The Etherredge Center and Aiken Symphony Orchestra present THE INDIGO GIRLS WITH SYMPHONY.
Known for their folk-rock music, Amy Ray and Emily Saliers, the two halves of the Indigo Girls are set to wow CSRA audiences as they appear for the first time in Aiken, with the Aiken Symphony Orchestra. Celebrating their successful four-decade-long career, the program features Indigo Girls’ popular hits like “Galileo,” “Kid Fears,” “Closer to Fine,” and “Making Promises” accompanied by ASO. “When I hear the symphony come in, it’s a convergence of a lot of feelings,” says Emily Saliers, one-half of the iconic Indigo Girls. “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." In 2012, Emily and her Indigo Girls partner, Amy 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. It was a challenging endeavor, to say the least, but the Grammy®-winning duo managed to find that elusive sonic sweet spot with the project, creating a seamless blend of folk, rock, pop and classical that elevated their songs to new emotional heights without sacrificing any of the emotional intimacy and honesty that have defined their music for decades. Now, after more than 50 performances with symphonies across America, the experience has finally been captured in all its grandeur on the band’s stunning new album, Indigo Girls Live with The University of Colorado Symphony Orchestra.
This one-night only, special event is a collaboration between the Etherredge Center and the Aiken Symphony Orchestra. House doors open at 7:00, and the concert begins at 7:30.