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REVIEW - Archive 2010
Shashank’s recital turns out to be a TVG (True Value Giver)!
By Sudha Jagannathan

Flautist S. Shashank is a genius. He has the ability to express the brilliance in him. He did exactly that at Sri Parthasarathy Swami Sabha. With TVG (T.V. Gopalakrishnan) accompanying him on the mridangam, it turned out to be an artistic duel between two extraordinary musicians. »
Pleasant Priya sisters make a mark
By Sudha Jagannathan

The whether outside was inclement. The music inside the hall, however, was pleasant. Quality marked the concert of Priya siblings - Haripriya and Shanmukhapriya - for Brahma Gana Sabha on the evening of December 16, 2010. »
A signature concert by Sanjay
By Sudha Jagannathan

Sanjay Subramaniam was in his element. Dikshitar’s “Budamashrayami”(Nattakurinji) was an intelligent selection on this Wednesday evening. The Navagraha kritis of Dikshitar are also referred to as `vara kritis’ (weekly kritis). »
A rendezvous with joy
By Sudha Jagannathan

She was relaxed. She was easy. Her smile was infectious. She looked a very different artiste this evening. She was out to enjoy her music. Not surprisingly, Bombay Jayashri’s concert for Kalarasna on the cool Sunday evening. »
A no-frill concert by Vijay Shiva
By Sudha Jagannathan

Considering his superior musical knowledge, Vijay Shiva has not been given his due by the media in its columns. Of late, however, his singing has been drawing a large fan following for him. »
Flautist T.A. Jayanth makes a big impact in chamber concert
By Vanishree Ravishankar

It was a serene ambience. And, there was a small gathering of rasikas. They had collected at Shri V.Chandrasekharan's house on Musiri Subramainam Salai in Mylapore to listen to a chamber concert held in honour of Musiri Subramainam. »
A command concert by Ranjani & Gayatri
By Sudha Jagannathan

Sisters Ranjani and Gayatri held a complete sway over the audience as they synchronized in an elegant and effortless way to produce a high-energy concert for Brahma Gana Sabha on the evening of December 12, 2010. »
Purity marks Sowmya’s recital for Brahma Gana Sabha
By Sudha Jagannathan

S. Sowmya’s concert for Brahma Gana Sabha on December 11, 2010 was fascinating. She strictly adhered to the tradition. Yet, there was contemporary flavor to her concert. »
Honesty of purpose marks Sudha Ragunathan's concert for Brahma Gana Sabha
By Sudha Jagannathan

It was a rainy Sunday evening. Those who had made it to Sivagami Petachi Auditorium on the evening of December 5, however, experienced a rain of a different sort too. »
A sincere work by Supriya
By Nrithya.Pillai

Supriya Rajan presented a Mohiniyattam recital as a part of the Pushpanjali Trust series under the Mylapore Fine Arts banner on November 16, 2010. »
Winning fans, the Aruna Sayeeram way
By Sudha Jagannathan

The Bharat Sangeeth Utsav began on October 30, 2010 with a concert of Aruna Sayeeram at Narada Gana Sabha. She put the young and old alike to comfort with her vibrant voice. »
Pancha Bhoota kritis in CD, a Kala Mandir tribute to a music connoisseur
By Sudha Jagannathan

A compact disc titled “Ekam” was released here on October 23 by Kala Mandir Trust to celebrate the 75th birthday of its founder late S. Viswanathan. »
Where distinct styles merge in a musical confluence …
By Sudha Jagannathan

It was a grand evening on August 26. The Ball Room at Taj Coromandel played host to a grand spectacle. It was an occasion to rejoice, as two great classical Indian music art forms merged to weave a sublime effect around the audience. »
Samyuktha Krishna makes mark in maiden dance recital
By Jayakamala Pandiyan

Samyuktha, daughter of Shri Krishna and Smt. Suba Krishna of the U.S., presented her Bharathanatya arangetram on August 13 at Sivagami Pethachi auditorium, Mylapore. »
Donning Mira, Bombay Jayashri sends audience into trance
By Sudha Jagannathan

It was a lovely Friday evening (August 13, 2010). The venue was the venerable Music Academy. The theme of the programme was ``Bhaire Baanvari’’. »
Bombay Jayashri resurrects Mira in `Bhaire Baanvari’ By Sudha Jagannathan
It was a trip down the first-half of the 16th century for a peep into the trials and tribulations of Mirabai, an ardent devotee of Lord Krishna. Born into the Royal family of Ranas of Mewara, Mirabai had to endure hate, abuse and deceit as she steadfastly clung on to her love Krishna. »
A lucid recital by Neeraja Sreenivasan By Nrithya Pillai
Neeraja Sreenivasan performed under the auspices of the Parthasarathy Swami Sabha on the eve of Sivarathri at the Sivagami Pethachi Auditorium in Chennai on February 13, 2010. »
An engaging dialogue between flute & mandolin By Nandini
One goes there expecting fireworks but returns with a feeling of calm and peace. What do you make of this? Well, Sampranita 2010, the annual concert organised by The Shakti Foundation on February 27 at The Music Academy in Chennai, was truly lovely. »
Winning mind share, the Bombay Jayashri way By Sudha Jagannathan
Bombay Jayashri sings her best at this venue. This season too the story was not different as she gave a concert for Mylapore Fine Arts Club on December 24, 2009. In fact, this has become her favourite stage for many seasons now. »
Bombay Jayashri takes to progressive path By Sudha Jagannathan
Quality is her watch word. She packs it artistically in her singing. This heady mix makes her concert for Narada Gana Sabha on December 30, 2009 eminently listenable. Bombay Jayashri does not hesitate to innovate. »
'Karna Shapatham’ - A telling play By Nrithya Pillai
I did not really fancy watching something that I had already branded too loud for subtle tastes. Watching Kathakali – that too for nearly three hours. »
A well articulated concert by Ranjani & Gayatri By Sudha Jagannathan
Sisters Gayatri and Ranjani gave an absorbing concert for Narada Gana Sabha on the evening of December 26, 2009. Ranjani made a beautiful alap in Saranga Tarangini. »
Innovative approach in Samarpan By Nrithya Pillai
One would have least expected to see elements that were present in Samarpan, the nearly two- hour Kuchipudi dance ensemble presented by Madhav Pedhi Murthy, Shobha Natrajan and six other talented young dancers. »
Priya sisters sing melody to bid bye to 2009 By Sudha Jagannathan
The vocal concerts of Priya sisters are always melodious. They produce a soothing effect on the listeners. »