Margazli Maha Utsavam 2014

This is great news for music lovers..Margazli Utsavam is being shown on JAya tv in the evening and Margazli Maha UTsavam on Sun TV daily morning from 15th dec [6-7am]
This year there are 2 concerts being shown on these 2 channels apart from chennayil thiruvaiyaru concerts which will be on star vijay in jan…

http://decseason.blogspot.in/2014/12/concerts-to-be-telecast-on-sun-tv.html

Priya Sisters at RMV Sangeetha Sabha – 23rd feb 2014

Vocal: Priya Sisters [Smt Shanmukhapriya and Smt Haripriya]
Violin: M.A Krishnaswamy
Mridanga: Partri Satish Kumar
Khanjira : B.S Purushottam

Priya Sisters at concert
Priya Sisters at concert
1] Varna – Innamum shodanaiyo ezhai en midu irangavum (tv) – Sama – Adi – T.R.Subramaniam
2] Sri Ganapathini – Saurashtra – Tyagaraja
3] Saraswathi Vidhiyuvathi – Hindola – Dikshitir [S]
4] Paraaku Maadade – Kharaharapriya – Purandaradasa [A,N,S]
5] Naama Kusuma – Sri – Tyagaraja
6] Pannirakaiyyanai – Rishabapriya – D.Pattamal [A,S]
7] Vinatasutavaahana – Jayantasena – Tyagaraja
8] Daachukovalena – Todi – Tyagaraja [ A,N,S,T]
9] Jagavu Suttihudella Ninna Maayavayya – Purandaradasa’s Ugabhoga in Anandabhairavi, Hamsanandi , Revati followed by
Elemanave Muraariyanu Kondaadu – Revati – Vijayadasa
10] Brahmamokate – Bowli – Annamacharya
11] Malaimeeda
12] Mangalam

The annual celebrations at RMV Sangeeta Sabha concluded with a sparkling performance by the sisters.
It was befitting to mark the 250th concert being held at RMV sabha.

The hall was full by 5.30pm , and by the time varna concluded, there were people occupying the corridors, and squatting below the stage area..
The sisters managed to hold the audience for nearly 3 hrs, many who didnt mind standing and listening for the entire duration.

Purandaradasa’s composition in kharaharapriya sung with great bhava, and nerval being chosen aptly at the lines “Nararolage Paamaranu naanu ihaparake Saadhana ariye Hariye” . Fabulous elaboration of the raagas Rishabapriya and Todi. The grandeur and brilliance of todi was brought out with finesse by Haripriya followed by a weighty Daachuko.. which would linger on in the minds of the audience for long…

Ugabhoga in anandabharavi, hamsanandi, revati was handled beautifully by the sisters in turns bringing the essence of each raaga.
The entire concert was well supported by M.A Krishnaswamy, Patri Satish and Purushottam..

Priya Sisters @ Narada Gana Sabha – 21st Dec 2012

Vocal : Priya Sisters [ Smt Shanmukhapriya and Smt Haripriya]
Violin: M.A Krishnaswamy
Mrudanga: Patri Satish Kumar
Khanjira: B.S Purushottam
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1] Vanajakshiro i virahamorvane vasu (tv) – Kalyani – Adi – Poochi Shrinivasa Iyengar
2] Sidhivinaayakam – Rupakam – Dikshitir [S]
3] Vaa Muruga Vaa – Begada – Spencer Venugopal
4] Raama Neeve – Narayani – Tyagaraja [A,S]
5] Sri Kamalambayah Param – Bhairavi – Dikshitir [ A,N S,T]
nerval at Srikara Bahirdasara Chakra Sthityah
6] RTP in Bagesri..
Pallavi — “muruganai shanmuganai muddukumaranai panivom inmuruvom sharavanabhava”
ragamalika swaras in varali, mohana, kannada
7] Telisite mokshamu – Revati – Annamacharya

Narada Gana Sabha happens to be one of the prominent sabhas which organizes music and dance concerts during the Marzhali season every year. This season, Priya sisters presented a scholarly concert. The concert had depth in content, vastness in variety, perfection in presentation..
Elaboration of both Narayani and Bhairavi was noteworthy. For Bhairavi, the sisters chose one of the Navavarna kritis of Diskshitir. Being one of the most challenging compositions to sing in the raaga , in jhampa, their singing was all divine.. Very creative nerval at srikara bahirdasara…
The highlight of the concert was RTP in Bagesri. Haripriya brought out the essence of the raaga with ease. Every segment of taana was accompanied with applause by the audience.. They chose a long pallavi on Lord Muruga..
The alaap and taana itself was so good that Krishnaswamy could not help but announce that only such artists could handle a raaga like Bagesri with ease [with all brikas and gamaka variations] as one would usually do with Todi..
It definitely would be rated as one of THE CONCERT of this season.

Priya Sisters at RT Nagar Cultural Association, 3rd Nov 2012

Vocal : Priya Sisters
Violin : M. A Krishnaswamy
Mridanga: Nyveli SkandaSubramanyam
Khanjira: Purushottam

1] Viriboni ninne kori marulu konnadira (tv) – Bhairavi – K/Ata – Pachchimiriam Adiappiah
2] Kari kalabha – Saveri – Dikshitir [S]
3] Sharavana bhava guhane – kannada – Papanasan sivan
4] Neeke teliyaka – anandabhairavi – Tyagaraja [A]
5] Guruvina gulaama – Panthuvarali – Purandaradasa [S]
6] Raama Neeve- Narayani – Tyagaraja [ A,S]
7] Sringaara lahari – Nilambari- lingaraja
8] Etavunara – Kalyani – Tyagaraja [A,N,S,T]
nerval @ shrIkaruDagu tyAgarAja karArcita
9] Aakati velala- Misra jog- Annamacharya
10] Dayamaadi salahaiyya – VAdiraaja [??]
11] Narayana Stotra
12] Sri chakraraaja – Ragamalika – Agasthiyar
13] Mangalam.

Having completed 2 decadeds of successful career as one of the top carnatic vocalists, Priya Sisters definitely know how to hold the attention of the audience for 3hrs at a stretch..
Right from the beginning till the mangalam, the tempo of the concert was maintained.. They began with the popular , intricate Viriboni in Bhairavi, setting the right atmosphere for a grand concert.
Kari Kalabha being a composition of Dikshitir, brought out the beauty of Saaveri. Haripriya’s anandabhairavi was enjoyable, followed by a nice composition of Saint Tyagaraja.Guruvina Gulaama of Purandaradasa was a welcome move.. They rendered the swaras in Panthuvarali at a [super-sonic] speed which was stunning.. This was probably the first time i heard them rendering the swaras at 4th speed [ i would say]..
Shanmukhapriya’s elaboration of the rare Naarayani was neat, followed by soulful rendition of Tyagaraja’s composition. Nilaambari was enjoyable.
Kalyani was the highlight of the concert. Haripriya brought out the entire essence of the raaga beautifully. Etavunara was sung with aplomb with detailed nerval and energetic swaras.
TAni by Skanda and Purushottam drew thundrous applause from the audience.
Akati Velala was mesmerizing.. Dayamaado , and Narayana Stotra was sung with utmost devotion..

Priya Sisters at Kanchi Mutt – 20th Oct 2012, Bangalore

Vocal : Priya Sisters
Violin: M. A Krishnaswamy
Mridanga : Nyveli Skandasubramanyam
Khanjira: Purushottam

1] Shri raja matangi chamundeshvari narayani (tv) – Shuddhadhanyasi – Adi – Muttiah Bhagavatar
2] Ganapathiye Karunanidhiye- Kharaharapriya – Papanasan Sivan [S]
3] Evvare Ramayya – Gangeyabhushani – Tyagaraja
4] Karunajoodavamma – Varali – Syamashastri [ A, N,S]
Nerval @ neepadambujamulu
5] Sri Sankaraguruvaram – Nagasvaravali – Maha Vaidyanatha Iyer [ A,S]
6] Needan Thunai Neelambari – Ragamalike – N. S Chidambaram [ raagas are Neelambari, Vasntha Bhairavi, Gaurimanohari, Saraswati, Sriranjani, Mohanakalyani, Durga and Jothiswaroopini ]
7] Kadambari Priyayai -Mohana – Dikshitir [A,N,S,T]
Nerval @ Sannuta Guruguha vaibhavayai
8] Telisina Vaariki – Annamacharya
9] Dharmashravana – Durge – Purandaradasa
10] Sarveshwari Jagadeshwari – Sindhu Bhairavi [Bhajan]
11] Sri Chakraraja – Ragamalike – Agasthiyar
12] Mangalam.
It was a melodious, pleasing and a well planned concert. The sisters set the tempo of the concert by a pleasing varna.
Ganapathiye , a composition of Papanasan sivan was very pleasing to hear. After a rare gangeyabhushani, Haripriya rendered varali , which took a good time, and each phrase of the melody was decorated with nuances of high order . Karunajoodavamma was sung with utmost devotion..
Shanmukhapriya’s rendition of NAgasvaravali was noteworthy with many creative , imaginative sections. A brisk sri shankara guruvaram followed and was well appreciated by the audience.The raagamalika kriti was a treat..
The main kriti of the concert was a composition of Dikshitir in mohana – KAdambari Priyayai which is not heard so often.
Post tani compositions was well received by the audience.shreedarshan

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Priya Sisters at Unnati – 17th Aug 2012, Bangalore

Vocal: Priya Sisters [Smt Shanmukhapriya and Smt HAripriya]
Violin: M A Krishnaswamy
Mridanga: Skandasubramanyam
Khanjira: Purushottam

Priya Sisters at Unnati Concert

1.Vanajakshiro (varnam)—Kalyani
2.Panchamaatanga Ganapathi–Malahari – Dikshitar
3.Lokavana Chatura–Begada- tyagaraja
4.Ganamurthe–ganamurthe- tyagaraja [R,S]
5.Edadhu padam thooki– khamas-papanasan sivan
6.Raju Vedala–Thodi- tyagaraja [R,N,S]
7.Cheta sree Balakrishnam–Dwijavanthi-dikshitir
8.RTP–Mohanam
Special Pallavi coined for Unnati
‘Krishna Mukunda Giridhari ‘Unnati Seva Jaripinchu’
Ragamalika after pallavi–Bhairavi,Shubapanthuvarali and Madhuvanthi
9.Poddika- Revati – annamacharya
10.Sri Radhesharanam Mama [ sloka] –Panthuvarali
11.Narahariye Ninna Namasmarana-gopaladasa
12.Kaakai Chiraginile–Darbari Kaanada
13.laalanuchu – annamacharya
Mangalam

A wonderful concert by Priya Sisters.. Gaanamurthe was a treat for the audience, right from the alaap to brisk rendition of swaras.. The confidence and command that the two sisters have is amazing. As for Haripriya , the way she carries herself shows how knowledgeable she is.. Her amazing alaap with creative moments and brikas as she glides through with ease elaborating the raaga Todi was amazing..

The highlight of the concert was the pallavi in Mohanam with the words “Krishna Mukunda Giridhari Unnati seva jaripinchu”….specially set by their guru Sri TR Subramanium for this particular concert.

They were accompanied by Sri MA Krishnaswamy on the violin who did a great job. The percussion support of Neyvelli Sri Skandasubramanium on the mridangam and Sri Purushottam on the Kanjira was outstanding.

SGBS Trust and Unnati – Gokulashtami Celebrations 2012

Upcoming Concerts in Bangalore

SGBS Trust and Unnati – Gokulashtami Celebrations 2012

The Cultural Extravaganza—Gokulashtami Utsav 2012

At Unnati Centre , Sadananda Nagar , Near NGEF Layout

Saturday 04-08-12 6.00 pm

Sri OS Arun / Sri MR Gopinath / Sri J Vaidhyanathan /Sri S Ganapathy Tabla

Sunday 5.08.12 at 6:00 pm
TN Seshagopalan/MR Gopinath/Mannargudi Sri A Easwaran/
Guru Prasanna

Monday 06-08-12 6.00 pm

Sri Sanjay Subramanian / Sri S Varadarajan / Neyveli Sri B Venkatesh / Dr S Karthick

Tuesday 07.08.12 6.00 pm

Sri Srikrishna Mohan & Sri Ramkumar Mohan (Trichur Bros) / Mysore Dr M Manjunath / Trichur Sri R Mohan / Sri H Sivaramakrishnan

Wednesday 08.08.12 6.00 pm

Sri TM Krishna / Sri RK Shriramkumar / Sri K Arun Prakash / Sri BS Purushotham

Thursday 09.08.12

Gokulashtami Special Program

Friday 10.08.12 6.00 pm

Sri U Shrinivas Mandolin / Delhi P Sunderrajan / Srimushnam Sri V Raja Rao / Sri UN Giridhar Udupa

Saturday 11.08.12 6.00 pm

Musical Discourse in Tamil by Smt Vishaka Hari / Smt Charulatha Ramanujan / Sri SJ Arjun Ganesh / Smt Sukkanya Ramgopal

Sunday 12.08.12 5.30 pm

Smt Nithyasree Mahadevan / Sri B Raghavendra Rao / Neyveli Sri Skandasubramaniyam / Sri G Omkar

Monday 13.08.12 6.00 pm

Sri Abishek Raghuram / Mysore Sri V Srikanth / Sri R Shankara Narayanan / Sri G Guru Prasanna

Tuesday 14.08.12 6.00 pm

Sri HK Venkatram Violin / Sri G Ravikiran Venu / Sri Ashwin Anand Veena / Mannargudi Sri A Easwaran / Vaikom Sri Gopalakrishnan

Wednesday 15.08.12 6.00 pm

Sri P Unnikrishnan / Sri B Raghavendra Rao / Sri V Kamalakar Rao / Sri Dayananda Mohite

Thursday 16.08.12 6.00 pm

Sri N Vijay Siva / Sri RK Shriramkumar / Sri N Manoj Siva / Sri ASN Swamy

Friday 17.08.12 6.00 pm

Smt Shanmugapriya & Smt. Haripriya (Priya Sisters)/ Sri MA Krishnaswami / Neyveli Sri Skandasubramaniyam / Sri BS Purushotham

Saturday 18.08.12 6.00 pm

Sri Sriram Prasad & Sri Ravikumar (Malladi Brothers) / Mysore Sri M Nagaraj / Sri KV Prasad / Sri SN Narayana Murthy

Sunday 19.08.12 5.30 pm

Smt Vijayalakshmi & Smt Chitra (Mambalam Sisters) / Dr R Hemalatha / Sri HS Sudhindra / Sri V Ranganatha Chakravarthy