Flute : Sri N Ramani
Violin : M S Govindaswamy
Mrudangam : Bangalore Praveen
Ghatam : Ranganath Chakracarthy
Venue : Indian Heritage Academy, Koramangala
I had been to this concert yesterday and what a beautiful concert he gave amidst testing conditions ( pun intented , there were too many disturbances during the concert).
Main attractions were Kamalamba ( Anandabhairavi ), AnDavanE ( shanmukhapriya ), kambOji Main ( O Rangasai ) and an amazing RTP in madhyamAvathi.
Being instrumental, I have trouble in identifying some of the krithis with my limited knowledge. Sri Hari was kind enough to help me .. Here is the list..if there is a difference of opinioin, you are right.
01 viribONi – bhairavi ( 5 speeds)
02 Namami Vigavinayaka – Hamsadhwani S
03 chinna nadena – Kalanidhi
04 sakala graha bAla – aTANa
05 gAnamUrtE – gAnamUrti
06 kamalAmbA – Anandabhairavi A,N
07 AnDavanE – shanmukhapriya A , S
08 O rangasAi – kAmbOji A , N , S , T
09 alaipAyuthE – kAnaDa
10 RTP – madhamAvathi
nAyaka , vinAyaka , gaNanAyaka
swaras in Ranjani , Shivaranjani ?
11 bArO krishNayya – mAND
12 thillAna – sindhubhairavi
13 mangaLam – saurashtram
The other side of the story ( side effect ?) can be summarised here :
Lashing rain, dogs barking all around ( 2 of them attended the concert !! – ran inside to creat havoc) , mobile ringing loud ( includes Sri Ramani’s phone) , horrible mic ( Sri Ramani’s mic was going off regularly) , inaudible Ghatam , noises of regular take off of planes, bio break by Sri Ramani during the concert ( after he finisehed Alapana and violin was playing)..
In spite of all this it was an enjoyable concert. He was in awesome form in Kamboji and the RTP .