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Terrace concert Adayar, a big hit among kids
CHENNAI, June 3: Innovation is the order of the day. For one, it beats the monotony. For another, it helps to keep things going.

The Mylapore Trio (Amarnath, Surendranath, and Aparna) of Sri Sumukhi Rajasekharan Memorial Foundation has hit upon a novel way to host music concerts in the summer month of May in Chennai.

The trio has gone in for a `very cool special music concert’ - the “MOTTAMAADI NILAA CUTCHERY” and “NILAA CHORU” (terrace moonlight concert & moonlight dinner). It is a unique initiative. There are no mikes.

The 75th Kala Poshakam monthly concert and moonlight dinner, running for the fourth consecutive year, was held on May 27, 2012. The event was hosted by Smt. Meenakshi Sundaram and her son Yogesh Sundaram (Foundation Member) at her flat at Adyar, Chennai. Around 50 people - young and old - gathered to be a part of this experience. Prof. Jayalakshmi of Kalakshetra graced the occasion.

At the stroke of six in the evening, when the sun was setting in the west and the moon was slowly rising, seven children from 7 to 17 years of age rendered songs with devotion, enthusiasm and sincerity. Their music gently merged into the cool breeze. The singers were: Madhumita, Sai Eashwar, Varsha, Aarthi, Mahesh, Varsha and Swathi.

The Songs were varied genres such as Keerthanais, Varnams, Sai Bhajans, Meera Bhajans, Thevaram, Thiruppugazh, Bharathiyar Paadal et al.

The terrace with terracotta tiles was surrounded with concrete jungles. In this calm and collective atmosphere, the audience sat for two hours enjoying the music of these young ones. After a good music, they were served a nice food as well. For the children, it was a new and refreshing experience. Everybody presented themselves in traditional attire.