HCL Concerts first global performance at Carnegie Hall, New York to celebrate its 30th Anniversary in the US

HCL, a leading global technology company, presented the inaugural global HCL Concerts at Carnegie Hall, a unique international platform celebrating and promoting Indian classical performing arts, on Thursday, November 29, 2018. The sold-out concert featured Grammy nominee, Dr. L. Subramaniam and celebrated vocalist Ms. Kavita Krishnamurti Subramaniam, who delivered an uplifting musical experience for the audience. This inaugural HCL Concerts performance in the United States was the first in a series of global concerts to be held annually around the world, celebrating the diverse culture of local artists. The event also celebrated the 30th anniversary of HCL’s presence in the U.S. The event was attended by 600 senior business, academic and cultural leaders from around the world.

Over the last 20 years, HCL has actively promoted and taken steps to preserve and grow the legacy of Indian classical arts through HCL Concerts. Every year HCL hosts more than 30 concerts across seven cities in India and over 500 artists have performed at this platform till date. The richness of Indian classical music is enjoyed all over the globe and maestros like Zakir Hussain and Ravi Shankar have been instrumental in driving international recognition for the genre.

Dr. L. Subramaniam, renowned international violinist, composer, and conductor, who has championed the fusion of classical Indian melodies with Western music throughout his career spanning nearly 50 years, performed at the Concert. Also performing was Ms. Kavita Krishnamurti Subramaniam, who is known for her prolific career in Indian film music and has recorded more than 15,000 songs in 16 languages.

“We are honored to have hosted the legendary Dr. L. Subramaniam and Ms. Kavita Krishnamurti Subramaniam at this exhilarating event,” said C Vijayakumar, President and CEO, HCL Technologies. “Indian classical music is one of the oldest living musical traditions in world. What differentiates it from other genres is that there is no written, restrictive script, allowing each artist the freedom to innovate and perform within the set framework of notes and rules governing their use. Innovation is the bedrock of the HCL values and as such we find a perfect synergy in the celebration of Indian classical performing arts and its globalization.”

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