Before Vidwan Sri Ganesh Rajagopalan was born, his father, Shri T.S. Rajagopalan, knew his future son would be a violinist. After he returned home from work, he would play music to Rajagopalan, still snug in his mother’s womb.
Forty-eight years later, Rajagopalan is one of the most accomplished violinists in India and one of the leading figures in classic Carnatic music style. While his work takes him all over the world, Hillsboro’s Rasika, a nonprofit organization dedicated to Indian culture, music and dance, has hired Rajagopalan as its new honorary artistic director.
Abhishek Raguram shares his thoughts about the RASIKA music school and the Artistic Director, Vidwan Ganesh.
RASIKA School of Music and Arts
Ph no: 503-531-7266
RASIKA SCHOOL OF MUSIC AND ARTS presents Classical Music of India: Free Outreach event
Date: Monday 14th October 2013 at 6:30pm
Venue: First Christian Church (1314 SW Park Ave Portland, OR 97201)
FREE and Open to the public.
All are welcome to attend an evening of Indian Classical Music from 6:30pmonwards by music faculty and student participants from the Rasika Music School.
Vocal, Violin and percussion music will be presented along with explanations provided for audiences benefit.
The event begins with an Open House where there will be an interactive session with our artistic Director Vidwan Sri Ganesh Rajagopalan (Ganesh Kumaresh fame) who will unfold his vision and mission of the School.
Following this, Rasika Music School adjunct Faculty teachers: Violinist Sri Jayaprakash, and percussionist B. Vijayan, will take the stage along with local students of Rasika.
This event also marks the opening of the new branch of our music school in heart of downtown Portland, walking distance from Max, PSU etc on broadway.
This is an opportunity to meet, interact with the faculty and students of Rasika School of Music and Arts.
Come enjoy a fun filled educational evening of Indian classical music.
Contact: 503-531-7266 or firstname.lastname@example.org for details. Visit www.rasika.org
Thank you First Christian Church administrators and Music Director Andrew Willette for your support.
Event funded in part by grant from Multnomah County Cultural Coalition and Oregon Cultural trust
Today (FRIDAY) evening, Meet and dine with the Legendary Singer Hariharan!!!!
Rasika is organizing a meet and greet/dine with legendary singer Hariharan
When: 4th October
Time: 6:30pm; 7:30pm dinner
Ticket price for the meet and greet is $75* per person includes dinner.
*Meet and greet is for the concert ticket holders only.$50 without dinner
or VIP tickets $150 includes a ticket to the concert with meet and greet
You can either pay by check or cash by calling 503 531 7266 or buy online now
You can buy at SULEKHA.com
The venue for meet and greet will be announced only to those who buy tickets to Meet and Greet and sent to them by email.
More details here.
Buy tickets here.
rasika presented Open house and meet with artist forum with Vidwan Sri Ganesh Rajagopalan, the new Artistic Director for the Rasika School of Music and Arts in September 2013. This event was attended by 65 people including students and members of the community. Here is clip of Violin maestro himself saying a few words about his vision for the music school…
As the rasika Music School advances into one of the most premier institutions of arts and music learning in the Northwest, rasika is honored that a Vidwan of Sri Ganesh’s reputation and talent will be heading the school into further musical excellence. Sri Ganesh is not only a genius violinist, but also an exceptional vocalist and impeccable master teacher. The local Northwest community will be enriched by the presence of such a legendary master artist visiting Portland.
The school will also have a board of advisors – all legends from the musical realm assisting the vision of the school.
rasika music school will continue vocal and violin Carnatic music classes. We will continue to offer percussion classes taught by our resident teacher and performer Sri B. Vijayan (disciple of legendary mridangist Karaikudi Mani)
Please contact rasika for any further details.
Rasika hires new Arts Administrative Assistant to help support the mission and goals of Rasika. The new person’s wages are partly supported by grant from Oregon Community Foundation.
Rashmi Rao will be working for the President and Board of Rasika on daily administrative duties. Rashmi comes with a Masters in Arts Management from SUNY, Buffalo.
We thank the Oregon Community Foundation for the grant support which will help support wages for a year.
Rasika has grown into one of the largest organizations in the US of its genre (performing arts of India) over the past 14 seasons of programming. We are also the only organization in the US with an affiliated music school dedicated to teaching and promoting classical music (vocal, violin, Indian drumming) with two full time faculty members. As our organization keeps growing, it is hard for the volunteers and board members to care for the daily activities and work required to sustain and grow us. Hiring an administrative support staff to help with day to day work will grow the organization, which is caught in the cross road of growth and increased workload demand. Rasika is delighted and honored to have received grant support from the Oregon Community Foundation to hire an administrative staff who will be overseen by the President and Board members of Rasika. This person will help with daily tasks and allow the Board to focus on sustained growth and creative programming efforts to continue to make Rasika one of the leading world music and dance presenters in the US.
President & Board Members