Music on the Monon

Presented by the Indianapolis Art Center

 

This winter and spring season, The Indianapolis Art Center and several local music organizations are collaborating to host “Music on the Monon,” a series of five orchestral performances spanning a wide variety of classical, instrumental genres.

 

The partnership includes the Indianapolis Art Center, Studio in Bloom, Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra, Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra, and Echoing Air. The project hopes to provide an opportunity for the Broad Ripple and greater Indianapolis community to come together and experience arts both audio and visual.

 

All performances will be held inside the Art Center’s auditorium at 3 pm on their scheduled date. Admission to these family-friendly events ranges between $5 and $20.

 

In addition to concert performances, the Art Center’s galleries will be open to peruse its several exhibitions on display. A full schedule of the Music on the Monon series follows below:

 

1/27/19: Indy Baroque presents "Growing Up Baroque"

2/3/19: Echoing Air presents “Cupid’s Dart”

3/10/19: Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra presents "Intimate, Classic, Original"

3/31/19: Echoing Air presents “With Rival Notes"

4/14/19 Studio in Bloom presents "Hesitation Killed the Cat"

 

All concerts begin at 3 PM.

 

Ticket prices are as follows:

 

PRESALE:
Adult: $15
Student: $5
Senior: $10

 

DAY OF CONCERT:
Adult: $20
Student: $5
Senior: $15

 

Tickets are nonrefundable and nontransferable.

 

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Indy Baroque presents "Growing Up Baroque"

Sunday, January 27, 2019 at 3-4:30 PM

Frank M. Basile Auditorium at the Indianapolis Art Center

 

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Join us for the inaugural concert of the new Music on the Monon series at the Indianapolis Art Center.

 

Experience "Growing Up Baroque," with music by Geminiani, Marais, Bach, and Vivaldi! IndyBaroque Music, Inc. team up with the Indianapolis Suzuki Academy to showcase iconic period pieces from the Suzuki books, performed on Baroque instruments in a historically-informed performance style.

 

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The Indy Baroque Chamber Players, founded in 2017, is an ensemble consisting of musicians taken from the rosters of the Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra. Named one of the top 25 ensembles in celebration of Early Music America’s 25th anniversary in 2011, the Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra is dedicated to excellent and exuberant performance of 17th and 18th-century music on period instruments. The members of the Indy Baroque Chamber Players are all recognized chamber music specialists who have been working together in other formations for many years, performing throughout the United States and indeed throughout the world.

 

Tickets are nonrefundable and nontransferable.

 

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Echoing Air presents "Cupid's Dart"

Sunday, February 3, 2019 at 3-4:30 PM

Frank M. Basile Auditorium at the Indianapolis Art Center

 

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Cupid’s Dart explores and presents timeless and universal aspects of love through poetry and song of the Renaissance and Baroque periods. The listener will experience the power of love’s mystery, pain, and fulfillment.

 

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Founded and incorporated as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in 2009, Echoing Air, Inc. is a vocal ensemble with early instruments. Echoing Air’s primary mission is to facilitate the appreciation and understanding of early and contemporary music through presentation of engaging, accessible, and informative programs geared toward audiences of all ages. Programs emphasize especially the pairing of two countertenors (male altos) and two recorders. The group’s initial focus was music of late 17th Century England but now includes an expanded palate of other European chamber works of the Renaissance and Baroque periods as well as contemporary music written for countertenor and historical instruments. The ensemble is comprised of talented performers and educators who have worked with leading proponents of early music throughout Europe, Asia, and the Americas. Echoing Air’s annual concert tours have included performances throughout the Southern and Midwestern United States as well as featured concerts in Early Music festivals.

 

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ICO String Quartet presents "Intimate, Classic, Original"

Sunday, March 10, 2019 at 3-4:30 PM

Frank M. Basile Auditorium at the Indianapolis Art Center

 

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Join us for Music on the Monon at the Indianapolis Art Center as the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra String Quartet presents an “Intimate, Classic, Original” afternoon featuring the sounds of strings.

 

The Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra (ICO) reaches over 30,000 people annually through its seven-concert series, arts partner services, education/outreach programs, and radio broadcast. Marking its 34th season in 2018-2019, the ICO is under the direction of Music Director and Principal Conductor Matthew Kraemer. James Aikman serves as Composer-in-Residence. The ICO is professional Orchestra-in-Residence at the Howard L. Schrott Center for the Arts, Butler Arts Center.

 

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Echoing Air presents "With Rival Notes"

Sunday, March 31, 2019 at 3-4:30 PM

Frank M. Basile Auditorium at the Indianapolis Art Center

 

Creative artists are often spurred on to greatness by competition. In the life of composers, poets, and musical performers, this often takes the form of an audition or contest, or perhaps an attempt to impress a potential patron, employer, or love interest. This concert presents music and poetry of the Renaissance and Baroque periods inspired by personal or professional rivalry.

 

Echoing Air

 

Founded and incorporated as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in 2009, Echoing Air, Inc. is a vocal ensemble with early instruments. Echoing Air’s primary mission is to facilitate the appreciation and understanding of early and contemporary music through presentation of engaging, accessible, and informative programs geared toward audiences of all ages. Programs emphasize especially the pairing of two countertenors (male altos) and two recorders. The group’s initial focus was music of late 17th Century England but now includes an expanded palate of other European chamber works of the Renaissance and Baroque periods as well as contemporary music written for countertenor and historical instruments. The ensemble is comprised of talented performers and educators who have worked with leading proponents of early music throughout Europe, Asia, and the Americas. Echoing Air’s annual concert tours have included performances throughout the Southern and Midwestern United States as well as featured concerts in Early Music festivals.

 

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Studio in Bloom presents "Hesitation Killed the Cat

Sunday, April 14, 2019 at 3-4:30 PM

Frank M. Basile Auditorium at the Indianapolis Art Center

 

 

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In its first concert of the debut season of Music on the Monon, Studio in Bloom presents "Hesitation Killed the Cat," a concert filled with musical treasures, both old and new, and surprises around every corner. Featuring composer Michael Schelle’s brilliant piece about a cat who got in the way, written especially for Studio in Bloom, and scored for cello, bass clarinet, flute and harp.

 

Studio in Bloom:
Leela Breithaupt, Flute
Marjorie Hanna, Cello
Michael Borschel, Clarinet
Wendy Muston, Harp

 

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The musicians of Studio in Bloom are committed to cultivating accessible chamber music performances for families by providing listeners of all ages an opportunity to experience world-class chamber music in a relaxed setting. An ensemble of the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra, this core set of artists includes flute, clarinet, harp and cello. Studio in Bloom explores a wide variety of repertoire ranging from beloved favorites to rarely heard gems. Their Fall 2008 debut packed the hall and received a rave review from the Bloomington Herald-Times, “There is talent aplenty in this newly formed ensemble....Themusicians performed the music gorgeously well, every radiantly woven element of it.”

 

Educational Outreach:

As part of their mission, Studio in Bloom is committed to bringing world class chamber music to listeners of all ages and socio-economic backgrounds. They envision bringing classical music to underserved communities and venues, with an emphasis on children. A typical hour-long concert includes the rare opportunity to draw or dance while listening to the music. As excellent professional musicians who fully embrace the mission of Studio in Bloom, they believe in bringing the music to people without expecting them to conform to typical concert hall decorum. Their goal is to bring joy to people’s lives throughclassical chamber music.

 

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