Monday, January 12, 2015

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


Meenakshi Sundararajan Trust : 22/12/2014 :
Venue: Meenakshi College for Women, Kodambakkam






Co-Artists:
V.V.S.Murari - Violin
Shertalai Ananthakrishnan - Mridangam
Trichy Krishnaswamy - Ghatam










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

1. varNam - kAnadA - ata
2. shakti gaNapatim - nAtai - rUpakam - harikEsanallUr muthiah bhAgavatar (S)
3. hiraNmayeem - lalitA - rUpakam - muthuswamy dIkshitar (R,S)
4. keesu keesendru - bhairavi - misra cApu - ANdAl tiruppAvai (R)
5. sharanam vijayasaraswati - vijayasaraswati - desAdi - harikEsanallUr muthiah bhAgavatar
6. saravanabhava guhanE - madhyamAvati - Adi - pApanAsam sivan
7. swAgatam krishna - mOhanam - tisra Adi - Oothukadu vEnkatakavi
8. ennALu oorakE - subhapantuvarALi - misra cApu - tyAgarAja
9. virutham, irakkam varAmal - bEhAg - rUpakam - gOpalakrishna bhArati
10. tambUri meetidava - sindubhairavi - Adi - purandara dAsa
11. mangaLam



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Sri Parthasarathy Swami Sabha : 23/12/2014 :
Venue: Vidyabharati kalyana Mantapam, Mylapore




















Co - Artists:
Kandadevi Vijayaraghavan - Violin
B.Sivaraman - Mridangam
K.V.Gopalakrishnan - Kanjira








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


1. dEva dEva - mAyAmAlavagowla - rUpakam - Maharaja Swati Tirunal (S)
2. rAma nAma amruta - kamAs - Adi - pApanAsam sivan
3. parama pAvana guNasAli - pantuvarALi - misra cApu - tyAgarAja (R,S)
4. sukhi evvarO - kAnadA - Adi - tyAgarAja (S)
5. srikAnta - bhavapriyA - dEsAdi - tyAgarAja (S)
6. sri subramanyAya namastE - kAmbhOji - rUpakam - muthuswamy Dikshitar (R,N,S,T)
6. sri mAdhavA - behAg - Adi - pApanAsam sivan
7. tillAna - kamAs - Adi -

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Brahma Gana Sabha : 24/12/2014 :



Co-artists: 
Sri.B.Ananthakrishnan - Violin
Sri.Tiruvarur Vaidyanathan - Mridangam
Sri.Trichy Krishnaswamy - Ghatam
 










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

1. Viribhoni(Varnam) - Bhairavi - Ata tAlam- Pachaimiriam Adiappayya
2. Sri Parvati Parameshwarau - Bowli - Muthuswami Dikshitar
3. nannu brOva - Abhogi - Adi - Tyagaraja (R, S)
4. saravana bhava guhanE - Madhyamavati - Adi - Papanasam Sivan
5. pankaja lOchana - Kalyani - misra cApu- Maharaja Swati Tirunal(R,N,S,T)
6. Sandhehamunu Deerpamayya - Ramapriya - Desadi - Tyagaraja
7. RTP-Natakurinji - Kanta Triputa (Daasarathe maam paalaya dayaanidhe inakula tilaka)
8. Virutham followed by Kaliyuga Varadan - Brindavan Saranga - Adi - Periasami Tooran
9. Jaya Jayati - Pantuvarali - Misra Chapu - Traditional Bhajan
10.Tamburi meetidava - Sindhubhairavi - Adi - Purandara Dasa


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Narada Gana Sabha and Saraswathi Vaggeyakara Trust : 25/12/2014 :

Venue: Narada Gana Sabha Mini Hall

Special RTP concert - Hamsanadham Ragam - Hamsanadham Tala Pallavi :





Co-artists:
B.U.Ganeshprasad - Violin
B.Sivaraman - Mridangam
Trivandrum Rajagopal - Kanjira







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rasikas.org - Gobilalitha Remembrance Concert : 29/12/2014:

This concert was in memory of Sri.S.K.Balasubramanian (Gobilalitha), a great music rasika. It was organized by his family.  

It was a great honor for me to perform on this occasion, a concert dedicated to a great soul.




Co-artists:
Mysore Srikanth - Violin
Neyveli Skandasubramaniam - Mridangam
N.Guruprasad - Ghatam










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


1. Varnam - Sahana - Adi - Tiruvottiyur Thyagayyar
2. mOkshamu galadA - sAramati - Adi -tyAgarAja
3. vEnkataramaNA - latAngi - rUpakam - Papanasam Sivan (R,N,S)
4. marivErE gati - Anandha Bhairavi - syAma sAstri
5. telisi rAma - purnachandrikA - Adi - tyAgarajA
6. chakkani rAja - Kharaharapriya - Adi - tyAgarAja (R,N,S,T)
7. bhAvayAmi raghurAmam - rAgamAlikA  - rUpakam - Swati Tirunal
8. Om Namo nArAyaNA - karnaranjani - kanta cApu - Smt. Ambujam Krishna
9. cinnanchiru kiLiyE - rAgamAlikA - Mahakavi Subramania Bharathi
10. tillAn - sindubhairavi - Adi - Oothukadu Venkatakavi


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Award Function - Brahma Gana Sabha : 1/1/2015 :

It was a great beginning to the New Year ! - I was fortunate to receive the "Washington Professor Shivakumar Endowment Award" for the Best Female Vocalist on January 1st 2015, at the inauguration of the Dance Festival at Brahma Gana Sabha.
















3 comments:

priya ram said...

Congratulations Gayathri !

May you win many more awards and accolades. God bless you.

Regards,
Priya Ram

N Murali Mohan said...

I was fortunate to have attended 5 concerts starting from the Meenakshi College concert. The song selection has been very good this year!

There was lot of soothing effect in the Lalitha ragam and the Subha Pantuvarali - Thanks.

Sukhi Evvaro was presented very steadily and neatly at Partha Sarathy Swamy Sabha. Lot of Soukhyamu and the Sukhis were the audience:-)

Thanks for singing Sandehamu Deerpumayya. It was a request from me. It is a long forgotten song - rarely sung these days.

The RTP concert was AWESOME!!! Hamsanadham Talam was mind blowing. Great effort!!!

The song selection stood out at Gobilalitha remembrance concert.

Thanks for making it a memorable season.

It was great to see your father appreciating the percussionists! I was touched by that.

Murali

N Murali Mohan said...

OOPS!!! Forgot to mention your daughter's contribution. I liked her singing Viriboni in higher octave while you were singing is Mandara sthayai!!! She did a fabulous job!

And the unique feature of this year's RTP's are the playing of Mridangam while singing Tanam. Actually, it sounds very good! More so, if the artists practice and exhibit, it sounds far more better. If I am not wrong, the speed could vary while singing Tanam and hence a rehearsal might be a good idea, I thought.

Murali