The Five Gems of Lalgudi

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The Five Gems of Lalgudi

Part of the Indian Performing Arts Convention – Melbourne Australia, 19-25 September 2022 ‘ a carnival of Carnatic music and a bounty of Bharatanatyam!

IPAC 2022 is excited to present a showcase of Melbourne’s finest Carnatic musicians and singers including the Lalgudi Ensemble, accompanied by the legendary Lalgudi Vijayalakshmi herself.

A rare chance to hear the extraordinary Lalgudi Pancharathna Kritis performed by an ensemble featuring vocalists from Melbourne, trained by Lalgudi GJR Krishnan and Lalgudi Vijayalakshmi. This will be an unmissable opportunity to hear this legendary work in Melbourne in the intimate surrounds of The Count’s Jazz Club at Monash University. This is a free event but make sure to book your place!

‘the Lalgudi Pancharatnam remains to this day a treasured family inheritance of Lalgudi Jayaraman’s family, with the authentic tunes of the songs being handed down from generation to generation’ ‘ Lalitha Kala Tarantini

‘Lalgudi Panacharatnam is an inspired poetic outpour by the saint composer Thyagaraja and an enhanced musical interpretation by the legendary violinist Lalgudi’ ‘ Lalgudi Vijayalakshmi

Shobha Sekhar (Melbourne) / Ensemble Coordinator
Lalgudi Vijayalakshmi (India) / Guest Violin
Ravi M. Ravichandhira / Mridangam

IPAC acknowledges the support of the Victorian Government’s Multicultural Festivals & Event Program for this free event as part of the Hindu Heritage Festival.