Monday, December 4, 2017

Akshara presents Sunday Kutcheri


Akshara Ashok, a class VII student of Vidya Mandir presented a lively one hour ‘Mikeless Kutcheri’ this Sunday (Dec 3) morning between 7am and 8am at the Nageswara Rao Park in Mylapore.
Akshara was accompanied on the Violin by R.D. Shyam Ragav (Disciple of Sherthalai R Shivakumar) and on the Mridangam by K. Abhinav (Disciple of Arjun Bharathi). Akshara presented compositions that included Jaya Jaya Janaki Kantha ( Naattai), Bantu Reethi Kolu (Hamsantham), Seethamma Mayamma (Vasantha) and Govinda Govinda Yani Koluvare (Brindavan Saranga).
Dhandayudhapani, GM, Sundaram Finance presented certificates and mementos to the artistes.

Monday, September 25, 2017

Raghavender Navarathri Kutcheri


13 year old G Raghavender, a student of PSBB KK Nagar presented the Mikeless Kutcheri on the final morning ( Sunday) of three day Navarathri Special Kutcheri in the Park at the Nageswara Rao Park.
Raghavender, who is learning from Guru Thiruvayaru P Sekar, was accompanied on the Violin B. Sudha (Guru Lalgudi Smt S Alamelu) and on the Mirudangam by Ajeeth Sridhar (Guru Chromepet Sri G. Suresh).

Harini presents Navarathri Kutcheri in the Park


13 year old M Harini, a student of Vaels Higher Secondary School, Injambakkam presented a vocal carnatic music performance on the 2nd morning (Saturday Sept 23) of the three day Navarathri Special Kutcheri in the Park organized by Sundaram Finance. Harini was accompanied on the Violin by R.D. Shyam Ragav (Guru Sherthalai R.Sivakumar) and on the Mirudangam by Sai Srivats Kamath (Guru Thanjavur Srinivasan). Harini presented compositions that included Girirajasuta (Bangala), Kamakshi kamakoti (Sumadhyuti), Koluvaiyunade (Devaghandhari) and Thirumalai Giriraya(Mohanam).
P Viswanathan, Company Secretary, Sundaram Finance Ltd., presented certificates and mementos to the artistes.

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Shreya Kicks off Navarathri Kutcheri


13 year old Shreya Suresh, a student of PS Sec School, Mylapore kicked off the 9th year of the 'Navarathri Special' Kutcheri in the Park with a lively one hour Mikeless Kutcheri on Friday morning at the Chess Square of the Nageswara Rao Park in Mylapore.
Shreya, who is learning music from Guru Smt. Bhagyalakshmi (Ganapriya School of Music), was accompanied on the Violin by Swetha Sureshkumar (Guru Rajesh Krishna) and on the Mirudangam by Sai Srivats Kamath (Guru Thanjavur Srinivasan).
Shreya presented compositions that included Sri Vignarajam Bhaje (Gambhira Nattai / Kantachaapu), Ramaa Bi Rama (Darbar/ Misrachaapu), Saarasaksha (Panthuvaralli/Adi), Sri Shankara Guruvaram (Nagaswaravalli/ Rupakkam) and Valli Kannavan Perai (Senjurutti/Adi).
P Viswanathan, Company Secretary, Sundaram Finance Ltd., presented certificates and mementos to the artistes.

Monday, August 7, 2017

Florida School Student Keerthana presents Mikeless Kutcheri


12 year old Keerthana Madhu, a class VI student from Sawgrass Middle School, Florida, USA presented a lively open air carnatic music performance this Sunday (August 6) morning between 6.30am and 730am at the Nageswara Rao Park in Mylapore.
Keerthana, who is learning music from Smt. Geetha Ramasubramanyam (Mayavaram Sisters), was accompanied on the Violin by Nandini Viswanathan (Disciple of Sangeetha Kalanidhi A. Kanyakumari) and on the Mridangam by Jayendra Kumar (Disciple of Kalaimamani Thiruvarur Bakthavathsalam).
Applauded through the one hour by the early morning Park Walkers and Kutcheri regulars who had gathered around the Chess Square of the Nageswara Rao Park, Keerthana presented compositions that included Purandaradasar’s Jaya Jaya Jaya Janaki Kantha (Naatai/Kanda Chapu), Sri Muthuswamy Dikshithar’s Mahasuram Kethumaham (Shanmugapriya/ Rupakam), Sri Mysore Vasudevachar’s Sri Hari Vallabhe Mampahi (Sudha Dhanyasi / Adhi) and Sri Papanasam Sivan’s Kapali (Mohanam/Adhi ).
P Viswanathan, Company Secretary, Sundaram Finance Ltd., presented certificates and mementos to the artistes.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

US School Student Mayuri Presents Mikeless Kutcheri


‘Sundaram Finance has made the Nageswara Rao Park a ‘Model’ Park, one of the best in the City’ - R Nataraj, Mylapore MLA
A big Sunday morning crowd welcomed the 12 year old Mayuri Srivaths, a class VII student of Nolan Ryan Junior High School, Pearland, Texas, USA at the Nageswara Rao Park in Mylapore this Sunday morning for her presentation of her first Mikeless Kutcheri. Mayuri Srivaths, who is learning music from Vidushi Smt. Rajarajeshwary Bhat, was accompanied on the Violin by Vibhu Ravindran (Disciple of Lalgudi Srimathi Brahmanandam) and on the Mridangam by A Rohith (Disciple of Kalaimamani Thiruvarur Sri Bakthavathsalam)
Mayuri presented compositions that included Sri Muthuswamy Dikshithar’s Saraseeruhasanapriye (Nattai / Adi), Sri Thyagaraja’s Harikamboji alapana (Rama Nannu Brovara/ Roopakam), Sri Papanasam Sivan’s Karpagame Kan Paarai (Madhyamavathi/ Adi), Sri Shyama Sastry’s Sari Evvaramma (Bhairavi, Khanda Jhampa) with alapana, neraval, swaram and Sri Neelakanta Sivan’s Anandanatamaduvar Tillai, (Poorvikalyani/Roopakam). R Nataraj, Mylapore MLA sat through the Kutcheri enjoying the lively presentation of the young artiste.
Addressing the Park walkers and the music connoisseurs at the end of the Kutcheri Nataraj said, “Sundaram Finance has done a commendable service to the community at large by organizing around 150 Kutcheris as part of the Sunday Kutcheri in the Park concept over the last 11 years and providing a great platform to over 1100 children to showcase their musical talent. The Mikeless Kutcheri concept seems to be liked much by the artistes and the audience. I am very happy to see people turning up in such large numbers on this Sunday morning to appreciate this young artiste from the US.” Nataraj added, “Sundaram Finance has been maintaining the Nageswara Rao Park for almost 15 years. They have made it a ‘Model’ Park, one of the best in the city.” Nataraj presented certificates and mementos to the artistes.
Sundaram Finance has organized close to 150 ‘Kutcheri in the Park’ over the last 11years serving as a Launch Platform for 1100 children

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Keerthana presents Keerthanais


14 year old S Keerthana presented a lively Mikeless Kutcheri at the Nageswara Rao Park in Mylapore this Sunday (June 4) morning between 6.30 am and 7.30 am.
Keerthana, who is learning music from Smt Rama Narayanan, was accompanied on the Violin by Haritha Narayanan (Disciple of Dr. R. Hemalatha) and on the Mirudangam by Anirudh Sriram (Disciple of Chrompet Sri Suresh). R Harikrishnan, GM, Sundaram Finance presented certificates and mementos to the artistes.
Keerthana presented compositions that included Thyagarajar’s Melukkovaiya (Bhowli/Kanda Chapu) and Ammaravamma (Kalyani/Kanda Chapu), Papanasam Sivam’s Mooladharamoorthy (Hamsadwani/Adi) and Muthuswamy Dikshithar’s Parvathi Kumaram (Nattai Kurunji/ Rupakam).