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At a Glance

UIndy Arts is celebrating 22 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.

January 17 through February 10

Art Exhibition: Letterpress Hullabaloo

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

Letterpress Hullabaloo is an invitational exhibition of contemporary printers and bookmakers that examines the continuing practice and historical context of letterpress, the original technique of printing with an inked, raised surface. Printers from around the United States were selected for this exhibition based on their Indianapolis connections, preservation of historical practices, contemporary innovations and/or unique experiences or techniques.

Monday, January 30, 7:30 p.m.

Evening of Classical Guitar

Presented by Katz Sapper & Miller. Ruth Lilly Performance Hall, Christel DeHaan Fine Arts Center

UIndy’s Nemanja Ostojić presents an evening devoted to composers from the 18th through 20th centuries: Telemann, Albéniz, Fernando Sor, and Leo Brouwer. Mr. Ostojić will perform on a Jim Friesen spruce top instrument, courtesy of Reverie Classical Guitars of Indianapolis.

Saturday, February 4, 7:30 p.m.

Jazz at UIndy: Benny Golson Quartet

Ruth Lilly Performance Hall, Christel DeHaan Fine Arts Center

The University of Indianapolis is proud to present a very special one-time performance featuring internationally famous jazz legend, composer, arranger, lyricist, producer and tenor saxophonist of world note, Benny Golson. He has played in the bands of world-famous musicians such as Benny Goodman, Dizzy Gillespie, Lionel Hampton, Earl Bostic and Art Blakey. Few jazz musicians can claim to be true innovators and even fewer can boast of a performing and recording career that literally redefines the term "jazz." He has recorded over 30 albums under his own name and innumerable ones with other major artists. A prodigious writer, Golson has written over 300 compositions and has composed and arranged music for Count Basie, John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Sammy Davis Jr., Ella Fitzgerald, Dizzy Gillespie and countless others. Admission: $15 for general public; $5 for seniors; free for UIndy faculty, staff and students.

Upcoming Events

Monday, February 6, 7:30 p.m.

War and Other Disagreements

Presented by Katz Sapper & Miller. Ruth Lilly Performance Hall, Christel DeHaan Fine Arts Center

Kathleen Hacker welcomes guests Mark Gilgallon and Sylvia Patterson Scott for another collaborative evening featuring songs about war, songs about the emotions surrounding war, and stage disagreements to be found within opera and the Great White Way. Join us for the fight of your life!

Thursday, February 16, 7:30 p.m.

Guest Composer Concert: Stephen Rush

Ruth Lilly Performance Hall, Christel DeHaan Fine Arts Center

Admission is free to the public.

UIndy welcomes guest composer Stephen Rush from the University of Michigan, where he directs the UM Digital Music Ensemble. Prof. Rush performs his own Jazz Piano Concerto with the UIndy Jazz Ensemble, led by Mark O'Connor. Also featured: Rush's Indian-influenced "Samyama" for saxophone, violin, and piano, and his Zen-inspired "Taming the Ox" for improvising ensemble, structured by Rush's own watercolor paintings.


Monday, February 20, 7:30 p.m.

Echoing Air

Presented by Katz Sapper & Miller. Ruth Lilly Performance Hall, Christel DeHaan Fine Arts Center

The period instrument ensemble Echoing Air explores the varied career of Scottish composer and countertenor John Abell with vocal and instrumental music of Baroque Scotland, England and Ireland. The ensemble adds the wire-strung Gaelic harp, an instrument popular in England and continental Europe, for a program featuring the music of Henry Purcell, John Blow and other Restoration composers.