Bangalore Lalithkala Parishad Concert Review

Mysore Subramanya reviewed my Feb 27, 2011 concert in the Deccan Herald.

Chitra Srikrishna is a seasoned vocalist with two decades of concert experience behind her. Apart from winning prizes from prestigious institutions like Music Academy and Gayana Samaja, she has performed in many Sabhas, both in and outside India.

Chitra performed a vocal concert on Friday for the Bangalore Lalitha Kala Parishat. She opened the concert with the ‘Sri Mahaganapathim’ of Maharaja Jayachamarajendra Wadiyar and followed it up with ‘Pranamamyaham’. Purandara Dasa’s popular devaranama “Nambi Kettavarillavo” was elaborately rendered with nerval (Garuda Gamana Shree). The ‘Ramanama Bhajisidavage’ of Gopaladasaru, is a good addition to the concert repertoire. Another composition of  Tyagaraja ‘Kaligeyunte’ received appealing airing.

A number of devotional like – Kande Na, Karedare barabarade (Kamalesha Vittala), Saaridano (Vadirajaru), Athalithala hogadanthe (Basavanna) – were also delightful. Senior instrumentalists – Lalgudi Rajalakshmi and B K Chandramouli gave good support on violin and mridanga.

The original review appeared here.

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