Lilly Classical Series


Below is the 2019–2020  Lilly Classical Series of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. Doors will open one hour and fifteen minutes before the performance begins.

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Austin Huntington Plays Schumann

Friday, February 28, 8PM
Saturday, February 29, 5:30PM

Gustavo Gimeno, Conductor
Austin Huntington, ISO Principal Cello

Schumann | Overture to Genoveva
Schumann | Cello Concerto in A minor
Schumann | Symphony No. 3 in E Flat major "Rhenish

Conductor Gustavo Gimeno will lead the ISO in an all-Schumann program featuring ISO Principal Cello Austin Huntington performing Schumann’s Cello Concerto. The concert also features the the Overture to Genoveva, which was Schumann’s only opera, as well as a performance of his “Rhenish” Symphony No. 3.

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The Passion of Mahler's Fifth Symphony

Friday, March 13, 8PM
Saturday, March 14, 5:30PM

David Danzmayr, Conductor
Stefan Jackiw, Violin

Korngold | Violin Concerto
Mahler | Symphony No. 5

Austrian conductor David Danzmayr brings to life Mahler’s portrayal of love to his wife, Alma, in the robust Fifth Symphony.

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Ruth Reinhardt Leads the ISO

Friday, March 20, 8PM
Saturday, March 21, 5:30PM

Ruth Reinhardt, Conductor
Maximilian Hornung, Cello

Clyne |  This Midnight Hour
Elgar | Cello Concerto
Hindemith | Symphony: Mathis der Maler

Dynamic young conductor Ruth Reinhardt brings her skill and talent to the ISO, breathing life into Anna Clyne’s This Midnight Hour, a piece that Clyne hopes “will evoke a visual journey for the listener.”

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Mendelssohn's Elijah

Friday, March 27, 8PM

Jun Märkl, Conductor
Rachele Gilmore, Soprano
Kelley O’Connor, Mezzo-Soprano
Paul Appleby, Tenor
Andrew Foster-Williams, Bass-Baritone
Michael Davis, Acting Indianapolis Symphonic Choir Artistic Director
Indianapolis Symphonic Choir

Mendelssohn | Elijah

Under the talented direction of Jun Märkl, four incredible soloists and the Indianapolis Symphonic Choir bring the Old Testament story of the prophet Elijah to life.

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Conrad Jones Plays Haydn

Friday, April 17, 8PM
Saturday, April 18, 5:30PM

Michael Francis, Conductor
Conrad Jones, ISO Principal Trumpet

Haydn | Symphony No. 104 “London”
Haydn | Trumpet Concerto
Vaughan Williams | London Symphony No. 2

Principal Trumpet Conrad Jones takes on Haydn’s Trumpet Concerto, one of his most popular concertos.

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Edo de Waart Conducts Elgar

Friday, May 8, 8PM
Saturday, May 9, 5:30PM

Edo de Waart, Conductor
Jennifer Christen, ISO Principal Oboe

Adams | The Chairman Dances
Strauss | Oboe Concerto
Elgar | Enigma Variations

Jennifer Christen interprets one of the finest and most challenging concertos for oboe ever written, Strauss’ Oboe Concerto, inspired by an American soldier in 1945.

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BTHVN2020: Five Beethoven Concertos. Two Pianists. One Weekend

Friday, May 29, 8PM
Saturday, May 30, 5:30PM
Sunday, May 31, 3PM

Krzysztof Urbański, Conductor
Emanuel Ax, Piano
Yefim Bronfman, Piano

Friday: Beethoven | Piano Concertos 1 & 5 (Emanuel Ax)
Saturday: Beethoven | Piano Concertos 2 & 3 (Yefim Bronfman)
Sunday: Beethoven | Piano Concertos 3 & 4 (Yefim Bronfman)

The Beethoven 2020 celebration continues with two pianists and five concertos. Internationally recognized and Grammy award-winning classical pianists Emanuel Ax and Yefim Bronfman present all five piano concertos by Beethoven.

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BTHVN2020: Beethoven's Missa Solemnis

Friday, June 5, 8PM
Saturday, June 6, 5:30PM

Krzysztof Urbański, Conductor
Sumi Hwang, Soprano
Kelley O’Connor, Mezzo-Soprano
John Tessier, Tenor
Peixin Chen, Bass
Michael Davis, Acting Indianapolis Symphonic Choir Artistic Director
Indianapolis Symphonic Choir

Beethoven | Missa Solemnis

The ISO concludes its season with a divine celebration of Beethoven—his Missa Solemnis.

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