My 1st pick of the season :)
I'll try to keep this as crisp as I can :).
I managed to make it to Sowmya's kutchery for a start. I love her kutchery for her selection of song. She rarely sings more than a couple of crowd favourites. Today was no different.
Another point that I should make. The Sivagami Pethachi Auditorium is an amazing place for listening to kutcheries. I.e. If you look for things such as plush interiors, comfortable leg space and such things. Acoustics are very good as well, though not the best around. With mostly the elite crowd comming there, it will be a very comfortable experience :). They do not have a catering service, probably because of the expected crowd. So make sure you drop by at Narada Gana Sabha's Woodlands or one of those close by before you hit for the kutchery.
- Varnam: karuNimpa (Ragam: sahaana)
- sObhillu saptaswara (Ragam: jaganmOhini)
- raagam + vazhi maraithu (Ragam: naaTTai kurinji, Composer:Gopalakrishna Bharathiyar)
- shree saraswathi namOsthuthE (Ragam: aarabhi)
- enna solli azhaithAl (Ragam: kannaDa)
- Unakkum Enakkum Isaindha Porutham (Ragam: charukEshi)
I couldn't figure out the rest even with the few verses of sahityam I noted :(. Never been soo unlucky.
But it as a very enjoyable evening. Even the violinist played clearly though I can't qualify it any more. As for sowmya, well it wasn't my first time to her concert, so I just enjoyed it. She sang raagam thrice, the last of which I felt was so vibrant. The song "Unakkum Enakkum Isaindha Porutham" sounded quite like "shree chakraraaja" in Chenchurutti #-o. Waaay off mark. In all an enjoyable evening, after having 2 idlis for Rs 8 ;).