Going for Baroque in a Modern World
"Radiating infectious joy!" ~Nuvo
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.
Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra
2019-2020 SEASON CONCERTS
Join IndyBaroque for an exciting season of Baroque music! Experience Handel's Messiah on period instruments, take a
musical journey through Baroque Italy and Germany, hear your favorite tracks from our Naxos CDs, and welcome back
Augusta McKay Lodge, Laureate of the 2016 Indianapolis International Baroque Competition.
Reserve your tickets now by clicking on the link below or by phone at 317-762-8812.
We are looking forward to welcoming you!
WHEN INDIANA WAS YOUNG
September 13-15, 2019
Celebrate Indiana’s musical heritage in this program combining music and spoken commentary. What was happening in New France, later known as the Indiana Territory, when the great composers of the Baroque were active in Europe? European chamber music and Hoosier history mix it up in “When Indiana Was Young.”
Sept 13 7:30pm Lanier Mansion map
Sept 14 7:30pm Vincennes Old State Bank map
Sept 15 4pm Indianapolis Art Center map
TICKET TO RIDE: A MUSICAL JOURNEY THROUGH BAROQUE EUROPE
October 6-7, 2019
Follow a Baroque musical journey through Europe with Ticket to Ride.This program celebrates the great Italian composer and violinist Arcangelo Corelli’s gift to the world of music: the concerto grosso. Hear the father of Italian violin playing and two of his Italian students, Francesco Geminiani and Pietro Antonio Locatelli, as well as George Frideric Handel as they sojourn through Italy, Holland, and England.
Oct 6, 4pm Indiana History Center (map)
Oct 7, 7:30pm University of Indianapolis (map)
B MINOR MASS INDIANAPOLIS SYMPHONIC CHOIR
October 27, 2019
Bach’s Mass in B minor is said by some to be not only the composer’s greatest achievement but quite possibly that of western art music in its entirety. This work is a compendium of musical styles, each achieving full glory in Bach’s treatment. Requiring chorus, soloists, and instrumentalists of virtuosic caliber, our performance will be a thrilling—and moving—experience for all. Not included in Season Tickets Package. Ticketing by Indianapolis Symphonic Choir.
December 8, 2019
Indianapolis’ only Baroque period ensemble Messiah this holiday season! The IBO teams up with Second Presbyterian's Beecher Singers to present a commemoration of George Frideric Handel’s 1742 Dublin premiere performance. Dr. Michelle Louer returns to conduct this second annual presentation of the complete Messiah which celebrates the healing power and joyful humanity of this greatest of all oratorios.
LONDON TRIOS INDIANAPOLIS SUZUKI ACADEMY
January 19, 2020
Experience "London Trios," with music by Haydn, Bach, and Vivaldi! IndyBaroque Music, Inc. team up with the Indianapolis Suzuki Academy to showcase iconic chamber period pieces performed on Baroque instruments in a historically-informed performance style. Bring the family and enjoy this interactive program.
MIX TAPE: AUDIENCE FAVORITES FROM NAXOS CDS
Create your own liveMix Tape with favorite tracks The Lully Effect, The Versailles Revolution, and The Grand Mogul, three Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra CDs recently released on the Naxos label. Starting in January, cast your vote on social media, radio stations, and email surveys. IndyBaroque Music will tally the results and create a Mix Tape of the Top 10 tracks. CD prizes will be given away at the concert for the top 5 correct guessers! Click here to take the survey.
BACH IN THE SUBWAYS
March 20, 2020
Calling all Bach lovers! Every year for Bach’s birthday a spontaneous, global community of musicians unites to sow the seeds for future generations of classical music lovers and share their joy and inspiration for their art form. Join us for a free lunchtime performance at the Sidney & Lois Eskenazi Hospital main lobby celebrating J.S. Bach's 335th birthday.
IIBC LAUREATE SERIES
VIVALDI'S FOUR SEASONS
AUGUSTA MCKAY LODGE
Hear the thrill of mother nature’s elements in Vivaldi’s beloved masterwork, “The Four Seasons.” Augusta 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.
2020 INDIANAPOLIS INTERNATIONAL BAROQUE COMPETITION
Up to five finalists will compete for the $10,000 Gerber Prize performing solo concertos with the Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra as the final concert of the Indianapolis Early Music Festival. This second Indianapolis International Baroque Competition is the follow-up to the highly successful IEM/IBO 2016 Competition. Not included in Season Tickets Package. Ticketing by Indianapolis Early Music.
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.
Artistic and Executive Management
President and CEO
Allison Nyquist, Concertmaster
Augusta McKay Lodge
Maria Romero Ramos
Rachel Gries, Principal
Anna Steinhoff, Principal
VIOLA DA GAMBA
Sung Lee, Principal
Leela Breithaupt, Principal
Stephanie Corwin, Principal
Kris Kwapis, Principal
BECOME A SUPPORTER OF INDYBAROQUE MUSIC
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.
PO Box 47985
Indianapolis, IN 46247
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Latest Updates on Your IndyBaroque Music Ensembles
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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