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Saturday October 8, 2022 at 7:00 pm

Bates Recital Hall, UT-Austin, 2406 Robert Dedman Dr, Austin, TX 78712

Tickets can be purchased using the link below. Please note that ICMCA does not mail or email tickets to you after you make your purchase. We hold the tickets in your name at the ICMCA front desk for pick-up before the concert begins. Please arrive at least 20 minutes early.

Friday October 7, 2022 7:00 PM – “Karnatik Music: Reflecting and Questioning”

ICMCA will host a special public moderated discussion with Mr. Krishna on the role of music and philosophy in understanding our commitments to the environment and to caring for each other.
The event is free to the public but seating is limited to 150. It is being held at the Live Oak Unitarian Universalist Church, 3315 El Salido Pkwy, Cedar Park, TX 78613
Please email us at [email protected] with your name and any questions you would like to ask. All are welcome but seating is on a first-come first-serve basis.

ICMCA is thrilled to host the musical genius and acclaimed Carnatic vocalist Shri. T. M. Krishna in a live in-person concert. Mr. Krishna will be accompanied by:

    > Smt. Akkarai Subhalakshmi – violin

    > Praveen Sparsh – Mridangam

 As a vocalist in the Karnatik tradition, Thodur Madabusi Krishna’s musicality eludes standard analyses. Uncommon in his rendition of music and original in his interpretation of it, Krishna is at once strong and subtle, manifestly traditional and stunningly innovative.

As a public intellectual, Krishna speaks and writes about issues affecting the human condition and about matters cultural. He is a prolific writer: co-author of Voices Within: Carnatic Music – Passing on an Inheritance, A Southern Music – The Karnatik Story (2013), Reshaping Art (2018) and Sebastian and Sons (2018). He has been part of inspiring collaborations, such as the Chennai Poromboke Paadal with environmentalist Nityanand Jayaraman, performances with the Jogappas (transgender musicians) and co-conceptualizing and performing Karnatic Kattaikuttu, an unusual aesthetic conversation between art forms and communities that belong to two ends of the social spectrum.

In 2016, Krishna received the prestigious Ramon Magsaysay Award in recognition of ‘his forceful commitment as artist and advocate to art’s power to heal India’s deep social divisions’. In 2017 he received the Indira Gandhi Award for National Integration Award for his services in promoting and preserving national integration in the country.


Subhalakshmi is one of today’s leading and highly acclaimed violinists, and is known for her unique tone reminiscent of the human voice, and her soulful music that is a harmonious blend of virtuosity on the violin and the fine nuances of Indian classical music.  She has played with legends like Dr M Balamuralikrishna, T V Gopalakrishnan, Chitravina N Ravikiran, Dr N Ramani, and R K Srikanthan, and has won great acclaim for her natural ability to adapt to any style and enhance and enliven the music.  She attributes all her success to her gurus, especially her father Akkarai Shri S Swamynathan, who established her as a musician and continues to guide her.


Praveen is a percussionist and a music producer who started learning the art of Mridangam playing at the age of 5 from Mridangam Maestro Guruvayur Sri Dorai. Praveen is one of the most sought after Mridangam exponents in the field of Carnatic music, and performs regularly with stalwarts like Sri TM Krishna, Smt. Aruna Sairam, Smt. Bombay Jayshree, Smt. Sowmya, Sri. Sikkil Gurucharan, amongst others. Praveen has most recently, released his solo percussion album, ‘UNRESERVED’, a mridangam centric album that explores the sounds of everyday life.