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Indianapolis Symphony coming to Honeywell

Posted: Thursday, January 19, 2012

Wabash Valley Music Association welcomes the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra to Wabash on Sunday, January 29 at 6 p.m. Guest conductor Rossen Milanov, and pianist Khatia Buniatishvili will lead the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra as they present a performance featuring Shostakovich Festive Overture, Prokofiev Lieutenant Kije Suite, and Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto #2.  A pre-performance discussion with conductor Rossen Milanov will take place in the Honeywell Center’s Nixon Room at 5 p.m.

Conductor Rossen Milanov, Music Director of the Princeton Symphony Orchestra, studied conducting at The Juilliard School, the Curtis Institute of Music, Duquesne University and the Bulgarian National Academy of Music.  He has received the Award for Extraordinary Contribution to Bulgarian Culture, awarded by the Bulgarian Ministry of Culture, and was Bulgaria’s Musician of the Year in 2005.  He makes debuts this season with the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, Orquestra Sinfonica do Estado de São Paulo, the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra and with Opernhaus Zurich conducting Tchaikovsky’s The Sleeping Beauty.

Pianist Khatia Buniatishvili was born in Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia.  She is a prize winner of the 2008 Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Master Competition, was distinguished as a BBC New Generation Artist in 2009 and was invited to collaborate with the BBC orchestras during the 2009-2010 and 2010-2011 seasons.  Khatia has appeared with many of the world’s best orchestras, including The Philadelphia Orchestra, the Israel Philharmonic, the St. Petersburg Philharmonic and the NDR Hamburg Symphony Orchestra.  Recognizing Khatia’s extraordinary gift, Vienna’s Musikverein has nominated her for the European “Rising Star” award, which brought further performance invitations and re-engagements from the leading presenters.

The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra was formed in 1930 and today performs 200 concerts for more than 350,000 people each year. The ISO is one of only 16 year-round orchestras in the nation.  Tickets are $15, $25, and $35, and may be purchased at the box office from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, by calling (260) 563-1102 or visiting www.honeywellcenter.org.