It was a delightful performance by Prasanna and his accompanists.
Young vocalist Prasanna Venkataraman with accompanists R. Raghul (violin) and R. Sankaranarayanan (mridangam) delighted the audience at the concert organised by Rajalakshmi Fine Arts, Coimbatore.
Having received tutelage under great gurus such as T.R. Balamani, T.K. Govinda Rao and Sanjay Subramanian,
Prasanna exuded confidence. He began his concert with the rarely heard varnam by Patnam Subramania Iyer, ‘Marachithi Unde’ in Begada.
‘Kuvalaya Dhala Nayanaa Brovave’ in Nattakurinji by Tyagaraja was followed by an elaborate alapana of Purvikalyani and ‘Sattre Vilagi Irum Pillay’ from Nandanar Charithram.
‘Sarasa Saama Dhaana Bhedha Dhanda Chathura’ in Kapinarayani was brisk with lively swaraprastaras.
Prasanna rendered ‘Sowndara Raajam Aashraye’ in a leisurely manner, savouring each word in the kriti by Dikshitar. The centre piece was ‘Sukhiyevvaro’ in Kaanada.
The raga swaroopa that appeared in ripples and flooded the hall was further embellished by Raghul’s violin.
The thani by Sankaranarayanan was interesting and full of vitality.
The Bilahari RTP was another sumptuous presentation with the pallavi, ‘Paramaananda Govinda Mukunda’ with ragamalika swaras. Prasanna concluded the concert with Bharatiar’s ‘Chinnanjiru Kiliye.’