Source: thehindu.com; Author: Madhavi Ramkumar; Photo Courtesy: thehindu.com

Sri Shankara Bhagavathpadara Jayanthi and 42nd Music Festival was conducted recently by the Sri Thyagaraja Gana Sabha Trust, Bangalore, with a series of music concerts by upcoming as well as established artistes. A vocal recital by Dr. T.S. Sathyavathi, accompanied by B. Vittala Rangan (violin), M.T. Rajakesari (mridanga) and G. Guruprasanna (khanjari), was part of the festival. The first item, Oothukkadu Venkatasubbaier’s ‘Pranavakaram Siddhivinayakam’ in Arabhi raga and adi thala, was rendered in a slow meditative tempo and established the tenor of the concert. Concerts by Madhuvanthi, Divya Giridhar, Anjali Sriram, and senior artistes S. Shankar, Rajalakshmi Thirunarayanan and Rathnaprabha Krishnan, and ‘Sunada Vadya Vybhava’ featuring an array of accomplished percussionists also formed part of the Festival.

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