July 8 | Les Délices: Debra Nagy & Shannon Mercer
7:30 PM Frank & Katrina Basile Theater, Glick Indiana History Center, 450 West Ohio Street, Indianapolis
Pre-Concert Chat at 7:00 PM
Shannon Mercer, soprano
Debra Nagy & Priscilla Herreid, oboe & recorder
Julie Andrijeski & Scott Metcalfe, violin
Josh Lee, viola da gamba; Simon Martyn-Ellis, theorbo & guitar
Michael Sponseller, harpsichord
Les Délices (pronounced Lay day-lease) explores the dramatic potential and emotional resonance of long-forgotten music. Founded by baroque oboist Debra Nagy in 2009, Les Délices has established a reputation for their unique programs that are “thematically concise, richly expressive, and featuring composers few people have heard of.” The New York Times added, “Concerts and recordings by Les Délices are journeys of discovery.” The group’s debut CD was named one of the "Top Ten Early Music Discoveries of 2009" (NPR's Harmonia), and their performances have been called "a beguiling experience" (Cleveland Plain Dealer), "astonishing" (ClevelandClassical.com), and "first class" (Early Music America Magazine).
Since their sold-out New York debut at the Frick Collection, highlights of Les Délices’ touring activities include Music Before 1800, Boston’s Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, San Francisco Early Music Society, the Yale Collection of Musical Instruments, and Columbia University’s Miller Theater. Les Délices also presents its own annual four-concert series in Cleveland art galleries and at Plymouth Church in Shaker Heights, OH, where the group is Artist in Residence. Les Délices has been featured on WCPN, WCLV, and WKSU in Ohio, WQXR in New York, NPR's syndicated Harmonia and Sunday Baroque, and had their debut CD featured as part of the Audio-guide for a special exhibit at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art (Watteau, Music, and Theater). Les Délices eagerly anticipates the release of their 3rd CD, "Age of Indulgence," in the fall of 2016.
Recognized for the luminosity and effortless agility of her voice, as well as her commanding stage presence and profound acting ability, Canadian soprano Shannon Mercer maintains a busy calendar of opera, concert, and recital engagements throughout North America and Europe. Renowned for her interpretation of early music, Shannon recently performed in both Monteverdi’s Orfeo (as Messagiera) and l’Incoronazione di Poppea (as Ottavia) at the Boston Early Music Festival and on tour with Ensemble Caprice in Montreal, Washington D.C. and at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Shannon’s discography includes Trobairitz, a disc containing songs set to poems by female troubadours in the South of France, two recordings of Bach’s St. John Passion, the Juno-Award winning Gloria: Vivaldi’s Angels, Vivaldi - The Return of the Angels, Salsa Baroque, O Viva Rosa, Bach and the Liturgical Year, Wales ~ The Land of Song, among others. She has also appeared on DVD in Alexina Louie’s comic operas Burnt Toast and Mulroney: The Opera, and in Monty Python funny-man Eric Idle’s hit Not the Messiah.
Lauded for her "invigorating verve and imagination" by the Washington Post, Julie Andrijeski is among the leading baroque violinists in the U.S. Her unique musical performance style is greatly influenced by her knowledge and skilled performance of baroque dance, and she often combines these two mediums in the classroom, on stage, and at workshops. Ms. Andrijeski is a Senior Instructor in the Music Department at Case Western Reserve University where she teaches early music performance practices and directs the Baroque Dance and Music Ensembles. In addition to her teaching, Ms. Andrijeski regularly appears with the Atlanta Baroque Orchestra (Artistic Director), Quicksilver (Co-Director), the New York State Baroque Orchestra (Concertmaster), Apollo's Fire (Principal Player), and the Boston Early Music Festival Orchestra, among others. She also teaches and performs at the Oberlin Conservatory's Baroque Performance Institute, Madison Early Music Festival, and the Vancouver Early Music Festival. Julie is a 2016 Creative Workforce Fellow, generously funded by Cuyahoga Arts & Culture.
Priscilla Herreid has played early oboes and recorder with Trinity Baroque Orchestra (NYC), Handel + Haydn, The Sebastians, Portland Baroque, Philharmonia Baroque, TENET, Venice Baroque (IT), Juilliard Baroque, Tempesta di Mare, New York Baroque Inc., and Musica Angelica. She can be heard playing all manner of earlier wind instruments with Piffaro, Hesperus, The Waverly Consort, Ex Umbris, The Dark Horse Consort, The City Musick (UK), The Rose Ensemble, and The Bishop's Band. Since its inception in 2012, Priscilla has been a part of Dans les Jardins de William Christie – the summer festival founded by William Christie and held at his home in the Vendée region of France. She was part of the onstage band for the 2013-2014 Shakespeare on Broadway productions of Twelfth Night and Richard III, starring Mark Rylance. Priscilla is a graduate of Temple University (oboe – Louis Rosenblatt) and The Juilliard School (historical performance,
Cited for his "stylish and soulful playing", Josh Lee performs on viols and double bass with some of the world’s leaders in period music. Founder of Ostraka, Josh is a member of Musica Pacifica, Les Délices, and The Two, and has performed with Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, Boston Early Music Festival, Orchester Wiener Akademie, Carmel Bach Festival and the Los Angeles Philharmonic. His performances have been heard on Performance Today, Harmonia, and Österreichischen Rundfunk, and he has recorded for Dorian, Koch International, Magnatune, Bear Machine, and Reference Recordings. Praised as “a master of the score’s wandering and acrobatic itinerary” by the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Josh teaches at workshops across the US and has been a guest instructor at San Francisco Conservatory, University of California Berkeley, and Peabody Conservatory. Josh is looking forward to a wildly varied concert season, including appearances with The Four Nations, Portland Baroque Orchestra, and a European tour with indie band Radical Face.
Simon Martyn-Ellis, theorbo and baroque guitar, recently relocated to Cleveland following eleven years in Germany, where he performed frequently with the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, Concerto Köln, Salzburger Landestheater, Neue Düsseldorfer Hofkapelle, Neue Hofkapelle München, and the Freiburger Barockorchester. After undergraduate studies in his homeland Australia, Simon completed postgraduate study with Rolf Lislevand at the Trossingen Hochschule für Musik. In Australia, he has appeared in the Melbourne and Adelaide International Festivals, The Melbourne Autumn and Spring Early Music Festivals, The Ballarat Festival as well as for Pinchgut Opera, The Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, Opera Australia, and the Adelaide and Melbourne symphony orchestras. Since moving to the U.S., Simon has appeared with ACRONYM, as soloist with Apollo’s Fire, at the Music for Land’s End festival in Massachusetts. Simon can be heard and seen on CD recordings and DVD releases from the Harmonia Mundi, Deutsche Grammophon, Virgin Classics, BIS, ABC Classics, Vexations840 and Move labels amongst others.
Scott Metcalfe is musical and artistic director of Blue Heron, acclaimed by The Boston Globe as "one of the Boston music community's indispensables," and music director of New York City's Green Mountain Project (Jolle Greenleaf, artistic director), whose performances of music by Monteverdi and others have been hailed by The New York Times as "quite simply terrific." Metcalfe has been guest director of TENET (New York), the Handel & Haydn Society (Boston), Emmanuel Music (Boston), the Tudor Choir and Seattle Baroque, Pacific Baroque Orchestra (Vancouver, BC), Quire Cleveland, the Dryden Ensemble (Princeton, NJ), and Early Music America's 2011 Young Performers Festival Ensemble. He also enjoys a career as a baroque violinist, playing with Les Délices (dir. Debra Nagy) and other ensembles. When not playing or directing, he is at work on a new edition of the songs of Gilles Binchois. Metcalfe received a bachelor's degree from Brown University, where he majored in biology, and a master's degree in historical performance practice from Harvard.
Praised for her “dazzling technique and soulful expressiveness,” (Rocky Mountain News), and a musical approach that’s “distinctly sensual…pliant, warm, and sweet,” (New York Times), Debra Nagy is one of North America’s leading performers on the baroque oboe. A dedicated chamber musician, Debra is the founder of Les Délices and indulges her love of late-medieval music as a regular guest with Boston’s acclaimed Blue Heron and Chicago’s Newberry Consort. Debra has received many awards for her creative and scholarly pursuits including first-prize in the American Bach Soloists Young Artists Competition and a 2010 Creative Workforce Fellowship from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture. She has recorded over 30 CDs with repertoire ranging from 1300-1800 and has had live performances featured on CBC Radio Canada, Klara (Belgium), NPR’s Performance Today, WQXR (New York City) and WGBH Boston. Debra is also an unabashed foodie and loves commuting by bike from her home in the heart of Cleveland’s historic Ohio City neighborhood.
Michael Sponseller is recognized as one of the outstanding American harpsichordists of his generation. He has been a prizewinner of several international competitions, including two-time winner at Bruges. Mr. Sponseller enjoys a highly diversified career that brings him to concert venues and festivals throughout North America and Europe as a recital and concerto soloist, and partner to several of today’s finest musicians. He regularly appears as harpsichordist and continuo organist with Bach Collegium San Diego, Les Délices, Tragicomedia, Boston Early Music Festival, and Aston Magna, among others. He is heard on several recordings from Delos, Centaur, Eclectra, Vanguard Classics, RMAP, and Naxos. A graduate of the Oberlin Conservatory of Music and Royal Conservatory of Music in The Hague, Mr. Sponseller has taught at Longy School of Music and Oberlin’s Baroque Performance Institute. He is also artistic director of Ensemble Florilège.
July 10 | Indianapolis International Baroque Competition
Previously This Year | From Paris: Fuoco E Cenere.
Previously This Season | Baltimore Consort & IRT Actors
If Music Be the Food of Love
with actors from the Indiana Repertory Theatre
A celebration of Shakespeare in this 400th year since his death.
Previously | IEM Festival's Annual Free Family Concert
Basile Theater, Glick Indiana History Center
450 West Ohio Street
A Morning for Children & Their Families
A Free Festival Tradition. This year the Baltimore Consort will provide the morning of fun for the entire family.
A Morning for Children & Their Families
A Free Festival Tradition. This year the Baltimore Consort will provide the morning of fun for the entire family.
Previously | Rachel Barton Pine & Jory Vinikour.
4:00 PM Frank & Katrina Basile Theater, Glick Indiana History Center, 450 West Ohio Street, Indianapolis
Pre-Concert Chat at 3:30 PM
Previously | From Barcelona: Xavier Diaz-Latorre
Solo recital on Baroque Guitar
Previously | From Britain: Dame Emma Kirkby & Jakob Lindberg.
4:00 PM Frank & Katrina Basile Theater, Glick Indiana History Center, 450 West Ohio Street, Indianapolis
Pre-Concert Chat at 3:30 PM
Dame Emma Kirkby, soprano and Jacob Lindberg, lute
Our Previous Seasons
CONCERTS PRESENTED BY INDIANAPOLIS EARLY MUSIC
Known in earlier years as Festival Music Society
1966 – Founded according to Grant proposals
1967 – 5 concert season ending with St. Matthew Passion by J.S. Bach.
1968 – Michael Palmer, music director and conductor Location: Second Pres. And Christ Church July 7 -- Bach Suite No 3 for Orchestra, Handel Coronation Anthems July 14 -- Eric Rosenblith and Lee Luvisi Sonatas by Bach, Mozart and Bartok July 21 -- Constance Silipigni, Violin; Salvatore Silipigni, cello; Anner Reynolds, flute; Michael Palmer, Harpsichord. Trio Sonatas by Boyce, Rameau, Vivaldi, Quantz, and Telemann July 28 – Hugh Partridge, viola; Janis Dumpis, viola; Festival Orchestra – Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 6; Concerti Grossi by Purcell, Corelli, Handel and Pergolesi August 4 - B Minor Mass by J.S. Bach.
1969 – Michael Palmer, music director and conductor. Location: North Methodist Church July 6, 13, 20, 27, August 3. Final concert – a repeat of B Minor Mass by J.S. Bach. (Dec. 6, 1969 = date on Articles of Incorporation)
1970 – Thomas Briccetti, Music Director Location: IMA July 12 – Butler Ballet, George Verdak, director and Choreographer; The Festival Chorale, David Greenlee, Choral Director. G. Gabrieli: Buccinate in Neomenia, Motet in 19 parts. Monteverdi: L’Incoronazione Di Poppea (Scenes from the opera); Menotti: The Unicorn, the Gorgon and the Nanticore or, The Three Sundays of a Poet. July 19 The Festival String Orchestra Hovhaness: Armenian Phapsody; Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 9; Vivaldi: Two Concerti for String Orchestra and Cembalo; Bartok: Divertimento for String Orchestra. July 26 Eiji Hashimoto, Harpsichord and The Festival Chorale Skalkottas: Five Greek Dances; J.S. Bach: Concerto No 5 in F Minor for harpsichord; Schubert: Mass in G major August 2 – Eleanor Child Briccetti, violin; Hugh Partridge, Viola; Eiji Hashimoto, Harpsichord. J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 1 in F Major; Haydn: Concerto for Harpsichord; Mozart; Symphony Concertante in E flat Major, K.364
1971 – Carter Nice, Music Director Location: IMA July 11 – Gabrielli: Sonata Pian’ e Forte; Bach: Kantate No. 51 Jauchzet Gott in Allen; Resphighi: Antiche Dante ed Arie July 18 – Handel: Water Music Suite; Britten: Simple Symphony; Mozart: Symphonie Concertante. Hugh Partridge, Viola and Carter Nice, Violin July 25 – Haydn: Symphony No. 7, Le Midi; Stravinsky: Pulcinella, The Butler Ballet, George Verdak, Director. August 1 – Stravinsky: Concerto in D for Strings; Mozart: Requiem Mass (K. 626). The Festival Chorale, David Greenlee, Choral Director.
1972 -- No season
1973 – Frank Cooper, Music Director Location: IMA July 11 – Virtuosi Da Camera Trio July 15 --The Splendor of Early Opera July 22 -- Georgia Southern Opera Theater July 25 – Indianapolis String Quarter and Indianapolis Brass Octet July 29 – Stars of the Butler Ballet August 5 -- Orchestra and Chorus – Matthew Berney August 8 -- The Art of the Minstrel – Martin Best August 12 – Stars of the Butler Ballet
1974 – Frank Cooper, Music Director Location: IMA June 26 – Haydn -- Mozart Evening. Soloists, Helmut Muller-Bruhl, Cologne Chamber Orchestra June 28 -- Igor Kipnis, Harpsichord evening; June 30 -- Baroque Festival. Soloists, Helmut Muller-Bruhl, Festival Orchestra; July 3 -- Gunther Fetz, Organ evening July 5 -- Bach Family Concert. Music by Five Bachs, Cologne Chamber Orchestra July 7 -- J.S. Bach Tribute I. Soloists, Helmut Muller-Bruhl, Festival Orchestra July 10 -- Chamber Music of Bach, Jerry Flemlee, flute; Rudolf Gaehler, violin; Ansgar Schneider, cello; Gunther Fetz, harpsichord July 12 -- Concerto Confrontation. Bach’s concerti for three violins and three harpsichords – six soloists Helmut Muller-Bruhl Cologne Chamber Orchestra July 14 -- Prize Concert, Competition Soloists, Helmut Muller-Bruhl and Festival Orchestra July 17 -- Mozart-Beethoven—Chamber evening. The Reger Trio July 19 -- J.S. Bach Tribute II – soloists Helmut Muller-Bruhl and Cologne Chamber Orchestra July 21 – Choral-Orchestral Concert – Ben Davis High School Choirs. Guest Conductor. Festival Orchestra July 28 -- Butler Summer Ballet I. George Verdak, director August 4 – Butler Summer Ballet II. George Verdak, Director
1975 – Frank Cooper, Music Director Location: IMA June 18 – Indianapolis Ballet Theatre. George Verdak, Director. “Homage to Pavlova” Soloists: Elaine Bauer, David Brown, Marsha Maurer, Christopher Stygar June 20 – Indianapolis Ballet Theatre. George Verdak, Director. “Classical Ballet Evening” Soloists: Elaine Bauer, David Brown, Marsha Maurer, Christopher Stygar June 22 – Indianapolis Symphony Chamber Orchestra, Dietfried Barnet, guest conductor; Bernice Fraction, soprano; Kenneth Drake, pianist. Music by Bach, Mozart, Beethoven June 23 -- Lecture “the Uniqueness of Beethoven” Kenneth Drake June 25 – All Beethoven Piano Recital by Kenneth Drake June 27 – Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Dietfried Bernet, guest conductor; Balint Vazsonyi, pianist. Music by Mozart and Beethoven June 29 – Piano Recital by Balint Vazsonyi. Music by Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven and Schubert June 30 -- Lecture “The Greatness of Mozart” Balint Vazsonyi July 2 -- First Harpsichord Recital by Ignor Kipnis, music by Bohm, J.C. Bach, Kuhnau, J.S. Bach July 4 -- First Concert of Renaissance Music by the Ensemble Musica Antiqua, Bernhard Klebel, Director and Jane Gartner, soprano July 6 -- Competition Concert by the winners of our first National Collegiate Virtuoso Competition July 7 -- Lecture “The Baroque Revival” Igor Kipnis July 9 -- Second Concert of Renaissance Music by the Ensemble Musica Antiqua, Bernhard Klebel, director and David Edmonds, tenor July 11 -- Second Harpsichord Recital by Igor Kipnis, music by Handel, Sweelinck, Dussek, Bach, Soler July 13 -- Third Concert of Renaissance Music by the Ensemble Musica Antiqua, Bernhard Klebel, director, Jane Gartner, soprano July 14 -- Lecture “The Musical Styles of the Renaissance”, Bernhard Klebel July 16 -- Cologne Soloists Ensemble under Helmut Muller-Bruhl, conductor, music by Haydn and Mozart July 18 -- First Concert of Baroque Music by the Ensemble Musica Antiqua Bernhard Klebel, conductor July 20 -- Cologne Soloists Ensemble under Helmut Muller-Bruhl, Igor Kipnis, Frank Cooper, and Roswitha Trimborn, harpsichordists July 24 -- Cologne Soloists Ensemble under Helmut Muller-Bruhl, conductor, music by Albinoni, Tartini, Telemann and C.P.E. Bach July 25 -- Second Concert of the Baroque Music by the Ensemble Musica Antique, Bernhard Klebel, director July 27 -- Cologne Soloists Ensemble under Helmut Muller-Bruhl, conductor. Igor Kipnis, Frank Cooper, and Roswitha Trimborn, harpsichordists
1976 – Frank Cooper Music Director Location: IMA July 7 – Igor Kipnis Harpsichord Recital – Frescobaldi, Telemann, Mozart and Bach July 9 -- Ensemble for Early Music, Baroque Concert, Rameau, Marais, Bach, Purcell and others July 11 – Ensemble for Early Music, Medieval Concert July 11 – Indianapolis Ballet Theatre July 14 -- Ensemble for Early Music, Renaissance Concert “A Musicall Dreame” from Elizabethan England July 16 -- Cologne Chamber Orchestra, J.C.F. Bach, Mozart, Haydn July 18 – Virtuoso Competition Winners in concert July 18 – Cologne Chamber Orchestra July 21 -- Cologne Chamber Orchestra, Igor Kipnis, soloist. Haydn – Concerto in D July 23 -- Cologne Chamber Orchestra, Igor Kipnis, soloist. Mozart – Concerto in E flat July 25 -- Chamber Music, Cologne Chamber Orchestra July 25—Indianapolis Ballet Theatre July 28 -- An Early Music Potpourri by Early Music Institute Faculty Igor Kipnis, Frank Cooper, Frederick Renz, Nancy Long and others July 30 The Muses’Garden of Delights August 1 – Early Music Institute Grand Finale
1977 – Frank Cooper Music Director Location: IMA July 3 – Indianapolis Ballet Theatre July 6 – Early Music Sampler July 8 -- Igor Kipnis Harpsichord Recital devoted to J.S. Bach, Rutkowski and Robinette harpsichord July 10 – Machaut’s “Remeded De Fortune” July 13 – New York Concert Royal, baroque music par excellence, Couperin, Telemann, Rameau, Bach, Leclair and Vivaldi July 15 -- “Baroque Carrousel” Frederick Renz directs the Ensemble for Early Music and the New York Baroque Dance Ensemble July 17 – Indianapolis Ballet Theatre July 20 – Festival Baroque Orchestra – Handel, Telemann, Corelli and Vivaldi July 22 -- New York Concert Royal music by Baroque masters – Biber, Couperin, Fasch, Telemann and C.P.E. Bach July 24 – Festival Baroque Orchestra July 27 – Igor Kipnis Harpsichord Recital, music by Tisdall, Marchand, Bach and Scarlatti July 29 – Early Music Institute Grand Finale July 31 -- Indianapolis Ballet Theatre, Elaine Bauer and David Brown, soloists; George Verdak, director
1978 – Frank Cooper Music Director Location: IMA July 2 – Indianapolis Ballet Theatre July 5 -- The Paris Consort July 7 -- Blandine Verlet July 9 – The Paris Consort July 12 -- Festival Grande Bande, (Baroque Chamber Orchestra) July 14 – Igor Kipnis July 16 -- Festival Grande Bande July 19 -- Ensemble for Early Music and Associates July 21 – Festival Grande Bande July 23 -- Indianapolis Ballet Theatre July 26 -- Igor Kipnis July 28 -- Ensemble for Early Music and Terpsichore July 30 -- Soiree Des Etudiants.
1979 – Frank Cooper Music Director Location: IMA July 6 – Igor Kipnis July 8 – The Musicians of Swanne Alley, Music from across the Alps July 11 -- The Musicians of Swanne Alley, Musicke of Sundrie Natures July 13 -- Lyle Nordstrom and Paul O’Dette, 16th Century Lute Duets July 15 – Indianapolis Ballet Theatre July 18 -- Smithsonian Chamber Players in an all Bach Program July 20 – Smithsonian Chamber Players , A Concert of Italian Masterworks July 22 -- Smithsonian Chamber Players, Mainly Mozart July 25 -- Igor Kipnis, Harpsichord Music by Johann Sebastian Bach July 27 – Cincinnati Early Music Consort , Court Music of the Middle Ages July 29 – Indianapolis Ballet Theatre
1980 – Frank Cooper Music Director Location: IMA July 9 – Igor Kipnis “The Golden Era of the Harpsichord” July 11 – John Solum, flauto traverse, and Igor Kipnis, cembalo. Bach’s Family and the Baroque Flute July 13 – The Smithsonian Chamber Players, James Weaver, director. “Chamber Music of the Geniuses: Mozart and Schubert” July 16 – The Smithsonian Chamber Players – “Haydn, Mozart and the Viennese Style Galant” July 18 – The Smithsonian Chamber Players and Igor Kipnis “The Glory of the Baroque” July 20 – The Smithsonian Chamber Players “Baroque Genius Reclaimed: George Philipp Telemann” July 23 – “A Bettell of Ye Keyboards” Igor Kipnis, harpsichord and James Weaver, fortepiano July 27 – The Early Music Consort, ”Secular Music of the Middle Ages and Renaissance”
1981 – Frank Cooper Music Director Location: IMA July 5 – Une Fete Galante July 10 – The Musicians of Swanne Alley, Lyle Nordstrom and Paul O’Dette, directors in “A Wreath of Musical Flowers for the Queene” July 12 – Ars Musica, Lyndon Lawless, Music Director July 15 – Igor Kipnis and the Fortepiano July 17 – The Smithsonian Chamber Players “Music of Merrie Olde England” July 19 – The Smithsonian Chamber Players July 22 – The Smithsonian Chamber Players and Igor Kipnis, Fortepiano July 24 – The Bach Ensemble, Joshua Rifkin, Director. “Bach and the Leipzig Collegium Musicum I” July 26 – The Bach Ensemble “Bach and the Leipzig Collegium Musicum II”
1982 – Frank Cooper Music Director Location: IMA July 4 -- “Eighteenth Century Harpsichord Music on Both Sides of the Atlantic”, by Frank Cooper July 7 – “The Great Baroque Age” lecture by Igor Kipnis July 9 and 11 -- Canada’s leading Baroque Chamber Orchestra Tafelmusik July 14 – The Mozartean Players offering Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven. July 16 – Igor Kipnis on his antique fortepiano July 18 -- Max Van Egmond, James Weaver, Igor Kipnis and Kenneth Slowik July 21 – The Smithsonian Chamber Players joined by Max van Egmond July 23 – Smithsonian Chamber Players and the American premiere of Pergolesi’s concerto in C for Two Harpsichords and Strings July 25, 28, 30 – The Bach Ensemble directed by Joshua Rifkin. July 25: Fourth Brandenburg, Concerto in d for Three Harpsichords; July 28: The Oboe Concerto in d and Cantata no 202, the Wedding Cantata, with soprano Jane Bryden; July 30: late works of J.S. Bach
1983 – Frank Cooper Music Director Location: IMA July 5 – Igor Kipnis, a program of Pachelbel, Krebs, Fux, Bach, Telemann, J.S.Bach, and Rochberg July 10 and 12 – Banquetto Musicale, Martin Pearlman, Music Director July 15 – Tafelmusik July 17 – Jean Lamond and Tafelmusik July 19 – The Landini Consort from England July 22 – Renaissance Musical Treasures – by The Landini Consort July 24 – The Smithsonian Chamber Players and The Court Dance Company of New York July 26 – James Weaver and the Smithsonian Chamber Players July 29 – Grand duo: Max Van Egmond and Edward Parmentier – the renowned baritone together for the first time with America’s best-known pedal harpsichordist July 31st Pro Arte Singers of the Indiana University School of Early Music directed by Thomas Binkley.
1984 – Frank Cooper Music Director Location: IMA Three winter concerts Feb. 25, Mar. 26, Apr. 15 July 6 – Hesperion XX, a chamber ensemble from Switzerland July 8 – Picnic and “Ragtime Revels,” “Joshua Rifin Plays Scott Joplin” July 10 -- Max van Egmond, baritone from Amsterdam with Igor Kipnis, harpsichordist and fortepianist July 13 and 15 – The Smithsonian Chamber Players, directed by James Weaver July 17 – Igor Kipnis July 20 and 22 – The Bach Ensemble directed by Joshua Rifkin July 27 and 29 -- Musica Antiqua Koln, a chamber ensemble from West Germany.
1985 – Frank Cooper Music Director Location: IMA June 16 – Bach’s Goldberg Variations played by Frank Cooper on the Harpsichord June 28 -- Baltimore Consortperforming “Ballades, Lilts and Dances” June 30 – Musica Secreta with sopranos Daniele Forget, Valerie Kinslow and Suzanne LeBlanc, lutenist Daniel Fischlin, and harpsichordist, Hank Knox July 12 – Harpsichordist Bradley Brookshire, winner of the Magnum Opus Harpsichord Competition. July 14 – Violinist Sergiu Luca in a rare, unaccompanied all-Bach recital July 19 -- Handel’s glorious masque “Acis and Galatea” performed by The Smithsonian Chamber Players July 26 – The Bach Ensemble with Joshua Rifkin at the harpsichord July 28 – Joshua Rifkin leads the Bach Ensemble in three Bach cantatas: PA Mighty Fortress is Our God,” “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring” and “Praise God in all Lands”.
1986 – Frank Cooper Music Director Location: IMA June 21 – The Chestnut Brass Company June 26 – Beethoven and the Violoncello with Anner Bylsma, violoncello and Malcolm Bilson, Fortepiano July 10 – A Harpsichord Entertainment with Igor Kipnis July 13 -- Three Giants of the Classical Keyboard Kenneth Drake, fortepianist July 17 – Chamber Music of Italy and France performed by The Boston Museum Trio July 20 – an Evening of Baroque Music , The Bach Chamber Soloists with Jan Opalach, bass baritone July 27 -- The Smithsonian Chamber Players and Christ Church Cathedral’s Choir of Men and Boys.
1987 – Frank Cooper Music Director Location: IMA July 5 – The Colonial Williamsburg Baroque Ensemble July 8 – Frank Cooper: Harpsicord Recital July 12 – L’Ensemble Nouvelle France July 15 – Octeto Vocal Juan De Tercero: First concert July 16 – Jose Antonio Guzman Bravo: First Lecture July 18 – Jose Antonio Guzman Bravo: Second Lecture July 19 – Octeto Vocal Juan De Tercero: Second Concert July 22 – Coro Da Camera Pro-Arte: First concert July 26 – Coro Da Camera Pro-Arte: Second Concert
1988 – Frank Cooper Music Director Location: IMA
July 10 -- Picnic and concert, The Indianapolis Brass Quintet July 14 – Igor Kipnis, harpsichordist July 17 – The Williamsburg Baroque Ensemble July 21 – The Oberlin Baroque Ensemble July 24 – Bach Chamber Soloists July 28 – Trio Renacimiento Hotteterre July 31 – The New York Cornet and Sacbut Ensemble
1989 – Frank Cooper Music Director Location: IMA July 9 – Il Piacere and Sarabanda July 10 – Lecture Frank Cooper July 13 – Camerata Koln I July 16 – Camerata Koln II July 17 – Lecture Frank Cooper July 20 – Linda Kobler: Harpsichordist July 23 Trio Renacimiento Hotteterre July 24 – Lecture Frank Cooper July 27 – The Mozartean Players July 30 – Indianapolis Ballet Theatre
1990 – Frank Cooper Music Director Location: Park Tudor School July 8 – Trio Renacimiento Hotteterre July 12 – Igor Kipnis – fortepiano in an all-Mozart and Beethoven concert July 15 – Christ Church Cathedral Choir of Men and Boys, Frederick Burgomaster, Director. Choral Works of Mozart July 19 – The Mozartean Players July 22 – The Mozartean Players Steven Lubin, fortepiano; Evan Johnson and Peggy James, classical violin; Aloysia Friedmann, classical viola; Allen Whear, classical violoncello July 26 – Anne Tedards, Soprano and Spencer Carroll, Harpsichord. The Classical Lied Program July 29 – Indianapolis Ballet Theatre
1991 – Frank Cooper Music Director Location: St. Paul’s Episcopal Church July 7 – Christ Church Cathedral Choir of Men and Boys July 11 – Hesperus, ensemble featuring musical riches of Spain’s golden age July 14 – duo Geminiani, harpsichord and violin July 18 -- Folkers-Powell-Carroll Trio, harpsichord and two flutes July 21 -- James Richman and Concert Royal early music ensemble with Christine Brandes, soprano July 25 – Linda Kobler, Harpsichord July 28 -- Enid Sutherland and Leslie Tung cellor and fortpiano
1992 – Frank Cooper Music Director Location: St. Paul’s Episcopal Church July 6 – Frank Cooper, harpsichord recital-lecture July 9 -- Abreu-Haas, recorder/harpsichord duo July 12 – Hesperus, early music ensemble-in-residence at the Smithsonian Institution July 13 – FrankCooper Lecture I July 16 – James Richman and Concert Royal, ensemble with Christine Brandes, soprano July 19 -- Concerto Amabile, early music ensemble featuring the Italian Baroque July 20 – Frank Cooper Lecture II July 23 – Steven Rickards, Mary Springfels, Karen Louwenar-Lueck, countertenor, vioa da gamba, harpsichord July 26 -- The Musicians of Swanne Alley with lute playing by Paul O’Dette July 27 – Frank Cooper Lecture III
1993 – Frank Cooper Music Director Location: St. Paul’s Episcopal Church July 8 – James Richman and Concert Royal with Steven Rickards, countertenor July 11 – James Richman and Concert Royal with Christine Brandes, soprano and Mary Springfels, Viola da gamba July 12 – Frank Cooper, Lecture – France and the Arts – Under the Great Monarchs! July 15 – The Musical Assembly, Arthur Haas, director July 18 – The Newberry Consort, Musick for Severall Friends July 19 – Frank Cooper, Lecture – France and the Arts – Under the Emperor! July 22 – Aldo Abreu – Anthony Bailes, Recorders, Lute Duo July 25 – Calliope , a Renaissance Band July 26 – Frank Cooper, Lecture – France and the Arts – After Napoleon!
1994 – Frank Cooper Music Director Location: St. Paul’s Episcopal Church July 10 – Zephyrus Baroque Chamber Players, Music of the Five Great Bachs J uly 11 – Frank Cooper, Lecture Musical and Visual Arts in Germany July 14 – Zephyrus Baroque Chamber Players , Mozart in Mannheim July 17 – The Bach Chamber Soloists, Masters of the German Baroque July 18 – Frank Cooper, Lecture, Musical and Visual Arts in Spain July 21 – Linda Kobler, Harpsichordist, Treasures of the Harpsichord Literatures July 24 – Voice of the Turtle, Music of Spain’s Sephardic Jews July 25 – Frank Cooper, Lecture, Musical and Visual Arts in England July 28 – Soprano Ellen Hargis and Lutenist Kevin Mason, the Golden Age of English Lute Song July 31 – The King’s Noyse, 17th Century English Dances and Ballads
1995 – Frank Cooper Music Director Location: St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Lectures at IMA March 7 – Chanticleer, presented at The Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul (St. Paul’s Collaboration) Dec. 4 – The Tallis Scholars, (St.Paul’s, Trinity Collaboration) at Cathedral Sts.P and P July 9 – Hesperus – A Renaissance Festivity July 10 – Frank Cooper, Lecture – Mythology’s Models July 13 – Concert Royal – The Masters Bach and Vivaldi July 16 – Concert Royal – Purcell’s “Dido and Aeneas” July 17 – Frank Cooper, Lecture – Landscapes and Roomscapes July 20 – Bimbetta – War of Love July 23 – Lionheart – This One, Sweet Flower July 24 – Frank Cooper, Lecture --- The Testaments; Templates July 27 – Horacio Franco and Robert Heath – The Virtuoso Recorder July 30 – Chestnut Brass Company – Fanfares Across Time (program also says we will present Tafelmusik November 12 1995 – so three collaborations in one year?)
1996 – Frank Cooper Music Director Location: St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Lectures at IMA June 27 – Altramar with Jann Cosart, David Stattelman, Chris Smith, Angela Mariani June 30 – A Folia for Monica. Eva Legene, Martha McGaughey, Arthur Haas. July 1 -- Frank Cooper, Lecture “Arts of God/Arts of Man” July 9 – Viruoso Baroque. Ingrid Matthews and Byron Schenkman July 11 – Zephyrus I, Masters of the French and German Baroque July 14 – Zephyrus II, “Di Venzia”: Music of Vivaldi July 15 – Frank Cooper, Lecture “Arts of the Baroque” July 25 – Smithsonian Chamber Players I, Music of Ludwig van Beethoven July 28 – Smithsonian Chamber Players II, Music of Franz Schubert July 29 – Frank Cooper, Lecture “Arts in the Age of Reason”
1997 – Frank Cooper Music Director Location: Indianapolis Art Center Auditorium June 27 – The Mozartean Players. Schubert and Mendelssohn June 29 -- Frank Cooper, Lecture – “Medieval Splendor and Renaissance Origins” June 29 – Lionheart. Venus and St. Valentine: Virtue and Temptation in Medieval France July 11 – Hesperus. American Roots July 13 -- Frank Cooper Lecture “High Renaissance and Baroque Magnificence: Spain’s Golden Age” July 13 – The Abreu-Finney Duo. Spanish Music in Honor of the Year of Goya July 25 – The Scholars of London. “Bach Chorales and the Church Year” July 27 – Frank Cooper, Lecture – “Diverging Paths and the State of the Soul” July 27 – The Scholars of London. “The Golden Age in the Sistine Chapel”
1998 – Frank Cooper Music Director Location: Indianapolis Art Center Auditorium June 26 – La Luna Ensemble – Ellen Hargis, 17th Century German Sacred Concertos and Sonatas June 28 – Frank Cooper, Lecture “Aesthetics in the Middle Ages” June 28 – Frank Cooper, Harpsichord Music of J.S. Bach July 10 -- Kym Amps – August Denhard July 12 – Frank Cooper, Lecture “Aesthetics in the Renaissance” July 12 – Chicago Baroque Ensemble, John Marks Rozendaal, Artistic Director. July 24 – Zephyrus Baroque Chamber Players. Music for Frederick the Great July 26 – Frank Cooper, Lecture –“Aesthetics in the Baroque Era” July 26 – Zephyrus Baroque Chamber Players. Paris of the 1730’s
1999 – Frank Cooper Music Director Location: Indianapolis Art Center Auditorium June 25 – Apollo’s Fire, The Cleveland Baroque Orchestra, Jeannette Sorrell, Music Director. A Feast of Brandenburgs June 27 – Frank Cooper Lecture “The Age of Bach and Vivaldi” June 27 – Apollo’s Fire. Viva Vivaldi! July 9 – Belladonna. Folias Festivas July 11 – Frank Cooper Lecture “The Age of Palestrina and Byrd” July 11 – The Concord Ensemble. The Victory of Santiago, Voices of Renaissance Spain. July 23 – Aldo Abrell, recorders in collaboration with Chicago Baroque Ensemble Concerti Stravaganti July 25 – The Baroque Trio, Aldo Abreu, recorders; Christopher Verette, Baroque Violin, David Schrader, Harpsichord.
2000 – Frank Cooper Music Director Location: Indianapolis Art Center June 23 – Apollo’s Fire, The Cleveland Baroque Orchestra Music from Zimmerman’s Coffeehouse June 25 – Apollo’s Fire, The Cleveland Baroque Orchestra. Vivaldi and Friends June 25 – Frank Cooper Lecture “Music & Ceremony” July 7 – Zephyrus, Courtney Westcott, flute. Ingrid Matthews, violin. Claire Garabedian, cello Byron Schenkman, fortepiano July 9 – Frank Cooper Lecture “Music & The Lure of Instruments” July 9 – Ensemble for Early Music, Frederick Renz, Director. Mass For The Millennium July 20 – The Savant and the Debauche, Music at the Court of the Regent July 23 – The Four Nations Ensemble. Andrew Appel, harpsicihord and director; Ryan Brown and Claire Jolivet, violins; Loretta O’Sullivan, cello
2001 – Frank Cooper Music Director Location: Indianapolis Art Center June 22—Renaissonics June 24 – Frank Cooper Lecture “Europe: Heaven and Hell June 24 – The Rose Ensemble July 6 – Frank Cooper Lecture “ Spain: Earth and Spirit July 6 – Hesperus with Rosa Lamoreaux July 8 – Chatham Baroque July 20 – Beauty and the Beast July 22 – Frank Cooper Lecture “France: Taste and Tone” July 22 – Concert Royal
2002 – Frank Cooper Music Director Location: Indianapolis Art Center June 28 – Red Priest. Piers Adams, recorders; Julia Bishop, violin; Angela East, cello; Howard Beach, harpsichord. Baroque Fantasy June 30 – Musica Pacifica – Judith Linsenberg, recorder; Elizabeth Blumenstock, violin; Gonzalo Ruiz, oboe; David Morris, cello; Charles Sherman, harpsichord. Viva Venezia! June 30 – Frank Cooper, Lecture “The Golden Age of Music and Art in Venice” July 12 – Zephyrus. Courtney Westcott, flute; Ingrid Matthews, violin; Claire Garabedian, cello; Byron Schenkman, harpsichord. London and the New World. July 14 – Frank Cooper, Lecture “The Elegant Arts Axis – London and Paris” July 14 – Chamber Music from the Court of Versailles with Concert Royal July 26 – Lionheart. Roman Style Reborn: Palestrina, The Prince of Music July 28 – Jory Vinikour. In memoriam Igor Kipnis. Program: The Goldberg Variations BWV988
2003 – Frank Cooper Music Director Location: Indianapolis Art Center June 27 – The Rose Ensemble Cathedrals of Tudor England June 29 – Frank Cooper, Lecture “The German Genius in 18th C. Music and Art June 29 –Rebel: Telemann Alla Polacca July 11 – Capriccio Stravagante: “Les Voix Humaines” July 13 – Frank Cooper, Lecture “Royal Spectacle and the Reign of Louis XIV” July 13 – Louis Louis: A Day In The Life of Louis XIV July 25 – Musicians of the Old Post Road: Fandango! July 27 – Frank Cooper, Lecture “Iberia – its Christian, Jewish and Muslim Culture July 27 – The Ivory Consort, director Jay Effenhein: Music in the Land of Three Faiths
2004 – Frank Cooper Music Director Location: Indianapolis Art Center June 25 – The Publick Musick, Concertos for the Chamber: Vivaldi and His Followers June 27 -- Frank Cooper Lecture “Discovering The Middle Ages” June 27 – Quadriga Consort, Songs and Tunes From The Isles July 9 -- Schola Antiqua of Chicago, Voices from the Middle Ages, Calvin M. Bower, Artistic Director July 11 – Frank Cooper Lecture “ Discovering The Renaissance” July 11 -- La Monica July 23 – The Freeman/Freiberg Duo and Charles Coe, An Evening of Baroque Music and Spoken Word July 25 – Frank Cooper Lecture “Discovering The Baroque” July 25 – The Harp Consort, El arte de fantasia. Music of the golden age in Spain & the New World
2005 – Frank Cooper Music Director Location: Indiana History Center June 24 – Istanpitta: Medieval Music Ensemble June 26 – Frank Cooper Lecture “Rome the Glorious June 26 – Cappella Romana: Music of the Three Romes July 8 – Seattle Baroque: Bach Harpsichord Concertos July 10 – Frank Cooper Lecture “On the Pleasures of Hearing Really Old Musicly 10 – Seattle Baroque July 29 – Red Priest: Chamber Music from the Library of J.S. Bach July 21 – Frank Cooper, Lecture “Music and Art in the World of the Baroque July 31 – Red Priest: Pirates of the Baroque
2006 – Frank Cooper, Music Director Location: Indiana History Center June 23 – Seattle’s Baroque Northwest: Revolutionary Baroque June 25 – Frank Cooper, Lecture “Baroque Forces in Italy and France” June 25 – Seattle’s Baroque Northwest: Culture Clash: Music from France, Italy, Spain, and Poland July 7 – The Baltimore Consort: Spanish Music in the Age of Discovery. Cancioneros of the Kings of Spain July 9 – Frank Cooper, Lecture “Entanglements of Life, Music and Art in Medieval Europe July 9 – New Orleans Musica da Camera: Wave, Leaf and Stone: Images of Medieval Song July 22 – Albuquerque Baroque Players: France and Italy: “Les gouts reunis” July 23 – Frank Cooper, Lecture “The Extraordinary Story of Bach’s Mass in B Minor July 23 – New York State Baroque: J.S. Bach’s Mass in B Minor
2007: Frank Cooper, Music Director Location: Indiana History Center June 29 – Hesperus, Wild Kingdom July 1 – Boston Camerate, Carmina Burana July 6 – Musicians of the Old Post Road with mezzo-soprano Pamela Dellal, Bach and His Virtuosi July 8 – Voice of the Turtle, Roots and Shoots July 13 – Ensemble Caprice with recorder virtuoso Matthias Maute, From Heaven and Hell July 15 – Ensemble Caprice , Sturm und Drang – Storm of Passions
2008: Mark Cudek, Artistic Director Location: Indiana History Center Spring Concert-- April 6 – Gut Wind and Wire June 27 – The King’s Noyse, Le Jardin De Melodies: Songs and Dances of 16th Century Paris June 29 – The King’s Noyse, A Royal Delight: 17th-Century English Ballads and Dances July 11 – The Baltimore Consort, Adew Dundee: Early Music of Scotland July 12 – Free Family Concert by Baltimore Consort July 13 – Zephyrus, soiree Musical: Music from Paris and Versailles July 26 – Red Priest, Pirates of the Baroque, The Second Voyage July 27 – Red Priest, Johann, I’m Only Dancing!
2009: Mark Cudek, Artistic Director Location: Basile Opera Center (IHC under repairs) Spring Concert – Brio , March 22 June 26 – Reconstruction: Bedlam, Back, and Beyond June 27 – Ex Umbris: Melancholy: Downe in the Dumps in Elizabethan England July 10 – Chris Norman and David Greenberg, Baroque Virtuosity and Celtic Thunder July 12 – I Furiosi: Addicted to Love July 17 – Harmonious Blacksmith, Zimmerman’s Coffeehouse July 18 – Free Family Concert by Peabody Consort July 19 --The Peabody Consort with Actors from IRT, If Musick be the Food of Love
2010: Mark Cudek, Artistic Director Location: Indiana History Center Spring Concert – Music of the Spheres, March 26 June 25 – Artek: I Don’t Want to Love (Madrigals of Monteverdi) June 26 – Free Family Concert by Artek June 27 – Ensemble Viscera: Whips and Galleys, Ruffians and Thieves The Musical Underworld of the Jacara in 17th Century Spain July 9 – Piffaro, The Renaissance Band. The London Waytes, Music for a Renaissance Wind Band From the Time of Elizabeth I July 11 – El Mundo: Zarzuela Y Mas! Spanish Vocal Music of the 17th and 18th Centuries July 23 – Canconier: The Black Dragon, Music from the Time of Vlad Dracula July 25 – Ensemble Caprice: Vivaldi and The Baroque Gypsies
2011: Mark Cudek, Artistic Director Location: Indiana History Center Spring Concert – Newberry Consort, March 20 June 24 – Rebel with Mattias Maute: Irregular Pearls June 26 – Tempesta Di Mare: Roman Nights July 8 – Baltimore Consort: The Ladyes Delight July 9 – Free Family Concert by Baltimore Consort July 10 – Viva Vivaldi with Ronn McFarlane July 22 – Plaine and Easie: Joie Musicale July 24 – !Sacabuche!: Matteo Ricci; His Map and Music
2012: Mark Cudek, Artistic Director Location: Indiana History Center Spring Concert -- Duo Amaral: Jorge Amaral & Mia Pomerantz-Amaral April 13 June 22 – Ingrid Mathews, Baroque violin – Bach violin concertos with Seattle Baroque June 24 -- Ingrid Mathews with Byron Schenkman, harpsichord, playing intimate Bach and Biber June 29 – Gut, Wind, & Wire and the Catacoustic Consort June 30 – Free Family Concert by Gut, Wind, & Wire July 1 -- East of the River: Levantera July 13 – Vittorio Ghieimi, viola da gamba and Luca Pianca, archlute July 15 – Hesperus presents Douglas Fairbanks and the 1922 film classic Robin Hood.
2013: Mark Cudek, Artistic Director Location: Indiana History Center Spring Concert – Tallis Scholars (with Music at St. Paul’s) March 18 June 21 – Chatham Baroque: Roman Holiday (Kapsberger and friends) June 22 – Free Family Concert – Chatham Baroque June 23 – Julianne Baird, soprano: Viva Vivaldi II with the Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra June 28 – Mr. Jones & the Engines of Destruction: The Grumbling Hive June 30 – La Nef with Michael Slattery: Dowland in Dublin July 12 – Wayward Sisters: The Naughty List: Music by Braggarts, Hotheads, Curmudgeons, and Snobs July 14 – Flanders Recorder Quartet: A Chest of Flutes: transcriptions of early organ repertoire
2014: Mark Cudek, Artistic Director Locations: Landmarks Center/Indiana History Center June 20 – Musica Pacifica: Dancing in the Isles, Baroque and Traditional June 22 – Quicksilver: Stile Moderno New Music from the 17th Century June 27 – Montreal’s Pallade Musica June 29 – The Baltimore Consort: Crossing to the New World July 11 – The Peabody Consort, Mark Cudek, Director: In the Circle of Henry VIII July 13 – Hesperus: The Mark of Zorro with Douglas Fairbanks
Presidents: 1967, 68, 69 Christopher Van Dyck Brown 1970 Rita A. Hobbs 1971 Herbert C. Snyder Jr. 1972, 73, 74 Robert D. Beckman, Jr. 1975, 76 Fred E. Schlegel 1977 James A Strain 1978 Alan S. Duncanson 1979. Fred E. Schlegel 1980 Norman G. Tabler 1981 Eric A. Manterfield 1982 Jerry R. Jenkins 1983 Dorit Paul 1984 Charles A. Johnson 1985 1986, 87 J. Darrell Bakken 1988 1989 1990 L. Alan Whaley 1991,92,93,94 Gail McDermott-Bowler 1995,96,97 David A Garrett 1998,99,00 Alan S. Duncanson 2001,02,03 Dr. Charles Johnson 2004,05,06,07 David A. Garrett 2008,09,10 Ken E. Winslow 2011,12,13 GB Landrigan 2014,15 Fred E. Schlegel 2016,17 Sylvia Patterson-Scott
STAFF: MUSIC DIRECTOR: 1967 - Michael Palmer 1970 – Thomas Briccetti 1971 – Carter Nice 1973 – Frank Cooper 2007 –Mark Cudek
EXECUTIVE SECRETARY: 1973 -- Ethel Rensberger Fall 1979 – Mary Ellen Roberts
MANAGING DIRECTOR: 2007 – Gail McDermott-Bowler