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2013 Oct 27 Sanjay Subrahmanyan, S Varadaraj, Neyveli Venkatesh, KV Gopalakrishnan @ 45th BGS Music Conference

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This concert requires a special review. Hats off to the master.



Vocal      : Vid Sanjay Subrahmanyan
Violin    : Vid S Varadarajan
Mrudangam  : Neyveli B Venkatesh
Khanjira   : K V Gopalakrishnan

Song list:

01  ninnu kOri ( varNam)  mALavi - Calcutta Krishnamurthy

02 brOva samayamidE rAmayya - gowri manOhari - Garabhapurivasa  ( S )

03  sArasadaLa nayana - khamAs - m.dhIkshitar ( A )

04  mahA tripurasundari - bhairavi - Pallavi Gopala Iyer ( A,N,S)

neraval & swara @ ‘ kAppAdutaki ippuDu samayamammA kamanIyamaku bangAru bomma’

05  praNatArthihara prabhO purArE - mELarAgamAlika - 1-12 - Maha Vaidyanatha Sivan

06  kApAli - mOhana - PapanAsam Sivan ( S )

07 vidhi shakrAdulaku - yamunA kalyANi- Thyagaja

08  RTP - rAmapriya - misrachapu x 6  Eduppu at +2
pallavi: ellAm shivan seyal enrE, kavalai inru iruppai maDa nenjamE
ragamalika swaras in SAma, vasantha, husEni, sindhuramakriya, kApi

09 kaLilO harismaraNa - kApi - Muthaiah Bhagavathar

10 lALisidaLu maganA -dEsh - Purandara Dasa

11 viruttam ( vizhikku t…

2013 Oct 26 Trichur Brothers MA Sundaresan Trichur R Mohan, SV Balakrishna @ 45th BGS Music Conference

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Vid. Sri Krishna Mohan and Vid. Ramkumar Mohan : Vocal Duet
Vid. M. A. Sundareshan: Violin
Vid. Trichur Mohan: Mridanga

Vid. S. V. Balakrishna: Morsing

01 evvari bOdhana AbhOgi Adi PSI
02 sri mahAgaNapathiravatumAm gaULa tripuTa mysUru vAsudeva AchArya
03 sAkEta nagara nAtha harikAmbOdhi rUpaka thyAgarAja
04 amrithavarshini AlApane followed by AnandAmrtakarSiNi amrtavarSaNi amrutavarSiNi Adi m.dhIkshitar
05 nannu viDachi kadalakurA rItigaULa tripuTa thyAgarAja
06 lakshmI kAntA bArO mOhana Adi p.dAsa
07 tODi AlApane followed by  enduku dayarAdura tODi miSra cApu thyAgarAja and tani
08 rAga tAna pallavi in jOg
pallavi  chEta shrI rAmam chintaye sadA c tripuTa 
ragamalika swaras in jOg Anandabhairavi rItigaULa bEhAg rEvati
09 taruNi nyAn enda cheyyo dwijAvanti chApu swAthi thirunAL
10 pibare rAma rasam Ahir bhairav Adi sadAshiva brahmEndra
11 rAmachandrAya jana navarOj tiSra Eka bhadrAcala rAmadAs




The concert  that lasted 20 minutes more than the scheduled 3 hrs had all the punch, classicism and quality…

2013 Oct 23 Dr. Sreevalsan J Menon , HS Sudheendra, HK Venkatram @ 45th BGS Music Conference

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When you are stumped with too many lucrative choices, it would always be a tough decision. But if the decision that is made turns out to be a super hit, you will further start believing in your 6th sense.
It happened the same way yesterday. I could have slurped hot hot soup and bonda at home watching Cricket Match / listen to Sreevalsan J Menon @ Gayana samaja in not so comfortable ambience. But I chose to do the second one inspite of a threat of a heavy rain in the evening.
Reached the venue on time and the preparations were in progress behind the curtains. The curtains came down at 6.15 to offer what could be one of the finest concert of this monsoon here in Bangalore.

Vid Dr. Sreevalsan Menon: Vocal Vid. H. K. Venkatram: Violin Vid. H. S. Sudheendra: Mridanga




Sreevalsan J Menon and his team was in the right most frame of mind to deliver a great concert.
01 ErA nA pai tODi Adi PSI                 Started with a guruvandana "Om namO vAsudEvAya" in memory of his guru for 18 years ne…

2013 Oct 20 gaNEsh kumaresh ShankarnArAyanan Trichy kriShna @ Bangalore Gayana Samaja - 45th Music Conference

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After a 2 day hectic MUSIC WORKSHOP by Prince Rama Varma, I had left with no energy. In spite of it made an unexpected decision to attend the inaugural concert of the 45th music conference at Gayana Samaja. While the list of concerts was mind blowing.. I was of a disappointment when I arrived at the venue... The hall was filled to 25% of its capacity. The hall had filled to 90% by the beginning of the concert.
The artists arrived on time, the concert started around 6.10. While the memories of the (un)sound system from previous year conference is still fresh in the mind, it did come back to reality with Ganesh finding some issue with the mic as it was not picking up from his voilin.
The abrupt start to Bilahari varna was completed mostly by Kumaresh. In the break, the mic issues were addressed and rest is history.
It was yet another masterly concert by "FIDDLING MONKS" who did not disappoint.
Full house at ground level and a standing ovation for pUrvikalyANi and tri-rAga RTP was …