March 30, 2012

Singing Hoosiers Spring Concert at IU Auditorium a farewell for director Michael Schwartzkopf

In a farewell concert for its retiring music director, Professor Michael Schwartzkopf, the Singing Hoosiers—widely considered one of the finest collegiate show choirs in the United States—will present its annual spring concert at 8 p.m. March 31 at IU Auditorium.

In season finale, IU Opera presents unique take on Bernstein’s ‘Candide’

How do you engage audiences in an operetta based on a satirical novella written in the 1700s by a French philosopher, where the hero takes fantastic journeys and sometimes visits with dead people? That’s the question guest director Candace Evans used to guide her work with “Candide,” the final production in IU Opera Theater’s 2011-12 season. The show opens at 8 p.m. April 6 in the Musical Arts Center.

Distinguished Professor Menahem Pressler to receive prize from queen of Spain

Distinguished Professor Menahem Pressler, world-renowned pianist and faculty member at the Jacobs School, will be awarded the 2012 Yehudi Menuhin Prize for the Integration of the Arts and Education by Queen Sofia of Spain during a June 12 ceremony at the Palacio Real de El Pardo in Madrid.

2012 IU Presidential Concert, ‘Jazz Celebration,’ to feature alumnus Randy Brecker and other jazz greats

In partnership with the Indiana University Office of the President, Michael A. McRobbie, the Jacobs School of Music will present “Jazz Celebration” on April 21 in the Musical Arts Center–a star-studded concert featuring four internationally recognized alumni and a host of ensembles. The highlight of the evening will be a quartet performance by renowned alumni guest artists Randy Brecker, trumpet; Alan Pasqua, piano; Robert Hurst, bass; and Peter Erskine, drums.

Annual ArtsWeek Everywhere, celebrating arts on IU campus and in community, kicks off April 1

ArtsWeek Everywhere, the annual celebration highlighting arts on the Indiana University campus and in the greater Bloomington community, kicks off April 1. AWE 2012 places a special focus on IU students, whose creative energy and passion for the arts shape life in Bloomington, both on and off campus.

Additional Upcoming Events

In addition to the Singing Hoosiers Spring Concert, events to enjoy this weekend include faculty composer Don Freund and the U.S. Army Band Woodwind Quintet recitals Friday night, and the Tozzi Memorial and faculty member Petar Jankovic with his ensemble on Saturday. For a complete event listing, click here!

Faculty, Student, and Alumni News Updates

The most recent updates include Distinguished Professor David Baker receiving an honorary doctorate from DePauw University, three clarinet students—Ashley Booher, Wei-Ling Chuang, and Michelle Goddard —winning positions with international orchestras, and much more!

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