As a part of its digital series NCPA@home, the National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA) presents a spellbinding performance by the Symphony Orchestra of India with Russia’s foremost conductor Alexander Lazarev on Saturday, 23rd May 2020 at 6 pm, on the NCPA YouTube channel.
This performance was recorded live in September 2019 at the NCPA.
Alexander Lazarev, one of Russia’s foremost conductors, leads the SOI in the suite from Stravinsky’s ballet Petrushka. The primitive nature of Stravinsky’s music captures the essence of the characters in the story—which dates from 16th-Century Commedia dell’arte—who represent human emotions in their most raw form: Petrushka, who yearns for love; the Ballerina, the unattainable symbol of beauty; and the Moor, ill-mannered and symbolizing the base aspects of humanity.
NCPA@home series includes exclusive videos and content across genres from NCPA’s extensive archival library.