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Symphony Orchestra of India (SOI) Spring 2018 Season

The Symphony Orchestra of India Spring 2018 concerts commence on February 11 2018 with The Ring Without Words, an orchestral journey through Wagner’s epic ‘Ring’ cycle, arranged and stitched together by Lorin Maazel and conducted by Antoni Wit. The second concert, on February 16, features the lush romantic music of Gustav Mahler sung by internationally-renowned baritone Benjamin Appl, and Richard Strauss’ An Alpine Symphony. Zane Dalal will then conduct a concert of symphonic favourites by Schubert and Mendelssohn on February 24, featuring pianist Roberto Prosseda in Mendelssohn’s first piano concerto. The Bournemouth Symphony Chorus from the UK returns to Mumbai for two concerts. On March 4, Gavin Carr conducts two glorious choral works by Beethoven and Haydn and on March 6, Zane Dalal conducts the famous Handel’s Messiah.
SEASON DISCOUNT: Purchase tickets for three concerts and avail of a 10% discount. Purchase tickets for four or more concerts and avail of a 15% discount. Read T&Cs STUDENT DISCOUNT: 50% discount on purchase of tickets for students with valid student ID. Use Promo Code: soifeb18. Read T&Cs

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Symphony Orchestra of India: Wagner's Ring
11 Feb | 05:00 pm
Jamshed Bhabha Theatre: NCPA

Antoni Wit, conductor.

Wagner: The Ring Without Words

STUDENT DISCOUNT: 50% discount on purchase of tickets for students with valid student ID. Use Promo Code: soifeb18. Read T&C's.

Imagine one of the greatest mythical stories ever told. A combination of Norse gods, medieval German mythology and the spirit of J. R. R. Tolkien and C. S. Lewis all rolled into one. The great tetralogy of Richard Wagners Der Ring des Nibelungen (The Ring of the Nibelung), is a huge canvas that contains if consecutively played about 17 hours of opera. The theft of the Ring from the Rhine maidens by Alberich the dwarf starts a chain reaction of events in which gods, demi-gods, giants, nymphs, norns, valkyries and men are caught up. The gold from which the Ring is fashioned casts a pall of doom and disaster on all who touch it.

By the time the four operas close, and the magic of the Ring is done, many have died, many have been betrayed and many have had their lives altered. The world of the gods and myths is over and gives way to a world of men, rather supermen that ushers in a glorious new German age in keeping with hegemony and the Teutonic order. It is not surprising that Wagners ideals of German supremacy played so well in the Third Reich.

You don't have to sit through 17 hours of opera, though. The Ring Without Words is an orchestral journey through the spirit and life force of this epic work, arranged and stitched together by Lorin Maazel. Dont miss this great opportunity to immerse yourself in the world of Wagner and the world of The Ring.

The concert will run for approximately 75 minutes with no intermission.

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Symphony Orchestra of India: Mahler & Strauss
16 Feb | 07:00 pm
Jamshed Bhabha Theatre: NCPA

Antoni Wit, conductor
Benjamin Appl, baritone

Mahler: Blumine
Mahler: Songs of a Wayfarer
R. Strauss: An Alpine Symphony

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The lush romantic scores of Gustav Mahler and Richard Strauss are always a perfect pairing in concert. Mahlers Blumine, a short, tuneful, sparsely scored piece featuring the solo trumpet is inspired by an unrequited love with soprano Johanna Richter and sometimes appears as an additional movement in his Symphony No. 1 (Titan). A small vignette of perfection, its well placed with the Songs of a Wayfarer, the 1897 four-song cycle, ricocheting with grief, bound by near-perfect music, an inspiration to his first symphony and the despair over the same lost love.

The SOI is joined by internationally-renowned baritone Benjamin Appl. An Alpine Symphony by Richard Strauss is an altogether epic work not only for the scope of its orchestration and a tour-de-force for the orchestra, but for its pictorial vision. While on his deathbed. Strauss commented on his tone poem Death and Transfiguration written when he was in his twenties saying yes, its exactly how I wrote it. We might have wondered about his uncanny ability to musically portray his vision. If you have never visited the Alps, never seen the golden sun appear through the wending fog, never seen the silvery glint of the icecaps, never felt the cold of the dark mountain turn to the warmth of the light, and never seen the majesty of the world from atop the peak, you will have done all these things after hearing this piece in concert. Don't miss an opportunity to hear this work live its life-changing.

The concert will run for approximately 110 minutes including one intermission.

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Symphony Orchestra of India: Schubert & Mendelssohn
24 Feb | 07:00 pm
Jamshed Bhabha Theatre: NCPA

Zane Dalal, conductor
Roberto Prosseda, piano

Schubert: Symphony No. 8 "Unfinished"
Mendelssohn: Piano Concerto No. 1
Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 4 "Italian"

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This immensely popular concert of symphonic favorites is due in large part to the way in which both Franz Schubert and Felix Mendelssohn can wend a tune. So sure-footed is their discovery of beauty, as notes hover and move forward connecting to each other like pearls on a necklace, that musicians and listeners alike are held in a trance by the exquisite nature of this music. The unfinished symphony delicately coaxes sound from strings and solo woodwinds alike that remind us of Schuberts supreme gifts as a songwriter. The Mendelssohn Piano Concerto is a fine vehicle for dynamic pianism, and the Italian symphony is a brilliant, taut, yet delightfully tuneful celebration of the joy in life. Here's how Mendelssohn describes it after arriving in Italy.

This is Italy! And now has begun what I have always thought... to be the supreme joy in life. And I am loving it.
It will be the jolliest piece I have ever done

Don't miss this concert for an evocation of happiness and a toe-tapping, tune-humming send-off.

The concert will run for approximately 140 minutes including one intermission.

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Symphony Orchestra of India: Choral works by Beethoven & Haydn
04 Mar | 05:00 pm
Jamshed Bhabha Theatre: NCPA

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Gavin Carr, conductor
Erica Eloff, soprano
Marta Fontanals-Simmons, mezzo
Toby Spence, tenor
Neal Davies, baritone
Gabriele Carcano, piano
Bournemouth Symphony Chorus

Beethoven: Choral Fantasy
Haydn: Mass for troubled times

NCPA is delighted to have the Bournemouth Symphony Chorus return to the NCPA, known for their fine singing and visceral performances. Under their director Gavin Carr, the chorus joins with the SOI to bring two glorious choral works to Mumbai. In the Choral Fantasy written and performed in 1808 with the composer at the piano as a fundraiser to benefit himself Beethoven marshalled all the forces available to him, in what is rightly known as a forerunner of his great ninth symphony. In trademark Beethoven manner, he combines strength and majesty with joy, exuberance and warmth.

The Napoleonic push through Europe made everyone nervous, and so in 1797, at the height of instability, Prince Nikolaus Esterhazy disbanded the woodwinds from his court orchestra. No matter the trumpets and drums, with strings, provide an almost Handelian majesty. It was the year that Haydn wrote his Mass in Angustiis or Mass for troubled times. The work is a perfect marriage of sacred music and symphonic finesse, and one of Haydn's finest compositions. As we know, Lord Horatio Nelson won a decisive victory over Napoleon at the Battle of the Nile, causing the piece to take on its current moniker and by the time Nelson and his wife visited Esterhazy Palace in 1800, the name had stuck for good.

The concert will run for approximately 95 minutes including one intermission.

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Symphony Orchestra of India: Handel's Messiah
06 Mar | 07:00 pm
Jamshed Bhabha Theatre: NCPA

STUDENT DISCOUNT: 50% discount on purchase of tickets for students with valid student ID. Use Promo Code: soifeb18. Read T&C's

Zane Dalal, conductor
Erica Eloff, soprano
Marta Fontanals-Simmons, mezzo
Toby Spence, tenor
Neal Davies, baritone
Bournemouth Symphony Chorus
Chorus Director: Gavin Carr

Handel: Messiah

The Bournemouth Symphony Chorus joins the SOI in a performance of Handels time-honored masterpiece, Messiah. Written in about three weeks, this extraordinary work is, without doubt, the most popular and most popularized choral work in the entire repertoire. Handel was not only defining the world of opera, the world of vocal arts and the world of singers but inventing and experimenting with a new style the oratorio. This style would allow him to tell a story, not with action and costumes, but with musical structure and form, yet using all the musical forces available to his operas.

The result is a marvelous rendition of The Greatest Story Ever Told in a series of arias, recitatives and choruses. By the time Handel was at his peak, he had internationalized music for the first time in history a German, writing Italian operas, with French-styled overtures, for London audiences. Messiah brings together all of these qualities and traditions in a masterful score. Do mark down the date, and don't miss this choral feast right here in Mumbai.

This concert will run for approximately 120 minutes without an intermission.

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Jamshed Bhabha Theatre: NCPA

Nariman Point, NCPA Marg, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400021, India

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