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      Music Hall Artist Series presents Sarojini Sundaresan & Leela Rao in Pensacola

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      September 23, 2019

      Monday   7:30 PM

      11000 University Pkwy.
      Pensacola, Florida 32514

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      Music Hall Artist Series presents Sarojini Sundaresan & Leela Rao

      The University of West Florida Department of Music will present Carnatic vocalists Sarojini Sundaresan and Leela Rammohan Rao as part of the Music Hall Artist Series. Sasidhar Madugula will accompany on the violin. The event will be held on Monday, Sept. 23 at 7:30 p.m. in the Music Hall at the Center for Fine and Performing Arts, Building 82 on the Pensacola campus. Sarojini Sundaresan is the only female disciple of Alathur Venkatesa Iyer. Sundaresan began her studies with the renowned teacher at the age of 7 and studied for more than 15 years in the traditional Teacher-Disciple (Guru-Kula) style. She received complete training in all aspects of performing and teaching. Sundaresan has performed and conducted workshops across India, Europe and the United States. Leela Rammohan Rao is the daughter and disciple of Sarojini Sundaresan. Rao began her training at just 3 years old and could sing kritis of Dikshathar and Purandara Dasa by the age of 5. Rao has studied many traditional Indian art styles and continues to perform, compose and teach. Sasidhar Madugula started his Carnatic violin training at the age of 8 under Sri Dinesh Narayan. He has been undergoing advanced training since 2006 from Kalaimamani Sri Vittal Ramamurthy of Chennai, a disciple of Sri Lalgudi Jayaraman. He has won recognition from several organizations, including the Chicago Thyagaraja Utsavam, the Sivan Fine Arts Academy, SAPNA, and Bharati Theertha. He regularly gives solo concerts, and accompanies many local and leading artists. Madugula is currently studying medicine at Stanford University. Ticket prices are $18 for adults, $14 for seniors and military, $12 for UWF faculty and staff and non-UWF students, and $7 for high school students. UWF students get in free with a valid Nautilus card. For more information or to reserve tickets, please contact the CFPA Box Office at (850) 857-6285.

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      Categories: University & Alumni | Performing Arts

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