Sanjay Subrahmanyan at the Bay Area - California

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#1 Sanjay Subrahmanyan at the Bay Area - California

Post by MaamiAtHeart » 23 Oct 2017, 19:45

I am still on cloud 9 after Vid Sanjay's magnum opus concert last night at the Santa Clara convention center. Apologies for not posting a detailed review yet. I am short on time, and wanted to make sure I get the song list entered. The concert had a duration of about 4 hours and 15 minutes. The three vidhwans performed with unparalleled devotion, professionalism, and excellence beyond par! Every verse, every swaram, every note, was completely soaked in musicality of the highest degree, this will be a concert that will stay in our memories forever.

********Please note: I have updated the original post with various song list corrections provided by our knowledgeable forum members. I have also added a quick summary of my thoughts regarding the concert*********

Concert Date: Oct 22, 2017
Venue: Elizabeth Hangs theater, Santa Clara Convention Center
Sangeetha Kalanidhi Sanjay Subrahmanyan
Vidwan S Varadarajan (violin)
Vidwan Neyveli Venkatesh (mridangam)

1. Varnam - Ninnekori - Ahiri - Tarangampadi Panchanada Iyer
2. Kuvalayadhala Nayana - Naatakurinji - Thyagaraja
3. Kumaraswaminan Guruguham - Asaveri - Muthuswami Dikshithar
4. bhUlOka kumAri - Bharathiyar's Sanskrit composition - Ranjani
5. ninnu sEvincina - Yadhukula Kamboji - Subbaraya Shastry
6. Jaya Jaya Padmanabha - MaNirangu ST
7. Main: durusugA kripa jUci - Saveri, Shyama Shastri composition, Neraval and Swaram at Paramapaavani, Mridhangam thani
8. Kandhanai nee vandhanai sei maname - Kunthalavarali - Ramaswami Sivan
9. RTP - Karaharapriya (?) - Pallavi was "dinamum kANak kaN kODi vENDum kailAsanAdan kAl tUkki ninRADum azhagai..." ; Varali, Behag (?) , Darbari Kaanada (?)
10. rAma krishNaru manege bandaru - Thillang, PD
11. Virutham - Aadugalum Maadugalum, Song was Ninaipadhellam - Ahir Bhairav
12. nAma sudhA rasam - Kapi - Swati thirunal (?)
13. unnai ninaindAlE inbam URudE ullam nirai Kabaleesha - Papanasam Sivan? - Senchurutti (?)
14. Karpooram naarumo - Kamas - Aandaal
15. Muruganai baji maname - Jonpuri - Papanasam Sivan
16. Mannupugazh Kosalai - Kulashekara Azhwar - Ragamalika
17. viRperu vizhavum - Thirumangai Azhwar pasuram - Sindhu Bhairavi
18. Mangalam - Pavamana, Vaazhiya senthamizh

Please let me know if anything of the above needs to be corrected. Also, please help me fill in the gaps. Thanks!
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#2 Re: Sanjay Subrahmanyan at the Bay Area - California

Post by rshankar » 23 Oct 2017, 19:48

So, you managed to get tickets after-all!
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#3 Re: Sanjay Subrahmanyan at the Bay Area - California

Post by kunthalavarali » 23 Oct 2017, 20:34

The kuntalavarali song is a composition of Ramaswami sivan (I heard SS sing in MMU). viRperu vizhavum is Thirumangai Azhwar pasuram. PS krithi, Unnai ninaindale inbam, you mention, was it in Senchurutti ?
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#4 Re: Sanjay Subrahmanyan at the Bay Area - California

Post by fuddyduddy » 23 Oct 2017, 21:01

Wow! What a wonderful song list! Loved the LA concert but this list rocks even more!
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#5 Re: Sanjay Subrahmanyan at the Bay Area - California

Post by arasi » 23 Oct 2017, 22:26

MaamiAtHeart,
Thank you for your inspired review. The finale of the mini tour turned out to be the jewel in the crown. I heard the very first of the sextet of concerts, and I am delighted that each one of the performances following the Boston one pleased the listeners no end. How I wish I had heard a
detailed yadukula kAmbhOdi and kharaharapriyA!
You could well be a mama, for all I know :)
Hope you don't mind if I add or make corrections to the list...
varNam: Tarangampadi Panchanada Iyer
bhUlOka kumAri
ninnu sEvincina Subbaraya Shastry
jaya jaya maNirangu ST
durusugA kripa jUci
RTP: dinamum kANak kaN kODi vENDum kailAsanAdan kAl tUkki ninRADum azhagai...
rAma krishNaru manege bandaru PD
nAma sudhA rasam
unnai ninaindAlE inbam URudE
viRperu vizhavum
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#6 Re: Sanjay Subrahmanyan at the Bay Area - California

Post by kvchellappa » 24 Oct 2017, 09:12

All the six concerts were superb as reported. That is good reason why we may hear more apswarams from people who do not know how to enjoy music.
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#7 Re: Sanjay Subrahmanyan at the Bay Area - California

Post by melam72 » 24 Oct 2017, 12:10

kvchellappa wrote:
24 Oct 2017, 09:12
That is good reason why we may hear more apswarams from people who do not know how to enjoy music.
If you consider 'Tup Tup' and hooting music, then you are not qualified to comment on music at all.
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#8 Re: Sanjay Subrahmanyan at the Bay Area - California

Post by gardabha_gana » 24 Oct 2017, 12:27

I would have loved to hear Durusuga (have heard the rest sanjay sing in various other concerts).... It's one of my favorite pieces in one of my most favorite ragams... The renditions of MS/DKP/Vedavalli/Brinda... continue to haunt me - and always assert that the one I am listening to is the one I like the most with each one of them :) . All the renditions being so different and a class of their own....
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#9 Re: Sanjay Subrahmanyan at the Bay Area - California

Post by kvchellappa » 24 Oct 2017, 12:45

Sanjay sings durusuga in this concert:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NAfpxdm66jc
Almost all songs sung by Sanjay can be found in youtube.
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#10 Re: Sanjay Subrahmanyan at the Bay Area - California

Post by hnbhagavan » 24 Oct 2017, 13:26

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#11 Re: Sanjay Subrahmanyan at the Bay Area - California

Post by MaamiAtHeart » 24 Oct 2017, 22:23

Here is my concert review (I am not able to edit the original post for some reason)

While I do not have enough technical knowledge about the intricacies, I do spend a fair bit of my days immersed in good music. For me, the experience as a whole counts - is it transformative? does it create bliss in my heart? This concert was all that and then some more. The Ahiri keerthanai was a rousing start to the concert. From that point, there was no looking back. After suffering through a brutal summer, us parched Bay area denizens were delighted to get drenched in shower after musical shower. In every song, Sanjay took each swaram and explored it's nuances in astonishing ways. His Shruthi was impeccable, and his powerful voice touched all kinds of melsthai notes. He gave everyone in the audience some serious fitness goals, as he waltzed his way through a mammoth four hour fifteen minute concert without even the tiniest sip of water, and the same energy level from the beginning till the end. As an entertainer, Sanjay is such a treat to watch - his chemistry with his co-artists, his engagement with the audience, and the child-like delight with which he relishes the music journey, and inspiring the audience all the way.

Shri. Varadharajan was perfect. Any student of music should learn a lot from him - reverence, focus, bhakthi, and an unwavering commitment to create the best concert experience by supporting the singer. His appreciation of Sanjay's singing was so heartfelt, and I loved the way in which he engaged the audience with his gentle smiles.

Shri Venkatesh gave a superlative performance on the Mridhangam. His stage presence, his support for his team, and his unbelievable energy levels literally brought the roof down, winning every heart in the audience.

While every song was superlative, the piece de resistance for me was Saveri - Durusuga. Sanjay's rendition did full justice to the majesty of the raagam and the krithi. The kalpanaswaram exchanges between the singer and the violinist was further enhanced by the spirited returns from the percussionist. We knew an incredible thani was in store, and Shri.Venkatesh did not disappoint - the audience rewarded him with a standing ovation after his thani.

The post RTP pieces were fast paced, and filled with bhakthi and anandha. My heart especially rejoiced at the celebration of the great Kshethras in Chennai - Thirumylai (song 13) and Thiruvallikeni (song 17). More requests kept coming in from the audience, and Sanjay did not have the heart to say no to the super cute kids who handed him the chits. But finally, time constraints got the better of us, and Sanjay promised to indulge the audience requests during his next visit.

In all, an intensely uplifting musical and spiritual experience - I thank the performers for pouring their heart and soul into the concert. Special kudos to the organizers and the sound system team who made sure there were no audio glitches.
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#12 Re: Sanjay Subrahmanyan at the Bay Area - California

Post by MaamiAtHeart » 24 Oct 2017, 22:25

rshankar wrote:
23 Oct 2017, 19:48
So, you managed to get tickets after-all!
At the last minute, yes! I contacted the organizers directly and requested them to let me know if they knew of any cancellations.
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#13 Re: Sanjay Subrahmanyan at the Bay Area - California

Post by MaamiAtHeart » 24 Oct 2017, 22:26

fuddyduddy wrote:
23 Oct 2017, 21:01
Wow! What a wonderful song list! Loved the LA concert but this list rocks even more!
I was a tad jealous of the folks who got to attend the LA concert as they got to listen to Pallaandu in Naatai. But yea, I shouldn't complain, we got an incredible feast!
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Post by MaamiAtHeart » 24 Oct 2017, 22:27

arasi wrote:
23 Oct 2017, 22:26
MaamiAtHeart,
Thank you for your inspired review. The finale of the mini tour turned out to be the jewel in the crown. I heard the very first of the sextet of concerts, and I am delighted that each one of the performances following the Boston one pleased the listeners no end. How I wish I had heard a
detailed yadukula kAmbhOdi and kharaharapriyA!...
Thank you so much, I really appreciate your corrected list and I have incorporated this in my original post.
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#15 Re: Sanjay Subrahmanyan at the Bay Area - California

Post by sreebeecane » 26 Oct 2017, 00:23

what a concert list! how long was the concert for?
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Post by MaamiAtHeart » 26 Oct 2017, 00:48

sreebeecane wrote:
26 Oct 2017, 00:23
what a concert list! how long was the concert for?
It was about 4 hours and 10 to 15 minutes. Vid.Sanjay indulged some audience requests.
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Post by kvchellappa » 26 Oct 2017, 03:41

The pallandu song in LA has been posted by Sanjay in his FB page.
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Post by KTBR » 29 Oct 2017, 21:48

Sankritilaya concert
at Elizabeth Hangs theater, Santa Clara Convention Center
on 22-OCT-2017,Sun

Sanjay Subrahmanyan (Vocal); S Varadarajan (Violin); Neyveli B Venkatesh (Mrudangam);

Duration :: 04:09:16 Hours

Concert details source: http://www.sankritilaya.org/concert-recordings

Code: Select all

01 ninnE kOri (varNam) - Ahiri (14) - aTa - tarangambADi pancanAtha ayyar - 00:08:25
02 kuvalaya daLa - nATTaikkuRinji (28) - Adi - tyAgarajar - 00:11:37
03 kumArasvAminam - asAvEri (08) - Adi - muttusvAmi dIkshitar - 00:12:22
04 bhUlOka kumAri - ranjani (59) - Adi - mahAkavi subramaNiya bhArati - 00:17:26
05 ninnu sEvincinA - yadukulakAmbhOji (28) - misra cApu - subbarAya sAstri - 00:28:34
06 jaya jaya padmanAbha - maNirangu (22) - Adi - svAti tirunAL - 00:05:23
07 durusugA - sAvEri (15) - Adi(2 kaLai) - syAmA sAstri - 00:55:45
08 kandanai nI vandanai seyvAi - kuntalavarALi (28) - misra tripuTai - rAmasvAmi sivan - 00:03:39
09 RTP - (22) kharaharapriyA - catusra rUpakam (4 kaLai)
______ - pallavi (dinamum kANa kaNN kODi vENDum kailAsanAthan kAlai tUkki ninRADum azhagai)
______ & rAgamAlikai [(22) kharaharapriyA, varALi (39), hamIrkalyANi (65), darbAri kAnadDA (20)]
______ - 01:03:58
10 rAmakRSNaru manege - tilang (28) - tisram - purandaradAsar - 00:04:16
11 (tirumagaL tudi) - Ahirbhairav (16) - tisra Ekam - mahAkavi subramaNiya bhArati - 00:08:54
__ Stanza 3, Stanza 1, Stanza 2 (skips lines 5, 6)
12 nAma sudhA rasam - kApi (22) - Adi - svAti tirunAL - 00:06:50
13 unnai ninaindAlE - cenjuruTTi (28) - Adi - pApanAsam sivan - 00:03:59
14 kaRpUram nARumO (nAcciyAr tirumozhi) - khamAs (28) - rUpakam - ANDAL - 00:03:53
15 muruganai bhaji - jOnpuri (20) - Adi - pApanasam sivan - 00:04:40
16 mannu pugazh kOsalai (perumAL tirumozhi - rAghavan tAlATTu)
 _ - rAgamAlikai [durgA (22), (15) mAyAmALavagauLai, sArangA (65), hindOLam (20), nIlAmbari (29)]
 _ - rUpakam - kulasEkharAzhvAr - 00:04:59
17 viR peru vizhavum (periya tirumozhi - tiruvallikkENi) - sindubhairavi (10) - Adi - tirumangaiyAzhvAr - 00:02:44
18 mangaLam & vAzhiya sendamizh - saurAshTram (17) & madhyamAvati (22) - Adi - tyAgarajar & mahAkavi subramaNiya bhArati - 00:01:41
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Post by kvchellappa » 29 Oct 2017, 22:11

is the concert recording available for buying?
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Post by KTBR » 29 Oct 2017, 22:15

kvchellappa wrote:
29 Oct 2017, 22:11
is the concert recording available for buying?
Concert details source: http://www.sankritilaya.org/concert-recordings
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Post by mmani » 30 Oct 2017, 07:22

KTBR wrote:
29 Oct 2017, 22:15
kvchellappa wrote:
29 Oct 2017, 22:11
is the concert recording available for buying?
Concert details source: http://www.sankritilaya.org/concert-recordings
Thanks to KTBR for the reference to recording availability and the songlist breakdown.
I will, more on
  1. this concert recording and
  2. another (unforgettable) concert (for the ages by Amritha Murali in Bay Area on 13 May 2017) recording
post it appropriately in the other discussion group on recording/album review.
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