Convergence Of Orchestral Delight
Music lovers rejoice, for Orchestre de la Suisse Romande (OSR) and The China Philharmonic Orchestra (CPO) are coming to Mumbai. Conducted by Grammy-winner Osmo Vanska, the Geneva-based OSR, over 100 musicians, including violinist Renaud Capuon, will play selections from Ravel (Pavane pour une infante defunte, Tzigane), Beethoven (the Violin Concerto), Brahms (Second Symphony), Debussy (Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun), Saint-Saens (introduction to Rondo Capriccioso) and Prokofiev (excerpts from Romeo & Juliet) over two days. Conducted by Xia Xiaotang, the 15-year-old China Philharmonic Orchestra has been commended by Gramophone. Xiaotang himself is a rising conductor. He will include Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony in his programme, along with the Chinese traditional The Moon Reflected on the Er Quan Spring, and Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in E minor. May 4-6, Jamshed Bhabha Theatre
The Country Caught On Stage
The Saksham Theatre Festival is back with a mix of comedy, satire and drama. The three-week long fest will feature adaptations of Manto’s Toba Tek Singh and Miyan Biwi aur Manto, both set during...