Oct
19
Sat
SCOTT SEATON, CONDUCTOR AND STERLING ELLIOTT, CELLO @ The Victory Theatre
Oct 19 @ 7:00 pm
SCOTT SEATON, CONDUCTOR AND STERLING ELLIOTT, CELLO @ The Victory Theatre

Scott Seaton, Conductor
Sterling Elliott, Cello

Michael Torke’s Ash is a unique and intriguing fusion of classical and pop music — Beethovenesque, but with a vibrant, contemporary sound.

Tchaikovsky’s graceful and popular Rococo Variations will showcase Sterling Elliott’s ability to play long, lyrical melodies and leap through virtuosic cadenzas, trills, and double stops. At age 19, Elliott was a first prize winner of the 2019 Sphinx Competition, aimed at the development and recognition of high school and college talent in the black and Latino communities.

Beethoven’s dynamic Fourth Symphony is fresh and spontaneous and contains themes that served as inspiration for other composers.

Program Notes  |  Conductor Finalist Bio  |  Guest Artist Bio

CONCERT SPONSORS:
DR. AND MRS. LOUIS B. CADY / CADY WELLNESS INSTITUTE
TRAYLOR, BROS. INC. & MRS. NANCY TRAYLOR

 

Nov
16
Sat
MICHELLE MERRILL, CONDUCTOR AND RICHARD LIN, VIOLIN @ The Victory Theatre
Nov 16 @ 7:00 pm
MICHELLE MERRILL, CONDUCTOR AND RICHARD LIN,  VIOLIN @ The Victory Theatre

Michelle Merrill, Conductor
Richard Lin, Violin

Following the sparkling Magic Flute Overture, we continue our tradition of presenting winners of the International Violin Competition of Indianapolis. Gifted violinist Richard Lin performs the unforgettable Mendelssohn Violin Concerto.

Aaron Copland’s quintessential American masterpiece, Appalachian Spring, perfectly captures the feeling of vast open spaces, hope, and the possibility of country life in an ideal America. The work popularized the Shaker folk song, “Simple Gifts.”

Concert Romanesc is a fine example of Ligeti’s folk style, drawing inspiration from memories of his Romainian Childhood and transforming the orchestra into a gigantic village band.

Program Notes  |  Conductor Finalist Bio  |  Guest Artist Bio

CONCERT SPONSOR:
KOCH FOUNDATION

GUEST ARTIST SPONSOR:
D-PATRICK AUTOMOBILE DEALERSHIPS

Jan
18
Sat
CHARLES LATSHAW, CONDUCTOR AND ALAN SNOW, VIOLIN; GRAHAM CULLEN, CELLO @ The Victory Theatre
Jan 18 @ 7:00 pm
CHARLES LATSHAW, CONDUCTOR AND ALAN SNOW, VIOLIN; GRAHAM CULLEN, CELLO @ The Victory Theatre

Charles Latshaw, Conductor
Alan Snow, Violin & Graham Cullen, Cello

Danzón No. 2 is a Mexican classic inspired by Cuban dance rhythms. The work even played a key role in an episode of the Amazon series “Mozart in the Jungle.”

Brahms’ majestic “Double” Concerto is lyrically rich and romantic and the perfect work to show off the remarkable talents of our own concertmaster and principal cellist.

Tchaikovsky’s lush Fifth Symphony is a favorite among concertgoers worldwide. Full of yearning melodies that express the composer’s passion, this masterpiece begins in deathly sadness but ends in triumph.

CONCERT SPONSOR:
ROMAIN CROSS POINTE AUTO PARK

Feb
29
Sat
ROGER KALIA, CONDUCTOR AND MENG SU, GUITAR @ The Victory Theatre
Feb 29 @ 7:00 pm
ROGER KALIA, CONDUCTOR AND MENG SU, GUITAR @ The Victory Theatre

Roger Kalia, Conductor
Meng Su, Guitar

A famous gypsy band once made such a strong impression on Kodály that he was inspired to write his exotic Galanta Dances.

Superstar Meng Su performs the piece that won her the gold medal and the distinction of being the first female guitarist to win the Parkening Competition. The extraordinarily beautiful Adagio makes the Concierto de Aranjuez one of the most popular of all time.

The picturesque Symphony No. 3, inspired by Mendelssohn’s memorable trip to Scotland, incorporates flavors of Scottish dance and folk music.

GUEST ARTIST SPONSOR:
DEACONESS