Friday, February 8

Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra's 2013 Symphony on the Prairie Season

on the Prairie season includes romance, rock and river.
2013 Symphony on the Prairie Schedule

June 21-22
Classical Tales of Romance
Marcelo Lehninger, Conductor
The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra kicks off the summer series with classical masterworks with a romantic theme, such as Rimsky-Korsakov’s epic work, Scheherazade, and more.

June 28-29
Movie Music of John Williams
Alfred Savia, Conductor
The ISO celebrates renowned composer John Williams in a concert weekend dedicated to some of his most memorable film scores.

July 3-5
Star Spangled Symphony
Alfred Savia, Conductor
The ISO’s annual salute to America’s favorite patriotic music with a fireworks finale.

July 12-13
Classic FM
Jack Everly, Conductor
ISO Principal Pops Conductor Jack Everly takes a trip down memory lane on the Classic FM dial with a symphonic tribute to 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s iconic rock ‘n’ roll, disco and pop music.

July 19-20
50 Years of Rock ‘n’ Roll: Music of The Rolling Stones
Brent Havens, Conductor
Brody Dolyniuk, Vocals
Hailed as “the World’s Greatest Rock and Roll Band” by The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, The Rolling Stones celebrated 50 years together in 2012. Brent Havens and the ISO highlight this award-winning group’s signature sound with hits such as “I Can’t Get No (Satisfaction),” “Jumpin’ Jack Flash” and “Start Me Up.”

July 26-27
Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4
David Glover, Conductor
ISO Assistant Conductor David Glover leads the ISO in two evenings of Tchaikovsky’s monumental Fourth Symphony, a work the composer himself said is “better than anything I’ve done so far.”

*Aug. 2-3
Indy Jazz Fest at the Prairie
In a special partnership with Indy Jazz Fest, the art form called “the purest expression of American democracy; a music built on individualism and compromise, independence and cooperation,” will debut exclusively in a concert weekend on the Conner Prairie stage.

*Aug. 9-10
The Contours: Motown Magic
After a successful debut at the Conner Prairie Amphitheatre in 2012, the Motown group, The Contours, returns to recreate the vocals and polished choreography of the artists representing that famous Detroit-based label.

*Aug. 16-17
2013 marks the 20th anniversary of Big Bad Voodoo Daddy’s arrival onto the music scene. With the release of their new CD, Rattle Them Bones, BBVD comes back to the Prairie with its signature grooves, “Why Me,” “The Jitters,” “Diga Diga Do” and more.

*Aug. 23-24
From California to New York, River City Brass Band delights audiences with its signature blend of brass and percussion and its renditions of many jazz, big band, swing and American standards.

*Aug. 30, 31 and Sept. 1
Classical Mystery Tour: Music of the Beatles
The group that has lit up Marsh Symphony on the Prairie for the past six summers returns to lead audiences through mosaic of many Beatles’ favorites and pays tribute to the 45th anniversary of the group’s universally-acclaimed White Album, listed as No. 10 on Rolling Stone’s “500 Greatest Albums of All Time.”

*The ISO does not perform in these concerts.

10-ticket value packs, full season table subscriptions and group reservations on sale Feb. 25; single tickets and single reserved tables go on sale April 15

Order Value Packs and season table subscriptions at Hilbert Circle Theatre Box Office, by calling (317) 639-4300 or at
For group sales, contact Margaret Henney at (317) 231-6788.

Elizabeth J. Musgrave is a syndicated fine-living, travel columnist, freelance writer and photographer, and performing arts and restaurant critic for Gotta Go. Read Infused, her spirits, wine & beer lifestyle column, at and and catch her as Indy’s Entertainment Adviser on 93 WIBC. Gotta Go is published on,, an in print. Follow her on Twitter @GottaGo, LinkedIn and Facebook.

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