May 2019

NAADA INBAM

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

 

May 2019

01.05.19
Wednesday
5.30 p.m.
Bharathanatyam by students of Nritha Tharangam
04.05.19
Saturday
6.00 p.m.
Guru Vaigal Sri S.Gnanaskandhan Birth Anniversary Celebrations.
Concert by R.Suryaprakash,
L.Ramakrishnan, J.Vaidhyanathan, Dr.S.Karthick
05.05.19
Sunday
6.15 p.m.
GURUGUHAAMRTA presents Muddusvami Dikshitar’s Vaara Kritis presented by Sri TM Krishna and disciples with Akkarai Subbulakshmi and K Arun Prakash.
06.05.19
Monday
6.00 p.m.
Karnataka Sangita Mummurthigal Seva Samiti – Chennaiyil Tiruvarur
Concert by Sruthi S.Bhatt,
V.V.Srinivasa Rao, B.Ganapathiraman, Madipakkam Murali.
Chief Guests: Vazhuvur Sri.Ravi & Smt.Geetha Rajashekar.
07.05.19
Tuesday
6.15
Poongulam Shri R. Sabesa Iyer Birthday Celebration.
Guru Vandanam by Students of Poongulam Shri R. Sabesa Iyer.
Concert by K.Gayathri,
M.R.Gopinath, Delhi S.Sairam, S.Krishna.
11.05.19
Saturday
8.00 a.m.
Karnataka Sangita Mummurthigal Seva Samiti –Chennaiyil Thiruvarur.
Nadaswaram
9.00 a.m. Felicitations function to Bombay Sisters upon conferment of M.S.Subbulakshmi Award by the Tamil Nadu Government.
Chief Guest: Dinamani Vaidhyanathan.
10.00 Group Rendition of Pancharathnam Krithis led by Bombay Sisters followed by prasadam.
11.05.19
Saturday
6.00 p.m.
Parivadini – T.R.Aravind – Gana Raga Pancharathnam – A historical perspective.
13.05.19
Monday
6.15 p.m.
NAADA INBAM – Concert based on “Rama” as visualized by different Composers-
Soundarya Chandrasekhar,
Akhilesh Chandrasekhar, Kaushik Sridhar.
15.05.19
Wednesday
6.15 p.m.
Mridanga Vidwan Ramanathapuram Shri M.N.Kandaswamy Pillai’s 24th year Remembrance Day.
“Thyagaraja swami kritis in tillai sthanam patandharam” a lec dem by Sangita Kala Acharya Smt Suguna Varadachari
17.05.19
Friday
6.15 p.m.
NAADA INBAM – Charulatha Chandrasekar – Veena,
Aduthurai G.Guruprasadh.
18.05.19
Saturday
6.00 p.m.
Parivadini – S.Rajam Centenary Tribute Concert
Baradwaj Raman – Veena & Party
19.05.19
Sunday
5.30 p.m.
“Sangeet Parampara” presented by Naeem(+91 9326707086).
Vidwan Neyveli Santhanagopalan(Vocal), Shri.Manu Srivatsava(Vocal), Ustaad Bahauddin Dagar(Dagar Veena), Mayank Bedekar(Tabla) Shri.Sudhanshu Kulkarni(Harmonium), Prathap Awad(Pakhwaj).
PARAMPARA YUVA SANGEETH, MAY 2019 From 20th to 26th May, 2019.
20.05.19
Monday
4.15 p.m.
Deepika and Nandhika -Violin duet,
Shankar Prasad, H.Sivasramakrishnan.
6.15 p.m. S K Mahathi,
M.Vijay,Vijay Natesan,D.V.Venkatasubramanian
21.05.19
Tuesday
4.15 p.m.
Raam Manikandan,
Viwesh Chandrasekhar ,Sriram Srinivasan
6.15 p.m. Chaitra Sairam,
M.A.Krishnaswamy,Delhi Sairam , S.Krishna
22.05.19
Wednesday
4.15 p.m.
Mathangi Kailasanath,
Pappu Gyandev,Kishore Ramesh
6.15 p.m. Vinay Hegde,
M.R.Gopinath ,Srimushnam Raja Rao ,Madipakkam Murali
23.05.19
Thursday
4.15 p.m.
Krithika Sreenivasan,
Viswesh Swaminathan ,Adarsh Devarajan
6.15 p.m. Kasshyap Raghunathan,
V.V.Srinivasa Rao,Shertalai Ananthakrishnan Trichy Murali,
24.05.19
Friday
4.15 p.m.
Karthik Parameshwaran,
T.VSukanya, Guruprasad.
6.15 p.m. R Lakshmi Priya,
M.A.Krishnaswamy,B.Sivaraman.B.S.Purushotham
25.05.19
Saturday
4.15 p.m.
M Vydehi,
Akkarsh Kashyap ,R.Aravind Srikanth
6.15 p.m. Vishruthi Girish,
B.Ananthakrishnan,B.Ganapathiraman,Anirudh Athreya
26.05.19
Sunday
4.15 p.m.
Samanvitha Sasidharan,
Kedher Vignesh,Gomathy shankar
6.15 p.m. Kalyanapuram Aravind,
M.A.Sundareswaran,Mannargudi Eswaran ,Nerkunam Dr.Sankar.
27.05.19
Monday
10.00 a.m.
Palani Subramania Pillai Trust conducts 57th year Guru Pooja of Mridanga Vidwan Palani M Subramania Pillai.
Isai Anjali
12.30 p.m. Deeparadhanai and Prasaadham.
6.15 p.m. “Mridanga Medhai Palani Subramania Pillai” a talk by
Sangita Kalanidhi Padmasri Awardee Dr T.K.Murthy.
29.05.19
Wednesday
6.15 p.m.
NAADA INBAM –Thematic Concert on ”Kamakshi” by
Karthik Narayanan,
M.Shrikanth, Kishore Ramesh.
31.05.19
Friday
4.00 p.m.
Ramani’s Academy of Flute, RAF – Mali Day

Rasikas Welcome

April 2019

 

 

NAADA INBAM

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

 

April 2019

01.04.19
Monday
6.00 p.m.
NAADA INBAM – MrdangAnurAgam
A deeper understanding of the art of Mridangam accompaniment
By N.Manoj Siva with Ashwath Narayanan (Vocal), R.K.Shriramkumar(Violin) & B.S.Purushothaman(Kanjira).
05.04.19
Friday
6.15 p.m.
Music Circle – Balabrundam Sowmya Sudharshan,
M.Vijay, S.J.Arjun Ganesh. Concert dedicated to the memory of Smt.Rajammal Kalyanaraman & Shri K.Kalyanaraman.
06.04.19
Saturday
10.30 a.m.
A Musical Exploration –
Sangita Kala Acharya Seetha Rajan shares her perceptions.
06.04.19
Saturday
6.30 p.m.
Isai –
Balabrundam Kavitha Devarajan & Balabrundam Srilatha Renjith,
Shraddha Ravindran, S.J.Arjun Ganesh
07.04.19
Sunday
10.30 a.m.
A Musical Exploration –
Sangita Kala Acharya Seetha Rajan shares her perceptions
08.04.19
Monday
6.15 p.m.
Sarvani Sangeetha Sabha – Sri Rama Navami Celebration
Pooja Suresh & Supraja Suresh,
Madan Mohan, Srivanchiyam R.Sriram
NAADA INBAM – SVK Birthday Concert Series (In Memory of Sri S.V. Krishnan on the occasion of His 84th Birthday) From 9th to 20th April, 2019 except 18th
09.04.19
Tuesday
6.15 p.m.
Inaugural Concert by Gayathri Venkatraghavan,
Mysore Shrikanth, Sumesh Narayanan, Chandrasekara Sharma.
10.04.19
Wednesday
6.15 p.m.
Padma Shankar – Violin Solo,
Mannarkoil J.Balaji, Trichy Murali.
11.04.19
Thursday
6.15 p.m.
Ashwath Narayanan,
S.Varadarajan, Tiruvarur Bhakthavathsalam, Dr.S.Karthick.
12.04.19
Friday
6.15 pm
Mudikondan S.N.Ramesh, R.Sowmya & R.Charanya – Veena Trio,
Sherthalai Ananthakrishnan, Trichy K.Murali. The Veena Concert is supported and sponsored by Smt.Padmavathi Ananthagopalan.
13.04.19
Saturday
6.15 pm
T.K.Ramachandran,
K.J.Dileep, Delhi Sairam, Nerkunam Shankar.
14.04.19
Sunday
6.15 pm
New Year Concert
Amritha Murali,
H.N.Bhaskar, K.Arunprakash, Anirudh Athreya.
15.04.19
Monday
6.15 p.m.
Seetha Narayanan,
M.R.Gopinath, N.Manoj Siva, B.S.Purushothaman.
16.04.19
Tuesday
6.15 p.m.
SVK Birthday Concert
Seetha Rajan,
Embar Kannan, Guru Raghavendra, B.S.Purushothaman.
17.04.19
Wednesday
6.15 pm
Balabrundam Jyotsna Vivek,
Sudha R.S Iyer, Guru Raghavendra.
19.04.19
Friday
6.15 p.m.
Vignesh Ishwar,
Vittal Rangan, K.Arunprakash, Sunilkumar.
20.04.19
Saturday
6.15 p.m.
Sumithra Vasudev,
L.Ramakrishnan, K.Arunprakash, Chandrasekara Sharma.
21.04.19
Sunday
5.30 p.m.
Sangita Kalanidhi T.K.Govinda Rao Birthday Celebrations-
By his Disciples in association with Naada Inbam.
6.00 pm Students of University of Madras, Music Dept render some of the Kritis tuned by Sangitakalanidhi T.K.Govinda Rao. Followed by
Felicitations to Bombay Sisters upon conferment of M.S.Subbulakshmi Award by the Tamil Nadu Government.
6.30 p.m. Concert by Padmaja Srinivasan,
Usha Rajagopal, Thanjavur Kumar.
26.04.19
Friday
6.15 p.m.
Shri Ariyakudi Music Foundation in collaboration with Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR)
27.04.19
Saturday
9.00 am
Parivadini & Naada Inbam –
Nemmara Brothers N.R.Kannan & N.R.Anand – Nagaswaram, Thirurameshwaram T.B.Radhakrishnan & Dharapuram V.M.Ganesh – Thavil.
6.00 pm Prema Rangarajan & Party.

Rasikas Welcome

 

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