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Purnima's pleasing flute recital.

Purnima's pleasing flute recital.  

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E.S. Poornima gave a pleasing flute recital for Sri Kartikeya Gana Sabha.

As apart of Duddu Seetharama Sastry memorial concerts, Sri Kartikeya Gana Sabha featured young flautist E.S. Poornima in an impressive concert, supported by N.C. Ananthakrishna on violin and Chandrakanth on mridangam. Poornima learned the art from one of the leading flautists of the south, Nagaraju. This concert was held at Sri Saraswathi Temple’s auditorium, Musheerabad.

Poornima opened with Evvari Bodhana in Abhogi, Adi talam of Patnam Subramanya Iyer. The following number Maha Ganapathim in Naata of Dikshithar was presented with Swarakalpana that warmed up the concert. The following number Sankari Neevani in Begada Rupaka talam of Subbaraya Sastry was neat execution with vocalist touch. Bantureethi Koluveeyavayya with alapana and brisk swarakalpana was indeed a good number she presented that can be regarded as her sub-main number. Later she played Ambavani Keeravani in Adi talam of Muthaiah Bhagavathar. It was opened with delineation of raga. And the kirtana part was well evolved on her wind instrument. The swarakalpana taking the line Ari Vairi was indeed in right tempo.

‘Bantureethi Koluvu’‘Pariyachakama’

'Ambavani Keeravani'‘Gjnanamosagarada’

The main number of the concert was Janani Maamava of Swathi Tirunal in Bhairavi Misrachapu talam. This is the fifth Navarathri krithi of Maharaja Swathi Thirunal and its play now suited the Navaratri season. She opened the number giving out detailed raga picture exploiting the range and scope provided by her flute. The kirtana play was like expressionist output. The swarakalpana set in vilamba and druta kalas was commendable exercise. N.C. Ananthakrishna Sarma on violin gave good support throughout and his solo chances were filled with his own manodharma exercises. Chandrakanth on mridangam gave energetic support throughout and his tani in this main number was a treat. The end numbers of the concert were Dandamu Pettenura in Balahamsa of Thyagaraja and Ramachandraya Janaka in Kuranji of Bhadrachala Ramadasu.

The concert was a decent effort by this youngster who strictly adhered to sruthi throughout the concert. It was a commendable performance.

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