La Mer

“Music,” wrote Claude Debussy, “must be as boundless as the wind. The sky. The sea.” La Mer is Debussy’s sensuous impression of the deep sea. Jennifer Johnston, named “a rising star” by BBC Music Magazine, joins distinguished conductor Jun Märkl for Sir Edward Elgar’s exquisite Sea Pictures.

Behind the Curtain

with Associate Conductor Vince Lee

"Jun Märkl is the orchestra's favorite guest conductor, he loves coming back to Indianapolis. This performance features music about the sea and water. Debussy's La Mer is a symphony in three movements, each a different sketch of the sea."

About Jun Märkl

Jun Märkl has long been known as a highly respected interpreter of the core Germanic repertoire from both the symphonic and operatic traditions, and more recently for his refined and idiomatic explorations of the French impressionists.

"Jun Märkl’s outstanding Debussy series makes every piece sound like one of the most cherishable masterworks in the repertoire." – Classic FM


About Jennifer Johnston

The dramatic mezzo-soprano was named by both BBC Music Magazine and the Observer as "a rising star", and the Financial Times as the "Face to Watch in Opera". A former BBC New Generation Artist, she is a graduate of Cambridge University and the Royal College of Music, and is the recipient of numerous awards.


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

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"Four Sea Interludes" from Peter Grimes


Sea Pictures


Une barque sur l'océan


La Mer

Jun Märkl


Jennifer Johnston

Mezzo Soprano

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