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Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra

IPL Yuletide Celebration — 30th Anniversary Celebration!
Friday, Dec. 4 – Wednesday, Dec. 23
Concert times vary. Visit for specific showtimes.
Jack Everly, Yuletide Music Director and ISO Principal Pops Conductor
Sandi Patty, Host

Join beloved host and recording artist Sandi Patty as she joins Jack Everly, the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra and a cast of Broadway’s finest vocalists and dancers to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the wildly popular IPL Yuletide Celebration.

Among this year’s highlights, the talented cast will bring Disney’s instant classic Frozen back to the Hilbert Circle Theatre stage, performing hits from the film including “Do You Want to Build a Snowman?” and the Academy Award-winning anthem “Let it Go.” The Yuletide Jukebox also will return, featuring a medley of pop holiday tunes such as the Jackson Five’s rendition of “Santa Claus is Coming to Town,” Sir Paul McCartney’s “Wonderful Christmastime” and Mariah Carey’s infectious “All I Want for Christmas is You.”

And, of course, IPL Yuletide Celebration would not be complete without the cherished Yuletide traditions, including ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas and the Tap Dancing Santas.

  • Four members of the Foley family are involved in IPL Yuletide Celebration and have been for years. Sherilyn Foley started dancing in the production in 2005. Her twin daughters were the kids in the bed during ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas since the 2nd grade. Now in the 8th grade, the girls have joined their mother as Tap Dancing Santas. Dad Tim joined the cast a year after the twins in several roles, including “Fabulous Santa.” Interviews with the family can be arranged.
  • IPL Yuletide Celebration began in 1985 and has become a holiday extravaganza unique to Indiana. No other orchestra in the nation boasts a Christmas performance of this scale.
  • Several shows have fewer than 100 tickets remaining.

Special Event
Classical Christmas – The Grand Finale Concert
Saturday, Dec. 12, 5:30 p.m.
Raymond Leppard, Conductor
Joélle Harvey, Soprano
Apollo’s Voice Choir

Raymond Leppard returns to the ISO for his final performance of Classical Christmas, an intimate performance of classical works at Butler University’s Howard L. Schrott Center for the Arts.

  • Raymond Leppard served as the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra’s Music Director from 1987-2001.
  •  Since 1998, Maestro Leppard has been presenting Classical Christmas, a special performance of traditional and eclectic classical works in a chamber-style setting. Classical Christmas became an instant hit with classical concertgoers and featured many guest performers over the years, including sopranos Kathleen Battle and Sylvia McNair, violinist Joshua Bell, several ISO musicians as soloists and Apollo’s Voice Choir.
  • Classical Christmas is underwritten by the Christel DeHaan Family Foundation.

Telamon Classical Series at the Palladium
Handel’s Messiah
Sunday, Dec. 13, 7:30 p.m.
Patrick Dupré Quigley, Conductor
Joélle Harvey, Soprano
Diana Moore, Alto
Colin Balzer, Tenor
Troy Cook, Baritone
Indianapolis Symphonic Choir

The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, the Indianapolis Symphonic Choir and a host of talented vocalists perform Handel’s famous holiday oratorio, Messiah, at the Palladium at The Center for the Performing Arts in Carmel, Indiana.

  • Prior to the concert, the ISO and the Christian Theological Seminary will explore the deep lasting bond between art and religion in “Ears to Hear: A Music and Spirituality Series.” The lecture is free to all ticket holders.
  • Although he is a native of New Orleans, Guest Conductor Patrick Dupré Quigley has a connection to Indiana. He studied musicology at the University of Notre Dame.

— Looking ahead to January 2016 —

Out of this World: Cosmos Music Festival
Jan. 22-23:       Music in the Cosmos: The Voyager Golden Record
Jan. 29-30:       Holst’s The Planets
Feb. 4-6:          The Cosmos in Music: Music from 2001: A Space Odyssey

The ISO launches itself to new heights for the Out of this World: Cosmos Music Festival, three weekends of music, special events, pre-concert activities and festivities surrounding the theme of outer space.

For tickets for any of the above performances, contact:

ISO Box Office
45 Monument Circle,  Indianapolis
(317) 639-4300 or (800) 366-8457


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