Wednesday, February 25, 2009
A good 10 days of concerts and great news of Oscars.
|Siva Vishu Tempel - Bandikavanoor|
I also had Prapancham Shailendran as enhancing artist on lead Guitar for two concerts and it was very interesting to note that he is also playing guitar with no formal training on same. He is son of the great Mrudhangam vidwan Sri Prapancham Ravindran who was with us at the Embar Temple performance. Shailendran is also a good mrudhangam artist and he did join us for a concert on same during this hectic week.
Monday, February 23, 2009
Saturday, February 14, 2009
It was a great oppurtunity for me to perform at Madhuramangalam Sri Embar's Temple with my uncle Embar Kannan on violin and Prapancham Ravindran uncle on the Mrudhangam. After writing the exam in the morning left to Madhuramangalam in the afternoon and performed a 30 mts concert inside the temple premises. Later performed a 1 hour concert at the new Math building. It was so nice to see all the rituals in the temple and again here we had the problem of power fluctuation and this time both my keyboard adaptor and Monitor's transformers got burnt. It is indeed a great lesson learnt. Inspite of telling the electrician we got in to this trouble and again my uncle did couple of solo numbers to finish the concert. A great oppurtunity and a good concert trip of 3 days with my uncle from the 4th to the 6th Feb'09 covering Tirunelveli, Vellore and Madhuramangalam. Looking forward to many more!
The other reason is that due to power fluctuation the transformer in the adaptor of my keyboard got burnt and it was by miracle appa got out to the town and got it repaired. In the meanwhile my uncle Embar Kannan presented his solo numbers for which i played Kanjeera. I also tried a number on his silent violin and later with the alternate keyboard appa had arranged played Nagumomu. In the mean time appa brought the adopter in condition and we continued the concert. When we narrated all this to the organisers they were happy that all went well with no disturbance to the receptions function. Its all God's grace only.
on 4th Feb'09 we took a Tempo Traveler and traveled all night to Vellore and on reaching around 1145 AM had our lunch and went to take rest. The concert in the evening went well with Sridhar anna on drums and Sasi uncle on Bass Guitar (He is brother-in-law of Great Maestro Ilayaraja sir) joining us from Chennai. Drove down to Chennai in the night itself as i had exam to be attended the next day 6th Feb'09, morning at 8.
Wednesday, February 04, 2009
After breakfast, as advised by our house owner uncle, we proceeded to "Kurukuthurai" which was really unbelievable with water flowing with good current. It has been long time we have enjoyed this kind of an environment and we were all in water for almost 2 hours and just returned and had lunch. Had dharshan of Balamurugan temple and do not know if we can make it to other temples. We have the concert in the evening after which we are going to Vellore. Looking forward to a good concert and trip to Vellore. Bye for now (1445) Photos will be upload later.
Monday, February 02, 2009
It was a great Birthday gift for me from Lord Guruvayoorappa with dharshan at Guruvayoor and a good concert the same evening at Trichur for a private function. We the team of Venkat anna on Violin, Swaminathan anna on Mrudhangam, Hariharasubramanian anna on Ghatam & Morsing and appa on thalam enjoyed the concert with 3 new attempts of Swathi Thirunal's composition namely a varnam - ragam Mayamalavagowla, Bhogendra Sayinam, a krithi in Kunthalavaralai and Pankacha Lochana in Kalyani.
There was a list of krithis as audience choice which came in as we entered the hall and so changed the concert structure to fit in as many numbers as possible. I was more happy as amma also joined this trip and all of just crashed as soon as we entered our coach in the train on return. Thanks to almighty for having made this trip successful as we, i.e. amma at Valasarawakkam and myself at RA Puram, managed to finish our respective private concerts and rush and catch the train in time on the 31st Jan'09 to got to Trichur. There was also another surprise gift from the print media i.e. a photograph of my amma in Vadapalani times as she is giving a certificate to Mstr. harath a keybaord artiste the review can be read in the link :
Looking forward to the trip to Thirunelveli, Vellore and Sriperumbudhur and this time i will be joined my appa, amma, Embar Kannan mama and my thatha for this trip. Details of Photos are as under:
1. Amma in Vadapalani times 2. concert on 31st Jan'09 3. Concert on 31st Jan'09 4. In front of Guruvayur Temple 5. Concert at Trichur 6. Concert at Trichur on 1st Feb'09 - my birthday.