Veena : Smt. Yogavandana
Mrudangam : Smt. Ranjani Venkatesh
Morsing : Bhagyalakshmi Krishna
01. mAtE malayadhvaja ( daru varNam) – khamAs – Muthaiah Bhagavathar ( O )
02. jaya jaya jaya jAnakI kAnta – nATa – Purandara Dasa (O,S)
03. orAjUpu chUseDi – kannaDagaULa- Thyagaraja
04. pAlayamAm pArvatIsha – kannaDa – Dikshitar ( A,N,S )
neraval & swara @ ‘gAnAmrta rasapAna’ ??
05. nEnendu vedakudurA – karNatakabehAg – Thyagaraja
06. rA rA rAjIvalOchana – mOhanam – Mysore Vasudevachar ( A,t,S,T)
07. tungA tIra virAjam – yamunAkalyANi – Kamalesha Vittala
08 thillAna – chenchurutti – Veena Sheshanna
First concert of this years ‘Karnataka Vaibhava’ series started with a beautiful concert by Vidushi Yogavandana.Very rich music, easy and elegant way of playing the instrument and the mannerisms on stage. She received tremendous support from the supporting crew on the stage. An all women ensemble, played very well in tandem.
Concert started brilliantly with the daru varNam of Muthaiah bhagavathar and the nATa kriti of Purandara Dasa, strumming a short raga sketch in both the cases. Kannada was the first detailed alapana, which was done with some style. Palayamam parvatheesha ( announced as Dikshitar kriti, but doubtful) was unexpected, but was welcome. She played short neraval and few rounds of kalpana swaras. Concert until now was mic-less.Late arrival of the mic and amplification came in as a blessing in disguise as one could listen to the artist in close quarters with out artificial amplification. She played another short piece before the amplification was installed.
Main mohanam alapana was very good, tanam was even better. After ‘ra ra rajeevalochana’ , she played some brilliant kalpana swaras first in mOhanam itself and later in as I could gather bhauLi and shivaranjani ( was there a fleeting rEvati as well ?). This part we the best of the concert. The lady percussion duo played an impressive tani avartanam, with Bhagyalakshmi producing some exquisite sounds from the tiny instruments.
Beautiful concert by the vidushi despite the lack of amplification and the distraction in the middle as they were trying to set things up.