Press Esc to close
Tuesday 09 February 2016
News updated at 5:17 PM IST
Weather
Max: 32°C
Min : 18°C
In Bengaluru
Partially cloudy

Music & dance reviews

Last updated: 03 August, 2009
Mysore V Subramanya

Young vocalist S Saketharaman may not perform frequently in the City, but he is not a stranger to music lovers.

Delightful feast for music lovers

The annual Gokulashtami concerts are being organised under the aegis of SGBS trust, at their newly built auditorium Unnati Centre, Sadanandanagar, Bangalore.

The programme will continue till Aug 16 which includes vocal, violin solo, mandolin concerts. Young vocalist S Saketharaman may not perform frequently in the City, but he is not a stranger to music lovers. His selection and presentation of kritis were a proof of his talent and training. Through his cultivated voice and concert craft, it was hearty listening throughout. Drawing his inspiration from the dignified compositions of reputed composers, he built a reverberating base in several keerthanas.

At the peak of the concert, he chose to present "Evarimaata", the majestic krithi of saint poet Thyagaraja, which brought nostalgic memories. It was the choice of great masters from several decades, for elaboration.

His prelude of the alapanaportrayed a colourful picture of the raga and gave a good idea of the feast that was to follow. It was invested with meaningful nerval (Bhaktha Paradhina). The impact bristled with an enduring swaraprasthara. ‘Baro Krishnaiah’, the popular devaranama and 'Mamava Madhava' the well known devotional, also pleased the gathering. In total, it was a reassuring recital and sure sign of Saketaraman's steady progress. M A Sundareswaran on violin and Guruprasanna on khanjari gave good support, while veteran percussionist Umayalapuram Shivaraman was the star attraction.

Crowd puller

Nithyasree MahadevanNithyasree Mahadevan, who sang on Wednesday, in the Gokulashtami concert series, proved once again, that she is a crowd puller always. Raghavendra Rao, Vaidyanathan and Srishyla gave her good support on violin, mridanga and ghata respectively. Right from the opening piece, her voice touched the peak form as she was in fine fettle. Few enchanting krithis were rendered with good feeling rising the emotional fervour to a trance. For instance ‘Thyagarajaya Namasthe’ assumed a stately presence. Kannada devaranama ‘Narayana Enniro’ with crisp Chitteswara was also rendered attractively, while the ‘Kannatandri’ was in slightly ‘Drutha Kaala’. A spacious alap followed the composition ‘Adigi Sukhamu’. The lilting swara gave it a haunting tilt. With impressive nerval (Neeke daya) it was wholesome too.


Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Devotees gather to take holy dip at Har ki Pauri on the occasion of Somvati Amavasaya...

Devotees gather to take holy dip at Har ki Pauri on the occasion of Somvati Amavasaya...

A view after heavy snowfall in Kufri near Shimla...

A view after heavy snowfall in Kufri near Shimla...

Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi dressed as Lord Ram during the Nagaon Bhaona Samaroh...

Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi dressed as Lord Ram during the Nagaon Bhaona Samaroh...

Pakistani Squash team poses with their medals at the 12th South Asian Games...

Pakistani Squash team poses with their medals at the 12th South Asian Games...

Indian tennis players pose for photographs with their medals...

Indian tennis players pose for photographs with their medals...

Weightlifter Pradeep Singh of India after winning gold in 94 kg wrestling...

Weightlifter Pradeep Singh of India after winning gold in 94 kg wrestling...

Gold medal winner Rajani of India poses after 69 kg wrestling event...

Gold medal winner Rajani of India poses after 69 kg wrestling event...

Gold medal winner Vikas Thakur (C)during medal presentation ceremony of 85 kgs weightlifting...

Gold medal winner Vikas Thakur (C)during medal presentation ceremony of 85 kgs weightlifting...

American warship Antietam in Visakhapatnam...

American warship Antietam in Visakhapatnam...

Delhi Dabang(Red) and Bengal Warriors(Blue) players in action during Pro Kabaddi season 3...

Delhi Dabang(Red) and Bengal Warriors(Blue) players in action during Pro Kabaddi season 3...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523