Nadasurabhi Cultural Association located in Koramangala, Bangalore is in the forefront of promoting Classical Carnatic Music. Nadasurabhi conducts the highest quality music concerts every month and a week-long Annual Festival in November, free of charge to all rasikas. Our other events include a youth festival, Thyagaraja and Purandaradasa Aradhana, and music competitions for children.

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Dr.Sreevalsan J Menon on 15th March 2015

Dr.Sreevalsan J Menon on 15th March 2015
15.03.15 04.15 pm
The Indian Heritage Academy Hall - 6th Block, Koramangala,BangaloreMap

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Vidwan Dr. Sreevalsan J Menon             - Vocal

Vidushi Charulatha Ramanujam             - Violin

Vidwan R.S.R.Srikanth                             - Mridangam

Vidwan S.N.Narayanamurthy                  -  Ghatam

Concert Review:

Song List:

1. Saami Nee Todi   Varnam     Pantuvarali

2. Rama ninnu nammina            Mohanam, (N),(S) at Pallavi

3. Endaro Mahanubhavulu         Sri Ragam, (R);  (N)(S) at Ramabhaktudaina Thyagaraja

4. Hiranmayeem Lakshmeem    Lalitha  (R);  (N),(S) at Sangeethja vadya vinodinieem

5. Vazhi maraikkude    (R); (S)

6. Parama purusha Jagadseeshwara       Vasantha

7. Rama rama guna seema           Simhendra madhyamam  (R);   (N),(S) at pallavi

8. Sagara shyayana vibho              Bhagesree.

9. Mangalam  Prahlada Naradadi   Sourashtram


Dr. Sreevalsan J Menon is a highly accomplished artist from Kerala.  An 'A' grade artist of All India Radio, he has given concerts and lecture demonsytrations all over India and abroad.  He gave a highly emotive concert for Nadasurabhi on 15th March at Indian Heritage Academy Hall, which was fully packed.  He chose most appealing ragas and popular compositions in those.  He planned the concert in a very interesting way, presenting each raga alapana briefly, but broad enough to cover the salient features.  The neraval lines he chose for each composition was very striking and meaningful.  The swara prastharam was included for almost every song, which was not too complicated yet reaveled interesting patterns.  His choice of 'Rama ninnu nammina' was most welcome as it has been heard very rarely in a concert.  Neraval for sri ragam at Ramabhaktudaina Thyagaraja was brilliant.  Simhendra Madhyamaa was the main ragam for elaboration.  The song that followed was very melodious.  On the whole it was a very pleasant concert.

Vidushi Charulatha Ramanujam, one of the most sought after violinists in Karnataka did extremely well, bringing out the 'bhava' of each raga very well.  She received all the applause, most deservingly.  Vidwan R.S.R. Sreekanth was all attentive and gave excellent support, which was appreciated by Dr. Menon himself throughout.  Senior Ghatam artist Vidwan S.N.Narayana Murthy is a seasoned artist and didnot have any difficulty in providing very good support and raising the quality of the concert.


Dr.Sreevalsan Menon is a disciple of late Sri. Neyyattinkara Vasudevan. Dr.Menon is an A Grade artist of AIR. He has given concerts and lecture demonstrations on carnatic music in India, Middle East, UK, USA, Canada and Africa. He is a recipient of Kerala Sangeet Natak Academy Award in 2013. He has won several awards from prestigious organisations like the Music Academy and Krishna Gana Sabha, Chennai. Dr.Menon has also participated in jugalbandhis and western fusion themes with great success.


Smt.Charulatha is a leading carnatic violinist and a highly acclaimed accompanying artist. Sri.RSR Srikanth is a disciple of Umayalpuram Sri Sivaraman and Srimushnam Sri. Raja Rao. He is an A Grade mridangam artist of AIR. Sri.Narayanamurthy is a senior much sought after ghatam vidwan in Bangalore.


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