Madhuryam’s 3rd concert started off with a shradanjali to Shri Mandolin Srinivas who is forever alive in our hearts ever since the first day he was a tiny wee tot weaving magic on the mandolin at the Uma Ramalingeshwara Kalyana Mandapa in Rajahmundry, Andhra Pradesh, where we had the privilege of interacting with him like sun and star who was humility personified and a beautiful spirit.
MADHURYAM, as the name symbolizes is a melodious medley and symphony of the musical notes, and it wishes to stand by it’s commitment to add one more feather to the rich musical heritage of Mysore.
The lamp was lit and the founder Padmaja introduced the artistes and gave a brief introduction on the goals and aspirations of Madhuryam.
Madhuryam is committed to bringing out hidden gems of music in the rarely spoken unknown artistes and those who are far from limelight, as well as promising, aspiring musicians of all ages and stages.
One rich culture that Madhuryam wants to spread is th Javali. The Javali is the prized ruby among compositions that is famous for the navaras, passion and viraha. It is born in the rich dance culture of Andhra Pradesh and has been orphaned by traditional schools of music. Madhuryam is adopting the Javali and bringing it into prominence by making it a compulsory feature in every concert.
Todi is a vintage raga, famous for it’s unique beauty and Madhuryam has decided to make it the marquee raga for it’s concerts, with every artiste mandated to displaying their virtuosity in the delineation of this raga.
Shri B. Suresh played with elan the intricacies of Todi and brought it’s very essence. Having started off with a Varnam in Sahana, Suresh continued to Chakravakam and displayed his superb sangeetha gnana in the effortless playing of Karaharapriya and the remaining gems in his repertoire.
He was ably accompanied by Shri Tandava Murthy on the Violin who showed his exemplary calibre in bringing out the sweetness of the Violin’s strings like a gentle river in flow.
Shri Sai Siva made the mridangam dance on his nimble fingers weaving a spell of magical brilliance that left the connoisseurs wanting for more.
All in all, it was programme well worth it’s weight in gold and one is awaiting with eagerness for the path-breaking musical journey of Maduryam.