The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra's Duke Energy Discovery Concerts are designed for students in grades 3-6. Don’t miss the opportunity for your students to hear the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra perform in the historic Hilbert Circle Theatre in downtown Indianapolis. For many students, this is the first chance they have to hear a major orchestra perform live.
2018 discovery concert dates
"I had a wonderful time attending the ISO Discovery Concert. The rhythm of the different music was lively - exciting like Beethoven and some were mellow - like Swan Lake. I loved hearing all different kinds of music I have never heard before."
- Cole, fifth grade
March 6 | April 17 & 18 | April 27 | May 15 & 16
10:15 am & 11:30 am
When Inspiration Strikes!
Orcenith Smith, conductor
Deborah Asante, narrator
Join us as we embark on a journey to explore inspiration! Inspiration can strike anywhere – in nature, artwork, or real life adventures – and has influenced composers through the ages. Through this concert, we’ll explore the motivation behind the music we love today, from Copland and Beethoven to John Williams.
Williams | “Imperial March” from The Empire Strikes Back
Grieg | “Morning Mood” from Peer Gynt
Beethoven | “Gewitter, Sturm” (Thunderstorm) from Symphony No. 6 in F Major, Op. 68
Debussy | “Nuages” from Nocturnes
Norman | Ligyrophobia
Copland | “Hoe Down” from Rodeo
Frank | “Testimonio III: Fireflies” from Peregrinos (Pilgrims)
Mussorgsky (arr. Tushmalov) | Pictures at an Exhibition
-Ballet of the Unhatched Chicks
-The Great Gate of Kiev
The Teacher Curriculum is a guide to help you prepare your students for a great concert experience. It is connected to the National Music Standards, as well as, some Indiana State Standards. The Student Workbook, called The Score, features written activities and discussion starters for students.
HOW TO ORDER
1. Estimate the number of seats needed and select your date and time concert preference.
2. Complete the online reservation form via the link below.
The cost: $7 per student and $8 per adult, and includes comprehensive preparation materials and a teacher workshop.One FREE teacher/chaperone ticket for every 10 student tickets purchased. Please note that a $5 handling fee will be added to each order.
For more information contact Megan Masterman, Education Program Manager at 317.262.5224.
This year's Discovery Teacher Workshops will take place from 9:00am - 1:00pm on Monday, January 15 and Monday, February 19. Click here to learn more about the workshop.
Presenting Sponsor: Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra Association
Supported By: Kroger
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