ISO announces 2013 “Symphony on the Prairie” Season


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

INDIANAPOLIS –The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra’s 32nd annual Marsh Symphony on the Prairie season was unveiled today and highlights the “classics” in a wide variety of genres – from Tchaikovsky’s Fourth Symphony and composer John Williams’ movie music to the music of The Rolling Stones, Motown and jazz.

From June 21 through September 1, the ISO will present 24 concerts over the course of 11 weekends at the Conner Prairie Amphitheater in Fishers, Indiana. For the first six weekends, the Indianapolis Symphony takes center stage with classical, pops and patriotic programs and pays special tribute to the 50th anniversary of the Rolling Stones with noted conductor and arranger Brent Havens. For the remaining five weekends, an array of musical groups will be featured and for the first time in history, an all-jazz lineup will be the focus in concerts Aug. 2 and 3.

Marsh Supermarkets is the Title Sponsor of the entire 2013 Marsh Symphony on the Prairie season and St.Vincent Health is the Premiere Sponsor for the summer series.

 2013 Marsh 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. ISO musicians Braham Dembar (Principal Percussion) and Mark Ortwein (Assistant Principal Bassoon) add a special touch with an excerpt from Escapades for Saxophone and Orchestra from the film, “Catch Me If You Can.”
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

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
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

Return of River City Brass Band
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.

Additional details regarding Marsh Symphony on the Prairie repertoire and soloists will be made at a later date.


Value Packs & Table Subscriptions on Sale Beginning February 25

Starting Feb. 25, patrons can purchase Value Packs (10 concert tickets) for $165, which is a savings of 40 percent off of single ticket prices. From Apr. 26 to June 21, Value Packs are $190. Season table subscriptions (seating up to 10) may be purchased for $388 for 11 tables. Groups of 30 people or more can take advantage of group discounts.

Orders for Value Packs and season table subscriptions may be made in person at the Hilbert Circle Theatre Box Office, by phone by calling (317) 639-4300 or toll free (800) 366-8457, or online at  For group sales, contact ISO Group Sales Manager Margaret Henney at (317) 231-6788 or via email at


Single Tickets on Sale Beginning April 15

Single tickets for Marsh Symphony on the Prairie concerts will go on sale Monday, April 15. Single tickets in advance at all Indiana Marsh and MainStreet locations  are priced at $23 for adults and $12 for children. Gate prices for single tickets are $28 for adults and $14 for children. For more information on all Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra indoor and outdoor presentations, contact the Hilbert Circle Theatre Box Office at (217) 639-4300, toll free (800) 366-8457, or online at

For premium concerts on July 3-5 and Aug. 30, 31 and Sept. 1, advance ticket prices are $29 for adults and $12 for children. Premium concert gate prices are $32 for adults and $14 for children.

Single tables can be purchased beginning April 15 and are priced at $59 each (premium concert tables are $79).

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