36th year Art festival 2010 - 16th December, 2010
Today evening"s first concert was by Isai Peroli Smt.Gayathri Venkataraghavan and the team presented a very good concert this evening...
Smt.Gayathri started her concert with a Virutham followed by "Padame Thunai Parama Siva" in the Ragam Valaji set to Adi Talam, a composition of Papanasam Sivan.
A composition of Mutthuswamy Dikshitar "Lambodaraya Namasthe" in the Ragam Varali set to Khanda Chapu Talam was presented..Niraval for the line "Abhaya vara pradaya Ambujasanuthaya" was very beautifully sung by Smt.Gayathri..Vidwan Sri V.V.Ravi on the Violin was very good.
"Sri Valli Deva senapathe" in the Ragam Natabhairavi and Adi Talam, a composition of Papanasam Sivan was rendered well with raga alapanam and a brief swaraprastharam.
A very beautiful composition of Mutthuswamy Dikshitar "Hiranmayeem Lakshmeem" in the Ragam Lalitha set to Rupaka Talam was very well sung and Vidwan Sri Mannakoil J Blaji's support on the Mridangam in the Pallavi of this krithi was very good with a touch of the sounds of a "Damaru".
After rendering a composition of Saint Thyagaraja "Shashivadana" in the ragam Chandrjyothi set to Adi Talam she proceeded to the main Ragam:Mohanam, the Raga rendition was excellent by both Smt.Gayathri and Sri V.V.Ravi...She chose to sing a Thyagaraja Krithi "Mohana Raama" set to Adi Talam. the elaborated Niraval and swaraprastharam were very neat, that was followed by an excellent Thani Avarthanam by Vidwan Sri Mannarkoil J Balaji on the Mridangam and Vidwan Sri Madipakkam Murali on the Ghatam, that was very enjoyable.
Smt Gayathri concluded the concert by singing a Ragamalika Keerthanm "Avalthaan anaittheyum" and another small Keerthanam "Tiruvadi" in the Ragam Madhyamavathi and Adi Talam.
The second concert was by isai Peroli Sri G J R Krishnan and Smt Vijayalakshmi, a Violin duet.
They commenced the conert with a Varnam in the Ragam Kalyani and Adi Talam. composition of Lalgudi G Jayaraman. That was followed by a Thyagaraja Keerthanam "Brochevarevaru" in Sriranjini Ragam and Adi Talam.with a brief Swara prastharam.
Next was a beautiful Krithi "Sree Mathrubhootham" in the Ragam Kannada set to Misra Chapu Talam, Composer : Mutthuswamy Dikshitar.Detailed rendition of the Ragam and swara prastharam were very good.
Yet another Thyagaraja Keerthanam " Rama bana" in the Ragam Saveri and Adi Talam was presented.
The main Ragam presented was Gowrimanohari followed by the Krithi "Brova samayamide" set to Adi Talam, a composition of Garbhapurivasa (Karur Dakshinamoorthy).Excellent niraval and swara prastharam was followed by a very good Thani avarthanam by Vidwan Sri Bangalore Arjun Kumar on the Mridangam and Vidwan Sri Vaikom Gopalakrishnan on the Ghatam.
A Ragamalika song "Muruga Muruga" with Ragas Bhagesri, Suddha Saranga and Neelamani was very good.. it is set to Adi Talam. a composition of Mhakavi Subramanya Bharathi.
They concluded the concert with a Thillana in the Ragam Kunthalavarali set to Adi talam, composition of Lalgudi G Jayaraman.
Both the concerts of today were superb...