It is always a special occasion when an international orchestra performs in Symphony Hall for the first time. When that occasion is a UK debut, it resonates on a deeper level. Tonight, the amazing Symphony Orchestra of India performs in the UK for the first time since their founding in 2006 in an evening that culminates in Rimsky-Korsakov’s classic retelling of the Thousand and One Nights with all its glittering splendour and gorgeous colour.

Before that, tabla master Zakir Hussain makes a long awaited return to Birmingham to perform his Peshkar, a tabla concerto commissioned in 2015 by India’s National Centre of Performing Arts.

Pre-concert conversation at 6:15pm with Zane Dalal. 
This conversation will be signed by a British Sign Language interpreter.