Sym­phony Or­ches­tra of India to re­turn for its spring edi­tion

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Tabla mae­stro Zakir Hus­sain, con­duc­tor Martyn Brab­bins and Swiss pi­anist An­dreas Hae­fliger will per­form at the 2019 spring sea­son of the Sym­phony Or­ches­tra of India (SOI) at the National Cen­tre for the Per­form­ing Arts (NCPA) here from 4 to 16 Fe­bru­ary.

Span­ning over four con­certs, the spring sea­son will fea­ture per­for­mances of the works of leg­endary com­posers in­clud­ing Lud­wig van Beethoven, Camille Saintsaens, Sergei Rach­mani­noff and Ni­co­lai Rim­sky-kor­sakov.

On 9 and 10 Fe­bru­ary, Martyn Brab­bins will con­duct the SOI and joint choirs from India and abroad in Beethoven’s Ninth Sym­phony which in­cludes the rous­ing Ode to Joy. An in­ter­na­tion­ally-renowned cast of soloists—so­phie Be­van, Cather­ine Wyn-rogers, Amar Much­hala, Neal Davies and Hae­fliger—will join the Kazakh State Capella, Liv­ing Voices Mumbai, and the SOI for the per­for­mances. The sea­son will con­clude on Fe­bru­ary 16 with a performance con­ducted by SOI As­so­ciate Mu­sic Di­rec­tor Zane Dalal in­clud­ing Zakir Hus­sain’s Peshkar, a con­cert for tabla and or­ches­tra com­mis­sioned by the SOI, and Rim­sky-kor­sakov’s Scheherazade, based on :One Thou­sand And One Nights also known as The Ara­bian Nights.

Fol­low­ing the con­certs in Mumbai, SOI will em­bark on its UK de­but tour. IANS

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Tabla mae­stro Zakir Hus­sain.

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