09/10 ISO schedule announced

April 9, 2009
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I previously gave a sneak peek at some of the Pops concerts on the way from the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra (including appearances by Maureen McGovern and Marvin Hamlisch as well as a Florence Henderson/Shirley Jones TV mamas double bill).

Today, though, the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra announces its 2009/2010 season. I've gone through the full line-up to find a possible highlight for every month of the season:

Sept. 25: Opening weekend's “Salute to America” includes music by Copland, Bernstein and Gershwin with narration by Oscar-winner F. Murray Abraham.

Oct. 1: Yo-Yo Ma performs with the ISO for the first time in 13 years.

Nov. 13-14: Joshua Bell returns, with music by Massenet, Ravel and Stauss.

Dec. 4-23: Fresh from her performance with ISO pops, Maureen McGovern hosts this years holiday show.

Jan. 22-23: Up-and-coming pianist Yuja Wang, who recently signed a five-disc deal with Deutsche Grammophon, performs Rachmaninoff’s Third Piano Concerto. (FYI: It’s a winter/spring season heavy on Rachmaninoff.)

Feb. 19-20: Gramophone-Award-winning pianist Terrence Wilson performs Prokofiev and Rachmaninoff’s “Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini.”

March 26-28: The ISO performs the songs and orchestral portions of “The Wizard of Oz” during a large-screen screening of the film.

April 8: Leila Josefowicz returns for a concert of Shostakovich and Rachmaninoff.

April 29-May 1: Cellist Daniel Mueller-Schott gets his ISO debut with a concert that includes Rimsky-Korsakov’s “Scheherazade.”

May 14-15: The world premiere of James Beckel’s “In the Mind’s Eye: Images for Horns and Orchestra.”

Anything you are particularly looking forward to?
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  • It's too bad that the Salute to America theme wouldn't accommodate playing some Salieri while F. Murray Abraham is on stage.
  • I think I'm looking forward to literally every classical concert this upcoming season! I'm thrilled the orchestra is FINALLY playing Mahler. Some of my favorite symphonies have made the season, like Shostakovich 11, Prokofiev 5, and Mozart 41. And the violin concertos this season!! There are quite a few, but Barber, Stravinsky, Shostakovich---three of my faves!

    This season has good stuff all around. I'm looking forward to it!
  • Wow. ALL of this intrigues me.

    Hope Baugh
    Indy Theatre Habit
  • Brian, don't you think there's a good reason we still listen to Mozart and not Salieri? If the ISO offered you Salieri your curiosity might be be satisfied, but your musical soul... not so much. :-)

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