A glittering musical concert - The New Indian Express

A glittering musical concert

Published: 20th November 2012 10:30 AM

Last Updated: 20th November 2012 10:30 AM

A unique musical concert was held on Sunday which was organised by Sri Vidya Kala Kendra.

The Deepotsava concert rendered by noted musician R K Padmanabha took off by lighting lamps all over the auditorium without making use of any powered lights.

The ambiance transported the audience back to the olden days, before the advent of electricity.

Over 300 dazzling lamps on window panes, staircase and even on the threshold set a great aura for the music lovers to enjoy the music.

As a grand finale to the Vadiraja Kala Mahotsava, the Deepotsava event began in the year 2005.

“In the earlier concert, we brought out over 110 compositions of Vadiraja. Since it was the season of Diwali and the festival of lights, we planned to decorate the auditorium and the stage by lighting the lamps,” said Krishna Prasad, the organiser. The radiant ambience set a perfect mood for the musicians to perform.

Speaking about the concert, Vinay S R, a budding musician who supported R K Padmanabha in the concert said, “Sri Vidya Kala Kendra has been organising Deepotsva concert for last six years. This event is usually held after Diwali festival. The concert is organised with an intention to impart education among the young artistes and art lovers. It is important to highlight the significance of Indian classical music today.”

The rendition of the concert was vibrant and left the audience craving for more.

In its seventh year,  the concert saw the performance of artiste R K Padmanabha who was accompanied by Mysore Manjunath on violin, Arjun Kumar on mridangam, Guru Prasanna on khanjira, Giridhar Udupa on ghatam and Pramath Kiran on morcing.

As the concert ended, R K Padmanabha said, “This is one of my best concerts till date because of the ideal ambience and response.”

Music enthusiasts savoured the music in silence and applauded as a sign of appreciation. Commending the programme, Anita Keshav, a music lover said, “This is an ideal event. Besides imparting knowledge about music, the programme also illustrates how to celebrate Diwali without bursting crackers. The decoration of the auditorium is mind blowing. With respect to music, the concert has provided an opportunity for the young aspirants of music to learn about  creativity and spontaneity while performing on a platform like this.”

Speaking after the concert, Krishna Prasad added, “A few young aspirants of music approached me to perceive music. Over four students now want to join music classes and aspire to become professional musicians.”


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