Indianapolis symphony to perform Prince’s biggest hits

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

Musician Prince performs onstage at the 36th Annual NAACP Image Awards on March 19, 2005 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra plans to pay tribute to Prince this fall with a special concert showcasing some of the late artist’s greatest hits.

Conductor Brent Havens will present symphonic performances of Prince’s eclectic body of genre-fusing work on Oct. 15 at downtown Indianapolis’ Hilbert Circle Theatre.

“The Music of Prince” tribute concert will include performances of “Purple Rain,” ”Little Red Corvette” and “When Doves Cry.” The Indianapolis symphony says it’ll be one of the first symphonies to present a concert honoring Prince.

The 57-year-old singer, songwriter, arranger and instrumentalist died April 21 of an accidental drug overdose at his Minnesota home.

Prince Roger Nelson sold over 100 million records worldwide. His music melded a wide range of genres, including pop, funk, R&B, folk-rock, hip-hop and jazz.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.