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At a Glance

UIndy Arts is celebrating 21 years of the Christel DeHaan Fine Arts Center with more than 100 events devoted to arts and culture. A schedule of events for the week is listed below. Admission is free to the public, unless otherwise indicated.

Through Oct. 30 

Art Exhibition: Keep It Simple

The Art Gallery (adjacent to the Ruth Lilly Performance Hall), Christel DeHaan Fine Arts Center

For additional information about these exhibitions, contact the Department of Art & Design at (317) 788-3253. The Gallery is open weekdays 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Admission is free.

This exhibition is mounted in conjunction with TEDxIndianapolis, a cross-pollinating conference featuring speakers with big ideas from the fields of technology, education, art and design, and more, organized around a powerful theme: “Keep it simple.” What do we gain when we step back and pare down to the essential elements? What happens when the simplicity principle is applied to challenges in creativity?

Thursday, Oct. 22, 8 p.m. (Free Preview)
October 23-24 & 29-31, 8 p.m.
October 25, 2 p.m. 

Theatre Production: King Lear by William Shakespeare

Ransburg Auditorium, Esch Hall

Admission: $12 general; $10 for alumni, senior citizens, groups of eight or more, and non-UIndy students with ID
Half-Price 2nd Thursday: October 29, 8 p.m. 

Long ago in ancient Britain, King Lear contemplates retirement. He will divide his empire among his three daughters, as there are no male heirs to inherit the throne. Lear plans to give the largest portion of his kingdom to the daughter who professes to love him the most. He is certain he knows which daughter that will be, but are his instincts correct?

The lead role will be played by professional theatre veteran and longtime UIndy faculty member Jim Ream, and alumni will serve in various backstage roles. 

Friday, Oct. 23, 7:30 p.m.

Masterclasses: Voice Masterclass

Ruth Lilly Performance Hall, Christel DeHaan Fine Arts Center

For more information, please call (317) 788-3255.

Daniel Narducci

Baritone Daniel Narducci has appeared on stages from Lincoln Center in New York to the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. He has performed in concert with many of the world’s most prestigious orchestras and opera companies, appeared worldwide on musical theatre stages, and been seen in television productions by PBS and the BBC.

Upcoming Events

Sunday, Oct. 25, 5 p.m.

Student Concerts & Recitals: Mid-Semester Choral Concert

Ruth Lilly Performance Hall, Christel DeHaan Fine Arts Center

More information is available at (317) 788-3255.

Paul Krasnovsky, director

Monday, Oct. 26, 7:30 p.m.

Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra: Mozart by Moonlight

Ruth Lilly Performance Hall, Christel DeHaan Fine Arts Center

Single tickets are $20 general admission, $15 for seniors, and $10 for students; season subscriptions also are available. For tickets and information, phone (317) 808-BACH (2224), or visit www.indybaroque.org. IBO concerts at UIndy are free to all UIndy students, faculty, and staff.

Mozart’s hit single, Eine kleine Nachtmusik (“A Little Night Music”), takes star billing in this sparkling program of orchestral music from the later 18th century. The IBO’s artistic director and conductor, world renowned historical flutist Barthold Kuijken, solos in Mozart’s Flute Concerto in G, K. 313/285c. Mozart’s best earlier symphony, No. 29 in A Major, K. 201/186a, and a contemporaneous work, Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach’s Symphony in F, beautifully illustrate the rise of the symphonic genre in 18th-century Europe.

Tuesday, Oct. 27, 7:30 p.m.

Student Concerts & Recitals: Evening of Song

Ruth Lilly Performance Hall, Christel DeHaan Fine Arts Center

For more detailed information about specific concerts, call (317) 788-3255.

Kathleen Hacker, director

UIndy Arts is celebrating 21 years of the Christel DeHaan Fine Arts Center with more than 100 events devoted to arts and culture. A schedule of events for the week is listed below. Admission is free to the public, unless otherwise indicated.

Through Oct. 30 

Art Exhibition: Keep It Simple

The Art Gallery (adjacent to the Ruth Lilly Performance Hall), Christel DeHaan Fine Arts Center

For additional information about these exhibitions, contact the Department of Art & Design at (317) 788-3253. The Gallery is open weekdays 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Admission is free.

This exhibition is mounted in conjunction with TEDxIndianapolis, a cross-pollinating conference featuring speakers with big ideas from the fields of technology, education, art and design, and more, organized around a powerful theme: “Keep it simple.” What do we gain when we step back and pare down to the essential elements? What happens when the simplicity principle is applied to challenges in creativity?

Monday, Oct. 12, 7:30 p.m.

Faculty Artist Concert Series: UIndy Brass

Ruth Lilly Performance Hall, Christel DeHaan Fine Arts Center

For more information, call (317) 788-3255. Concerts are free to the public.

Larry Powell, Vu Nguyen, Brenda Clark, trumpets; Ashley Cumming, horn; Freddie Mendoza, trombone; Glen Dimick, tuba; Rebecca Sorley, piano

UIndy brass faculty present an evening of solos, duos, trios, quintets, and sextets chosen from the standard repertoire, along with recent works and transcriptions.

Tuesday, Oct. 13, 7:30 p.m.

Student Concerts & Recitals: Jazz Combo

Ruth Lilly Performance Hall, Christel DeHaan Fine Arts Center

For more detailed information about specific concerts, call (317) 788-3255.

Freddie Mendoza, director

Wednesday, Oct. 14, 7:30 p.m.

Jazz at UIndy: Vocalist Rachel Caswell

Ruth Lilly Performance Hall, Christel DeHaan Fine Arts Center

More information is available at (317) 788-3251.

Jazz vocalist Rachel Caswell is best known for her improvisational prowess and her pinpoint accuracy of pitch and rhythm, but audiences are increasingly drawn to her depth of delivery and interpretation of popular song. Her new album All I Know: Duets with Dave Stryker & Jeremy Allen (2015) elicited the following response from renowned jazz vocalist Sheila Jordan: “Rachel is a wonderful singer with a deep feeling and a fantastic improvisational talent complemented by a lovely rich sound.” This concert will mark her University of Indianapolis debut. 

Thursday, Oct. 15, 7:30 p.m.

Student Concerts & Recitals: Jazz Ensemble

Ruth Lilly Performance Hall, Christel DeHaan Fine Arts Center

More information is available at (317) 788-3255.

Freddie Mendoza, director 

Upcoming Events

Thursday, Oct. 22, 8 p.m. (Free Preview)
October 23-24 & 29-31, 8 p.m.
October 25, 2 p.m. 

Theatre Production: King Lear by William Shakespeare

Ransburg Auditorium, Esch Hall

Admission: $12 general; $10 for alumni, senior citizens, groups of eight or more, and non-UIndy students with ID
Half-Price 2nd Thursday: October 29, 8 p.m. 

Long ago in ancient Britain, King Lear contemplates retirement. He will divide his empire among his three daughters, as there are no male heirs to inherit the throne. Lear plans to give the largest portion of his kingdom to the daughter who professes to love him the most. He is certain he knows which daughter that will be, but are his instincts correct?

The lead role will be played by professional theatre veteran and longtime UIndy faculty member Jim Ream, and alumni will serve in various backstage roles. 

Friday, Oct. 23, 7:30 p.m.

Masterclasses: Voice Masterclass

Ruth Lilly Performance Hall, Christel DeHaan Fine Arts Center

For more information, please call (317) 788-3255.

Daniel Narducci

Baritone Daniel Narducci has appeared on stages from Lincoln Center in New York to the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. He has performed in concert with many of the world’s most prestigious orchestras and opera companies, appeared worldwide on musical theatre stages, and been seen in television productions by PBS and the BBC.

Sunday, Oct. 25, 5 p.m.

Student Concerts & Recitals: Mid-Semester Choral Concert

Ruth Lilly Performance Hall, Christel DeHaan Fine Arts Center

More information is available at (317) 788-3255.

Paul Krasnovsky, director