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The IU Jacobs School of Music pulls out the stops for ArtsWeek 2007

More than 70 events presented to the public from February 21 to March 3

The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music celebrates 2007 ArtsWeek with a rich variety of events that range from collaborations focusing on music, dance, and technology, through an "Informatics Philharmonic" experimental project, to the glorious opera "Arabella" by Richard Strauss. A host of orchestral, chamber, solo, and ensemble performances by guests, faculty, and students from near and far complete the schedule during Bloomington's 11-day arts extravaganza.

At least three such projects have a close connection to the theme of the 2007 ArtsWeek: Technology and the Arts, and two have been supported by grants from the Office of Vice Provost for Research, the organization that coordinates and markets ArtsWeek.

CONTEMPORARY COLLABORATIONS (Supported in part by ArtsWeek)

On Thursday, February 22, at 7:00 p.m. at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater in downtown Bloomington, the IU Contemporary Dance Program, from the School of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation (HPER), and the Center for Electronic and Computer Music, from the Jacobs School of Music, will present a program of collaborative works in the performing arts and technology. Directed by professors Jeff Hass (Jacobs School) and Elizabeth Shea (HPER), the performance is offered free of charge to the public. For more about this project, go to: http://artsweek.indiana.edu/event_detail.php?recid=71.

INFORMATICS PHILHARMONIC (Supported in part by ArtsWeek)

At 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 24, in the Jacobs School's Sweeney Hall, the cutting-edge program will begin with violinists, add computer-driven orchestral accompaniment, and end up with a striking blend of new music-making. Christopher Raphael, associate professor at the IU School of Informatics will showcase his invention called Music Plus One, a sophisticated computerized instrumental accompaniment program that responds in real time to a soloist's tempo changes and other expressive gestures. Students of Jacobs professor Mimi Zweig will perform and show how adaptive computers can be to human creation. For more on this project, go to the IU Media Relations news story: http://newsinfo.iu.edu/news/page/normal/4930.html.

ARABELLA by Richard Strauss

  • February 23, 24, March 2, 3 at 8:00 p.m.
  • Presented by Indiana University Opera Theater

Opera houses utilize an amazing raft of technologies to create a magical artistic atmosphere for singers, dancers, musicians, designers, and opera directors to express themselves. With the opening night on Friday, February 23, at 8:00 p.m., Bloomington is in for a treat with Richard Strauss's luxurious Arabella in IU's Musical Arts Center. A romantic Viennese plot, with lush, waltz-time melodies depicts Count Waldner, father of Arabella and Zdenka and a habitual gambler whose fortunes have dwindled. His only hope out of this embarrassment is to marry the beautiful Arabella, who is in great demand, to a wealthy suitor. For information and a complete Web site about the upcoming production, go to: http://music.indiana.edu/opera.

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ADDITIONAL MAJOR EVENTS IN THE JACOBS SCHOOL OF MUSIC DURING ARTSWEEK

(Please consult the Jacobs School Events Calendar, http://music.indiana.edu/events, for a comprehensive listing of the 70-plus events.)

February 21, Wednesday

CHAMBER ORCHESTRA. Cliff Colnot, Conductor. W. A. Mozart: Sinfonia Concertante in E-Flat Major, K.297b; Stravinsky: Pulcinella Suite. (Auer Hall at 8pm)

February 22, Thursday

CONTEMPORARY COLLABORATIONS. Music, Dance, and Technology, featuring the Center for Electronic and Computer Music of the Jacobs School of Music, the IU Contemporary Dance Program, and the School of HPER (7:00 pm Buskirk-Chumley Theater)

February 23, Friday

IU OPERA THEATER. ARABELLA by Richard Strauss. Klauspeter Seibel, Guest Conductor; Vincent Liotta, Director; Robert O'Hearn, Designer (8:00 p.m., Musical Arts Center, with Opera Insights at 7:00 p.m.) Tickets: $25 Adults; $12 Students. Go to http://music.indiana.edu/opera for more information.

February 24, Saturday

INFORMATICS PHILHARMONIC. Mimi Zweig, Music Director; Christopher Raphael, Director of Technology. Violin performances with cutting-edge computer-driven orchestral collaboration (3:00 p.m., Sweeney Hall)

CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERT. Federico Agostini, Violin; Ik-Hwan Bae, Violin, Viola; Sharon Robinson, Cello; Sung-Mi Im, Piano. Debussy: Sonata for Cello and Piano; Sonata for Violin and Piano; W. A. Mozart: Quartet in E-Flat Major, K.493; Brahms: Quartet in C Minor, Op. 60 (6:00 p.m., Auer Hall)

IU OPERA THEATER. ARABELLA by Richard Strauss. Klauspeter Seibel, Guest Conductor; Vincent Liotta, Director; Robert O'Hearn, Designer (8:00 pm Musical Arts Center, with Opera Insights at 7:00 p.m.) Tickets: $25 Adults; $12 Students. Go to http://music.indiana.edu/opera for more information.

February 25, Sunday

PRO ARTE & CLASSICAL ORCHESTRA. John Poole, Conductor. Works by W. A. Mozart and Haydn (2:00 p.m., Auer Hall)

ORION STRING QUARTET with guest faculty Evelyne Brancart, Piano. Beethoven: Quartet, Op. 18, No. 6; Kirchner: Quartet No. 3; Schumann: Piano Quintet, Op. 44. (4:00 p.m., Auer Hall)

EXTENSIONS OF THE TRADITION. "The Enjoyment of Composition: From Stage to Audience". Presented by the African American Arts Institute, the Jacobs School of Music, and the Archivesof African American Music and Culture. Works by William C. Banfield, David N. Baker, Tyron Cooper, and Marian Harrison (8:00 p.m., Auer Hall)

February 26, Monday

Live & Free at the MAC! JAZZ ENSEMBLES. Brent Wallarab, Director ( 8:00 p.m., Musical Arts Center)

GUEST RECITAL Edoardo Catemario, Guitar (7:00 p.m., Auer Hall)

February 27, Tuesday

JAZZ COMBO CONCERT. Steve Houghton, Director (8:30 p.m., Ford-Crawford Hall)

February 28, Wednesday

Live & Free at the MAC! CONCERT ORCHESTRA. Kevin Noe, Conductor; Sean McGhee, Bass Trombone. Bernstein: Symphonic Dances from West Side Story; Schnyder: subZERO: Bass Trombone Concerto; Pierre Jalbert: Les espaces infini (8:00 p.m., Musical Arts Center)

March 1, Thursday

FACULTY COMPOSITION RECITAL. Don Freund, composer. Brian Blume, Percussion; Brenda Brenner, Violin; James Campbell, Clarinet; Don Freund, Piano; Kathryn Lukas, Flute; Susan Moses, Cello; Otis Murphy, Alto Saxophone; Daniel Shirley, Tenor; Laura Stelman, Soprano; John Rommel, Trumpet; Tasha Warren, clarinet (8:00 p.m., Auer Hall)

CLARINET CHOIR. Howard Klug, Conductor (8:30 pm. Ford-Crawford Hall)

March 2, Friday

TROMBONE FACULTY RECITAL. (7:00 p.m., Auer Hall)

IU OPERA THEATER. ARABELLA by Richard Strauss. Klauspeter Seibel, Guest Conductor; Vincent Liotta, Director; Robert O'Hearn, Designer (8:00 p.m., Musical Arts Center, with Opera Insights at 7:00 p.m.) Tickets: $25 Adults; $12 Students. Go to http://music.indiana.edu/opera for more information.

March 3, Saturday

IU OPERA THEATER. ARABELLA by Richard Strauss. Klauspeter Seibel, Guest Conductor; Vincent Liotta, Director; Robert O'Hearn, Designer (8:00 p.m., Musical Arts Center, with Opera Insights at 7:00 p.m.) Tickets: $25 Adults; $12 Students. Go to http://music.indiana.edu/opera for more information.

Don't miss the Jacobs School of Music student recitals throughout ArtsWeek, with over 20 additional performances. For more information, go to http://music.indiana.edu/events.

For information about the many additional events during ArtsWeek, go to http://artsweek.indiana.edu