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SOI Autumn 2018 Season: Dvořák & Prokofiev

September 12, 2018 @ 7:00 pm

Dvořák: Cello Concerto in B minor, Op. 104
Prokofiev: Symphony No. 5 in B flat major, Op. 100
Music Director Marat Bisengaliev leads this concert featuring the works of Dvořák and Prokofiev.
Winner of multiple international competitions, Armenian cellist Sevak Avanesyanopens the concert with Dvořák’s cello concerto,  one of the greatest and most popular works in the genre. Despite serious reservations as to the suitability of the cello as a solo instrument, Dvořák, inspired by the composer Victor Herbert’s second cello concerto, wrote this piece for his renowned cellist friend Hanus Wihan, while he was living in New York as the Director of the National Conservatory. The concerto, demanding for the solo cellist, is greatly admired for the lyrical writing for the cello and richness of its orchestral music.

The second half of the concert features Sergei Prokofiev’s fifth symphony, written in one month in Soviet Russia during the Second World War in 1944. Prokofiev stated that he intended it as “a hymn to free and happy Man, to his mighty powers, his pure and noble spirit,” and added: “I cannot say that I deliberately chose this theme. It was born in me and clamoured for expression. The music matured within me. It filled my soul.” The Symphony has a rich vein of melody combined with his distinctively pungent harmonic palette.

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This performance runs approximately 110 minutes, with one intermission.

SEASON DISCOUNT: For the SOI Autumn 2018 season of the Symphony Orchestra of India, we are offering patrons who purchase tickets for three or more concerts 10% discount on their purchase.
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STUDENT DISCOUNT: For the SOI Autumn 2018 season of the Symphony Orchestra of India, we are offering students 50% discount on purchase of tickets with valid student ID.
Use Promo Code: SOIJBT50 to avail of the offer on www.bookmyshow.com.
For terms & conditions, read here.


September 12, 2018
7:00 pm
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National Centre for the Performing Arts, Mumbai
NCPA Marg, Nariman Point
Mumbai, Maharashtra 400021 India
022 6622 3737
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