Friday, December 3, 2010

The December Music Season

2010 December Music Season :

20 December Music Seasons have gone by and this is going to be the 21st December Music Season for me :-))
It suddenly occured to me that I should briefly pen down a few thoughts on the past 20 years of my career.

My debut in the Music Season was in December 1990.

Looking back at these 20 years:

First ever December Season Concert was under the auspices of Karthik Fine Arts - 22nd December 1990.



(I was just out of school that year and into my first year at Meenakshi College..)

Starting from the afternoon slots in the first few years, I came into the "early evening" slots in the subsequent years and now presently in the prime evening slots..

Till 1995, my December concerts would invariably be combined with semester exams at college :-)

There have been many awards and honors in the past Music Festivals..

Press reviews: The last 20 years have seen several accolades, praise and bashings too :-). Over the years, I have learnt to take everything into my stride.





(This was in December 1999 - my 10th December Music Season.)











Each year has been a learning experience. Planning each concert requires a lot of thought, including selection of compositions to suit the occasion, managing the time and presenting my best in the given 2 or 2.5 hours. These 20 years have been wonderful in this context as well.

Artists always have goals and dreams. My journey through these years has always been towards my goal and it will continue.. Some dreams have got fulfilled, some dreams have remained unfulfilled till date :-)





((This was in December 2009 - my 20th December Music Season.)







One thing that has always remained constant over all these years is my belief in God, belief in hard work and support from well-wishers. I always begin the Season with my humble Pranams to all my Gurus, who have been the inspiration and guiding light for me all along.

I am looking forward to my 21st year's Music Season with the good wishes of all Rasikas :-)

God willing, I will probably be writing on the same blog 20 years hence, and see how the progress has been at that milestone :-)

5 comments:

karthikr said...

Wish you all the best, and may God bless you with many many more years of success!

I am really looking forward to this season: going to be in Chennai all through!

Regards,
Karthik

Sathej said...

A post like this after a while. Beautiful..dreams, reflections, gratitude, nostalgia. Touched..best wishes for everything. In 20 years, hope to be reading this blog too and see how things have been, on various fronts, over these years..

Sathej

Priya Ram said...

Hi Gayathri,

Nice to read this very emotional and very nostalgic post. Keep writing more such posts. It is nice to know Gayathri, the person, who has her dreams and goals.

Though some of your dreams are unfulfilled today, with your sincerity and hard work, and with God's blessings they will surely be fulfilled one day.

I hope to attend all your concerts in the chennai december music season one day. that is my dream. With your good wishes, I hope my dream comes true :-)

And twenty years hence and even after that, one thing is certain,I shall remain your rasika forever :-)

love,
priya ram

Revanth said...

It was wonderful to read your post after a long time Mrs.Gayathri!

you are one musician who never disappoints the rasikas. You satisfy everyone, those who look for entertainment and also those who look for the educative part in music

Wish you a very happy season!
Hoping to read many song lists of your concert!

Prayers and love.,
Revanth

raji117 said...

Respected Madam,

I was carried away by your simplicity. I wish you all the best. May the Almighty fulfill all your dreams as early as possible.
Rajalakshmi