The 24th anniversary celebrations of Sadguru Sangeeta Sabha that had been held at at GVR Music School, Vijayawada attracted many younger individuals among the many viewers.
On the first-day, vocalist Vasudha Ravi began the live performance with a brisk Daru varnam Mate Malaya Dhwaja Pandya Sanjathe in Khamas, setting the tone for the week-long celebrations. She subsequent selected a Dikshitar kriti Siddhi Vinayaka Manisam in Shanmukhapriya. Her brief swara vinyasa for this kriti was additionally in duritam, sustaining the tempo with which she began her live performance. For an in depth presentation of the raga, she selected Mohana. Different compositions offered had been Annapurne, Visalakshi, Enta Muddo Enta Sogaso, Marivere Dikkevarayya. She was supported by Sadguru Charan (mridangam) and V Krishnaveni (violin)
On the second day, the organisers offered a mandolin live performance by the duo U P Raju and Nagamani. They began the present with Sarasijanabha, adopted by Swaminatha Paripalayutumama, the favored Dikshitar kriti in raga Nata. Their alternative of widespread kritis like Brochevarevura in Khamas and Manavi Alakincharadate received applause.
On the third day, a musical characteristic written and offered by Popuri Gowrinath supported by his spouse Gayatri and daughter Charumathi Pallavi was offered, to commentary by Mallapragada Srimannarayana Murthy. The story of Srinivas Kalyanam was taken and offered in kritis.
On the fourth day Ranjani Santana Gopalan offered ragam, tanam pallavi in Rishabhapriya. Her detailed exploration of the raga with wealthy manodharma received the appreciation of the viewers. She then offered Sadguru Swamiki, written by Poochi Srinivas Ayyangar in Reetigowla in an in depth method and ended the live performance with a tribute to the native deity Jaya Jaya Durge, written by Narayana Teertha. She was supported by Sai Dikshit (violin), Parupalli Subbaraya Phalgun (mridangam) and M Haribabu on ghatam.
Sid Sriram offered Carnatic music to the packed viewers on the fifth day. He first sang Sugunamule cheppukonte in raga Chakravakam, presenting the raga in all its grandeur and with swara prastharana in all of the three sthayis. The primary merchandise was in Raga Bhairavi. He selected Muthuswamy Dikshitar’s Bala Gopala for an in depth exposition. He sang 4 Thyagaraja kritis. H N Bhaskar (violin) , Sai Giridhar (mridangam) and Karthik (ghatam) supported him.
Geeta Padma Kumar and her disciples from Kerala carried out Kuchupudi dance to kritis of Thyagaraja, Dikshitar and Syama Sastry. The scholars excelled in abhinaya and adavu in ‘Ksheerasagara’ and ‘Artha Naareswaram’.
On the final day, veteran mridangam artiste Yella Venkateswara Rao was felicitated and conferred a tittle, ‘Sangeeta Vidwanamani’. This felicitation was adopted by a vocal live performance by Malladi brothers.