Our passion and commitment to offering historically informed performances began here, in Indianapolis.
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.
Our mission is to perform and promote music of the 17th and 18th centuries 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.
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.