36th year Art festival 2010 - 15th December, 2010
Today evening"s first concert was by Isai Peroli Smt.Gayathri Girish.. She commenced the concert with the popular Varnam "Viriboni" in the Ragam Bhairavi set to Ata Talam..Composer: Pacchimiriam Adiyappa Iyer.
Next she sang, "Ne nendu vedakudura" a Saint Thyagaraja composition in the Ragam Karnataka Behag and Adi Talam with a short swaraprastharm., "Vaanchitoru naa" in the Ragam Karnaranjini set to Adi Talam(Thisra gathi) was very good.It is a composition of Harikesanallu Mutthyya Bhagavathar.With a short raga alapanam in the Ragam Kedaragowlai and Adi Talam "Parakela nannu paripaalimpa" Composer Syama Shasthri.
The main Ragam of the evening was Poorvikalyani, after an elaborated, good Alapanam she sang "Ekambara natham bhyajeham" set to Adi Talam, a composition of Muttuswamy Dikshitar, niraval and swara prastharam for the line "Omkara rupam Sivam" which was followed by very good Thani avrthanam by Isai Peroli Vidwan Sri J Vaidyanathan on the Mridangam and Vidwan Sri Guruprasanna on the Khanjira.
A Viruttham in Ragamalika was followed by "Muruganin maru peyar azhagu" in the Ragam Behag and Khanda Chapu Talam.Composer :Periyasamy Thooran.
With a Soor Das bhajan "Gopi gopala bala" in the Ragam Gamansramam and a Tiruppugazh in Ragam Suruti Smt Gayathri concluded her concert.
It was a very good concert. Vidwan Sri Mysore V Srikanth on the Violin was very good especially when he played the Alapanam in Ragam Purvikalyani and Kedaragowlai.
The second concert was by Isai Peroli Sri Neyveli Santhanagopalan who commenced the concert with the Natakurinji Varnam "chalamela" set to Adi Talam. Composer Srirangam Rangaswamy Pillai
Next he sang "Thulasidala" in the Ragam Mayamalavagowala set to Rupaka Talam a popular composition of Saint Thyagaraja.
An excellent Raga rendition of the Ragam Bahudari was followed by the another famous composition of Saint Thyagaraja "Brova baramaa" Talam Adi.
The Ragam next he chose was Todi and the Alapanam was excellent. "Thaye yashoda" a composition of Oothukadu Venkatasubba Iyer..the niraval in the line "Kalinil silambu konja" and the swara prastharam was very good..
After a long and very good raga alapanam in the Ragam Khamas he sang " Brochevarevaruraa" set to Adi Talam, Composer Mysore Vasudevacharya. Vidwan Sri V.V.Ravi on the Violin was excellent in Alapanam. Thani Avarthanam by Vidwan Sri Mannagudi A.Easwaran on the Mridanga and Vidwan Sri N.Govindarajan on the Ghatam was wonderful with their precise calculations.
Poet K V Kanan's composition "Vedam neendum" was sung in Ragam yadukula kambhoji and Adi Talam was good. He hen sang the famous "Maithreem Bhajathaa" and concluded the concert with a composition of Papanasam Sivan "Karpagame" in the Ragam Madhyamavathi set to Adi Talam.