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Monday, May 09, 2022

Suguna Varadachari & V Bharath Kumar, Nada Inbam

 Suguna Varadachari & V Bharath Kumar - RS Jayalakshmi - VV Ravi - N Manoj Siva - Alathur Rajaganesh


Nada Inbam
Ragasudha Hall
15 April 2022 6:15 pm

sAmi daya jUDa - janaranjani - Adi - Calcutta KS Krishnamurthy (varNam)
lambOdaram avalambE - kAmbhOji - rUpakam - MV (NS)
srI kumAra nagarAlayE - aTANA - Adi - ST (RS)
munnu rAvaNA - tODi - jampa - T (RN)
innamum oru taram pArkka vENum - yadukula kAmbhOji - adi - GKB
ninnuvinA - pUrvi kalyANi - cApu - SS (RNST)
srI vENugOpAla - kuranji - kaNDa Ekam - MD
ksIra sAgara taranga - slOkam in kApi
bhaja mAdhavam anisam - kApi - Adi - MV
tillAnA - gambhIra vANi - Adi - TKG
nI nAma rUpamulaku - saurAshTram - Adi - T

A beautiful concert by the entire team. Rare kritis taken up and presented in an exquisite manner. The renditions of munnu rAvaNA and srI vENugOpAla were too good. The neraval were all done at places which are not regular and handled in a rather beautiful manner.

bharath

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Sunday, May 08, 2022

OS Thyagarajan, Madhuradhwani

OS Thyagarajan - B Raghavendra Rao - Mannargudi Eswaran - S Karthick

Madhuradhwani
Arkay Convention Center
Sri Thyagaraja Swami Jayanthi Concert
04 May 2022 6:15 pm

nEnendu vedakutu rA - karnATaka bEhAg - Adi (S)
kanu goNTini - bilahari - Adi
rA rA mA inTi - asAvEri - Adi
sujana jIvanA - khamAs - rUpakam (RS)
rAmA ragukula jalanidhi sOmA - kApi - rUpakam (R)
pahimAm harE - kalyANi - Adi (RNS)
paritApamu - mandAri - rUpakam
sattalEni dinamulu - nAganandini - Adi
Emi jEsitEnEmi - tODi - misra cApu (RNST)
uyyAlalUgavayyA - nIlAmbari - kANDa cApu
pAhi rAma dUta - vasanta varALi - rUpakam
nI nAma rUpamulaku - saurAshTram - Adi

A beautiful concert. The concert started with 3 kritis which denote the sequence of Sri Thyagaraja Swami trying to find his pooja vigraham, finding it and welcoming back to his place. Sri OS Thyagarajan gave a lot of insights into the composers' musical and lyrical grandeur, and his extreme bhakti. The concert was on the occasion of the 255th DoB of the great composer. Sri OS Thyagarajan said that he has compiled audio versions of about 670 compositions of Sadguru Thyagaraja swami from different artists and also mentioned that he probably knows a few compositions out of this set as well. He mentioned that he owed all his knowledge to his gurus and Sri Thyagaraja Swami and this was his humble contribution to the cause of music and the composer. The said compilation would be released in DVD format on 07-May. As it was a special concert, it was announced that manOdarma parts would be lesser than usual and more compositions would be presented. The concert was a mix of popular and rare compositions. All manOdarma parts were measured and crisp. The team had a good understanding and the entire presentation was wonderful. 

bharath

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Thursday, April 21, 2022

Prasanna Venkataraman, Nada Inbam

Prasanna Venkataraman - Vittal Rangan - J Vaidhyanathan - Sunil Kumar

Nada Inbam, 21 Apr 2022
Raga Sudha Hall
TK Govinda Rao Birthday Concert

nikila lOka nAyaki - danyAsi - Adi (varNam)
eTu nammina - sAvEri - Adi - PSI (S)
sarasvati - chAyA tarangiNi - Adi - MD
enta ninnE - mukhAri - rUpakam - T (RNS)
bhOgIndra sAyinam - kuntala varALi - kaNDa cApu - ST (S)
tEDi tEDi alaindEn - tODi - misra cApu - Ambujam Krishna (RN)
kanna tanRi nApai - dEvamanOhari - Adi - T
tulasi bilva - kEdAragauLa - Adi - T (RST)

beautiful concert. wonderful rendition. awesome selection

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Seetha Narayanan, Nada Inbam

Seetha Narayanan - Padma Shankar - J Vaidhyanathan - S Karthik

Nada Inbam
Sri SV Krishnan birthday concert
16 April 2022 - 6:15 pm

tanjam enRAlE (varNam) - AbhOgi - Adi -PS (S)
srI gambIra nATya gaNpatE - gambIra nATTai - Adi - PK Rajagopala Iyer
bAgilanu teradu - aTANA - kaNDa cApu - Kanaka Dasa (R)
nIdu charaNamulE - simmEndra madhyamam - misra cApu (RNS)
varAlendu - gurjari - Adi - T
gAnAmuta pAnam - jyOti svarUpiNi - misra cApu - KI (R)
cakkani rAjamArgamu - kharaharapriyA - Adi - T (RNST)

wonderful concert. enjoyed it much

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Monday, December 06, 2021

Amrita murali, Margazhi maha utsavam

Amrita Murali - HN Bhaskar - Praveen Sparsh - Anirudh Athreya - Yuvaraj

Margazhi Maha Utsavam.
Chettinad Vidyashram school
5 Dec 2021. 4:45 pm

vinAyakanin thAL paNivOm

srI gaNapatini - saurAshTram - Adi - T (S)
vAraNa mukhavA - hamsadvani - rUpakam - KI (RNS)
hasti vadanAya - navarOj - misra cApu - MD
gaNanAtanE - sArangA - Adi - PT
gaNapatiyE - kharaharapriyA - Adi - PS (RNST)
sharaNu sharaNu - PD
virutham - rAgamAlikA
sukh kartA sukh kartA
 
Good concert. Neat Presentation. 

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Sunday, February 14, 2021

Thamarakkadu Govindan Namboodri, Nada Inbam

Thamarakkadu Govindan Namboodri - BU Ganesh Prasad - Nochur Nagaraj - Harihara Sarma

Sriragah Sriyogah
A thematic concert based on compositions in srI rAgam
Nada Inbam
Raga sudha Hall
2 Feb 2020 6:15 pm

sAmi ninnE 
srI mUlAdhAra cakra vinAyaka (S)
karuNajUDa ninnu nammina (RNS)
srI varalakshmi namastubyam (R)
bhAvayAmi nanda kumAram 
nAma kusuma (RtST)

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Sherthalai Ranganatha Sarma, Swararnavam

Sherthalai Ranganatha Sarma - S Varadarajan - Kallidaikurichi Sivakumar

Swararnavam - Neelam Memorial concert series
Thyagaraja compositions concert
Indira Ranganathan Trust
18 Jan 2020 6 pm

mEru samAna - mAyamALavagauLa - Adi (S)
rAma nannu brOvarA - harikAmbhOji
nIkE teliyaka - Ananda bhairavi
pAlintuvO pAlimpavO - kAntAmaNi - Adi (RS)
sAkEta nikEtana - kannaDA - rUpakam 
E rAmuni nammiti - vakuLAbaraNam - misra cApu (R)
naDaci naDaci - kharaharapriyA - Adi (RNST)
haridAsulu vEDalE (R)

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Sunday, January 05, 2020

Neela Ramgopal, Nada Inbam

Neela Ramgopal - V Sanjeev - Guru Raghavendra - BS Purushottaman

Nada Inbam
Raga Sudha Hall
4 Jan 2020 6:15 pm

slOkam in asAvEri
E paNikO - asAvEri - T (S)
jambUpatE - yamunA kalyANi - MD (R)
O jagadamba - Ananda bhairavi - Adi - SS (RS)
kapAli irukka vIN kalakkam En unakku - sAvEri - kaNDa cApu - PS (NS)
nannu brOvakanu - shankarAbaraNam - misra cApu - T (RNST)
vA vA vEl murugA - sindhu bhairavi - Mayuram Viswanatha Sastri (R)
nI nAma rUpamulaku

An exquisite experience this concert this was. The yamuna kalyani was so pleasing. Ananda bhairavi was so moving. A crisp and fast saveri that was so beautiful. A grand and majestic shankarabaranam. A pleasing sindhu bhairavi. The team gave a very wonderful concert

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Thursday, January 02, 2020

S Sowmya, Sri Parthasarathy Swami sabha

S Sowmya - L Ramakrishnan - Neyveli Narayanan - G Chandrasekhara Sarma - Payyanur Govinda Prasad

Sri Parthasarathy Swami Sabha
Vidya Bharathi
28 Dec 2019 6:30 pm

sarasuDa ninnE - sAvEri - Adi - KSI
mAnasa guruguha - Ananda bhairavi - MD (RS)
paralOka bhaya - mandAri - Adi - T (S)
vandhAlum varaTTum - balahamsa - Adi - GKB (R)
srI nAthAdi guruguhO - mAyamALavagauLa - Adi - MD (S)
RTP - yadukula kAmbhOji - Adi (2 kaLai) 1/2 eDuppu 5 akshara aridi
sindanai sei manamE - periyOrgaL sonna mOzhiyai
tani Avartanam
bhUlOka kumAri - karnATaka dEvagandhAri - Adi - Bharathiyar
puLLi kalAba mayil - kAvaDi cindu
nI nAma rUpamulaku

An awesome concert. A sedate Anandabhaiavi. An educative and elaboroate balahamsa. A grand yadukula kAmbhOji.  It was a much enjoyable concert presented so beautifully.

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Handling allied ragams.

Planning a concert is one of the first steps to its success. That makes the play-field set and ready. Sometimes when your set-plan may change, and yet, you may still win the game in a better way. It is hard for listeners to read the mind of the artists and even harder to get to know ring-side stories on how the concert came to what it was. Still, the overall experience of a concert is what that matters.

When Sowmya started a detailed alapanai of ananda bhairavi, rather early in the concert, it was refreshing. The exploration of a classical rakthi ragam done in the most chaste manner. It was a fitting prelude to Dikshitar's magnum opus manasa guruguha, presented in a leisurely pace. Swarams were presented in a matching fashion. L Ramakrishnan on the violin was giving apt accompaniment and responses. A fast paced rendition of paraloka bhayamu (mandari kriti of thyagaraja) was next. A good contrast to the earlier item. There were lightning fast svarams sung for this kriti. Neyveli Narayanan who is usually up-beat on stage, was in his elements now and added to the presentation of this kriti. Chandrasekhara Sarma on the Ghatam and Payyanur Govinda Prasad on the morsing, joined in the celebratory mood.

The next alapanai was that of a ragam which was apparently new to some rasikas. A couple of them walked up to the artist to ask which ragam it was, after the alapanai. If only they knew that tell-tale sancharams like m r m g s were presented right at the start of the alapanai to anchor balahamsa. A pracheena ragam, with atleast a dozen compositions by the trinity, but rarely taken up for elaboration in concerts. A detailed alapanai of this ragam in a classical manner, with all the essential phrases was such a wonderful experience to listen. L Ramakrishnan gave a good reply to this alapanai which was followed up with vandhalum varattum of gopalakrishna bharathi. The kriti was presented neatly with good percussion support.

sri nathadi guruguho was presented a little quicker than the usual sedate treatment it gets. mayamalavagaula making an appearance in the middle of a concert with elaborate svarams was indeed good to listen.

The main alapanai of the evening was a grand yadukula kambhoji. This team had just minutes ago presented a detailed presentation of one of its closest cousins. Should that matter? it did not. An alapanai that was done in an unhurried manner, characteristic of the ragam and befitting the grandeur of a main item. A steady build-up and succession of sancharams one after another, it was much enjoyable to listen. L Ramakrishnan played a sweet version of the ragam for this turn. Then came a beautiful tanam in the ragam. Tanam is generally considered as a manodarma element of medium and fast tempo, while yadukula kambhoji is considered a slow ragam. General thinking and feelings are not for that day. A tanam in yadukula kambhoji was superb that evening. A pallavi in Adi talam 'sindanai sei maname - periyorgal sonna mozhiyai' was presented with detailed neraval and tri kalam and elaborate kalpana swarams.

When the time for tani came, all the three percussion artists on stage did their job very well. They played an elaborate tani for the pallavi. The concert was brought to a close with subramanya bharathi's bhooloka kumari in karnataka devagandhari and a kavadi chindu.

This concert was special one. An experience of its kind. The artist chose to present two closely allied ragams in an elaborate manner. This was done in a clean way to show the differences correctly. A memorable evening.

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RK Shriram Kumar, Nada Inbam

RK Shriram Kumar - K Arun Prakash - N Guru Prasad - Anirudh Athreya

Nada Inbam
Raga Sudha Hall
1 Jan 2020, 6:15 pm

srI gaNanAtam bhajarE - Isa manOhari
rAma bhakti sAmrAjyam
cani tODi dEvE - harikAmbhOji - Adi - T (RS)
dalacina vAru - danyAsi - Adi - Subbaraya Sastri (R)
vara nArada - vijayasrI - Adi - T (RNS)
vazhi maraittirukkudhE - nATTakuranji - misra cApu - GKB (sketch)
pArvati ninnu - kalgaDa - tisra Adi - SS
bAla gOpAla - bhairavi - Adi - MD (RNST)
ambA nIlAmbarI - nIlAmbarI - Adi - PP
shAradhE karuNAnidhE - hamIr kalyANi
vanga kaDal - suruTTi
nI nAma rUpamulaku

A wonderful concert. The harikAmbhOji and danyAsi were so beautiful. Rendition of vazhi maraitthirukkudhe was so sedate and emotive. vara narada was rendered in a quick kala pramanam. 'Bhairavi was too good and Balagopala was awesome with neraval and svarams at 'mANikya makuTa haravalaya dhara'.

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V Sumithra, Nada Inbam

V Sumithra - Charulatha Ramanujam - N Manoj Siva - BS Purushottaman

Nada Inbam
Raga Sudha Hall
31 Dec 2019 6:15 pm

slOkam in nATTai
cElimi kOri - gauLa - Adi [varNam]
praNavAkAram siddhi vinAyakam - Arabhi - OVK
pAhimAm ratnAcala - mukhAri - MD
baktuni cAritramu - bEgaDa - T
mAmava mInAkshI - varALi - misra cApu - MD (RNS)
kaNDEn kaNDEn - vasantA - Adi - AK
manasu svAdIna - shankarAbaraNam - misra cApu - T (RNST)
oorilEn kANi illai - pAsuram rAgamAlikA
srikAnta enagIshTu - bAgE srI - Adi - PD
patiki hArati - suruTTi - Adi - T
nI nAma rUpamulaku

A beautiful concert. The varALi was awesome. shankarAbaraNam was grand and much enjoyable. The kritis were all rendered with amazing clarity. The manodarma parts were all filled with classical phrases and handled so beautifully. Chaste music presented so well.

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