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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.

February 20 Through March 15

Art Exhibition: Herencia

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

The multicultural arts organization Nopal Cultural presents this visual art exhibition showcasing work from national, international, and local artists. Herencia (the Spanish word for heritage) showcases artists who are working in themes inspired by Latin American heritage.

Sunday, March 5, 4 p.m.

Mid-Semester Choral Concert: An Afternoon of French Music

Ruth Lilly Performance Hall, Christel DeHaan Fine Arts Center.

Paul Krasnovsky, director

A wide-ranging program featuring music of the French-speaking world from the last five centuries. Works from the Americas and France include music by Josquin, Messiaen, Debussy, Ravel, Daunais, and Guillaume.

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

Secrets from the Masters

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

Zachary DePue and Austin Hartman, violins; Michael Isaac Strauss, viola, Austin Huntington, cello; with guest cellist Mark Kosower

The second concert presented by The Indianapolis Quartet this season opens with the soaring lyricism of Haydn’s “Lark” Quartet followed by the powerful yet concise Seventh String Quartet by Dmitri Shostakovich, written in 1960 Soviet Union. The evening culminates with Mark Kosower—renowned recitalist, soloist, and principal cellist of the Cleveland Orchestra—joining the quartet for a performance of the richly romantic String Quintet in C Major, D. 956, by Franz Schubert, his final complete work written in 1828. RSVP online to let us know you are coming.

 

Thursday, March 9, 7:30 p.m.

Symphonic Wind Ensemble and Chamber Orchestra

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.

Saturday, March 11, 11 a.m.–7 p.m.

Maurer Young Musicians Contest

Ruth Lilly Performance Hall, Christel DeHaan Fine Arts Center

Young musicians from around the state will compete in the annual Michael Ben and Illene Komisarow Maurer Young Musicians Contest, a project of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra Association. Preliminary auditions are Saturday; finalists perform Sunday. The competition attracts some of the finest young musicians from across Indiana; many have extensive performing experience as soloists. Auditions are open to the public. For more information, call the ISO Association at 317-262-4068.

Upcoming Events

Sunday, March 12, 11 a.m.–7 p.m.

Maurer Young Musicians Contest

Ruth Lilly Performance Hall, Christel DeHaan Fine Arts Center

Young musicians from around the state will compete in the annual Michael Ben and Illene Komisarow Maurer Young Musicians Contest, a project of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra Association. Preliminary auditions are Saturday; finalists perform Sunday. The competition attracts some of the finest young musicians from across Indiana; many have extensive performing experience as soloists. Auditions are open to the public. For more information, call the ISO Association at 317-262-4068.

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

Admission: $15; $5 for seniors; free for ages 18 and younger, college students with ID

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 Shawn Imboden on tenor sax. Come experience an evening of intimate jazz and toe-tapping blues from some of Indy’s finest.