Maurer Young Musicians Contest Winners Perform With the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra March 5

Indiana’s finest young musical talent will be on full display at Hilbert Circle Theatre on Saturday, March 5 for the Michael Ben and Illene Komisarow Maurer Young Musicians Contest Winners Concert. The concert features the 2020 and 2021 Maurer Young Musicians Contest Winners in concert with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. Reserve free tickets.

The Maurer Young Musicians Contest, which is organized by the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra Association, encourages accomplished young Indiana musicians (through grade 12) to set and achieve goals of technical and artistic excellence by providing an opportunity to perform in a competitive setting. ISO resident conductor Jacob Joyce leads the orchestra for this exciting performance.

Featured contest winners will perform alongside the ISO:

  • Cooper Olsen, violin (2021 winner) – Bloomington, IN
    • Ruslan and Lyudmila Overture – Mikhail Glinka
    • Poème, Op. 25 – Ernest Chausson
  • Serge Kalinovsky, cello (2020 co-winner) – Bloomington, IN
    • Cello Concerto No. 2 in E Minor, Op. 30 – Victor Herbert
  • Micah Young, piano (2020 co-winner) – Fishers, IN
    • Piano Concerto No. 3 in D Minor, Op. 30 – Sergei Rachmaninoff

Per the ISO health and safety guidelines, proof of vaccination and face masks are mandatory. For more information regarding the policies of the Hilbert Circle Theatre, please visit the ISO website.

The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, at home and thriving in the heart of Indianapolis, offers an exceptional artistic and musical experience. The orchestra is open to all and dedicated to creating an inclusive and innovative experiential environment that is inspiring, educational, and welcoming. The ISO celebrates historically beloved performances while engaging audiences by introducing new voices through programming including the DeHaan Classical Series, the Printing Partners Pops Series, the holiday traditions of AES Indiana Yuletide Celebration and the popular Bank of America Film Series. For more information, visit Now in its 85th year, the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra Association is a team of more than 450 volunteers who work tirelessly to support the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra throughout the year. The ISOA is an integral part of the ISO’s mission to engage the central Indiana community around symphonic music and music education. The ISOA’s work supports the Community Health Network Discovery Concert Series; the Michael Ben & Illene Komisarow Maurer Young Musicians Contest in which talented musicians under age 18 compete for an opportunity to appear with the ISO, and Symphony in Color. The ISOA also supports the Side-by-Side Concert which allows students to play alongside an orchestra member in a live concert, as well as the Metropolitan Youth Orchestra.