Magic masti @ Prithvi Festival
The month of November is synonymous with the Prithvi Theatre Festival. Starting on 5 November the festival is scheduled for 12 days and will showcase 13 productions from new groups. There will be 25 sparkling performances, two Circus Acts from France and one from Rambo Circus featuring clowns, acrobats designed by Prithvi. Along with these there are two Acoustic Jam Sessions (Classical Indian and Latin Jazz).
The teaching of Indian Classical Music is based on Guru Shishya Parampara. The 9 November Sunday concert features Fazal Qureshi on Tabla accompanied by 11 Tabla Students of Ustad Allarakha Institute of Music, a Harmonium Player and Rupak Kulkarni on Flute along with one of his students. 16 November Acoustic performance by the Students and the Faculty of the True School of Music, Mumbai.
A Western Classical concert by SOI (The Symphony Orchestra of India), housed at the National Centre for the Performing Arts, Mumbai, is India’s first and only professional symphony orchestra. Founded in 2006, the SOI has performed with some of the world’s leading conductors and soloists. The members of the quartet performing are resident members of the Orchestra and will perform works of Mozart, Beethoven, and our very own music genius Pyarelal Bhai.
Stage Talk at Prithvi will feature interactions with eminent theatre actors talking about their journey. Another new initiative this year to include a platform for Theatre wallahs, to perform/ introduce/ discuss their works in progress, experiments in theatre. And finally, The Prithvi Carnival Finale which will showcase assortment of favorite scenes performed by some of Prithvi’s regular actors.
Bhawana Somaaya/ @bhawanasomaaya