Going for Baroque in a Modern World
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Founded in 1997, the Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra is the only period orchestra of its kind in Indianapolis. 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. These practices allow audiences to hear pre-Classical music in performances modeled after events during the composers' lifetime.
The Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra has been an ensemble in residence at the University of Indianapolis since 1999, and typically alternates between performing at UIndy and performing at the Indiana Historical Society. Through the last 24 seasons, we have developed partnerships with the Indianapolis Public Library, Eskenazi Health, Christ Church Cathedral, Second Presbyterian Church and the Indianapolis Suzuki Academy.