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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Rithvik Raja - Vocal on 17th April 2016

Rithvik Raja - Vocal on 17th April 2016
17.04.16 04.15 pm
The Indian Heritage Academy Hall - 6th Block, Koramangala,BangaloreMap

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Vidwan Rithvik Raja                                                - Vocal

               Vidwan Nishant Chandran                                      -Violin

               Vidwan K.U.Jayachandra Rao                               - Mridangam

               Vidwan Phanindra Bhaskara                                  -Ghatam


Concert Review:

List of songs .


1.  Jayajaya jayajanakikantha                 Nattai

2.  Ninne neranamminanu                      Panthuvarali (R,N,S – Vedashastrapurana)

3.  Saadhinchane                                    Arabhi

4.  Kamalamba samrakshatu                  Anandabhairavi  (R)

5.  Sarasasamadana                                Kapinarayani   (N,S - hitavumatalento)

6.  Rave himagirikumari                        Todi  (R,S), Tani avartanam

7.  Jagadhoddharana                              Hindusthani kapi

8.  Tirupathi venkataramana                  Sindhubhairavi  

9.  Niri nirir gamagarisa                        Poorvi - thillana

10.Ramachandraya janaka                     Navroz – mangalam.

Nadasurabhi, a leading music sabha in Bangalore held the carnatic vocal concert of Sri.Rithvik Raja, a young artist from Chennai, on 17th April 2016 at the IHA Hall, Koramangala.

Rithvik started the concert with the Purandaradasa Nattai kriti, Jayajaya jayajanaki kantha. This was followed by a Pantuvarali piece, Ninne near namminaanu which was treated elaborately befitting the "main" item of a concert. Unadulterated pantuvarali. It was a real delight. Next was Thyagaraja’s pancharatna kriti Saadinchane.

Another major item taken for elaboration was Anandabhairavi and the song was one of the Kamalamba navavarna kritis of Muthuswamy Dikshitar.  Sarasasamadaana in Kapinarayani which is normally used as a fast paced filler, was sung brilliantly by Rithvik with detailed neraval and swara prasthara.

The main was Thodi. Not too long alapanai. Ending gave an impression that he was heading towards a thanam. But instead the artist took up the slow paced swarajathi of Shyama Sastri. In addition to the detailed swaras within the composition itself, Rithvik chose to add a few rounds of kalpana swaras as well. Tail pieces included Jagadhoddharana, Tirupathi Venkata Ramana in Sindhubhairavi and a delightful thillana. 

The unique feature of the concert is to have included a Thyagaraja’s  pancharatnam, Dikshitar’s Kamalamba navavarna kriti and Shyama Sastri swarajathi in the same concert. A real tribute to the Trimurthis.

Overall, an extremely good concert. Also, all three accompanying artists rose to the occasion. Nishant Chandran is not seen frequently on Bangalore stage. We may probably see him more in the coming months/years. He is extremely good and gives the extract of each raga. Anandabhairavi was superb. Jayachandra Rao is a veteran. Young Phanindra did a good job too.



Sri. Rithvik Raja is a young talented carnatic vocalist who has been under the tutelage of Sri.T.M.Krishna for over a decade. He has been giving concerts from a very young age both in India and several countries abroad. Apart from performances, he currently heads as the President of an organisation called Youth Association for Classical Music (YACM) that deals with spreading the awareness of Classical Music among the youth. He has won several awards from leading sabhas in Chennai including Yuva Kala Bharathi of Bharat Kalachar. He is accompanied by eminent artists in this concert.

Entry is free for all Nadasurabhi Programmes.

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