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.
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
These notes appear in the program for Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra’s concert on Saturday, April 21, 2018, 7:30 PM at the Schrott Center for the Arts, Butler Arts Center. Concert features: ICO Principal Viola Csaba Erdélyi as soloist for the world premiere Viola Concerto by James Aikman, The Spider’s Feast by Albert Roussel and Le Bourgeois
These notes appear in the program for Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra’s Happy Birthday Mozart concert on Saturday, January 27, 2018, 7:30 PM at the Schrott Center for the Arts, Butler Arts Center. Concert features: A world premiere by Chen-Hui Jen called in eternal dusk, Guest Artist Sean Chen performing Shostakovich Piano Concerto No. 1 and ICO
Artistic collaboration has been a core component of the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra’s mission since its inception. That spirit is emphasized this evening as we embark on an exciting creative partnership with our friends at the American Pianists Association. We welcome 2013 DeHaan Classical Fellow Sean Chen to perform Shostakovich’s Piano Concerto No. 1, a lively