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January 13, 2023

Conductor Asher Fisch will lead the ISO and violinist Francesca Dego

Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra presents Schumann, Mozart & Shostakovich’s First Symphony with guest artist violinist Francesa Dego

8 p.m. Friday, January 20

5:30 p.m. Saturday, January 21

Hilbert Circle Theatre, 45 Monument Circle, Indianapolis, Indiana

INDIANAPOLIS— Acclaimed violinist Francesca Dego joins the ISO for this delightful program led by conductor Asher Fisch. Robert Schumann’s Overture, inspired by Lord Byron’s dramatic poem Manfred, displays Byron’s restless passion. Violin Concerto No. 5, written when Mozart was 19 years old in 1775, captures the era’s rage for the exotic with elements of “Turkish” music in the finale, while Shostakovich’s First Symphony, completed before he turned 19, brought him world renown.

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Performances begin at 8 p.m. Friday, January 20, and 5:30 p.m. Saturday, January 21.

For more information regarding the policies of the Hilbert Circle Theatre, please visit the ISO website.

About Asher Fisch
A renowned conductor in both the operatic and symphonic worlds, Asher Fisch is especially celebrated for his interpretative command of core German and Italian repertoire of the Romantic and post-Romantic era. He conducts a wide variety of repertoire from Gluck to contemporary works by living composers. Since 2014, Asher Fisch has been the Principal Conductor and Artistic Advisor of the West Australian Symphony Orchestra (WASO). His former posts include Principal Guest Conductor of the Seattle Opera (2007-2013), Music Director of the New Israeli Opera (1998-2008), and Music Director of the Wiener Volksoper (1995-2000). Read more about Asher Fisch.

About Francesca Dego
Celebrated for her sonorous tone, compelling interpretations and flawless technique, Francesca Dego is one of the most sought-after young violinists on the international scene. Signed in 2012 by Deutsche Grammophon, she released her highly anticipated first concerto disc featuring works by Paganini and Wolf-Ferrari alongside the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and Daniele Rustioni in 2017, garnering widespread praise. Autumn 2018 saw the release of her latest recital disc ‘Suite Italienne,’ in which she pays homage to the aesthetic and influence of twentieth-century Italian musical style. Read more about Francesca Dego.

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 Film Series presented by Bank of America. For more information, visit the ISO website.

Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra
45 Monument Circle, Indianapolis, IN 46204
Hours: M-F 10am-5pm and 2 hours before each performance