? - vocal support
The vocal support was by Sri Shantaprakash - another disciple of Vidwan Sri T.N Seshagopalan
My thoughts on this concert..
It was one of the best concerts that I have attended in the Detroit area in recent times! As advertised, it was a thematic concert - a shivagAnanjali - dedicated to the reigning deity at Flint - Paschima Kasi Viswanathar. Several compositions in the concert list were audience requests.
Vidwan Sri T.N Seshagopalan's ABSOLUTE COMMAND AND MASTERY over the grammar of carnatic music was AWE INSPIRING. The concert was 3 hours and 50 minutes to be exact and was a display of sheer VIRTUOSITY! His manodharmam was in FULL FLOW and kept coming like a PRAVAAHAM!
My personal favorites were the Varali, Kambhoji, Kumudakriya and Kedaram renditions and last but not the least the Virutham. The (~20 odd ragas) - I could decipher only around 15 of them were - Kedaragowla, Ranjani, Saveri, Hindolam, Hamsanandhi, Atana, Brindavana Saaranga, Kuntalavarali, Begada, Neelambari, Bowli?, Kapi, Shankarabharanam, Surutti and Darbari Kaanada. The transitions between the raagams was EFFORTLESSLY EXECUTED and MIND BOGGLING. After rendering all the raagams in the Ramalinga Arutpa Viruttham, he traversed the raagams in reverse order once and then again in forward order within a very short span of time. This was SIMPLY SUPERB.
WHAT AN EXCELLENT CONCERT!!