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  • Venue
    Experimental Theatre
  • Date Time
    13 September 2023 | 7:00 pm
  • Age Limit
  • Member Price
    Rs.1080, 720, 450/-
  • Non Member Price
    Rs.1200, 800, 500/-

Event Details

Celestial Navigation
A piano recital by Pavel Kolesnikov

Pavel Kolesnikov has made a name for himself as one of the acclaimed pianists of our time, and also as a creative thinker, programmer and curious mind.

Celestial Navigation is Kolesnikov’s homage to the American artist Joseph Cornell, known for his open-to-interpretation assemblage boxes, full of everyday objects arranged in whimsical ways. According to Kolesnikov, “What Cornell puts together is the art of a free spirit who makes links between disparate elements. It is a weaving together of paradoxical links which rests on intuitive energies.” The pianist draws a parallel between Cornell’s work and musical recitals: “What is a recital if it’s not a Cornell box?”, he says. “If each work is a world in itself, the relationship of these worlds engenders a variety of third worlds, whose significance is always superior to their sum.”

The programme includes Schubert’s Four Impromptus Op. 142, and works by Chopin, Couperin, Messiaen, Ravel, and Thomas Adès.


Please note: the Symphony Orchestra of India does not perform at this event. 


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