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.
by Matthew Kraemer, Music Director With our opening concert just around the corner, I want to share some thoughts about our program. The advent of talking movies in the late 1920’s opened fascinating possibilities for movie makers. The integration of a full musical score was one such critical technological advancement. Music built continuity and united
ICO Welcomes Wu Man to Indy Indy music lovers are in for a treat during the lull of grey skies in January. Pipa Virtuoso Wu Man, a member of Yo Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble, will appear with the ICO on January 26 in Schrott Center for the Arts, Butler Arts Center. Here’s a PREVIEW
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