Carnatic Concert by Priya Sisters

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Carnatic Vocal Concert

Priya sisters

Accompanied by :

Sri M.A.Krishnaswamy – Violin

Sri Neyveli Skanda Subramanian– Mridangam

Sunday, April 21st, 2013 @ 6:00 PM


Midwest Music Conservatory

15977 Clayton Rd.

Ballwin, MO 63011

Tickets: $15 General, $10 Students

Free for Sangeetha Members

For more details visit

Priya Sisters Home page

2 thoughts on “Carnatic Concert by Priya Sisters

  1. Ram Lakshmanan says:

    The vocal concert on April 21st was enjoyable for many reasons. A very good choice of songs and ragas, great accompaniments, and lively manodharma. Well attended and many stayed till the end.

    The concert began with a brisk varnam “Jalajakshi” in Hamsadhwani. Followed by the prayerful “Saranu Siddhi Vinayaka” in Saurashtram and “Rama Nannu Brovara” in Harikambhoji. “Maa Ramanan” in Hindolam was a beauty to listen to – particularly the kalpanaswaram patterns stressing the jeeva swaram “Ma” were very creative.

    But the two pieces that followed revealed a lot of flourish – a Dikshitar kriti in Suruti “Sri Venkatagirisam” which is a kshetra kriti in praise of Gokarnam, and a Tyagaraja kriti in Kharaharapriya “Mitri Bhagyame”; both rare and beautiful pieces. Raga alapanai in both the pieces was fulfilling bringing out the essential and the embellishing characteristics very well. The neraval in “Mitri Bhagyame” was around the last two lines in Charanam “tyāgarāja nutudagu śrī rāmuni tatvārthamunu pogadi jucu sau”. The sisters sang with a lot of bhavam (feeling) and kalpana (creativity) and intelligently and meaningfully performed the neraval linking the last two lines of Charanam to the first line in Pallavi. Full involvement with the meaning of the song!

    Violinist Sri M A Krishnaswamy provided outstanding accompaniment embellishing the Sisters’ style while showing the Parur School mudra.

    RTP (Ragam-Tanam-Pallavi) was in Poorvikalyani in Chatusra Triputa talam rendu kalai. A ragamalika flourish at the end with ragas such as Todi, Charukesi, Ganamurti added color and spice to the overall experience.

    Neyveli Sri Skanda Subramaniam’s tani avartanam was brilliant! Brisk, melodious and thoroughly enjoyable. His judicious use of gumkis, meetu and chapu embellished not only the Pallavi but the whole concert. His full attention to the Pallavi eduppu was as sharp as the creative migration in the middle to tisra nadai and back.

    Thukkadas included Sai devotional songs and others. “Chinnanchiru Kiliye Kannamma” was very soulfully rendered. Overall, a very balanced, creative and enjoyable concert that left you wanting for more! The Sisters enjoyed each other’s performance, and so did the accompanists …. and no wonder, so did the audience. Looking forward to more such pleasant experiences and memories. Cheers!

  2. Sangeetha says:

    Thank you all for such a great response and it was a such a grand start to the Spring season of 2013

    It was a fabulous concert . The energy felt in the auditorium was palpable and very soulful.

    Just for the benefit of rasikas. we have uploaded snippets of the concert in our youtube channel. Enjoy and feel free to provide your comments

    Sridhar – Sangeetha Committee

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