Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Mylapore Fine Arts Concert - 15.12.08


Here is a quick post on yesterday's concert at Mylapore Fine Arts Club:

















Accompanists:

V.Sanjeev - Violin
Poongulam Subramanian - Mridangam
Madipakkam Murali - Ghatam

Song List: (R-Raga Alapana,N-Neraval,S-Kalpanaswaram,T-Tani Avarthanam)


1. Vanajaksha -(Varnam) - Reethigowla - Ata
2. Merusamana - Mayamalavagowla - Adi - Tyagarajar (S)
3. Natamaadum Naadhanadi - Purvikalyani - Kanta Chapu - Gopalakrishna Bharathi (R,N,S)
4. Kulabirudunu - Devamanohari - Rupakam - Tyagarajar
5. Ivanaaro - Kambhoji - Misra Chapu - Kavikunjara Bharathi
6. Sri Krishnam Bhaja - Thodi - Adi - Muthuswami Dikshitar (R,N,S,T)
7. Chalamelara - Margahindolam - Adi - Tyagarajar
8. RTP - Amruthavarshini - Kanta Triputa (R,N,S)
"Anandini Aakarshini amruthavarshini avathu maam akhila jana"
9. Slokam in Ragas Madhyamavathi, Purvikalyani, Mukhari, Mohanam, Dhanyasi, Natakurinji, Saveri followed by Bhavayami Raghuramam - Ragamalika - Rupakam - Maharaja Swati Tirunal
10.Smara Varam - Jog - Adi - Sadasiva Brahmendra
11.Virutham, Chandiran Oliyil - Chandrakouns - Misra Chapu - Bharathiyar
12.Mangalam

A conspicuous absentee at this concert and my earlier one at Sastri Hall,was an elderly gentleman (late) Sri.Rajaraman.

An ardent music lover, he never used to miss my concert at Sastri Hall and, in particular,at Mylapore Fine Arts, during every December.

He had organized for a thematic concert of mine, earlier in May this year. Seeing the success of this, he had planned for another one for the 22nd of August,this year. But this concert never materialized - I was shocked beyond belief when I saw his name in the Hindu Obituary column the very same day - 22nd of August,2008.

I am planning to present a thematic concert with the same theme that he had planned, maybe sometime in Feb/March 2009, specially dedicated to Mr.Rajaraman.

3 comments:

Sathej said...

Was a truly nice concert! The Thodi was among the best that I've heard. Was brilliant. A concert that would stay in my memory for a long time!:)
Sathej

Anonymous said...

Many will speak about the concert because, it was very good.

What a crowd! It felt happy to see such a turn out inspite of various sabhas hosting popular artists parallelly in the evening prime slot. Democrcy elections might see split of vote banks but quality music always draws more rasikas.

nagraj

pushkala said...

Another fabulous sounding concert. I hope Charsur or someone bring out CDs of most Sabha concerts.