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SOI Autumn 2018 Season: Wagner, Bloch & Tchaikovsky

September 4, 2018 @ 7:00 pm

Wagner: Prelude to Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
Bloch: Violin Concerto
Tchaikovsky: Suite No. 3 in G major, Op. 55

Alexander Lazarev, one of Russia’s foremost conductors, leads the opening concert which opens with the prelude to Richard Wagner’s great comic opera Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg. Wagner voiced that it was the splendid sunset spectacle of “golden Mayence (Mainz) with the majestic Rhine flooding its outskirts in a glory of light” that caused this music make “its presence closely and distinctly felt in my soul”, and inspired the principal themes of the opera, which are heard in the prelude.

The concert also features Israeli violinist Nurit Stark who will perform Ernest Bloch’s colourfully-scored violin concerto. The moving music of this rarely-performed concerto shows a wide diversity of styles that inspired Bloch in the creation of his melodies – American Indian, Eastern European and Eastern Mediterranean music, with the Hebraic influence being especially strong.

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s third orchestral suite is one of four such works written by him. Of the reception at the premiere, he wrote to his patroness Nadezhda von Meck:  “…. reality far exceeded my expectations. I have never before experienced such a triumph. I saw that the entire mass of the audience was moved, and grateful to me. These moments are the finest adornment of the artist’s life. Thanks to these it is worth living and labouring.” Though lighter in nature, compared with the depths of emotion found in Tchaikovsky’s symphonies, his level of invention is at its most inspired.

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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.
Use Promo Code: SOIJBT10 to avail of the offer on www.bookmyshow.com.
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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 4, 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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