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Last modified: Monday, October 8, 2007

IU Jacobs School of Music presents more than 30 events during Celebrate IU Week

Oct. 8, 2007

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music will be a source of highlights in an already superlative stretch of celebratory and history-making events during Indiana University's "Celebrate IU" week, Oct. 13-21. Several of its faculty -- famed conductors and composers, internationally known virtuoso performers and critically acclaimed singers, all of whom are major artists on the world's stage -- offer events that are free and open to the public.

During the week that features the inauguration of Michael McRobbie as IU's 18th president and the dedication of the multidisciplinary science building Simon Hall, the Jacobs School will present a wide variety of more than 30 events that include performances during the inauguration ceremony, as well as two free evening inauguration concerts.

Two-time Grammy Award-winner Sylvia McNair, soprano and senior lecturer in the Jacobs School, will solo during the inauguration on Oct. 18 with the IU Philharmonic Orchestra, singing selections she picked from Joseph Canteloube's Chants d'Auvergne. The ceremony also will include the Inaugural Fanfare composed by Professor of Music David Dzubay for this occasion and performed by six IU Herald Trumpeters. The Philharmonic, conducted by Professor of Music David Effron, will play selections from Ottorino Respighi's Pines of Rome. organist Christopher Young, professor of music, is featured in the processional and recessional of this event, which begins at 3 p.m. at the IU Auditorium.

Later that evening internationally acclaimed pianist and Jacobs School faculty member André Watts will perform Edvard Grieg's Piano Concerto in A Minor at the Presidential Inauguration Concert by the IU Philharmonic. Conducted by David Effron, the IU Philharmonic Orchestra will also perform works by Dimitri Shostakovich and Ludwig Van Beethoven. This celebratory concert in the IU Auditorium begins at 8 p.m.

Distinguished Professor of Music David N. Baker, a world-renowned composer who recently received the Kennedy Center for Performing Arts' Living Jazz Legend Award for lifetime achievement, will lead the IU Jazz Band in a second inaugural concert. Scheduled for Oct. 21 at 7 p.m. in the IU Auditorium, Baker's band will be joined by soloist Marietta Simpson, a mezzo-soprano and associate professor of music in the Jacobs School.

A complete listing of the more than 30 Jacobs School events scheduled during the week is noted below. All events are free, unless ticket prices are indicated.

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Major Events

Sunday, October 14, 2007
2 p.m. -- Baroque Orchestra -- Auer Hall
Stanley Ritchie, director
Fux: Overture in G Minor
Handel: Overture to Tolomeo
Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 4
Telemann: Water Music Suite

4 p.m. -- Guest Recital -- Auer Hall
Frederic Chiu/Read Gainsford, piano
Authentic Re-enactment of the
1837 Paris Piano Duel: Liszt vs. Thalberg
Liszt: Divertissement sur La Cavatine de Pacini, S. 419 (Niobe)
Thalberg: Fantasia sur des Motifs De Moise, Op. 33 (Rossini)
Liszt: Konzertstück in F minor, Op. 79 (after Weber)
Thalberg: Fantasia on "God Save the Queen" for piano, Op. 27

8 p.m. -- Brass Choir -- Auer Hall
Edmund Cord, director

Monday, October 15, 2007

7 p.m. -- Symphonic Choir -- Recital Hall
Ryan Endris and Adam Burnette, conductors
Ives: Celestial Country
Corigliano: Fern Hill

Tuesday, October 16, 2007
8 p.m. -- Composition Recital -- Auer Hall

8:30 p.m. -- Jazz Combo Concert -- Ford-Crawford Hall
Steve Houghton, director

Wednesday, October 17, 2007
8 p.m. -- Wind Ensemble, Concert and Symphonic Band Chamber -- Auer Hall
Stephen W. Pratt, conductor
John Rommel, Trumpet; Howard Klug, clarinet; Don Freund, piano; Kevin Meyer, drums

8:30 p.m. -- Faculty Recital -- Ford-Crawford Hall
Edmund Battersby, piano
Beethoven: Andante favori; Sonata in E-Flat Major, Op. 7
Beethoven: Ruins of Athens Variations, Op. 76; Sonata in A Major, Op. 101

Thursday, October 18, 2007
8 p.m. -- Presidential Inauguration Concert -- IU Auditorium
Philharmonic Orchestra
David Effron, conductor; André Watts, piano
Shostakovich: Festive Overture, Op. 96
Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 in C Minor, Op. 67
Grieg: Piano Concerto in A Minor, Op. 16

Friday, October 19, 2007
7 p.m. -- Opera Insights -- MAC Mezzanine
8 p.m. -- Susannah -- Musical Arts Center
Presented by IU Opera Theater
Steven Smith, conductor
Michael Ehrman, stage director
C. David Higgins, set and costume designs
Tickets: General admission:
$25 Adults; $12 Students

8 p.m. -- Guest Recital -- Auer Hall
Franz Helmerson, cello

Saturday, October 20, 2007
7 p.m. -- Opera Insights -- MAC Mezzanine

8 p.m. -- Susannah -- Musical Arts Center
Presented by IU Opera Theater
Steven Smith, conductor
Michael Ehrman, stage director
C. David Higgins, set and costume designs
Tickets: Reserved seating:
$15-35 adults; $10-20 students

8 p.m. -- New Music Ensemble -- Auer Hall
Alan Pierson, director; Ben Bolter, assistant conductor
Luca Antignani and Stefan Freund, guest composers
Aphex Twin: Cock/ver 10
Aphex Twin: Gwely Mernans
Freund: Unremixed
Antignani: Il viaggio di Humbert (world premiere)
Webern: Five Pieces Op. 10
Reich: Tehillim

Sunday, October 21, 2007
4 p.m. -- Pro Arte and Baroque Orchestra -- Auer Hall
Jeong Hoon Song, doctoral conducting recital
Bach: Missa Brevis in A Major, BWV 234

7 p.m. -- Presidential Inauguration Concert -- IU Auditorium
IU Jazz Ensemble
David N. Baker, director; Marietta Simpson, mezzo-soprano

8 p.m. -- Symphony Orchestra -- Musical Arts Center
Arthur Fagen, conductor
Rossini: Overture to La gazza ladra
Dionne: Red Grace
Brahms: Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 73


Saturday, October 13, 2007
10:30 a.m. - Lecture -- Sweeney Hall
Choral Colloquium Series: Dale Warland, Music Director, the Dale Warland Singers

Wednesday, October 17, 2007
3 p.m. -- Guest Lecture -- Ford-Crawford Hall
Lewis Lockwood and Maynard Solomon -- "Biography and Music Symposium"

Friday, October 19, 2007
12:30 p.m. -- Lecture -- M267
Musicology Colloquium Series: Phil Ford, "The Holmes Acetates: Hearing and History"


Saturday, October 13, 2007
3 p.m. -- Doctoral Recital -- Recital Hall
Rose Bellini, cello

4 p.m. - Doctoral Recital -- Auer Hall
David Nalesnik, composition

7 p.m. -- Master's Recital -- Ford-Crawford Hall
Andrea Vallejo, Traverso

8 p.m. -- Doctoral Recital -- Auer Hall
Janelle Davis, Baroque violin

Sunday, October 14, 2007
1 p.m. -- Ad Hoc Recital -- Recital Hall
Ricardo De La Torre, piano

6 p.m. -- Artist's Diploma Recital -- Auer Hall
Sulryang Lucy Cho, flute

Thursday, October 18, 2007

8 p.m. -- Junior Recital -- Auer Hall
Gabriel Gutierrez, guitar

8:30 p.m. -- Clarinet Studio Recital -- Ford-Crawford Hall
Students of James Campbell, Eli Eban and Howard Klug

Friday, October 19, 2007
7 p.m. -- Master's Recital -- Ford-Crawford Hall
Kaia En-Tzu Richards, soprano

8:30 p.m. -- Student Recital -- Ford-Crawford Hall
Todd McCready, euphonium

Sunday, October 21, 2007
1 p.m. -- Ad Hoc Recital -- Recital Hall
Sarah Marie Billing, viola

2 p.m. -- Senior Recital -- Auer Hall
Sarah E. Gibson, composition

Monday, October 22, 2007
2:30p.m. -- EMI Concerto Competition -- Recital Hall