Atlanta, GA: Shruthilaya Carnatic music school celebrated its annual Composers day at the Hindu Temple of Atlanta on January 25. The theme for the event was Lord Ganesha’s compositions of various composers.
Many compositions comprising trinities, pre and post trinities were included in the event, which started with kids bhajans and short keertanas.
The next segment led by Kala vasudevan along with her senior students began with Sri Ganapathini (sourashtram), Girirajasutha (Bangala), Guruleka etuvanti (GowriManohari) continuing with renditions of the five gems of Saint Tyagaraja Pancharatna kritis.
This was followed by an ensemble of vocals, Indian and western instruments rendering Nottuswaras of Sri. Muthuswamy Dhikshitar and Saint Tyagaraja.
Special mention in this musical journey is the accomplished performance by the accompanying artistes who raised the entire experience to an exalted level. C.V Subramaninan on the violin, Ravi Subramanian on the electric guitar, Suresh Kothandaraman, Subra Viswanathan, and Amit Narayan on the mridangam ,Adarsh Kulkarni on the flute, Shree Varshenee & Nitheyaa Shree on the veena weaved a tapestry of melody and rhythm that highlighted the performance and virtuosity of the main artistes.
The kids performances were ably accompanied by the young and aspiring artistes Shweta Vedanaryanan on the violin, Prahlaad Ram, Satya Jella and Archit Suresh on the mridangam, Aditi Arunmozhi on the saxophone, Srinidhi Vangala on the clarinet and Snigdha Nellutla on the flute.
All in all, this was a musical feast that fully lived up to its expectations and left the audience enchanted.