Sunday, 20 June 2010

Gayathri VenkatRaghavan Concert on Sunday, 8th of August

One more musical treat for Wellingtonians

NZIFS is organising another Vocal concert by Smt. Gayathri Venkataraghavan on the 8th August, Sunday in Wellington's Adam Concert Hall, New Zealand School of Music. Time of concert will be announced in due course.

Carnatic Vocal Concert by Gayathri Venkatraghavan accompanied by Manoj Siva on Mridangam and Akkarai Subbalakshmi on Violin

A review by the renowned Indian Express says -
"Gayathri is endowed with a naturally sweet voice, which has been honed to perfection and it is a voice that makes you pine for more."
She will be accompanied on the violin by a very talented young violinist, Akkarai S. Subhalakshmi and on the Mridangam by stalwart Sri.Manoj Siva.

Watch out this space for more information....

Saturday, 12 June 2010

Standing Ovation for T.M.Krishna, Shriramkumar & Mannargudi Easwaran

On Saturday the 5th of June evening, NZIFS hosted a perfect musical event by T.M.Krishna, Mannargudi Easwaran & Shriramkumar. Starting with a Mayamalavagowlam(Deva Deva), T.M.Krishna gave fluent and enjoyable expression to each ragam in his own way.

T.M.Krishna sang "Dinamani Vamsa" in Harikambhoji, "Mokshamu Galada" in Saramathi, Gopala Krishna Bharathiar composition in Poorvikalyani. Purandaradasar's Jagado dharana... was well received by the audience.

He sang "Pachai mamalai pol meni' at the special request of Shri Mannargudi Easwaran. 'Pachai mamalai pol meni' is a famous Pasuram of Thondaradipodi Azhwar, in praise of Lord Sri Ranganatha of Sri Rangam.

Krishna sang Raagam, Taanam, Pallavi for Rama Nee Samanamevaru (Karakarapriya, Anadnadabhairavi) Karpooram Narumo in Kamas. Krishna finished with the serene and tranquil Vande Mataram. At the end of the concert, the audience burst into enthusiastic applause acknowledging the artistes for providing a bewitching evening.

Shri R.K.Shriramkumar and Shri. Mannargudi Easwaran provided brilliant rhythm to Krishna's songs. Together they produced spontaneous creative harmonious music. The artistes remained relaxed & light-hearted throughout. They showed no signs of jet lag and were available to interact with the audience after the concert and during a small get-together organised by NZIFS. R.K.Shriramkumar described Wellington as very beautiful. The artistes had excellent rapport and often cracked into light humour.

The artistes haasyam & easy approach, balanced their professional commitment. Sure enough the audience took a lot back home to savour & to remember.

Saturday, 5 June 2010

It was a perfect evening!

What a performance by T.M.Krishna, R.K.Sriram and Mannargudi Easwaran. Krishna’s Ragam, Thanam and Pallavi and involvement in their singing showed how much they enjoyed it themselves. As for the audience I am sure it was food for the ears and all of us were treated to an excellent experience.

Please take the time to provide us with your feedback on the show and how we can improve the overall experience.