Six of the nation’s finest high school string ensembles will perform by invitation in the Orchestra America National Festival presented by Yamaha March 23-25 at Hilbert Circle Theatre, 45 Monument Circle. Students from Pennsylvania California, Illinois and Georgia will participate in the non-competitive, educational event. Admission to the concerts is free.
In conjunction with the festival, the Honor Orchestra of America will perform at Clowes Hall on the campus of Butler University March 25 at 8 p.m. The 78-piece national ensemble will include guest soloist Christopher O’Riley, host of NPR’s From the Top and creator of Radiohead’s True Love Waits for the piano. Benjamin Zander, conductor of the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra and New England Conservatory Youth Philharmonic Orchestra, will conduct.
These events will coincide with the National Concert Band Festival, performing at Clowes March 23-25, 9 a.m.-noon, and the National Percussion Festival, performing at the Christel DeHaan Fine Arts Center at the University of Indianapolis, March 24.
For additional concert information, go to www.bands.org.