Enrico Lopez-Yañez to conduct Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra with performer Cody Fry
11 a.m., Friday, January 12
8 p.m., Friday, January 12
8 p.m., Saturday, January 13
Hilbert Circle Theatre, 45 Monument Circle, Indianapolis, Indiana
INDIANAPOLIS— Grammy Award nominee and American Idol finalist Cody Fry brings his singer-songwriter talents and genre-blurring music to the ISO for a special concert with Principal Pops Conductor of the Nashville Symphony, Enrico Lopez-Yañez. Fry’s popular musical fusions and orchestrations have made him a viral sensation with millions of views online and increasing musical success, including a recent album release.
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Performances begin at 11 a.m. Friday, January 12; 8 p.m. Friday, January 12; and 8 p.m. Saturday, January 13.
For more information regarding the policies of the Hilbert Circle Theatre, please visit the ISO website.
About Enrico Lopez-Yañez
Enrico Lopez-Yañez is the Principal Pops Conductor of the Nashville Symphony and Pacific Symphony as well as the Principal Conductor of the Dallas Symphony Presents. This season Lopez-Yañez has been named Principal Pops Conductor Designate of the Detroit Symphony, a position he will begin in the 24–25 season. Lopez-Yañez is quickly establishing himself as one of the nation’s leading conductors of popular music and becoming known for his unique style of audience engagement. Also an active composer/arranger, he has been commissioned to write for orchestras across the country.
Lopez-Yañez is the recipient of the 2023 “Mexicanos Distiguidos” Award by the Mexican government, an award granted to Mexican citizens living abroad for outstanding career accomplishments in their field. As an advocate for Latin music, he has arranged and produced shows for Latin Fire, Mariachi Los Camperos, The Three Mexican Tenors, and collaborated with artists including Aida Cuevas and Lila Downs.
For more information visit: @enricolopezyanez
About Cody FryCody Fry’s music sounds like the moment in your favorite old flick when the film changes from black-and-white to technicolor in a rush of emotion. As his orchestration booms, you practically expect a Golden Age romance to unfold to the narration of his vocals. It’s warm enough to make you nostalgic, but Cody always looks forward as a singer, songwriter, composer, producer, arranger, and multi-instrumentalist. It’s why he’s quietly emerged as a phenomenon with hundreds of millions of streams, hundreds of thousands of TikTok creations, and widespread acclaim. It’s why he’s picked up a GRAMMY® Award nomination and sold out countless shows. It’s also why you might just fall in love with him on his 2023 debut album for Decca Records US, The End.
After graduating from Belmont University, gigs with the likes of Ben Rector and Hunter Hayes, and countless compositions for film, television, technology, video games, and fashion, Cody attracted a devout audience. During 2021, his song “I Hear A Symphony” soared to the forefront of popular culture, surging to unprecedented virality on TikTok. It eventually eclipsed 200 million global streams and counting, hitting #1 on the Billboard Classical Tracks chart and becoming a Certified Gold Single in the U.S. and Canada. On its heels, he reimagined The Beatles classic “Eleanor Rigby,” garnering a GRAMMY® Award nomination in the category of “Best Arrangement, Instruments and Vocals” with over 50M streams and becoming the #1 classical track in the U.S.
Now, The End represents the culmination of not only his creative evolution, but also his personal journey so far and exploring themes such as mental health and change as told through the likes of “What If” and “Waltz For Sweatpants.”
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 IU Health Plans 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 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and 2 hours before each performance