Krzysztof Urbanski Returns: Indianapolis Sympony Orchestra

An Indianapolis favorite returns! Krzysztof Urbanski, Music Director Designate, makes his glorious return to the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra May 20 and 21. Head to the Hilbert Circle Theatre in the heart of Indianapolis downtown to hear this consummate conductor lead the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra through works by Felix Mendelssohn and Jean Sibelius. Urbanski makes his way back to the Circle City after a grand tour of Europe, where he conducted symphonies in Poland, Germany, Denmark, Norway and France. This international legend of classic conducting struts his stuff on stage for Indianapolis people.

Urbanski’s talent is best conveyed through an impressive resume over a few short years. At the beginning of the 2010-2011 season he was appointed Chief Conductor of Trondheim Symfoniorkester after having made his debut with the orchestra in September of 2009. In addition he takes the position of the seventh Music Director of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra this coming September. At the age of 28, he is the youngest music director to hold this position in a major orchestra in the United States. This fall he will also begin his tenure has an adjunct professor at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music in Bloomington, Indiana.

He is, without question, the most interesting young conductor to emerge to the top of the international classic music field. He has received an enormous amount of attention in Europe, conducting several orchestras across the continent including the NDR Sinfonieorchester, SWR Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart and the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra. This season he adds to that impressive resume with debut engagements with the Philharmonia Orchestra, the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Bamberger Symphoniker, MDR Sinfonieorchester Leipzig and the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra.
With a schedule booked through 2013, there is no rest for Urbanski as he continues his globe trotting, sharing his talents with the world. Urbanski developed this talent at the Chopin Music Academy in Warsaw where he graduated in 2007. That same year, he was the unanimous First Prize Winner of the coveted Prague Spring International Conducting Competition. He works regularly with Polish Orchestras, as he has an affinity of Polish repertoire in his programming.

This weekend at the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Urbanski will lead the ISO through Felix Mendelssohn’s “The Hebrides Overture” and “Symphony No. 4” as well as Jean Sibelius Violin Concerto.Mendelssohn composed his “Hebrides Overture” while was on a European vacation of his own at the young age of 20. His inspiration for the piece were the Hebrides Islands, home to Mary Queen of Scots’ Holyrood Castel. His “Symphony No. 4” was inspired by the Rome and Naples landscape. Sibelius’ violin concerto is the only he one he composed as he considered a career as a soloist. Tickets for this Indianapolis event range from $20.00 to $70.00.

Don’t miss an impressive evening of Indianapolis music at Hilbert Circle Theatre. Before the show grab dinner at any of these Indianapolis restaurants and enjoy a stroll around the Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument of Monument Circle downtown. After the concert, grab drinks at any of these Indianapolis bars. Stay tuned to for all the latest on fun things to do in Indianapolis. We cover Indianapolis arts to Indianapolis sports and everything in between. Get out in Indy and find some fun!

Krzysztof Urbanski Conducts
Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra
Friday, May 20, 2011 at 8:00 pm
Saturday, May 21, 2011 at 5:30 pm

Hilbert Circle Theatre
45 Monument Circle
Indianapolis, IN