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Two Pianos Provide Support for Indianapolis Ballet

03 Oct Two Pianos Provide Support for Indianapolis Ballet

“Without music and dance, life is a journey through a desert.”

IMG_0840With author Pat Conroy’s quote in mind, one could view the Two Piano Recital in support of Indianapolis Ballet held on October 1 as an oasis for lovers of the arts in Indianapolis.

Patrons of the special event certainly had their proverbial cups filled to the brim thanks to the artistry supplied by two world-class musicians with Circle City ties in concert pianists Marianne Tobias & Panayis Lyras. The duo paired seamlessly to tackle an hour’s worth of pieces from masters such as Mozart, Dvořák and Milhuad, delighting the audience throughout with their clear admiration for the music and companionship behind the keys.

Following updates on the continuing growth of Indianapolis Ballet by Founding Artistic Director Victoria Lyras and Board of Directors President Michael O’Brien, Tobias returned to introduce one last “refill” for the audience – a surprise performance by Indianapolis Ballet members Chris Lingner and Kristin Young. The first two founding company members gave attendees a glimpse of what to expect when Indianapolis Ballet takes to the same Toby Theatre stage they graced on Sunday, playing well off of Panayis Lyras’s emotional rendition of a complex concert etude by Alexander Scriabin – choreography for which was originally created for Victoria Lyras and the company’s new Ballet Master and Associate Artistic Director, Paul Vitali, during their Pennsylvania Ballet pairing.

If you were unable to attend the event, click here for images from the wonderful afternoon in support of Indianapolis Ballet on our Facebook home.