Concert Young vocalists Manasa and Lahari presented a neat and compact rendition.
Manasa and Lahari too impressed with their performance for Chandrasekharendra Sangeetha Educational Society, last week at Keyes high school. They opened their concert with Viriboni varnam in Kedaragowla and presented in two speeds, revealing a promising concert. Their distribution of musical elements between them was methodical. They went for popular number of Thyagaraja – Balakanakamaya in Athana. They sang with synchronized voices. The surprise element at this stage was choosing a number from Thyagaraja’s ballet ‘Nauka Charitam’. They rendered Odanu Jaripe in Saranga depicting a sequence of gopikas moving the boat into waters, seating Krishna.
The quality of singing was striking. Then they chose Reetigowla piece Janani Ninuvina of Subbaraya Sastry, they came out with neat presentation. Their choice here was presenting a song on Chandrasekhara of Kanchi Kamakoti mutt, a composition of their own, whose Jayanthi was being celebrated. This was set in raga Hindolam.
The duo then chose to present main raga of the concert, Kalyani. They shared the melody and built it up into a laudable structure. The composition presented in this raga was Himadri Suthe , rendered cautiously with sahitya import. The neraval they added enhanced sahitya impact.
The swarakalpana too spoke of their budding imagination. The tani avartanam by mridangam artiste Ramakrishna was neat and compact.