The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra opens the 2013-2014 season Sept. 20 with its Opening Night Gala.
The ISO and violinist Hilary Hahn are performing Bruch’s “Scottish Fantasy,” Brahms’ “Symphony No. 2” without intermission. A pre-concert reception, replete with complimentary drinks and specialty dishes prepared from various restaurateurs, starts at 7:30 p.m. in the lobby. The performance starts at 9 p.m. An after-party is available for all concert-goers, which features ISO artists-in-residence Time for Three. Single tickets for the event, which include the pre-concert reception and the after-party open to all concert-goers, cost $40 to $90 and can be bought by calling 639-4300 or visiting www.IndianapolisSymphony.org.
For the first time since the Opening Night Gala began in 1989, the dinner portion of the evening precedes the concert and reception and is held in the Indiana Roof Ballroom in downtown Indianapolis. Benefactor ($500), Patron ($400) and Friend ($250) packages are available and include dinner, priority seating at the concert and VIP parking options/shuttle services between the two venues. The gala dinner begins at 6 p.m., and seating arrangements can be made by calling 262-5225. A portion of the proceeds from the gala dinner benefit the ISO’s Annual Fund.