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Monday, September 18, 7:30 p.m.
Featuring Raymond Leppard, Artist-in-Residence, University of Indianapolis, and Conductor Laureate, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra Zachary De Pue, violin; Michael Isaac Strauss, viola; Kathleen Hacker, soprano; Daniel Narducci, baritone; University of Indianapolis Festival Orchestra; University Choral Ensembles
The University of Indianapolis celebrates the 90th birthday of Maestro Raymond Leppard with music of Mozart, Schubert and Sir Edward Elgar. Mr. Leppard and the Festival Orchestra open the concert with Elgar’s Serenade for strings, Op. 20. ISO Concertmaster Zachary De Pue teams with violist Michael Strauss for Mozart’s 1779 Salzburg masterpiece, the Sinfonia Concertante in E-flat, K. 364. To conclude the evening, Maestro Leppard leads University choral ensembles, faculty soloists and the Festival Orchestra in Schubert’s Mass in G Major.
Maestro Leppard, one of the most respected international conductors of our time, has appeared with practically all the world’s leading orchestras in more than 60 years on the podium. Mr. Leppard has conducted more than 170 recordings, earning five Grammy awards, a Grand Prix Mondial du Disque, a Deutsche Schallplattenpreis and an Edison Prize. Travels in the last two decades have taken him to the orchestras of Warsaw, Budapest, Granada, the Scottish National Opera, Stuttgart Opera, Chicago Opera Theatre, the Manhattan and Juilliard Schools, the Colorado Symphony and the La Jolla Music Society in California.