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Indiana Wind Symphony Concert at the Palladium, Feb. 16

Carmel Palladium

Carmel Palladium. AroundIndy.com staff photo, (c) 2011, all rights reserved.

By Stacy Clark
On behalf of the Indiana Wind Symphony

On Saturday, February 16, 2013 at 7:30 pm, the Indiana Wind Symphony (IWS) will present Mahler and Mozart, a passionate performance featuring Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s “Gran Partita” and Gustav Mahler’s “Symphony No.1 in D.”

This will be the first time that a transcription of the full work of Mahler’s “Symphony No. 1 in D” for Wind Symphony has been performed in the Midwest, making it one of the great moments for the IWS.  This, and all IWS performances, will take place at the Palladium located in Carmel’s Center for the Performing Arts, 1 Center Green, where the Symphony is a resident ensemble.

The Program

Mozart: Serenade No. 10 “Gran Partita” K. 361


Mahler/Dondeyne: Symphony No.1 in D

Conductor: Charles Conrad

The IWS will play several selections from the “Serenade in Bb,” commonly referred to as the “Gran Partita.” Mozart’s “Gran Partita” was written in Vienna in 1781 for 13 wind instruments, expressing a wide range of moods.  Its elegant harmonic structures and flowing melodic lines were used to illustrate Mozart’s sublime genius in the 1984 film Amadeus. In the movie, Salieri recounts that the music made him feel as if he were listening to the voice of God.

Just over a century later, in 1888, Gustav Mahler introduced the first of his ten symphonies to a world familiar with the works of Wagner and Brahms. Mahler’s symphony was a stunning departure from these models.  The forces were so large and the scale so vast that the work was christened “The Titan.” The majestic and exciting work contains a depiction of nature awakening, a lusty peasant dance, and even a movement based on the round Frere Jacques that uses the tune in minor as a solemn procession. This great symphony gives expression to so many emotions, from the depths of personal tragedy to the most grandiose triumphs.

Tickets for this performance are currently on sale.   Groups of 12 or more receive a discounted ticket rate as well as other benefits.   Tickets for all IWS performances may be purchased at the Palladium box office, by going to www.thecenterfortheperformingarts.org, or by phone at 317-843-3800.

About the Indiana Wind Symphony

The Indiana Wind Symphony is entering its 13th season of performing as Indiana’s premier adult concert band, under the direction of Charles Conrad.  The IWS is a 75-piece adult concert band comprised of a mix of professional musicians, music educators and other serious amateur musicians working in a variety of other professions.   The group has performed several American premiers of compositions by contemporary composers and showcased the musical talent of native Hoosiers and nationally-renowned musicians.  The Indiana Wind Symphony is a 501 (c) 3 not-for-profit organization with the mission to present artistic performances of significant music for band and wind ensemble to the central Indiana community.

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