Friday, November 8, 2019

Niveditha Mikeless Kutcheri

As part of the Kutcheri in the Park organised by Sundaram Finance on the first Sunday of every month, 13 year old Niveditha Doraiswamy presented a one hour Mikeless Kutcheri this morning at the chess square of the Nageswara Rao Park, Mylapore. She was accompanied on the Violin by Mukundan Samraj and on the Mirudangam by Abhinav Kailasam.

Niveditha presented compositions that included Thyagaraja’s Siva Siva Enaradha (Pantuvarali/Adi), Papanasam Sivan’s Maa Ramanan (Hindolam/ Rupakam), Dikshithar’s Sri  Subramanyaya Namaste (Kambhoji/Tisra Ekam), Annamacharya’s Bavayami Gopalabalam (Yaman Kalyani/Khanda Chapu) and Bharathiyar’s Parukkulle (Jonpuri/ Adi). 

S Dhandayuthapani, GM - Operations, Sundaram Finance presented certificates and mementos to the artistes.

Launched in February 2006, the idea of the Sunday Kutcheri in the Park is to provide opportunities to young budding talent aged below 15 years to present in front of an informal park audience. Over 1300 children have been part of the Kutcheri in the Park series. Sundaram Finance conducts audition to select the artistes to present the Mikeless Kutcheri. 

Sunday, October 13, 2019

Ramcharan Navarathri Kutcheri in the Park

14 year old Ramcharan presents Mikeless Kutcheri at Nageswara Rao Park
On the concluding day of the three day Navarathri Kutcheri at the Park series organised by Sundaram Finance, 14 year old K. Ramcharan presented a one hour mikeless kutcheri on Sunday ( Oct 6) morning at the Nageswara Rao Park in Mylapore.  The Kutcheri in the Park is restricted to children aged below 15 years. 

Ramcharan, disciple of Smt. Geetha Raja and Sriram Parasuram was accompanied on the Violin by Mugundan Samraj and on the Mirudangam by A Rohith. 

Applauded by the audience comprising of morning walkers and Sunday Kutcheri regulars, Ramcharan presented compositions that included Thyagarajar’s  Girirajasuta (Bangla/Deshadhi)   Muthuswamy Dikshithar’s Marakathavallim (Kambhoji/Adi), Papanasam Sivan’s Sivakama Sundari (Mukhari/Adi) and Harikesanallu Muthiah Bhagavathar’s Raja Raja Rajithe (Niroshta/Adi). 

G Sundararajan, CFO, Sundaram Home Finance presented certificates and mementos to the artistes.

This is the 11th year of the Navarathri Kutcheri at the Park. Sundaram Finance has also been organizing monthly Kutcheri in the Park on the first Sunday of every month since February 2007 and during the four days of the Sundaram Finance Mylapore Festival. No mikes and speakers are used. Over 1300 children have presented concerts at the Kutcheri in the Park.

Sundaram Finance conducts audition to select the artistes aged below 15years for the monthly Kutcheri in the Park. For audition enquiries, email: sundaykutcheri@sundaramfinance.in

Monday, October 7, 2019

Vibha Mikeless Kutcheri


On day two of the Navarathri Special Mikeless Kutcheri organised by Sundaram Finance, 14 year old Vibha Krishnakumar, disciple of Smt. Geetha Raja, enthralled the audience at the Nageswara Rao Park with a lively Saturday (Oct 5) morning Kutcheri at the Chess Square.

Accompanied by C. Akhilesh on the Violin and by A Rohit on the Mirudangam, Vibha presented songs that included Muthuswamy Dikshithar’s Maha Ganapathim (Nattai/Eka), Hiranmayim (Lalitha/Rupakam), Thyagarajar’s Amma Ravamma (Kalyani/ K. Chapu) and Bharathiyar’s Vellai Thamarai (Bhimplas/Adi). 

S Sivakumar, VP, Sundaram Finance presented certificates and mementos to the artistes.

Saturday, October 5, 2019

Arvind Navarathri Mikeless Kutcheri


13 year old Arvind Balaji presents a Lively Kutcheri in the Park

On day one of the three day Navarathri Kutcheri in the Park series organised by Sundaram Finance, 13 year old Arvind Balaji presented a lively Mikeless Kutcheri, amidst chirping birds and falling leaves, on Friday (Oct 4) morning between 7am and 8am at the Nageswara Rao Park in Mylapore. 

Arvind, a student of B. Uma Sankar, was accompanied on the Violin by Mugundan Samraj and on the Mirudangam by Sai Srivats R Kamath. 

Arvind presented compositions that included Mathe Malayathvaja (Kamas/Adhi), Karunai Seivai (Hamsadwani/ Desh Adhi), Nadasudha (Arabhi/Roopakam), Shankari Shankuru ( Saveri/Thisra kathi Adhi), Annaporne Visalakshi (Sama/Adhi) and Mathangi Raja Rajeswari (Ramapriya/Roopakam).

P Viswanathan, Company Secretary, Sundaram Finance presented certificates and mementos to the artistes.
This is the 11th year that Sundaram Finance has been organizing the Navarathri Kutcheri in the Park.

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Ananya Mikeless Kutcheri


13 year old N Ananya, a student of Guru Smt. Indira Raghavan, presented a lively one hour Mikeless Kutcheri amidst chirping birds and falling leaves on a cloudy Sunday (Sept 1) morning at the Nageswara Rao Park in Mylapore.

Ananya was accompanied  by Parun MK Ananthalakshmi on the Violin and  by S Anirudh on the Mirudangam.

Presents Legendary Compositions
Applauded by an informal audience comprising of morning park walkers and Kutcheri regulars, Ananya presented compositions that included Thyagaraja’s Saadhinchane (Aaarabhi/Adi) and Marukelara (Jayanthashree/Adi), Muthuswamy Dikshithar’s Ramachandram Bhavayami
(Vasantha / Rupakam) and Papanasam Sivan’s Gajavadhana Karuna Sadhana (Sree Ranjani/Adi), Naan Oru Vilayaattu Bommayaa (Navarasa Kaanada/Adi) and Sri Rama Jayamangalam (Suruti/Adi). 

­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­C Muralidharan, Sr. GM, Sundaram Finance presented certificates and mementos to the artistes.

Launched in February 2006, the idea of the Sunday Kutcheri in the Park, that takes place on the first Sunday of every month, is to provide opportunities to young budding talent aged below 15 years to present in front of an informal park audience amidst chirping birds and falling leaves. Over 1300 children have been part of the Kutcheri in the Park series.

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Niveda Mikeless Kutcheri

14 year old presents a Lively Sunday Kutcheri in the Park at Nageswara Rao Park


As part of the Kutcheri in the Park organised on the first Sunday of every month by Sundaram Finance, 14 Year old L Niveda, student of Guru Vidwan B Umashankar presented a one hour Mikeless Kutcheri on Sunday (August 4) morning, amidst chirping birds and falling leaves at the chess square of the Nageswara Rao Park, Mylapore. She was accompanied on the Violin by T Kishore and on the Mirudangam by A Rohith.

Niveda presented compositions that included Thyagarajar’s Parakuni Kelara (Kiranvali Ragam/ Aadhi Thalam) and Chentanaesadha (Kundalavarali/ Desadhi), Purandaradasar’s Mahadathi Deva Namo (Reethi Gowlai/Aadhi) and Innudaya Bharadhe (Kalyana Vasantham/Kanda Chappu), Papanasam Sivan’s Bhuvaneswari Padam (Begada/Rupakam), Bharathiyar’s Malarin Mevu (Jog/Aadhi) and Tulasidasar’s Ramachandra Suka Dayi (Yamuna Kalyani / Aadhi). 
G Sundararajan, CFO, Sundaram Home Finance presented certificates and mementos to the artistes.

Launched in February 2006, the idea of the Sunday Kutcheri in the Park is to provide opportunities to young budding talent aged below 15 years to present in front of an informal park audience. Over 1300 children have been part of the Kutcheri in the Park series. Sundaram Finance conducts audition to select the artistes to present the Mikeless Kutcheri. For details, email: sundaykutcheri@sundaramfinance.in

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Srishti Mikeless Sunday Kutcheri

11 Year old R.S. Srishti (Guru Smt. Meenakshi Srinivasan) presented a one hour Mikeless Kutcheri on Sunday(July 7) morning amidst chirping birds and falling leaves at the chess square of the Nageswara Rao Park, Mylapore. She was accompanied on the Violin by Chitoor Barghav Vignesh and on the Mirudangam by Vishvesh.

Applauded by an informal audience comprising of morning park walkers and kutcheri regulars, Srishti presented compositions that included Vande Nee Shamagam (Hamsadwani / Adi), Sri Maha Ganapathim  (Aatana/ Adi),  Bhavayami (Ragamalika/Roopakam), Enai Nee Maravadhe (Amirthavarshini/Adi) and Swagatham Krishna (Mohanam/Thisra Nadai). 
R. Harikrishnan, GM, Sundaram Finance presented certificates and mementos to the artistes.