At many times I wished Neela mami had a disciple participate to the extent Sumithra V does in RV's. Nonetheless, the shrI ranjani AlApanai, and parts of the tODi AlApanai were steeped in classicism. Swarams were all top-class, and included much laya viShayam, but I missed the rAgapravAha swarams of the kind she sang for bEgaDa (nIvErA kuladhanamu) in the Rama Navami concert at Indian Heritage Academy Hall. Wish there had been one more neraval somewhere (maybe for the sAvEri).
There are also a lot many rAgams I'm fonder of than vasantA and karNaranjani
Raghu played very well, with appropriate seriousness and restraint.
Akshay played very impressively and provided good support, though at times his energy seemed to be dipping, and Mami had to give a little prod.
The tani featured tishra and mishra (?) naDais, and was played with a very uniform kAlapramANa. The NST were done in the caraNam's beginning itself, and the continuation of the krti after tani created a very good effect, and sustained weighty music for a while after the tani too.