Can you expect anything but excellence from the violin trio’s concert especially if the 80 plus young Sangita kalanidhi T.N.Krishnan completely immerses himself in the art even as he maintains his joie de verve throughout the performance? It was a perfect co ordination and synchronization among the performers besides an inclusion of relevant items suiting the occasion. Just before they played the Christmas number Sri T.N.Krishnan greeted the audience and the latter joined tapping their feet and clapping their hands while the fast paced song was being played. They were treated to another western song which followed a carnatic item.
I was glad my favourite pancha ratna keerthana of Thyagaraja ‘endharo mahanu bhavulu’ was chosen to be played in the concert.
Younger artistes of today should take a lesson or two from Sangita kalanidhi T.N.Krishnan about stage presence and the way he inspires and acknowledges his accompanists’ performance.
n.meera raghavendra rao