SOI Spring 2020

February 16 - March 1, 2020

The Symphony Orchestra of India’s Spring 2020 Season is the most diverse season in terms of repertoire that the SOI has ever presented.
The season opens on February 16th with a programme that features the heart of the classical repertoire—the music of Mozart & Beethoven. Renowned conductor and violinist Augustin Dumay and pianist Maria João Pires, often regarded as one of the greatest living pianists, return to the SOI for this programme featuring Beethoven’s Third Piano Concerto and Fourth Symphony.
On February 20th the SOI presents a rare musical theatre gala, featuring stars of the West End Lucie Jones and Adam Bayjou. Daniel Bowling, music director for such iconic productions as Lion King, Mary Poppins, Les Misérables, The Phantom of the Opera, and Cats, will conduct. The programme will feature excerpts from beloved musicals including The Phantom of the Opera, Wicked, Les Misérables, and much more.
On February 25th Associate Music Director Zane Dalal conducts a special programme that will see the SOI come together with some of the biggest names in the Indian music scene today to present the India premiere of a unique work composed by Zakir Hussain. Ameen, Amen, Shanti is a concerto for four soloists that centres on the ecstasy of discovering the sameness in ourselves and the common experience of the human condition. Along with Zakir Hussain on tabla, the work will feature Shankar Mahadevan, Hariharan, and mezzo-soprano Kelley O’Connor as the vocalists.
The final concert of the season on March 1 features an evening of French music with two specialists in the repertoire: pianist Jean-Philippe Collard and conductor Laurent Petitgirard. The programme features Saint-Saëns’ Piano Concerto No. 5 and Franck’s radical Symphony in D minor.
Apart from the breadth of repertoire, this season also offers audiences new repertoire from the orchestral canon, with each concert featuring at least one work that will be performed by the SOI for the first time. 

Sunday, February 16, 2020 at 5:00PM
Jamshed Bhabha Theatre, NCPA

Augustin Dumay, conductor
Maria João Pires, piano
Mozart: Concertone for two violins in C major, K. 190
Beethoven: Symphony No. 4 in B-flat major, Op. 60
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37

Thursday, February 20, 2020 at 7:00PM
Jamshed Bhabha Theatre, NCPA 

Daniel Bowling, conductor
Lucie Jones, Adam Bayjou, vocalists 
Featuring excerpts from musicals including Phantom of the Opera, Cats, Wicked, Les Misérables,
and much more

Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at 7:00PM
Jamshed Bhabha Theatre, NCPA 

Zane Dalal, conductor
Zakir Hussain, tabla
Shankar Mahadevan, vocalist
Hariharan, vocalist
Kelley O’Connor, mezzo soprano
Hussain: AAS, Concerto for four soloists (India premiere)
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5 in D minor, Op. 47
Sunday, March 1, 2020 at 5:00PM
Jamshed Bhabha Theatre, NCPA 

Laurent Petitgirard, conductor
Jean-Philippe Collard, piano
Saint-Saëns: Le rouet d’Omphale
Saint-Saëns: Piano Concerto No. 5 in F major, Op. 103 “Egyptian” Franck: Symphony in D minor


SEASON DISCOUNT: For the SOI Spring 2020 season of the Symphony Orchestra of India, we are offering patrons who purchase tickets for three or more concerts a 10% discount on their purchase. For terms & conditions, read here.
STUDENT DISCOUNT: For the Spring 2020 season of the Symphony Orchestra of India, we are offering students who purchase tickets a 50% discount. For terms & conditions, read here.

Tuesday, February 18, 2019 at 7:00PM
Tata Theatre

Augustin Dumay, violin
Maria João Pires, piano
Beethoven: Sonata for violin & piano No. 5 “Spring”
Mendelssohn: Two Songs without Words Schumann: Three Romances, Op. 94 and more

Friday, February 28, 2020 at 7:00PM
Tata Theatre

Jean-Philippe Collard, piano

Chopin: 24 Preludes, Op.28
Fauré: Ballade in F-sharp
Granados: Goyescas Nos. 1, 2, and 3