From the President...

Dear Friends of the Indian River Symphonic Association                                             

Welcome to the Indian River Symphonic Association’s 2020 Festival of Orchestras’ website.  The 2019 Festival of Orchestras presented orchestras from Shanghai, Moscow, Brussels and the United States.  Our 2020 Festival of Orchestras will continue our tradition of bringing outstanding orchestras from around the world to Vero Beach.  The highlights of our 2020 festival are below.

The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra with Maestro Mark Wigglesworth conducting, will open our festival on January 17,  2020, and will feature world renowned pianist Khatia  Buniatishvili, who performed her first concert  at the age of 6, appeared internationally at 10, and made her Carnegie Hall debut at 21.  On January 24th we will be host to the American Premier appearance of the Siberian State Symphony Orchestra, Maestro Vladimir Lande conducting,  and the celebrated pianist Peter Laul, 2000 winner of the International Scriabin Piano Competition in Moscow.    On  February 13th acclaimed Russian pianist  Polina Osetinskaya, who was only 6 when she performed in her first international concert,  will be coming to us directly from her February 11th  Carnegie Hall appearance.  On our stage, she will be the soloist with the Russian State Symphony Orchestra led by Maestro Valieri  Polyansky.   On February 17th we complete our international schedule with world renowned violinist Joshua Bell who will be the featured soloist and conductor of the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields.  

From America, we will again be presenting The Brevard Symphony Orchestra with three stellar concerts as well as the ever popular Children’s Concert.   On February 7th the Annual “Pops” concert is A Sinatra Valentine with Michael Andrew singing Frank’s greatest hits.   On March 13th  Maestro Confessore will feature Amy Porter, one of America’s most gifted flutists, in a tour de force for flute and orchestra, Michael Daugherty’s Trail of Tears.    Our season closes on April 3rd  highlighting violin sensation Paul Huang performing the  fabulous Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto in D major.

We invite you to join us for enjoyable evenings of symphonic music performed by the world’s finest orchestras.



W. Stephen Leary,  President