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Pavithra Balajee presents a pleasant concert
CHENNAI, November 1: In front of a big audience, Pavithra Balajee, a student of M.Ct.M Chettiar Chidambaram Matriculation School and the grand daughter of yester-year music director D.B. Ramachandran, presented a lively carnatic music performance as part of the monthly Sundaram Finance Sunday Kutcheri in the Park organised at the Nageswara Rao Park in Mylapore this Sunday morning (1st November 2009).

Some of the compositions Pavithra presented were: Shakti Ganapathim (Hari Kesha Nallur Muthiah Bhagavathar composition in ragam Nattai and in Rupaka Thaalam), Shashivadana (Thyagarajar's composition in Chandra Jyothi Ragam in Aathi thaalam), Papanasam Sivam’s Unnai Allal (Kalyani Ragam in Aathi thaalam) and Purandaradasar’s Venkatachalanirayam (in Sindhu Bairavi in Aathi thaalam)

Pavithra was accompanied by R. Ragavendran on the mridangam and by R. Amirtaraj on the violin.

At the end of the kutcheri, music guru Smt. Sucharithra Raghu, who has been teaching Pavithra for the last one year, said “It takes several years for young children to be recognised in music. However, this platform provided by Sundaram Finance takes youthful musical talent much closer and faster to the audience. And they get recognised immediately, which leads them to other opportunities. I believe that this launch pad for children will encourage more students to take up music as a career.”

“The mikeless Kutcheri concept for young children is a welcome approach for classical concerts. Mikeless Kutcheris require even more concentration since the artistes have to bring out the nuances of the songs sans mikes and speakers. And this serves as a motivation to prepare that much harder, ahead of the Kutcheri. I am very pleased with the performance of Pavithra this morning and the feedback from the audience is a validation of her excellent performance,” she added.

Organised on the first Sunday of every month between 6.30 a.m. and 7.30 a.m., Sundaram Finance Sunday Kutcheri in the Park provides a platform for children aged below 15 years to display their musical talent. Sundaram Finance audition committee conducts an audition to select the artistes to perform at the Sunday Kutcheri in the Park.

For registration and audition, contact: 0 94440 40748.