Midwest Melharmony festivals 2017
The past five editions of the Melharmony Festivals in the Midwest were a resounding success, celebrating the creations and contributions of six brilliant contemporary 18th century composers from diverse parts of the world, Oottukkadu Venkata Kavi (OVK), Tyagaraja and Dikshitar from the East, and Bach, Mozart, and Beethoven from the West. This year's festival will feature the works of yesteryear and living Composers.
Date & Venue:
29th October, 2017 - Wayzata Performing Arts Center, 4955 Peony Ln N, Plymouth, MN 55446
12th November, 2017 - Middleton Performing Arts Center, 2100, Bristol Street, Middleton, WI
Sunday – 29th October (Minnesota)
· 1 PM, 2 PM and 3 PM – Showcase of Bharathanatyam, Mohiniattam, Kuchipudi, Carnatic Music, Hindustani Music, Melharmony & Western Classical Music.
· 4 PM – Grand Finale: "Melody, Harmony, Melharmony" concert featuring Chitravina N Ravikiran & the Wayzata Middle & High School Orchestras, conducted by Mark Gitch
Sunday - 12th November (Wisconsin)
· 10 am – 2 PM - Individual/Group performances of Carnatic Music/Western Classical/Dance
· 3 PM – 5:30 PM – Showcase by Kalaanjali Dance Company (Five Elements), Natyarpana Dance Company (Dance Compositions of Maestro Chitravina N Ravikiran), Kala Vandanam (Ritu), NAMHO/NAME and featured performance by concert competition winner
· 6:30 pm - Grand Finale: "Melody, Harmony, Melharmony" concert featuring Chitravina N Ravikiran & the Middleton Community Orchestra conducted by Kyle Knox that will premiere Climatrix – a Melharmonic Composition of Maestro Ravikiran in 72 Ragas (Scales).