“Bach, Handel, Mozart, & Haydn: GREAT Music from the Fab Four” featuring THSO Principal Cello, SeungAh Hong

 November 7, 2020 at 4:30pm at Maryland Community Church (4700 S. Highway 46)

[Terre Haute, IN] – Join Indiana’s oldest professional symphony orchestra for Haydn’s immensely popular C-major Cello Concerto performed by the symphony’s Principal Cellist, SeungAh Hong. As an early music specialist, Hong will perform the work alongside her THSO colleagues as it might have been performed during its premiere in the 1760s at Esterházy.  

Hong notes, “I love playing with my THSO colleagues because we all share the same goal of creating music to make the world a better place. Everyone in the orchestra pours their heart into their music making, and I find this so inspiring as an artist.” 

The THSO will also feature Concertmaster, Daniel Aizenshtadt, and Associate Concertmaster, Richard Henry Jenkins, for the second movement of Bach’s Concerto for Two Violins, one of Bach’s most successful works. Aizenshtadt reflected on his passion for music and performing with the THSO, “Very few orchestras in the world are as high level as the THSO, and it is a true blessing to be able to perform in such an orchestra. Each and every performance is exciting, energetic, and unique.”  

Also on the program is Handel’s famous “The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba” from his oratorio, Solomon. Audiences will recognize this popular work from the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games and is often heard in film and TV productions. The THSO will also perform Mozart’s light and whimsical Country Dances, a piece that was very popular during Vienna’s Carnival season.  

Tickets & Seating

Season Ticket Holders

2020-2021 Season Ticket Holders will receive colored admission tickets in the mail which will grant them access to seating beginning at 3:30pm.

Single Tickets

Single tickets may be purchased online at www.thso.org by scrolling down to Events and clicking the Buy Tickets button next to the Bach, Handel, Mozart & Haydn event. Patrons will have the option to print their ticket at home, pick them up at the THSO office, pick them up at a Will Call table at the venue, or receive their tickets by mail. Tickets will be available for online purchase through Saturday November 7.

Single tickets may also be purchased with a card over the phone by calling the THSO office at (812) 242-8476 until Friday November 6 at 5pm.  

Single ticket holders will be granted access to the venue beginning at 4pm on November 7. 

Tickets will not be available for purchase at the venue due to COVID-19 restrictions.  


Every other row of seats in the auditorium will be roped off to help ensure social distancing. Ushers will direct patrons to open rows and appropriately space parties 2-3 seats apart. Platinum tickets will be seated in the center of the auditorium, gold tickets will be on either side of the platinum section, and silver tickets will be seated on the outer wings and in the back of the auditorium. 


Masks are REQUIRED at all times. Patrons will not be granted entry into the facility without a mask. Our staff, musicians, and volunteers will be wearing masks for the safety of our patrons. A limited quantity of masks will be available free to patrons who are not able to bring their own.


Parking is available in the front of the venue. Please proceed to the large center doors on the front side of the building to enter the venue.


This concert is proudly sponsored by the Terre Haute Symphony League. The Guest Artist sponsor for SeungAh Hong is Robert E. Cowden, a gift from the Cowden Family in loving memory of Corinne L. Cowden. The THSO is excited to welcome a new sponsor to the symphony family, Fireplace World, as a Concert Partner for this event. The THSO is also very grateful to the Maryland Community Church for allowing us to perform in their auditorium. 

 About the Guest Artist

SeungAh Hong has been praised for her distinctive sound, poetic interpretation, intensely expressive music making, and commanding stage presence. Born in Korea, Ms. Hong began cello lessons at the age of 6 and made her orchestral debut at the age of 13 with In- Korean Symphony Orchestra, performing Boccherini’s Cello Concerto. SeungAh received an Artist Diploma in Solo Cello and earned a master’s degree in both cello and baroque cello from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. SeungAh has won many competitions, including Osaka International Music, the Indianapolis Matinee Musicale, the Kuttner Quartet, the IU Cello Concerto, the Kumho Asiana Young Artist Concert Audition, the Ujung Arts Center Rising Star Concert, and the Ewon Arts Center Young Artist Auditions. 

In her free time, Ms. Hong is a passionate cook and loves going to the farmers’ markets to source local ingredients. She also enjoys hiking, baking and drinking champagne!


Samantha Johnson-Helms, Executive Director, Terre Haute Symphony Orchestra


 Terre Haute Symphony Orchestra

25 N 6th Street

Terre Haute, IN 47807