Butler ArtsFest : Revolution 2013 will take place from Thursday, April 18 through Sunday, April 28 on the Butler University Campus.
This annual festive will showcase the talents of Butler students and other professional Indianapolis artists as they perform art, dance, music and theater. This year’s “revolution” theme alludes to crushed uprisings, riots, repressive regimes and human rights movements around the world. In a way, it is a celebration of human rights and the struggle for freedom.
Most of the performances will take place at the new Howard L. Schrott Center for the Arts on the Butler Campus. Over 30 performances will take place, in addition to many other special events.
- Guests will enjoy a performance by the Butler Symphony Orchestra, led by conductor Raymond Leppard, formerly of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra.
- The Butler Ballet will perform Paul Taylor’s version of The Rite of Spring, an orchestral work originally written by Russian composer Igor Stravinsky.
- Lunar Revolution 2.0 is a special theatrical piece produced by Butler Theatre Department. It will showcase the talents of these aspiring thespians.
- Get your swing on, because the Butler Big Band will perform with Bobby Sanabria, a south Bronx jazz percussionist and composer whose resume includes a performance on the Mambo Kings film soundtrack, an appearance on The Bill Cosby Show with the Mario Bauza orchestra, and performances with jazz legend Dizzy Gillespie to name a few.
- The Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra will perform Rhapsody in Blue, a 1924 musical composition written by the renowned American composer George Gershwin.
- Members of the American Pianists Association who have received fellowships will also perform.
- Other events include a performance by the always-talented Indianapolis Children’s Choir, a sneak preview of Dance Kaleidoscope, various lectures and many other free events.
- April 18-28, 2013
- Butler University, 4600 Sunset Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46208
- Tel. 800-368-6852