Coffee Classical Series


Below is the 2018–2019 Coffee Classical season of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. Join us at the Hilbert Circle Theatre at 11:00 a.m. for these performances which feature complimentary coffee and pastries plus an hour of classical music with the ISO and special guests. Doors will open at 10:00 a.m.

Jazzy Shostakovich

Thursday, October 4 at 11:00 a.m.

Krzysztof Urbański, Conductor
Dejan Lazić, Piano
Conrad Jones, Principal Trumpet 

Shostakovich | Festive Overture
Shostakovich | Piano Concerto No. 1

Music Director Krzysztof Urbański and the ISO open the season with with a pair of works from Shostakovich.  

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André Watts Returns!

Thursday, October 25 at 11:00 a.m.

Jun Märkl, Conductor 
André Watts, Piano

Mozart | Don Giovanni Overture
Mozart | Piano Concerto No. 9

Highly respected German conductor Jun Märkl and award-winning pianist André Watts bring to life Mozart's critically acclaimed Piano Concerto No. 9. 

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paris festival

Thursday, January 10 at 11:00 a.m.

Krzysztof Urbański, Conductor 

This two-week Parisian Festival will celebrate the sounds of the City of Light and the composers who loved Paris so dearly. 

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Rachmaninoff's Third symphony

Thursday, January 31 at 11:00 a.m.

Daniele Rustioni, Conductor
Julian Steckel, Cello

Rachmaninoff | Symphony No. 3

Engaging melodies, rich harmonies, and orchestral textures describe Rachmaninoff's Symphony No. 3. 

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vocal masters: mahler, strauss, and more!

Thursday, February 21 at 11:00 a.m.

Christoph König, Conductor
Tara Erraught, Mezzo-Soprano

Mahler | Rückert Lieder 
Strauss | Der Rosenkavalier Suite

The art song - a union of poetry and music and the romantic spirit - takes center stage.

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Sounds of spain

Thursday, February 28 at 11:00 a.m.

Svetlin Roussev, Violin

The ISO will lead patrons through a whirlwind of Spanish dances and delights. 


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zach de pue: tchaikovsky's violin concerto

Thursday, April 25 at 11:00 a.m.

JoAnn Falletta, Conductor
Zach De Pue, ISO Concertmaster

Tchaikovsky | Violin Concerto
Elgar | In the South  

Concertmaster Zach De Pue performs the lyric melody of Tchaikovsky's well-known and only Violin Concerto. 

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wagner's tristan

Thursday, May 2 at 11:00 a.m.

Matthias Pintscher, Conductor
Michelle De Young, Mezzo-Soprano

Wagner | Tristan und Isolde Prelude & Liebestod
Berg | Seven Early Songs 

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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