Indianapolis Symphony 2022-23: film music, “Uncharted” series, guest conductors, music inspired by literature

Posted on: April 20, 2022

“Inside the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra’s 2022-23 season are themes that come to the surface,” writes Domenica Bongiovanni in Tuesday’s (4/19) Indianapolis Star. “One is the influence of literary works … on classical music … The film series returns with Hoosier roots in the movie ‘Rudy’ and the Indianapolis premiere of Disney’s ‘Hocus Pocus’ in Concert. And three dates mark a new season of fusion concerts in the Uncharted Series, which connects with fans of hip hop, alternative, indie and classical. A bevy of guest artists will perform with the symphony, and so will a number of guest conductors as the symphony continues its search for a new music director…. The season … ends with a finale that celebrates William Shakespeare. The symphony’s Artistic Adviser Jun Märkl will conduct, and director and actor David Ivers will direct scenes. Actors will perform scenes with Shakespeare’s text during and between movements of the musical works,” including Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet and Mendelssohn’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. “Other concerts influenced by literature include: Robert Schumann’s ‘Manfred’ Overture, inspired by the poem by written by Lord Byron [and] Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 1 ‘Titan,’ which has connections to the Paul Richter work that juxtaposes morality and immorality.”