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April 19, 2022

Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra announces 2022-23 season

Music inspired by the written word guides the DeHaan Classical Series program 

Printing Partners Pops Series and Bank of America Film Series offer an exciting Indianapolis debut and  
a brand-new live film-in-concert premiere 

Frankie Moreno to host AES Indiana Yuletide Celebration; Dance Kaleidoscope featured
in Opening Night Gala 

Subscriptions on sale starting April 19, 2022! 

INDIANAPOLIS—The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra (ISO) is excited to announce the 202223 season featuring a delightful mix of familiar favorites, exciting debut artists, and innovative programming that is the hallmark of central Indiana’s largest performing arts organization. See the full season lineup here. 

The 202223 DeHaan Classical Series offers a powerful repertoire as the ISO explores the influence of literature on classical music, including a celebration of William Shakespeare in the season finale. Classical music lovers will be thrilled with the season’s opening concert featuring Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition and Brahms’ Double Concerto highlighting the talents of ISO Concertmaster Kevin Lin and Principal Cellist Austin Huntington as soloists. The ISO will conclude the Beethoven 2020 Celebration featuring the renowned composer’s Sixth, Seventh, and Eighth Symphonies. In his second season as the ISO’s artistic advisor, Jun Märkl will conduct two of the sixteen subscription programs in the DeHaan Classical Series.  

The 2022–23 Printing Partners Pops Series includes a patriotic Veterans Day Tribute with the U.S. Naval Academy Glee Clubs, The Doo Wop Project, A Tribute to Aretha Franklin, and much more. Just in time for Halloween, the Bank of America Film Series features the Indianapolis premiere of Disney’s Hocus Pocus in Concert in October. The AES Indiana Yuletide Celebration welcomes back host Frankie Moreno for the 36th anniversary December 2–23, 2022. Moreno is a five-time winner of Vegas Headliner of the Year and first hosted AES Indiana Yuletide Celebration in 2019.

Conductor and composer Steve Hackman returns in 2022–23 to bring his visionary Uncharted Series to Hilbert Circle Theatre following the acclaimed premiere of his work, Resurrection Mixtape, in March 2022. The Uncharted Series offers Indianapolis fans new avenues into classical music, with Tchaikovsky v. Drake October 19; Beethoven v. Coldplay January 25 and, back by popular demand, Resurrection Mixtape April 12. 

DeHaan Classical Series highlights 

  • For ISO’s Opening Night Gala on October 1, Artistic Advisor Jun Märkl has programmed dynamic orchestral works to showcase the artistry of ISO’s musicians, and welcomes Dance Kaleidoscope for Tchaikovsky’s Romeo & Juliet and Johann Strauss’ The Beautiful Danube. 
  • The season’s first classical program (October 1315) features the ISO’s Concertmaster Kevin Lin and Principal Cellist Austin Huntington as soloists in Brahms’ Double Concerto. Guest Conductor Peter Oundjian leads a glittering Glinka overture, Carlos Simon’s Fate Now Conquers (inspired by Beethoven), and Ravel’s vibrant orchestration of Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition. 
  • ISO Principal Oboe Jennifer Christen performs Strauss’ Oboe Concerto February 1718, 2023. 
  • Conductor Anna Rakitina makes her DeHaan Classical Series debut March 911, 2023, leading the ISO on Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2 and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7. 
  • Renowned Director David Ivers brings his talent to the Hilbert Circle Theatre for the ISO’s Shakespeare festival in June 2023. He will direct scenes from Romeo and Juliet, set to Prokofiev’s much-loved score, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream, set to Mendelssohn’s incidental music to the play. 

Printing Partners Pops Series and Bank of America Film Series highlights 

  • Principal Pops Conductor Jack Everly will lead the Indianapolis premiere of Disney’s Hocus Pocus in Concert October 2223. With the release of Hocus Pocus 2 expected this fall, it’s the perfect opportunity to catch up with your favorite characters from the film! 
  • Audience favorite Ben Crawford, who currently plays the title role in Phantom of the Opera on Broadway, will be one of the featured vocalists performing Broadway hits in Leading Men of Broadway for three concerts October 78. 
  • The United States Naval Academy Men’s and Women’s Glee Clubs make their debut at Hilbert Circle Theatre with four Veterans Day Weekend concerts, including a coffee concert November 11.   
  • Guest Conductor Enrico Lopez-Yañez makes his Printing Partners Pops Series debut with Latin Fire April 1415, 2023, for a night inspired by the irresistible music of Latin America, including soprano Mónica Ábrego and José Sibaja on trumpet. 
  • The Doo Wop Project (February 1011, 2023) applies vintage 1950s and ‘60s style to classics and modern pop songs alike. 
  • Jazz vocalist Capathia Jenkins returns to the ISO to lead an entire concert dedicated to the Queen of Soul in A Tribute to Aretha Franklin, March 34. 

The ISO is honored to welcome a host of new and returning guest artists and conductors, including: 

Debut Conductors  Returning Conductors 
Fabien Gabel 

José Luis Gomez 

Lina Gonzalez-Granados 

Anna Rakitina 


Stefan Asbury 

Matthew Halls 

Peter Oundjian 

Christian Reif 

Robert Spano 

Markus Stenz 

Eduardo Strausser 

Joshua Weilerstein 

Thomas Wilkins 

Enrico Lopez-Yañez (Pops debut) 


Debut Artists 

Francesca Dego 

Lara Downes
Zoltán Fejérvári
Pablo Ferrandez 

Håkan Hardenberger 

David Ivers (director) 

George Li 

U.S. Naval Academy Glee Clubs 

Joyce Yang 

Returning Artists 

Julia Bullock 

Liz Callaway 

Ben Crawford 

Tony DeSare 

The Doo Wop Project 

Justin Freer 

Vadim Gluzman 

Jim Hogan 

Stephen Hough 

Capathia Jenkins 


Bank of America Film Series at a glance
Rudy in Concert
8 p.m., September 16, 2022
 Disney’s Hocus Pocus in Concert
8 p.m., October 22, 2022
3 p.m., October 23, 2022

The Princess Bride in Concert
3 p.m., June 4, 2023

Uncharted Series at a glance 

Tchaikovsky v. Drake
7:30 p.m., October 19, 2022

Beethoven v. Coldplay
7:30 p.m., January 25, 2023

Resurrection Mixtape
7:30 p.m., April 12, 2023 


ISO Subscriptions—Best Value 

Subscriptions are the best way to experience the ISO, offering the greatest value and the most benefits. For the DeHaan Classical Series, patrons who subscribe to the full 16-concert package can receive up to a 50% savings over the cost of purchasing a single ticket. For the Printing Partners Pops Series, patrons who subscribe to the eight-concert series receive the equivalent of a 25% savings over the cost of a single ticket purchase. 

ISO Subscriptions—on sale April 19 

Patrons may renew current subscriptions or become a new subscriber beginning April 19 by visiting the ISO’s website at, by phone at 317. 639.4300, by mail, or in person at the Hilbert Circle Theatre Box Office. The deadline for subscription renewal is May 16, 2022. 

Among many of the benefits of becoming an ISO subscriber is advance ticket buying opportunities for and discounts to special events such as Opening Night Gala and the annual holiday tradition, AES Indiana Yuletide Celebration, and Kroger Symphony on the Prairie. Subscriber benefits this season include discounted tickets to classical, pops, and family concerts and an opportunity to purchase a pre-paid season parking pass to EZ Parking Garage, located at 20 N. Pennsylvania. 

For more information about all Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra presentations, visit or call the Hilbert Circle Theatre Box Office at 317.639.4300.

About the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra
The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, at home and thriving in the heart of Indianapolis, offers an exceptional artistic and musical experience. The orchestra is open to all and dedicated to creating an inclusive and innovative experiential environment that is inspiring, educational, and welcoming. The ISO celebrates historically beloved performances while engaging audiences by introducing new voices through programming including the DeHaan Classical Series, the Printing Partners Pops Series, the holiday traditions of AES Indiana Yuletide Celebration and the popular Bank of America Film Series. For more information, visit