The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra
announced today that it will initiate a six-concert classical series this
season in the Palladium at the Center for Performing Arts in Carmel. The series begins with Handel's Messiah on
Dec. 19 and ends with Beethoven's Ninth Symphony on June 14.
Subscriptions and single tickets to this series will be on sale Monday, Aug. 25.
"I am thrilled that the
Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra is returning to the Palladium," said Tania
Castroverde Moskalenko, president and CEO of the Center for the Performing
Arts. "The ISO is certainly suited for the Palladium's stage, architecture and
acoustics, and adding a full series of the ISO's classical programs complements
our season perfectly. I am truly looking forward
to welcoming the ISO back to the Palladium and to our community." Of course, the ISO
concluded its Pops series programs on Sunday evenings at the
Palladium through the 2012-2013 season, but it has done
few classical programs at the venue.
"Our new Palladium Series
reinforces that the ISO is committed to sharing great symphonic music with as
many people as possible in our community," said Gary Ginstling, chief executive
officer of the ISO. "The series gives our north side communities an opportunity
to experience a wide range of electrifying orchestral music, with renowned
conductors and soloists, including the ISO Music Director Krzysztof
Urbański, in a gem of a concert hall."
The six-concert series includes
four performances with ISO music director Krzysztof Urbański. Highlights in
the Palladium Series include: Handel's Messiah with the Indianapolis
Symphonic Choir on Friday, Dec. 19, the first time the ISO and the ISC have
performed this seasonal masterpiece in the Palladium; ISO music director Krzysztof Urbański
making his Palladium conducting debut with Shostakovich's Seventh ("Leningrad")
Symphony on Saturday,
Feb. 7; Urbański conducting Dvořák's Slavonic Dances,
the premiere of ISO Principal Trombone Jim Beckel's new Brass Concerto and
Concertmaster Zach De Pue as soloist for Barber's Violin Concerto on Sunday, March 20; Mendelssohn's Symphony No. 5 in D Minor ("Reformation") with the debut of up-and-coming German conductor Christopher Altstaedt on Friday, Apr. 17;
Urbanski leading the ISO in a performance of Mahler's Fifth Symphony (with its
famed Adagietto movement) on Sunday, June 5; and Beethoven's Ninth Symphony with Urbański and the ISC on Sunday, June 14.
The ISO last performed Beethoven's great choral work to a capacity crowd at the
Palladium in 2011.
The ISO served as the Palladium's
first orchestral "acoustical test" before the facility was complete and open to
the public in January of 2011. Since then, the ISO has presented a variety of
concerts at the Palladium, its most recent performance being a Pops concert on April 28, 2013.