What a Monday morning at Cleveland!
MD Pancharatnams by Jayshri Varadarajan's students was very good.
laya vinyAsam by the giants was awesome--each bringing his excellence to the presentation, with such pleasing help from Thyagarajan and Nagai Sriram.
Even layA-wanting rasikAs like me got immersed in it. Cleveland reigns--you cannot find such confluence of great artistes, all on stage together like this.
The more I see that most unassuming musician Thyagarajan, playing so well, and helping out to the max--accompanying super stars, dance programs and youngsters tirelessly, I can't but admire him. His playing should not be ignored in all this and by the greatness of his father. His brief Sriranjani AlApanA was moving...
Ah, our vidyaarthi!
NSG gave a superb concert. VV Sundaram said it all, but I want to add to it the AtmAnubhavam which NSG shares with rasikAs in all his concerts. His voice was in super condition and I loved every piece that he presented, from the asAveri varNam, kannaDa, through the rarely heard naDamADum nAdanaDi in pUrvi kalyNi (with its neraval in bAlakrishnan pADa, biraman tALam pODa). Here, our other forumite, the indefatigable super layavAn MannarguDi E took us to great heights with NSG, well assisted by yet another forumite, Gopalakrishnan!
The following aTANA was so pleasing.
Then came the mellifluous nArAyana gowLa, the rAgam and svarams just exploding.
Thanks, NSG, it was an unforgettable performance. Hoping for many more such concerts from you...
Thanks Cleveland and iCArnatic