The University of Indianapolis Music Department is set to host 17 Mondays celebrating the greatest composers of all time, starting this Monday, September 14. Their Gala Opening Concert for their Faculty Artist Series will feature Maestro Raymond Leppard as he tackles the classics. The concert gets underway at 7:00 pm and it free to the people of Indianapolis.
Maestro Raymond Leppard returns to the Christel DeHaan Fine Arts Center with the music of two 18th century giants: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and George Fredric Handel. Maestro Leppard is an artist in residence at the University of Indianapolis and a conductor laureate of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra.
2009 is a Handel anniversary year, and the Faculty Artists Series is ready to celebrate. In observation, Maestro Leppard will open the program with the volatile Saxon’s Overture to “Rodelinda” from 1725. Joined by violinist Ariana Kim, the newest addition to UIndy’s acclaimed music faculty, Mr. Leppard and the Festival Orchestra will play Mozart’s Concerto No. 3 in G Major, K. 216. After a brief intermission, the music of Handel returns to take center stage with a flourish in the virtuosic Chandos anthem, “Let God Arise.” For this piece University choral ensembles, faculty soloists, and the Festival Orchestra join forces under Maestro Leppard’s inspiring direction.
This is sure to be an exciting night for Indianapolis music as UIndy kicks off a season long Faculty Artist Concert Series. If you are looking for something fun in Indianapolis to break the routine of your weekly grind up, consider giving your Mondays up to these musical talents. As one of the best colleges in Indiana, the University of Indianapolis maintains its reputation for excellence in Indianapolis education.
For more information about the upcoming Faculty Artist Series visit the University of Indianapolis’s music website or call 317.788.3255.
Ruth Lilly Performance Hall
Christel DeHaan Fine Arts Center
1400 E Hanna Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46227