Wagner's Ring Cycle

Hear from experienced conductors to gain insight into a piece, then listen as the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra brings it to life. We're breaking down all barriers to some of classical music's greatest scores! Explore the Score features a 20-30 minute discussion with ISO Associate Conductor Jacob Joyce and a guest conductor or musician from the featured concert, exploring the piece, showing visual elements, and highlighting excerpts played by musicians. Patrons will then be able to actively listen to the full-length performance of the piece discussed. 

Don’t miss the first Explore the Score with the ISO! Join conductor Jun Markl and ISO Associate Conductor Jacob Joyce on Thursday October 25, at 6:30 p.m, as they provide a closer look at Markl’s condensed version of Wagner’s Ring Cycle and the elements that make it amazing. Learn what to listen for—whether you are new to classical music or a lifetime fan. Explore the Score is perfect for those new to classical music, or patrons who have been attending for years. We invite you to dig a little deeper and truly Explore the Score. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for students.  

View the second Explore the Score concert here.


This performance is at the historic Hilbert Circle Theatre. Doors will open one hour and fifteen minutes before the performance.



The program book will be posted closer to the performance date.​

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20-30 Minutes

Wagner (arr. Märkl)

Ring Cycle (45 minutes)

Jacob Joyce

ISO Associate Conductor

Jun Märkl


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