The monthly Sunday Kutcheri in the Park organised by Sundaram Finance has completed 7 years. Over 700 children have presented the mike-less Kutcheri at the Nageswara Rao Park in Mylapore. It is to be noted that no mikes and speakers are used at the Kutcheri.
Baanupriya, 14 years old , a student of Modern Senior Secondary School presented Kutcheri on February 3 to kick off the eighth year. She was accompanied on the Mridangam by P.V. Srivatsa (Guru: T. Shyamsundar) and on the Violin by Parur M.K. Ananthalakshmi (Disciple of M.S. Anantharaman and M.A. Krishnaswamy).
Baanupriya is learning music from Guru G. Vaidehi/Vasantha Ramesh (disciples of Smt. Suguna Varadachari).
Banupriya’s presentation included Papanasam Sivan’s Senthil Andavan (Karahara Priya) and Parthpara (Vachaspathi), Jayachamaraja Wodeyar’s Sri Jalanthara Gam (Bira Nattai), Mysore Sadasiva Rao’s Sri Kamakodi (Saveri), Mythiya Bhagavathar’s Gam Ganapathe (Hamsadvani).
The idea behind the Sunday Kutcheri in the Park is to promote young musical talent below 15 years and to help them shed their inhibitions and give them the confidence to move up to the next level. Sundaram Finance conducts audition to select the artistes. For registration: call 94450 34557 or 28521181.