Sri R K Srikantan inagurated the new initiative by Vid G.Ravikiran called Guruguhaamrta. Vid R K Padmanabha, and the secratary of Ananya Malleswaram and Program Director of Shruthi were among others who spoke to congratulate Ravikiran and wishing him success. The program followed by 2 short concerts.
Vocal : Aishwarya Vidya Raghunath
Violin : Charulatha Ramanujam
Mrudangam : Cheluvaraju
01 Slokam in praise of Dikshitar ( sngeetha navapara..) – bhairavi
chintayamAkanda mUlakandam – bhairavi ( S )
02 vINA pustaka dhAriNi – vEgavAhini
03 rAmE bharata pAlita rAjyam – jyOti
04 srI rAjagOpAla – sAvEri ( A,N,S )
neraval @ ‘ nArAyaNa tAraka divya nAma’
05 srI kamalAmbikE – thODi
Highlight of the concert was the bhairavi kriti and the not often heard jyothi kriti. Inspite of being a shorter concert, Aishwarya managed to package a well constructed concert.
Vocal : Master Harishankar
Violin : Govindaswamy
Mridangam : V Krishna
01 srI mahAgaNapati – gauLa ( S )
02 chEtAsrI bAlakrishNam – dwijAvanti ( O,S )
03 maragatha lingam – vasanta
04 srI subrahmanyAya namastE – kAmbOji ( A,N,S)
…. ( not sure if there was another piece, I left at this time)
Very confident performance. While there are issues because of his experience and age, he gave a superb display of knowledge and stage presence. A very good talent to look forward to in the coming years.
Note: This venture is started by G.Ravikiran. You can read more about this at http://guruguhaamrta.blogspot.com