INDYBAROQUE MUSIC

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Going for Baroque in a Modern World

"Radiating infectious joy!" ~Nuvo

 
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WATCHFUL HEARTS

17th Century Music at the Hapsburg Court

April 30, 2021 |  7:30pm
 Indiana Historical Society (map)

May 7, 2021 | 7:30pm

YouTube Premiere

The Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra presents a program blending music and narrative that gives insight into the tumultuous landscape of the Thirty Years War and its effects on the musicians of the next generation. Experimental harmonies, improvisatory zeal and zest, and freedom of affect and form all characterize this “Stylus Phantasticus.” Music by the greatest architects of this style, Heinrich Biber, Georg Muffat, Johann Schmelzer, and Antonio Bertali is both brilliant and introspective. Their compositions reflect the remarkable mindset and recovery of the people of Central Europe during this time. Personal accounts read from diaries of those who experienced the war offer an evocative frame of reference to highlight the imaginative storytelling of this music.

 

* capacity may be limited due to health and safety guidelines

IIBC LAUREATE SERIES 
VIVALDI'S FOUR SEASONS 
AUGUSTA MCKAY LODGE

May 16, 2021 |  4:00pm
 Indiana Historical Society (map)

May 22, 2021 | 7:30pm

YouTube Premiere

Hear the thrill of mother nature’s elements in Vivaldi’s beloved masterwork, “The Four Seasons.” IBO members are joined by internationally-renowned soloist Augusta McKay Lodge for an intimate, limited capacity concert at the Indiana Historical Society and Youtube premier. 

 

McKay Lodge, “the real thing, a true virtuoso” and “an exceptional violinist” (Seen and Heard International), enjoys a flourishing career as an international prize-winning baroque and modern violinist based in New York and Paris.

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Named a Top 25 Ensemble by Early Music America, the Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra is dedicated to excellent and exuberant performance of 17th and 18th-century music on period instruments.

It is led by its artistic director, Barthold Kuijken.

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Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra

GET TO KNOW US

Internationally renowned Baroque flutist and conductor Barthold Kuijken is IndyBaroque’s artistic director. Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra and IndyBaroque Chamber Players concerts take place at the Indiana History Center and the University of Indianapolis, where the Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra has been ensemble-in-residence since 1999. 


The members of the group perform on instruments built between about 1600 and 1750, or replicas thereof, including instruments not in common use today, such as the theorbo, the violone, the sackbut, wooden one-keyed flutes, valveless trumpets, and the harpsichord.

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Indianapolis International Baroque Competition

2020 INDIANAPOLIS INTERNATIONAL BAROQUE COMPETITION

 
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Give the gift of Baroque music! We truly could not do it without you, and we appreciate every dollar that helps us fulfill our mission of performing music of the 17th and 18th centuries using period instruments and historically informed performance practices.

Get in touch with us today and see how you can join the IndyBaroque family.

IndyBaroque Music, Inc.

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Indianapolis, IN 46247

(317) 762-8812

HOT OFF THE PRESS

Latest Updates on Your IndyBaroque Music Ensembles

INDYBAROQUE MUSIC RECEIVES LILLY ENDOWMENT GRANT

July 20, 2020

A new grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. will help further IndyBaroque’s ongoing mission to engage, enrich, and inspire the Indiana community and beyond by fostering connections between the past and the present through performances of 17th and 18th century music.

 

IndyBaroque will use the $25,000 grant to underwrite strategic planning and marketing, the streaming of concerts, and to help widen IndyBaroque’s global audience through the orchestra’s ongoing recordings for Naxos Records, Inc., one of classical music’s leading recording labels.

PODCAST: THE NOTATION IS NOT THE MUSIC.

July 5, 2019

Raymond Bisha talks with Barthold Kuijken about the historical perspective and informed interpretation behind a new release of Baroque flute concertos that feature Kuijken as soloist, accompanied by the Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra.

The Grand Mogul CD

INDYBAROQUE MUSIC, INC APPOINTS CEO

October 4, 2018

By Tara Twigg, Lead TV Producer

Inside Indiana Business

IndyBaroque Music Inc., the parent organization of the Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra and IndyBaroque Chamber Players, has appointed Leela Breithaupt president and chief executive officer. She has served as interim executive director and board president for nearly two years, in addition to performing Baroque flute with the orchestra for eight years and serving as chair of the artistic committee. As interim executive director, she negotiated a contract with Naxos Records to release a series of CDs. Breithaupt is currently working toward her MBA at the Indiana University Kelley School of Business.

Leela Breithaupt, President and CEO

EARLY MUSIC AMERICA: CHATTING WITH BARTHOLD KUIJKEN

October 1, 2018

Together with his brothers Wieland and Sigiswald, Barthold Kuijken has been in the vanguard of the early-music movement since the 1970s, performing, teaching, and recording around the world. For the past ten years, he has been the artistic director of the Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra (IBO), which is in the midst of a four-CD project with Naxos Records. The Lully Effect was a highlighted release in September 2018, while The Versailles Revolution will be out in November.


Kuijken spoke recently with IBO cellist Christine Kyprianides

Barthold Kuijken, Artistic Director

PODCAST: THE LULLY EFFECT. GOING TO THE HEART OF THE FRENCH BAROQUE ORCHESTRA.

September 7, 2018

Raymond Bisha introduces a new release of music by three Baroque titans: Lully, Telemann and Rameau. The latter two were hugely influenced by the music of Lully, who was powerfully positioned as the chief musician of King Louis XIV of France. Lully left a rich legacy of dramatic music scored for orchestra. It left an indelible impression on all who heard it, with its masterly balance of grandeur and finesse. Yet, unlike the manuscripts of solo and chamber works of the time, Lully left us little clarity regarding the intricate ornamentation that would have been used spontaneously by the performers. Conductor Barthold Kuijken’s painstaking research now restores that beating heart to the music.

The Lully Effect
 

OUR MISSION

Going for Baroque in a Modern World

Our mission is to perform and promote music of the 17thand 18thcenturies using period instruments and historically informed performance practices.  We believe in enriching, educating, and inspiring the Indiana community and beyond by fostering connections between the past and the present.

EQUITY STATEMENT

 

Music has the power to transcend the divisive boundaries of our modern society, connecting us to our shared human experiences. Music leads us to reconcile our core beliefs and values with how they interact within our society. IndyBaroque’s Board of Directors, Artistic Director, Staff, and Musicians stand against racism, inequality, and oppression. We believe in justice, inclusion, understanding and equality. We pledge to continue to work towards creating a more accessible and inclusive art form in collaboration with our community.

 

CONTACT US

Indianapolis IN United States

(317) 762-8812

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