For the Hendricks Symphonic Society's 2012-13 season, Maestro Benjamin Del Vecchio has chosen a repertoire of top classic favorites - his favorites.
Four concerts will be conducted at Avon Middle School South, and two will be performed at Bartlett Chapel United Methodist Church in Avon. Season tickets cost $40 per person or $70 for two people, meaning a single live performance costs less than a night at the movies.
The premier concert, Oct. 5 and 7 at Avon Middle School South, is titled "Fall'ing in Love." Featuring music from the Romantic Era, choir and orchestra will present works from Wagner, Tchaikovsky, Mendelssohn, and Berlioz. Of special note, Brendan Shea will be the guest artist for Tchaikovsky's Concerto for Violin and Orchestra Op. 35.
On Nov. 11, a free concert of chamber music will be offered at Bartlett Chapel. The society's new harpsichord makes its debut when Amy Eggleston performs Bach's Concerto No 5, and the choir sings works from Handel.
The dates for the Christmas concert are Dec. 14 and 16 at the middle school. Titled "Happy Holidays," it includes music by Handel, Tchaikovsky, Haydn, Herbert, and others. Then a second free chamber music concert will take place at 3 p.m. Jan. 27 in Bartlett Chapel. Del Vecchio has called this "Anybody's Guess," for members of the choir and orchestra decide on the ensembles and musical selections.
The Feb. 22 and 24 concerts at the middle school offer a little humor in an attempt to break out of the winter doldrums. "Music's Bad Boys" includes works by Rossini, Boito, and Richard Strauss' Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks.
Completing the season on April 26 and 28 at the middle school will be lighter classical selections and music from the movies. "Two for the Show" includes portions from William Tell and from MGM tunes such as "Off to see the Wizard," "Singing in the Rain," and "That's Entertainment."
Advance season tickets are available online at HendricksSymphonic.org or at the following ticket outlets: Avon, Brownsburg, Plainfield, or Chapel Hill Wooden Key Hallmark Stores and Brownsburg and Danville public libraries.