By Scott Watkins—
Season highlights include Holst’s “The Planets” with NASA visuals projected above the stage, The Three Phantoms in Concert, and Rimsky-Korsakov’s shimmering Scheherazade.
MUNCIE, IN – Orchestra Indiana has announced that individual concert tickets to its 2022-23 season will go on sale Monday, August 8th. Tickets start at just $20, are available online any time at www.orchestraindiana.org, or through the Emens Auditorium Box Office. The Emens Box Office is open from 10am – 3pm weekdays (expanding to 5pm on August 15), and patrons may also purchase by phone at (765) 285-1539 or in person at 1800 West Riverside Avenue.
The 2022-23 season is the first for Orchestra Indiana, a new organization formed when the Muncie Symphony and Marion Philharmonic merged in March of this year. Orchestra Indiana will present 6 concerts at the Emens Auditorium in Muncie, 2 performances in Marion High School’s state-of-the-art Walton Center, one concert in the Honeywell Center in Wabash, one concert in the Philippe Performing Arts Center of Indiana Wesleyan University, and one concert in Taylor University’s Rediger Chapel Auditorium. All concerts will be led by Orchestra Indiana Artistic Advisor/Conductor Matthew Kramer.
Orchestra Indiana Executive Director Scott Watkins said “We can’t wait to bring great music and great artists to our community. It’s an exciting season with timeless masterworks including Holst’s “The Planets” and Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade – which many people will know as being inspired by the legendary tale of One Thousand and One Nights – and an appearance by former Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra concertmaster Zach DePue. There is also music of Andrew Lloyd Webber – performed by three talented vocalists who all inhabited the title role from Phantom on Broadway – blockbuster scores from Hollywood, and a tribute to Nat and Natalie Cole.”
ORCHESTRA INDIANA 2022-23 SEASON
THE PLANETS with NASA images projected above the stage
Saturday, September 17 @ 7:30pm – Emens Auditorium, Muncie
Sunday, September 18 @ 3:00pm – Marion High School’s Walton Center, Marion
Matthew Kraemer, conductor Kenny Broberg, piano
RACHMANINOFF —Piano Concerto No. 2 HOLST “The Planets”
UNFORGETTABLE: THE MUSIC OF NAT & NATALIE COLE
Saturday, October 8 @ 7:30pm – Emens Auditorium, Muncie
Acclaimed vocalists Denzal Sinclaire and Dee Daniels pay homage to the legendary Nat and Natalie Cole with hits including “Unforgettable,” “L.O.V.E.,” “This Will Be,” and “When I Fall in Love.”
THE THREE PHANTOMS IN CONCERT
Friday, November 11 @ 7:30pm – Phillippe Performing Arts Center, Marion Saturday, November 12 @ 7:30pm – Emens Auditorium, Muncie
Three legendary Broadway “Phantoms” – Craig Schulman, Gary Mauer, and Ron Bohmer – perform the best of Andrew Lloyd Webber plus showstoppers from Les Miserables, Miss Saigon, South Pacific, and more.
A CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION
Saturday, December 3 @ 6:00pm – Emens Auditorium, Muncie
Sunday, December 4 @ 3:00pm – Marion High School’s Walton Center, Marion
Matthew Kraemer leads Orchestra Indiana and guest singers in your yuletide favorites and holiday hits from classicmusicals. “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas,” “We Need a Little Christmas,” “I’ll Be Home for Christmas,” and more. Plus, an audience sing-along led by Santa himself!
EAST MEETS WEST: SCHEHERAZADE & MORE
Friday, February 24 @ 7:30pm – Honeywell Center, Marion Saturday, February25@ 7:30pm – Emens Auditorium, Muncie
Matthew Kraemer, conductor Andre Gaskins, cello
GRIFFES —The Pleasure Dome of Kubla Kahn
TAN DUN— Crouching Tiger Concerto
THE GOLDEN AGE OF HOLLYWOOD
Friday, April 28 @ 7:30pm – Rediger Chapel Auditorium of Taylor University, Upland
Saturday, April 29 @ 7:30pm – Emens Auditorium, Muncie
Matthew Kraemer, conductor
Zachary DePue, violin
Former Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra Concertmaster Zachary DePue is the soloist for famed Hollywood composer Erich Korngold’s Violin Concerto, plus memorable themes from classic films including Ben Hur, Vertigo, Lawrence of Arabia, and High Noon.
About Orchestra Indiana
Orchestra Indiana began in March 2022 when the Muncie Symphony Orchestra and Marion Philharmonic Orchestra merged into one organization. Both the MSO and MPO have rich histories in our region, and Orchestra Indiana is fortunate to continue their legacies.
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