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May 02, 2023

Conductor Lina González-Granados leads the ISO and cellist Pablo Ferrández in Shostakovich and Dvořák

8 p.m. Friday, May 5

5:30 p.m. Saturday, May 6

Hilbert Circle Theatre, 45 Monument Circle, Indianapolis, Indiana

INDIANAPOLIS—Cellist Pablo Ferrández performs Dvořák’s Cello Concerto, a work infused with the music of the Czech composer’s beloved homeland. Conductor Lina González-Granados leads the ISO through Shostakovich’s Fifth Symphony, epitomizing the drama, wit, and darkness characteristic of his sound-world.

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Performances begin at 8 p.m. Friday, May 5, and 5:30 p.m. Saturday, May 6.

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


Clowes Collaborative Inaugural Invitational Art Exhibit on display at Hilbert Circle Theatre through June 4
Three of Indiana’s most enduring arts and arts-supporting organizations are joining in a special collaboration of music and visual art. The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Hoosier Art Salon, and the Allen Whitehill Clowes Charitable Foundation, Inc. are partners in an art exhibition and competition called the Clowes Collaborative. Artwork by 18 award-winning Hoosier Salon artists will be on display throughout Hilbert Circle Theatre for all ISO patrons to enjoy now through June 4, 2023. Event Sponsor: Daniel H. Spitzberg, M.D. Charitable Fund; Supporting Sponsors: The Rapp Families – George, John and James; and Jerry and Rosie Semler; Underwriting Sponsor: Diana and Dan Yates.

About Lina González-Granados

Praised for her “rich, heartfelt orchestral sound” (Chicago Sun-Times), “rhythmic vitality” (San Francisco Chronicle) and “raw power” (LA Times), Colombian-American Lina Gonzalez-Granados has distinguished herself nationally and internationally as a singularly-talented young conductor. Her powerful interpretations of the symphonic and operatic repertoire, as well as her dedication to highlighting new and unknown works by Latin-American composers, have earned her international recognition, most recently as the recipient of the 2021 Sphinx Medal of Excellence, the Third Prize and ECHO Special Award (European Concert Hall Organization) of La Maestra Competition, as well as the 2020 and 2021 Solti Foundation U.S. Career Assistance Award.

After winning the Fourth Chicago Symphony Orchestra Sir Georg Solti International Conducting Competition, Lina was named the new Solti Conducting Apprentice under the guidance of Maestro Riccardo Muti, from February 2020 and continuing through June 2023. Last season, she was also appointed Resident Conductor by the LA Opera, a post she will hold thru June 2025, opening this season with a production of Lucia de Lammermoor. She has also held positions as Conducting Fellow of the Philadelphia Orchestra and Seattle Symphony.


About Pablo Ferrández
Prizewinner at the XV International Tchaikovsky Competition and SONY Classical exclusive artist, Pablo Ferrández is hailed as a “new cello genius” (Le Figaro). A captivating performer, “Ferrández has the lot: technique, mettle, spirit, authority as a soloist, expressivity and charm” (El Pais).

In March 2021 he released his debut album under SONY Classical, Reflections, which was highly acclaimed by the critics and praised with the Opus Klassik Award 2021. In fall 2022 Ferrández released his second album, which includes Brahms Double Concerto, performed with Anne-Sophie Mutter, the Czech Philharmonic under Manfred Honeck, as well as Clara Schumann’s Piano Trio, performed with Anne-Sophie Mutter and Lambert Orkis.


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