Music and dance recitals highlight composer Syama Sastri’s works

Rasikas were treated to vocal, instrumental and Bharatnatyam dance performances by young artistes of renowned teachers to commemorate the 262nd birthday anniversary of composer Syama Sastri at an event held at Rasika Ranjani Sabha hall recently.
Vocalists Aditya Madhavan, Amrith Narayan, Adhithya Rangan, Niranjan Dindodi, Arvind Balaji, Archana, Samanvi, Shakti Muralidaran, Swarathmika Srikanth, Arya Nagarajan and Darshitha sang the composer’s three magna opus swarajathis—Bhairavi, Todi and Yadhukulakambhoji.
They were supported by vainikas Charulatha Chandrasekar and Rakshitha Ramesh, violinists Sreelakshmi Bhat and Pakkala Giridhar, viola artist Bargava Vignesh, flutist Emani Poornima, Mridangists Tippirajapuram Hari and S. Hariharan, Kanjira artist Harikishore and Ghatam artist Shri Sainath.
The interludes and orchestration was composed by S Srivathsan. This  music concert was guided by Prema Rangarajan and R S Jayalakshmi.
The eventful evening concluded with a dance recital by the students of Vijna and Renjith, who run the Saraswatham Foundation.
The dance artistes were—Aditi Sriram, Aishwarya Hari Kumar, Anahita Chaliha, Aparna Ramkrishnan, Arundhathi Krishna, Arnavi Syamsankar, Debanjali Dey, Bhavna Rao, Manasvini Kannan, Meenakshi Grama, Nitya Rani, Padmashri Kannapan, Shubhavadhana Chandramohan.
This programme was conceptualised by Aruna Prabha Ranganathan, Vice President of RR Sabha and curated by Yessel Narasimhan of Gaanapriya Foundation.
R R Sabha president A R Santhanakrishnan, renowned vainika E Gayathri, Bharatanatyam exponent Parvathi Ravi Ghantasala and Dr Akhila Srinivasan, chairman of Shriram Life Insurance spoke on this occasion.
– By Deepa Venkatraman

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