A small, sturdy room spread the wave of music in the air. The sound of music could be felt in every pore of the wall. Yes, it was Da Sa Ra with music. The concert was held in Parvati Hall in Eldams Road. It was held between 5.00 p.m. and 8.30 p.m.
The first concert was performed by the keyboard and violin duo, R.S. Advaith and R.S. Srishti, who are studying in classes four and two, respectively in P.S. Senior Secondary School, Mylapore. They felt really excited as this was their first concert. Srishti switched effortlessly between vocal and violin for the songs. “We practiced very hard and our efforts have proved fruitful. It was all due to our Guru K.V. Ramanujam’s training,” say Advaith and Srishti. The chief guest for the event was Mr. Parthasarthy, who is a supporter of the organisers, Mantra Events. He felt the need to start the Bala Sangeet to show the path for young singers in the future. Mr. Parthasarathy said, “The children should have patience and perseverance in whatever they do and they should have devotion not only to music but also to other things in life.”
This was followed by Yuva Sangeet at 6.30 p.m. with a solo concert performed by Yoga Keerthana. She chose most of the songs related to Devi as it was the Navratri season. Her ambition is to become a singer. She has other interests like photography and reading. She was supported well by the accompanists on Mridangam and violin.
Due to the political disturbances in the city for the past few days, many people might have thought that the concert would be cancelled. But Yoga Keerthana was very happy when she came to know that the concert was not cancelled, because she came all the way from Bengaluru. She could say that the audience was happy by her performance just by looking at their faces. A senior person from the audience approached her and gave her a small memento for her excellent singing.