Toto, The Temptations and Four Tops added to season lineup for 35th Marsh Symphony on the Prairie
Discounted value pack pricing extended through Friday, April 8
ISO honors servicemen, scouts, teachers and others at eight theme nights this summer
INDIANAPOLIS –The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra’s 35th season of Marsh Symphony on the Prairie added a little more sparkle to its star-studded summer line-up.
In addition to six weekends headlined by the ISO and tributes to some of the greatest musicians and performers of our time, the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra announced today original and new members of The Temptations and Four Tops will perform July 29-31, and the superband Toto will take the Conner Prairie stage on Aug. 19 and 20.
The Temptations and Four Tops performances are premium concerts. Advance single tickets for premium concerts can be purchased at the ISO Box Office beginning April 25 for $33/adults and $13/children. Premium concert gate prices are $38/adults and $15/children. Tables for premium weekends are $90 each.
Discount value packs are on sale now. Value packs of 10 tickets each are available for $180, now through April 8, a 45 percent savings from regular gate admission. The price that will increase to $210 on April 9. Value pack tickets can be used for any concert, regular or premium.
The ISO also announced its theme nights for the 2016 season. Special recognition and activities will be provided to each honored group on these concert evenings.
June 17: Scout Night
July 2-4: Salute to America’s Servicemen & Women
July 8: Teachers’ Night
July 22: First Responders’ Night
Aug. 5: Nurses’ Night
Aug. 26: College & Alumni Night
Marsh Supermarkets has served as the Title Sponsor for Marsh Symphony on the Prairie since the first concert at Conner Prairie in Fishers, Indiana, in 1982.
The full 2016 Marsh Symphony on the Prairie schedule includes:
June 17 – Scout Night!
Rhapsody in Blue
Tito Muñoz, Conductor
Jon Kimura Parker, Piano
Kick off the ISO’s summer music celebration with this opening weekend performance featuring Bernstein’s Three Dance Episodes from On the Town, Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue and Dvorák’s Symphony No. 9 (“New World”).
Tribute to David Bowie
Celebrated by critics, musicians and fans worldwide, David Bowie sold an estimated 140 million records and produced eleven chart-topping albums in a career that spanned over five decades. The London-born Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee released his 25th and final album “Blackstar” two days prior to his death on Jan. 10, 2016. Celebrate the life and legacy of David Bowie with the ISO as the ISO performs such hits as: “Under Pressure,” “Changes,” “Space Oddity,” “China Girl,” “Heroes,” “Rebel Rebel” and more.
July 2-4 – Salute to America’s Servicemen & Women!
Star Spangled Symphony
Bring a picnic and wear your red, white and blue to the ISO’s annual patriotic performance as we celebrate America and salute U.S. military service members. This summertime tradition features symphony favorites and a spectacular fireworks show at each concert.
July 8 – Teachers’ Night!
David Danzmayr, Conductor
Caroline Goulding, Violin
Let the music of Mozart move you as David Danzmayr conducts his famous works, including the Overture to The Abduction from the Seraglio and Symphony No. 36 (“Linz”). Called “precociously gifted” by Gramophone magazine, Caroline Goulding performs Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 3 in G major.
Movie Music of John Williams
The ISO performs the unforgettable hit movie music of John Williams, which include some of the most popular and recognizable film scores in cinematic history—“Jaws,” “Star Wars,” “Superman,” the “Indiana Jones” series, “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial,” “Jurassic Park,” and the “Harry Potter” films.
July 22 – First Responders’ Night!
Michael Cavanaugh performs music of Billy Joel & Elton John
Handpicked by Billy Joel, Michael Cavanaugh earned Grammy and Tony award nominations for his role in the Broadway Musical “Movin’ Out.” Dubbed the New Voice of the American Rock & Roll Songbook, the charismatic piano vocalist has been delivering knockout musical performances ever since.
*The ISO does not perform in the following concerts.
The Temptations and Four Tops
Original and new members of The Temptations & Four Tops deliver three nights of hip-swinging, finger-snapping Motown, R&B, soul, doo-wop and pop music hits that will take you back in time. Favorite numbers from each of the famed groups will be performed, including “The Way You Do The Things You Do,” “My Girl” and “Ain’t Too Proud to Beg” by The Temptations, and “I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch),” “Baby I Need Your Lovin'” and “Reach Out (I’ll Be There)” by the Four Tops.
Please note: The Sunday, July 31 performance will begin at 7 p.m., gates open at 5 p.m.
*Aug. 5 – Nurses’ Night!
Music of ABBA
Fan-favorite tribute band Waterloo returns to Marsh Symphony on the Prairie to perform favorite hits of Swedish pop group ABBA, including “SOS,” “Dancing Queen” and “Mamma Mia,” among many more. Be sure to bring your dancing shoes as the stage front dance floor will be open for all.
Classical Mystery Tour: Music of the Beatles
Classical Mystery Tour returns with their annual Marsh Symphony on the Prairie tribute to The Beatles. Hear the rock/classical blend on “I Am the Walrus” and many more Beatles classics including a segment dedicated to the 50th anniversary of the Beatles final concert tour in 1966.
After performing in Europe and Asia this spring, superband Toto returns to the United States this summer, and for the first time to the Marsh Symphony on the Prairie stage! Toto was honored by Sony Music last year for 40 million worldwide album sales. In 2015, the band released a new album, TOTO XIV, after a 10-year recording hiatus. Toto will perform its new hits along with well-known favorites like “Rosanna,” “Hold the Line,” “I’ll Be Over You,” and “Africa.”
*Aug. 26 – College & Alumni Night!
Who’s Bad: Music of Michael Jackson
Thrilling fans for more than a decade, the Ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute Band brings the chart-topping music and jaw-dropping dance moves of the undisputed King of Pop to Conner Prairie. Sing and dance along with them to your favorite Michael Jackson hits, such as “Beat It”, “Thriller,” and so many more.
Wear your college colors to the concert on Friday, Aug. 26 and be part of the parade of colleges at the start of the show!
Super Diamond: The Neil Diamond Tribute
Neil Diamond first performed in Indianapolis in 1977. Now, nearly 40 years later, tribute band Super Diamond performs for the first time at Marsh Symphony on the Prairie. Enjoy three decades of Neil Diamond classics including “Forever in Blue Jeans,” “America,” “Sweet Caroline,” “Song Sung Blue” and “I’m a Believer.”
The Company Men: Music of the Decades
The Company Men blend today’s Top 40 hits with reimagined classics from the past six decades from your favorite artists, including The Four Tops, Katy Perry, Adele, The Temptations, Billy Joel, Meghan Trainor, Prince, Michael Bublé, and more. This show-stopping performance includes 50+ hits in 90 minutes!
10-Ticket Value Packs & Table Subscriptions on Sale Now
Until April 8, Value Packs (10 concert tickets) can be purchased for $180, a 45 percent savings from the regular gate price. Value Packs increase in price to $210 beginning April 9. Value Pack tickets may be used for any concert, including Star Spangled Symphony and other premium shows.
Season table subscriptions (seating up to 10) may be purchased for $598 for the entire season, a more than 40 percent discount compared to single table prices. Discounted premium parking subscriptions are also available for $247 for the season, providing easy-access parking for one show of each concert.
Value Packs may be purchased in person at the ISO Box Office, by phone, or online. Table subscriptions and premium parking can be purchased in person at the Box Office or by phone.
New ISO Sunset Lounge Offers the Ultimate Concert Experience
New this year, the ISO Sunset Lounge offers Marsh Symphony on the Prairie patrons the ultimate concert upgrade. Lounge tickets include exclusive access to lounge area, private bathrooms, a $10 voucher to purchase food and drink, and occasional artist meet and greets. Lounge patrons also have access to a special parking area allowing for quick entry and exit.
Individual tickets to the ISO Sunset Lounge go on sale on Monday, April 25 for $50 each. Lounge admission for premium concerts is $60 per person.
Single Tickets & Tables on Sale Monday, April 25
Single tickets for Marsh Symphony on the Prairie concerts go on sale Monday, April 25 and can be purchased the following ways:
- Marsh stores – Discount adult tickets may be purchased at all Indiana Marsh locations for $26 ($32 for premium concerts) with the presentation of a Marsh Fresh Idea Card.
- www.IndianapolisSymphony.org – Advance concert tickets may be purchased at the ISO’s website for $27/adults and $13/children.
- Conner Prairie Amphitheatre – Gate prices at the Conner Prairie Amphitheatre are $32/adults and $15/children.
Single tables can be purchased beginning April 25 and are $70 each.
Premium Concert Weekends
All performances of the Star Spangled Symphony, The Temptations and The Four Tops, and Classical Mystery Tour: Music of the Beatles are considered premium concerts. Advance single tickets for these popular premium concerts can be purchased at the ISO Box Office for $33/adults and $13/children. Premium concert gate prices are $38/adults and $15/children. Tables for premium weekends are $90 each.
Groups of 30 or more may purchase discounted tickets to Marsh Symphony on the Prairie. For group sales, contact ISO Group Sales Manager Joshua Shuck at (317) 231-6788 or at jshuck@IndianapolisSymphony.org.
For more information on any Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra indoor or outdoor presentations, contact the Hilbert Circle Theatre Box Office at (317) 639-4300, toll free (800) 366-8457, or online at IndianapolisSymphony.org.
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Marsh Symphony on the Prairie
A summertime tradition since its inception in 1982, when 14-year-old violin sensation Joshua Bell made his professional orchestra debut in the inaugural concert, the Marsh Symphony on the Prairie series has grown from a few summer shows to a 12-weekend series attended by more than 100,000 people each year. Marsh Supermarkets has been the Title Sponsor of the Marsh Symphony on the Prairie series since day one—an unprecedented commitment to the ISO and to the community.
Headquartered in Indianapolis, Marsh operates 72 Marsh Supermarkets and O’Malia Food Markets in Indiana and Ohio, with 37 Indiana pharmacy locations. Marsh has the distinction of being the first grocery store in the world to use electronic scanners to ring up purchases.