Monday, 10 March 2014
On Sunday, a few Wellingtonians were delighted and lucky to enjoy the soulful singling of Sri. O.S.T, served in a traditional style for around 150 minutes.
Beginning the concert with Thyagaraja Krithi in Hamswadhwani - Shri Raghukula, Seethamma Mayamma in Vasantha and Marukelara in Jayanthasri the concert flowed to a lilting Latangi piece - Venkataramana Un Thiruvilayadalai Yaar Arivaar by Papanasam Sivan. This was followed by the popular Shri Valli Devasenapathe in Natabhairavi.
The main piece was a very satisfying Thiruvadi Sharanam (Gopala Krishna Bharathi) in Kambhoji. The neravals and swaraprastharams were crisp and well defined.
Then came popular requests sung in Jagado (Kapi), Muruga Muruga Enral - Saveri - Periyasaami Tooran, Sada Enna Hridayadalli (Vijaya Vittala Dasa) in Behag, and Kaana Vendamo (Papanasam Sivam) - Sriranjani. The concert concluded with a Tillana in Hindolam.
Sri OST was ably supported by Dr. Ashok Malur on the Violin, who came up good to the challenge of playing to the Maestro. Sri. Sridhar Chari provided brilliant percussion support and his Tani was excellent.
Friday, 7 March 2014
On Sunday 9th March, Wellingtonians are in for a treat.
Divine and scintillating music by the veteran Sri. O.S.Thyagarajan (OST) is expected to thrill the hearts of Carnatic Music lovers.
Brought to the capital by New Zealand Indian Fine Arts with the help of New Zealand Carnatic Music Society, the concert will feature Dr. Ashok Malur on the violin and Sridhar Chari on the Mrudangam.
At Adam Concert Room, 5.30 pm.
Victoria University of Wellington, Kelburn
Come and enjoy music that will be like a hand-woven Indian Silk Saris.
Simple and grand
Tickets will be available at the venue (till the house is full).