36th year Art festival 2010 - 4th December, 2010
The 4th day's concert at Kartik Fine Arts was started by Isai peroli Ranjani Gayathri sisters to the housefull audience..
They began with a Varnam in the Ragam Sahana set to Adi Taala,Composer : Tiruvotriyur Tyagayyar..Then sang a Keertanam of Annamacharya "Vande Vasudevam" in the Ragam :Sree, Khanda Chapu Taalam.
After the brief Raga Alapanam in Vachaspathi rendered a Composition of Papanasam Sivan "Parathpara Parameswara" set to Adi Talam. Then came yet another very beautiful krithi of Papanasam Sivan "Sarada veena" in Ragam Devagandhari , Adi Talam. Ragam Kalyana vasantha was very beautifully presented and sang the everegreen composition of Saint Thyagaraja "Naada loludei" set to Rupaka taalam.
The main Ragam for the evening was Sankarabharanam, elaborate raaga aalaapanam rendered by both Ranjani and Gayathri was very pleasing. "Saroja dala nethri" a composition of Syama Sastri was presented with an elaborate niraval and swaraprastharam..and a Thani Aavarthanam by Vidwan Sri Manoj Siva on the Mridangam and VIdwan Sri K V Gopalakrishnan on Khanjira was very precise.
After presenting a Viruttam in Raagamalika, the sisters sang "Chandrasekhara easha" in Raagam Sindhubhairavi Taalam:Adi a composition of Anai Vaidyanatha Iyer. The concert was concluded with a Marathi Abhang in the Raagam Mand a composition of Sant Tukaram. They were ably supported by Vidwan Sri Mysore C.Srikanth on the Violin.
The second concert of this evening was by Isai Peroli P.Unnikrishnan. He started his concert with the Varnam "Sarasuda" in the Ragam : Saveri set to Adi Taalam, went on to sing a beautiful composition of Neelakanta Sivan "Umaikuriya thiru" in the Ragam Panthuvarali set to Adi Thalam.
After presenting "Sogasu jooda taramaa" in Ragam Kannadagowla set to Rupaka Taalam a composition of Saint Thyagaraja, he elaborated the Raagam Simhendramadhyamam and sang a composition of Papanasam Sivan "Nin charana malare" set to Misra Chapu Taalam. A composition of Maharaja Swathi thirunal in the Raagam Vasantha "Parama purusha" was a very cripy number..
Unnikrishnan sang an elaborate Ragam Talam Pallavi in the raagam Charukesi set to Sankeerna Triputai Taalam..which was followed by an excellent Thani Avarthanam. After RTP he sang a couple of Thukkadas like "Radha sametha Krishna", Sutrum vizhi sudare" and concluded with a Thillana
He was well supported by Isai Peroli R K Sriram Kumar on the Violin, Vidwan Sri P Sathish Kumar on the Mridangam and Dr.S.Karthik on the Ghatam
Both the concerts were well recieved by the audience and Sri Unnikrishanan and co-artists were given a standing ovation.