Experience “Iconic Music” featuring Vaughan Williams
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Dana Stone
Indianapolis-(November 7, 2022) Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra (ICO) is preparing for its second concert of the 2022-2023 season: Iconic Music featuring Vaughan Williams. This concert features an unlikely trio of soloists on harp, harpsichord, and piano. Harpist, Wendy Muston, harpsichordist, Thomas Gerber, and pianist, Eric Zuber, will capture audiences with Frank Martin’s Petite Symphonie Concertante. This concert also celebrates Vaughan Williams 150th birth year (2020) with his Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis and his lesser-known work, Running Set. Concluding the performance is Haydn’s iconic Symphony No. 99. The evening will also feature a performance by Indianapolis Suzuki Academy violin students prior to the concert.
Wendy Muston (Harp) is the principal harpist and a founding member of the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra and the second harpist with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. She is also an instructor of harp, most notably at Butler University. Ms. Muston attended Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music where she earned her music performance degree. She has performed with some of the world’s most beloved musicians, including Johnny Mathis, Josh Grobin, Tony Bennett, Luciano Pavarotti, Gladys Knight, and Sandi Patty, as well as with the groups ELO and the Moody Blues. She performs regularly in chamber recitals and studio sessions with her colleagues. In her role as a member of the board for the Metropolitan School District of Lawrence Township, Muston advocates for arts education and works closely with administration and music teachers to encourage harp as a possibility for music students.
Eric Zuber (Piano) has established himself as one of the leaders of a new generation of American pianism. Dr. Zuber is a recipient of major prizes from twelve of the world’s most prestigious international piano competitions including Arthur Rubinstein, Cleveland, Seoul, Sydney, Dublin, Hastings, Honens, and the Piano-e-Competition, and was named aLaureate of the American Pianist Association Classical Fellowship Awards. He was given the Arthur Rubinstein Prize by The Juilliard School. Dr. Zuber is also a two-time recipient of the Gina Bachauer Prize at Juilliard. Dr. Zuber has made solo appearances at the Kennedy Center, Carnegie’s Weill Recital Hall, the Sydney Opera House, and Severance Hall. After making his orchestral debut at the age of twelve with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, he has gone on to perform with many of the major orchestras in the United States and abroad. Dr. Zuber is dedicated to helping the next generation of aspiring young artists. He was recently named Assistant Professor of Piano at the Michigan State University School of Music. Eric holds degrees from the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University (B.M., A.D., D.M.A.), the Curtis Institute of Music (Diploma), and the Juilliard School (M.M).
Thomas Gerber (Harpsichord) is a founding member of the Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra and Ensemble Voltaire. A graduate of Hillsdale College and Ball State University, Gerber received a Master of Music degree in harpsichord and early music performance practice from Indiana University. Mr. Gerber has held positions as assistant professor of music and humanities at Marian University as well as the teaching faculties of the University of Indianapolis and Butler University. His continuo keyboard skills are highly sought after by period instrument groups and modern orchestras alike. He has performed with the Ann Arbor-based 17th-century-music chamber quintet Anaphantasia, the liturgical early music ensemble Musik Ekklesia, and other period-instrument early-music groups including Alchymy, Catacoustic Consort, the Callipygian Players, Pills to Purge Melancholy, Ars Antigua Chicago, and Haydn-by-the-Lake. He also performs regularly with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra and the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra. He has appeared at the Early Music Festival of St. Louis, the Bloomington Early Music Festival, and the Tropical Baroque Festival. He can be heard on the Dorian, Concordia, Indie Barock, and Catalpa Classics labels.
Saturday, November 19th, 2022, 7:30 PM
Schrott Center for the Arts: 610 W. 46th St., Indianapolis, IN 46208
Single Tickets: $35-40
Duet Pack (2) $65-$75, Chamber Choice (4) at $120-$140
Buy online at www.icomusic.org or call us at 317-940-9607
Vaughan Williams – Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
Frank Martin – Petite Symphonie Concertante
Wendy Muston, Harp
Eric Zuber, Piano
Thomas Gerber, Harpsichord
Vaughan Williams – Running Set
Haydn – Symphony No. 99, E-Flat Major
Music Director, Matthew Kraemer, will continue to bring both innovative and classic programming to the ICO this season. Kraemer states, “The ICO’s 2022-2023 season consists of superb music spanning almost 350 years and representing 11 different countries, featuring works by five living composers, three female composers, and celebrating two composer anniversaries.” Kraemer is particularly excited for three projects long delayed due to the pandemic: Jennifer Higdon’s consortium commission, the 1931 classic film Frankenstein, and Beethoven’s monumental opera Fidelio.” Audiences will return to Schrott Center for the Arts at full capacity to fully immerse themselves in ICO’s Intimate-Classic-Original experience once again.
A four-ticket Chamber Choice pack, a two-ticket Duet pack, and single tickets are on sale NOW. Each package includes exclusive benefits such as complimentary access to season compilation videos, free ticket exchanges, lost ticket replacement, priority seating, and personalized customer service. Ticket packages offer savings on prices and ticket fees.