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INDIANAPOLIS –The Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra’s (ICO) November concert,‘Celebrating Mother Earth’ continues its commitment to the creation of new works for chamber orchestra while honoring the beauty of nature. In collaboration with the International Violin Competition of Indianapolis, the ICO will perform the world premiere of Dark Earth, along with Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons and Cantus Arcticus: Concerto for Birds by Rautavaara.  

Dark Earth: Anthropogenic Amazon, by Venezuelan-American composer, Reinaldo Moya, explores the relationship between humans and the Amazon. Moya will be in attendance for the premiere. The piece is accompanied by a multimedia piece created by Michael Halerz. Halerz also collaborated on the Emmy Award Winning production of Peacemakers by James Aikman which the ICO premiered in 2016. “The ICO consistently demonstrates its commitment to new music for chamber orchestra through commissions and an annual composition competition” said Executive Director Dana Stone. “What is new music today becomes the classics of the future, and we’re proud to be part of the creative process.”

Richard Lin, the 2018 Gold Medalist of the International Violin Competition of Indianapolis, will join the ICO to perform Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons. Lin had planned to perform this piece in Spring of 2020. “After twenty months of waiting, we are thrilled that Richard and the ICO will finally collaborate on this virtuosic masterpiece,” said Glen Kwok, the Violin Competition’s Executive Director. 

Less than 50 seats remain for this concert, but four- and two-ticket season bundles, individual tickets, and virtual access are still available. To learn more about the ICO’s 2021-2022 season, current health and safety protocols, and to purchase tickets, visit icomusic.org.  

CONCERT INFORMATION 

Celebrating Mother Earth

Saturday, November 20, 2021 at 7:30 PM 

The Schrott Center for the Arts, Butler Arts and Event Center

Single Tickets: $30-$40, Student tickets: $10, Virtual Only: $30

4 Pack – $120, 2-Pack – $70

www.icomusic.org

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