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February 22, 2024

An Evening With Sphinx to be held at the Central Library, Clowes Auditorium, on February 27 at 6 p.m.

INDIANAPOLIS—The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra (ISO) continues its partnership with the Sphinx Organization to present free concerts during the 2023–24 season. The 2023–24 Sphinx Series presented by the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra includes the following performances coming up this winter and spring:

6:00 p.m., February 27, 2024
Central Library, Clowes Auditorium, Indianapolis 

Sphinx violinist Melissa White returns to Indianapolis following a series of stunning performances at Sphinx-ISO collaborations during the past two years. Join the ISO for this special concert at the Central Library in downtown Indianapolis. Featuring pianist Pallavi Mahidhara and Zachary Collins (viola) and Nicholas Donnatelle (cello) from the ISO. Registration is required for this free event and seats are limited—reserve your free ticket online.

Samuel Coleridge Taylor: African Dances
Samuel Coleridge Taylor: Piano Trio in E minor 10
Dvořák: Piano Quintet No. 2 in E-flat Major, Op. 87 34

7:00 p.m., April 12, 2024 
Hilbert Circle Theatre, Indianapolis 

The 2023–24 Sphinx season culminates in this performance at Hilbert Circle Theatre with Sphinx conductor Anthony Parnther leading the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra for an unforgettable evening. Registration is required for this free event, which highlights Sphinx violinist Nijoma Grevious performing Dvořák’s Violin Concerto in A Minor.

Samuel Coleridge Taylor: Ballade in A minor, Op. 33
Dvořák: Violin Concerto in A minor, Op. 53
William Grant Still: Symphony No. 1 (Afro-American)

Through the ISO’s Unheard Voices initiative, the orchestra celebrates contemporary and historical composers whose works are often underrepresented in orchestras today. The Sphinx program, along with selected works throughout the 2023–24 IU Health Plans Classical Series, features composers who authentically represent their unique culture, exploring the human condition through the universal language of music.

About the Sphinx Organization-ISO partnership
Working with the Detroit-based Sphinx Organization, a national nonprofit dedicated to developing young Black and Latinx classical musicians, the collaboration brings Sphinx artists and ISO musicians together for an annual series of chamber and orchestral music at locations throughout Indianapolis. The project is made possible through the generous support of title sponsor Eli Lilly and Company Foundation, along with premier sponsors Honda, Pacers Sports & Entertainment, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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 that includes the IU Health Plans Classical Series, the Printing Partners Pops Series, the holiday traditions of AES Indiana Yuletide Celebration, Kroger Symphony on the Prairie, and the popular Bank of America Film Series. For more information, visit