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Butler School of Music Fall Schedule

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Butler University. AroundIndy.com staff photo, (c) 2012, all rights reserved.

By Marc Allan
Butler University
http://www.butler.edu/

Butler University’s School of Music will present more than 25 performances during the fall semester, including several that commemorate the 150th anniversary of the birth of composer Claude Debussy. Nearly all of them are free and open to the public without tickets. Here is the schedule:

TUESDAY, SEPT. 4

FACULTY ARTIST SERIES: KATE BOYD, PIANO

7:30 p.m., Eidson-Duckwall Recital Hall

Free of charge; no ticket required

In celebration of John Cage’s 100th birthday, Kate Boyd will be performing the complete Sonatas and Interludes for prepared piano. This work, consisting of 20 movements and lasting approximately 65 minutes, involves placing screws, bolts, nuts, and pieces of plastic and rubber between the strings of 45 of the piano’s 88 notes, transforming the sound of the piano into that of a percussion ensemble.  For program information, call (317) 940-9246.

 

TUESDAY, SEPT. 11

FACULTY ARTIST SERIES: DOUG SPANIOL, BASSOON

7:30 p.m., Eidson-Duckwall Recital Hall

Free of charge; no ticket required

For program information, call (317) 940-9246.

 

SUNDAY, SEPT. 16

SCHOOL OF MUSIC SHOWCASE

3 p.m., Clowes Memorial Hall

Free of charge; no ticket required

The Butler Wind Ensemble, Choir, Jazz Ensemble and Percussion Ensemble open the 2012 season with a gala concert showcasing the talents of a wide variety of our ensemble offerings. Featured soloist with the Wind Ensemble will be the internationally renowned tenor, Thomas Studebaker, Professor of Voice in the School of Music. Professor Studebaker will be singing “Vesti la Giubba” from Pagliacci, “Danny Boy,” and Aaron Copland’s “The Boatman’s Song” from Old American Songs.

 

TUESDAY, SEPT. 18

FACULTY ARTIST SERIES: DAVID MURRAY, CONTRABASS

7:30 p.m., Eidson-Duckwall Recital Hall

Free of charge; no ticket required

For program information, call (317) 940-9246.

 

TUESDAY, SEPT. 25

FACULTY ARTIST SERIES: DAVIS BROOKS, VIOLIN

7:30 p.m., Eidson-Duckwall Recital Hall

Free of charge; no ticket required

For program information, call (317) 940-9246.

 

SATURDAY, SEPT. 29

DEBUSSY FESTIVAL: “DEBUSSY AND THE PIANO”

7:15 p.m. pre-concert talk (Jann Parsler), 8 p.m. concert, Eidson-Duckwall Recital Hall

Free of charge; no ticket required

Works including Preludes for Piano book I (Eugenio Urrutia); Estampes (Anna Briscoe, Pagodes, La soirée dans Grenade, Jardins sous la pluie); and works for two pianos and piano four hands (Kate Boyd and Anna Briscoe), including Petite Suite, Six Epigraphes antiques, and En blanc et noir.  The Debussy Festival will also include the fall meeting of the Midwest Chapter of the American Musicological Society, September 29 and 30, Saturday 9-5 and Sunday 9-12, Lilly Hall 120. Includes the paper panel “Debussy in Contexts.”

 

SUNDAY, SEPT. 30

BUTLER SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CONCERT

2:15 p.m. pre-concert talk, 3 p.m. concert, Clowes Memorial Hall

Free of charge; no ticket required

Richard Clark will conduct the Butler Symphony Orchestra in Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune, with dancers of the Butler Ballet, Michelle Jarvis and Larry Attaway, directors; and the Trois Nocturnes  (Nuages, Fêtes, and Sirènes), with the Women of the Butler Chorale, Eric Stark, conductor.

 

TUESDAY, OCT. 2

FACULTY ARTIST SERIES: DEBUSSY FESTIVAL- “DEBUSSY AND THE VOICE”

7:30 p.m., Eidson-Duckwall Recital Hall

Free of charge; no ticket required

For program information, call (317) 940-9246.

Selections from the Cinq chansons de Banville and the Ariettes oubliées, professor Mary Ann Scott; from the Fêtes galantes books I and II, professor Katherine Kelton; the Six chansons de Charles Baudelaire, professor Tom Studebaker; and the Trois chansons de François Villon, professor Mark Gilgallon, in collaboration with pianists Catherine Bringerud and Anna Briscoe.

 

THURSDAY, OCT. 4

COMPOSER’S ORCHESTRA CONCERT

8 p.m., Eidson-Duckwall Recital Hall or Lilly Hall 112

Free of charge; no ticket required

Works by JCFA composers, guests or Butler alumni as well as masterworks from the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Contact Michael Schelle for specific program information, (317) 940-9642.

 

SUNDAY, OCT. 7

HONOR CHOIR

3 p.m., Clowes Memorial Hall

Free of charge; no ticket required

The Butler Choral department hosts Indiana’s top high school choral programs in this festival performance, celebrating the achievements of these aspiring singers. Performances will also be given by the Butler Chorale, University Choir and Out of the Dawg House.

 

TUESDAY, OCT. 9

FACULTY ARTIST SERIES: DEBUSSY FESTIVAL- “DEBUSSY AND CHAMBER MUSIC”

7:30 p.m., Eidson-Duckwall Recital Hall

Free of charge; no ticket required

For program information, call (317) 940-9246.

Selections from Trio pour violon, violoncelle, et piano, professor Davis Brooks and associates to be arranged; Sonate pour violon et piano, professors Larry Shapiro and Catherine Bringerud; the Quatuor à cordes en sol mineur, the Vero Quartet with Tricia Frasure and David Platt, violins, Michael Gagliano, viola, and Kate Burns, cello; and the  Sonate pour flûte, alto, et harpe, professors Karen Moratz, Richard Clark, and Wendy Muston.

 

TUESDAY, OCT. 16

FACULTY ARTIST SERIES: THE ORACLE TRIO- PROFESSOR KATE BOYD, PIANO WITH GUEST ARTISTS APRIL JOHNSON, VIOLIN AND PETER SEIDENBERG, CELLO

7:30 p.m., Eidson-Duckwall Recital Hall

Free of charge; no ticket required

Program: Saint-Saens: Trio #1 in F Major; Mark Mellits: Fruity Pebbles; Dvořák: “Dumky” Trio

Founded in 2005, The Oracle Trio is committed to performing celebrated classics of the chamber music literature as well as music of our time. For program information, call (317) 940-9246.

 

SUNDAY, OCT. 21

WIND ENSEMBLE CONCERT

3 p.m., Clowes Memorial Hall

Free of charge; no ticket required

The Wind Ensemble offers an exciting concert of music selected from the best of the wind band repertoire. Honoring the 100th birthday of the great American composer Morton Gould, the Wind Ensemble will perform his Ballad for Band and Prisms. Also featured on the program will be Butler Faculty member and Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra trumpeter, Allen Miller, performing the virtuosic Chronicles by New York composer Joseph Turrin.

 

TUESDAY, OCT. 23

PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE CONCERT

7:30 p.m., Clowes Memorial Hall

Free of charge; no ticket required

Under the direction of Butler University Percussion Artist-in-Residence Jon Crabiel, the Butler Percussion Ensemble promises a high-energy concert, performing styles from classical to rock, avant-garde to ragtime, Latin American to African, Brazilian to jazz. Featuring special guests: Center Grove High School Percussion Ensemble under the direction of Josh Torres.

 

SUNDAY, OCT. 28

BUTLER SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CONCERT

3 p.m., Clowes Memorial Hall

Free of charge; no ticket required

 

MONDAY, OCT. 29

BUTLER UNIVERSITY MIXED CHORAL FESTIVAL

12-5 p.m., Clowes Memorial Hall

Free of charge; no ticket required

Butler’s annual high school mixed choir festival draws hundreds of talented performers from schools across (and beyond) the state. With opportunities for shared music making, learning, vocal masterclasses and performance, participants experience the rich diversity of Butler’s musical offerings.

 

TUESDAY, OCT. 30

FACULTY ARTIST SERIES: GUEST ARTIST, WILLIAM LUDWIG, BASSOON, INDIANA UNIVERSITY

7:30 p.m., Eidson-Duckwall Recital Hall

Free of charge; no ticket required

For program information, call (317) 940-9246.

 

THURSDAY, NOV. 1

JAZZ COMBOS CONCERT

7:30 p.m., Eidson-Duckwall Recital Hall

Free of charge; no ticket required

 

FRIDAY-SATURDAY, NOV. 2-4

LYRIC THEATRE

8 p.m. Nov. 2-3; 2 p.m. Nov. 4.

Program to be announced.

 

SUNDAY, NOV. 4

CHOIR CONCERT

3 p.m., Clowes Memorial Hall

Free of charge; no ticket required.

 

MONDAY, NOV. 5

7TH ANNUAL WOMEN’S CHORAL FESTIVAL

8 a.m.-5 p.m., Atherton Union Reilly Room

Free of charge; no ticket required

Butler adjunct choral professor Cheryl West hosts this half-day festival for area high school women’s choirs. The day includes masterclasses in vocal and rehearsal techniques, choral clinics with Butler choral faculty, and performing for one another. Information: (317) 940-9287.

 

SUNDAY, NOV. 11

JAZZ ENSEMBLE CONCERT

3 p.m., Clowes Memorial Hall

Free of charge; no ticket required

The Butler University Jazz Ensembles will present an exciting program of traditional favorites as well as cutting-edge modern pieces. Joining the jazz ensembles will be the world class pianist/composer Steve Allee.

 

TUESDAY, NOV. 13

FACULTY ARTIST SERIES: MATT PIVEC, JAZZ TRIO

7:30 p.m., Eidson-Duckwall Recital Hall

Free of charge; no ticket required

For program information, call (317) 940-9246.

 

THURSDAY, NOV. 15

JCFA COMPOSER’S ORCHESTRA CONCERT

8 p.m., Eidson-Duckwall Recital Hall

Free of charge; no ticket required

Works by JCFA composers, guests or Butler alumni as well as masterworks from the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Contact Michael Schelle for specific program information: (317) 940-9642.

 

SUNDAY, DEC. 2

BUTLER WIND ENSEMBLE CONCERT: SOUNDS OF THE SEASON

6:30 p.m., John Wesley Free Methodist Church, 5900 W. 46th St.

Free of charge; no ticket required

The Wind Ensemble celebrates the holiday season with its annual concert at John Wesley Free Methodist Church. Come and enjoy an evening of the best in holiday music as we share the joy of the sounds of the season.

 

FRIDAY-SATURDAY, DEC. 7-8

REJOICE!

8 p.m., Clowes Memorial Hall

Free admisison but tickets are required for admission.  They can be obtained in person from the Clowes Hall Box Office. (Note: on performance nights, guests without tickets may be admitted at 7:45 until empty seats are gone.) Butler’s annual gift to the community continues in its 27th year! Hosted by the Butler Chorale and University Choir, this year’s concerts will also feature the musicians of the Butler Symphony Orchestra. Clowes Hall will add a $2 renovation fee to each ticket.

Indy Architects’ Home Tour, Sept. 22-23

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Architects' Home Tour, Sept. 22-23

Contractors are hard at work to put the finishing touches on the unique new home construction at 701 Shelby Street prior to the Sept. 22-23 event. AroundIndy.com staff photo, (c) 2012, all rights reserved.

By Laura Musall
On behalf of the AIA
http://www.aiahometour.org/

The Indianapolis Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) will host its popular Indy Architects’ Home Tour from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., Sept. 22-23, 2012. The self-guided tour includes seven homes in Indianapolis that offer a wide range of design styles and trends. There’s the glitzy high-rise downtown condo at 429 on the Park overlooking the American Legion Mall, a contemporary house in Fountain Square with ceilings made from re-claimed wood pallets and a one-of-a-kind metal staircase created by the designer. In Lockerbie, you’ll see how a new house can blend in with a historic neighborhood.

The biennial tour draws thousands of visitors who get a chance to peek inside some of the most creative home designs by Indianapolis architects.

Two of those former visitors, Cindy Bedrick and Doug Metrish were so inspired by a not-so-big house on the Architects’ Home Tour several years ago, they decided to work with an architect to help them design a unique home that would fit their lifestyle and their budget. Their home is featured on this year’s tour.

“We always thought architects only designed million-dollar homes, until we went on the Architects’ Tour,” Bedrick said. “We had no idea we could get a unique house with great design on a budget.”

The couple fell in love with a two-acre, wooded lot off winding Cooper Road on Indy’s near westside. Developers for years had shunned the property, because it’s in a flood plain. Architect Mark Beebe came up with a solution: By designing the house higher off the ground and on top of the garage, not only is it safe from high waters from the creek that runs through the property, it also gives the couple a bird’s eye view of all the trees through the expansive glass panels.

“The greatest benefit of the Architects’ Home Tour is that people get a rare peek into these homes, see design trends and learn about how design plays such a significant role in not only the way a home looks, but how it fits into its surroundings,” said Beebe, who also is chairman of this year’s show.

To purchase tickets ($12 in advance and $15 day of the tour at any of the houses) and see more information about the Architects’ Home Tour, go to: www.aiahometour.org.

About the Architects Home Tour

WHAT:            
A self-guided tour of seven Indianapolis homes all designed by Indianapolis architects.

WHEN:            
1 p.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 22 and Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012

WHO:             
Architects and homeowners will be available to answer questions about their homes.

WHY:              
Architects Home Tour offers the public a rare chance to see inside homes designed by Indianapolis architects. The homes represent a variety of home designs and trends.

TICKETS:         
Tickets are $15 the day of the tour, and may be purchased at any of the homes. Advance tickets are $12 and may be purchased beginning Sept. 4 online at www.aiahometour.org or at Silver in the City, 434 Massachusetts Ave. or Form+Function, 1300 E. 86th St., Students may purchase tickets for $6 in advance or $8 the day of the tour.

MORE INFO:  
www.aiahometour.org

Homes on the tour include:

*     701 Shelby Street – designer Brian Burtch, Assoc. AIA

*     429 Pennsylvania (Flat 703 and Loft 904) – architect Chris Short, AIA

*     6466 N. Illinois – architect Jim McQuiston, AIA

*     7140 Westfield Boulevard – architect Paul Puzzello

*     3925 Cooper Road – architect Mark Beebe, AIA

*     18 Lockerbie – architect Mark Demerly, AIA