JCFA Composers’ Orchestra at Butler University, Thursday Oct. 1: FREE Music Event

Butler University’s School of Music presents yet another Jordan College of Fine Arts Composers’ Orchestra performance on Thursday, October 1, 2009. This Indianapolis music performance starts at 8:00 pm in the Eidson Duckwall Recital Hall. As always these Indianapolis music performances are free and open to all Indianapolis people.

The Composers’ Orchestra at Butler University dates back to 1985 when Composer-in-Residence Michael Schelle had the idea to give young composers a performance platform from which to grow. The Jordan College of Fine Arts Composers’ Orchestra, also known as “New Music Ensemble,” is dedicated to the preservation and presentation of music by “not-dead-yet” composers. Students enrolled in the School of Music’s program have the opportunity to work their new compositions with an ensemble of musicians. In presenting this work to the public, they can receive feed back and learn by doing an entire process of composition.

The versatile, energetic, action-packed Jordan College of Fine Arts Composers’ Orchestra programs consist of new works by many JCFA student composers as well as twentieth-century/avant garde classics and experimental new music by highly-respected contemporary composers from across the United States and abroad.

Featured guest composers with the Jordan College of Fine Arts Composers’ Orchestra over the past two decades have included George Crumb, John Adams, Chinary Ung, Christopher Young (film composer of Species, Hellraiser, and more), Paul Chihara, David Stock, Dinos Constantinides, Karel Husa, Jim Fox, Elliott Schwartz, James Mobberley, Henry Gwiazda, Rocky Reuter, Masao Honma (Tokyo) and Aleksander Vujik (Prague).  Since the middle of the 1980s, the JCFA Composers’ Orchestra has racked up nearly 100 concerts on and off campus.

Come this Thursday, October 1 to the Eidson Duckwall Recital Hall on Butler University’s Campus. Enjoy a free Indianapolis event as you see the up and coming stars of Indianapolis arts and Indianapolis culture. Make an evening of it by visiting the nearby Indianapolis cultural district, Broad Ripple Village. Sample a plethora of local food and brews and any number of Indianapolis bars and Indianapolis restaurants.

For more information about this and other free events at Butler University, visit their website. The standards of excellence in Indianapolis education are set extremely high at this Indianapolis college. Find out for yourself on Thursday at 8:00 pm, what these Indianapolis kids are learning.