The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra fills Hilbert Circle Theater with the sweet sounds of music all February long, adding to the fabric of Indianapolis music. From the classics to magical Motown, the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra offers a range of performance options for Indianapolis people to enjoy. With prime Indianapolis real estate on Monument Circle in the heart of Indianapolis downtown, Hilbert Circle Theater offers visitors a chance to partake in the hustle and bustle of our fair city. Before the concert, enjoy a stroll around the Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument, one of the most iconic Indianapolis attractions. Plan your evening out in Indianapolis nightlife. Here is a preview of what to expect from the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra this month.
Events by the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra
That’s Amore!: A Valentine Concert – Romance fills the air as the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra performs That’s Amore! This special one-night-only event features celebrated loves songs from Italian classics to pop-opera. Enjoy selections that include music from Puccini, Pavarotti, Sinatra, the Jersey Boys and Poperazzi. Cozy up to your sweetheart at this exciting Indianapolis music event.
Celebration of Black History Month – Don’t miss this FREE concert event sponsored by The Indianapolis Recorder, Indianapolis Power and Light and WTLC Radio. Join Indianapolis native and conductor Kazem Abdullah, soprano Bronwen Forbay and the entire Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra at their 27th annual Celebration of Black History concert. The program includes songs of praise and American classics from Duke Ellington, Aaron Copland, George Gershwin and others. Plus, The Voices of the Light Chorus from Light of the World Christian Church returns to the stage to share hymns and spirituals including: “Lift Every Voice and Sing.” Get their early for a special performance by the Metropolitan Youth Orchestra.
Spectrum: The Magic of Motown – Motown comes to life on the Hilbert Circle Theater stage. Relive the magic of this golden age of music in a tribute to the movers and shakers of the unforgettable Motown era. The vocal quartet, Spectrum, presents soulful sounds, theatrical panache and inspired arrangements that will transport you back to the 1960s. Joined by the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra and conductor Jack Everly, this program promises stirring renditions of the music that defined a generation.
Symphonic Dances – David Fray, pianist extraordinaire who was voted Newcomer of the Year by BBC Music Magazine in 2008, presents symphonic dances with conductor Susanna Mallki. Sergei Rachmaninoff’s last composition is rife with diabolic energy as it highlights his earlier works. Considered a musical testament saturated with allusions to his earlier music, Symphonic Dances, quotes his catastrophic First Symphony and ends with the breathtaking setting of his Dies Irae, an ethereal 13th century Latin hymn. This riveting performance also includes Mozart’s Piano Concert No. 20.
The Language of Music – Conductor David Glover and violinist Nick Kendall meditate on the idea that music can communicate ideas and feeling without the use of words. The Language of Music shows audiences how composers, conductors and performers bring music to life without saying a word.
Copland’s Appalachian Spring – Aaron Copeland’s Appalachian Spring is, perhaps, one of the most well known piece of American instrumental music. He won a 1942 Pulitzer Prize for the movement, which captures the essence of an ideal America and the youthful aspiration of the American heartland. Don’t miss the iconic melody “Simple Gifts,” which comes at the pinnacle of Appalachian Spring, and is one of the most emotional and awe-inspiring works of American repertoire. Lead by conductor Andrew Grams, the concert also includes Mendelssohn’s Overture and Suite.
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Hilbert Circle Theater
45 Monument Circle
Indianapolis, IN 46204