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Defining Virtuoso! The Philharmonic Orchestra of Indianapolis presents Sonya Hayes and Stravinsky
Pike Performing Arts Center
Indianapolis, IN
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Defining Virtuoso! The Philharmonic Orchestra of Indianapolis presents Sonya Hayes and Stravinsky
The Philharmonic Orchestra of Indianapolis, an all volunteer orchestra, presents Sonya Hayes in concert!

The Philharmonic brings its 2017-2018 subscription season to a close with a bit of virtuosic display.  Leonard Bernstein's three dance episodes from On the Town takes us to New York with sailor's on shore leave!  His whimsical musical spree is filled with jazz rhythms and lively orchestral outbursts!  What is particularly wonderful about the nature of this kind of concert is that the first half of the concert can celebrate several things, like the composition winners of the Indiana Music Educators yearly Composition Competition.  Working with these young people as they test their wings at writing music, the Phil not only rehearses the music, but invites the young composer's insights to hear about the music's genesis and inspirations. As well, we welcome to the stage, violinist, Sonya Hayes, daughter of Philharmonic violinist, Sondra Hayes, to show us the beauty and virtuosity of violin!  After intermission, the singular music of great Russian composer Igor Stravinsky, brings a Russian legend to life.  Rounding out our season that began on a powerful and heroic note in Beethoven's Symphony No. 5, Stravinsky's Firebird shows how a compassionate gesture pays forward into a powerful and similarly emblematic symphonic result!

Concert:  Sunday, May 20, 2018, 3:00 p.m.
Pike Performing Arts Center

Orcenith Smith, conducting

Defining virtuoso!


On The Town (Three Ballet Sequences)     Series: Imagination    Leonard Bernstein
I. Dance of the Great Lover (from the Dream Ballet, Act II)
II. Pas de Deux (from the Lonely Town Ballet, Act I)
III. Times Square Ballet (Finale, Act I)

Sea of Thought Samantha Stoltzfus
Kalayo Samantha Stoltzfus
Indiana Music Education Association 2017 Composition Contest Student Winner

Rondo Capriccioso, Op. 28   Camille Saint-SaĆ«ns                                                                                                                               Sonya Hayes, violin soloist

Suite from L'Oiseau de feu (The Firebird)    Series : Symphony 101        Igor Stravinsky
Introduction  (1882-1971)
The Firebird and its dance
The Firebird's variation
The Princesses Khorovod (Rondo, round dance)
Infernal dance of King Kashchei
Berceuse (Lullaby)

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About the Sonya Hayes
At age 15, Sonya was invited to perform six concerts as a soloist with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra (Discovery Concert Series).   Since then she has performed as a soloist with various orchestras including, National Symphony Orchestra (Young Peoples Concert Series), Prince Georges Philharmonic, Blessed Sacrament Festival Orchestra.  Ms. Hayes was Concertmaster and soloist for the 2011 Montivani  orchestra tour of China.  Sonya is a frequent chamber music and solo recitalist and has toured internationally for the US embassy.

Sonya began lessons as a three year old Suzuki student with Albert Denk.  She continued her studies with Laurence Shapiro and Ricardo Cyncynates.  She received her Masters degree in Violin Performance from Catholic University, where she studied violin with Robert Gerle.


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


Music > All Ages
Music > Classical
Music > Symphony
Other > Family-Friendly

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


Owner: Philharmonic Orchestra of Indianapolis
On BPT Since: Jun 30, 2014
Robin Andres

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