Vocal : Saketharaman
Violin : Apoorva Krishna
Mrudangam : Sai Giridhar
Ghatam : G Omkar Rao
Theme : Lalgudi Jayaraman Remembrance Day
01 senthil nagar mEvum dEvA ( varNam) – nIlAmbari – Adi – Lalgudi Jayaraman ( O)
02 Isha pAhimAm – kalyANi – rUpakam – Thyagaraja ( O,S )
03 ADmODi galadA – cArukEshi – Adi -Thyagaraja ( A,S )
04 kanDE kanDE kanDE namma – varamu – Adi – Purandara Dasa
05 pAlincu kAmAkSi – madhyamAvati – Adi x 2 – Shyama Shasthri ( A,N,T )
neraval @ kAntamagu pErukoNDidivi kAruNyamUrti
06 kaNNanai kANbadeppO – rAgamAlika – ??
07 jatiswaram ( dhA pa ga ma ri sa ) – sindhu bhairavi/ swarabhedam to ??, behag,mohanakalyani,tilang – Adi tishra naDai – Lalgudi Jayaraman
08 kaNDEnA gOvindana – chandrakauns ? – Purandara Dasa
09 thillAna ( dhIm tadara dhIm tada) – pahADi – Lalgudi Jayaraman
10 mangaLam – saurAStram / madhyamAvati – Thyagaraja
shLOkam ( mangaLam kOsalEndrAya) – madhyamAvati
Special concert on the 87th birthday of Shri Lalgudi Jayaraman by one of his prime disciple yesterday at Nadasurabhi. True to the day and theme, Saketharaman presented the concert including a few of the composers kritis as well as a few popularised by him.
Saketharaman sang in his typical style. Full of energy and speed. He marveled at the high speed swara singing. Unfortunately, both his alapanas were also in the same vein, as longer fast paced phrases. While they were interesting and had some excellent passages for both charukeshi and madhyamavati, the beauty and essence of his efforts would have made more appealing impact with a reduced speed. Apoorva on her turn did exactly that. She started in such a mellifluous way, unhurried through slow and measured phrases in the early stages of her alapana. She was very impressive through out the evening. Sai Giridhar, seeing for the first time, also made a lasting impact. The tani avartanam was brilliant.
There was a elaborate neraval( and only one for the evening) for madhyamavati, excellently done. Surprised, when he decided to skip the kalpana swaras. I thought, he had plans for a pallavi for the evening, which did not come. Considering the concert was for a little over 2:30 hrs, it wasn’t time pressure. Not sure, what was the intention behind it.
Post main had an interesting jatiswara composed by the legendary musician. The clever swarabheda from sindhubhairavi was nice. A Pahadi thillana concluded the concert.