By Matthew Kraemer, Music Director Great composers have often created art as a reaction to the turbulent times in which they lived. Our January concert featured two powerful works written during, or about, dark chapters in Russian and American history. Dmitri Shostakovich’s Eighth String Quartet was composed over a three-day period in early July 1960.
Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra’s Kiss Me Kate features local and national talent! We are pleased to introduce you to the Broadway performers playing our lead characters – Fred Graham and Lilli Vanessi. Michele Ragusa (Lilli Vanessi/”Katherine”) is thrilled to be sharing the stage, once again, with Maestro Matthew Kraemer! Previously, they have wowed audiences with concert
I have always been drawn to the great musicals of Broadway’s golden era: those works created from the 1940s through 1960s. The musicals of Rodgers and Hammerstein, Lerner and Loewe, Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, and Leonard Bernstein, to name a few of the towering figures of the era, were generally scored with a rich orchestral
Music Director Matthew Kraemer and Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra present Cole Porter’s Kiss Me Kate featuring Broadway artists, Ben Davis and Michele Ragusa. The semi-staged production directed by James Brennan welcomes a 16-voice chorus and area talent in this one-of-a-kind experience. Performances scheduled Saturday, May 19 at 7:30 PM and Sunday, May 20 at 3 PM
Indiana State University Contemporary Music Festival/ Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra Composition Competition Call for Scores, Application deadline: June 1, 2018 The 52nd Contemporary Music Festival, sponsored by the Indiana State University School of Music, proudly announces the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra Composition Competition. Submitted compositions will be judged by a screening panel chosen by the Indianapolis Chamber