Different innovations are being tried out by several Carnatic musicians. These include thematic concerts, lecture-demonstrations, exclusive RTP concerts and introduction of new compositions.
Senior vocalist Gayathri Girish has presented her own ideas on the concert stage. She successfully completed twelve episodes on 'Myriad Forms of Lord Siva' under the Govt. of India ministry of culture production grant. Several themes have subsequently been presented by her in this format, including Sri Adi Sankara, Arupadai Veedu, Papanasam Sivan, Siva-Sakti etc.
On August 24 and 25 in Chennai, she will present another theme titled ‘Sri Tyagaraja Namaste’ at Tattvaloka Auditorium, Alwarpet, Chennai.
This twin-concert series idea is based on the Vitanka Sthalas of Sri Somaskanda Tyagesamurti. Many of these shrines except in Tiruvarur, Tamil Nadu are not widely known.
There is a multimedia presentation alongside.
Gayathri says intense research on the theme, collection and assimilation of a large variety of information and presenting them in an interesting manner makes such theme-based concerts engaging.
Open to all. August 24 and 25, 5 p.m. daily.