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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.

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

The Final Four: Basketball Meets Baroque

Ruth Lilly Performance Hall, Christel DeHaan Fine Arts Center

March Madness is a particularly exciting season, especially in Indiana, and the Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra is ready at the tip-off. The IBO, under the direction of its artistic director, Barthold Kuijken, plays music by the “Big Four” composers from the Baroque, celebrated worldwide. The program features Telemann’s Double Flute Concerto in G, with soloists Kuijken and Barbara Kallaur; Kuijken playing a solo flute concerto by Vivaldi; selections from Handel’s Water Music; and Bach’s Orchestral Suite No. 1 in C.

Wednesday, March 22, 7:30 p.m.

Kenny Phelps All-Stars

Ruth Lilly Performance Hall, Christel DeHaan Fine Arts Center

Drummer Kenny Phelps, who currently tours with Dee Dee Bridgewater and owns the Indianapolis-based Owl Music Group record label, has assembled some of Indy’s finest musicians and singers to present a concert for the University of Indianapolis. This group of all-stars showcases the talents of blues legend Mr. Tad Robinson, and rising jazz singer Mrs. Valerie Phelps, along with Steven Jones on piano, Nick Tucker on bass, and Sean Imboden on tenor sax. Come experience an evening of intimate jazz and toe-tapping blues from some of Indy’s finest. Admission: $15; $5 for seniors; free for ages 18 and younger, college students with ID.

Friday, March 24, 7:30 p.m.

In Memoriam, Edmund Battersby

Ruth Lilly Performance Hall, Christel DeHaan Fine Arts Center

Pianist Edmund Battersby was a musician of Herculean stature, equal parts intellect, passion, and poetry. Truly one of the last Romantics, his indelible manner was an unmatched inspiration for those fortunate enough to have experienced it. Gregory Martin, one of his most devoted students, offers a program of music that Prof. Battersby regularly performed and taught, including works of Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Debussy, and Schumann.

Saturday, March 25, 7:30 p.m.

Opera Scenes

Ruth Lilly Performance Hall, Christel DeHaan Fine Arts Center

 

Upcoming Events

Monday, March 27, 7:30 p.m.

"Musique adorable"

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

The opening phrase of Emmanuel Chabrier’s Ode à la Musique, “musique adorable,” could describe not only Chabrier’s own worship of music, but also the esteem in which his own works were held by composers of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Elisabeth Hoegberg and Mitzi Westra explore connections between Chabrier’s “adorable music” and that of Ravel, Poulenc, and Duparc in an evening of French music including Chabrier’s charming piano Impromptu, Poulenc’s cheeky Airs chantés, and selections from Duparc’s melodies.

Tuesday, March 28, 7:30 p.m.

Evening of Song

Ruth Lilly Performance Hall, Christel DeHaan Fine Arts Center

The UIndy Music Department boasts a wide variety of instrumental and choral ensembles featuring music majors and non-majors alike. Groups of varying sizes perform frequently throughout the year. From the UIndy Jazz Ensemble to the chamber vocal ensemble Schola, unique musical experiences await student participants and their audiences.

Wednesday, March 29, 7:30 p.m.

Honors Department Recital

Ruth Lilly Performance Hall, Christel DeHaan Fine Arts Center