A great stand indeed as i reached Music Academy 1130 pm on 31st Dec'08 in time to join great musicians who had assembled to sing "Entharo Mahanubhavulu" welcoming Year 2009 bang at 0001 hrs 01 Jan'09! Around 0030 hrs i also got an oppurtunity to perform a krithi "Niravathy Sukatha" making it my first solo performance on stage for the year 2009! Thanks to "Carnatica" who had organised this function. Till date many people have been appreciating me for that one krithi rendered at the Music Academy which only goes to show how successful Carnatica & its team were!! Kudos to their efforts.
This was followed up with a concert at Sri Panjamuka Anjeneya Temple festival in Mylapore where i played from 7 - 9 am and i could not have asked for a better start for the New Year Day - 01 Jan'09 - a performance at the Music Academy followed by a solo concert for 2 hrs in the morning which also went very well with the grace of the Almighty! Looking forward to a great year ahead.