36th year Art festival 2010 - 13th December, 2010
Smt Vijayalakshmi Subramanian commenced her concert today with the Navaragamalika Varnam set to Adi Talam, Composer: Pattanam Subramanya Iyer.
Continued with a beautiful composition of Muttuswamy Dikshitar "Sankaram Abhirami" in the Ragam Kamalamanohari set to Rupaka Talam and "Darini telusu konti" in Sudha saveri Ragam set to Adi Talam, a composition of Saint Thyagaraja.
"Karpaga manohara" in the Ragam Malayamarutham and Khanda Chapu Talam a composition of Papanasam Sivan was rendered beautifully.
Swarajathi in Ragam Bhairavi and Misra Chapu Talam a composition of Syama Sastri looks like a favourite of all the musicians in this season. Vijayalakshmi also sang the same. Her rendition of Niraval in the line "Bhaktha jana kalpalathika" and Swaraprastharam was superb. Thani Aavarthanam by Senior artiste Vidwan Sri Tanjore Ramadoss on the Mridangam and Vidwan Sri Adambakkam K.Shankar on the Ghatam is worth mentioning...
Smt.Vijayalakshmi continued the concert with a Ragam Talam Pallavi in the Ragam Simhendramadhyamam and Talam: Thisra mukhi was very interesting.
She concluded the concert with a composition of Papanasam Sivan "Karapagambikai" in Behag and Rupaka Talam, and a Meera bhajan in the Ragam Darbari.
Dr.Hemalatha on the Violin was very good.
Smt.Sudha Raghunathan on the second concert of the evening started with the Varnam "Amboruha padame" in the Ragam Ranjani set to Adi Talam a composition of Late G N Balasubramaniam.
She sang a rare Ragam called Lalitha Panchamam "Parama purusham" set to Khanda Chapu Talam a composition of Maharaja Swathi Tirunal.
The famous "Ka va va" in Ragam Varali set to Adi Talam Composer :Papanasam Sivan was received well by the Rasikas.
She later elaborated the Ragam Nalinakanthi and rendered a Saint Thyagaraja Krithi "Manviyala kinchara" set to Adi Talam, a short Swaraprastharam was good.
Chathurdasa Ragamalika Krithi of Mutthuswamy Dikshitar "Sri Viswanatham Bhaje" was very beautiful.
After rendering a famous song of Uthukkadu Venkatasubba Iyer in the Ragam Nattakurinji set to Adi Talam Smt Sudha proceeded to the main Ragam of this evening Ragam Bhairavi a composition of Maharaja Swathi tirunal "Janani Mamava" was excellent, rendition of the Ragam, krithi, niraval swara prastharam everything was so clear. Well brought out. Followed by Thani Avarthanam by Vidwan Sri Mannargudi A Easwaran on the Mridangam, Vidwan Sri B.SriSundara Kumar on the Ghatam and Vidwan Sri R.Raman on the Muharsing was very impressive.
She concluded the concert after singing a couple of thukkadas like famous "Bhavayami gopala balam" in the Ragam Yaman kalyani set to Khanda Chapu Talam a composition of Annamacharya. A Sai Bhajan and a Thillana of Violin Maestro Lalgudi G Jayaraman.
Smt Sudha was ably supported by Vidwan Sri B Raghavendra Rao.