The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra is cooking up some fantastic concerts coming in January 2012. This respected musical organization offers a range of performances from classical to show tunes. Their happy hour has become an incredible monthly networking event for young professionals. Head to Hilbert Circle Theater, off of Monument Circle in the heart of Indianapolis downtown, for some premiere Indianapolis music. Support this Indianapolis non-profit organization and enjoy a fancy evening at the symphony. Here is a preview of what they’ve got in store for Indianapolis people.
January 2012 at the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra
Bronfam Plays Brahms -Mark Wigglesworth conducts the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra through Jean Sibelius’ The Swan of Tuonela, Edward Elgar’s Enigma Variations and Johannes Brahms Piano Concerto No. 2. Elgar’s Enigma Variations is best described as a musical cryptogram, which he dedicated to his “friends pictured within.” Each variation serves as a loving portrayal of one of his close acquaintances including his wife Alice and his rambunctious bulldog. Then hear Grammy Award winning pianist Yefim Bronfam take on Brahms’ large scale Piano Concerto No. 2. Bronfam has been described as “a marvel of digital dexterity, warmly romantic sentiment and jaw-dropping barvura.”
Hello Dolly! in Concert – Jack Everly conducts the Indianapolis Pops Orchestra and a full Broadway cast starring Sandi Patty and Gary Beach through the celebrated musical Hello Dolly! This 11-time Tony Award winning musical tells the story of one match maker, who just can’t seem to find love for herself. Don’t miss the unforgettable musical numbers including “It Only Takes a Moment,” “It Takes a Woman” and of course “Hello Dolly!”
Stella Artois Happy Hour at the Symphony – Enjoy indie rock served on the rocks at this Stella Artois Happy Hour featuring My Brightest Diamond, who joins the celebrated string quartet Time for Three. Chow down on free food and drink from Pizzology, Adobo Grill, 14 West, White Castle, The Libertine and American Harvest starting at 5 p.m. Then enjoy a concert, lead by conductor Steve Hackman, at this special Indianapolis music event.
Mozart Symphony No. 4 -Leo Hussain leads the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra through Sergei Prokofiev’s Lt. Kije Suite, Dmitri Shostakovich’s Violin Concerto No. 2 and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Symphony No. 4. While Mozart is known for his playful melodies, his Fortieth Symphony reveals a more weighty side to this composers work. It expressed the building tragedy of Mozart’s life as his world declined into illness, debt and declining popularity. Featuring violinist Vadim Gluzman, this Indianapolis music event is sure to thrill.
Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2 – The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra heads north to Clowes Memorial Hall on the campus of Butler University for this very special performance featuring conductor Rossen Milanov and pianist Khatia Buniatshvili. The ISO will play Dmitri Shostakovich’s Festive Overture, Sergei Prokofiev’s Symphony No. 4 and Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2. After his first piano concerto had a horrible reception, Rachmaninoff slipped into a deep depression. His second piano concerto became his creative resurrection for its celebrated lyricism. Enjoy an amazing Indianapolis event at Clowes Memorial Hall.
Before the show, treat yourself to dinner at any of these Indianapolis restaurants. Afterward, discuss the highs and lows of the concert experience over drinks at any of these Indianapolis bars. Or take a leisurely stroll around the Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument in Indianapolis downtown.
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Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra
at the Hilbert Circle Theatre
45 Monument Circle