Sruthilaya Symphony Nite 2012 Review
Sruthilaya conducted its third musical show on June 2, 2012 at Michael Power Catholic School (Toronto). A mix of movie songs in Hindi, Malayalam and Tamil were presented from a team of professional musicians and seasoned singers to a modest crowd.
“A truly live orchestra with no premade music from any technology assisted device!”
Mrs. Mrs. Raji Gopalakrishnan declared the event open. She is a renowned Carnatic music guru from India.
John Sathya at the keyboard, a keyboard master, as some of us would like to call him, was nimble on the keyboard.
Mohan, Rajesh and Renji were the life of songs such as Sheila Ki Jawani , Pappa Pappa, Kolaveri, etc..
Flute Siva gave songs like kuzhal oothum Kannan uku it’s authenticity by playing live on the flute. He had come down from Ottawa especially for this event and is an expert in wind instruments.
Guitarists Terrence and Shellar were impressive while Nigel showed his mettle on the bass. Lourduswamy had his violin strings and bow at his command while Kenneth, Chase and Dinesh were exemplary on the tabla.
“Dinesh, was dual talented, singing Oru Madhurakinavin and Mere Sapno ki Rani and played tabla for other numbers.”
Venky Iyer, a popular and a well recognized singer along with Nandita captivated the audience
Rajeev and Babitha the husband and wife team performed Peninde Chenchundil, & Illam Manjin to a thunderous applause
Divya’s renindition of the malayalm song Mainagam was impeccable. Rakhi and Thomas had kids and adults dancing for Kalasala from Tamil movie Osethee.
Nishit was awesome on the Hindi numbers such as Chand Sifarish and Teri Ore. Rakhi’s risk taking and commitment to perfection paid off in her song hey hairathe ashiqui which is otherwise a duet original.
Nethra a teenage singer performed extremely well especially for the classical number “Paadariyen Padippariyen”
Thomas who is known for his kuthu songs belted Kolaveri to a thunderous claps.
The MC’s Maya Thomas was impeccable with her introduction of each number to the audience while Jolly Joseph kept the audience engaged and entertained through out the show!
The show made our evening extremely enjoyable. The community should give a wee bit more support to shows presented by our own people living in Canada thus encouraging talent right around the corner of your street.
Be it soulful melodies or feet tapping numbers, it was aptly music to our ears!!!
Reported By: Kavitha Ariyath