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July 2020

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bthvn 2020

Join us in celebrating Beethoven's 250th birthday celebration through 2020! Several performances have been dedicated to his incredible masterworks and the ISO has commissioned new works to accompany each of his symphonies. From Beethoven's First Symphony to his Missa Solemnis, we hope that you will join us at the Hilbert Circle Theatre to celebrate Beethoven!

Presented By:

Dr. Kenneth & Mrs. Debra Renkens

bthvn2020: Beethoven's Sixth & Seventh Symphonies

Friday, October 2, 8PM
Saturday, October 3, 5:30PM

Krzysztof Urbański, Conductor

Augusta Read Thomas | Commission
Beethoven | Symphony No. 6 in F Major "Pastoral"
James D. Norman | Commission
Beethoven | Symphony No. 7 in A Major

Krzysztof Urbański begins his final season with the ISO and the Beethoven 2020 Celebration continues! Featuring two commissioned pieces for the ISO, including one by the ISO’s Principal Librarian James Norman.

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bthvn2020: beethoven's violin concerto & eighth symphony

Friday, October 9, 8PM
Saturday, October 10, 5:30PM

Krzysztof Urbański, Conductor
Augustin Hadelich, Violin

Beethoven | Violin Concerto in D Major
Donnacha Dennehy | Commission
Beethoven | Symphony No. 8 in F Major

Beethoven’s only violin concerto is performed by virtuoso Augustin Hadelich, and Irish composer Donnacha Dennehy debuts a commission for the ISO. 

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bthvn2020: Beethoven potpourri

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

Krzysztof Urbański, Conductor
Kevin Lin, ISO Concertmaster
Felicia Moore, Soprano

Beethoven | Coriolan Overture
Beethoven | Romance No. 2 in F Major for Violin
Beethoven | Egmont Overture
Beethoven | Ah! Perfido
Beethoven | Leonore Overture No. 3

The Beethoven 2020 Celebration honors these shorter gems by the composer and features the ISO’s new concertmaster Kevin Lin in the graceful Romance No. 2. 

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bthvn2020: Beethoven's ninth symphony

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

Krzysztof Urbański, Conductor
Lauren Snouffer, Soprano
Renée Tatum, Mezzo Soprano 
David Portillo, Tenor 
Daniel Okulitch, Bass

Indianapolis Symphonic Choir
Eric Stark, Indianapolis Symphonic Choir Artistic Director 

Guillaume Connesson | Commission
Beethoven | Symphony No. 9 in D Minor

Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony brings the 2020 Celebration to a close, along with a specially commissioned piece by French Guillaume Connesson. 

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