Press Esc to close
Friday 06 March 2015
News updated at 12:51 PM IST
Weather
Max: 31.7°C
Min : 16.9°C
In Bengaluru
clear sky

Music and dance reviews...

Mysore V Subramanya, Nov 10, 2013, DHNS:
M S Sheela at Sri K K Murthy Memorial Annual Music Festival.

Music festival

The Academy of Music (Chowdiah Memorial Hall) conducted Sri K K Murthy Memorial Annual Music Festival with music concerts (Carnatic, Hindustani, vocal, violin solo, Mohan Veena) and academic sessions. The Chowdiah awards were conferred on Ustad Rashid Khan and Vidushi M S Sheela in recognition of their services to the field of music.

M S Sheela, who gave a vocal concert in the Festival on Thursday, is a recipient of “Ganakalashree” title and a popular vocalist of the State. The opening Varna in Nalinakanthi was in itself a revelation of her repertoire and ethugade in “Drutha Kaala” enhanced the tempo further. 

First few krithies like – Sri Shankara Guruvaram, Amba Vani Nannu, Sri Mathru Buham – brought out the old world flavour of the raga and krithi and charmed the connoisseurs. “Sharade Shubhradhare” of Veena Venkatagiriyappa in the raga “Sharada Priye” – is also a lesser known composition. 

A well known keertane of Saint Tyagaraja “Yaduta Neelachithe” came as a fitting climax to a fine concert. With her long standing training under stalwart Dr R K Srikantan, she is able to invest his musical exposition with a high degree of authority and authenticity. 

Charulatha Ramanujam shared the spotlight by her admirable violin support. Anoor Ananthakrishna Sharma on mridanga and G Guru Prasanna on Khanjari, rose to the occasion creditably having extended excellent percussion support.
Session on Mysore Baani

In the academic session, lecture demonstrations were held on raga (Athana), baani (Mysore) and rhythm (Hindustani) by different musicians. 

Senior Veena player D Balakrishna said in his demonstration, “In the current situation, it is difficult to maintain any Baani (Gharana) exclusively. In Mysore School of Veena, special compositions are taught to train fingering of both left and right hands and to produce “Dashavidha Gamaka.” 

After the Mohana Swarajathi, he presented a number of compositions of Veena Seshanna to demonstrate Mysore “Baani.” 

Swarajathi in kamatch, jinjoti, varna in purvi kalyani keerthane (Yemani Delu Pudura, Bhajana Seya, Koluva Meru) - though it was useful and had authentic stamp of Mysore style, it will be much more impactful with some more editing.

Felicitation programme

The Lasya Academy of Dance felicitated Guru Dr Vasundhara Doreswamy - senior dancer. 

Lakshmi Rekha Arun, principal of the Academy, presented a Bharathanatya recital. Though she presented half a dozen compositions, Charukeshi varna was the piece de resistance, which was a proof of her good training.

In the pada and devaranama, her abhinaya was pleasing and impressive. She concluded with a fine thillana (Thilang), with brisk foot work. No, doubt Lakshmi Rekha has a bright future in the years to come. While Guru Vasundha­ra Doreswamy’s Natuvanga was inspiring, Deepthi Srina­th’s vocal was melodious. Janardhan, Narayan and Mahesh accompanied on mridanga, violin and flute, respectively.



Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Rajnath Singh celebrates Holi with Delhi BJP Chief Satish Upadhyay and party leader Vijay Goel...

Rajnath Singh celebrates Holi with Delhi BJP Chief Satish Upadhyay and party leader Vijay Goel...

Hema Malini reacts as an MP smears Gulal on her forehead ahead of Holi celebrations...

Hema Malini reacts as an MP smears Gulal on her forehead ahead of Holi celebrations...

People sing and dance while celebrating Holi, the Festival of Colours, in Kathmandu...

People sing and dance while celebrating Holi, the Festival of Colours, in Kathmandu...

Narendra Modi being presented with the autographed tennis racquets of Leander Paes and Martina...

Narendra Modi being presented with the autographed tennis racquets of Leander Paes and Martina...

Widows daubed in colours chant religious hymns as they take part in the Holi celebrations...

Widows daubed in colours chant religious hymns as they take part in the Holi celebrations...

Tourists celebrate Holi in Jodhpur on Wednesday...

Tourists celebrate Holi in Jodhpur on Wednesday...

A child during Holi celebration in Alipurduar on Thursday...

A child during Holi celebration in Alipurduar on Thursday...

Stranded trucks wait for the re-opening of the Jammu-Srinagar highway, at Nandni near Jammu...

Stranded trucks wait for the re-opening of the Jammu-Srinagar highway, at Nandni near Jammu...

Tennis star and ambassador of Earth Hour 2015, Sania Mirza signs a poster during a press meet...

Tennis star and ambassador of Earth Hour 2015, Sania Mirza signs a poster during a press meet...

People watching the wreckage of the Jaguar fighter aircraft...

People watching the wreckage of the Jaguar fighter aircraft...

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