Ranjani's innovative phrases for Suratti were impressive and Gayathri's Saveri was marked by maturity.
Ranjani and Gayatri set their concert with a perfect time sense and conscious choice of the kritis by various composers.
‘Brochevarevare' in Sriranjani following the adi tala varnam in Sankarabharanam, with brisk swarams set up a ground for a good concert. Suratti apalana by Ranjani with innovative phrases was impressive.
H.N. Bhaskar on the violin provided an enthusiastic support for the alapana as well as for the kriti ‘Bhajana Parula' of Tyagaraja. Niraval topped with kalpanaswaram added lustre to the presentation in the early part of the concert.
A grand Saveri alapana by Gayatri was marked by maturity followed by ‘Muruga Muruga' of Periyasami Thooran. The sisters brought forth an elevating presentation of compassion weaved into the sahityam.
Muthuswami Dikshitar's ‘Sri Kantimatim' in Hemavathi was a proof of the singers' clarity in diction.
Fitting well with the kriti were swarams in two kalams rendered with marked manodharma. Thani avartanam by Arun Prakash (mridangam) and K.V. Gopalakrishnan (ganjira) was commendable with tidy strokes just right on spots.
‘Marivere Gati' in Malavi composed by G.N. Balasubramaniam was a fitting tribute to the maestro, with his characteristic pace and brigas.
After a short alapana of Gowri Manohari and tanam, Ranjani and Gayatri chose to present a pallavi ‘Kathyayini Kamakshi Kamala Manohari' in detail, later tailing them with the names of the ragas – Bhairavi, Ranjani, Lalitha and Revathi.
H.N. Bhaskar's solo segment especially the phrases in Ranjani invited spontaneous applause for him.
Ambujam Krishna's ‘Hariharanai' in ragamalika was presented well, though most parts of the song were read from notes.
The sisters are regularly including Abhang in their concerts nowadays and in this concert it was Saint Tukaram's abhang in Patdeep.