If you thought an orchestra concert was all about high-brow classical music, then The Bombay Chamber Orchestra (BCO) is all set to change that perception. Along with The Cathedral Choir, the 50-member BCO will perform top Beatles hits this weekend in Prabhadevi. “It is our way of connecting to the younger generation which has grown up on The Beatles music,” says Jini Dinshaw, 86, founder director and trustee of the BCO.
The programme also includes the Warsaw Concerto and the Beethoven Choral Fantasia, which will be conducted by Austria-based Ernest Hoetzl and will have soloist Marialena Fernandes on the piano. “We are definitely glad to be a part of this project. How many times do you actually get to perform foot-tapping Beatles numbers with an orchestra?” asks Mario Nazareth, director of The Cathedral Choir, who hopes to get his audience to sing along at the event.
What: Beethoven meets the Beatles, a concert by The Bombay Chamber Orchestra and The Cathedral Choir
Where: Ravindra Natya Mandir, Prabhadevi
When: September 25, 6.30 pm onwards
Cost: Tickets for Rs 300 are available at Framjee Cawasjee Institute, Dhobi Talao