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SANGEETHA RASIKA SANGAM - November 2007
The 103rd Music Program of Sangeetha Rasika Sangam, Chennai 92 was held at Sri Varasiddhi Vinayagar Temple, Chinmayanagar (Central Chinmaya Mission Trust) on 17th November 2007.
While Isai Peroli Gayathri Girish featured as vocalist, she was supported by Mysore Srikanth on the violin, and Shri B Sivaraman on the Mridangam.
Gayathri Girish opened the concert by singing the melodious Sri Raja Mathangi in Sudha Dhanyasi. The Muthaayee and Chitta Swaras were narrated beautifully to bring the nuances of the Raga in a clear focus.
The next piece was Sri Maha Ganapathi Rawdhaman of Sri Dhikshithar in Gowla, a janya raga of 15th Melam, Mayamalava Gowlam. The handling of the higher note Nishadam was done exceedingly well, making the true colours of the Raga shine brilliantly.
Another song which produced aesthetic appeal was "Idadhu Paatham Thooki" in Raga Kamas.
The rendition of Abhogi and the Sahitya 'Nannubrova' of St Thiagaraja impacted the audience with its pleasing melody.
The Artiste made a brief survey of Raga Kambodhi which was followed by a Vritham and a song in Tamil.
The Sahitya, Telisi Rama in Poorna Chandrika in the Dhuritha Kaala mode drew the praise of the audience.
Poorvi Kalyani, Janya of 53rd Melam, Gamanashrama, was the main Raga taken up for improvisation. She went into the deeper realms of the Raga focussing on its finer elements.
Meenakshi Memudham of Sri Dhikshithar in Aditala Irattai Kalai was sung in full vigour bringing its divine melody. The Sangathies, Neraval and Swara elaboration touched the hearts of the audience.
Mysore Srikanth translated the notes of the vocal artiste in his violin instrument with absolute clarity. His handling of the strings was smooth and touchy.
B Sivaraman produced symmetric beats in his percussion equipment and he received a thunderous applause from the audience when he engaged himself in Thani.
A Tamil song in Sindhu Bhairavi made a deep imprint in the minds of the listeners.
This was followed by a Kavadi Chindhu, a folk lore with flowing melody.
The final piece was in the Raga Suruti after which the programme ended with Mangalam.