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SANGEETHA RASIKA SANGAM - February 2002 Concert

Sangeetha Rasika Sangam, Chinmayanagar, Chennai 600 092 organised its 21st Music Programme at Sri Hari Hara Temple premises on 24th February 2002. Seerkazhi Jayaraman, Secretary of Sri Thyagaraja Sangeetha Vidwat Samajam, Mylapore and also a reputed vocalist was accompanied by Smt Radha Sundaresan on violin and K Parthasarathy on Mridangam.

After executing Begada Varnam by Veena Kuppier "Intha Chalamu Jesithe", Seerkazhi Jayaraman sang "Sri Maha Ganapathim" of Muthuswamy Dikshidhar in Nattai. The Swara text in tradition oriented style in impressive form cheered the audience.

Sri Thyagaraja's 'Thulasi Dalamu' in the raga 'Mayamalagowlam' was sung in pure classical form, with vigorous treatment of its Swara contents.

The full scope of 'Mohanam' through powerful sancharas was explored during raga rendition.

A Rakthi Raga, and also aesthetically pleasing as 'Mohanam' is, Seerkazhi Jayaraman handled the composition with focus on the niceties and attractive features, when enlarging the scope of its sangathi format.

'Singara Velavan Vandhan' in Anandhabhairavi was a welcome song, the flow of melody that goes with it, touching sentimentally one and all. Another sahitya sketched briefly in Atana deserved great praise.

The main raga taken up for elaboration to its full scale was 'Sankarabharanam'. The delineation was done with concern shown to its raga swaroopa in all its depth and glory. 'Manasa' was the Krithi rendered in melodious voice, followed by a detailed Swara prasasthara.

Smt Radha Sundaresan's instrumental support on the violin was excellent. The delicacies of Raga rendition and Swara exercises were reproduced aptly, proving herself as a performer with great competence. K Parthasarathy lent the purcussionary support, which was enjoyable. How 'laya' could enhance the concert's full worth as a performing art was amply demonstrated by Parthasarathy during his 'Thani'.

A Raga Malika comprising of 'Kambodhi', 'Dhanyasi' was rendered sweetly followed by 'Srinivasa' in 'Hamsanandhi'. The last piece was one in 'Jonpuri' raga of Purandara Dasar, revealing the innate devotional quality in ample measure.

Review by
R.Sivasubramanian

 

Previous Concerts

January 27th, 2002 Concert
January 26th, 2002 Concert
December, 2001 Concert
Dishithar's Day - a Report
November, 2001 Concert
October,2001 Concert
September, 2001 - Second Concert
September, 2001 - First Concert
August, 2001 Concert
July, 2001 Concert