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Press Release |  07 Nov 2014 12:53 |  By RnMTeam

NCPA's Symphony Orchestra of India (SOI) comes to Prithvi Theatre

MUMBAI: The National Centre for Performing Arts (NCPA), the Symphony Orchestra of India, and Prithvi Theatre are pleased to announce a new partnership featuring monthly music performances at the renowned Juhu venue. SOI@Prithvi will feature members of the Symphony Orchestra of India, as well as guest artists, performing on the second Monday of every month. Each month SOI@Prithvi will present a different ensemble and performance—trios, quartets, quintets, solo recitals, vocal recitals, chamber orchestra, and more—allowing the audiences to experience a wide range of varied repertoire.This initiative is a part of NCPA's ongoing endeavour to preserve and promote performing arts by taking it to a wider audience.

The first performance in the series will be on Monday, November 10, during the annual Prithvi Festival. This performance will feature a string quartet from within the SOI, performing works by Mozart and Beethoven, amongst others. The programme will also feature the first performance in India of Indian Summer, a suite for string quartet by legendary Indian composer Pyarelal Sharma. Along with Laxmikant Kudalkar, he formed part of the famed Laxmikant-Pyarelal duo, which has together scored over 600 Indian movies.

Khushroo N. Suntook, SOI co-founder and NCPA Chairman said, "The SOI had performed during Prithvi Festival 2013—the first western classical performance at the venue. We are delighted to launch this regular partnership with Prithvi Theatre to reach out to a wider base of music lovers. Prithvi shares the NCPA & the SOI's mission of promoting the arts and making them accessible to the widest possible audience, and we are very excited to launch this new series."

Said Kunal Kapoor, of Prithvi theatre: "Prithvi Theatre's superb acoustics and its intimacy provide a perfect space for performers and audiences to enjoy small ensembles playing classical music such as quartets, chamber orchestras, soloists, and vocal recitals. We are thrilled to partner with the NCPA and the Symphony Orchestra of India in promoting Western Classical Music by offering a monthly series of chamber music concerts."

This association underlines NCPA and Prithvi Theatre's commitment to foster appreciation and interest for the various performing arts as well as supporting the artists involved.

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