Venue: Sathguru Gnanananda Hall, Narada Gana Sabha, TTK Road, Chennai
Date: 26th Sep 2006
Vocal: Sri Neyveli R. Santhanagopalan
Violin: Sri V.V. Ravi
Mridangam: Sri Papanasam Ashok Ramani
List of songs:
1) tatvamariya taramA- rItigOwLa – Adi – pApanAsam sivan
2) venkataramaNA – latAngi – rUpakam – pApanAsam sivan (ANS)
3) saravaNabhava – kannada – Adi – pApanAsam sivan
4) kArtikEya – tOdi – Adi – pApanAsam sivan (ANS)
I had to leave after the tOdi composition. The concert was supposed to start at 7 PM but instead started one hour late at 8 PM because the people who were giving speeches during the award/felicitation ceremony that took place before the concert went on and on for extended periods of time. Many in the audience were visibly frustrated.
Sri Guruvayur Dorai was originally supposed to have played the mridangam but he couldn’t come. So Sri Papanasam Ashok Ramani, who is known to us more as a singer, donned the mantle of the mridangist for the concert.