SOI Autumn 2018

September 4-16, 2018

The Symphony Orchestra of India’s Autumn 2018 concerts will begin on September 4 in a programme conducted by Alexander Lazarev. One of Russia’s foremost conductors, Lazarev has previously been Chief Conductor and Artistic Director of the Bolshoi Theatre, amongst other positions with orchestras around the globe. The programme will feature violinist Nurit Stark in the rarely performed violin concerto by Ernest Bloch, alongside works by Wagner & Tchaikovsky.
On September 8, Lazarev will conduct a programme of Mussorgsky, Mozart, and Sibelius. This programme will feature less common solo instruments in Mozart’s concerto for flute & harp, performed by Katherine Bicknell and Daniela Iolkicheva.
Music Director Marat Bisengaliev will lead the concert on September 12 featuring Prokofiev’s Symphony No. 5, considered one of the masterworks of 20th Century orchestral repertoire. The concert also features Dvo?ák’s beloved cello concerto, featuring cellist Sevak Avanesyan, first cellist of the Brussels Philharmonic.
Associate Music Director Zane Dalal closes the season on September 16. Pianist Alexei Volodin, acclaimed for his highly sensitive touch and technical brilliance, is in demand by orchestras at the highest level, and will join the SOI to perform Rachmaninoff’s second piano concerto. The programme also features works by Mozart & Stravinsky.

Tuesday, September 4, 2018 at 7:00PM
NCPA Jamshed Bhabha Theatre
Symphony Orchestra of India
Alexander Lazarev, conductor
Nurit Stark, violin

Wagner: Prelude to Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
Bloch: Violin Concerto
Tchaikovsky: Suite No. 3

Saturday, September 8, 2018 at 7:00PM
NCPA Jamshed Bhabha Theatre
Alexander Lazarev, conductor
Katherine Bicknell, flute
Daniela Iolkicheva, harp

Mussorgsky: Introduction to Khovanshchina
Mozart: Flute & Harp concerto
Sibelius: Symphony No. 2

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at 7:00PM
NCPA Jamshed Bhabha Theatre
Symphony Orchestra of India
Marat Bisengaliev, conductor
Sevak Avanesyan, cello

Dvorák: Cello Concerto
Prokofiev: Symphony No. 5

Sunday, September 16, 2018 at 5:00PM
NCPA Jamshed Bhabha Theatre
Symphony Orchestra of India
Zane Dalal, conductor
Alexei Volodin, piano

Mozart: Overture to The Abduction from the Seraglio
Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 3
Stravinsky: Suite from The Firebird


Wednesday, September 5, 2018 at 7:00PM
Tata Theatre, NCPA
Nurit Stark, violin
Cedric Pescia, piano

Mozart: Violin Sonata in C major No.20, K 303                                               
Beethoven: Violin Sonata No.10, Op 96                                                           
Schubert: Fantasy in C major, D934                                                                  
Saturday, September 15, 2018 at 7:00PM
Tata Theatre, NCPA
Alexei Volodin, piano

Schumann / Liszt: Widmung                                                                             
Liszt: Piano Sonata in B minor                                                                          
Tchaikovsky/Pletnev: Concert Suite from The Sleeping Beauty              
Balakirev: Islamey, Op.18