Vocal : Sri R K Srikantan
Vocal Support : R S Ramakanth
Violin : H K Venkatram
Mrudangam : Umayalpuram Sivaraman
Ghatam : Giridhar Uduppa
( I came in very late, missing first 5-6 kritis)
I understand he sang a Sri Raga Varnam, Bilahari , Karnataka behag , rItigauLa and nAyaki)
07 rAga sudhA rasa – AndOLika – Thyagaraja ( A,S,T )
08 Isvari rAjEshvari Sankari – Sudha DhanyAsi – Muthiah Bhagavathar’s composition
09 japava mADidarEnu – hindOLam – Purandara Dasa ( Short Alapana)
10 samsAravemba sAgara – sudhasAvEri – Kanakadasa
11 thillAna ( takiTa thOm tadana dhIm dhiraNA) – mohana kalyANi – ??
12 slOkam ( mangaLam kOsalEndrAya) – srI
nI nAma rUpamulaku – saurAshtram – Thyagaraja
This final concert of this years nadasurabhi festival. I could not reach for the earlier felicitation function, in which Sri Umayalpuram Sivaraman was awarded the ‘sangeetha surabhi” title. My efforts to attend the concert on time was also suffered a set back. As a result, I realise, that I missed the most interesting part of the concert. I was told that there was an outstanding reetigaula ( raga ratna malikache) and a beautiful bilahari.
I entered the hall during the Andolika alapana by Ramakanth. Krithi was very good, but it did not have neraval. Swara was also moderate. Tani avartanam was brilliant, and undoubtedly, the best in this series. I couldnt decipher the kriti post main, but remember listening to the harikEsha mudra. A devarnama and a sudhasaveri krithi followed before the thillana and the mangalam.
Being a late comer and not part of most of the concert, I refrain from any comment. But I understand this was one brilliant concert.