Lilly Classical Series


Below is the 2017–2018  Lilly Classical Series of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. Doors will open one hour and fifteen minutes before the performance begins.

Saint-Saëns "Egyptian" Piano Concerto

Saturday, April 28 at 5:30 p.m.

Gustavo Gimeno, Conductor
Javier Perianes, Piano

Ravel | Mother Goose Suite
Saint-Saëns | Piano Concerto No. 5 ("Egyptian")
Tchaikovsky | The Tempest: Fantasy Overture, Op. 17
Bartok | Suite from "The Miraculous Mandarin"

Camille Saint-Saëns made his debut piano recital at age 10. His precocious talent would blossom into prodigious output including a Piano Concerto cycle rivaling any other. The ISO performs the capstone “Egyptian” Concerto with Spanish-born soloist Javier Perianes.


Rachmaninoff's Ravishing Second Symphony

Friday, May 4 at 8:00 p.m.

Karina Canellakis, Conductor
Jennifer Koh, Violin

Debussy | "Rondes de printempsfrom Images
Andrew Norman | Violin Concerto (ISO co-commission)
Rachmaninoff | Symphony No. 2

The premiere of Rachmaninoff’s First Symphony was so poorly received that it took years of psychotherapy and hypnosis to drive away his self-doubt. Thankfully, he persevered with the triumphant Symphony, a lush and romantic masterpiece that moves us to this day.


Mozart's Final Year

In a life spanning just 35 years, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart left an astonishing musical legacy. More than two centuries after his death, Mozart’s music still speaks to us, moves us, and leaves us breathless. To conclude the 2017−18 Lilly Classical Series, Music Director Krzysztof Urbański, the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, and special guests explore the incredible masterworks composed in Mozart’s  final year: the haunting Requiem—Mozart’s last statement—and the timeless opera, The Magic Flute.


Friday, June 1 at 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, June 2 at 5:30 p.m.

Krzysztof Urbański, Conductor
Emanuel Ax, Piano

Mozart | Overture to "La Clemenza di Tito"
Mozart | Piano Concerto No. 27 in B-Flat, K. 595
Mozart | Requiem


Mozart's "The Magic Flute"

Friday, June 8 at 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, June 10 at 3:00 p.m.

Krzysztof Urbański, Conductor

Mozart | The Magic Flute



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