VDS Arts Academy - Arts wings of Muthukrishnan Memorial Club
 
 
Review ( Month of June '08)

On 29th June 2008 (Sunday) at 6.00 PM. S.Hamzini a student of A.P.Komala did her very good maiden vocal  performance for VDS. Her voice is fine –clear & bold. Her pattantharam is very good. She sang all krithis fairly well.

She sang Lalitha alapana well. Main Mohanam- though the alapana was short she sang the krithi Rama ninnu nammina well with niraval and kalpanaswaramas. She did the muthaippu swaram very well.

Accompanists R.Priyamvadha (Violin) & V.Vignesh (Mridangam- new comer to VDS) with Sai Subramaniam (Morsing) gave a very good support to Hamzini.
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At 7.15 PM. Vani Ramamurthy an artist from Los-angels U.S., learning under the tutelage of Padma Kutty @ U.S. and Ranjani & Gayathri @ Madras gave an excellent maiden Vocal performance for VDS. She sings with full involvement. Voice is good, sweet and versatile. Her manodharma is good @ 19. US based student she  sings with full throat and clarity of saahithya. Full credit goes to her gurus Padma Kutty, Ranjani-Gayathri.

She sang the Harikambodi krithi neatly. Sriranjani alapana was good.  The alapana for main Kalyani was too short, but it was crisp. She rendered the krithi Ethavunara neatly. Niraval was o.k. Kalpanaswaram was fine, it had variety. She sang the thukkadas melodiously.

To-day’s accompanists  K.J.Dileep (violin), Thiruvarur S.C.Venkatesh (mridangam) gave a fine support and in fact all the three members combined well to give a nice concert.


On 28th June 2008 (Saturday) at 6.00 PM. V.Supraja a dis.of  Raji Gopalakrishnan gave a Very good maiden vocal concert for VDS. Her voice is good in the higher octave. She renders krithis well. Her pattantharam is good. At 13 she is bold and confident.

Main karaharapriya was good. After a neat alapana she sang the kriti senthiladavan well and we are happy she did niraval and variety of kalpanaswarams. She sang the thukkadas nicely.. She is not audible below sadjamam.

Accompanists R.Shyam (Violin), Sree Seshadri Vyas the new Mridangist for VDS gave a  good support to Supraja.
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At 7.15 PM. Ramya Ramesh’s Excellent Vocal concert was marked by a very good, clear & bold voice with brugas and gamakas. Her pattantharam is very good and guru C.R.Vaidyanathan has trained her very well.

She sang the Mukari krithi well. Panthuvarali was good. After a neat alapana, she rendered the krithi Shankari well. Niraval and kalpanaswaram o.k. She did main thodi very well. Alapana was very good. She sang the krithi Daachukovalena well. Kalpanaswaram was good-for a difficult thala pattern.

She sang the thukkadas melodiously. Purandara Dasar’s Durga piece  Mandhamadiyo was very nice.

Violinist Shraddha Ravindran and Mridangist G.Kirthivasan gave a good & subdued support  to Ramya.

 


On 20th June 2008 (Friday) at 6.30 PM. R.Nithya dis.of  Latha Ravi gave a Very Good dance performance for VDS. At 14 she is very confident. She is lean with flexible body. Her features are good. Her limb movements are elegant. Guru Latha Ravi has trained her very well.

She did the jathiswaram well. She performed Madurai R.Muralidharan’s Dharmavathi varnam well & answered the jathis very well. Her abhinaya for Nettrandhi Nerathile was good. In Padam Thaaye yesodha; her foot work for Kaalinil silambu konja was attractive. Selection of items for the programme was fine and a full-fledged performance. though made light to suit the little dancer.  There is scope of improvement   in bhava.   .

Music support by Hariharan (vocal), instruments byC.K.Vasudevan (Mridangam), V.Shankar (Violin) Shankara Narayanan (flute) was good.

On 15th June 2008 (Sunday) at 6.00 PM. N.S.Aruna made an Excellent entrance by her maiden vocal  performance at VDS. Her manodharma is high at 17, sings with full involvement and raga lakshana. Her voice is bold & with good range (but looks suppressed – may  be due to involvement in light music).

Learning under the tutelage of Padma Chandilyan and S.V.Usha, both have trained her very well.

Her Naatai was fine. She sang Anandha nata maaduvar in poorvikalyani well. Short kriti Amba Krupai in kaapi was brisk and attractive. She took Shankarabaranam as her main for the concert – alapana had nice pidis. Her niraval and kalpanaswaram were good. Lone thukkada Chandana in Brindawana saaranga was very nice.

Accompanists K.P.Nandini (Violin) & R.Akshyram (Mridangam) gave a very good support to Aruna.
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At 7.15 PM. V.Charanya dis. of  Meera Kedarnathan gave a Very good and fine vocal concert for VDS. This is her 7th concert for VDS. She has been showing gradual improvement in each concert. Her voice is sweet & soft. She renders kritis well.

Her Poorvikalyani ( Gnanamu S akaradha was good. Nenerunchi in Maalavi was  sung very well. Main Saveri was very good .After a neat alapana, she sang the kriti Dhurusika well. Niraval and kalpanaswarams had variety. She sang all the thukkadas very well.

R.Priyamvadha (violin), V. Gowrishankar (mridangam) gave very good support to Charanya.

On 14th June 2008 (Saturday) at 6.00 PM. M.Anjana dis.of Mrs.  Padmasree Sreedharan gave a Very good maiden vocal concert for VDS. Her voice is good, bold and thick. Laya is also good. She rendered all the kritis fairly well. Guru has trained her very well.

She  started the concert with Thodi Varnam, she sang Vinayaka (Hamsadwani), Muruganin (Saveri), Chalamelara (Marga-Hindolam) nicely. Her main Bandhuvarali : kriti ninarul, alapana was o.k., and we are happy she did niraval and swaram.

Accompanists T.K.Vidya (Violin) Thriyambak Prem Chander (Mridangam) gave a  good support to Anjana.
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At 7.15 PM. R. Charanya (Veena) dis. of Mudigondan S.N.Ramesh gave an Excellent veena concert for VDS. She is our regular artist and this is her 5th concert for VDS. First promotional to one and half hour and she proved her worth by a neat and well executed concert. She has been improving in all departments over the years. Her striking is melodious which is very important in veena. Fingering and housing is also good.

She played Nagumomu in abheri very well. Saaveri was good. Main Thodi: After a good alapana she played Thaaye Yeasodha nicely with good kalpanaswarams. Begun with Viriboni varnam and followed by Vallabha (beghada), Naada thanumanisham (siddha  -ranjani), Sarasa saama (kapi narayani) all rendered nicely. 

Mridangist G.Karthik’s support was very nice with fine gumukkis.

On 13th June 2008 (Friday) at 6.00 PM. V.Sri Vidhya dis. of Thiruvaur S.Santhanam & Thirukodikaaval P.S.Subramaniam gave a Very good & fine vocal concert for VDS. This is her maiden performance at Chennai sabha. Her voice is sweet, soft & clear. Pattandharam is very good. Both the gurus have trained her very well.

She started the concert with Nee dhaya radha varnam in raagam Aandholika and followed by  krithis Theradheeyakaradha (Gowlibandhu), Paarvathy Pathim (Hamsadwani), Kaaya rohanedim (Karnataka Devagandhari) all sung  very well.Her Main was Mayamala gowl a  krithi:  Thulasithala. After a neat alapana she sang the krithi, niraval, kalapanaswarams  nicely.  

R.Priyamvadha (Violin), Swamimalai Girish S.Sundar (Mridangam) & V.Sai Subramanian (ghatam) gave a very good support to Sri Vidhya.
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At 7.15 PM. M.Lakshmi dis. of  Prema Hariharan & Sulocha Pattabhiraman  gave an Excellent Vocal concert for VDS. She is our regular artist and this is her third and first promotional concert to one and half hour slot @ VDS. She proved worthy of the promotion. We are happy to note that she improves concert by concert every year. Her voice is sweet, bold and clear especially in the higher octave. She has to practise below sadjamam.

Her Mohanam: Deekshider’s Kadambari ( sub-main) alapana, swaram were very good. Main Karaharapriya  Chakkaniraja she rendered alapana, kriti, niraval and kalpana swaram with raagalakshna. She sang the other kritis Jagadhanandha Karaka (nattai), Venkataramana (lathangi) , Jawali in kamas raagam and thillana in Varamu a composition of Sulochana Pattabhiraman nicely.

R.Shyam’s (violin) essay of Mohanam and Karahara Priya were fine and Swamimalai Girish Sundar (Mridangam) rendered goog support. . 
                                                                                                        -  by K.Sridhar

On 08th June 2008 (Sunday) at 6.30 PM, C.Gayathri a student of Yuvakala Bharathi R.Vijay Madhavan gave a very good dance performance for VDS. Her features are good, abhinaya fine.

Both Vocal music and dance for padam Kalyana Rama in Hamsanaadham were pleasing. Varnam Naadhanai azhaithuva  in kambodi was good. Her abhinaya for adhuvum solluval was very good.

Music was fine. Vocal  by  Murali Parthasarathy. Instruments Viswanathan (mridangam), Sikamani (Violin) rendered their support very well.

Mrs. Sukanya Ravindar (Bharathanatyam Exponent) Chief guest of the evening programme blessed Gayathri.

On 06th June 2008 (Friday) at 6.30 PM. D.N.Kanagha Rekha a dis.of  Thrissur K.N.Surendran gave a Very good  dance recital for VDS. She is lean, flexible with good features and elegant limb movements.

She did K.N.Dhandayuthapani’s vachaspathy Varnam Velanidam poy solladi well and answered the jathis neatly. Her bhava was fine in Sinnan chiru killiye. Guru K.N.Surendran have trained her very well.

Music support by Venugopal (vocal). Instruments by Ganesh (Mridangam), Shankar (Violin) Sankara Narayanan (flute) rendered their support very well.

The Bharathanatyam Exponent, Bharatha Ratna Mr. J.Suryanarayana Murthy chief guest of the evening programme blessed Kanagha Rekha.

 

On 01st June 2008 (Sunday) at 6.00 PM. B.Bhairavi dis. of Rajalakshmi Srinivasan, gave a very good maiden vocal  performance. Her voice is fine, bold & clear and with good range. She is quite confident. We are very happy a big number of audience encouraged the artists.

Her Naatai was good. In hindolam, alapana lacked perfection. It is difficult raga for beginners for alapana, but she managed in kalapanaswaram it is o.k. Devaganthari kriti was good.  Main Panthuvarali was very good, after a tolerable alapana, she sang saarasaakhsha well with niraval and swaram.

Little accompanists R.Shyam (Violin) S.Aswini (Mridangam) gave a very good support to Bhairavi.

Akkarai Mr.S.Murugan the Violin exponent, chief guest of the concert blessed Bhairavi.
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At 7.15 PM. M.Ragini Sri dis. of  Prema Hariharan and Late Sulochanapattabhiraman gave an yet another Excellent vocal concert for VDS. This is her 4th concert for VDS. We are happy to note that every concert her confidence and manodharma are growing.

Her Hindolam alapana was a fine example for this. She sings with full involvement. Muruga in Saveri was sung with full bhava. Main Kalyani was fine. After a fine alapana, she rendered Birana Brova well with fine fast kalpanaswaram pattern. Maa Ramana was mejastic. Thaye thirubura Sundari rendered nicely.

K.J.Dileep (violin), V.Prashanth (mridangam) & S.Sai Subramanian (Morsing) gave very good support to Ragini Sri.