Tuesday, February 19, 2013

A Musical Friday Evening

It was an adventure reaching the venue in time; jumping in and out of buses, wading through puddles created by a sudden rain-shower and finally meeting the blogger friend Sandeep who kindly arranged for seats at the musical event - Rhythms, Roses and Raja concert.

The event started with a group of children singing "Paruvamae..." This was followed by the key artistes for the day making an entry. Anil Srinivasan on piano, Naveen Iyer on the flute, Keith Peters on the guitar, Sridhar on drums and Bala percussion. Harini, Saindhavi and Bala contributing vocals.

Then it was sheer magic starting with "Nee Parrtha Paarvai ku oru nandri " from Hey Ram a musical symphony of the piano and the flute which overshadowed the other instruments!

The theme was the elements like - Sky,Rain,Moon, Wind etc, songs included - "Andhi Mazhai" from Raajaparvai, "Oho Megham Vandadho" from Mouna Ragam "Thendral Vandhu Theendum Bodhu" from Avatharam and other hits. .

Anil entertained the crowd with information on classical progression of notes, Bach and how one main song's tune was used as a BGM for another and vice-versa.

Tanna Na Na Na - the BGM from Punnagai Mannan and BGM from Johnny were really well done.

Gautham Vasudev Menon landed up to attend the concert!

A Friday well spent!

3 comments:

Susan Deborah said...

How I wish I was there! Sighh.

Glad that you had a chance to witness this beautiful event, Mahesh.

Joy always,
Susan

mahesh said...

Thanks Susan all credit to Sandeep Varma from CBC :)

Karen Xavier said...

Sounds like a magical evening... thanks to my treatment I've been missing everything. Don Moen was in town recently, I couldn't even go see him...

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