"Music director Mario Venzago will open the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra season Sept. 6 at 11 a.m. with a rare program inspired by music and dance, from a waltz by Johann Strauss Jr. to “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice.” The concert will be held at Clowes Memorial Hall at Butler University. The Colts will be using Monument Circle that same day for a pre-game celebration, so the Colts are generously footing the bill for the Clowes rental.
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Sept. 9 is the annual Opening Night Gala for the ISO. Venzago will conduct, and specials guests include Metropolitan Opera superstar and Indianapolis native Angela Brown and the Indianapolis Symphonic Choir. There will be a special reception on Monument Circle before the show, featuring cuisine from downtown Indianapolis restaurants. This concert will take place at Hilbert Circle Theatre at 6 p.m. Concert tickets (including the 5 p.m. reception) are $35-$75; with a dinner package, $225-$435. For tickets, call 317-639-4300 or go to www.indianapolissymphony.org.