SOI Spring 2023 Season

Symphony Orchestra of India: John Axelrod & Alim Beisembayev

Sunday, February 19, 2023 at 5:00PM

Jamshed Bhabha Theatre, NCPA

Beethoven: Leonore Overture No. 3
Rachmaninoff: Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6 “Pathétique”

The “highly imaginative and dynamic” John Axelrod makes his debut with the Symphony Orchestra of India in a programme featuring Tchaikovsky’s Sixth Symphony—the “Pathétique”, or “passionate”—which he described as “the best thing I ever composed or shall compose.” Pianist Alim Beisembayev, first prize winner at the Leeds International Piano Competition, join the SOI to perform the same work which won him the coveted award—Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini. The programme opens with Beethoven’s Leonore Overture No. 3—one of Beethoven’s many attempts at the overture for his only opera, Fidelio, which though did not find place in the opera, has become a staple of concert repertoire.

This event runs approximately 105 minutes including one intermission.

Pre-concert talk by Dr. Cavas Bilimoria at 4:15 pm in the JBT Museum.

Box Office: 6th January for Benefactors/Friends of the SOI, 9th January for NCPA Members & 12th January for the Public

Season Discount:
Book your tickets between 6th to 11th January 2023 and avail a 15% discount for Friends of the SOI Discount code exclusively for Members for online booking.
Use Promo Code: NCPAM15

Book your tickets between 6th to 11th January 2023 and avail a 25% Season discount for the patrons who purchase tickets for three or more concerts (4th February, 5th February, 15th February, 19th February & 23rd February)
Use Promo Code: SOISEA25

Student Discount:
A 50% student discount for the SOI Spring 2023 Season concerts.
Use Promo Code: SOISTU50 

Terms & Conditions:

  • 50% discount for students with valid student ID’s for SOI concerts for the SOI Spring 2023 Season
  • Only one discounted ticket can be purchased against one Student ID
  • Each ticket holder must present a valid Student ID when collecting tickets from venue
  • Student ID must be presented at entry point into the auditorium on the day of the show
  • Limited seats available
  • Discount offer cannot be clubbed with any other promotions/offers
  • Taxes as applicable