2022-2023 Season Announcement

July 1, 2022

2022-2023 Season Announcement: ICOnic Music, Epic Playlist



Contact: Dana Stone

Main: 317-940-9607

Indianapolis-(June 28, 2022) Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra (ICO) announces its 2022-2023 Season: ICOnic Music, Epic Playlist. This season features a variety of guest artists including Kenny Broberg (2020 APA Winner, piano), Bella Hristova (2006 IVCI Laureate, violin), and Demarre McGill (Winner of the Sphinx Medal of Excellence, flute). The season features guest conductor, Kazem Abdullah (Indiana Native), and works by living composers Jennifer Higdon, Jessie Montgomery, and Kevin Puts. Guests will also be treated to a semi-staged opera production (Fidelio) and a recently composed score for the classic film, Frankenstein.


Music Director, Matthew Kraemer, will bring both innovative and classic programming to the ICO this season. Kraemer states, “The ICO’s 2022-23 season consists of superb music spanning almost 350 years and representing 11 different countries, featuring works by five living composers, three female composers, and celebrating two composer anniversaries.”  Kraemer is particularly excited for three projects long delayed due to the pandemic: Jennifer Higdon’s consortium commission, the 1931 classic film Frankenstein, and Beethoven’s monumental opera Fidelio.” Audiences will return to Schrott Center for the Arts at full capacity to fully immerse themselves in ICO’s Intimate-Classic-Original experience once again.


The ICO will begin its season on October 15 with Epic Playlist. Guest artist, Kenny Broberg (2020 American Pianists Awards Winner), will join the ICO for Schuman’s Piano Concerto in a minor. This concert will feature living, female composer of color, Jessie Montgomery. Her work, Banner, deconstructs the National Anthem in a way that will help audiences understand her experiences and perspective.

In November, the ICO will present Iconic Music. This performance will feature two works by Vaughan Williams to celebrate his 150th birth year. Frank Martin’s, Petite Symphony Concertante, will highlight a unique trio of soloists; Wendy Muston (ICO Principal Harpist), Eric Zuber (Piano), and Thomas Gerber (Harpsichord).


ICO’s holiday tradition is reimagined this year with A Classical Christmas. A mixture of festive classics from Bach, Corelli, Berlioz, Charpentier, and Handel (Messiah excerpts) will envelop audiences with the Christmas spirit during the magical season.


In January, ICO audiences will hear A Winter Playlist featuring Bella Hristova (2006 IVCI Laureate) on Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No. 2, and female composer, Louise Farrenc’s, Symphony No. 3. Audiences will experience the Indiana premiere of living composer, Jennifer Higdon’s, Suite on Cold Mountain, and an appearance by Indiana Native, Kazem Abdullah, as guest conductor.


In March, the ICO will take a trip back in time with the 1931 classic film, Frankenstein, which was originally released without a score. Audiences will hear the modern, atmospheric score composed by Michael Shapiro, as the film plays on screen for an iconic experience.


In April, audiences will travel around Europe and the Americas to hear cultural dance themes with A Musical Postcard. Sphinx Medal of Excellence winner, Demarre McGill, will be featured on living composer, Kevin Puts’, Flute Concerto. Uruguayan-American composer, Miguel del Aguila’s, Salon Buenos Aires, will bring Latin Flavor to the evening with Falla and Ligeti closing the performance.


The 2022-2023 Season will conclude in May with a performance of Beethoven’s only opera, Fidelio. This semi-staged production will feature professional soloists and chorus. Fidelio, composed in response to political volatility, connects to modern themes of social justice, freedom, and the power of love.


A seven-concert full-season subscription, a four-ticket Chamber Choice pack, and a two-ticket Duet Pack are on sale NOW. Each subscription includes exclusive benefits such as complimentary access to season compilation videos, free ticket exchanges, lost ticket replacement, priority seating, and personalized customer service. Ticket packages offer savings on prices and ticket fees. Duet Pack prices start at $65, Chamber Choice at $120, and Full Season at $210. Renew subscriptions by August 1st to guarantee the same seats. For more information, please contact the ICO at 317-940-9607 or info@icomusic.org.




About the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra:  Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra (ICO) advances and promotes music composed for the small orchestra through professional concert performances and educational programs. Comprised of 34 professional musicians, the ICO presents an annual concert series and provides orchestral accompaniment for key local arts and education groups. Led by Matthew Kraemer as Music Director and Conductor, the ICO proudly serves as professional orchestra-in-residence at the Schrott Center for the Arts, Butler Arts Center.

As a champion for new music, the ICO annually conducts a national competition for the composition of new works and serves as the resident orchestra for the Indiana State University Contemporary Music Festival. Composer James Aikman currently serves as the ICO’s composer-in-residence. A weekly ICO radio broadcast airs on WFYI 90.1 FM. The ICO offers a full range of educational programs for ages pre-K through adult, with outreach appearances throughout Indianapolis.



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