The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music is pleased to announce that Norwegian-born Espen Jensen is its new director of admissions and financial aid. He began his activities as director March 18, 2013.
The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music will celebrate Giuseppe Verdi's 200th birthday with a free public concert of the Italian composer's "Requiem" at the Center for the Performing Arts in Carmel, the school's first formal appearance at the center's Palladium. The performance, at 8 p.m. Friday, April 19, will feature the Jacobs School's Concert Orchestra, Oratorio Chorus and four student soloists.
The Indiana University Pro Arte Singers and the IU 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.
Three Indiana University Jacobs School of Music alumni are featured in the August 2012 cover story of Opera News, "Opera's Next Wave: the Voices and Faces of the Future."
As part of Indiana University's second annual Summer Festival of the Arts, the Jacobs School of Music has assembled a Summer Music series of more than 40 free and ticketed events from June 13 through July 27. In all, the series offers an array of world-class concerts featuring orchestra, chamber music, piano, band, percussion, opera, jazz and other special events.
IU Cinema to host world premiere of silent film score written, conducted by Jacobs School of Music students
The world premiere of "The David Copperfield Project," a collaboration between IU Cinema and the Jacobs School of Music, will begin at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4. The cinema commissioned IU sophomore Ari Fisher to score the 75-minute silent film, which will be performed by a 17-member student orchestra conducted by master's student Nicholas Hersh.
The Jacobs School of Music's 2011 Symphonic Series, a highlight of the Indiana University Summer Festival of the Arts, begins Friday, July 1, at the IU Auditorium with a performance by violin virtuoso and Jacobs faculty member Joshua Bell and the Summer Festival Orchestra, conducted by Michael Stern.
As part of the inaugural Indiana University Summer Festival of the Arts, the Jacobs School of Music has assembled a "Summer Music" series of more than 40 free and ticketed events from June 20 through Aug. 10. In all, the series offers an array of world-class concerts featuring orchestra, chamber music, piano, band, percussion, opera, chorus and other special events. Highlights this year include violin virtuoso and Jacobs faculty member Joshua Bell, legendary pianist Distinguished Professor Menahem Pressler and eclectic string trio Time for Three.
The IU Cinema will present the world premiere theatrical re-release of the classic silent film Metropolis (1927) this weekend. The screening will re-create the director's original vision, reinserting the 25 minutes of "lost footage" that was cut by Paramount for the U.S. release in 1927. The film will be accompanied by the film's first newly arranged orchestral score for a salon orchestra. "The potential of doing world premieres here is a real honor," said Jacobs School Dean Gwyn Richards. "This is a wonderful opportunity for our students."
Indiana University and The Cleveland Orchestra celebrate the Orchestra's first IU residency, to take place Jan. 24-26, 2011. The Orchestra will perform works by R. Strauss, Wagner and Bartók at IU Auditorium, Jan. 25, and selected IU students will have an opportunity to perform in a side-by-side rehearsal with the musicians on Jan. 24. Music Director Franz Welser-Möst, orchestra musicians and administrators will offer additional educational activities for IU and Bloomington students during the three-day residency. Click here for access to the full schedule.
Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music announced today that 28-year-old Krzysztof Urbanski will be appointed an adjunct professor of music in the area of orchestral conducting. It was also announced this week (Oct. 19) that the Polish conductor will become music director of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra.
Leonard Slatkin will conduct the IU Philharmonic Orchestra on Sept. 15 in a season-opening concert at the Musical Arts Center. The program will include Cindy McTee's Double Play and Hector Berlioz's Symphonie Fantastique, Op.14.
Following live-streamed performances of IU Opera and Ballet Theater productions over the past year, the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music will stream this evening's performance of the IU Philharmonic Orchestra live over the Internet.
The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music continues to nurture and present the world's greatest musicians. With four new IU Opera and Ballet Theater productions, in addition to the usual hundreds of other performances, the Jacobs School offers another ambitious season in 2008-09. Two internationally distinguished Jacobs faculty talents join forces to kick off the orchestral season on Sept. 17 as Leonard Slatkin conducts the IU Philharmonic Orchestra and violinist Joshua Bell at 8 p.m. in the IU Auditorium.
The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music took center stage at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts this past weekend with a trio of performances by two of its most high profile recent faculty appointees: world-renowned conductor Leonard Slatkin and pianist André Watts.
Two world-class concerts will take place this evening in different venues in the nation's capital: the Kennedy Center's Hall of Nations and the Library of Congress. Both feature Indiana University Jacobs School of Music-related musicians.
Following a number of guest appearances at the Indiana University Summer Music Festival, internationally recognized American conductor Leonard Slatkin has decided to make the IU Jacobs School of Music his academic home, it was announced today (Oct. 27). Slatkin, music director of the National Symphony Orchestra and five-time Grammy Award-winner, will be named the Arthur R. Metz Foundation Conductor at the Jacobs School.
With the addition of Israeli-born conductor Uriel Segal to its ranks, the School of Music may have cemented its status as one of the world's elite destinations for orchestral study and performance.