Lakshmipriya’s Carnatic vocal live performance was featured as a part of Arkay Convention Centre’s thirteenth anniversary sequence. Endowed with a wealthy, melodious voice, the younger singer started impressively with Ramanathapuram Srinivasa Iyengar’s varnam ‘Vanajakshi’ in Kalyani. As the daughter and disciple of senior violinist R. Hemalatha, she has been raised in a milieu of Carnatic music and that confirmed within the ease with which she proceeded along with her efficiency. Her readability of diction, assured strategy and selection of kritis and ragas made her live performance pleasant.
Lakshmipriya offered Saint Tyagaraja’s ‘Padavini’ in Salakabhairavi, during which the composer declares that having true devotion to Rama is the best achievement and nothing else has any worth.
After the leisurely Varali alapana, Syama Sastri’s ‘Karuna joodavamma’, a kriti dripping with devotion, adopted. Her niraval for ‘Marakathangi pancha nadheshu rani’ and the swaras that adopted had been full of life.
When Lakshmi Priya sang Muthuswami Dikshitar’s ‘Arunachalanatham’ in Saranga , she laid emphasis on the clear supply of lyrics and raga bhava. ‘Kanaka sabhapathi darisanam’ in Dhanyasi by Gopala Krishna Bharathi was vivid and cheerful.
Mature dealing with of raga
There was nice maturity in the way in which Lakshmipriya dealt with the raga Sankarabharanam, earlier than transferring on to the primary piece, ‘Swara raga sudharasayutha bhakthi’ by Tyagaraja. She did full justice to the niraval for the phrase, ‘Paramanandamanae kamalamupai’, and added pleasing swaraprastharas to it.
The lighter session too was well-chosen with Purandaradasar’s ‘Harismarane maado’ in Yamuna Kalyani and ‘Saapashyat kausalya’ by Tiruppazhanam Panchapakesha Sastry in Jhonpuri. The lyrics of the latter describe how Kausalya had a darshan of Vishnu in all His grandeur when she gave beginning to Rama.
Lakshmipriya concluded her live performance with the Thiruppugazh, ‘Sinathavar mudikkum’. A powerhouse of vitality, she offered pure, conventional music, devoid of any try to impress. However, if she workout routines a bit restraint, the sowkyabhava in her efficiency can be enhanced.
Violin by VSP Gayatri Sivani was clean, delicate and supportive. L. Sudarshan Srinivas gave her full of life help on the mridangam.