Below are the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra's special events for the 2017–2018 season. Tickets are now on sale for subscribers and donors—to purchase tickets, call the ISO Box Office at 317-639-4300, or add them to your cart during checkout when you purchase a subscription. Single tickets will go on sale to the general public on Tuesday, May 9 at 10:00 a.m. unless otherwise noted.
La La Land In Concert
Wednesday, September 13 at 7:30 p.m.
Jack Everly, Conductor
Experience the original musical film like never before with a live symphony orchestra! Winner of 6 Academy Awards® including Best Original Score and Best Original Song, La La Land tells the story of Mia (Emma Stone), an aspiring actress, and Sebastian (Ryan Gosling), a dedicated jazz musician, who are struggling to make ends meet in a city known for crushing hopes and breaking hearts. Set in modern day Los Angeles, this original musical about everyday life explores the joy and pain of pursuing your dreams.
Opening Night Gala
Saturday, September 23
Krzysztof Urbański conducts the annual Opening Night Gala featuring beloved soprano Renée Fleming in her ISO debut.
The Music of Whitney Houston
Saturday, October 14 at 8:00 p.m.
Amanda Cole, Vocals
Amanda Cole joins the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra to celebrate the extraordinary talent and career of Whitney Houston, performing hits like "Saving All My Love," "How Will I Know?," "Where Do Broken Hearts Go," and "I Will Always Love You."
E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial: Film + Orchestra
Sunday, November 5 at 3:00 p.m.
Jack Everly, Conductor
Don’t miss Steven Spielberg’s cinematic masterpiece E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial with John Williams’ Academy Award®-winning score performed live to picture, and experience the magic once more!
Carly Rae Jepsen with the ISO
Tuesday, November 21 at 7:30 p.m.
Steve Hackman, Conductor
Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Carly Rae Jepsen makes her must-see ISO debut, performing her iconic hits with the ISO, plus intimate sets featuring guitar and string quartet.
Tickets go on sale online on Tuesday, September 5 at 4:00 p.m.
Leslie Odom, Jr. with the ISO
Friday, January 5 at 8:00 p.m.
Leslie Odom, Jr., best known for the Tony-winning role of Aaron Burr in the original cast of Broadway's Hamilton, makes his Hilbert Circle Theatre debut with the ISO in this special one-night-only event!
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire™—IN Concert!
Thursday, January 11 at 7:30 p.m.
The Harry Potter™ Film Concert Series continues in the 2017–2018 season with Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire™.
Romantic Songs with Michael Cavanaugh
Wednesday, February 14 at 7:30 p.m.
Made famous for his piano/lead vocals in the Broadway musical Movin' Out, Michael Cavanaugh returns to the Hilbert Circle Theatre for a special one-night-only Valentine's Day concert performing romantic ballads and classic love songs.
The Music of U2
Friday, March 16 at 8:00 p.m.
Brent Havens, Conductor
On St. Patrick's Day weekend, the ISO and a full rock band take a musical journey spanning four decades of unforgettable hits including “With or Without You,” “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For,” “Pride (In the Name of Love),” “Sunday Bloody Sunday,” “Desire,” “One,” and many more. Formed in 1976 in Dublin, Ireland, U2 quickly climbed the charts and became one of the premiere rock bands of all time, selling more than 150 million records worldwide and earning 22 GRAMMY® Awards — more than any other band.
Tickets go on sale Monday, September 25 at 10:00 a.m.
Bon Voyage Concert
Wednesday, April 11 at 7:30 p.m.
Krzysztof Urbański, Conductor
Lutosławksi | Cello Concerto
The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra will be one of just four orchestras to participate in the John F. Kennedy Center for the Arts’ 2018 SHIFT Festival. The week-long festival is composed of mini-residencies, with each orchestra presenting education events, symposia, and community events in venues around Washington, D.C., along with full-orchestra performances in the Kennedy Center Concert Hall. The ISO will preview its Kennedy Center program—featuring music of Krzysztof Urbański’s homeland—in a special “bon voyage” concert on April 11th.
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix™— In Concert!
Friday, May 11 at 7:30 p.m.
The Harry Potter™ Film Concert Series continues in the 2017–2018 season with Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix™.
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince™—In Concert!
Thursday, June 21 at 7:30 p.m.
The Harry Potter™ Film Concert Series continues in the 2017–2018 season with Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince™.
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