Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra SEPTEMBER CONCERT SCHEDULE

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Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra

Lilly Classical Series
Beethoven’s “Emperor” with Emanuel Ax
Friday, Sept. 18, 8 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 19, 5:30 p.m.
Krzysztof Urbański, Conductor
Emanuel Ax, Piano

Join Music Director Krzysztof Urbański and the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra for the first concert of the 2015-2016 Lilly Classical Series. World-renowned pianist Emanuel Ax will play Beethoven’s “Emperor,” the legendary composer’s fifth and final piano concerto, often heralded as his finest piece. Mozart’s Symphony No. 40 in G Minor also will be performed.

  • This concert marks the start of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra’s 86th season.
  • During the 2015-2016 ISO season announcement, Maestro Urbański commented that Emanuel Ax’s recordings of Beethoven’s piano concertos were one of the first sets of music he purchased in his early teenage years.
  • Ukrainian-born Ax has won seven Grammy Awards during his 40-year career and has been the main duo recital partner of cellist Yo-Yo Ma since 1973.

Special Concert
Opening Night Gala – ALMOST SOLD OUT
Saturday, Sept. 26, 6 p.m.

Krzysztof Urbański, Conductor
Joshua Bell, Violin
Time for Three, ISO Artists-in-residence

Music Director Krzysztof Urbański and the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra invite you to Opening Night Gala 2015, a magical evening inspired by Shakespeare’s star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet. Hear excerpts from Prokofiev’s ballet, Romeo and Juliet, plus the West Side Story suiteperformed by Indiana’s own star violinist, Joshua Bell. Back by popular demand, the ISO’s artists-in-residence, Time for Three, will make a special appearance.

  • Patrons can purchase a dinner package that includes a cocktail reception and formal dinner at the Indiana Roof Ballroom immediately following the concert.
  • In 1982, Joshua Bell made his orchestral debut with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra at age 14, performing at Marsh Symphony on the Prairie.

Special Event
Community Day with the ISO
Sunday, Sept. 27
Activities and musical presentations:  2 -5 p.m.
ISO Concert:  5-6 p.m.
FREE admission

The ISO opens its doors to the entire community to kick off the new season and to thank its patrons, fans, donors and sponsors for their extraordinary support. The day will include a wide range of music inside and outside the Hilbert Circle Theatre and activities for the whole family. At 5 p.m., ISO Music Director  Krzysztof Urbański will lead the Orchestra in a special performance.

  • This year’s Community Day kicks off the 20th anniversary season for the Metropolitan Youth Orchestra, the ISO’s youth and family development program that teaches life skills through music education.  Several MYO ensembles will perform throughout Community Day.
  • The ISO will perform Glinka’s Overture to Ruslan and Ludmila and Prokofiev’s Suite from Romeo & Juliet at 5 p.m.

Stella Artois Happy Hour at the Symphony
Wednesday, Sept. 30, 6:30 p.m.
Tickets in advance: $25
Day of concert: $30
Teddy Abrams, Conductor
Time for Three, Artists-in-residence
Aoife O’Donovan, Guitar and Vocals

Gather your coworkers and head to Hilbert Circle Theatre for the first Stella Artois Happy Hour at the Symphony of the season! Enjoy complimentary food and drink samples beginning at 5 p.m. The concert begins at 6:30 p.m.

–Looking ahead to October–

  • Principal Pops Conductor Jack Everly and Broadway’s best leading ladies kick off the Printing Partners Pops Series with Broadway Divas on October 2 and 3.
  • The ISO takes audiences back in time with Back to the Future Film + Live Orchestra on October 21.
  • American icon Kenny Rogers takes the stage with the ISO to perform many of his top-of-the-chart hits on Oct. 23-24.
  • Plus, Halloween fun for families with the ISO’s symFUNy Sundays concert, “Symphonic Spooktacular,” on Oct. 25, and for adults with the first-ever Haunted Hilbert masquerade party on Friday, October 30 at 7 p.m.

For tickets for any of the above performances, contact:

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


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