“The musicians and I are incredibly excited to bring the Indigo Girls’ repertoire of songs to even more vivid life in a performance that marries the deep lyrics and unique vocals of the duo with the transformative power of the orchestra.” Grant O’Brien, Assistant Conductor.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (PRWEB) January 17, 2023
The Indigo Girls, Emily Saliers and Amy Ray, will perform live with the Jacksonville Symphony on April 21, 2023, in the Jim & Jan Moran Theater, Jacksonville Center for the Performing Arts.
“It is an absolute honor to play alongside talented, iconic performers like Emily and Amy,” said Grant O’Brien, Assistant Conductor. “The musicians and I are incredibly excited to bring the Indigo Girls’ repertoire of songs and evocative storytelling to even more vivid life in a performance that marries the deep lyrics and unique vocals of the duo with the transformative power of the orchestra.”
With a legacy of releases and countless U.S. and international tours behind them, the Indigo Girls have forged their own way in the music business. Selling over 14 million records, the Indigo Girls are the only duo with top 40 titles on the Billboard 200 in the '80s, '90s, '00s and '10s. In 2012, Saliers and Ray embarked on a bold new chapter, collaborating with a pair of orchestrators to prepare larger-than-life arrangements of their songs to perform with symphonies around the country. The duo found an elusive sonic sweet spot with the project, creating a seamless blend of folk, rock, pop, and classical that elevated their songs to new heights without scarifying any of the emotional intimacy and honesty that have defined their music for decades.
“When I hear the symphony come in, it’s a convergence of a lot of feelings,” says Saliers. “First, you can’t believe your good fortune that it’s really happening, and then you’re hit with the power of this enormous, full orchestra coming from behind you. Even when we play by ourselves now, I can’t perform these songs without hearing the orchestra in my head.”
The band has racked up a slew of Gold and Platinum records, taken home a coveted GRAMMY Award, and earned the respect of high-profile peers and collaborated from Michael Stipe to Joan Baez. NPR’s Mountain Stage called the group “one of the finest folk duos of all time” while Rolling Stone said, “they personify what happens when two distinct sensibilities, voices, and worldviews come together to create something transcendentally its own.”
The Indigo Girls will take the stage in the Moran Theater to perform with the Jacksonville Symphony, including a twenty-minute intermission.
In addition to single tickets, the Jacksonville Symphony is also offering a unique way to experience this night of musical excellence. Limited VIP packages are available, allowing guests to experience the concert from a private VIP seating area in front of the stage at bistro-style tables of four. VIPs will have exclusive access to a private, cash bar both pre-concert and during intermission and will receive a complimentary glass of champagne, a Jacksonville Symphony goodie bag and a commemorative VIP Badge.
Single tickets and exclusive VIP Passes will go on sale to the public February 6, 2023. To learn more and secure tickets while they last, visit JaxSymphony.org.