The 44th Indianapolis Early Music Festival

On Saturday morning of July 9, the Baltimore Consort hosts a free children's concert.

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The 44th Indianapolis Early Music Festival

Baroque and Renaissance music on three summer weekends.


Glick Indiana History Center 450 West Ohio St. Indianapolis, IN

June 24, 26; July 8,9,10 and July 22 and 24, 2011

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The 44th Indianapolis Early Music Festival runs on weekends from June 24th through July 24th in the Glick Indiana History Center.

The festival’s artistic director is Mark Cudek. Cudek is the director of the Early Music Department at the Peabody Conservatory at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. He’s an accomplished performer who plays guitar, recorder, crumhorn, bass viol, and percussion.

“Each year for the festival we seek to balance music from the baroque and the renaissance with an occasional entry written during the medieval period. This summer we’re at three and three.”

“I’m especially happy about our opening on June 24. Recorder player Matthias Maute is a real favorite with the Indianapolis audience. Frankly, he’s also one of my favorite performers. I encouraged the group Rebel to make a program featuring him.”

“They’ll be followed on the Sunday of that same weekend by the group Tempesta di Mare. The name comes from a violin concerto. It translates as ‘the sea storm’ and they are indeed a tempestuous ensemble. They’re bringing a program called ‘Roman Nights’ with vocal and instrumental music by Alessandro Scarlatti and George Frederick Handel. Their singer, Clara Rottsolk is a rising star in the world of early music.”

“The weekend of July 8 is quite packed. My own Baltimore Consort opens the weekend on Friday with a regular concert and then on Saturday morning we’ll host a free children’s concert. That Sunday evening Ronn McFarlane presents Viva Vivaldi and there’s even a chance that he may play a few of his own original songs.”

“The Festival will wrap up on the weekend of July 22. On Friday the award winning young group Plaine and Easie plays in an evening of music for strings and voices. The Sunday finale will indeed be a finale. !Sacabuche! brings a show based on the experiences of the Jesuit Cardinal Ricci in China. Ricci went to China to bring Christianity and in many ways took back more than he brought. The large ensemble combines instruments, voices, video of Ricci’s great map and narration from the period and the present.”

Each year for the festival we seek to balance music from the baroque and the renaissance with an occasional entry written during the medieval period. This summer we’re at three and thre
George Walker

George Walker was born in Winchester, Virginia, and raised in Owl’s Head, Maine, and Valhalla, New York. After graduating from the University of Michigan, he came to Bloomington in 1966 and completed an M.A.T. degree in English at Indiana University. George began announcing for WFIU in 1967. Currently, along with regularly hosting classical music shows, he interviews artists in a wide variety of areas and reviews plays and operas. He’s the proud father of grown sons Ben Walker (and his wife Elise Katzif Walker) and Aaron Walker. In his time away from WFIU, George enjoys an active life with wife Carolyn Lipson-Walker, singing, reading, exercising and playing guitar.

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