SOI Autumn 2019

September 11-27, 2019

In the 50th year of the National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA), the Symphony Orchestra of India (SOI) will feature renowned conductors and soloists, who have made their mark in Mumbai, in masterworks of the 17th and 18th Centuries.
The season opens on September 11, with the richness and expressiveness of Chausson along with the absolute romanticism of Felix Mendelssohn, in two concerti for violin, piano, and strings. These works will be performed by SOI’s Music Director Marat Bisengaliev and Italian pianist Roberto Prosseda.
On September 17, Simon O’Neill, hailed as "THE Wagnerian tenor of his generation" returns to the SOI for the third time, accompanied by fellow New Zealander, soprano Amanda Atlas, in an all-Wagner gala, featuring music from Parsifal, Lohengrin, and Die Walküre. Associate Music Director Zane Dalal will conduct this special programme.
After his extremely successful concerts with the SOI last year, Russian conductor Alexander Lazarev returns to conduct two concerts this season. On September 22, Irish pianist Barry Douglas, a favourite of Mumbai audiences, will perform Brahms’ Piano Concerto No. 2. The programme also features Stravinsky’s brash, bold, and exciting suite from the ballet Petrushka.
The Season concludes with the SOI welcoming to the stage the young Indian pianist Lydian Nadhaswaram from Chennai, who went viral this year as the winner of the television competition The World’s Best on CBS. He will perform Haydn’s Piano concerto No. 11. The concert, led by Lazarev will open with excerpts from the Khachaturian’s ballet Spartacus and feature Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5, one of the Russian composer’s most popular works.
The season also features recitals by Barry Douglas, Simon O’Neill, Amanda Atlas, Terence Dennis, Roberto Prosseda and Alessandra Ammara.


Season Discount:
For the SOI Autumn 2019 Season, we are offering patrons who purchase tickets for three or more concerts 10% discount on their purchase. For terms & conditions, see here

Student Discount: 
For the SOI Autumn 2019 Season, we are offering students with a valid student ID  50% student discount on their purchaseFor terms & conditions, see here

September 11, 2019
Marat Bisengaliev, violin
Roberto Prosseda, piano
Chausson: Concerto for violin & piano
Mendelssohn: Concerto for violin & piano

September 17, 2019
Zane Dalal, conductor
Simon O’Neill, tenor
Amanda Atlas, soprano
Wagner: Prelude from Parsifal
Wagner: Excerpts from Lohengrin
Wagner: Excerpts from Die Walküre

September 22, 2019
Alexander Lazarev, conductor
Barry Douglas, piano
Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 2
Stravinsky: Petrushka

September 27, 2019
Alexander Lazarev, conductor
Lydian Nadhaswaram, piano 

Khachaturian: Excerpts from Spartacus
Haydn: Piano Concerto No.11 in D major, Hob. XVIII/11
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Op. 64
Read More... Recitals
September 15, 2019
Roberto Prosseda, pianist 
Alessandra Ammara , piano 

Schubert: Fantasia in F minor D940
Mendelssohn: Fantasia MWV T1 in D minor
Mendelssohn: Incidental music from ?A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Ravel: Ma mère l’Oye (Mother Goose Suite)

September 19, 2019
Simon O'Neill, tenor
Amanda Atlas, soprano
Terence Dennis, piano

September 24, 2019
Barry Douglas, piano 

Tchaikovsky: The Seasons
Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition