Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Navarathri Kutcheri in the Park completes 10 years

Around 1200 children aged below 15 years have presented Kutcheri in the Park
On the third and final day on Sunday (Oct 14) morning, 14 year old Shriya Vishnuram, a student of PSBB Nungambakkam presented a one hour ‘Mikeless Kutcheri’, accompanied on the violin by T Kishore and on the Mirudangam by G. N. Bhuvanasundaran. Applauded all the way by an informal park audience comprising of morning walkers and kutcheri regulars, Shriya presented compositions that included Bala Murali Krishna’s Amma Ananda Dayini (Gambheeranattai/Adi), Muthuswami Dikshithar’s Kamalaam Baambhajare (Kalyani/Adi) and Madurai Sreenivasan’s Karunai Deivamey (Sindhu Bhairavi /Adi).
C Muralidharan, Sr. GM, Sundaram Finance Ltd., presented certificates and mementos to the artistes.
On the completion of 10 years of Navarathri Kutcheri in the Park, TT Srinivasaraghavan, Managing Director, Sundaram Finance said, “In the initial phase of the launch of the monthly Sunday Kutcheri in the Park, we wondered if the participants would really like this concept and if we would have enough interest in this ‘never before tried out mikeless open air format’. But very soon and frankly quite unexpectedly, we encountered a happy problem. Applications poured in and we had a serious backlog of the children who had cleared the audition. And that’s when we decided 10years ago to expand this format to include a 3day Navarathri Special Kutcheri in the Park. Honestly we did not expect this kind of positive response. Thus, we now have the monthly Sunday Kutcheri in the Park, ‘Navarathri Special’ Kutcheri in the Park and Concert in the Park as part of the annual Sundaram Finance Mylapore Festival. Around 1200 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. To apply, email: sundaykutcheri@sundaramfinance.in

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Ananya presents Navarathri Kutcheri


On day two of the three day Navarathri Kutcheri in the Park series organized by Sundaram Finance, 12 year old N. Ananya Ranganayaki, a student of Guru Smt. Bhagyalakshmi Suresh presented a mikeless Kutcheri. She was accompanied on the Violin by Chittoor Bhargava Vignesh and on the Mirudangam by Abhinav Kailasam.
Ananya presented compositions that included Girirajasuta (Bangala / Deshadhi), Jaya Jaya ( Nattai / Kandachapu), Sri Shankara ( Nagaswaravali / Rupakam) and Arabhi Manam ( Ragamalika / Adhi).
G Sundararajan, CFO, Sundaram Home Finance presented certificates and mementos to the artistes.

Vaishnavee Kicks off Navarathri Kutcheri


On day one of the three day Navarathri Kutcheri in the Park series organized by Sundaram Finance, 14 year old S Vaishnavee presented a lively one hour ‘Mikeless Kutcheri’ this Friday morning between 7am and 8am at the Nageswara Rao Park in Mylapore. This is the 10th Edition of the Navarathri Kutcheri in the Park.
Vaishnavee, who is learning from Guru T.R Vasudevan, was accompanied on the Violin by T. Kishore and on the Mirudangam by V.G. Vishwesh. With the early morning sun beating down on her face through the branches of the tall tree at the Nageswara Rao Park, Vaishnavee presented compositions that included Muthuswamy Dikshithar’s Gajananayutham (Chakravakam Ragam/Adi Thalam), Thyagarajar’s Adamodigalade (Charukesi/Adi), Shyamashastri’s Mayamma (Aahiri/ Adi) and Papanasam Sivan’s Kana vendamo (Sri Ranjani-Adi). P Viswanathan, Company Secretary, Sundaram Finance Ltd., presented certificates and mementos to the artistes.

Sunday, September 9, 2018

Thushara presents Sunday Kutcheri


Amidst chirping birds and falling leaves, 14 year old R Thushara, a class X student of PS Sr. Sec School presented a lively Mikeless Kutcheri on Sunday (September 2) morning between 630am and 730am at the Nageswara Rao Park in Mylapore. It was her debut Kutcheri performance.
Thushara, who is learning music from Guru Palakkad R Ramprasad, was accompanied on the Violin by Thirucherai Karthik (Disciple of Sri V. L. Kumar) and on the Mirudangam by Punnar T. R. Arvind Kaushik (Disciple of Sri Mannargudi A. Eswaran).
Appreciated through the one hour by an informal audience comprising of morning park walkers and Sunday Kutcheri regulars, Thushara presented compositions that included Pranamamyaham (Gowla/Adi), Guru Lekha (Gowri Manohari/ Khanda Chapu), Sri Ranganatham (Poornachandrika/ Adi), Gnanamosagaradha (Poorvikalyani/Roopakam) and Maa Ramanan (Hindolam/ Roopakam). N Sriraman, Senior GM, Sundaram Finance presented certificates and mementos to the artistes.
Launched in February 2006, the idea of the Sunday Kutcheri in the Park, organized by Sundaram Finance on the first Sunday of every month, is to provide opportunities to young budding talent aged below 15 years to present in an open air environment without the aid of mikes and speakers. The Sunday Kutcheri has served as a launch platform for over 1200 children to showcase their talent in an informal park setting over the last 12 years. The Mikeless Kutcheri in the Park has featured in the Limca Book of Records for the longest running open air Kutcheri for children. Sundaram Finance conducts audition to select the artistes to present the Mikeless Kutcheri. To apply for the audition, email details to sundaykutcheri@sundaramfinance.in

Sunday, August 5, 2018

Raam Manikandan presents Sunday Kutcheri in the Park


12 year old Raam Manikandan, a Class VIII student of PSBB School, Siruseri presented a lively Mikeless Kutcheri this Sunday (August 5) morning between 630am and 730am at the Nageswara Rao Park in Mylapore. Mikes and speakers are not used at the Kutcheri in the Park.
Raam, who is learning music from Prof. P. P. Ramakrishnan, was accompanied on the Violin by N. Madan Mohan (Disciple of Sri R.K. Sriramkumar) and on the Mirudangam by Sabareesh G. Sreenivas (Disciple of Sri A.V. Manikandan).
Applauded by a big Sunday morning audience that gathered around the Chess Square, Raam presented compositions that included Thyagarajar’s Vasudevayani (Kalyani/Adi) and Ninnu Nera Nammbi Naanura (Panthuvarali/Rupakam), Muthuswamy Dikshithar’s Hari Hara Puthram ( Vasantha/ Khanda Jaathi Eka Talam) and Saarasa Dala Nayanaa ( Khamas/ Chathurasra Jaathi Jhampa Talam) and Bharathiyar’s Nenjil Uramum Inri (Kavadi Chindu/Adi).
P Viswanathan, Company Secretary, Sundaram Finance Ltd., presented certificates and mementos to the artistes.

Monday, July 2, 2018

US Student Aadhya presents Mikeless Kutcheri


12 year old Aadhya Sridharan, a class VIII student of Valley Academy, Phoenix, Arizona, USA presented a Mikeless Kutcheri this Sunday (July 1) morning between 630am and 730am at the Nageswara Rao Park in Mylapore. US
Aadhya, who is learning music from Guru Smt. Vijayalakshmi Balaji, was accompanied on the Violin by V Sai Priyadarshni and on the Mirudangam by Anirudh Sriram.
Aadhya presented compositions that included Muthuswamy Dikshithar’s Swaminatha Paripalayamam (Nattai / Aadi), Parvathi Pathim ( Hamsadwani/Aadi) and Ekambresa Nayike (Karnataka Sudha Saveri / Aadi), Annamacharya’s Sriman Narayana (Bowli / Aadi) and Narayanathe (Behaag/ Aadi),Thyagarajar’s Kaalaharana (Suddha Saveri/Roopakam) and Papanasan Sivan’s Enna Thavam (Kaapi/ Aadi). R Harikrishnan, GM, Sundaram Finance presented certificates to the artistes.

Friday, June 8, 2018

Vasumathy presents Sunday Kutcheri


As part of the monthly Sunday Kutcheri in the Park organised by Sundaram Finance, 14 year old V Vasumathy, a class X student of PSBB, KK Nagar presented a Mikeless Kutcheri this Sunday (June 3) morning between 630am and 730am at the Nageswara Rao Park in Mylapore.
Vasumathy, who is learning music from Guru Smt. Akila Siva, was accompanied on Violin by Chithoor V Bargavavignesh (Disciple of Chithoor Sri. C K Vijayaraghavan) and on the Mirudangam by Anirudh Sriram (Disciple of Chrompet Sri G. Suresh Deekshith).
Watched by an informal park audience seated around the Chess Square, Vasumathy presented compositions that included Mooladhara Murti (Hamsadwani), Baala Sarasa Murali (Keeravani), Ninnu Nera Naminanu (Kaamavardhani), Saroja Dalanetri (Shakarabharanam) and Rama Naama (Ananda Bhairavi).
R. Harikrishnan, GM, Sundaram Finance Ltd., presented certificates and mementos to the artistes.