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Philharmonic Orchestra of Indianapolis with violin soloist, Philip Palermo
Pike Performing Arts Center
Indianapolis, IN
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Philharmonic Orchestra of Indianapolis with violin soloist, Philip Palermo
The all volunteer orchestra, the Philharmonic Orchestra of Indianapolis presents Power and Beauty in Music featuring violin soloist, Philip Palermo.

The November concert embraces the glory of beauty in music with the Symphony No. 2 by the great German composer, Johannes Brahms.  But to set the mood for that work, the exquisite singing violin of Indianapolis Symphony Associate Concertmaster Philip Palermo takes to lyrical heights with Ralph Vaughan Williams "The Lark Ascending".  To begin this adventure, Beethoven's dramatic overture to "Egmont" sets the stage for such eloquent contrast by the Vaughan Williams, which in turn, has opened the door to the Brahms musical landscape, a work of pastoral setting, but ranging to emerging emotions that give way to large, complex, but melodic arches.  The symphony's four movements find different lyrical preferences, and in the end, a triumphant conclusion and punctuation to the previous musical discoveries.

Orcenith Smith, conductor

Egmont                                                OvertureLudwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)

The Lark Ascending                                Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)
Philip Palermo, violin soloist, Associate Concertmaster, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra

Symphony No. 2 in D major, Opus 73     Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)

I. Allegro non troppo
II. Adagio non troppo
III. Allegretto grazioso (quasi andantino)
IV. Allegro con spirit

Soloist biography:
Philip Palermo joined the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra in January 1985, following in the footsteps of his father, George, who had been a member of the ISO 1938-40. A native of Barrington, Illinois, he studied violin with his father as well as Morris Gomberg, Franco Gulli, and Dorothy DeLay. He made his concerto debut with the Chicago Symphony at age 15 and has appeared as soloist with the Pittsburgh, Baltimore, Houston, and Milwaukee symphony orchestras as well as numerous times with the ISO.

A recitalist in many countries throughout Europe and numerous parts of the United States, Palermo participates in music festivals from San Diego to Maine and enjoys tennis and high performance automobiles.



Pike Performing Arts Center (View)
6701 Zionsville Rd.
Indianapolis, IN 46268
United States

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Music > All Ages
Music > Classical
Music > Symphony

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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