Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Sunday Kutcheri enters 15th year


Mahathi presents Mikeless Kutcheri at Nageswara Rao Park

As part of the monthly Sunday Kutcheri in the Park organised by Sundaram Finance on the first Sunday of every month, 14 year old Mahathi Baskar, student of Smt. Shubha Ganesan, presented a lively Mikeless Kutcheri this morning between 7am and 8am at the chess square of the Nageswara Rao Park in Mylapore. The Kutcheri marked the beginning of the 15th year of the Sunday Kutcheri in the Park that was launched in February 2006. Around 1400 children have been part of the Mikeless Kutcheri at the Nageswara Rao Park.

Accompanied on the Violin by G. Vagadeeshwar and on the Mirudangam by S Aniruddh, Mahathi presented compositions that included Sakthi Ganapathim (Nattai / Rupakam), Kanchadalayadakshi (Kamalmanohari / Adhi), Sri Venu Gopala (Darbar / Kanda Chapu), Sarasaksha (Pantuvarali/ Adhi ) and Madharpirakkanniyanai (Kurinjippan). 

N Srirmanan, Senior GM, Sundaram Finance, presented certificates and mementos to the artistes.

Friday, January 17, 2020

Madura Ganalaya presents Group Sunday Kutcheri

Sundaram Finance Sunday Kutcheri in the Park completes 14 years
Around 1400 children have presented the Mikeless Kutcheri  at Nageswara Rao Park since February 2006
15 students from Madura Ganalaya present a lively Kutcheri in the Park on Sunday Morning
Launched on the first Sunday of February 2006, the monthly Sunday Kutcheri in the Park organised by Sundaram Finance has completed 14 years on Sunday ( Jan 12). Around 1400 children have been part of the Mikeless Kutcheri at the Nageswara Rao Park during this period. To mark the occasion and on the final morning of the Sundaram Finance Mylapore Festival 2020, 15 students from Madura Ganalaya presented a lively one hour Kutcheri in the Park, without mikes and speakers, at the Nageswara Rao Park in front of a big Sunday morning audience that had gathered around the chess square. 
The students presented songs that included Karimuga, Mayilmeethu, Raghuvamsa, Pandurithiko and Venkatachala

TT Srinivasaraghavan, MD, Sundaram Finance said ‘When we launched the Kutcheri in the Park 14 years ago, our idea was to make this a stepping stone for budding musical talent and to help young ‘unsung’ children aged below 15 years shed the initial inhibition that we normally associate with stage performances by giving them a platform to showcase their talent in an informal environment. Many have gone on to the next level in their musical career. That for us is very heartening.’ 
On the Mikeless Kutcheri concept, Srinivasaraghavan said, ‘We have resisted the temptation to use Mikes and stuck on to the ‘Mikeless Concept’ for we believed that an open-air kutcheri, amidst falling leaves and curious birds chirping around the park, would bring out the best in the children if they performed without the help of mikes and speakers.’

S Dhandayuthapani, GM, Sundaram Finance presented certificates to the artistes and a memento to the Guru.
Talented children from the US, Australia, Saudi Arabia, Dubai, Pune and Bangalore have also presented mikeless kutcheri at the Nageswara Rao Park over the last 14 years.The monthly Kutcheri in the Park is restricted to children aged below 15 years. A committee from Sundaram Finance conducts audition to select the artistes. The Kutcheri in the Park has also featured in the Limca Book of Records as the longest open air Mikeless Kutcheri for children.

Sunday, January 12, 2020

Paavani Cotai Mikeless Kutcheri

Paavani Cotai, a disciple of TR Vasudevan presented a one
hour mikeless kutcheri at the Nageswara Rao Park this Friday morning on day 3 of the Sundaram Finance Mylapore Festival 2020. She was accompanied by Purva Dhanashree on the Violin
and by VG Visswesh on the Mridangam.

N Sriraman presented certificates to the artistes.

Saturday, January 11, 2020

Shakthi mikeless kutcheri

Shakthi Muralidharan presents one hour Mikeless Kutcheri 
Shakthi Muralidharan, disciple of Guru Smt Amritha Murali and Guru Smt Sattur Lalitha Santhanam , 
presented a Mikeless Kutcheri this morning between 7am and 8am at the Nageswara Rao Park.

She was accompanied on the Violin by Haritha Narayanan and on the Mirudangam by Sannath Parameswaran.

C Muralidharan, Sundaram Finance presented certificates to the artistes and a memento to the Guru.


Friday, January 10, 2020

Sruthilaya Students mikeless kutcheri

Sundaram Finance Mylapore Festival 2020 launches with a Group Mikeless Kutcheri at Nageswara Rao Park
15 students from Sruthilaya School presented a one hour Mikeless Kutcheri this Thursday ( Jan 9) morning at the Nageswara Rao Park to kick off the 18th edition of the Sundaram Finance Mylapore Festival. Mikes and Speakers are not used at the Kutcheri in the Park.

The students, who are learning music from Guru Suresh Raman, presented theme based songs on ‘Mylai’ that included ‘Padame Thunai’, Karpaga Vallinin, Karunai Theivamey and Karpaga Manohara.
P Viswanathan, Company Secretary, Sundaram Finance presented certificates and cloth bags to the artistes and a memento to the Guru.

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