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The Symphony Orchestra of India (SOI) / Raghav Meattle
November 24, 2018
Date: 24th November, 2018
Venue: Bandra Fort Amphitheatre
The Symphony Orchestra Of India
The Symphony Orchestra of India (SOI), based at the NCPA, Mumbai, is India’s first and only professional orchestra founded by NCPA Chairman Khushroo N. Suntook and Marat Bisengaliev, who serves as the Orchestra’s Music Director. Zane Dalal was appointed Associate Music Director of the SOI in September 2014. Evgeny Bushkov serves as the Resident Conductor, taking up the role in January 2017. In the decade since its inception, the orchestra has performed around India and internationally in Russia, Oman, UAE and Switzerland. The Orchestra’s core group of musicians is resident at the NCPA all year round and forms the SOI Chamber Orchestra, which performs a regular series of concerts through the year. The creation of first-class cultural institutions working towards international recognition is a vital component of India’s growing prestige on the world stage. Moreover, the SOI is fulfilling an important cultural and educational role within India. The NCPA continues to grow as a centre of musical excellence, developing international standards of professionalism among its musicians, thereby addressing the aspirations of young musicians and music-loving audiences throughout India.
He is a singer-songwriter, currently based out of Mumbai. He raised INR 460,000 through his crowdfunding campaign for his debut album, 'Songs From a Matchbox - slated to release on November 17 2018. The first single from the album, 'Better Than It All', was released in July '18 to support the campaign, is about coming to terms with realities of being a full-time musician in a city like Mumbai. Raghav describes his music as "vocal first", with a lot attention paid to lyrics and melodies.
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