Gayathri Venkataraghavan

From the blog

High energy, steady tempo all along

High energy, steady tempo all along High energy marked the eighth day’s concert at the annual music festival of Sri Sathguru Sangeetha Samajam here on Monday, as Gayathri Venkatraghavan launched into ‘Sadhinchane,’ the gana raga Pancharatna Kriti by Thyagaraja, in Arabhi. She picked another gana raga, Goulai, and dedicated it to the Vinayakar in Muthuswami Dikshitar’s ‘Sri Mahaganapathim,’ embellishing it with rhythmic chittai swarams. The next in the repertoire was Pattina Subramanya Iyer’s ‘Marivere Dikkevaru’ and this found violinist Charumathi Ranganathan participating enthusiastically. …read more

in the press