Lotus Radio from Chennai on 26th May'08
Monday, May 26, 2008
Lotus Radio from Chennai on 26th May'08
We started off with Vaathapi Ganapathim then played Nagumomu in the middle & Kuria Onrum Illai followed by Bhagyadha Lakshmi to end the concert. rest were all film numbers from ld to the new i.e. from Thoongadhey Thambi Thoongadhey - a MGR starer song to Maduraikku Pogadheydi a latest Vijay Starer. The audience liked the songs selected to perform and were full praise for the Sankarabaranam song Sankara and also the old melodies like Maraindhirundhu parkum marmamenna, Poomalaiyil, Mullaimalar meley, Vasanthamullai, Agaya gangai etc.after the concert we all had a good dinner and more so a great desert treat with lots of ice-cream for us to have.
Saturday, May 24, 2008
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
It was another concert in Chennai with Ananthakrishnan anna on violin, Kumbakonam Swaminathan anna on mrudhangam, Nerkunam Sankar anna on Kanjeera and Hari anna on Ghatam and it came out very well. Only thing that may be the our dias was nearer to the Bride & Bridegrooms stage and so they had problem of loud music because of which we as artists had a problem of havig reduced volume on the monitors. Otherwise the concert went well as i also tried a new Kandachapu kriti Tholijenma in Bilahari as the main krithi for this day and AK anna appreciated me for this. Thanks to my uncle Embar Kanna who taught this krithi at around 4pm on 19th May'08.
Monday, May 19, 2008
Thursday, May 15, 2008
In this concert after a long time we had Prem uncle (Brother of Great Drums Vidwan Sivamani uncle) with us and with Ananthakrishnan anna on violin, Arjun Ganesh anna on Mrudhangam, Pradeep uncle on Tabla, Hari anna on Ghatam and Suri uncle on Bass guitar we had a good team and presented a concert with classical, devotional and film numbers. I also rehearsed the Revathy piece of my guru Kalaimamani Kum. A. Kanyakumari with Arjun Ganesh anna at home and performed in the evening. All the others followed it, this umber got good applause from the audience. Applause transferred to my guru for her great composition.
Interesting thing was that i played viol duet with AK (Ananthakrishnan) anna for Manayavyalakim! After announcing the song, there was drop in voltage because of which my keyboard could not function. AK anna was so nice to offer his second violin (which he had brought luckily!). When appa gave this suggestion not only the audience but even myself was surprised but decided to do it because i had just on the 10th sat for the 70 violin ensemble and that gave me the confidence to perform. AK anna appreciated my effort and it was so nice of him to have offered his instrument for me to play with. Check http://videosonsathya.blogspot.com/ for the video clipping with violin, film song and the Revathy numbers.
It was one of the longest distance i traveled for a concert!! less than a kilometer! The venue was very near my house and the concert was organised and attended by one of my great well wisher Balu uncle (TS Mahalingam Sons). Our team with Venkat anna on violin, Calcutta Karthick anna on Mrudhangam and Hari anna on the Ghatam & Morsing had some difficulties because of the echo nature of the hall and thanks to Thirunavukarasu uncle - Karthik Audio, we had a good presentation. I had the oppurtunity to meet my school friend and his family also in this concert.
Sunday, May 11, 2008
|Sathya in 70 Violin concert in Kalaimaman|
It was a great show of the melody of Violin and i was happy to have been a part, thanks to my guru Kanyakumari madam to have given this oppurtunity. It was also an amzing audience turn out inspite of the busy interesting IPL matches and the election which was on in Bangalooru on the 10th May'08.
I really missed my uncle Embar Kannan and i am happy to give you a link for the photos taken during the rehearsal, mike test and the concert performance. Credits to appa for that, however please bear with few which have not come good.
Please click on the photo above to view the others.
Friday, May 09, 2008
I had a great experience for the last two days with oppurtunity to perform under Sri Raj Koti (has composed music for the krithis on melody part) and Sri L. Krishnan, who has scored the BGM for the krithis. It was also nice to work with great experienced people like Lakshman and Madhu uncles on percussion along with Sri Rajagopal uncle on Timing, Kishore anna on Sitar, Yogesh uncle who handled Harp, Santoor and Mandolin, Kiran uncle on Flute, Mohan uncle who was conductor for the project. The project was recorded on the 8th and 9th of May'08 and these days will be in my mind for a long time. Koti uncle has assured me to call me for his recordings , not just as a keyboard player but performing Carnatic on Keyboard. It is indeed a great thing for me. Thanks to Murugan umle the incharge, Koti uncle, Krishnan uncle and Sri Kamisetty Srinivasulu - Special Officer TTD for giving me this oppurtunity.