Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Concert on 23rd June, 2007

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:


Anonymous said...

hi gayathri

it was really interesting and informative and i thoroughly enjoyed till the end. i feel you should be given a little more time..

Gayathri Girish said...

Thank you !Yes, it would have definitely been nice if I could have had more time- this way I could have covered a little more and could have done full justice to all Krithis. Time was indeed a constraint in this concert.