April 28, 2010

April 29-May 1
Hilbert Circle Theatre

The name-recognition draw for this Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra concert is Rimsky-Korsakov’s musical take on the story of the princess who tries to thwart her murderous husband through storytelling. But there’s also an interesting undercard, which includes “Mariel,” by Osvaldo Golijov.

The Argentinean composer has had a busy last few years, including the score for Francis Coppola’s films “Youth Without Youth” and “Tetro,” a new opera for the Met, a song cycle for classical stars Emanuel Ax and Dawn Upshaw, a cello concerto for Yo-Yo Ma, and a sold-out Lincoln Center festival of his music. Says the composer about “Mariel,” which premiered at Carnegie Hall in 2008: “I attempted to capture that short instant before grief, in which one learns of the sudden death of a friend who was full of life.” Details here.