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Sundaram Finance to hold 3-day Navarathri special ‘Kutcheri in the Park’
CHENNAI, October 1: As a part of the Navarathri Special ‘Kutcheri in the Park’ series, Sundaram Finance will organize three mikeless kutcheris beginning Friday 8th October at the Nageswara Rao Park in Mylapore. This is the 2nd year that Sundaram Finance is organizing the Navarathri Special Kutcheris.

On Friday morning (8th October) at 6.30 a.m., 12-year-old R. Vidya, a class 8 student of AVM Rajeswari Matriculation Higher Secondary School, will present a Carnatic music performance. Vidya will be accompanied on the violin by 11-year-old Parur M.K.Ananth Lakshmi (a student of Parur M. S. Anantha Raman) and on the mridangam by 15-year-old D. Sivaraman (a student of Shri T Shyam Sundar). Vidya has been learning music for seven years from Smt. Bhavani Santhanam.

On Saturday 9th October, 12-year-old V. Sreeraman, a class 8 student of Vidya Mandir, Mylapore, will present a flute recital for an hour from 6.30 a.m. Sreeraman will be accompanied on the violin by Thiruvedaimarudur K Ganeshan (a disciple of Shri Durai Balasubramaniam) and on the mridangam by 14-year-old Nellai V. Sreekrishnan (a student of Padma Vibushan Umayalpuram Shri K Sivaraman). He has been learning music for five years from Shri K V Ramanujam. Sreeraman resides at 71, Sri Ranga Apartments, Dr. Ranga Road, Mylapore.

Jugalbandi on Sunday 10th October
On Sunday (October 10), Master Sarvajit Krishna and team will be present a jugalbandi. As a part of this performance, M. Sarvajit Krishna and S. Subramanyam will be on the mridangam. S. Srinath will play the ganjira. S. Sasidaran will be on ghatam. They are learning music from Shri Madurai K. Thiagarajan.

The idea behind the kutcheri in the park is to provide a platform for young children aged below 15years to display their musical talent. Mikes and speakers are not used. Sundaram Finance audition committee conducts an audition to select the artistes to perform at the kutcheri in the park.

For audition and registration, call: 0 94440 40748 or email: sundaykutcheri@gmail.com