Shwetha presents a lively Mikeless Kutcher at the Nageswara Rao Park
To kick off the 12th year of the Sunday Kutcheri in the Park organised by Sundaram Finance, 14 year old R Shwetha, a Class IX student of GRT Mahalakshmi Mat. Higher Sec School, West Mambalam presented a lively Mikeless Kutcheri this morning between 6.30am and 730am at the Nageswara Rao Park in Mylapore.
Shwetha, who is learning music from Smt. Neeraja Badrinath, was accompanied on the Violin by R.D. Shyam Raghav (Disciple of Sherthalai Sri R. Sivakumar) and on the Mirudangam by Jayendra Kumar (Disciple of Kalaimamani Thiruvarur Sri Bakthavathsalam).
Shwetha presented compositions that included Mooladhara Moorthi Gajamugane, Paripalayamam Sri Padmanaba, Kanne Karpagambika, Vennai Unnum En Venugananai, Ragathil Sirandha Ragamedhu and Venkatachala Nilayam
TT Srinivasaraghavan, MD, Sundaram Finance said ‘ We launched the Sunday Kutcheri in the Park in February 2006 with the idea of providing a platform for young budding musical talent aged below 15 years and for them to shed their inhibitions and present in front of an informal park audience amidst chirping birds and falling leaves, sans mike and speaker. At that time, we were not sure if the children would like the mikeless concept. We are glad that the Sunday Kutcheri has gone on for 11 years and has helped serve as a platform for around 1100 budding musicians.’
Mylapore MLA R Natraj presented certificates and mementos to the artistes.
Sundaram Finance conducts audition to select the artistes to present the Sunday Kutcheri in the Park. To register for the audition, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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