Butler University’s School of Music will present more than two dozen performances during the fall 2014 semester. Most of the performances are free and open to the public without tickets, except where otherwise noted.

The Percussion Ensemble will be part of the School of Music Showcase on September 21

The Percussion Ensemble will be part of the School of Music Showcase on September 21

The fall program begins September 18 with a recital by the Jazz Faculty as part of Indy Jazz Fest. Other highlights of the fall include the conducting debut of Butler’s new Director of Bands, Michael Colburn (September 21), two Butler Symphony Orchestra concerts (September 28 and October 26), and Rejoice! (December 12 and 13).

For shows requiring tickets, contact the Clowes Memorial Hall box office at 317-940-6444, or visit ticketmaster.com for more information.

The fall lineup is below.

Jazz Faculty Recital (Indy Jazz Fest)
September 18, 7:00 p.m.
Howard L. Schrott Center for the Arts
Admission: free

School of Music Showcase Concert (Wind Ensemble, Chorale, Percussion Ensemble)
September 21, 3:00 p.m.
Howard L. Schrott Center for the Arts
Ticket required; 317-940-6444

Duckwall Artist Series presents: Butler Woodwind Faculty
September 23, 7:30 p.m.
Eidson-Duckwall Recital Hall
Admission: free

Piano at Butler presents: Sean Chen Masterclass
September 25, 2:00 p.m.
Eidson-Duckwall Recital Hall
Admission: free

Butler Symphony Orchestra
September 28, 3:00 p.m.
Howard L. Schrott Center for the Arts
Admission: free (Homecoming event)

Duckwall Artist Series presents: Butler Faculty String Quartet
September 30, 7:30 p.m.
Eidson-Duckwall Recital Hall
Admission: free

Duckwall Artist Series presents: David Murray, Double Bass
October 7, 7:30 p.m.
Eidson-Duckwall Recital Hall
Admission: free

JCA Composers’ Orchestra
October 9, 7:00 p.m.
Lilly Hall, Room 112
Admission: free

Duckwall Artist Series presents: Western Michigan Faculty Jazz Quartet
October 14, 7:30 p.m.
Eidson-Duckwall Recital Hall
Admission: free

musicstudentsconducting0314 017Duckwall Artist Series presents: Thomas Wood, Violin
October 21, 7:30 p.m.
Eidson-Duckwall Recital Hall
Admission: free

Distinguished as the first violinist to be awarded the degree Doctor of Musical Arts in Violin Performance from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Wood holds bachelor and master of music degrees from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. His teachers include Norman Paulu, Gerardo Ribeiro, Jens Ellerman, and the late Paul Rolland.

Butler Symphonic Band/Indianapolis Municipal Band
October 23, 7:00 p.m.
Howard L. Schrott Center for the Arts
Admission: free

The Symphonic Band and Indianapolis’s longest-running, all-volunteer community band perform selections by Grainger, Strauss, Grafulla, and Alfred Reed.

Butler Symphony Orchestra
October 26, 3:00 p.m.
Howard L. Schrott Center for the Arts
Ticket required; 317-940-6444

Duckwall Artist Series presents: Mei Zhong, Soprano
October 28, 7:30 p.m.
Eidson-Duckwall Recital Hall
Admission: free

Ball State University Professor of Voice has performed in operas and as a concert soloist. Program includes works by Mozart, Puccini, Strauss, Turina, and several contemporary Chinese composers.

Butler Percussion Ensemble
October 30, 7:00 p.m.
Howard L. Schrott Center for the Arts
Admission: free

Percussion music from all historical periods and from all musical styles.

Butler Wind Ensemble
October 31, 7:30 p.m.
Howard L. Schrott Center for the Arts
Admission: free (Family Weekend event)

A Halloween-themed concert featuring the music of Kenneth Hesketh, Bernard Herrmann, Eric Whitacre, Frank Ticheli, Camille Saint-Saens, and Malcolm Arnold.

Choral Concert (with Chorale, Women’s Chorus, Choir)
November 2, 3:00 p.m.
Atherton Union, Reilly Room
Admission: free (Family Weekend event)

The annual tradition continues! Butler Chorale and University Choir lead an exciting fall choral program designed to celebrate our students’ achievements.

Duckwall Artist Series presents: Gary Walters, Jazz Piano
November 4, 7:30 p.m.
Eidson-Duckwall Recital Hall
Admission: free

On the faculty of Butler University’s School of Music since 2000, Walters currently teaches Jazz Combo and Applied Jazz Piano. He records and tours with Grammy winner Carrie Newcomer and guest performs with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra.

Jazz Combos
November 6, 7:30 p.m.
Eidson-Duckwall Recital Hall
Admission: free

The perfect way to wind down from the week, this free concert series features a wonderful medley from the School of Music.

JCA Composers’ Orchestra
November 13, 7:30 p.m.
Eidson-Duckwall Recital Hall
Admission: free

Works by JCA composers, guests or Butler alumni as well as masterworks from the late 20th and early 21st centuries.

Butler Opera Theatre and Butler Jazz Ensembles Present “Music of the Greatest Generation”
November 19 and 20, 7:00 p.m.
Howard L. Schrott Center for the Arts
Ticket required; 317-940-6444

Piano at Butler presents: Kate Boyd, Piano
December 2, 7:30 p.m.
Eidson-Duckwall Recital Hall
Admission: free

Butler Chamber Choir
December 4, 7:30 p.m.
Eidson-Duckwall Recital Hall
Admission: free

Butler Wind Ensemble
December 7, 3:00 p.m.
John Wesley Free Methodist Church, 5900 West 46th Street
Admission: free

Rejoice!
December 12 and 13, 8:00 p.m.
Clowes Memorial Hall
Admission: free (ticket required; 317-940-6444)

 

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