PEN@Prithvi

Monthly concert series by members of the Symphony Orchestra of India and guest artists.

2nd Monday of every month, Prithvi Theatre

Each month SOI@Prithvi will present a different ensemble and performance—trios, quartets, quintets, solo recitals, vocal recitals, chamber orchestras, and more—allowing the audiences to experience a wide range of varied repertoire. In 2013, during Prithvi Festival, members of the Symphony Orchestra of India presented the first ever performance of western classical music at Prithvi Theatre. The reaction from the audience, as well as the performers, was very encouraging, and lead to a monthly concert series, which was launched during Prithvi Festival 2014. Prithvi shares the NCPA & the SOI’s mission of promoting the arts and making them accessible to the widest possible audience. Furthermore, Prithvi Theatre’s superb acoustics ad the intimate nature of the venue make it an ideal space for chamber music and performances by small ensembles.

About the Symphony Orchestra of India

The Symphony Orchestra of India (SOI), housed at the National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA), Mumbai, is the country’s first and only professional symphony orchestra. The SOI was formed in 2006 by NCPA Chairman Khushroo Suntook and internationally-renowned violin virtuoso Marat Bisengaliev, who has since served as the Music Director. Zane Dalal serves as the Associate Music Director. Since it’s founding, the SOI has performed around India and internationally and has worked with some of todays leading conductors, including Charles Dutoit, Augustin Dumay, Lior Shambadal, Rafael Payare, Adrian Leaper, and Alexander Anissimov. Featured soloists have included Maria João Pires, Alina Ibragimova, Cédric Tiberghien, Lena Neudauer, Barry Douglas, Zakir Hussain, and Béla Fleck.