The Ensemble Music Society is an Indianapolis musical organization that was established in 1944 by Leonard Strauss and other Indianapolis residents who displayed a love for chamber music. Volunteers organized the Society’s first concert at the Indiana War Memorial located in downtown Indianapolis; a performance that was to set the stage for a series devoted to bringing the finest chamber music from around the nation and the world to Indianapolis music lovers.
In addition to the annual concert series of nationally and internationally renowned trios and quartets, sharing these talented artists with Indianapolis schools is another part of the mission of the Ensemble Music Society. Concerts are typically held in the intimate setting of the 300-seat Basile Theater in the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana Historical Center in Indianapolis. Lisa Brooks, a PhD from Butler University, gives a pre-concert lecture to interested audience members concerning the history and content of the music selections.
Chamber ensembles performing for the society in 2011/2012 will include Cuarteto Casals, The Morgenstern Trio, Christopher O’Riley, piano, and Matt Haimovitz, cello, The Harlem String Quartet, and the Artemis Quartet. Single tickets are $30 each, with Indianapolis children ages 18 and under gaining free admission. Students ages 19 to 25 are $10 with ID.
Further information about the Ensemble Music Society‘s current concert series is available at www.ensemblemusic.org.
Ensemble Music Society
P.O. Box 40188
Indianapolis, IN 46240