Each weekend the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra offer Indianapolis music a taste of classical favorites. Sharing the talents of some of Indianapolis brightest artists, the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra constantly endeavours to enhance Indianapolis art. This weekend the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra presents IVCI Laureates in Concert, a showcase of previous winners of the International Violin Competition. Thursday, June 3 through Saturday, June 5 Hilbert Circle Theatre in Indianapolis downtown will be filled with soulfully sweet sounds of some of the world’s best violinists. Tickets to this Indianapolis event are between $10.00 and $68.00 depending on show date (Thursday tickets are much cheaper). Performances are at 11:00 am on Thursday and 8:00 pm on Friday and Saturday.
Every four years, Indianapolis becomes a focal point of global attention for those who follow the classical music world. As the home of the International Violin Competition, Indianapolis has the privilege of being involved in selecting the world’s foremost violinists in a thrilling competition of musical skills and passion. September of 2010 marks the return of the competition to the capitol city. In a seventeen day celebration of the violin, the most brilliant violinist in the world come together to compete for the top six spots to be named an IVCI Laureate.
Forty of the world’s most talented artists perform some of the most beautiful music ever written to enthusiastic Indianapolis people. Concerts fill Indianapolis performing arts venues across the city including the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center on the Indianapolis Canal Walk, the Christel DeHaan Fine Arts Center at the University of Indianapolis and the Hilbert Circle Theatre off of Monument Circle in Indianapolis downtown.
Since the competition started in 1982, the winner have gone on to noteworthy careers as concert violinists, recording artists, concert masters and chamber musicians. The IVCI created a Laureate Series to bring these top musicians back to Indiana. Hoosier audiences can reconnect with he artists they once watched rise to fame in the Circle City’s competition.
Hear two winners of the International Violin Competition as they return to Indianapolis to perform with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra this weekend. Associate conductor Sean Newhouse directs IVCI Laureates Augustin Hadelich and Bella Hristova in a diverse program of musical treats, including some lesser known but delightful works for violin. The music selection includes excerpts of Jeno Hubay’s Carmen, Richard Strauss’ Don Juan, a Violin Concerto by Samuel Barber and several other exciting selections.
Don’t miss this exciting preview of what is to come this September at the 2010 International Violin Competition. In just a few months, Indianapolis will be a hub of global music activity. The IVCI Laureates in Concert happens June 3 through June 5.
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IVCI Laureates in Concert
June 3 to June 5
Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra
Hilbert Circle Theatre
45 Monument Circle