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Grand Maestro TV Sanakaranarayanan thrills audience at centenary year performance of his uncle Madurai Mani Iyer

Submitted by on September 23, 2012 – 3:32 pmNo Comment

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Grand Maestros don’t fail to please even with age. Even with stellar lineup of younger veterans who pull crowds. Atleast that’s what Sangeetha Kalanidhi TV Sankaranarayanan concert brought out on Saturday at the 2 day September fall series concerts organized by CMANA.

Even with the plethora of excellent younger artists in the fray today who pull crowds and certainly display their modernity and mastery over on the Carnatic heritage of Kirthis, the depth, the command and control was brought out very aptly in todays concert by this veteran. His smiling personality, his engagement with the accompaning artists and the instant vibrant energy he brings into his concerts are some traits upcoming singers should imbibe.

I am also pleased to see a good audience, even though it was not a packed auditorium, it was large enough and all were a very appreciative audience who were certainly entertained by this maestro with many familiar songs.

My favorite of his performance was the composition of Shyama Shastri in ragam Kalyani – Himadri suthe pahimam

I have always maintained that a good performer brings out the best in concerts if he/she is accompanied by good artists and the artists engage each other so it is a concert played as a collective performance. Well with Vittal Ramamoorthy on the violin and Thiruvarur Bhaktavatsalam on the Mrindangam, you could see what I meant. They were terrific and enhanced the concerts energy levels immensely.

Now looking forward for the 2nd day performers.

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