The Indiana Wind Symphony will perform the 2012-13 season as a resident ensemble of the Palladium at Carmel’s Center for the Performing Arts. The six concert season, under the direction of Charles Conrad, runs from September 2012 to May 2013 and features a number of guest artists, including Carmel Mayor James Brainard, popular local pianist Kelleen Strutz and guest trumpeter Allen Vizzutti.
The IWS is a 75-piece adult concert band comprised of a mix of professional musicians, music educators and other serious amateur musicians working in avariety of other professions. The group opens the 2012-2013 season with a “rhapsody” of fine music, performing an evening of music written or inspired by George Gershwin. The opening concert will be held 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 15 at the Palladium.
The IWS is excited to announce the complete 2012-13 performance schedule as follows:
Rhapsody in Blue
September 15, 2012 at 7:30 PM
Kelleen Strutz once again joins the IWS as guest pianist, performing the memorable Rhapsody in Blue. Other Gershwin works will include Selections from Porgy and Bess, Strike Up the Band, Someone to Watch Over Me and They Can’t Take That Away from Me. The performance will also include three works inspired by Gershwin: Donald Grantham’s Fantasy Variations on George Gershwin’s Prelude #2, Joan Tower’s Fascinating Ribbons and John Philip Sousa’s Humoresque on Swanee.
A Salute to the Vetrans
November 11, 2012 at 2:00 PM
Carmel Mayor James Brainard will be on hand to narrate Hoosier composer James Beckel’s I Am the American Flag as the IWS salutes the brave veterans who have protected our freedom. There will be stirring salutes by such composers as John Philip Sousa, David Holsinger, Mark Camphouse and Fred Jewell.
Home for the Holidays
December 15, 2012 at 7:30 PM
Tenor soloist Michael Deane will be showcased for the evening. IWS Principal Flute Carl Butler and IWS Harpist Melissa Gallant will play Vaughan Williams’ beautiful Fantasia on Greensleeves, and there will be plenty of very familiar Christmas and Hanukkah tunes in interesting arrangements. The concert will conclude with Alfred Reed’s majestic Russian Christmas Music.
Mahler and Mozart
February 16, 2013 at 7:30 PM
Two major works from two great composers make up this concert. Mozart wrote his masterful Serenade in Bb in 1781, and it is this work that was used in the film Amadeus to show rival composer Salieri’s first impression of Mozart’s work – “It seemed to me that I was hearing the voice of God.” The second half of the concert takes us from the realm of intimate chamber music to the late Romantic vast proportion of Gustav Mahler’s Symphony #1, popularly known as “The Titan.” It is one of the most inspiring works of the 1880s – a century after Mozart.
John Philip Sousa
March 16, 2013 at 7:30 PM
John Philip Sousa was the most famous American musician at the turn of the 20th century, and was the first American-born musician and conductor to be fully accepted in Europe. His concerts entertained, enlightened and educated America for four decades, and although it is mostly through his marches that he is remembered today, his impact as a conductor and a cultural icon was remarkable. This will be a concert in the style and format of one of Sousa’s, and his music will play a large part in the program.
Trumpetissimo with Allen Vizzutti
May 25, 2013 at 7:30 PM
One of the world’s greatest instrumental soloists will be our guest for this concert. Allen Vizzutti has been one of the leading trumpet soloists since exploding onto the musical scene in the early 1980s. He has dazzled audiences worldwide and is sure to inspire young musicians when he comes to the Palladium. The concert will feature wind masterworks new and old, including music of Gustav Holst, Karl King and James Barnes.
Season tickets are currently on sale by calling the Palladium Box office at 317-843-3800. Single ticket sales for the Indiana Wind Symphony performances will go on sale on August 13. Single tickets may be purchased at the Palladium box office, by going to www.thecenterfortheperformingarts.org, or by phone. All performances will take place at the Palladium located in Carmel’s Center for the Performing Arts, 355 City Center Drive, Carmel, IN 46032.