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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Carnatic Idol Raghavendra on 17th July 2011

Carnatic Idol Raghavendra on 17th July 2011
17.07.11 04.15 pm
The Indian Heritage Academy Hall - 6th Block, Koramangala,BangaloreMap

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Vidwan R.Raghavendra   Vocal  
Vidushi Charulatha Ramanujam    Violin
Vidwan B.R.Srinivas Mridangam
Vidwan M.Gururaj Morsing


Young artist Sri.Raghavendra is the WINNER of the 2011 Carnatic Music Idol competition held by a Chennai TV channel. He was tested for his technical and aesthetic competence in Carnatic music by a large panel of the most distinguished vidwans, with several rounds of practical examination. The award also gave him an opportunity to participate in the grand Cleveland Festival in USA.  Sri.Raghavendra is the son and disciple of senior mridangam Vidwan Sri. Srimushnam Raja Rao. He is currently taking advanced lessons from Sri.Sanjay Subrahmanyan. Besides giving several stage performances in Chennai and Mumbai, Raghavendra has also won awards from many leading sabhas. 


Full Concert Review

Young Raghavendra gave a brilliant performance in the programme organised by Nadasurabhi under the joint auspices of mridangam vidwan Sri.HS Sudhindra's Suswaralaya College of Music. Raghavendra commenced the concert with the Sankarabharanam varnam Saami Ninne. Saint Thyagaraja's Oka Parijudaraada in Kalavathi followed.The  Neelambari kriti Anandavalli , a composition of Swati Tirunal was rendered in a bhava laden style. The sub main piece was Marivere dikkevvaru in Shanmugapriya. The standard of the alapanai was very impressive. The neraval at Sannuthanga sri followed by swaraprastharam was very well received by the packed audience.  Sarasa Saama Daana in Kapi Naarayani unlike its usual filler status was treated with a few rounds of nice kalpana swaram at "ithavu maatelendu". A beautiful rendering of Naattakurinji for which Mysore Vasudevachar's composition Nachai Vidavaku ra was selected, was a good choice for a central piece.The Main item of the evening was an elaborate rendition of Keeravani with the popular Kaligiyunte of Thyagaraja as the krithi. The broad and precise manodharma of the artist was proven during the alapanai as well as the neraval and swaram at Bhaguga Sree Raghu. Thukkadas included  Naaneka Bhadavano in  Behag by Purandaradasa and a Tamil virutham followed by Thillana in Darbari Kanada.The concert was superb. Accompaniments were Smt. Charulatha Ramanujam who maintained her usual top class. Sri.BR Srinivas on Mridangam and  Sri. M.Gururaj on Morsing gave enthusiastic support. Overall, it was a highly enjoyable programme.

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