Tuesday – 23rd April
Dr. Vijayalakshmy Subramaniam – Vocal
Smt. Usha Rajagopalan – Violin
Thanjavore Sri. Ramadas – Mridangam
Sri. H. Prasanna - Ghatam
- 1. Eranapai – Varnam – Todi – Adi
2. Vinayaka Ninnu – Hamsadwani – Adi – E.V. Ramakrishna Bhaagavatar - S
3. Kodanda Ramam – Kokilaravam – Adi - Muttuswami Dikshitar
4. Karpaga Manohara – Malayamarutham – Khanda Chapu – Papanasam Sivan - R , N , S
5. Ksheera Sagara Shanayana – Devaganthari – Adi – Thyagaraja
6. Kanakangaka – Kanakangi – Adi – Kotiswara Iyer – R , S
7. Ninne Nammithi – Simmendra Madyamam – Misra Chapu – R , N , S , T
8. Verses from Kamba Ramayanam – Ragamalika – Mohanam , Bhagesri , Mand followed by Kovil Sella Vendam – Mand – Adi – Nadopasana Srinivasan
9. Bhajan - Bhajo Madhura Hari Naam Nirantara - Hindustani Todi - Ekam
10. Venkatachala Nilayam – SindhuBhairavi – Adi – Purandaradasa
- The concert started at 7 PM and the artists on stage dedicated the concert to Violin Vidwan Sri. Lalgudi G. Jayaraman. The songlist was wide-ranging , with a good contrast of composers, ragams, kaalapramaanam
- Swarams in Vinayaka Ninnu were sung in the Pallavi line.
- Following the composition by Dikshitar in Kokialaravam , the artist sang a detailed Malayamarutham . Niraval and Swarams were sung at the Charanam Line – Unadhadi Panindhu. Kalpana Swarams were sung in very interesting patterns of combinations of three and four swarams. The composition was a very apt choice – for it was Praodosham yesterday.
- Ksheera Sagara Shayana presented itself daintily , and there was a beautiful sangati sung mellifluously in the Anu-Charanam line – reaching the higher octave Panchamam (Pa -Thara Sthaayi)
- Kanakangi raga, which we don’t get to hear often, was elaborated in detail employing both the Vivadi swarams (G1 and N1) beautifully together in many Sangatis. Swarams were rendered in the Pallavi line with interesting responses by the violinist.
- Ksheera Sagara and Kanakangaka provided a very suitable contrast to an energetic and riveting Simmendra Madyamam, which was rendered in a comprehensive manner. Niraval and Swarams in the main song were presented in the Anupallavi Line – Pannagendra Shayana , followed by the Thani Avartanam.
- Following the verse from Kamba Ramayanam , was a rare composition in Mand - by Nadhopasana Sri. Srinivasan. The simple and soulful words of this song, and the tune in Mand make it very pleasurable to listen to, and the song is often an audience favorite ! This was followed by the bhajan in Hindustani Todi, and Venkatachala Nilayam in SinduBhairavi
- Sri. Ramadas Sir played such a rich variety and Theermaanams, it was a pleasure to listen to the playing. He was aptly supported by Sri. H. Prasanna on the Ghatam, and together, both artists held the audience in rapt attention with the energetic Thaniavartanam