Mandolin Srinivas’ Kutcheri

Violin: Nagai Sriram
Mridangam: B.Harikumar
Ghatam: S.V.Ramani

Songs List:
1. Varnam – Kanada
2. Maha Ganapate – Nata Narayani
3. Kamakshi Swarajati – Todi
4. Brocheva – Khamas
5. Garuda Gamana – Gowri Manohari
6. Terateeyagarara – Gowlipantu
7. Mohana Rama – Mohanam
8. Guruvayoorappane – Reetigowlai
9. Kuzhaloodhi – Kambhoji
10. Yadavaraya – Ragamalika
11. Sai Bhajan – Bhagesri
12. Chandrasekara – Sindhu Bhairavi
13. Tillana – Kapi
14. Mangalam – Sowrashtram

Since not many concerts of Mandolin Srinivas happen generally, I didn’t want to miss this one at any cost. Thankfully it was on Saturday and I could attend it. The fact that Mandolin Srinivas was playing was the only thing that made me brave the heavy traffic near Panagal Park and go to Krishna Gana Sabha.

Needless to say, the concert turned out to be an excellent one. I wonder if there can be any concert of Srinivas that is not excellent πŸ˜‰ The concert had a line-up of my favourites: Kuzhaloodhi, Brocheva, Reetigowlai, Gowlipantu and Chandrasekara (I guess he plays Chandrasekara in almost all the concerts). πŸ˜€ Mohana Rama was the main piece. The audience enjoyed the Tani Avartanam as much as Srinivas himself did!

It always leaves me amazed to see Srinivas looking calmly at the audience, with a smile on his face, while his fingers create the magic effortlessly! And as usual, at the end of the concert, I left asking for more! πŸ™‚

8 thoughts on “Mandolin Srinivas’ Kutcheri

  1. Sai Prasad Viswanathan

    USR’s concert seems have to hit most of the forums too..must get hold of a recording somehow..I once again turn to my wonderful friend Aparna :). And enna no comments on my blogs at all??not reading them these days is it?? πŸ™

  2. Veen

    Had the pleasure of listening to US and his brother over the weekend here in San Diego. As you rightly said, it’s rare and I didn’t want to miss it. Needless to say it was exceptional and thoroughly enjoyable. A true child prodigy, talking about prodigy think you might like this (if you haven’t seen this already) – Also looks like Ramani is the one that plays ghatam for him even after 2.5 yrs :), amazing!! You can read more about the San Diego music festival at my blog –


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