Episcopal Church, 1833, Regent Street, Madison, WI 53726

27th November, 2016 - Middleton Performing Arts Center, 2100, Bristol Street, Middleton, WI

 

Events: Saturday - 26th November

 

  • 2 - 4 pm - Featured 20 minute slots 
  • 4 - 4 30 pm - Vocal performance by Smt. Smitha Madhav (Bharatanatyam)
  • 4 30 - 6 pm - Devotional music (Nama sankeertanam) featuring an ensemble from Minneapolis, Seattle and other cities 

 

Sunday - 27th November

 

  • 9 - 10 30 am - OVK-Bach Music & Dance Competition
  • 10 30 am - 12 pm - Individual/Group Dance performances 
  • 12 - 12 30 pm - Presentation by disciple of Guru Meenakshi Ganesan (Kalaanjali Dance Company)
  • 12 30 - 1 pm - Bharatanatyam Solo by Vinay Srinivasan, CA (disciple of Smt Hema Rajagopalan)
  • 1 - 1 30 pm - Bharatanatyam Solo by Smt Smitha Madhav (Varna Arts Academy, Hyderabad)
  • 1 30 - 2 pm - Kuchipudi presentation by Smt Sangita Rangala & disciples (Anand Dance Company, Chicago)
  • 2 - 2 30 pm - Break
  • 2 30 - 3 30 pm - "Fast Forward to the Past" - Grand Musical Time Travel to the 18th Century featuring professional & aspiring actors from the Midwest
  • 4 pm - Grand Finale: "Melody, Harmony, Melharmony" concert featuring Chitravina N Ravikiran & the Middleton Community Orchestra