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Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra Presents 'Symphonic Hits' at DePauw Thursday Night

May 9, 2011

95993May 9, 2011, Greencastle, Ind. — Two leaders within the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra's string section -- concertmaster Zach De Pue and principal violist Michael Isaac Strauss -- will take center stage at DePauw University this Thursday, May 12, as soloists in a concert of "Symphonic Hits."  The program begins at 8 p.m. in Kresge Auditorium, located within DePauw's Judson and Joyce Green Center for the Performing Arts.  There is no admission charge and all are invited to attend. Doors will open at 7 p.m.

Thursday's program will feature Mozart's Sinfonia concertante for Violin and Viola and the Baroque masterpiece, The Four Seasons by Vivaldi.  

The concert, and a "Meet the Artist" event featuring De Pue and Strauss which was held at DePauw May 3 (the two musicians are seen in the Green Center's Great Hall in photos accompanying this article), are launching a multi-year education and community outreach partnership between the ISO, the 95976University and the city as a result of Greencastle recently being designated a Stellar Community by the State of Indiana.  This collaboration will evolve to include more free concerts and master classes, the potential formation of a youth orchestra and other educational programs.

Learn more about Thursday's program, in this previous story.

Founded in 1884, the DePauw University School of Music is one of the nation's oldest private institutions for post-secondary music instruction and the longest-running in Indiana.

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