Making his debut appearance since accepting his position as Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra's Music Director Designate, Krzysztof Urbanski, wowed the audience Friday, May 20. Walking to the podium, Urbanski, immediately shared his passion for music and his own personal style leaving the audience impressed.Sharing the stage with 28-year-old Urbanski was International Violin Competition of Indianapolis' gold medalist Barnabas Kelemen who performed Sibelius' Violin Concerto. Kelemen received two standing ovations and left the audience wanting more.
Bottom Line: Urbanski, receiving a hearty, welcoming ovation, made sure that Indianapolis is aware there's a new sheriff in town with a feisty, playful nature and plans on leaving no one unfazed by his energy.
Urbanski will head the Lilly Classical Series in the downtown Hilbert Theatre, located on the Circle. For a full schedule of ISO, visit IndianapolisSymphony.org.
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Elizabeth J. Musgrave is a syndicated columnist, travel writer, music, restaurant and performing arts critic. Catch her as Indy’s Arts & Entertainment Adviser on 93 WIBC, on aroundindy.com, and follow her on Twitter @ejmusgrave1 and Facebook. Gotta Go is published in the following newspapers: South Sider Voice, Indiana Weekender, New Palestine Reporter, Pendleton Times Reporter and Fortville-McCordsville Reporter.