The Jacobs School of Music has announced the establishment of the “Five Friends Master Class Series,” honoring the lives of five talented Jacobs School students — Chris Carducci, Garth Eppley, Georgina Joshi, Zachary Novak and Robert Samels — made possible by a recent gift of $1 million from the Georgina Joshi Foundation Inc.
IU’s famed Marching Hundred has taken another significant step toward its goal of constructing a new practice facility, thanks to a recent gift of $500,000 from Bloomington’s Cook Group Inc.
Indiana University Opera Theater’s new production of the musical comedy operetta “The Merry Widow” by Franz Lehár opens at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, in the Musical Arts Center for one weekend only, ending with a 2 p.m. matinee on Sunday, Oct. 21.
Celebrating its appointment as the first quartet-in-residence at the Jacobs School in 50 years, the Pacifica Quartet will offer a free public performance in Auer Hall at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20.
The Jacobs School will host the Indiana District round of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions on Saturday, Oct. 27, beginning at noon in the Musical Arts Center. The annual event is free and open to the public.
The Pro Arte Singers and the Chamber Orchestra, both from the Jacobs School of Music, will present Joseph Haydn’s masterwork “Die Schöpfung” (“The Creation”) in three free performances, in Bloomington and Indianapolis, Nov. 2 through 4.
The Jacobs School Brass Department will present “Octubafest 2012″ beginning Thursday, Oct. 18, and running through Tuesday, Oct. 23. The annual series of performances on the tuba and the euphonium by students, faculty and guests is free and open to the public.
The late tuba virtuoso Harvey Phillips tells the story of his amazing life and career with warmth and humor in “Mr. Tuba,” recently published by IU Press. Phillips was distinguished professor emeritus at Jacobs at the time of his death in 2010.
Enjoy your week with a Hot Tuesday Jazz Combo concert, followed by the Wind Ensemble and Symphonic and Concerts Bands on Wednesday night, before The Merry Widow and Octubafest each kick off on Thursday night! For a complete event listing, click here.
The most recent updates include an Opera News interview with Sylvia McNair, student Mathew Levine winning a percussion appointment, alumna Jenny Ji-Sun Kim winning a faculty appointment, and much more!