36th year Art festival 2010 - 2nd Day - 2nd December, 2010
The 2nd day of the 36th year Art Festival of Kartik Fine Arts began with a grand concert by Isai Peroli N.Vijay Siva.. He started the concert with the popular Varnam in Abhogi - Adi Thalam..Composer-Pattanam Subramania Iyer.
Next was a short krithi "Vinaraada" in Chakravakam..Khanda Chapu Thalam.. "Intha Paramukham edu" in Poovikalyani was rendered very beautifully with a short niraval... Elaborate rendering of raaga alapanam in Begada was excellent by both Vijayasiva and today's viloinist Isai Peroli R.K.Sriram Kumar..continued with Muthuswamy Deekshitar's Krithi "Thyagarajaaya Namasthe" set to Rupaka Thaalam. Bhakthi filled DEVI BROVA SAMAYAMIDE---Ragam: Chinthamani, Adi thalam , Composer:Syama Sastri and fast number "Toli nenu jesi" in Ragam Kokiladhwani -- Adi thalam..a composition of Saint Thyagaraja, both were very interesting..
Highlight of the evening was "Munnu Raavana Paada" in Todi set to Misra Jhampai Thaalam...yet another composition of Saint Thayagaraja followed by brief Thani Aavarthanam. Vijay Siva continued with a famous keerthanam "Saamiki Sari Evvare" in Kedaragowlai a Papanasam Sivan composition and concluded with a Kavadi Chindu and finally a Thiruppugazh.. He was accompnied by Vidwan Manoj Siva on the Mridangam and young artiste Anirudh Athreya on the Kanjira.
The next one was a Mandolin concert by Isai Peroli U Sreenivas.. He too began the concert with a popular Varnam "Era na pai" in the Ragam Thodi Adi Thalam.Composer : Kottavasal Venkatarama Iyer. Continued with a Keertanam on Lord Ganesha "Vandeham" composition of Annamaacharya in the Ragam Hamsadhwani, Khanda Chapu Thalam.. "Raa nidi Raadu" composition of Saint Thaygaraja in the Ragam Manirangu, Adi Thalam. Main Raagam was Simhendramadhyamam, he played the Krithi "Raama Raama Guna Seema" a composition of Maharaja Swathi Thirunal set to Adi Thalam..followed by interesting Thani Aavarthanam by Vidwan Srimushnam Raja Rao on the Mridangam, Vidwan S.V.Ramani on the Ghatam and Sri Srirangam Kannan on Muharsing.
After the main Krithi he continued with popular numbers like "swagatham krishna" in Ragam Mohanam a compositon of Oothukkadu Venkatasubba Iyer," Kurai onrum illai"..Ragamalika, "Chandrasekhara eesha" in Sindhubharavi and concluded with a Thillana in the raagam Dwijavanthi, Adi Thaalam a compsition of Vidwan Lalgudi G Jayaraman. He was accompanied by Sri S.D.Sridhar on the Violin..