ICO Announces Concert at the Palladium

INDIANAPOLIS – (March 9, 2021) Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra (ICO) announces adjustments to the March and April concerts. The first being the postponement of the pioneer Sci-Fi silent film, Metropolis, to March 2022.

ICO will also move to the Palladium for the first-time as apart of the ICO masterworks season. This concert, “Classic American,” highlights classical music by American composers and will be presented on Sunday, April 25 at 7:30PM. The concert highlights an incredible lesser-known, engaging work by Howard Swanson (Short Symphony). Swanson was virtually unknown until a 1949 Carnegie Hall concert performance of The Negro Speaks of Rivers. His Short Symphony was acclaimed the best new work performed in New York by the New York Critics Circle during the 1950-51. Other music from American composers, David Diamond and Walter Piston, will also be featured. ICO welcomes Sphinx violin laureate, Rubén Rengel, on the Samuel Barber Violin Concerto. Rubén is a native of Venezuela and is the winner of the Robert F. Smith Prize at the 2018 Sphinx Competition. The Sphinx organization is committed to providing professional opportunities for string instrumentalists of color. This concert was originally slated for ICO’s resident hall, The Schrott Center for the Arts, but due to social distancing could only accommodate 50 audience members.  The move to the Palladium will allow for an audience of 250-400 distanced at 6 feet.  Additional protocols including masks, no intermission or concessions, and decreased concert length are still in effect. To learn more about ICO’s Reopening and Safety Plan visit icomusic.org.

Season subscribers and ticketholders to postponed Metropolis concert will be welcomed to Clowes Memorial Hall for a private concert recording of two new virtual education modules. Existing ticket holders for “Classic American” will be migrated to the Palladium seating and live-streamed events.  On sale date for new ticket purchases at the Palladium is March 12 at 10:00 a.m. Piazzolla Centenary Concert on May 15 with Grammy -Award winning bandoneón Player, Hector del Curto, will continue as planned in Clowes Memorial Hall.

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