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Symphony Orchestra of India to be back for spring edition

IANS  |  Mumbai 

Tabla maestro Zakir Hussain, and Swiss will perform at the 2019 spring season of the (SOI) at the for the Performing Arts (NCPA) here from February 4 to 16.

Spanning over four concerts, the spring season will feature performances of the works of legendary composers including Ludwig van Beethoven, Camille Saint-Saens, and

On February 9 and 10, will conduct the SOI and joint choirs from and abroad in which includes the rousing "Ode to Joy". An internationally-renowned cast of soloists -- Sophie Bevan, Catherine Wyn-Rogers, Amar Muchhala, 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 Director 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".

Khushroo N. Suntook, Chairman and Co-Founder of the Symphony Orchestra of India, said: "While we embark in 2019 on the 50th year of the creation of the NCPA, we will also be celebrating a baker's dozen years of the SOI. In many ways it will be a tribute to the support we received from Dr. (Jamshed) Bhabha and for his great love of western classical and particularly Beethoven."

Following the concerts in Mumbai, the will embark on its UK debut tour with a six concerts from February 19-25.



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First Published: Tue, January 08 2019. 13:58 IST