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 Third Symphony & Triple Concerto

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

Krzysztof Urbański, Conductor
Benjamin Schmid, Violin
Austin Huntington, ISO Principal Cello
Dejan Lazić, Piano

Beethoven | Triple Concerto & Symphony No. 3
Commission by Dejan Lazić

Principal Cello Austin Huntington along with Dejan Lazić and violinist Benjamin Schmid tackle Beethoven’s Triple Concerto.

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BTHVN2020: Beethoven's Fourth & Fifth Symphonies

Friday, January 24, 8PM
Saturday, January 25, 5:30PM

Krzysztof Urbański, Conductor

Beethoven | Symphony No. 4 & Symphony No. 5
Commissions by Huw Watkins & Katherine Balch

The January Beethoven 2020 celebration comes to a dramatic pause until May with two new commissions and Beethoven’s Fourth and Fifth Symphonies.

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BTHVN2020: Five Beethoven Concertos. Two Pianists. One Weekend.

Thursday, May 28, 11AM

Krzysztof Urbański, Conductor
Emanuel Ax, Piano

Beethoven | Piano Concerto 5

All five Beethoven Piano Concertos, which are among Beethoven’s most important works, will be played over the course of four performances.

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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
Eric Stark, 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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