R. Vedavalli @ BTM Cultural Academy, Bangalore

“Sangeetha Kalanidhi” Smt R. Vedavalli sang to a packed house on Saturday at Sri Ramana Maharishi Academy for the Blind, 3rd Cross, 3rd Phase, J.P.Nagar, Bangalore. The concert was organized by BTM Cultural Academy. Strict adherence to tradition, step-by-step build up of raga alapanas with all important patterns covered were the highlights of the concert. In short, an enjoyable evening of classical music for the audience and a great learning opportunity for any (young) musicians present there. Here are the details:

Vocal: Smt R. Vedavalli

Vocal Support: Sumathi Krishna
Violin: Charulata Ramanujam
Mridangam: Arjun Kumar
Ghatam: Sukanya Ramagopal

List of songs:
1) sAmininnE nEla (varnam) – kannada – Adi – ?
2) mahAganapathim – nAttai – chatusra Eka – muthuswAmi dIkshitar
3) divAkaratanujam – yadukula kAmbOji – chatusra Eka – muthuswAmi dIkshitar
4) mErusamAna – mAyAmAlavagowla – dEsAdi – thyAgarAja
5) nIvada nEgAna – sAranga – kanda chApu – thyAgarAja
6) chEtasri – dwijAvanti – tisra Eka – muthuswAmi dIkshitar
7) O ranga sAyI – kAmbOji – Adi – thyAgarAja
8) na jAnAmi (viruttam) in ragas sAvEri, varAli, kApi, yadukula kAmbOji, sindhubhairavi and surutti, followed by
pathiki hArathI – surutti – Adi – thyAgarAja
9) pavamAna (mangalam) – sowrAshtram – Adi – thyAgarAja

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