Thursday, June 5, 2014

Sathguru Rasaanubhava - Sri Krishna Gana Sabha - 3/5/14


Sri Krishna Gana Sabha, T.Nagar, Chennai, has been holding "Sathguru Rasaanubhava" concert series for a few years now, wherein Sathguru Tyagaraja's kritis are exclusively rendered.

This was the second opportunity for me in this series, the previous instance had been in January 2012.

I took up the theme " Bhakti Margam as shown by Saint Tyagaraja".

Co-Artists:
B.V.Raghavendra Rao - Violin
Neyveli Skandasubramanian - Mridangam
N.Guruprasad - Ghatam


















 List of Songs:


 Teliyaleru Rama bhakthi Margamulu

 Manavyalakinchara – Nalinakanthi

 Manasuvishaya – Natakurinji 

 Santhamuleka Soukhyamuleda – Sama

 Rama eva deivatham - Balahamsa

 Ehi Trijagadeesa- Saranga

 Paramathmudu velige – Vagadheeswari

 Guruleka - Gowrimanohari

 Telisirama – Poornachandrika

 Gnanamosagarada - Poorvikalyani

 Thathwameruga tarama- Garudadhwani

 Aanandam aanandamaayeno - Bhairavi
 








 

KVIIT Madras (Golden Jubilee Celebrations) - 25/4/14

 
It was a great honor to perform at the Curtain raiser of the golden jubilee celebrations of KVIIT Madras.


















There were two concerts arranged on this memorable occasion - a Hindustani vocal recital by Smt.Mala Ramadorai and my concert.

Venue: Students' Activity Center (SAC), IIT Madras.




Co-Artists:
B.U.Ganeshprasad - Violin
Poongulam Subramanian - Mridangam
Guruprasad - Ghatam









(Smt.Lalitha Jayaraman, Music teacher KVIIT, honouring me):
















(Students of KVIIT standing around me - brought back pleasant memories of me in my school uniform and two pigtails :-)) :
















(From L to R: Mrs.Amudha Rajendiran, myself and Mrs.Lalitha Jayaraman):

















(Mrs.Thankam Parameshwaran and Sri.Parameshwaran in the photo):

 
 
 
 
 
 
 



 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 




























 
 
 









 


Perambur Sangeetha Sabha - 21/4/14



Concert at Perambur Sangeetha Sabha, one of the oldest Sabhas in Chennai, was held on 21st April 2014.

It was overwhelming to see a hall full of ardent Rasikas in Perambur.

Co-Artists:

B.Ananthakrishnan - Violin
R.Sankaranarayanan - Mridangam

 













 

Sri Tyagaraja Vidwat Samajam - 19/4/14


This concert was held on the Bahula Panchami day, on the 19th of April, 2014.




Co-Artists:

B.Ananthakrishnan - Violin
B.Sivaraman - Mridangam
Guruprasad - Ghatam









 

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Asthika Samajam (Venus Colony, Alwarpet) - 13/4/2014


Asthika Samajam, Venus Colony, Alwarpet conducted a series of concerts for Ramanavami.

This concert of mine was held on the 13th of April, 2014.






Co-Artists:
Mullaivasal.G.Chandramouli - Violin
Shertalai Ananthakrishnan - Mridangam
Trichy Krishna - Ghatam

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Thematic concert : "Swati Tirunal - A versatile composer"


Narada Gana Sabha, Chennai organised a concert dedicated to Maharaja Swati Tirunal.
On this occasion, I presented a thematic concert "Swati Tirunal - A versatile composer"


















Date: 16th April 2014 (Wednesday)
Time: 6.30 p.m
Venue: Narada Gana Sabha Main Hall




Co-artists:
B.V.Raghavendra Rao- Violin
B.Sivaraman - Mridangam
N.Guruprasad - Ghatam











List of Songs:

• Daanisaamajendra- Thodi- pada varNam –Adi
• Paripaahi Ganaadhipa-Saveri- Adi
• Saamodam paripaalaya-Ramapriya-Adi
• Narasimha mamava-Arabhi-Khanda Chapu
• Seve Sreekaantham-Mohanakalyani-Adi
• Paalayamam Sree Pankajanaabha-Nayaki-Rupakam
• Rajeevaksha Baro-Sankarabharanam
• Sathatham Thaavaka-Kharaharapriya-Adi
• Saanandam Kamalamanohari-Ragamalika-Adi
• Aaj aaye Syaam mohan-Bhajan-Shyam Kalyan
• Alarsara parithaapam-Suruti-Misra Chapu.


 

Friday, March 7, 2014

Myriad Forms of Lord Siva - Episode 12 (Concluding Episode) - 8th March 2014


 

The concluding episode (Episode 12) of the thematic multimedia presentation "Myriad Forms of Lord Siva" (that I have been presenting as a monthly thematic concert, since February 2013) was held on the 8th of March, 2014 (Saturday).

Chief Guests for the final episode were Sangeetha Kalanidhis Smt.C.Saroja and Smt.C.Lalitha.

Guests of Honor were Sri.A.R.Srinivasan(ARS) - Sangeet Natak Akademi awardee and
Sri.K.Vaidiyanathan - Editor, Dinamani Tamizh Daily




 

Venue: Tattvaloka, Chennai.
Time : 5 p.m

Smt.Nandini Ramani welcoming Rasikas:















Chief Guest for the evening Smt.C.Saroja addressing Rasikas:


















Guest of Honor Sri.A.R.Srinivasan (ARS) addressing Rasikas:

 






















Guest of Honor Sri.K.Vaidiyanathan addressing Rasikas:






























A section of Rasikas:

















(A group of ardent Rasikas who attended almost all 12 episodes presenting me with a gift):


















Co-artists:
Mysore Srikanth - Violin
Poongulam Subramanian - Mridangam
N.Vijayalakshmi - Veena