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G.Ravikiran Vocal Concert on 21st December 2014

G.Ravikiran Vocal Concert on 21st December 2014
21.12.14 04.15 pm
The Indian Heritage Academy Hall - 6th Block, Koramangala,BangaloreMap

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Vidwan G.Ravikiran                                             - Vocal

Vidwan Mathur Srinidhi                                      - Violin

Vidwan Tumkur B Ravishankar                         - Mridangam

Vidwan G. Omkar Rao                                        -  Ghatam


Concert Review:

Nadasurabhi presents a brilliant concert as a year-end treat.

Vidwan G.Ravikiran, a disciple of the doyen of carnatic music Dr.R.K.Srikantan and young maestro Sri. TM Krishna, presented a memorable delightful concert on 21st December for Nadasurabhi in Koramangala, Bangalore. As one of the leading young artists of today, Ravikiran integrated pure traditional music with youthful exuberance.

Commencing his concert with the popular Atana Thyagaraja kriti, opening with anupallavi Balakanakamaya, Ravikiran embellished the song with brisk swaras to give an energetic start to the proceedings. After a rare Rupavathi raga kriti of Dikshitar, Sri Krishnam Bhajare, the artist plunged into a detailed sub-main piece in Kalyani with a highly emotive Talli ninnu nera, a composition of Syama Sastri. After two other numbers, a fast paced Marugelara livened up the concert. The majestic Sri Subrahmanyaya Namaste in Kambodhi, a magnum opus of Dikshitar, was taken up as the main song for the evening. Elaborate neraval at Vasavaadi stole the show. There was then a lovely dual play of mridangam and ghatam by Tumkur Ravishankar and Omkar Rao, in the thani avarthanam.
Post thani was a ragamalika virutham and thukkadas in Kurunji and Sindhubhairavi. Violin support by Mathur Srinidhi was consistently high quality.

Overall a very enjoyable concert which was well attended and appreciated by the audience.
Song list:

1. Balakanakamaya - Atana - Tyagaraja - S @ Ra Ra Devadi Deva
2. Sri Krishnam Bhajare Re Manasa - Dikshitar - Rupavati - Rupakam
3. Talli Ninnu Nera - Kalyani - Syama Sastri - R, N, S @ Kaumari Rani Purani
4. Tolinenu Jeyu - Kokiladhvani - Tyagaraja
5. Bhaktavatsalam - Vamshavati - Dikshitar - R sketch, S @ Bhaktavatsalam
6. Marugelara - Jayantashri - Tyagaraja
7. Sri Subrahmanyaya Namaste - Kambhoji - Dikshitar - R, N, @ Vasavadi Sakala Deva - T
8. Sloka in Sahana, Varali, Kapi - followed by Janaki Ramana - Vanamamalai Jeer Swami
9. Bruhi Mukundeti - Kurunji - Sadashiva Brahmendra
10. Tirupati Venkataramana - Sindhu Bhairavi - Purandaradasa
11. Mangalam - Pavamana + Swasthi Praja Bhyah

Sri.Ravikiran had been a student of Dr.R.K.Srikantan for over a decade. He is now under the tutelage of Sri.T.M.Krishna. He is passionate about the compositions of Sri Muthuswami Dikshitar. He has also started a trust Guruguhaamrta dedicated to the propagation of Dikshitar kritis. Ravikiran also conducts special workshops on Dikshitar compositions in several places in India and abroad. He has won National Level AIR music contest and Gayana Samaja Best Concert and many more. He is accompanied in this concert by a team of highly accomplished artists on violin, mridangam and ghatam.