Come and experience the SBSO in a more intimate setting at the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center. The newly renamed June H. Edwards Mosaic Series, formally known as “Chamber”, includes three exceptional concerts.

This new title encompasses the Series’ diverse, exciting and unique nature, which will continue to present a collage of works for chamber orchestra and ensembles.

Mozart y Mambo

September 25 @ 2:30 pm EDT

The 90th Season opens with Siblings Sarah Willis and Music Director Alastair Willis on stage together! This exciting and unique performance combines much-loved solo pieces for French horn by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart with traditional Cuban music. 

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Program

Stravinsky
Pulcinella Suite  

I. Sinfonia (Ouverture)
II. Serenata
III. Scherzino – Allegro – Andantino
IV. Tarantella
V. Toccata
VI. Gavotta con due variazioni
VII. Vivo
VIII. Minuetto – Finale

Mozart
Horn Concerto No. 3 in E flat major, K.447

I. Allegro
II. Romance. Larghetto
III. Allegro

Bologne
Overture to L’Amant anonyme/The Anonymous Lover, Op. 11, No. 2

I. Allegro Presto
II. Andante
III. Presto

Milhaud
Le boeuf sur le toit, Op. 58

Pulcinella Suite

Igor Stravinsky 
Born: June 17, 1882, Saint Petersburg
Died: April 6, 1971, New York, New York

At a Glance
Composed: 1920
Duration: 22 minutes
Premiered by: Boston Symphony Orchestra
conducted by Pierre Monteaux in December, 1922

The Story
No twentieth-century composer was more involved with dance than Stravinsky. He wrote at least 12 scores specifically for ballet production, and choreographers have used a large number of them for dances.

The original and prime mover of all this Stravinskian dance activity was Serge Diaghilev, the Russian impresario for whom the composer wrote his early (1910-13) triumphant triumvirate of ballets, The Firebird, Petrushka, and The Rite of Spring. Reassembling his company after World War I, Diaghilev searched for a project with which to lure Stravinsky back to ballet. Contemplating the success of The Good-Humored Ladies, danced to music Domenico Scarlatti arranged by Vincenzo Tommasini, he struck upon the music of Pergolesi as a likely prospect for Stravinsky’s manipulation. At first unenthusiastic to the plan, the composer was won over as he read through the many scores by the eighteenth-century Italian master that Diaghilev had gathered – not knowing that most of the pieces were not authentic Pergolesi articles.

Stravinsky chose various pieces attributed to Pergolesi, and from an old manuscript he took a comic episode whose leading character was Pulcinella, the traditional hero of Neapolitan commedia dell’arte.

The plot is a natural for Stravinsky’s sophisticated wit: Pulcinella, sought after by all the girls, is in danger of being killed by their boyfriends. Changing places with his double, who then only pretends to be slain, Pulcinella escapes harm. The would-be assassins disguise themselves as Pulcinella and go to visit their respective sweethearts. Pulcinella, as if risen from the dead, appears. Becoming a magnanimous benefactor, he arranges marriages for the couples and weds Pimpinella. 

Maintaining most of the original melodies, Stravinsky “touches up” the music with added notes and ostinatos, which provide harmonic pungency and rhythmic tautness. He subtly adjusts the phrases, breaking up the formal symmetry, and adds color through orchestration exhibiting the composer’s characteristic transparency.

The ballet was introduced in Paris on May 15, 1920, with choreography by Léonide […]

Crossroads of America

Sunday, January 8, 2023 @ 2:30 pm EST

Indiana’s emerging next generation of composers compete for the honor to write and conduct with the Symphony. Copland’s Appalachian Spring with this an ideal America, one of the open fields and endless possibilities will conclude the concert.  

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Thank you to our generous series sponsor; June H. Edwards Mosaic Series.

Alastair Presents: Seeking Haydn

Sunday, March 19, 2023 @ 2:30 pm EDT

In the spirit of “Tchaikovsky’s Circles”, “Vienna Riches,” and “Paris Impressions” Music Director Alastair Willis guides the audience to the world of Austria in the 18th-Century. As Haydn’s musical assistant at the Esterhazy Palace, explore (through Willis’ unique and personal experience, of course) what it was like living and working at the palace with Joseph Haydn for the Esterhazy family.

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Single tickets sales start on August 16, 2022

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Meet the musicians here!

Thank you to our generous series sponsor; June H. Edwards Mosaic Series.