VDS Arts Academy - Arts wings of Muthukrishnan Memorial Club
 
 

On 25th November 2007 (Sunday) at 6.00 PM. A.Mukhil Mayuri gave a very good concert a student of Sakunthala Seshadri for VDS. Her saariram is fine, paadandram  is very good, sruthi and layam were o.k. and confidence is high. Her Main simendra -mahdymam for pazhani after a neat alapana, she sang the kriti and swaram well.
Sub main in shankarabaranam for konjam dayai a well knit alpana with swaram. She sang the other kritis velava (keeravani), biranavaraalichi (kalyani), giripriyam (kadhanakudukalam) and dhanashree thillana all sang very well.   Violinist Shraddha and Mridangist S.Sudarshan gave a good support to Mukhil Mayuri.

At 7.15 PM –  That was an yet another excellent vocal concert by non-other than `Baala Baskara’ K.Bharath Sundar dis. of  Leelavathi Gopalakrishnan & P.S.Narayanaswami Iyer for VDS. His all-round knowledge is high, rendering the kritis and kalpana swarams with raagalakshana and fine manodharma. Voice is bold  with good range. His Naataikuinji varnam, guru leka in gowri manohari, guntakriya’s inthamelu, jayantha sena’s vinatha kritis sang extremly well. Selection of the songs are very good but most of them saint thiagarajaa. Coming to the Main harikamboji’s dinamani vamsa  is fine after a neat alapana, he sang the composition very well with variety of kalpana swarams. Sub-main ethijanmamithi (varali)  and thillana in hamsadnai  sang very well.

Reply by the Violinist M.Vijay’s varali and harikamboji were mejastic. V.Prashanth, Mridangist and G. Harihara sharma, kanjeera artists accompanied the main artist very well and all the four young artists made like a seasoned artists concert.


On 18th November 2007 (Sunday) at 6.00 PM.

A good conert made by T.C.Aakash a student of K.K.Thomas, saariram is o.k. paadandram  is not bad, sruthi and layam were o.k. with medium confidence. His voice is just breaking at 12, he has to improve voice oscillation, swarasthanam and gamakaas.  Started with Varnam sami ninne, Deekshider’s siddhivinayagam, pahi nikilajananim, melokovayya all sang fairly well. He took Main hamsadwani’s parvathi pathim did a good alapana, niraval and swaram. Violinist T.K.Vidya and Mridangist V.Ganesh gave a good support.

At 7.15 PM –  S.Srivatsan dis. of  A.S.Murali rendered an excellent concert for VDS. His all-round knowledge is high with good rendering the kritis and kalpana swarams.Voice is settled at 15 bold  with good range. His beghada varnam. Jaya jaya swamin, maaru balga in sri ranjani with alapana and swaram, devagandhari’s shali vatiswaram kritis sang very well. Venkataramana, thelia lethurama sang beautifully. Selection of the songs are very good from different vaageyakaras. Coming to the Main mohanam’s kadambari  is fine after a neat alapana, he sang the composition very well with variety of kalpana swarams. There are reputation of some pidis. Kamalabdhakula and thillana in dhana shree  sang very well.

Violinist R.Rahul’s essay of mohanam was pleasing, percussionists  Thriyambak Prem Chander, Mridangist and G.Prashanth, gatam artist accompanied the main artist very well and all the four young artists mad e a nice concert.

Mridangam mastreo Dr.T.V.Gopalakrishnan, presided the concert and appreciated our noble service to the music field and our trop scheme. He blessed srivatsan for his meritorious performance and appreciated the four artists with his heartful blessings.


On 17th November 2007 (Saturday) at 6 PM. Little Sithara Niranjan gave an excellent maiden vocal concert, dis. of  Radha Narayanan. Her saariram is fine, sweet and clear.  At 10 all-round knowledge and confidence is very good. Rendered all kritis well with ragalakshana, good graspins. Started with Suddha dhanyasi’s sriraja mathangi varnam, Muthuswami deekshider’s mahaganapthim, suga suga mridanga thalamu with alapana and swaram all sang very well. Sakalagrahabalinene in attana sang the kriti well. She took simhendra madhyamam for kamashi kamakoti pitavasini as main, though the alapana was short, we are happy to note that she did niraval and kalpana swaram. She sang sankarabaranam thillana and olipadaithakanninai vaa vaa well.

All credit goes to her guru Radha Narayanan for having train this tiny girl very well.

Little R.Shyam on the violin and another little Mridangist  R.Akshayram, supported the main atrist well and all three tiny tots combined very well.

Seetha Narayanan a veteran vocal musician was the chief guest of the evening appreciated and blessed the tiny tots for their excellent peroformance.

 
At 7.15 PM –  P.Sai Sharan dis. of  Leelavathy Gopalakrishnan rendered a fine  and excellent concert for VDS. His all-round knowledge is high, singing with full involvement and ragalakshana with manodharma .Voice is settled at 15 bold  and good range. Started with Thodi varnam. Gajavathana,  samikku sari evere, sivagama sundari kritis sang very well. Sub-main in banduvarali with alapana, niraval and well-knit swaram, very well. Selection of the songs are very good from different vaageyakaras. Coming to the Main Keeravani’s Nee saranambuja  is fine after a neat alapana, he sang the composition very well with variety of kalpana swarams. Jeyadevar’s ashtapthi, basant bahar thillana sang very well.

Violinist Vijay, percussionist S.Harishkumar accompanied the main artist very well.



On 11th November 2007 (Sunday) at 6.00 PM. A excellent violin solo by R.Priyamvadha a student of Akkarai Swaminathan, tonal quality of instrument is fine, paadandhram  is very good, sruthi is fine with perfect laya. Started with Varnam Nava raga malika, Deekshider’s gajananayutham, Nijamara Mulanu, played well. She took Sub-Main Bandurthli kolu she did a very good alapana &  swaram Kapali in mohanam as  Main she played alapana, niraval and swaram well. Her knowledge is very good at 14, experience is very good and she accompanied lot of young/budding artists.

Mridangist Thalaignayiru S.Harishkumar and Gatam G.Chandrasekar sharma supported Priyamvadha very well by their matured performance .

On 10th November 2007 (Saturday) at 6 PM. V.Vathsala gave an excellent maiden vocal concert, dis. of  O.S.Thiagarajan and Akila Siva. Her saariram is very good and clear with proper gamakas. At 11 all-round knowledge is good with confidence and sure Rendered all kritis well. Started with Thodi varnam, Muthuswami deekshider’s ekadantam, Birana brova idhey, Oothukau’s vaangum enakum iru kai sang all the kritis  well. She took karahara priya for chakkaniraja as main, though the alapana was short, we are happy to note that she did niraval and swaram. She sang the thukkadas theruvadeppo nenje  and aarar ashtapathy well.

Sraddha Ravindran on the violin dis. of Radha Sundaresan and the Mridangist  K.Sriram, dis. of Kumbaknam Rajjapier  supported the main atrist well.

At 7.15 PM –  G.Karthik dis. of  G.Srikanth and M.E.Subramani Iyer rendered a fine  and very good concert. His all-round knowledge is high, singing with full involvement with ragalakshana of course rhythm is in his blood .Voice is bold  and good range. Started with Bhairavi varnam. After Gajananayutham he sang the kritis kalavathy in yagapriya, sub-main in harikambothy with alapana, and well-knit swaram, velava vaa vinay theera, ksheera sagara very well.. Selection of the songs are very good from different vaageyakaras. Coming to the Main madhyamavathi is good after a neat alapana  he sang the composition paalimchu very well with variety of kalpana swarams. Ambujam krishna’s yamunakalyani jagathinai kaathidum thukkada was very good.

He is also learning mridangam from K.V.Prasad and his father Ganesh Raman.

Violinist Vijay, percussionist Kumabakonam R.Arvind  accompanied the main artist very well.


On 9th November 2007 (Friday)
at 6 PM, Adithya Mohan gave a very good vocal concert, dis. of  Chithra Veena Ravikiran and student of  Kalakshetra. A child prodigy, special child has natural talent in music, who also composed few varnams just at 14. With high confidence, fine rendering the kritis and kalpana swarams by his overall knowledge. Voice is settling after the break. Started with Mohanam’s Ninnukori varnam, suga suga in sriranjani, deekshider’s govardhanagiri  all kritis rendered well. His sub-main bhajare in  abheri, alapana and swaram o.k., He took nattai for ninne bhajara as his main, we are happy to note that he did alapana, niraval and swaram with variety.  

R. Priyamvadha on the violin dis. of Akkarai Swaminathan and the Mridangist  R.Srinivas, dis. of  Srirangarajapuram Jayaraman  supported the main artist well.

At 7.15 PM –  G.Abhilash dis. of  A.S.Murali and Rajeswari rendered yet another excellent concert for VDS. A child prodigy, his all-round knowledge is too high at just 12, singing with full involemenr and ragalakshana. His excels in fast pidis and sangathis. Started with sahanaa varnam. After Vallabha nayagasya, sarasiruka, maakelara  he sang the sub-main in lathaangi for piravaa varam with short alapana, and lengthy swaram. Selection of the songs are very good from different vaageyakaras. Coming to the Main Shankarabhranam he did Ragam Thanam Pallavi (RTP) and sang samana very well with variety of kalpana swarams. Ambujam Krishna’ Om namo narayana was simply superb.

Violinist K.P.Nandini’s shankarabranam and lathaangi were mejastic, percussionist Srivanchiam Sriram  accompanied the main artist very well.