2019-2020 Laureate Series
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Heroic Saint-Saëns and Beethoven
1986 Gold Medalist Kyoko Takezawa showcases a noble side of Saint-Saëns, who drew inspiration for his first sonata from Beethoven. Combined with Chopin's beloved Nocturne in D-flat and Bloch's lyrical Baal Shem Suite, Takezawa and pianist Chih-Yi Chen delight in this inspirationally heroic program.
Forces of Nature: Beethoven and Jalbert
Beethoven was known to find inspiration strolling through the German and Austrian countrysides, saturating his music with the love of nature. 2002 Bronze Medalist Soovin Kim, along with pianist Gloria Chien and cellist Paul Watkins (Emerson Quartet) present two of Beethoven’s most celebrated piano trios, along with the nature-inspired Piano Trio No. 2 by American composer Pierre Jalbert.
Co-presented by Ensemble Music Society
Tessa Lark's Hot Swing: Gypsy Jazz Returns!
Transport yourself back to the swinging Parisian cafés of the 1930s with the music of Django Reinhardt and Stéphane Grappelli as 2014 Silver Medalist Tessa Lark and bassist Michael Thurber return with their popular Hot Swing: Gypsy Jazz program, back by popular demand. Lark and Thurber will be joined by guitarists Frank Vignola and Alex Wintz. Set in the majestic Cabaret theater in downtown Indianapolis, patrons can enjoy the performance at reserved tables, which are available here or by calling (317) 637-4574.
All programs subject to change.