If you love classical music, you can’t miss the Symphony Orchestra of India’s September season. You will be treated to a vast repertoire of some great symphonies, with tone poems, overtures and operatic pieces. The concert is presented as a part of the celebrations to commemorate sixty years of Indo-German diplomatic relations and is titled Germany and India 2011 – 2012: Infinite Opportunities. You’ll get to hear pieces from conductor Christoph Poppen and Lena Neudauer, a virtuoso German violinist. You’ll also be treated to the Baritone Anooshah Golesorkhi and SOI resident conductor Zane Dalal.
The show will also feature a special Beethoven concert, with which German violinist Lena Neudauer will make her Indian debut. SOI Co-founder and NCPA Chairman Khushroo N. Suntook says, “The concert will remind us all of Dr. Bhabha, who was a great fan of Beethoven. We are proud to be performing these masterpieces in his memory. I would also like to give our music director Marat Bisengaliev and the fine musicians, both Indian and foreign, credit as they have reached a satisfactory level of skill and musicianship, so we are able to programme advanced masterpieces of great music repertoire.”
And, the music is not the only thing that you’ll be treated to. There will also be a Chalk Talk lecture today to generate interest about composer Gustav Mahler, telling us about his life, music and the era in which he lived. The concert presents masterworks such as Beethoven 6, Mahler 5 and Strauss’ Death and Transfiguration, which are some of the most complex and challenging works of classical music ever composed.
When September 25 and 30
Where NCPA Marg, Nariman Point
Contact For timings, schedules and entry, visit www.ncpamumbai.com
— Rhea Dhanbhoora