This was a part of the "Isai Tamizh Vizha" jointly organized by Saraswathi Vaggeyakara Trust and Sri Parthasarathy Swami Sabha, held at Asthika Samajam, Venus Colony, Alwarpet.
I presented a thematic concert of songs from Tamil Literature in chronological order, starting from Sidhar Padalgal and proceeding to composers of this century.
I covered Tevaram hymns, a hymn from the Divya Prabandam, Manikkavasagar's Tiruvembaavai, an Arutpa Paadal, compositions of Uthukkadu Venkatasubbier,Arunachala Kavirayar,Papanasam Sivan, Mahakavi Subramanya Bharathiyar and concluded the concert with a Tiruppugazh.
The audience welcomed this kind of a theme.It was a nice and different experience to explain the significance of a few of the songs and then sing them in the concert.
Accompanists were Kumari Akkarai Subbalakshmi on the violin, Sri.Neyveli Skandasubramaniam on the Mridangam and Sri.Madipakkam Murali on the Ghatam.
You can go the following link to see a review of the above concert:http://www.rasikas.org/viewtopic.php?id=3095
Wednesday, June 27, 2007
The concert for "Shanmukhapriya" at Swamys Hall, Mandhaveli on the 9th of June was a very well attended one..I personally enjoyed singing Mamava Satatam (Jaganmohini) and Brovavamma (Manji).
Majority of the audience stayed on till the end, listening in rapt attention.
Accompanists in this concert were Sri.V.Sanjeev on the violin, Sri.Poongulam Subramanian on the Mridangam and Sri.S.Karthick on the Ghatam.
You can go the following link to see a review of the above concert:http://www.rasikas.org/viewtopic.php?id=2991