VDS Arts Academy - Arts wings of Muthukrishnan Memorial Club
Review ( Month of January 2012)

On 19th February 2012 (Sunday) at 6.00 PM. Vaishali Jaishankar performed her very good maiden vocal concert at VDS. Her over all knowledge and confident are good. Her voice is sweet. She sings the kritis well with ragalakshana. Main thodi kriti was sung very well. Alapana was o.k. niraval and kalpanaswaram were good for kriti kaddanu variki. She sang the thukkadas nicely.

Guru K.H. Mangala has trained her very well. M. Jwalini (Violin) and S. Hari (Mridangam) gave a good support to Vaishali.

 She was blessed by a large number of audiences.

At 7.15 PM. T. Kalaimagan,s concert was marked by fine rendering of kritis with ragalakshana. He is from a great musical family and grand son of Kalaimamani Sri. Subbu Arumugam. Kalaimagan’s chkravaham was fine – alapana has nice pidis. He sang the shanmugapriya very well. Valaji was good. Main shanmugapriya alapana was very good. He sang the kriti paarvathi nayakane well. Niraval & Swaram ar saravabonmane was quite imaginative. Bhavayami in yaman kalyani was super.

R. Nagarajan on the Violin and G. Karthik on mridangam gave a fine support


On 05th February 2012 (Sunday) at 6.00 PM. M.S. Anantha Shree presented her fine & very good maiden vocal concert at VDS. From the great musical family of Parur, she is quite confident with good, bold & clear voice. She sings the kritis with ragalakshana. Well trained by her gurus Lakshmi Krishnaswami and Kalpagam Raman.

Her main varali was rendered nicely – alapana was neat, kriti maamava meenakshi was sung well, niraval and swaram also good. Anantha sang the other kritis surya murthe (saurashtram) sada mathim (gambhira naatai) anbirundhal adhuve (sindhu bhairavi) very well.

Shraddha on the Violin and T. Karthik on mridangam gave a good support.

At 7.15 PM. R. Narayanan a dis. of Vijay Siva & (late) Seerkakhi R. Jayaraman performed his yet another excellent and majestic vocal concert. He is our regular artiste and this is his 7th concert at VDS. He is improved in all departments. His manodharma is of high order. Selection of the songs had variety and also rare kritis.

His kalpanaswaram in gowri manohari ragam for the kriti guru lekha was fine and was variety. Lathangi alapana has some nice pidis. He brought out the essence and character the raga beautifully. Main bhairavi was fine swara korvai was very imaginative.     

Shraddha on the Violin and R. Akshyram on mridangam and S. Krishna gave their fine support