Performance + Music Arts
October 2, 2016; 8pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium
A sixth generation musician, Dr. Jayanthi Kumaresh has been captivating audiences around the world for thirty years and is one of the leading veena artistes today. She began playing the veena since age three, and is one of the youngest veena artistes to receive the A-TOP grading, the highest from All India Radio. Kumaresh, the husband of Jayanthi, is a performer, composer, and teacher of distinction and the younger of the violin duo Ganesh-Kumaresh, who came to Cornell with Zakir Hussain during his “Masters of Percussion” tour in 2010. Kumaresh was trained by his father Shri T. S. Rajagopalan, a veteran violinist. He was hailed as a child violin prodigy, when he gave his first public performance along with his elder brother in the year 1972, when he was just 5 years old. According to Jayanthi, “Strings attached is an expression of our conversation, trying to connect with the audience through our musical exchanges, converging and diverging points, climaxes, beginnings, thoughts most profound and most subtle.” They will grace the Barnes Hall Auditorium stage on Sunday, October 2, at 8 p.m.
This concert is sponsored by the South Asia Program and the Society for the Promotion of Indian Classical Music among Youths (SPICMACAY) and made possible in part by a grant from Cornell Council for the Arts and the cooperation and support of the Department of Music.