February 3, 2020

The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra will culminate a rare orchestral residency on a university campus with a February 9 concert at Ball State University.

After performing in the inaugural Arts Alive! Concert Series in 1996, the ISO returns to Ball State for its first performance in Sursa Hall at 2 p.m. February 9. Led by conductor Marc Albrecht, the program will include Ravel’s gentle “Le Tombeau de Couperin”; one of Britten’s most full-blooded and exciting song cycles, “Les Illuminations” (featuring soprano Julia Bullock); and Berlioz’s epic “Symphonie fantastique” as it explores the passions and hopelessness of unrequited love.

This is the first time the ISO has been in residency at Ball State. Members of the ISO are leading various master classes and workshops, coaching the Ball State Symphony Orchestra, and more.

“The Indianapolis Symphony’s performance in Sursa will serve as a capstone to the ISO’s residency at the Ball State School of Music, one of only a few orchestral residencies of its kind,” says Douglas Droste, director of orchestra at Ball State University. “To experience this level of artistry in Muncie will not only benefit our students but also enrich the lives of our community.”

This concert is presented by the Sherman & Marjorie Zeigler Foundation, in tribute to Sherman and Marjorie Zeigler. Tickets cost $35 in person or online (with fees) via Ticketmaster. For more information call the Emens Auditorium box office at 765-285-1539.