Monday extravanganza closes concert series

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UIndy’s acclaLeppard conducting in RLPH - webimed Faculty Artist Concert Series will wrap up its 33rd year Monday night with a Season Finale featuring the classical and jazz talents of the Department of Music faculty, alumni and guests.

The program promises a whirlwind musical tour of the 18th through 20th centuries, opening with Haydn’s G-Major Trio (H.XV:32) and showcasing distinguished wind faculty in Paul Hindemith’s Kleine Kammermusik, Op. 24, No. 2. Kathleen Hacker and Mitzi Westra will join pianist Elisabeth Hoegberg in vocal duets of Brahms; Austin Hartman and Richard Ratliff will perform music of Charles Ives. UIndy Director of Jazz Studies Harry Miedema will conclude the evening, teaming with UIndy alum Nick Tucker in “Solar” by Miles Davis. Miedema’s performance will be his last at UIndy before his retirement at the end of the academic year.

The free show begins at 7:30 p.m. Monday in the elegant Ruth Lilly Performance Hall of UIndy’s Christel DeHaan Fine Arts Center.

The full list of players is: Harry Miedema, tenor saxophone; Austin Hartman, violin; Dennis McCafferty, cello; Richard Ratliff, piano; Nick Tucker, double bass; Kathleen Hacker, soprano; Mitzi Westra, mezzo-soprano; Elisabeth Hoegberg, piano; Anne Reynolds, flute; Pamela French, oboe; Cathryn Gross, clarinet; Darin Sorley, horn; and Mark Ortwein, bassoon.

Allee, Garzone lead lineup for UIndy Jazz Week

UIndy Jazz Week - Steve Allee - webPianist-composer Steve Allee and his big band will close UIndy’s seventh annual Jazz Week with an appearance on Saturday, April 12.

The Steve Allee Big Band and saxophonists George Garzone and Jamey Aebersold highlight a full schedule of concerts April 7-12 during UIndy’s seventh annual Jazz Week.

All performances begin at 7:30 p.m. in Ruth Lilly Performance Hall of UIndy’s Christel DeHaan Fine Arts Center. Admission prices vary. Tickets and more information are available through the Event Ticketing Center at (317) 788-3251 or

Jazz Week gives audiences a chance to see top local, regional and national talents in a family-friendly setting. This will be the final Jazz Week for its founder, veteran musician and UIndy Director of Jazz Studies Harry Miedema, who is retiring this spring.

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