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Friday, March 30, 2007

A performance with difference 28th Mar'07

Yes it was a wedding reception of a Indian with a Singapore based Chinese girl. Also as soon as i entered the venue being a private concert, i saw huge numbers of Tamizh Murasu evening paperwhich was distributed to the audience as it was carrying an advt. of a political leader coming to attend this function. Our team of Karaikal Venkatasubramaniam anna on violin Trivandrum Balaji anna on mrudhangam, Hariharasubramaniam anna on Ghatama nd Sowrirajan uncle performing both Kanjeera and Morsing had good co-ordination throughout the concert.

The function was attend by a large number of people and we initially thought nobody liked the carnatic performance we were rendering. H/ever we realised that every one enjoyed but maintained silence. Infact many of them came to congradulate me and also bought my cds after the concert was over. At the fag end the bride sang very well, few lines of the song "Nilakaigiradhu" and hearing froma Chinese national with that perfection of pronunciation, which left wondering why our own Tamilnadu girls speak defferently in TV Channels.

Sunday, March 25, 2007

A good concert straight after finishing the Science exam

It was a good concert, a new experience, which I performed for a private wedding on the 23rd Mar'07. I am saying this because its for the first time i am performing a concert reaching the venue straight after finishing my Science exam in the school. While i was confident my amma was really worried if i could do both well. In fact i did my exam well and waited for appa to pick me up in front of the school. As he had come in the car, due to traffic jam enroute, he reached little late.

We were just in time at the venue and started the concert with the team of Thillaisthanam Suriyanarayanan uncle on mrudhangam, Sridhar anna on pad, Pradeep uncle on tabla, Suri uncle on Bass guitar and Villiwakkam Raghuraman uncle on the Violin. While amma had left with thatha to the venue, i understand every one including Karthik audio uncle helped amma to take things in and setting it up. It was a concept of music ensemble and came out very well. It was also to be mentioned that amma is developing into a good photographer and you will agree with me on seeing the pictures above. Cute ones are mine and the small child's dancing photo.

The audience were almost at the average age of 55+ and they enjoyed this show which was from 1115 am - 1330 hrs. On request from audience i performed carnatic, film, western and devotional song. I was happy that my own music composition for the lyrics of Sri Vairamuthu which i had done the earlier day was staged with amma singing it. Every one appreciated my effort and hope i meet Vairamuthu uncle and play this for him.

I am also very happy that it was in the same function Smt Sudha Raghunathan was singing today and my mama Embar S Kannan will be performing with Ghatam Karthick uncle's heArtbeat concept tmrw morning. It is indeed a great privilege and honour that i got an opportunity in this function. Today i attended the concert at the same venue in which mama was accompanying Sudha aunty and i had a gala time with Nakul (mama's son) palying for almost 2 and half hours.

Sunday, March 18, 2007

Felicitation at Infosys

It was indeed a great honor for me to be felicitated by INFOSYS, one of India's leading IT companies during their 10th Anniversary celebrations titled Dhasam on the 15th Mar'07. Athira on violin and Siddharth on drums were also felicitated during this function and we gave a 40 mts short concert which i hope was liked very much by the staff members as they were applauding our efforts. We were given special treatment with separate food court and had a gala time after the concert. Only thing was myself and Athira had exams the next day and yes both of us has done well.

Looking forward to seeing you all for the public concerts in Mar & April'07 which you can find in my schedule link placed in the first page of my website

Monday, March 12, 2007

Concert on the 11th Mar'07

The concert on the 11th Mar'07 was a tensed one for all the artists who performed anmely Sri Anayampatti Venkatasubramaniam on violin, Trivandrum balaji on mrudhangam, Suri bass guitar, Pradeep on Tabla and Sri Sridhar on drums as tehy were more worried about my exam on th 12th.

Infact i was happy today as i performed a one hour concert with Pradeep uncle on Tabla for my dear HAri uncle's betrothal in the morning. After that i went home studeid for teh exam & when we were about to leave our car gave some problems. Still we went to ammamma's house by Jayaram uncle's auto, stayed there for 2 hours and then went to the concert hall. I think this hall is the biggest and the best hall in the city.

For this concert my school Technical advisor Smt Chandra Srinivasa and many other teachers from my school and main branch had attended. Every one smiled at me and appreciated my performance including madhuvanthy aunty. My own composition and the two medleys got us great applause and so did the listener's choice songs.

I reached home at 1030pm and today morning got up at 6am. I have done my exam well today and hope to get good score!.

Concert on the 10th Mar'07

After three continuous concerts i got some time to prepare for my final exams which technically starts from the 12th Mar'07 with English Language.

The concert today was on music ensemble pattern and it was attended by almost with Maestro Illayaraja sirs rasikas. When they knew that i know to play film songs they request for few namely ponmalai pozhudhu & Ramanin Mohanam. I also performed his composition Thumbe Vaa a malayalam number and every one appreciated. I had the team of Sri L Ramakrishnan on the violin, Kumbakonam Swaminathan on mrudhangam, Suir on Bass guitar, Sridhar on Drums and Sri Pradeep on Tabla.

It was so nice that my interview which was recorded on the 8th Mar'07 was on air in Radio Mirchi from 9 - 1030. Appa had a brilliant idea and carried a two in to hear and record my interview. As the concert was over at 855pm appa switched the radio on and every one in the hall were amazed to hear me on radio mirchi. Thank you appa for the wonderful thought!