UPCOMING CONCERTS
Date Event Location Time
April 5, 2013 Carnatic saxophone concert at Subterranean Arthouse (Sangati Center). pr: saxophone, Krishna Parthasarathy: violin, Rajna Swaminathan: mrudangam Berkeley, CA 8pm
April 6, 2013 VidyA concert at Wisteria Ways pr: tenor saxophone, David Ewell: Bass, Hamir Atwal: Drums. Rockridge (Oakland), CA 7:30 pm
May 4, 2013 Bodhidharma Ensemble Premiere at OACC! Check the blog for updated info on this exciting new project combining Indian and Chinese classical music. Oakland, CA 7:30 pm
May 18, 2013 VidyA concert at PJCC. Includes a "meet the artists" reception after the concert. Foster City, CA 8-9:30pm
PAST CONCERTS
Date Event Location Time
November 10, 2012 Private concert at Fort Mason San Francisco, CA 8pm
September 16, 2012 Guest with Karavika at Ashkenaz: Trina Basu: Violin, Amali Premawardhana: Cello, Perry Wortman: Bass, Sameer Gupta: Drums Berkeley, CA 8pm
August 3, 2012 With Sameer Gupta's Namaskar at Red Poppy Art House. Sameer Gupta: Drums and tabla, Darren Johnston: Trumpet, David Boyce: saxophone, electronics, PR: tenor sax. San Francisco, CA 8pm
July 26, 2012 VidyA at Red Poppy Art House. David Ewell: Bass, Sameer Gupta: Drums San Francisco, CA 8pm
June 9, 2012 Carnatic concert at Sangati Center, Subterranean Arthouse. Papanasam Gokul on Violin, Shriram Brahmanandam on Mridangam. Berkeley, CA 4:30pm
April 28, 2012 With poet Michael Warr at Reader's Cafe, Fort Mason San Francisco, CA 3pm
April 26, 2012 With poet Michael Warr at Museum of African Diaspora San Francisco, CA 6pm
April 20-22, 2012 Natya and Narration: REBELution. Collaboration with dancer Vidhya Subramaniam and writers Jaya Padmanabhan, Kalpana Mohan and Arun Kumar at Counterpulse Theater San Francisco, CA 7pm Friday and Saturday, 2:30pm Sunday
April 7, 2012 VidyA, private event Healdsburg, CA 4:30pm
April 1, 2012 Carnatic saxophone concert at Learnquest Academy Music Conference 2012. Suhas Rao: Violin, Umayalpuram Mali: Mridangam. Note that the concert time has changed to 10:30am. Fine Arts Center, Regis College. Boston, MA 10:30am
March 24, 2011 Private Event. Santa Clara Convention Center. Santa Clara, CA 8pm
January 3, 2011 With Ghatam Suresh and Carola Grey's Clay 'n Drum India group at Max Mueller Bhavan Chennai, India
December 2011- Jan 12 Concerts with Dr. Kadri Gopalnath, info in local newspapers. Chennai, India TBA
December 18, 2011 Interactive rhythm concert with V. Suresh and other percussionists at Nageswara Rao Park, Mylapore. Chennai, India 12pm
December 18, 2011 Guest appearance at lecture demonstration with V. Suresh at Music Academy on infuence of solkattu and Indian music in jazz and Mediterannean music. Chennai, India 9am
December 24, 2011 Solo carnatic concert at Bharatiya Bhavan Mini hall presented by Guru Karaikudi Mani's MLA series. Chennai, India 6pm
December 25, 2011 With Ghatam Suresh and Carola Grey's Clay 'n Drum India group at Hamsadhwani. Chennai, India 6pm
December 26, 2011 Solo Carnatic concert at Nadha Sudha, Ganapati Satchidananda Ashram, Velacherry. Chennai, India 5pm
December 28, 2011 Solo Carnatic concert at Arkay Hall, Royapettah. Chennai, India 11:15am
December 2, 2011 VidyA at Red Poppy Art House. David Ewell: Bass, Vijay Anderson: Drums San Francisco, CA 8pm
November 19, 2011 Carnatic saxophone performance at Subterreanean Art House in conjunction with Sangati Center. Ajay Narasimha: Violin, Karthik Gopalratnam: Mridangam, Ganesh Ramnarayanan: Kanjira. 2179 Bancroft Way @ Shattuck, Berkeley, CA Berkeley, CA 8pm
October 16, 2011 VidyA at Chamber Music America Chamber music day. at de Young museum, Wilsey Court. Free. David Ewell: Bass, Hamir Atwal: Drums. San Francisco, CA 1:30pm
October 14, 2011 VidyA performance. Private event. Redwood City, CA 6pm
October 8, 2011 VidyA at India Literacy Project Benefit. At ICC. Milpitas, CA 6pm
October 2, 2011 Solo improvisations at Oakland Asian Cultural Center Wa Sung Fundraiser. Oakland, CA 2-6pm
September 26, 2011 With "Bengal and Beyond" at People in Plazas series. Bishu: Chatterjee: bass, Sharmila Guha: vocal, Bryan Bowman: drums. San Francisco, CA 12pm
September 25, 2011 VidyA at Bird & Beckett. David Ewell: bass and Hamir Atwal: drums San Francisco, CA 4:30pm
September 25, 2011 With Jim Fleser band at Piedmont Harvest Jazz Festival Piedmont, CA 12pm
September 15, 2011 VidyA at SFSU Poetry Center. Knuth Hall. Eric Vogler: Bass, Howard Wiley: Drums. See some photos. San Francisco, CA 4:30pm
September 10, 2011 With "Bengal and Beyond" at Red Poppy Art House. Bishu: Chatterjee: bass, Sharmila Guha: vocal, Bryan Bowman: drums. San Francisco, CA 8pm
September 9, 2011 With de Young museum fellow Todd Brown's "Teobi's Dreaming" at Koret Auditorium San Francisco, CA 8pm
August 24, 2011 Private Carnatic performance Sunnyvale, CA 8am
August 21, 2011 Guest performance at NuBlue with Arun Ramamurthy Quartet. Arun Ramamurthy: Violin, Akshay Ananthapadmanaban: mridangam, Perry Wortman: bass, Sameer Gupta: drums New York, NY 10pm
August 15, 2011 India Independence day Carnatic music festival at Cornelia Street Cafe! 1st set, Carnatic classical. Arun Ramamurthy: Violin, Akshay Ananthapadmanaban: mridangam, 2nd set VidyA. Rashaan Carter: Bass, Sameer Gupta: Drums New York, NY 8pm
August 5, 2011 With "Bengal and Beyond" at Mint Plaza. Bishu: Chatterjee: bass, Sharmila Guha: vocal, Bryan Bowman: drums. San Francisco, CA 1pm
July 2, 2011 Carnatic concert. Private Event Raleigh, NC 6pm
June 18, 2011 VidyA At Red Poppy Art House. David Ewell: Bass, Hamir Atwal: Drums San Francisco, CA 8pm
June 30th VidyA at Yerba Buena Gardens. David Ewell: Bass, Hamir Atwal: Drums San Francisco, CA 12:30pm
June 5, 2011 Carnatic concert at Phoenix temple Phoenix, AZ TBA
May 29, 2011 Private Concert Los Altos Hills, CA 6pm
May 28, 2011 With Anthony Brown's Asian American Jazz Orchestra at Yerba Buena Gardens Festival San Francisco, CA 1-2:30pm
April 23, 2011 With Asian Crisis at "We Are One Island Japan Relief Concert and Auction. At Oakland Asian Cultural Center Oakland, CA 7pm
February 26 VidyA concert at UCSB Multicultural Center. Read an interview Santa Barbara, CA 8pm
February 24 VidyA at El Valenciano San Francisco, CA 10:30pm
February 25 With Sameer Gupta's "Namaskar" at Red Poppy Art House San Francisco, CA 8pm
January 23, 2011 Private event with Kadri Gopalnath and percussion ensemble Bangalore, India
January 22, 2011 Solo concert at Thiruvayaru Thyagaraja Festival Thiruvayaru, India
January 21, 2011 Private Event, Carnatic concert Chennai, India
January 8, 2011 Solo concert at Gandharva Ghana Sabha. With Trichur Narendran: Mridangam and H. Prasanna: Ghatam Ambattur, Chennai, India 7 pm
January 2, 2011 With Ghatam Suresh's "Clay and Drum India" group at Krishna Ghana Sabha Chennai, India 9:30 am
December 29, 2010 With Kadri Gopalnath at Parthasarathy Swami Sabha Chennai, India 2pm
December 18, 2010 Solo Carnatic concert at Parthasarathy Swami Sabha Chennai, India 2pm
December 15, 2010 With Kadri Gopalnath at Narada Ghana Sabha Chennai, India 7:15pm
November through February 2011 Various performances TBA. Chennai, India
September through November Traveling in China Shanghai, China
August 19, 2010 VidyA at Yerba Buena Gardens Festival San Francisco, CA 12:30 pm
August 22, 2010 Carnatic concert at Sangati Center San Francisco, CA 8pm
August 23, 2010 VidyA studio recording San Francisco, CA Full day
July 31, 2010 VidyA residency concert at Red Poppy Art House San Francisco, CA 9pm
Date Event Location Time
June 3, 2010 With Rupa Marya and Todd Sickafoose at Yoshi's San Francisco San Francisco, CA 8pm & 10pm
June 5, 2010 Solo saxophone ragas for healing and meditation at Sangati Center San Francisco, CA 7pm
June 19, 2010 Private Event Santa Clara, CA 2pm
May 14, 2010 Improvised saxophone soundtrack at Recontre Internationalle de la Clarinette Populaire to film Les Memoires Vive Brittany, France 8pm
May 15, 2010 VidyA at Recontre Internationalle de la Clarinette Populaire with guest Rais Damami Brittany, France 10pm
May 16, 2010 Improvised saxophone soundtrack at Recontre Internationalle de la Clarinette Populaire to film Les Memoires Vive Brittany, France 4pm
May 29, 2010 VidyA at OACC collaboration with Kathak dancer Rina Mehta Oakland, CA 8pm
April 1, 2010 SADHANA conference roundtable discussion and VidyA performance. Tickets Julia Morgan Hall, Berkeley, CA TBA
April 22, 2010 Interactive lecture on South Indian Classical Music and saxophone. Admission includes a free CD. At Red Poppy Art House as part of the residency. San Francisco, CA 7-8:30pm
April 23, 2010 Carnatic saxophone concert at Red Poppy Art House. San Francisco, CA 8pm
March 5, 2010 VidyA at Red Poppy Art House San Francisco, CA 8 pm
March 13, 2010 VidyA at Asian American Film Festival San Francisco, CA 2 pm
March 23, 2010 With Sameer Gupta's Namaskar at Hudson Guild. Also featuring Marc Cary, Arun Ramamurthy, Neel Murgai. New York, NY 7pm
March 2, 2010 Carnatic Lecture Demonstration and concert at UNC Chapel Hill. Anantha R. Krishnan: Mridangam Raleigh, NC 12:30 pm
February 26, 2010 VidyA at De Young Museum. Special performance as part of the King Tut exhibit featuring aspects of Egyptian music. With special guest Rachid Halihal: Oud. FREE. San Francisco, CA 6:30 pm
February 6, 2010 Carnatic concert at Yuva Bharathi Mountain View, CA 3:30pm
February 6, 2010 Performance at MAPP at Red Poppy Art House San Francisco, CA 9pm
January 31, 2010 Carnatic concert at Sangati Center. Nishanth Chandran, violin; Nirmal Narayan: Mridangam San Francisco, CA 1pm
January 30, 2010 Carnatic chamber concert at Sarukkai residence. RSVP to sekhar [at] gmail. Nishanth Chandran, violin; Nirmal Narayan: Mridangam San Francisco, CA 6pm
December 18, 2009 Chamber music series Carnatic concert. Susheel Violin, Karthik Mridangam. Fremont, CA. 7:30pm
November 27, 2009 Private Event Pasadena Convention Center. Pasadena, CA  
November 26, 2009 Private Event Arcadia Arboretum. Arcadia, CA  
November 22, 2009 Private Event Mission Inn, Ontario, CA  
November 14, 2009 Carnatic concert at Michigan Festival of Sacred Music. Rohan Krishnamurthy - Mridangam. Dalton Theater, Kalamazoo College. Kalamazoo, MI. 4:30pm
November 7, 2009 VidyA Duet with Sameer Gupta, drums. Sangati Center, SF, CA 3:30pm
November 5-8, 2009 Performing Diaspora collaboration with Charlotte Moraga, Kathak dancer. Ben Kunin - Sarod, Salar Nadar - Tabla, Jim Santi Owen - Kanjira/morsing. Counterpulse. SF, CA 8pm
October 18, 2009 Performing Diaspora Work in Progress. Counterpulse. SF, CA. 11am.
October 3, 2009 MAPP with Todd Brown, Michael Warr, Aaron Kierbel. Guests Sheela Bringi and Clinton Patterson of Premasoul. San Francisco, CA. 9pm
September 30, 2009 Carnatic concert with Patri Satish Kumar - Mridangam and Thiripunithura N. Radhakrishnan - Ghatam. SMU Brown Bag series. Texas. 12pm
September 26, 2009 Carnatic concert with Narasimhan - Violin, Poovalur Sriji - Mridangam. Karya Siddhi Hanuman Temple, Frisco, Texas.  
September 11, 2009 VidyA at Jazz at Intersection series De Young Museum, San Francisco, cA 6:30pm
June 23, 2009 VidyA at San Jose Flavors of Jazz Festival Maggiano's. San Jose, CA. 6:30pm.
June 14, 2009 Healing Ragas on Saxophone for healing and meditation session. Sangati Center, San Francisco, CA 4pm.
  A full concert archive will be added soon.