The Music Circle

The Music Circle Founded in 1973 by Ravi Shankar and Harihar Rao, The Music Circle has presented the finest Indian classical music and dance in Los Angeles since 1973.
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The Music Circle has been the leading force in bringing the finest Indian classical music and dance to Southern California since its founding by Ravi Shankar and Harihar Rao in 1973.

Operating as usual

Popatlal Savla, 1946 - 2020The Indian music world lost a great supporter and connoisseur yesterday and generous host of ...
09/20/2020

Popatlal Savla, 1946 - 2020
The Indian music world lost a great supporter and connoisseur yesterday and generous host of many concerts in his own home. We miss our dear friend, so kind, so full of humor and so welcoming. Godspeed, Popat.

The Music Circle's cover photo
08/24/2020

The Music Circle's cover photo

Thank you, Jan Steward, for all the beauty you created for The Music Circle and for so many others. You are so deeply lo...
08/12/2020
Jan Steward, artist and Corita Kent book coauthor, dies at 91

Thank you, Jan Steward, for all the beauty you created for The Music Circle and for so many others. You are so deeply loved.

The prolific artist designed work for George Harrison and Ravi Shankar and turned her L.A. home into a crossroads for world music stars.

We are Live in 10!!!
07/06/2020

We are Live in 10!!!

04/09/2020
Champagne Tap: Despacito

These Doctors are fighting the good fight inside hospital walls and spend their little free time spreading the joy of music!

A cover of the Luis Fonsi hit Despacito by Champagne Tap, a band comprised of child Neurology residents at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children's Ho...

04/05/2020
Lemon Rice and Raita

Have only a few minutes to prepare dinner? A rice dish from South India called Lemon Rice, paired with Raita will do the trick in fifteen minutes or less.

Presented by Vinod Venkataraman, Owner and Chef at Appu's Cafe, LongBeach.

Have only a few minutes to prepare dinner? A rice dish from South India called Lemon Rice, paired with Raita will do the trick in fifteen minutes or less. Pr...

03/30/2020
Covid 19! A Koruvai In 19 Beats

A Koruvai in 19 beats or 228 pulses inspired by my guru the one and only Palghat R Raghu. 10.5 beats in the Purvangam and 8.5 beats in the Uttarangam. Please enjoy
#boredominspirescreativity

A Koruvai ( Mathematical pattern) in 19 beats or 228 pulses subdivided into 10.5 beats in the Purvangam and 8.5 beats in the Uttarangam. The original koruvai...

03/26/2020
RESTAURANT STYLE PALAK PANEER

If you are looking for a good recipe during quarantine, look no further!

What to cook when you have just 30 minutes to prepare an amazing dinner. Presented by owner and chef Vinod Venkataraman of Appu's Cafe in Long Beach, here is...

During times like this it is important that we all stay connected with music and each other. Although spring concerts ar...
03/24/2020
JAMM - YouTube

During times like this it is important that we all stay connected with music and each other. Although spring concerts are cancelled, due to COVID-19, we are still moving forward with our video series "Just A Musical Minute." Let's all spread the gift of music while practicing social distancing. Now is a great time to submit videos using #justamusicalminute or via email, [email protected] this is your minute!

Here is our Spring season 2020. Come join us in large numbers.  All concerts are in memory of our founder the Great Ravi...
02/26/2020
SPRING CONCERTS 2020

Here is our Spring season 2020. Come join us in large numbers. All concerts are in memory of our founder the Great Ravi Shankar.

Presented by The Music Circle in collaboration with Nupur Academy LA and the Sambhi Brar Chair, UCLA

11/30/2019
Durga Jasraj

Durga Jasraj

This video is a treasure... Please watch the young, handsome, energetic, genius & eternal #PanditRavishankar ji conduct rehearsals before a concerto for his Indian Music symphony... Please guess the names of the artistes who are there in that room... Enjoy!!! Seeking Pandit ji's blessings always... 🙏🙌💖

11/11/2019

A solemn Shraddhanjali concert for our dear departed Ramakant Gundecha.

Attended by many who made an intimate connection with the Gundecha’s.

RIP my dear friend. May you be singing with the angels

Their music will take you over the moon! Tomorrow (Sat) @ 6PM. Info and tickets: www.musiccircle.org
09/20/2019

Their music will take you over the moon! Tomorrow (Sat) @ 6PM. Info and tickets: www.musiccircle.org

Sarod and tabla played for you by the greatest!  Saturday, September 21, 6 PM, Herrick Chapel, Occidental College, Info ...
09/17/2019

Sarod and tabla played for you by the greatest! Saturday, September 21, 6 PM, Herrick Chapel, Occidental College, Info and tix at www.musiccircle.org. See you there!

Look at who's accompanying Rajeev Taranath on September 21—Anindo Chatterjee! This will be a rare concert! More info and...
08/31/2019

Look at who's accompanying Rajeev Taranath on September 21—Anindo Chatterjee! This will be a rare concert! More info and tickets at www.musiccircle.org

Legendary sarod artist Rajeev Taranath opens The Music Circle season on September 21, 6PM in Herrick Chapel, Occidental ...
08/24/2019

Legendary sarod artist Rajeev Taranath opens The Music Circle season on September 21, 6PM in Herrick Chapel, Occidental College. Info & tix: www.musiccircle.org

Ravi Shankar 🙏.....#dailyarchives #ravishankar #sitar
08/07/2019

Ravi Shankar 🙏
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Imrat Khan | L. Subramaniam | Alla Rakha | 1983....#dailyarchives #hindustanimusic #violin #sitar #tabla
08/06/2019

Imrat Khan | L. Subramaniam | Alla Rakha | 1983
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#dailyarchives #hindustanimusic #violin #sitar #tabla

Who are you most exited to see at The Festival of Tabla this weekend? Let us know in the comments. See you there! 🤚https...
08/01/2019

Who are you most exited to see at The Festival of Tabla this weekend? Let us know in the comments. See you there! 🤚https://www.festivaloftabla.com

Can you guess what is different about this picture? 🤔..Ravi Shankar | Alla Rakha | 1976....#dailyarchives #ravishankar #...
07/31/2019

Can you guess what is different about this picture? 🤔
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Ravi Shankar | Alla Rakha | 1976
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#dailyarchives #ravishankar #allarakha #tabla #sitar #hindustanimusic #indianclassicalmusic

L. Subramaniam | V. Kamalakara Rao | Zakir Hussain | Lakshmi Shankar | Pandit Ramakant ..One epic tape!!! ...#dailyarchi...
07/30/2019

L. Subramaniam | V. Kamalakara Rao | Zakir Hussain | Lakshmi Shankar | Pandit Ramakant
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#dailyarchives #tabla #mridangam #lsubramaniam #vkamalakararao #zakirhussain #lakshmishankar #panditramakant #indianmusic

1989 | Ali Akbar Khan, Aashish Khan, Swapan Chaudhuri, and Music Circle family!
07/25/2019

1989 | Ali Akbar Khan, Aashish Khan, Swapan Chaudhuri, and Music Circle family!

07/24/2019

Debbashish Bhattacharya | 4-13-19
Music Circle Concert 🔊🔊🔊
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#dailyarchives #debashishbhattacharya #slideguitar #lapsteelguitar #northindianclassicalmusic #hindustanimusic

Ravi Shankar | Zakir Hussain | 1997 Music Circle Festival ....#dailyarchives #ravishankar #zakirhussain #sitar #tabla #h...
07/23/2019

Ravi Shankar | Zakir Hussain | 1997
Music Circle Festival
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Today, we are getting our goals on point!🏋️🎵🏋️We doing great things this summer. New concerts to announce and videos to ...
07/23/2019

Today, we are getting our goals on point!
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We doing great things this summer. New concerts to announce and videos to be released very soon!!!

Ali Akbar Khan | Shankar Ghosh | 1965👌 #dailyarchives
07/18/2019

Ali Akbar Khan | Shankar Ghosh | 1965
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Shivkumar Sharma | Shafat Ahmed Khan🎵♥️🎵♥️...#dailyarchives #themusiccircle #shivkumarsharma #shafatahmedkhan #santoor #...
07/16/2019

Shivkumar Sharma | Shafat Ahmed Khan
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#dailyarchives #themusiccircle #shivkumarsharma #shafatahmedkhan #santoor #tabla #herrickchapel

Jasraj | Swapan Chaudhuri | 1993...#dailyarchives #jasraj #swapanchaudhuri  #herrickchapel #occidentalcollege #indiancla...
07/11/2019

Jasraj | Swapan Chaudhuri | 1993
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625 S Madison Ave
Pasadena, CA
91106

General information

Our regular concerts are usually held in Herrick Chapel at Occidental College, Campus Road and Alumni Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90042. For special events venues, see our announcements or web site. Each season we produce a series of 6 to 8 concerts of India's leading artists, including those emerging and acclaimed artists destined to be tomorrow’s masters. In addition, we produce occasional festivals, workshops, events in cooperation with other organizations, and community outreach programs.

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00

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Here's a preview to our incredible interview with South-Indian violinist Dr.M.Narmadha, whose father Sangitha Kalanidhi MS Gopalakrishnan needs no introduction. Enjoy the sneak-peak on her incredible single-string violin-playing, her Hindustani flair, & listen to the Saama Veda on the violin. Full interview coming soon!!!
Love your new website. Great job Jamie Quishenberry!
Tutorial for Singers - Learn to sing Carnatic music - as a tool to help you sing anything & everything better. Theory introduction to the basic terms and what you need to know before starting the first set of exercises called the Swaravali Varisai or Varisalu. Understand professional terms like Sruthi, Thaalam, Raagam & the purpose of these exercises.
Carnatic music on Veena, Keyboard and Mridangam Narayanan MuraliKrishnan (NMK) & Varshini Murali Krishnan Naattai Kurinji - https://youtu.be/BngEJUDRsQA Manavyala Kincara - https://youtu.be/PQvOGYXDT5c
T.M. Krishna talks about the lessons he has learnt as a teacher, about when a student is ready to take the stage, and the hallmarks of good listeners of music & performers.
Let's kick off 2018 with FREE give-aways 🤩💥🎉🎁 Here is what you need to do to win 1 of 5 "Keep Calm & Sing Sa-Pa-SA"bumper stickers: 1. SUBSCRIBE our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/carnaticalifornia?sub_confirmation=1 2. Comment on any video(s) that you liked. 3. LIKE our page and share this post! 4. EMAIL CarnatiCalifornia from your Gmail account. 5. For extra points, SHARE A VIDEO of you singing any of our learner's series songs below in the comments section. ------------ FINE-PRINT: 1. This contest is open until Feb 15, 2018. Results will be announced on March 1, 2018. 2. Your Gmail ID will only be used for verification purposes. It will not be shared publicly/ you will not be added to any subscription lists. 3. This contest is open only to those with shipping addresses in the US at the moment! #carnaticmusic #contest #musiccontest #carnaticgyan
Here's to bringing in the New Year with more music & good bumper stickers! :)
T.M. Krishna narrates some interesting stories of learning from his Guru, the great Semmangudi Srinivasa Iyer, and about the guru-sishya parampara these days, versus how it was in the past.
We are giving FREE tickets as a special treat for you for a wonderful year 2017 for Nirmala Rajasekar​'s veena concert if you are a music student accompanying a ticket holder/ sponsor pass holder. Tickets available at: https://www.tickethungama.com/event/8028/nirmala-rajasekar-veena-vvs-murari-violin-tanjore-murugaboopathi-mridangam
TM Krishna on the Clandestine Affair: the video shoot of Chennai Poromboke; and more of this project. Congratulations to him on the Indhira Gandhi National Integration Award. https://youtu.be/NIxC4qggcQo
Happy Birthday in Carnatic!
Come join us this Saturday September 23d at 7 pm, as ethereal sounds float through a natural canyon, nestled under the stars. Two of India's finest musicians from North and South will dialogue in musical conversations that will put us all in a state of awe!