Bangalore Bangalore International Centre had arranged a theme based concert “The Carnatic Music Story – Journey Across Composers, Across Ages” by Ms. Priyanka C. Prakash, on Friday, 7th November 2014 at 6.30 pm. Priyanka was accompanied by Vid. Mathur Srinidhi on the violin, and Vid. Cheluvaraju on the mridangam.
In her 90 minutes presentation, she delineated about the richness of Carnatic Music through a treasure trove of compositions or "Kalpitha Sangeetham". She presented a large repertoire of compositional forms, raga interpretations, laya (rhythm) variations, languages and emotions. She presented how different composers have interpreted the same raga differently; even the same composer has interpreted the raga differently in different compositions. This sheer variety and depth has shaped our understanding of ragas and of music at large.
The audience enjoyed and understood how Carnatic Music has evolved over a period of time, how "composed music" by the greats really form the foundation of this great art form. She concluded the concert with a mangalam.
All those who were present appreciated the performance heartfully.