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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A Grand Musical Feast by Vidwan Maharajapuram S Ramachandran

A Grand Musical Feast by Vidwan Maharajapuram S Ramachandran
17.01.10 04.15 pm
The Indian Heritage Academy Hall - 6th Block, Koramangala,BangaloreMap

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Vidwan Maharajapuram S Ramachandran Vocal
Vidwan M.S.Govindaswamy Violin
Vidwan Arjun Kumar Mridangam
Vidwan Guruprasanna Khanjira


Maharajapuram Ramachandran needs no introduction to the Carnatic music rasika. Following the lineage of stalwarts like Maharajapuram Viswanatha Iyer and Maharajapuram Santhanam, Sri. Ramachandran has been giving vibrant concerts with verve and vigour all over the world. Nadasurabhi rings in the New Year with this great artist. Kindly be early in order to get the seat of your choice.


Concert Review

Sri. Ramachandran has absorbed all the essential good ingredients from his predecessors of the Maharajapuram family. The perfect punching presentation of the sahitya, alignment to sruti and laya immediately raised the standard of the concert right from the beginning. The artist has developed his voice which has a deep resonant quality through the entire range, that makes it extremely impressive. Also, the clarity of the words of the composition is exceptional that one can take down the sahitya during the presentation of a kriti! To achieve this clarity without sacrificing the beauty of the raga is no mean achievement. Sri. Ramachandran needed no separate announcement of each raga, as his opening phrase itself adequately announced it to the knowledgeable audience.

The opening Begada Varna with some brisk kalpanaswara itself set the tone for an enjoyable evening. Mixing popular songs with lesser known ones, the selection had both depth and variety. Varali was a real treat. The main piece was the  Thyagaraja's grand piece in Kalyani- Nidhi Chaala Sukhamaa. The artist embellished different songs with varied levels of Alapana, Neraval and kalpanaswara which enabled the audience's anticipation and appreciation in good balance. Immensely popular for his delectable range of Tukkadas, Sri.Ramachandran satisfied all with a string of these beautiful pieces. His popularity was evident from the whole bunch of 'chits' he received as listener's choice.

The concert was made most enjoyable due to the excellent support given by Sri.M.S. Govindaswamy on violin, Sri. Arjun Kumar on Mridangam and Sri. Guruprasanna on Khanjira. The Thani was also an exciting experience

List of Songs:

1. Intha chalamu – Begada

2. Sivathraya Mahaganapathim – Nattai

3. Rama nannu brovara – Harikambodi

4. Seshachala nayakam –Varali
5. Mundu Veanuka – Darbar

6. Himachalatanaya – Anandabhairavi

7. Nidhi chala sukhamaa - Kalyani
8. Ksheeraabdhi kannige – Ragamalika

9. Govindaa ninna namave chandaa – Jana Samodini

10. Chinnanchiru kiliye – Ragamalika

11. Sutrum vizhi chudar taan, kannamma, Suriya Chandiraro– Ragamalika

12. Talattu paadum enthen madhuragaanam – Neelambari

13. Viruththam - Pettra thai – Revathi followed by

       Bho Sambho Sivasambho – Revathi

14. Mangalam

Entry is free for all Nadasurabhi Programmes.

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