Popular Light Classical and Film Music Highlight Free Summer Outdoor Concert
INDIANAPOLIS – The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, in partnership with Indianapolis Power & Light Company, Community Health Network, Indy Parks and Recreation, the Arts Council of Indianapolis and the City of Indianapolis, will perform its annual outdoor Indianapolis Power & Light Company Symphony in the Park Series program of the summer on Tuesday, July 21, at 7:30 p.m. at Ellenberger Park, located at 5309 E. St. Clair St on the east side of Indianapolis. Admission is free, and audiences are encouraged to bring blankets, lawn chairs and picnic dinners to the concert.
This annual series is part of the Orchestra’s free Indianapolis Power & Light Company Sound of the City community outreach concerts performed each year in neighborhoods across Indiana. Indianapolis Power & Light Company is the Title Sponsor of this series. Community Health Network is the Premiere Sponsor for this concert. Additional support is provided by Indy Parks and Recreation, the Arts Council of Indianapolis and the City of Indianapolis.
Due to limited parking spaces at Ellenberger Park, Community Hospital East, located at 16th Street and Ritter Ave., will provide free parking. The hospital is just a few blocks north of Ellenberger Park.
The program, which will be conducted by ISO Associate Conductor Sean Newhouse, will feature the main theme from the film score Jurassic Park and the “Flight to Neverland” from Hook by John Williams, plus popular classical works such as the Tales from the Vienna Woods Waltzes by Johann Strauss, Jr., Felix Mendelssohn’s The Hebrides Overture (“Fingal’s Cave”), Anatoli Liadov’s Baba-Yaga, the powerful “Storm” and “Finale” from Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6 in F Major (“Pastoral”), and Joaquin Turina’s La procession del Rocio to round out the program .
For more information on all ISO summertime presentations call the Hilbert Circle Theatre Box Office at (317) 639-4300, or visit the Orchestra’s website at www.IndianapolisSymphony.org <<a href=”http://www.indianapolissymphony.org/”>http://www.indianapolissymphony.org/>
Associate Conductor Sean Newhouse comes to the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra from the Young Musicians Foundation Debut Orchestra of Los Angeles, where he served as Music Director from 2005-2008, following in the footsteps of illustrious conductors such as Michael Tilson Thomas, Lawrence Foster, Myung-Whun Chung, and Daniel Hege. During his tenure there, he conducted a nationally televised holiday concert as well as a performance for President George Bush and First Lady Laura Bush. In 2005, he was awarded the Aspen Conducting Prize and named Assistant Conductor of the Aspen Music Festival for the 2006 season, and was a major prizewinner in the eighth International Grzegorz Fitelberg Competition. He has guest conducted the Cleveland Orchestra, Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, Aspen Concert Orchestra and New World Symphony, the latter at the special invitation of Michael Tilson Thomas. Maestro Newhouse studied at the Tanglewood Music Center, American Academy of Conducting at Aspen, Cleveland Institute of Music, Eastman School of Music, and Pierre Monteaux School, among others. His conducting mentors have included James Levine, Jorge Meister, David Zinman, Carl Topilow, Stefan Asbury, Michael Tilson Thomas and Neil Varon. Originally trained as a violinist, his teachers included Devy Erlih at the Alfred Cortot School in Paris and Joanna Owen at the Eastman School.