March 2019

NAADA INBAM

RAGASUDHA HALL
85/2, Luz Avenue, Mylapore
Chennai-600 004. Ph: 2499 2672
https://naadainbam.wordpress.com
Twitter:@ naadainbam1

March 2019

03.03.19
Sunday
3.15 p.m.
The Mulakanadu Sabha celebrates “Thyagaraja Day”
Pancharathna Krithis by Dr.Ushalakshmi & Group
5.00 p.m. Concert based on Thyagaraja Krithis by Dr.Sriram Parasuram.
05.03.19
Tuesday
6.00 p.m.
Naada Inbam & Washington Prof.Sivakumar invites you to Delhi Saraswathi & Venkataramaiyar’s Remembrance Day Celebrations.
A short talk by Prof.Sivakumar on “Needs, Nava vidha Bhakti, Arul, Happiness and Grace” followed by a Thematic Concert based on “Navavidha Bhakti in Thyagaraja Krithis” by
Aishwarya Shankar,
R.K.Shriramkumar, N.Manoj Siva, Anirudh Athreya.
06.03.19
Wednesday
6.00 p.m.
Naada Inbam & Bharata Kalanjali –
Presentation of “Shiva-Saroja Sangeetha Natya Scholarship Award” Instituted by  the Mrudani School of Performing Arts (USA) to V.Subashri by Shri.V.P.Dhananjayan. This Award has been instituted by Dr Anuradha Murali in fond memory of her Parents. Followed by Concert by V.Subashri,
With M.Srikanth, Akshay Ram. All are welcome.
Join us for high tea along with the present and previous Awardees at 5.30pm at Ragasudha.
NAADA INBAM – Vidwan Sethalapathi Balasubramaniam Birthday Celebrations 7th & 8th February, 2019
07.03.19
Thursday
6.15 p.m.
Akkarai Subalakshmi & Akkarai Sornalatha,
L.Ramakrishnan, R.Shankaranarayanan, Sri Sundara Kumar.
08.03.19
Friday
6.15 p.m.
Ranjani Sivakumar Siddareddy,
Kalpana Kishore, Akshay Ram, S.Sunil Kumar
10.03.19
Sunday
6.15 p.m.
Nadopasana – P.Unnikrishnan,
Vittal Ramamurthy, Thanjavur Murugabhoopathy, N.Guruprasad.
NAADA INBAM – Sangitakalanidhi Marungapuri Gopalakrishna Iyer Violin Festival From 11th to 15th March,2019
11.03.19
Monday
6.15
V.V.Ravi – Violin Solo
with  Melakkaveri  Balaji
12.03.19
Tuesday
6.15
B.U.Ganesh Prasad  – Violin Solo
with  Poongulam Subramaniam
13.03.19
Wednesday
6.15
S.Varadarajan  – Violin Solo
With   Manoj Siva
14.03.19
Thursday
6.15 p.m.
R.K.Shriramkumar – Violin Solo
With K.Arunprakash
15.03.19
Friday
6.15 p.m.
Vittal Ramamurthy – Violin Solo
With B.Ganapathiraman.
17.03.19
Sunday
6.00
Parivadini – S.Rajam Tribute Concert by
Raagam Sisters – Sivaranjani & Nalinakanthi & Party
22.03.19
Friday
6.15 p.m.
Shri Ariyakudi Music Foundation in collaboration with Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR)
23.03.19
Saturday
6.15 p.m.
Sarvani Sangeetha Sabha – Amritha Murali,
R.K.Shriramkumar, K.Arunprakash, N.Guruprasad
28.03.19
Thursday
6.15 p.m.
Remembering Vidwan Thiruvengadu A.Jayaraman
Concert by Sangita Kala Acharya Suguna Varadachari & Party
31.03.19
Sunday
6.15 p.m.
Kedaram – Kalyanapuram Aravind,
B.Ananthakrishnan, Palakkad Harinarayanan, Sri Sundar.

Rasikas Welcome

February 2019

NAADA INBAM

RAGASUDHA HALL
85/2, Luz Avenue, Mylapore
Chennai-600 004. Ph: 2499 2672
https://naadainbam.wordpress.com
Twitter:@ naadainbam1

February 2019

01.02.19
Friday
6.00 p.m.
The Triplicane Cultural Academy – Speech by
Sri.T.S.Krishnamurthy, Former Chief Election Commisioner, India
02.02.19
Saturday
6.00 p.m.
Isai 18th Anniversary Celebrations
Chief Guest Sri.N.Ravi will confer the Virudhu “Isai Thendral” on Vidwan Vaikom Gopalakrishnan & “Isai Arutpuravalar” on Jayalakshmi Balakrishnan. Followed by Concert by
6.45 p.m. Sandeep Narayanan,
H.N.Bhaskar, Tiruvarur Bhakthavatsalam, Vaikom Gopalakrishnan
Nadopasana Annual Music Festival 2019 From 3rd to 7th Feb, 2019.
03.02.19
Sunday
6.15 p.m.
Adithya Prakash
M R Gopinath, N C Bharadwaj, K V Gopalakrishnan
04.02.19
Monday
6.15 p.m.
Mambalam Sisters
Dr. R Hemalatha, Poongulam Subramaniam, N Guruprasad
05.02.19
Tuesday
6.15 p.m.
Dr. Prema Rangarajan
Pakala Ramadas, Mannarkoil J. Balaji, Madipakkam Murali
06.02.19
Wednesday
6.15 p.m.
Gayathri Girish
B U Ganeshprasad, J Vaidyanathan, Anirudh Athreya
07.02.19
Thursday
6.15 p.m.
Hemmige S Prashanth
V V Srinivasa Rao, B R Srinivas, S Venkatramanan
08.02.19
Friday
6.30 p.m.
Shri Ariyakudi Music Foundation in collaboration with Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR)
09.02.19
Saturday
6.15 p.m.
Kedaram – Aditya Prakash,
R.K.Shriramkumar, J.Vaidhyanathan, B.S.Purushothaman.
11.02.19
Monday
6.00 p.m.
Kalaimamani G.Harishankar Remembrance Day.
Audi Video Presentation
6.40 p.m. Tributes by Asthika Samajam Sri.V.Narasimhan, Thiruvarur P.Bakthavathsalam. Presentation of Award to Vidwan K.V.R.S.Mani.
7.15 p.m. Concert by Sherthalai Ranganatha Sharma,
S.Varadarajan, Tiruvarur Bakthavathsalam, K.V.Gopalakrishnan.
13.02.19
Wednesday
6.00 p.m.
The Triplicane Cultural Academy – Speech by
Sri.S.Narayan
15.02.19
Friday
6.15 p.m.
NAADA INBAM – SVK Remembrance Day Concert
Sangita Kalanidhi R.Vedavalli,
Dr.R.Hemalatha, K.Arunprakash, N.Guruprasad.
Laya Madhura – Concerts & Felicitation Function. From 16th to 18th February,2019 Director: Vidwan Kalaimamani Tiruvarur Bhakthavathsalam.
16.02.19
Saturday
9.00 a.m.
Sruthi Bhatt & Party
11.00 a.m. Chaitra Sairam & Party
5.00 p.m. Bhushani Kalyanaraman & Party
7.00 p.m. K.Bharat Sundar & Party
17.02.19
Sunday
4.00 p.m.
Laya Madhura-
Srivani Yalla – Veena & Party
6.00 p.m. Honouring Vidwan Guruvayur Dorai & Vidwan Nagai Muralidharan with Title Madhura Kala Bhushana and Cleveland V.V.Sundaram with Title Madhura Kala Sevaka.
7.00 p.m. Concert by Palghat Ramprasad & Party.
18.02.19
Monday
5.00 p.m.
Ashwath Narayanan & Party
7.00 p.m. Gayathri Venkatraghavan & Party.
20.02.19
Wednesday
6.15 p.m.
Palani Subramania Pillai Trust – “The Greatness of the Pudukkottai Parampara” A Lec Dem by Sangita Kalanidhi Dr.Trichy Sankaran with K.V.Gopalakrishnan on Kanjira.
22.02.19
Friday
6.15 p.m.
Parivadini – Akshay Padmanabhan,
K.J.Dileep, N.C.Bharadwaj
23.02.19
Saturday
9.30 a.m.
Parivadini
T.K.S.Meenakshisundaram & T.S.N.Sheshagopalan –Nagaswaram
With Mannargudi Dr.M.R.Vasudevan & Thirukadaiyur T.G.Babu – Thavil
23.02.19
Saturday
6.00 p.m.
Kalki Sadasivam Memorial Trust.
Presentation of Kalki Sadasivam Memorial Award to the best advertisement in Tamil print media 2018. Chief Guest Dr.T.S.Surendran, Vice President, Medical Research Foundation.(Sankara Netralaya). Kalki Sadasivam Memorial Lecture by Justice V.Ramasubramanian. Title:’Vazhga nee Emmaan’.
24.02.19
Sunday
6.00 p.m.
PSN Disciples Foundation – Honouring Smt. Seetha Rajan
Chief Guest: Sangita Kala Acharya Suguna Varadachari. Followed by Concert by
Sangita Kala Acharya Seetha Rajan,
Embar Kannan, Neyveli Narayanan
27.02.19
Wednesday
6.15 p.m.
NAADA INBAM – Prof.Dilip Veeraraghavan Remembrance Day Concert
K.R.Shrievats – Veena,
T.R.Arvind Kaushik, K.R.Sivaramakrishna.

Rasikas Welcome

January 2019

NAADA INBAM

RAGASUDHA HALL
85/2, Luz Avenue, Mylapore
Chennai-600 004. Ph: 2499 2672
https://naadainbam.wordpress.com
Twitter:@ naadainbam1

January 2019

11.01.19
Friday
9.00 am
First Time on Stage – Carnatic Classical Concert
Introduction / Prayers-Vidyarthis of Chaturveda Vidhya Ganapathi Vedashram -Athur, Chengalpet
10 a.m. Divya Bharadwaj , V.Amrutraj, Vignesh Vishwanathan
Surabhi Seshadri, V.Amrutraj , Swaminath Jayaram
11 am Sanjana Raman, V.Amrutraj,Dr. Sitaraman
Charuprita, Aditya Sreeram, Vignesh Vishwanathan
12 pm Lunch
Prayers-Vidyarthis of Chaturveda Vidhya Ganapathi Vedashram Athur, Chengalpet
1.00 pm Aparna Vijayan, Aditya Sreeram, Dr. Sitaraman
Students of OPILLA School of Music-Chennai , Pranav Ramaswamy/Maaloolan/Harshil-Keyboard, Rajesh.
3.00 pm Suraj Venkatachalam, Swetha Anandasivan, Swaminath Jayaram.
Aditya Sreeram, Swetha Anandasivan, Dr. Sitaraman
5.00 pm Visalakshi Shivraman, Swetha Anandasivan, Swaminathan Jayaram
Naga Chetan, Swetha Anandasivan, Swaminathan Jayaram
9 p.m. Bhavan Sekar, Kedhar Vignesh, Shankar Prasad.
Conclusion Prayers Shanthi Mantram.
12.01.19
Saturday
None
Shisyakulam presents Poornathwam – An Arangetram of Kum.Vidya Kanthan – Disciple of Neyveli R.Santhanagopalan singing along with B.Ananthakrishnan, Neyveli R.Narayanan & Chandrasekara Sharma. Inauguration by Cleveland V.V.Sundaram, Chief Guest: Delhi P.Sundararajan.
Kedaram Pongal Isai Vizha From 14th to 16th Jan,2019
14.01.19
Monday
4.00 pm
Krupalakshmi,
Madan Mohan, Guruprasad.
6.15 p.m. Vasudha Ravi,
M.Vijay, N.C.Bharadwaj.
15.01.19
Tuesday
4.00 pm
R.Ratipriya,
Shraddha Ravindran, Guru Raghavendra.
6.15 p.m. Sikkil Gurucharan,
L.Ramakrishnan, Sangita Kalanidhi Dr.Trichy Sankaran, B.S.Purushothaman.
16.01.19
Wednesday
4.00 pm
Sushma Somasekar,
M.Vijay, Akshay Ananthapadmanabhan.
6.15 p.m. Tiruvarur Girish,
S.Varadarajan, Sangita Kalanidhi Dr.T.V.Gopalakrishnan, Tripunithura Radhakrishnan.
18.01.19
Friday
5.00 p.m.
Vande Nada Tanum – Grand Celebration of the 90th Birthday of Prof.S.R.Janakiraman (Padmasri Awardee, Sangeet Natak Academi Ratna Sadasya) by his Disciples. Chief Guest: Ms.Vasumathi(Director, Doordarshan) Guests of Honour: Sri.N.Murali, Sri.T.V.Gopalakrishnan, Dr.N.Ramanathan, Sri. N.V.Subramanian.
Chennai Kalai Theru Vizha – North Chennai in Mylapore 19th & 20th Jan,2019
19.01.19
Saturday
6.15 p.m.
Villupattu by Ennore children
Gaana by Vyasarpadi Muniammal
Tamil Sufi songs of Kunnankudi Mastan Sahib by Thiru Kumari Aboobacker, presented by Kombai Anwar
Fusion dance by Flying Bees Dance Troupe
20.01.19
Sunday
6.15 p.m.
Tamil folk dance by Arunodaya Youth Troupe from Korukkupet
Oppaari by J P Veeramani
Director Pa Ranjith in conversation with achievers of North Chennai
Western music by Anglo-Indian band “Ryan & the Undercovers”
23.01.19
Wednesday
6.30 p.m.
Shri Ariyakudi Music Foundation in collaboration with Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR)
24.01.19
Thursday
6.30 p.m.
Shri Ariyakudi Music Foundation in collaboration with Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR)
25.01.19
Friday
6.15 p.m.
DKJ Foundation & Naada Inbam –
Sangitakalanidhi D.K. Jayaraman Remembrance Day concert by
Dr.K.P.Karthik,
Dr.Mullaivasal G.Chandramouli, S.Kavichelvan.
26.01.19
Saturday
6.00 p.m.
Kalki Krishnamurthy Memorial Trust-
Book Release – Chief Guest: Sevalaya Sri.Muralidharan
7.00 pm Gandhi Anjali – A Musical Feature produced by Nithyasree Mahadevan and Music by Tejasree & Anujasree on the 150 Birth Centenary year of Mahatma Gandhi.

Rasikas Welcome

Jyotsna Vivek Concert on 20-12-2018

Jyotsna Vivek with A.G.Venkatasubramanian & Arjun Ganesh.

Jyotsna Vivek gave an extremely beautiful concert today. She started the concert with a brisk Siddhi Vinayakam in Shanmukhapriya.  Jyotsna and Venkatasubramanian weaved Sarvalagu swarams at Prasiddha gananayakam beautifully. Arjun Ganesh also gave a brilliant support. Himachala thanaya, a composition of Syama Sastri came as if bubbling with the joy of anandabhairavi. The Malayamarutham she sang today was indeed as refreshing as a zephyr from the mountains. Danyudevvado was the kriti. Vara maddala thaladi tambura veena vadyamula.. neraval was exquisite. Madyamakala swarams  suited the neraval line beautifully. Gangeya vasanadhara, Swati Tirunal Composition was sung leisurely bringing out the essence of Hamir Kalyani. Her Thodi sketch and A.G.Venkatasubramanian’s made us wonder what is the kriti to come.. A tamil composition of Papanasam Sivan, ‘Thanigai valar’ was presented with a few rounds of Sarvalaghu Kalpanaswarms at Thanigai Valar excellently. Padavini in Salakabhairavi was rendered brisk. Arjun Ganesh’s playing attracted our attention often in such familiar kritis. Playing for the songs, highlighting the flow of the kriti has become his forte. The main ragam was Begada. Both Jyotsna and AGV both brought out the essence of Begada. Lokavana chathura, a rarely heard song these days she sang very well. Her Paadam sounded very good. I loved her neraval line – Avani..adbhutamagu  nee padame gathi.. This kriti was followed by a short and sweet Thaniavarthanam by Arjun Ganesh. With  Sapashyat Kausalya in Jhonpuri the concert came to an end.

Jyotsna Vivek Concert Parivadini Video

Thamarakkadu Govindan Nambudiri – A Feather in Naada Inbam’s Cap

Thamarakkadu Govindan Nambudiri with S.Varadarajan, Trichur Narendran and Udupi Sridhar on 18-12-2018

Govindan Nambudhiri’s concert for Naada Inbam was a sample of the other dimension of Carnatic music. A dimension where  nothing else mattered except the purity of music. . For the duration of the concert he held the audience spell bound by the sheer magnetism of his music. The Mother and  Father of music, Sruthi and Laya were there at every moment. At some moments there was such unison between Nambhudiris voice and the tambura that the two seemed but one harmonic melody. His voice flowed like liquid, something like pouring honey out of a jar, and who cared that his voice did not have the ‘sweet and honeyed’ texture that is so prevalent today. Each sangathi welded with the other seamlessly. Out of his repertoire, the Muthuswami Dikshitar piece ‘Gurumurthe’ shone like a gem and the swara sequence found Nambudiri in his element. His abundant manodharma came forth with swara sequence after sequence, each one more delightful than the other. One wondered why no one else had thought of such sequences before! Equally delightful was Varadarajan’s replies on the violin: he followed the vocalists patterns but always had a personal touch that kept the audience in a fit of anticipation at every moment.
The first major raga was a real googly: Ahiri! And how elaborate it was! How many artistes, one wondered have explored this raga in such depth. And depth it certainly was, for Govindan Nambudithiri effortlessly skimmed the scale from the lower panchamam to the highest notes, gliding here, holding a note there.  Many of the sancharas were breathtaking and showed just how much sadhana this gentleman, tucked away in Kerala has put in. Even rendering a piece effectively in Ahiri is a tough proposition, and singing an elaborate alapana would make any connoisseur sit up. Varadarajan too gave exquisite sancharas.Beside his great talent, Varadarajan has the inherent quality of gnanam and some of his little touches showed just how sensitive a musician he is. His alapana was rewarded with resounding applause and perhaps the delighted vocalist outdid the audience in his appreciation. His applause, accomapanied by a genuinely delighted beam that warmed the hearts of everyone.The piece was the heavy weight Sri Kamalamba Jayathi. the vocalist sprang another surprise by rendering swaras for this piece, another rarely heard delight. with due respect for the raga bhava, he restricted himself to the first speed. After a brisk Ramapriya piece of Swati Thirunal (Samodam), the vocalist embarked on a Mukhari. The raga really seemed tailor-made for him with his ability to deliver the smooth glides that this raga full of pathos calls for. Such was his understanding of the true qualities of music that he knew when to give the plain notes, when to give dainty touches and when not to. The effect was remarkable.
The piece Emanine was rendered with utmost bhava, as was the whole concert. One wonders why and how such a fabulous musician remains in relative obscurity. The audience was evidently a classy one, that demanded heavy duty music rather than frivolous acrobatics. The musician was able to take the audience along the path of sedate serene dignified music, exactly how the classical music idiom is meant to be.
Besides Varadarajan, the top ranking percussion duo of Trichur Narendran and Udupi Sridhar did everything to prove themselves ideal partners in this musical feast. Their accompaniment was sheer mastery, not just over layam, but over the art of accomapanying a master artiste…
A concert to remember for life.
By Varalakshmi Anandkumar
(Varalakshmi AnandKumar  varalakshmi.anand@gmail.com

Amritha Murali – Concert on 17-12-2018

Amritha Murali, with R. K. Shriramkumar, Melakaveri Balaji, Dr. S. Karthick.

 

Concert Video

The Song List:

  1. Namo namo – Nattai. (Annamacharya)
  2. Etula brotuvo – Chakravakam
  3. Ksheenamai – Mukhari
  4. Shringaradi Navarasangi – Davalanga
  5. Parakela – Kedaragaula (Syama Sastri)
  6. Shankarabharanam Ragam, Thanam with Mridangam & Ghatam, Devi Jagajjanani, Thani avarthanam
  7. Smara varam – Behag (Sadasiva Brahmendral)
  8. Bhagavatam 1st and Last Shlokam – Kapi, Kamas, Hamsanandi, Neelambari -Manickam katti – Ragamalika. (Periyazhwar Pasuram)
  9. Shlokam – Sindubhairavi – Apara karuna sidhum (R.K.Shriramkumar’s composition)
  10. Mangalam

Amritha’s voice has a crystal clear sound which brings out the lyrics with clarity. And the melody has full Sruthi alignment. Especially when she presented “Sringaradi Navarasangi” in Davalanga ragam as requested by Karthick, with perfect Sruthi and rhythm alignment the vivadi ragam kriti sounded so haunting . Then she went on to present Parakela in kedaragaula of Syama Sastri in a brisk madyama kaalam with wonderful rhythm support. She sang with great empathy some of the masterpieces of Semmangudi Srinivasa Iyer. Ksheenamai in Mukhari an all time favorite of SSI and Amritha brought his memory very much by her excellent presentation. Another priceless gem of Swati Tirunal, Devi Jagajjanani, Navarathri kriti, was presented in the Traditional style of Navarathri Mantapam. The listeners were awed when she developed an amazing Thanam with the accompanists after the leisurely Ragam. Melakkaveri Balaji and S. Karthick added a grand flourish to the Thanam and the kriti and their Thaniavarthanam was a development of the neraval swarams in …and culminating in a grand finish with the joyous claps of the audience. The post Thani  pieces brought out the genius of R.K.Shriramkumar. Till then he was only an extraordinary Violinist who could highlight and bring out the melody of the music in perfect glory. The beautiful Periyalvar pasuram which Amritha sang was beautifully tuned by R.K.Shriramkumar, I got to know. Amritha sang another lovely song “Apara karuna sindhum” in Sindhubhairavi and she announced that its a composition on our Kapaleeshwarar of Mylapore composed by Shriramkumar. God bless him! He contributes so much to Music in his typical self effacing, simple nature. On the whole the concert was a great delightful experience.

Injikkudi E.M.Subramanian Nadaswaram on 12.12.2018

Injikkudi Subramanian – Nadaswaram, with B.U.Ganesh Prasad,        Neyveli Skanda Subramanian, Madippakkam Murali .

Sri Shivakumar who attended the concert has written a beautiful review of the concert in Dhinamalar Newspaper. I have put a photo of that wonderful review in this page and honestly I can’t express better than that.

Parivadini Concert Video

The song list of the Concert:

  1. Anandamrithakarshini – Amrithavarshini
  2. Neebhakti bhagyasudha – Jayamanohari
  3. Evvare Ramaiya – Gangeyabhooshani
  4. Nenarunchi nanu – Malavi
  5. Kalyana Rama – Hamsanadam
  6. Nanda nandana – Bhajan
  7. Thirupugazh – Sindubhairavi