Pallavi Darbar - October 10th, 2015
3 unique concerts featuring 3 unique RTPs.
3:00 PM - 4:15 PM
Sushmitha Ravikumar - Vocal
Siddarth Ashokkumar - Violin
Sanjay Subramaniam - Mridangam
4:30 PM - 5:45 PM
Shashank Subramaniam - Flute
Sharada Krishnan - Violin
Keshav Nelavai - Mridangam
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Anirudh Venkatesh - Vocal
Kamalakiran Vinjamuri - Violin
Keerthi Venkataramani - Mridangam
Shri Krishna Vrundavana
What is an RTP?
An RTP is an abbreviation for a Ragam Tanam Pallavi, one of the most complex, intricate, and fascinating concepts in Carnatic Music.
The first part of an RTP is the raga alapana, or ragam. A raga alapana is improvisation where the artists develop and elaborate upon a raga(s) (melodic scale), showcasing the scope and beauty of the raga.
After ragam, the artists will perform thanam, a semi-rhythmic, faster-paced exposition of the chosen raga(s), sometimes with mridangam.
The pallavi is the final portion of an RTP. It is a lyrical line composed in the raga(s) that the ragam and tanam were in. Pallavis are also set to various talas -- rhythmic patterns -- ranging from simple to complicated. These lines are repeated with melodic and rhythmic variations.
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