Lilly Classical Series

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Below is the 2018–2019  Lilly Classical Series of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. Doors will open one hour before the performance begins.

Sibelius violin concerto

Friday, March 29 at 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 30 at 7:00 p.m.

Peter Oundjian, Conductor
James Ehnes, Violin

Sibelius | Violin Concerto
Walton | Symphony No. 1

The violin was Jean Sibelius's first love, and gifted violinist James Ehnes will show off the virtuosity of Sibelius's one and only concerto. 

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michael francis conducts elgar

Friday, April 5 at 8:00 p.m.

Michael Francis, Conductor
Michelle De Young, Mezzo-Soprano
Anthony Dean Griffey, Tenor
Matthew Brook, Bass-Baritone
Eric Stark, Indianapolis Symphonic Choir Director
Indianapolis Symphonic Choir

Elgar | The Dream of Gerontius 

The Dream of Gerontius is widely regarded as Elgar's finest choral work, and some consider it to be his masterpiece. 

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tchaikovsky's violin concerto

Friday, April 26 at 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 27 at 7:00 p.m.

JoAnn Falletta, Conductor

Kodály | Dances of Galánta 
Tchaikovsky | Violin Concerto
Barber | Symphony No. 1
Elgar | In the South  

Enjoy the lyric melody of Tchaikovsky's well-known and only Violin Concerto. 

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wagner's tristan

Saturday, May 4 at 5:30 p.m.

Matthias Pintscher, Conductor
Michelle De Young, Mezzo-Soprano

Wagner | Tristan und Isolde Prelude & Liebestod
Berg | Seven Early Songs 
Bruckner | Symphony No. 3

Wagner's influence reached far and wide - his prelude to Tristan und Isolde was said to be a source of direct inspiration to composer Arnold Schoenberg. 

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trifonov plays schumann

Friday, May 10 at 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 11 at 5:30 p.m.

Krzysztof Urbański, Conductor
Daniil Trifonov, Piano

Kevin Puts | Orchestral Suite from Silent Night (ISO Co-Commission) 
Schumann | Piano Concerto
Brahms | Symphony No. 3

Maestro Urbański continues this season's cycle of Brahms and leads the ISO in a performance of the lush Third Symphony. 

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rachmaninoff's piano concertos

Friday, May 31 at 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, June 1 at 7:00 p.m.

Krzysztof Urbański, Conductor
Garrick Ohlsson, Piano

May 31: Rachmaninoff | Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini 
              Rachmaninoff | Piano Concerto No 4
              Rachmaninoff | Piano Concerto No. 2
June 1: Rachmaninoff | Vocalise
             Rachmaninoff | Piano Concerto No. 1
             Rachmaninoff | Piano Concerto No. 3

Master of the keyboard Garrick Ohlsson returns to the Hilbert Circle Theatre to perform all four of Rachmaninoff's Piano Concertos. 

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brilliance of brahms

Friday, June 7 at 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, June 8 at 5:30 p.m.

Krzysztof Urbański, Conductor
Kelley O'Connor, Mezzo-Soprano
Paul Groves, Tenor
Alexander Elliott, Baritone
Eric Stark, Indianapolis Symphonic Choir Director
Indianapolis Symphonic Choir

Brahms | Symphony No. 4
Bruckner | Te Deum

With his fourth and final symphony, Brahms turns to the classics for inspiration, weaving in the sounds of Bach and Beethoven.

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