Day 3: Madras Music Season – Nityashree.

Decided in the morning to attend Nityashree at Rani Seethai Hall. Concert was at 6:15PM. The previous concert was a free concert by an upcoming singer – Ravikiran. He was pretty good. Nityashree started the concert bang on time. Following are my observations:

  • Very impressive concert.
  • Full throated singing – though she has started modulating her position with respect to the mike, so it has become more pleasurable than previous years.
  • Started off with a brisk varnam – Thodi. Was awesome.
  • Nannu brovu Lalitha in ragam lalitha was beautiful. In general, it is one of my favourite ragams.
  • Some new raagams featured were – Karna ranjani and Jayantasena – both very pleasing to hear.
  • Pasupatheeswaram in Shubhapanthuvarali was rendered with passion.
  • Aadum deviam nee (kambhoji) was the ghana raagam.
  • A high paced Velan Varuvaaradi made people sit up, after the thani avarthanam.
  • The tempo was beautifully modulated with a melodious Sarvam Brahma Mayam (Madhuvanthi)
  • A quick thukada was in order – Ramanai Bhajital (maandu)
  • The concert was nicely concluded with a thillana in Ananda Bhairavi
  • All in all, a good concert. Packed hall. Thunderous applause.
  • She still, however has something very amusing going on, on the top right side of the ceiling, which she keeps beckoning, whenever she goes high pitched 🙂

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