Indiana University

Browse By Topic


For Journalists

Music Publicity
Phone: 812-855-9846
E-mail: musicpub[at]indiana [dot] edu

Indiana University’s School of Music Presents

2004 Summer Music Festival

Bloomington, IN, Thursday, June 3, 2004 — The upcoming School of Music's 2004 Summer Music Festival is set to present a spectacular array of opera, concerts, workshops, and talks. This year's substantial offering includes four major series: the IU Opera Theater presenting two lovely gems, the superb Symphonic Series directed by world-renowned conductors, the Chamber Music Series with some of the most impressive ensembles from around the country, and the Outdoor Band Concerts - always a community favorite. In addition to these events, the School of Music will host the ground-breaking Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra, directed by IU's Distinguished Professor David Baker.

Many of these events are free, in addition to the School of Music's numerous recitals that will continue throughout the summer. For more information about the free concerts and recitals, please check

For ticketed events, purchases can be made at the Auer Hall Ticket Office, open 10 a.m.-5 p.m., M-F, all TicketMaster outlets, by phone through TicketMaster at 812.333.9955, and online at For events taking place at the IU Auditorium or the Lee Norvelle Theatre and Drama Center, purchases can also be made at the IU Auditorium Box Office without extra fees.

The IU Opera Theater will create a brand new production of Jerry Bock's award-winning She Loves Me. This popular musical is a warm romantic comedy considered by many to be the most charming musical ever written. Based on a play by Miklos Laszlo called Parfumerie, the story follows two feuding clerks who find solace in their anonymous romantic pen pals, who are none other than each other! This wonderful story is familiar to many of us: it has been adapted to the films Shop Around the Corner (starring Margaret Sullivan and James Stewart), The Good Old Summertime (featuring Judy Garland and Van Johnson), and most recently You've Got Mail (with Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks). The original production of She Loves Me ran during the 1963-64 Broadway season, earning five Tony Award nominations and one win for featured actor Jack Cassidy. A revival 30 years later received nine Tony nominations and again the lead actor, Boyd Gaines, won the award.

Giacomo Puccini's famous Tosca is an emotional thriller about love, power, and tragedy. Based on Victorien Sardou's French play, this beautiful and dark opera is one of the most appealing of the standard repertoire. The IU Opera Theater's production will transport audiences to Rome in 1800 at a time of war. Floria Tosca, a prima donna, pursued by Scarpia, chief of the Roman police, finds herself caught in a complex web of deception in which she tries and fails to save her love, the painter and liberal patriot Cavaradossi.

The Symphonic Series features the virtuosic Festival Orchestra, which is made up of outstanding students and distinguished members of the School of Music faculty. The three concerts, covering a large selection of orchestral works, will take advantage of the musical leadership given by world-class guest conductors Alexander Kerr, Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, and Roberto Abbado. This series also includes a free performance by the Symphony Orchestra, which will be conducted by the distinguished Clifford Colnot.

The Chamber Music Series features many guest artists in a more intimate setting. Returning for performances this summer are the renowned Penderecki Quartet and Beaux Arts Trio. Audiences will also have the opportunity to hear pianist Jeannette Koekkoek perform with Howard Klug and Festival Orchestra guest conductor Alexander Kerr. Violinist Barnabás Kelemen and pianist Gergely Bogányi will perform a recital together. The additional concerts by the American Chamber Players (whose pianist is IU faculty member Jean-Louis Haguenauer), the Cole Duo, the Borromeo Quartet, the Corigliano Quartet, and a group from the Steans Institute for Young Artists will make this summer's Chamber Music Series gratifying and memorable.

Directed by Stephen W. Pratt, Douglas Stotter, and David C. Woodley, the Outdoor Band Concerts give local and regional audiences the chance to enjoy the beauty of Bloomington's tranquil summer evenings with popular favorites, solos, light classics, and marches. The concerts are free and open to the public (dogs allowed!) and will take place in on the Musical Arts Center Lawn on Jordan Avenue.

In addition to these concerts, the great Spanish virtuoso Alicia de Larrocha will be in residence at Indiana University from July 27-30, 2004 to give master classes principally on the works of the representative Iberian composers. For a brochure about this unique event, please contact Helena Walsh, Office of Special Programs, Indiana University School of Music, Bloomington, IN 47405. E-mail: musicsp2 [at] indiana [dot] edu ( or call (812) 855-1814.

The Sixth USA International Harp Competition will take place this year during the Summer Music Festival from July 1-11. Founded by IU Distinguished Professor of Harp Susann McDonald, this prestigious competition occurs every three years. In conjunction with the competition, there will be the Master Harpists Series, featuring concerts and lectures. For more information about this series, visit the website at

Detailed information on each series follows.

Summer 2004 Events Schedule

Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra
David Baker, Artistic & Musical Director
General admission tickets: $14/$8 (IUB Students)

August 14 IU Auditorium

IU Opera Theater

See ticket information below

She Loves Me
by Jerry Bock

Location: Ruth N. Halls Theatre, Lee Norvelle Theatre and Drama Center
Dates: July 9 & 10, 8 p.m. July 11, 3 p.m.
Stage Director: Vincent Liotta
Conductor: Dale Reiling
Set Designer: Robert O'Hearn

Opera Ticket Information for the Lee Norvelle Theatre and Drama Center:
Regular: $25 IUB Students: $18

by Giacomo Puccini

Location: IU Auditorium
Dates: July 30 & 31, 8 p.m.
Stage Director: Dorothy Danner
Conductor: Imre Palló

Opera Ticket Information for the IU Auditorium:

Regular IUB Students

Center Orchestra $25 $18

Side Orchestra $20 $14

Rear Orchestra $15 $10

Symphonic Series
Festival Orchestra Series
General admission tickets: $14/$8 (IUB Students)

July 1 Auer Hall, 8 p.m.
Alexander Kerr, Concertmaster and Conductor

July 22 IU Auditorium, 8 p.m.
Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, Conductor

August 5 IU Auditorium, 8 p.m.
Roberto Abbado, Conductor

Symphony Orchestra Concert
July 13 IU Auditorium, 8 p.m.
Clifford Colnot, Conductor

Summer Chamber Music Series
General admission tickets: $14/$8 (IUB Students)
All concerts at Auer Hall at 8 p.m., unless otherwise noted
* Denotes free concerts

June 25 & 29 Penderecki Quartet
June 26 Howard Klug and Jeannette Koekkoek*
June 27 American Chamber Players

Note: this concert is at 4 p.m.

June 28 The Cole Duo*
June 30 Alexander Kerr and Jeannette Koekkoek
July 6 Borromeo Quartet
July 8 Corigliano Quartet
July 12 Steans Institute for Young Artists*
July 14 Barnabás Kelemen and Gergely Bogányi
July 18 Beaux Arts Trio

Note: There will be a second Beaux Arts Trio concert, TBA.

Outdoor Band Concerts

Free Concerts, all at 7 p.m.

July 14 MAC Lawn Stephen W. Pratt and Douglas Stotter
July 21 MAC Lawn David C. Woodley and Douglas Stotter
July 28 MAC Lawn Stephen W. Pratt and Douglas Stotter

Musical Arts Center Lawn: in front of the MAC, on Jordan Avenue
Rain location: Recital Hall

Performances in chronological order:

25 Penderecki Quartet
26 Howard Klug and Jeannette Koekkoek *
27 American Chamber Players
28 Cole Duo *
29 Penderecki Quartet
30 Alexander Kerr and Jeannette Koekkoek

1 Festival Orchestra Series, Concert I
6 Borromeo Quartet
8 Corigliano Quartet
9 She Loves Me
10 She Loves Me
11 She Loves Me - matinee
12 Steans Institute *
13 Symphony Orchestra *
14 Barnabás Kelemen and Gergely Bogányi
14 Outdoor Band Concert *
18 Beaux Arts Trio
21 Outdoor Band Concert *
22 Festival Orchestra Series, Concert II
28 Outdoor Band Concert *
30 Tosca
31 Tosca

5 Festival Orchestra Series, Concert III
14 Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra

*Denotes a free event. Additional free concerts and recitals by students, faculty, and guest artists will be scheduled throughout the summer. For more information, contact the School of Music's Office of Marketing and Publicity at (812)855-9846 or go to


Amy Goldenberg
PR Coordinator
Phone: (812) 855-9846
E-mail: Alain Barker
Interim Director of Marketing and Publicity
Phone: (812) 856-5719