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PLEASE NOTE: For each concert, you will have the option to choose between a live ticket (recitals at the Madam Walker Theatre), or a virtual ticket. After purchasing a virtual ticket, you will receive an email with a special link directing you to a webpage. On the date and time of your purchased concert, the live stream of the recital will begin automatically.

2020-2021 Season Subscriptions

Live Subscriptions (20% savings off regular admission)

For the greatest flexibility, you can choose either one ticket for each of the six concerts as part of your subscription, OR six “flex” vouchers that can be used in any combination for any of the six concerts.

General Admission is $160 for all 6 concerts.
Senior Admission is $144 for all 6 concerts.

EARLY BIRD SPECIAL – Good through December 4, 2020
We are offering a discounted price on subscriptions of 30% off regular admission. As an added bonus, if you purchase one season subscription, you are entitled to purchase an additional subscription (of equal value) at an additional 30% off.

General Admission Senior (60+)
Early Bird 1: $140 $126
Early Bird 2: $98 $88

Virtual Subscriptions

General Admission: $80 for all 6 concerts (20% discount) / Student: $48 for all 6 concerts (20% discount)


FIRST RESPONDERS DISCOUNT

The IVCI is extremely grateful for the services of our community's first responders and health care professionals, and offers a 50% discount on single tickets for the 20/21 Laureate Series to individuals with appropriate identification.

Please select "First Responders" under Ticket Type option.

Time for Three

Tuesday, January 26 – 7:30 PM
Madam Walker Theatre | 617 Indiana Avenue

Trio sensation Time for Three returns to Indianapolis! This high-energy group featuring Nick Kendall and Charles Yang on violin and Ranaan Meyer on bass blends several Western musical styles from Americana to modern pop, from classical to bluegrass. Their unique blend of instrumentation and vocals have captivated Indianapolis audiences for nearly a decade.

The National Bank of Indianapolis is a proud Supporting Sponsor for the evening.

This engagement is supported by the Arts Midwest Touring Fund, a program of Arts Midwest that is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional contributions from the Indiana Arts Commission and the Crane Group.

Hommage to Kreisler: 2014 Silver Medalist Tessa Lark with Amy Yang, piano

Tuesday, February 23 – 7:30 PM
Madam Walker Theatre | 617 Indiana Avenue

Join 2014 Silver Medalist Tessa Lark as she pays dedication to one of the greatest composers for the violin. Coupled with many of Kreisler’s favorite show stoppers, Lark and pianist Amy Yang will perform Bartók’s rustic Romanian Folk Dances, Ysaÿe’s Sonata No. 4 (dedicated to Kreisler), and Schubert’s Fantasy in C major.

Bartók
Romanian Folk Dances
Ysaÿe
Sonata No. 4 in E minor, Op. 27 (Dedicated to Kreisler)
Schubert
Fantasy in C major, D. 934
Kreisler
Selected Works

Jaime Laredo’s 80th Birthday Celebration!

Tuesday, March 23 – 7:30 PM
Madam Walker Theatre | 617 Indiana Avenue

This season we celebrate the 80th birthday of our beloved friend, IVCI Artistic Director Jaime Laredo. Together with former Laureates, jury members and other distinguished artists, we honor Maestro Laredo who has helped lead The Indianapolis to its worldwide prominence. Featured artists include IVCI Laureates Jinjoo Cho (2014 Gold Medalist), Shannon Lee (2018 Laureate), former jury member Malcolm Lowe (retired Concertmaster of the Boston Symphony Orchestra), violists Yu Jin (Principal, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra) and Steven Tenenbom (Orion String Quartet), and cellists Sharon Robinson (Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio) and Keith Robinson (Miami String Quartet).

Telemann
Concerto for Four Violins in D major
Brahms
Sextet in B flat Major, No. 1, Op. 18
Mendelssohn
Octet in E-flat major, Op. 20

 

The National Bank of Indianapolis is a proud Supporting Sponsor for the evening.

Dreamers’ Circus

Thursday, April 8 – 7:30 PM
Madam Walker Theatre | 617 Indiana Avenue

Rooted by a love of traditional Scandinavian folk music and blended with elements of classical and jazz, Dreamers’ Circus brews it all together to create something ingenious. Consisting of violinist Rune Tonsgaard Sørenson (Danish String Quartet), pianist Nikolaj Busk and citternist Ale Carr, Dreamers’ Circus “strives to invoke a place of freedom, somewhere for our imagination to play in and a space for dreaming.”

The National Bank of Indianapolis is a proud Supporting Sponsor for the evening.

Heroic Saint-Saëns and Beethoven
with 1986 Gold Medalist Kyoko Takezawa
and Chih-Yi Chen, piano

Thursday, May 20 – 7:30 PM
Madam Walker Theatre | 617 Indiana Avenue

1986 Gold Medalist Kyoko Takezawa collaborates with pianist Chih-Yi Chen to feature Saint-Saëns’ noble Sonata No. 1, a work which echoes the heroic musical language of Beethoven. The pair also performs Beethoven’s Sonata No. 10 in G, Chopin’s sentimental Nocturne in D-flat, and Bloch’s Baal Shem Suite.

Beethoven
Sonata No. 10 for Piano and Violin in G major, Op. 96
Bloch
Baal Shem Suite
Chopin
Nocturne in D-flat, Op. 27, No. 2
Saint-Saëns
Sonata No. 1 for Violin and Piano in D minor, Op. 75

French Soundscapes: 2018 Bronze Medalist Luke Hsu
with 2019 USA International Harp Competition
Gold Medalist Mélanie Laurent
and Ronen Chamber Ensemble

Thursday, June 3 – 7:30 PM
Madam Walker Theatre | 617 Indiana Avenue

2018 Bronze Medalist Luke Hsu combines forces with 2019 USA International Harp Competition Gold Medalist Mélanie Laurent in a program featuring the beautifully unique pairing of violin and harp, including Piazzolla’s capricious Histoire du Tango and Saint-Saëns’ Fantaisie for Violin and Harp. The program closes with a collaboration with the Ronen Chamber Ensemble in Ravel’s famed Introduction and Allegro for Harp, Flute, Clarinet and String Quartet.

Cras
Suite en Duo
Piazzolla
Histoire du Tango
Mchedelov
Variations on a Theme of Paganini
Ysaÿe
Sonata No. 6 in E major, Op. 27 for Solo Violin
Saint-Saëns
Fantaisie for Violin and Harp, Op. 124
Ravel
Introduction and Allegro for Harp, Flute, Clarinet and String Quartet
All programs subject to change.
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