Friday, 30 August 2019

Registrations Open for 2019 – Sep. to Nov. Months - “Kala Poshakam” (Monthly Concerts). Application invited from Artists all over Chennai & India.


Greetings!

            Sri Sumukhi Rajasekharan Memorial Foundation conducts “Kala Poshakam” (Monthly Concerts). This is a Free Slot and Platform to Talented Musicians (above 18 years of Age - Youth & Elders) - Solo / Duo / Group from Chennai & all over India to showcase their talent in the field of Carnatic Vocal Music & Carnatic Instrumental Music.
            Only Applications for Carnatic Vocal Music & Carnatic Instrumental Music will be entertained for the Month of September, October & November - 2019.

            We, the “Mylapore Trio” & Sugathan (Founders of SRMF - Kalakshetra Alumni & Cultural Ambassadors of Mylapore) conduct “Kala Poshakam” from our own hard earned resources (without any Sponsorship), in memory of Our Foster Parents & Philanthropists Sri. Rajasekharan and Smt. Sumukhi & Patron - Grand Mother Smt. Nagammal, to promote Artists and Art Forms.

            Travel, Boarding & Lodging, Incidental & Miscellaneous Expenditure must be borne by the Artists and Remuneration will not be given by the Foundation. If the Terms are agreeable to the Artists, they are welcome to Apply.

            Applications will be reviewed by a Panel of Experts & Finalized by the “Mylapore Trio” & Sugathan and the Shortlisted Performers will alone be intimated. 1hr.15mins Time Slot will be allotted to the selected Artist to Perform.

September to November - 2019 Monthly “Kala Poshakam” Dates are:
22nd September (Sunday)
13th October (Sunday)
23rd November (Saturday)

Interested Artists must Email the details only in the APPLICATION FORMAT given below
(Hardcopies will not be entertained)

APPLICATION FORMAT (Sample given below)
Sub: – Application for the Monthly Concerts “KALA POSHAKAM” 2019.
To,
Shri. Sugathan
THE SECRETARY
SRI SUMUKHI RAJASEKHARAN MEMORIAL FOUNDATION, CHENNAI.

1.   A Request Letter addressed to the Secretary, mentioning the Preferred Month.
2.   Name of the Artist – Solo / Duo / Group
3.   Name of the Art Form – Carnatic Vocal Music / Carnatic Instrumental Music
4.   Date of Birth & Bio-data with Profile (Only in MS-Word Format)
5.   Address
6.   Contact Mobile Number
7.   Recent Performance Photos with High Resolution (Only JPEG Format)
8.   Recent Video clippings or YouTube Links
9.   Guru’s Name, Address & Contact Number
10. Recommendation Letter / Testimonial from your Guru

Applications without the above mentioned Details & Format will be Rejected.

·         Applications will be reviewed by a Panel of Experts and Finalized by the “Mylapore Trio” & Sugathan and only shortlisted Performers will be intimated.

·         A Free Slot of 1hr.15mins will be provided to the selected Artists.

·         Two Slots per Evening.

·         First Slot - 5.30pm to 6.45pm. & Second Slot - 7.00pm to 8.15pm.

·         For Carnatic Vocal Music / Instrumental Music Concert. (Orchestra at your expense)

·         Travel, Boarding & Lodging, Incidental & Miscellaneous Expenditure must be borne by the Artists and Remuneration will not be given by the Foundation.

·         If the above Terms are agreeable to the Artists, they are welcome to Apply.

We look forward to your participation.

Founders of SRI SUMUKHI RAJASEKHARAN MEMORIAL FOUNDATION.
“The Mylapore Trio” - (Kalakshetra Alumni & Cultural Ambassadors of Mylapore)
President - S. Surendranath, MFA., - Creative Director. (Mobile: 9382698811)
Vice-President - S. Amarnath, Ph.D., - Professor of History. (Mobile: 9381038385)
Treasurer - S. Aparna, ACA., - Chartered Accountant. (Mobile: 9380698811)
Secretary - M. Sugathan, MA., - Classical Dancer & Journalist. (Mobile: 9791127255)

Our Website: www.srimylaporetrio.in
Social Networking Site - Facebook: srimylaporetrio
Links…..

Foundation Address:
New No. 5, Old No. 3, 1st Floor, Third Trust Link Street,
Mandavelipakkam, Chennai – 600028. Tamil Nadu, India.
(Near Santhome High Road ICICI Bank & Sub-Registrar Office)

APPLICATION FORMAT - Sample




Thursday, 29 August 2019

Report of 163rd "Kala Poshakam" - Sunday, 25th August, 2019.


The “Mylapore Trio” – Amarnath, Surendranath, Aparna, Secretary - Sugathan and Members of Sri Sumukhi Rajasekharan Memorial Foundation conducted the 163rd “Kala Poshakam” - Monthly Concerts on Sunday, 25th August, 2019 at Narada Gana Sabha, Mini Hall, Chennai. It is a Free Platform offered to all Artists of Chennai and all over India.

The programme started with a Solo Bharathanatyam by Smt. Jyothi Heddese, from Bangalore, a Disciple of Guru. Dr. MR Krishnamoorthy.

This was followed with a Solo Bharatanatyam Concert by Smt. Gayathri Rajaji from Chennai, Disciple of Late Guru. Adyar K. Lakshmanan.






































Tuesday, 20 August 2019

Report of 162nd "Kala Poshakam" - Monthly Program-Sunday, 28th July, 2019


The Mylapore Trio, Sugathan and Members of Sri Sumukhi Rajasekharan Memorial Foundation Celebrated the 162nd Month “Kala Poshakam” Programme on Sunday, 28th July, 2019 at Narada Gana Sabha, Mini Hall. On this occasion Versatile Artist Chi. Sugathan Mohandass (Secretary - Sri Sumukhi Rajasekharan Memorial Foundation and Kalakshetra alumnus) dedicated his “Natya Samarpanam” to his Guru Late. Smt. Thangamani Teacher of Kalakshetra Foundation, on her 5th Remembrance Day. His sister Swathy Mohan also performed Bharatanatyam along with him. Sugathan dedicated this for 3rd year consecutively. 

The program began with a new Anthem Penned & Sung by Smt. Revathy Sankkaran in praise of Philanthropist Couple Late Smt. Sumukhi, Late Shri. Rajasekharan & Patron Late Smt. Nagammal. 

The Bharatanatyam Performance triggered with a lively Alarippu. This was followed by a Padavarnam. Both Alarippu & Padavarnam Jathis were rendered in Late Guru. Smt. Thangamani Teacher’s voice in a recorded medium. The performance of the siblings engulfed the audience. They concluded their performance with a Thevaram by Thirunavukkarasar in praise of Lord Marundeeshwarar of Thiruvanmiyur and a Guru Mangalam penned by Smt. Revathy Sankkaran exclusively for this “Remembering Thangamani Teacher” program.

Their Bhaavam was amazing and Abhinayam was enthralling and Jathis were seamless. Their costume and jewelry were really gorgeous and exquisite specially designated to suit the magnificent Stage D├ęcor. On the whole, the entire dance repertoire was spectacular, splendid and stunning. The Jam-Packed audience in the Halls was totally engrossed and enthralled in their Naatyam. At the end of the day, it was a very soul satisfying performance by Sugathan & Swathy and a historic conglomeration and reunion of Old and New Foundation Members, after a decade. A very memorable evening indeed.

Later the performance, Smt. Revathy Sankkaran talked about “Guru Bhakthi” in various aspects.

On this occasion 21 Children who were the Special Prize Winners of the 17th Year Balar Chithirai Kalai Vizha were given away Talent, Proficiency and Multi-Talent Prizes. “Sakala Kala Valli” Smt. Revathi Sakkaran and Smt. Meenakshi Dhamodharan – the maternal grandmother of Sugathan who is an Octogenarian and a Mohiniyattam Artist distributed the prizes and certificates to the winners. All the members and children presented themselves in gorgeous Traditional Attire.