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Summer Music Chamber Series showcases wide range of contemporary works, including premieres

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The chamber music leg of the Jacobs School's 2013 Summer Music series begins at 8 p.m. this Thursday, June 27, in Auer Hall with the Rubens Quartet performing Stravinsky's Three Pieces for String Quartet, Dutilleux's "Ainsi la nuit" and Bartók's String Quartet No. 4.

Indiana University String Academy Virtuosi to perform in Argentina and Brazil

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Members of the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music String Academy, directed by Jacobs professor Mimi Zweig, will leave this Sunday, June 2, for a performance tour of Argentina and Brazil, returning June 19.

IU Jacobs School faculty violinist Alexander Kerr receives Distinguished Hoosier Award

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Indiana University President Michael A. McRobbie bestowed the Distinguished Hoosier Award on violinist Alexander Kerr during an April 24 ceremony at Bryan House on the Bloomington campus. Kerr is professor of music and Linda and Jack Gill Chair in Music at the IU Jacobs School of Music.

IU Jacobs School of Music appoints violinist, composer and conductor Joseph Swensen to faculty

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The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music is pleased to announce the appointment of violinist and conductor Joseph Swensen as visiting professor of music (violin). He will join the faculty in the fall of 2013.

IU Jacobs School of Music presents quartet concert at Kennedy Center

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Four students from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, all members of the recently formed Wasmuth Quartet, will perform at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, April 9, at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. The performance is part of the center's Conservatory Project, a concert series showcasing artists from America's leading music schools.

IU Jacobs School of Music appoints violinist Grigory Kalinovsky to faculty

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The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music is pleased to announce that violinist Grigory Kalinovsky will join its String Department faculty full time as professor of music in the fall of 2013, pending approval by the Trustees of Indiana University.

Jacobs School students win in National Society of Arts and Letters competitions

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Indiana University Jacobs School of Music students received numerous awards in the Bloomington Chapter of the 2013 National Society of Arts and Letters voice, instrumental and ballet competitions recently held at the school.

Indiana University String Academy Virtuosi will play Carnegie Hall

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Twenty-one members of the String Academy Virtuosi -- a gifted group of violinists, violists and cellists between the ages of 12 and 18 who study in the pre-college program at the Jacobs School of Music -- will perform in Carnegie Hall's Zankel Hall at 7:30 p.m. March 11, 2013.

Pacifica Quartet performs first concert as Jacobs School ensemble-in-residence

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Celebrating its appointment as the first quartet-in-residence at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music in 50 years, the Pacifica Quartet will offer a free public performance in Auer Hall at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20.

European Union Youth Orchestra communicates through music at IU Auditorium

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The European Union Youth Orchestra, an ensemble of Europe's finest young musicians, will give its Bloomington debut concert at IU Auditorium at 7 p.m. Sunday, April 22. Founded in 1976, the 116-member orchestra is the only cultural project to include musicians from all 27 European Union member countries, a symbol of European harmony and future hope.

World-renowned Pacifica Quartet appointed quartet-in-residence at IU Jacobs School of Music

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The Grammy Award-winning Pacifica Quartet, one of the leading chamber music ensembles worldwide, has been appointed quartet-in-residence at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music.

IU students, alumna named 2012 Marshall Scholars

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Indiana University students Madalyn Parnas and Miles Taylor and alumna Elizabeth Ogonek have been named 2012 Marshall Scholars, tying the university's 1995 record for highest number of recipients for the prestigious scholarship in a single year. Founded by the British Parliament in 1953 to commemorate the Marshall Plan, in which the United States helped the countries of Western Europe rebuild after the destruction of World War II, the scholarships pay for graduate study at any university in the United Kingdom.

Midori to give master class at the Jacobs School of Music Oct. 10

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Acclaimed violinist Midori will visit the IU Jacobs School of Music to offer a master class on Monday, Oct. 10, at 7:00 p.m. in Auer Hall. Four Jacobs School violinists--two graduates and two undergraduates--will participate in the class. The event is free and open to the public.

Laredo and Robinson celebrate 35 years in concert this Sunday

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Marking their 35th anniversary as both life- and artistic-partners, Jacobs School faculty members Jaime Laredo, violin, and Sharon Robinson, cello, will perform a free concert in Auer Hall Sunday, Oct. 9, with students from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. Part of the Jacobs School's "Sundays in Auer" chamber series, the program includes Vivaldi's Concerto for Four Violins and Strings in B Minor, Fauré's Elegie for eight cellos, Schulhoff's Duo for Violin and Cello and the Brahms Sextet in B-Flat Major.

IU Jacobs Professor Jorja Fleezanis receives honorary doctorate from New England Conservatory

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Jorja Fleezanis, professor of violin and Henry A. Upper Chair in Orchestral Studies at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, received an honorary doctorate from New England Conservatory May 22 during its commencement ceremonies. Additionally, she delivered the commencement address.

IU Jacobs School of Music presents Nelli Shkolnikova Memorial Concert

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The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music will honor one of its former faculty members during the Nelli Shkolnikova Memorial Concert on Monday, March 7, at 8 p.m. in Auer Concert Hall. Professor Shkolnikova was a member of the string faculty at the Jacobs School from 1987 until her retirement in May 2005. She passed away in Australia on Feb. 2, 2010.

IU Jacobs School of Music announces winners of Concerto Competition

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The Jacobs School of Music has announced the recent student winners of concerto competitions in areas of violin, cello, brass and harp. The instrumentalists will perform with the Philharmonic, Symphony and University Orchestras as well as with the Wind Ensemble. A concerto will be included in IU Ballet Theater's spring ballet. All of the concerts are free and open to the public unless otherwise indicated. The first concert features harpist Emily Levin March 2 at 8 p.m. in the Musical Arts Center.

IU Jacobs School of Music students to perform at Kennedy Center

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Five students from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music will perform Sunday, February 27, at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. The performance is part of the center's Conservatory Project, a weeklong concert series showcasing artists from America's leading music schools. The 6 p.m. performance on the Millennium Stage in the Terrace Theater is free and open to the public and will be streamed live on the Web at 6 p.m. EST. The streamed concert will be available at http://www.kennedy-center.org/programs/millennium.

Student winners announced for Concerto Competitions in the IU Jacobs School of Music

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The Jacobs School of Music today (Feb. 4, 2011) announced the winners of recent piano, violin and double bass competitions for performances with the Chamber, Concert, Philharmonic and University orchestras. All of the following concert events, performed by competition winners, are free and open to the public.

Jacobs Professor Alexander Kerr appointed concertmaster of Dallas Symphony Orchestra

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The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music announced today that the Dallas Symphony Orchestra has appointed Alexander Kerr as concertmaster, effective Sep. 1, 2011. While taking on these duties, Kerr will maintain his post as a full-time professor of music in the Jacobs School.




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