Date(s) - 26/Feb/2017
SOI Chamber Orchestra
Robert Ames, conductor
Galya Bisengalieva, violin soloist
In a programme of Handel: Selection from Water Music, ‘Ombra Mai Fu’ from the Opera ‘Xerxes’, ‘Lascia ch’io pianga’ from the Opera ‘Almyra’; Vaughan Williams: Lark Ascending; Vivaldi: Concerto in D major, ‘ll Grosso Mogul’, RV 208, ‘Laudamus Te’ from ‘Gloria’; Mozart: Violin Concerto in G major (3rd movement), Divertimento in B major and ‘Soave sia il vento’ from Opera ‘Così fan tutte’
The Symphony Orchestra of India (SOI), based at the National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA), Mumbai, is India’s only professional orchestra. The SOI has worked with renowned conductors including Charles Dutoit, Augustin Dumay, Yuri Simonov, Lior Shambadal, Rafael Payare, Adrian Leaper, Johannes Wildner, Evgeny Bushkov, Duncan Ward, Karl Jenkins, Mischa Damev, Alexander Anissimov, and Christoph Poppen, and more.
A gifted violinist of Kazakh origin, Galya Bisengalieva was born into a musical family and began playing at the age of ﬁve. She has held a post of Soloist with the Kazakh State Symphony Orchestra since 2010 performing Barber, Beethoven, Schnittke, Mendelssohn, Bernstein and Korngold concertos. Recent appearances as soloist with orchestras in Europe, Asia and South America culminated in a sell out performance of Bruch’s Violin Concerto in Teatro Colón, Buenos Aires, for which Galya received the Revelación Award by the Music Critics Association of Argentina.
Robert Ames is both a conductor and a viola player. He is the co-founder and co-artistic director of the London Contemporary Orchestra. In 2015, the London Contemporary Orchestra won the Ensemble category of the Royal Philharmonic Society Music Awards. The London Contemporary Orchestra does not use programme notes, instead they want their audiences to just listen and make up their own minds.