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Shankar Mahadevan to perform with Symphony...

music Updated: Jan 26, 2012 15:06 IST
Collin Rodrigues
Collin Rodrigues
Hindustan Times
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The 75-member Symphony Orchestra of India, conducted by violinist Marat Bisengaliev, will perform at the RWITC, Mahalaxmi this Tuesday. Only this time, the clutch of Indian and international classical musicians will be joined by Shankar Mahadevan of popular Bollywood composer trio, Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy.



Says Ashwin Gidwani, who’s responsible for getting SOI and Mahadeven together, “We have always believed in giving our audiences the best sensory experience. And Tuesday’s performance will live up to those standards.”



The SOI will perform popular pieces and individual creations such as Salut d’ Amor and Romance No. 1 by Elgar, Movement II from Violin Concerto by Serkebayev, Movements II & III by Jenkins-Sarikiz, Asturias and Popper by Ron de Lutin among others.



Says Mahadevan, “I am really looking forward to the evening. It’s going to be surreal to sing with the 75-member Symphony Orchestra of India and to collaborate on a platform such as this in front of an appreciative audience.” Mahadevan will be performing three original compositions of Shankar Ehsaan Loy. “As part of my repertoire, I have selected three famous songs: Lakshya, Kal Ho Na Ho and Taare Zameen Par for the evening,” he says.



In March 2011, Mahadevan had collaborated with tabla maestro Zakir Hussain at New York’s John F Kennedy Centre.



Adds Mahadevan, “The New York performance was based on original compositions by Zakir (Hussain) as part of the Festival of India. Hariharan (from the band Colonial Cousins) had partnered with us for that event.”