I had a concert at the Tirumala Tirupati Devstanam in Chennai yesterday. Pretty good crowd. As I walked in someone requested Maanamuleda in Hamirkalyani. I think I sang this in the same venue some years back and the gentleman remembered, though I can’t be very sure about it. Anyway I decided to oblige the song as a filler. Also sung a varnam in Chakravakam by Patnam Subramanya Iyer for the first time in a concert. Don’t recall listening to it before by anyone else. TTD has a nice compact ambience that I quite enjoy. It used to be crowded and stuffy but after recent air conditioning and modernisation and some restriction in the number of people that can be accommadated I think a full hall creates a great atmosphere for performance.
The most interesting part of the concert yesterday was the organiser during his thanks giving speech blessing me to be born an Iyengar in my next birth!
What a blessing! I am sure there is joy in the house!!
I missed this concert 🙁 Maanamuleda sung by you is one of my favourites. I remember you sang it at Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan during the Season in 2005 as well as in 2006. Was excellent!
That is truly unfortunate that in this day and age people haven’t gotten over the “I, Iyer and Iyengar” business….at that point maybe you should have sung MDR’s “Hariyum Haranum Ondre” 🙂
The most interesting part of the concert yesterday was the organiser during his thanks giving speech blessing me to be born an Iyengar in my next birth
Ha joke. Even otherwise you like that only
Its very intersting to find this blog. I happened to be at Chennai that day and was able to attend your concert for some time. Sadly I had to leave early but was very happy to attened this one. Looking forward to more concerts of yours in Bangalore.