Sep
28
Sat
LAURA JACKSON, CONDUCTOR AND DANIEL HSU, PIANO @ The Victory Theatre
Sep 28 @ 7:00 pm
LAURA JACKSON, CONDUCTOR AND DANIEL HSU, PIANO @ The Victory Theatre

Laura Jackson, Conductor
Daniel Hsu, Piano

The colorful Concertino Cusqueño by American composer Gabriela Lena Frank is a perfect curtain raiser. The work’s folkloric melodies and dance rhythms are inspired by the composer’s own Peruvian heritage and her admiration for British composer Benjamin Britten.

The Rachmaninoff second Piano Concerto is one of the greatest, most recognizable works of all time. Daniel Hsu’s passionate performance will bring the house down!

The Sibelius No. 2 evokes the rugged landscape and fierce independence of Sibelius’ homeland with its sweeping melodies and powerful rhythms.

CONCERT AND GUEST ARTIST SPONSOR:
VECTREN, A CENTERPOINT ENERGY COMPANY

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.

CONCERT SPONSOR:
DR. AND MRS. LOUIS B. CADY / CADY WELLNESS INSTITUTE

GUEST ARTIST SPONSOR:
THOMAS A. AND SHARON K. RUDER FOUNDATION

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.

CONCERT SPONSORS:
KOCH FOUNDATION
TRAYLOR, BROS. INC.
MRS. NANCY TRAYLOR

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.