It is the IPL season and yes, vacation time as well. This, however, did not deter a reasonably good turnout on May 12th at Pattabhirama Pandit's vibrant concert @ Ranjani Fine Arts.
The concert started with a happy Sri raga varnam followed by AbhimAna in Begada which was rounded up with brisk swaras and bringing out the raga essence with nice patterns. A melodiously and leisurely rendered Sri Parvati in Bowli was followed by a nice alApana of Natakapriya that wonderfully captured the nuances of the rarely heard rAga in concert circuits. MAra Jananim AshrayE, a krithi of N C Krishnamacharyalu with intricate swara patterns was rendered with aplomb.
Three krithis followed in quick succession : Anupama Gunambudhi in Athana, Chintamani's Devi Brova RTP in todi was the surprise package. The first artiste to sing an RTP @ Ranjani Fine Arts. Well paced and balanced RTP with pallavi in two speed Adi "Ninne Neranamminanura Rama Ramayya Raghuvara". This was followed by a well orchestrated tani by Sudheendra on mridangam and his disciple Phaneendra on the Ghatam. Lovely intricate patterns in melodious rhythm.
What followed were Svarna Venkatesha Deekshitar's Om Namah Shivaya in hindolam, Kandu DhanyanAdE in behag, Yadava Ne Ba and MDR's Bhageshri composition SAgara Shayana Vibho. Conclusion with Dhanashri tillana and mangalam.
Overall, an excellent performance by Pattabhirama Pandit. Mathur Srinidhi lent solid support inspite of a few item being picked up by the singer on the fly !
Percussion was of wonderful quality. Those who stayed back to watch the IPL match probably enjoyed that for those three hours and those who attended the concert continue to relish the musical treat to this day.
Date: 12th May 2012, 5pm
Venue: Sobha Lake view Club, Bengaluru
Vocal : Vidwan Pattabhirama Pandit
Violin: Vidwan Mathur Srinidhi
Mridangam: Vidwan H.S.Sudheendra
Ghatam: Vidwan Phaneedra B