Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra Commemorates 20th Anniversary of Berlin Wall

The Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra offers Indianapolis music a performance to commemorate the anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. It has been twenty years since the wall fell and the world is a much different place. Monumental things have happened in two short decades. The Internet has spread world wide; the United States has been involved in several War conflicts, and has elected the first bi-racial President. This Saturday, November 7, the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra invites Indianapolis people to reflect on the past two decades, as they perform arrangements from the best German composers.

The concert, sponsored by the German Embassy in Indianapolis, will feature Max Bruch’s Concerto for Clarinet and Viola, op. 88 in E Minor and Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony. Conductor Kirk Trevor will lead premiere Indianapolis artists Eli Eban on clarinet and Csaba Erdélyi on viola through the featured solos in Bruch’s concerto. The University of Indianapolis chorus and faculty soloist Kathleen Hacker, soprano, joins forces with Mitzi Westra, mezzo-soprano, Michael Sylvester, tenor and Thomas Scurich, as a guest artist baritone, to present Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony.

In addition, Indianapolis society will be treated to the premiere of an original poem by Indiana Poet Laureate Norbert Krapf. “Questions on a Wall” was written with inspiration from the celebration of the fall of the Berlin Wall. The Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra has also invited Indianapolis kids from the Herron School of Art and Design to compete to create commemorative art work inspired by the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra’s Sterling Season. These original pieces of Indianapolis art will be on display at the concert and the top three winners will be announced that evening.

This Circle City concert takes place on the campus of the University of Indianapolis in the Ruth Lilly Performance Hall of the Christal DeHaan Fine Arts Center. Tickets are $25.00 for adults and $10 for students. To purchase tickets call 317.940.9607 or visit the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra website.

Why not enjoy some fine German food to make this celebration of Germanic history complete. In Fun City’s Indianapolis restaurant listings you will find information about great restaurants to compliment your evening such as the Rathskeller Restaurant on Mass Ave. Have a beer and a brat as you celebrate twenty years of a communist free Germany.

Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra
Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony
November 7, 2009


Ruth Lilly Performance Hall
Christel DeHaan Fine Arts Center
University of Indianapolis
1400 E. Hanna Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46227