Vocal : Gayathri Venkataraghavan
Violin : Mysore Srikanth
Mrudangam : K V Prasad
Ganjira : Guruprasanna
01 shLOkam ( vighnarAja krpAsindhO )
evaraNi – dEvAmrtavarSiNi – Adi x 2 – Thyagaraja
02 kallu sakkare koLLirO – kalyANi – mishra chAp -Purandara Dasa ( O, S )
03 jAlandhara supITHastHitE – valaji – rUpakam – Muthaiah Bhagavathar ( A,S )
04 kSIra sAgara shayanA -dEvagAndhAri – Adi x 2 – Thyagaraja
05 rAma kathA sudhArasa – madhyamAvati – Adi x 2 – Thyagaraja ( A,N,S,T )
neraval & svara @ bhAmAmaNi jAnaki saumitri bharatAdulatO bhUmi velayu sItA’
06 RTP – dharmavati – khaNDa tripuTa , dwi nadai ( pUrvAngam in chaturashra naDai, and uttarAngam in khaNDa naDai) +1 akSaram eDuppu, arudi after rAmuni 6 akSaram
pallavi line ‘ bhajana sEyavE O manasA rAmuni, paramAtmuni bhakta pAlini
rAgamAlika svaras in vAsanti, candrajyOti and nAgasvarALi
07 mAnasa sancararE – sAma – Adi -Sadashiva Brahmendra
08 shLOkam ( mAtA rAmO mat pitA rAmachandrah: ) – darbAri kAnaDa
rAma nAma bhajisavarigE uNTE bhavada bandhana – darbAri kAnaDa – rUpakam -Purandara Dasa
09 rAmanai bhajitAl – mAND – Papanasam Sivan
10 shLOkam ( gOpAlaratnam bhuvanaika ratnam ) – yamunAkalyAni
bhAvayAmi gOpAlabAlam – yamunAkalyANi – khaNDa chAp – Annamacharya
11 thillAna ( dhIm tana udara tarana ) – behAg – Adi – Papanasam Sivan
12 mangaLam – saurAStram – Adi – Thyagaraja
shLOkam ( mangaLam kOsalEndrAya ) – suruTTi
Concert started very late ( around 6:53 pm) despite the artists arriving on stage at 6:25. There were tuning of two tanpuras , probably there was a shruti box too. Getting all of them in sync and sing the same sa pa sa, was taking eternally long. In the meanwhile, one saw the percussion artists leaving the stage and going back ( It was later announced that Sri K V Prasad was unwell and was infact unable to start the concert. However, he came back and continued for next 3+ hours with his usual style, which should be appreciated). After singing some kEdaram raga sketches, Vid Gayathri Venkataraghavan also left the stage for a while. However, concert started around 6:55 and she did sing for more than 3 hrs ( beyond 10:00pm), in spite of the dwindling audience.
And, some of the best music came towards the later half of the concert. The early part of the concert wasn’t all that great. Valaji and kalyani were ok, devagandhari wasn’t moving at all. It was with the main madhyamavati, the whole concert lifted itself out of the drab, more precisely from the neraval. Not surprisingly the first real ‘active applause’ of appreciation was for the neraval. Kalpana swaras were pretty good too. K V Prasad and Guruprasanna played a commendable tani avartanam.
The concert peaked at its best in the pallavi. Tanam was exquisite. Srikant played some delectable tanam here. Super class. Structuarally complicated talam with two different nadai for khanda triputa with a shift in eduppu was impressively executed. The trikalam was smooth. Nice rounds of ragamalika swaram, the one in vAsanti was beautiful.
She sang a quick short ‘mAnasa sancharare’. I thought she was quickly filling up the sheet to fill the number of compositions. But the rest of them were very nice, including the request ‘bhavayAmi gOpAlabAlam’ and the devarnama , each preceded with a nice shlokam. Good concert, with a brilliant pallavi from vid. Gayathri venkataraghavan.