The Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra teams up with the American Pianists Association for a conversation and concert with Adam Golka at the Indiana History Center. Golka is the 2009 Max I. Allen Classical Fellow of the American Pianists Association. This Indianapolis music event on Saturday, January 23 is $25.00 for Indianapolis people and $10.00 for Indianapolis kids with a valid student ID. The Indianapolis arts event gets underway at 5:30 pm with a concert from pianist Adam Golka with Kirk Trevor conducting, followed by a conversation with the Indianapolis musician about his compositions.
At only twenty two years old, Adam Golka has accomplished a lot in his young career. In 2008 he won the Gilmore Young Artist Award and most recently took his seat as an American Pianist Association Fellow in 2009. With nearly 300 concerts under his belt since 2003, Golka has an extensive and varied repertoire. He bounded onto the musical scene at the young age of 16 taking first place at the second China Shanghai International Piano Competition. He has performed across the United States and around the world including Atlanta, Houston, Indianapolis, Phoenix, Grand Rapids, Shanghai, Guadalajara, France and Poland. Having taken the stage in some of the world’s most famous venues such as Carnegie Hall, Musashino Hall in Tokyo and Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Golka’s passport is practically full.
Golka is a first generation American, born of Polish parents who fled their Communist-controlled country in the 1980s. Born and raised in Houston, Texas, Golka first leaped to intense study of the piano at age fifteen. Currently he is working on a cycle of Beethoven’s complete 32 sonatas, in addition to composing his own work for the piano. Hear what this musical prodigy has to say about his journey through the world of music prior to landing a respected position in Indianapolis culture. For more information about this Indianapolis event, visit the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra’s website.
Saturday evening before the concert and conversation with Adam Golka, make plans for dinner. See our Indianapolis restaurant and Indianapolis bar listings for a comprehensive list of great places to eat and drink in Indianapolis downtown. Indianapolis entertainment has never been better, as the Circle City warms up with some hot classical concerts. Be sure to stay tuned to Fun City Finder.com for all the latest information on fun things to do in Indianapolis. Let us find some fun in Indy for you!
A Concert and Conversation with Adam Golka
Saturday, January 23 at 5:30 pm
Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center
Frank and Katrina Basile Theatre
450 West Ohio Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202