Race to Indianapolis with the Arts - January 28-30 Alexander Toradze to appear with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra

Alexander Toradze

In January, IU South Bend’s renowned pianist Alexander Toradze will perform Beethoven’s Seventh with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra in Indianapolis, and you’re invited! Alumni, friends, students and faculty of the Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts will be traveling south to Indianapolis for a winter weekend of great music, fine food, and good friends January 28-30, 2011.

On January 29, we will go to the Hilbert Circle Theatre to see the performance of Beethoven’s Seventh, featuring Alexander Toradze and the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra conducted by Joana Carneiro. On this three-day trip to Indianapolis, we’ll see many sights and enjoy some shopping.

On Friday, January 28, we will travel by motor coach from South Bend to Indianapolis where we will stay at the Hyatt Regency, which is conveniently located near all of our activities.  A skywalk from the Hyatt will take us to the convention center, allow us time for shopping at the Centre Circle Mall, and a visit to the RCA Dome, home of the Indianapolis Colts.

Packages for this trip range from $195-$225. The package includes round trip ground transportation by motor coach from South Bend, two nights stay at the Hyatt Regency, seating second tier at Hilbert Circle Theatre(main floor seating at a minimal additional cost), and all applicable taxes and gratuity.  Reservations can be made through Signal Travel by going to its website at The booking deadline for making reservations is November 15, 2010. Full payment is due at the time of booking.

When exploring Indianapolis check out the Rhythm Discovery Center, where you will be able to participate in exhibits and discover your rhythm; the Indianapolis Artsgarden where performances take place in this enclosed environment and can provide you with suggestions for more places to visit in Indianapolis. Looking for a quiet stroll? Try the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art where you will be able to examine the art and artifacts of the American Southwest. Check out the Madame Walker Theatre which presents performances from local and international artists. And be sure not to miss the Indianapolis Museum of Art which has over 50,000 works of art.

Pianist and Professor Alexander Toradze is noted not only for his masterful virtuoso, but also for his recording with Valery Gergiev of Sergei Prokofiev’s Third Piano Concerto. International Piano Quarterly deemed the recording "historically the best on record." Toradze is known for his enthusiasm and contributions to the world of pianists. Toradze instructs an international talented group of young pianists at IU South Bend.

You may enjoy more music with Alexander Toradze and his students in an upcoming performance on Friday, November 12, 2010 at 7:30pm.