Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Cellist-singer-songwriter guests at ISO final Happy Hour concert of the season

Ben Sollee, cellist and singer-songwriter, will be the special guest of ensemble-in-residence Time for Three at the 2013-14 season's final "Happy Hour at the Symphony" concert on July 25.
Host Time for Three has invited Ben Sollee for "Happy Hour" finale.

Because the ISO's home, the Hilbert Circle Theatre, is being outfitted with new seats, the concert will take place at the Athenaeum Theatre, 407 E. Michigan St.

Sollee will perform "The Maestro" from his new recording, "Half-Made Man." Among the musicians on the CD is Indianapolis' Carl Broemel of My Morning Jacket.  Other original Sollee compositions on Thursday's program include "Something, Somewhere, Sometime" and "It's Not Impossible."

Creators of the program, Time for Three (Zach De Pue and Nick Kendall, violins, and Ranaan Meyer, double bass) will perform some of their works, too.

The orchestra, conducted by Teddy Abrams, will play a movement from Haydn's Symphony No. 43 in E-flat ("Mercury"). Abrams, also a pianist and clarinetist, studied with Michael Tilson Thomas at Miami's New World Sympnony Orchestra, among professional associations. He is the newly appointed assistant conductor of the Sun Valley (Idaho) Summer Symphony.


Tickets are $40 each and include food and drink at the Happy Hour, which begins at 5 p.m. The concert will start at 6:30 p.m. For more information and tickets, call the ISO box office at (317) 639-4300.