The Season is a time of intense creativity, breath-taking performances and earnest Sabha hopping. HAPPY MUSIC SEASON to those who are a part of this in some way or the other :)
Scintillating as it already is, I found myself wondering how I can make this season different, in terms of concert presentation within the given time, which would be 1.5 hrs to 2 hrs.
With due respect for the usual concert format of Varnam, Sub-Main , Main, interspersed with Fillers, followed by Thukkadas, I would like to know how acceptable and interesting innovations can be introduced without anything being jarring or echoing disrespect for tradition.
I was thinking along these lines :-
1. Introducing a Pallavi in a Rare Raga that would be just right for a 1.5 or 2 hr. concert?
2. Singing a Thiruppugazh or a Bharathiyar song as main or sub-main?
Looking forward to your valuable suggestions in this regard :)