Saturday, January 3, 2015

The December 2014 Music Season - a quick rewind (Part 1/3)


The Music Season began on an auspicious note on the 8th of December, the day on which I received the award "Sangeetha Sapta Saagara" instituted by Shanthi Arts Foundation and Endowments(SAFE). This function took place at Srinivasa Sastri Hall, Luz.

 


Sri.Y.Prabhu, Secretary, Sri Krishna Gana Sabha, giving the award.












All the awardees













(Photo courtesy : www.sabhash.com)
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Mudhra : 9/12/14:

My first concert for December was for Mudhra. This is one of the most successful and popular Sabhas in Chennai, run by the musician-couple, Sri.Mudhra Bhaskar and Dr.Radha Bhaskar.

Co-Artists:


Dr.Hemalatha – Violin
Ganapathiraman - Mridangam
Nerkunam Sankar -  Kanjira


















Song List: (R- raga alapana, N-neraval, S-swaram, T-tani avartanam)

1. Varnam-Sudhadhanyasi –Adi -  Harikesanallur Muthiah Bhagavatar
2. varavallabhA ramaNA – Hamsadhwani – Adi – G.N.Balasubramaniam (S)
3. mAdayai – Vasantha – Adi – pApanAsam sivan
4. Sri Sugandhi Kunthalaambike – KuntaLam – Tisra Ekam -  Muthuswamy  Dikshitar (R)
5. Karunakarane Sivasankarane-KeeravANi – Adi – pApanasam sivan
6. dAsarathi -tOdi – Adi -  tyAgarajA (R,N,S,T)
7. kanakasaila vihAriNi - punnAgavarALi – Adi – shyAmA sAstri
8. RTP-AndOlikA   Khanda Triputa (Tisra, chatusra and  khanda nadai)
9. eppadi pAdinAro - karnAtaka dEvagAndhAri - Adi - sudhAnanda bhArati
10.kannanidam eduththu solladi – rAgamAlikA -  Adi - Ambujam Krishna
11. Tamboori meettidava – Sindubhairavi – Adi – purandara dAsa
12. Mangalam
 

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Karthik Fine Arts : 10/12/14 :

This concert was held at Narada Gana Sabha Main Hall. Excellent audio system.

Co-Artists:


V. Sanjeev - Violin
Poongulam Subramaniam - Mridangam
Harihara Sharma - Kanjira


















Song List: (R- raga alapana, N-neraval, S-swaram, T-tani avartanam)

            1. SaraseeruhAsana priyE -  nAtai –Adi - PuliyUr  DuraisAmi Aiyyar (S)
 2. nAda murali gAna vilOlA- hamIrkalyANi – tisra Adi - OottukkAdu vEnkata Kavi
 3. abhayAmbA nAyaka  - kEdAragauLa – Adi -Muthuswami Dikshitar (R,S)
 4. brOvavammA tAmasamElE – mAnji  - misra cApu - syAma sAstri
 5. nenarUnchi nAnu – mALavi – Adi - tyAgarAja
 6. ninnE nammitinayya – simhEndramadhyamam- misra cApu -Mysore vAsudevachar(R,N,S,T)
           7. tillAna – kamAs – Adi – Sri. Lalgudi Jayaraman


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      Shanthi Arts Foundation & Endowments (SAFE) : 11/12/14
      Venue: Srinivasa Sastri Hall, Luz


       Co-artists:

 V.Sanjeev – Violin
 B.Ganapathiraman – Mridangam




     













    
     Song List: (R- raga alapana, N-neraval, S-swaram, T-tani avartanam)


     1. Varnam – AndOlikA – Adi – G.N.Balasubramaniam (S)
     2. gAnamUrtE – gAnamUrti – Adi – tyAgarAjA
     3. kannai tirandhu – bilahari – Adi - OottukkAdu vEnkata Kavi (R)
     4. tAyE EzhaipAl – bhairavi – Adi – pApanAsam sivan
     5. manavi cEkonavayya – sarasAngi – rUpakam – patnam subramanya iyer (R,N,S)
     6. virutham, ranganAyakam – nAyaki – Adi – muthuswamy dIkshitar
     7.sarasa sAma dAna – kApinArAyaNi – Adi – tyAgarAja (S)
     8. pankaja lOcana – kalyANi – misra cApu – swAti tirunAL (R,N,S,T)
     9. virutham, unnai anri – bhavAni – rUpakam – dandapANi dEsikar
     10. mangaLam
 

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Rasika Ranjani Sabha : 12/12/14 :

Co-Artists:



Mysore Srikanth – Violin
Chidambaram.S.Balashankar – Mridangam
N.Guruprasad – Ghatam





















      
       Song List: (R- raga alapana, N-neraval, S-swaram, T-tani avartanam)

      
      1. varNam – sAvEri – Adi – kothavAsal venkatarama Iyer (S)
      2. nAn enna tavam seidhEnO – KhamAs – Adi – Oothukkadu Venkatakavi
      3. marivErE gati – Anandabhairavi – misra cApu – syAma sAstri (R,S)
      4. sarasa sAma dAna - Kapi Narayani – Adi – tyAgarAja (S)
      5. shambhO mahAdEva – pantuvarALi
      6. amba neelayadakshi -  neelAmbari – Adi – muthuswAmy dIkshitar
      7. Illai enra sol – KharaharapriyA – Tisra Adi – pApanAsam sivan (R,N,S,T)
      8. kaNNA vA – rAgamAlikA – Adi – ambujam krishnA
      9.  tillanA – madhuvanthi – Adi -Sri Lalgudi Jayaraman

















2 comments:

N Murali Mohan said...

Congratulations!!! Good to see you among the Musical Diggajaas - awesome. I know how big the other people sitting around you are! The talk this year has been how Gayathri Girish is tipped as the next M. S. Amma because of the chaste music and the devotion with which you sing and include viruttams.

Murali

priya ram said...

Hi Gayathri,

Happy to see that you had a successful music season. Also that you sang many oottukkadu venkatakavi kritis. It is because of few artists like you that we rasikas get to listen to tamizh kritis. My best wishes to you.

Regards,
Priya Ram