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Music preview for February

Anne Reynolds, Ariana Kim and Michael Strauss performing in the FAS on February 1.
Anne Reynolds, Ariana Kim and Michael Strauss performing in the FAS on February 1.
Nayt Rundquist

The University of Indianapolis’s Ruth Lilly Performance Hall puts on many wonderful musical performances every week. With so much hustle and bustle in the average modern life, it can be quite easy to overlook and miss out on some fantastic shows without even realizing it. Fear not, this page will become a handy preview for upcoming concerts and a great way to keep up with the musical happenings on campus. The following are just a handful of the shows coming up in February to be aware of. Be sure to drop in and enjoy the experience.

Opera Theatre “Too Many Sopranos” by Edwin Penhorwood

With artistic director Kathleen Hacker, musical director James Caraher and stage director Mark Gilgallon, students of the vocal department will be performing the comical opera “Too Many Sopranos” written by Indiana University’s Edwin Penhorwood. Performances will be held Friday, February 12 and Saturday, February 13 at 7:30 p.m. tickets are free and seats are guaranteed!

Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra
On Monday, February 15th, Belgian conductor Barthold Kuijken will lead the IBO in its celebration of Black History Month with music from 18th Century Afro-Carribean composer Chavalier de Saint-Georges among other composers of the era. Tickets are $20 for the general public, $15 for seniors, $5 for students, and free for University of Indianapolis faculty, students and staff.

Festival of Winds & Percussion

Featuring the University of Indianapolis Symphonic Wind Ensemble and a Festival Band comprised of select High School students from around Central Indiana. Director James Spinazzola will present a night full of impressive student musicians sure to delight any fan of wind ensemble and/or concert band music. The show is Friday, February 19th at 7:30, and tickets are free.

Faculty Artist Series: Bossa Rio Sextet

Lead by Tenor Saxophonist Harry Miedema, the Bossa Rio sextet is comprised of all star musicians Trombonists Brent Wallarab and Rich Dole, Pianist Claude Sifferlen, Bassist Joel Deal and Drummer Kevin Johnson. This jazz sextet will be performing many stellar compositions including many by their own members. The all-star group is sure to provide a must see concert for any fan of jazz music on Monday, February 22 at 7:30.

Jazz Week
February 23-27 is Jazz Week at University of Indianapolis. Every night this week will feature prominent jazz combos and big bands of local, regional, and national renown. For a full schedule, click here.

All of these shows are guaranteed to be amazing musical experiences. Be sure to attend at least one of them for a great show.

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