Vocal : M S Sheela
Violin : Charulatha Ramanujam
Mrudangam : Anoor Ananthakrishna Sharma
Morsing: Pramath Kiran
01 sarasijanAbha ( varNam) – kAmbOji – Swathi Thirunal
02 tuLasI dalamulachE – mayAmALavagauLa – Thyagaraja ( N,S )
neraval&Swara @ ‘ sarasIruha punnAga champaka pATala kuruvaka’
03 nAda tanumaniSam – chittaranjani – Thyagaraja
04 himAdi suthE – kalyANi – Shyama Sastry ( A,N,S )
neraval & Swara @ ‘SyAmakrishNa sOdari gowri paramESwari girijA’
05 singAra vElan vandAn- Anandabhairavi – Papanasam Sivan
06 nI kELa dayarADu rAmachandrA – kadana kuthUhalam – Mysore Vasudevacharya
07 sari evvaramma – bhairavi – Shyama Sastry ( A,N,S,T )
neraval & swara @’ mAdhava sOdari gowri’
08 gOpAla gOkula vallabhi – ?? – Tulasidas
09 ugabhOga ( dIna nAnu samastha lOkakkE ) – ?
toreDi jIvisa bahudE hari ninna charaNa – ?? – Kanakadasa
10 kamalamukhiyE kamalAlayE – mOhana kalyANi – Gopala Dasa?
11 krishNana koLanina – sindhu bhairavi – Pu Thi Narasimhachar
12 ta ta tadhimi tadhimiki – brindAvana sArang? – Purandara Dasa
13 mangaLam – saurAshtram , madhyamAvathi – Thyagaraja
Yesterdays concert at Essae Music Foundation by M S Sheela and team , continued in the line of the high quality concert you always witness at this place. Kalyani and Bhairavi, two bigger pieces of the day were brilliant. The supporting artists were outstanding.
After the kAmboji varnam, she quickely settled into mayamalavagaula ( this krithi has been a repeat for me these days, 3rd I guess in last 4-5 concerts). The predictable neraval and swara at sarasiruha punnaga were good. After a quick filler nada tanumanism ( I liked the way she sang namAmi mE manasA shirasA) , came a very good kalyani alapana. Himadri suthe was a surprice, as I was more or less tuned to BhajarE rE (?). Both neraval and swara were very good. The short Anandabhairavi kriti and a not heard before kriti in kadanakutuhalam came in quick succession before the grand bhairavi. Sheela was good at her alapana with some brilliant passages, however Charulatha was fabulous in her return. It was one step better that the vocalist, if I may say so. Interesting choice of a kriti for main , set in Khanda jhumpa tala. Sheela did a phenomenal job during neraval and swara to the loud appreciation from the crowd, equally supported by Charulata and Ananthakrishna Sharma.
Anoor Ananthakrishna Sharma, as usual in his sublime form. He continued the great support into the tani Avartanam with the young morsing vidwan, even though it was slightly longer to the comfort. Post main had a series of kannad kritis, and the mohanakalyani piece, set to tune by Sheela herself was very good. A very good concert at Essae music by M S Sheela.