Rocky Mountain Thyagaraja Utsavam
BEST BETDATE: March 30 2013, 8:00 AM to April 21 2013, 6:00 PMCost:Ticket prices vary.CATEGORY: MusicVENUE INFORMATION:East Middle School
Saint Thyagaraja is considered one of the greatest South Indian composers in history, writing hundreds of pieces during the 18th and 19th centuries and helping Carnatic music become one of his homeland's most renowned cultural hallmarks. During this annual festival, professional performers and local participants—some competing for prizes—will pay homage to Thyagaraja's legacy and Carnatic traditions with vocal, instrumental, and dance performances. Can’t make it? The festival’s second go-round takes place at Gateway High School in Aurora, April 20-21. Sat 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun 9 a.m.-1 p.m., 3 p.m.-6 p.m.