2020-2021 Laureate Series

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Time for Three

Tuesday, January 26 – 5:30 PM & 8:00 PM
The Cabaret | 924 North Pennsylvania

Trio sensation and Indy favorite Time for Three returns to perform two programs in one night. Arrive after work for the 5:30 PM happy hour concert (60 minutes) and a free beverage voucher, or order dinner (food catered by The Jazz Kitchen) during the full length 8:00 PM performance. Set in the beautifully majestic Cabaret Theater, the evening features Nick Kendall and Charles Yang on violin/vocals and Ranaan Meyer on bass/vocals. Reserved tables are only available for the 8:00 PM performance for $10 per seat – contact the IVCI office for more information.

The National Bank of Indianapolis is a proud Supporting Sponsor for the evening.

Romanian Fireworks: 2018 Laureate Ioana Cristina Goicea
Debut Recital

Tuesday, February 23 – 7:30 PM
Indiana History Center | 450 W Ohio St

2018 Laureate Ioana Cristina Goicea opens her Indianapolis recital debut with music inspired by her native Romania, followed by three of the violin repertoire's most treasured works.

Bartók
Romanian Folk Dances for Violin and Piano
Enescu
Sonata No. 3 in A minor, Op. 25 for Violin and Piano
Ravel
Sonata No. 2 in G major for Violin and Piano
Tchaikovsky
Méditation and Mélodie from Souvenir d’un lieu cher, Op. 42
Saint-Saëns
Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso, Op. 28

Jaime Laredo’s 80th Birthday Celebration!

Tuesday, March 23 – 7:30 PM
Indiana History Center | 450 W Ohio St

This season we celebrate the 80th birthday of our beloved friend, IVCI Artistic Director Jaime Laredo. Together with former Laureates, jury members and other distinguished artists, we honor Maestro Laredo who has helped lead The Indianapolis to its worldwide prominence. Featured artists include IVCI Laureates Jinjoo Cho (2014 Gold Medalist), Shannon Lee (2018 Laureate), former jury member Malcolm Lowe (retired Concertmaster of the Boston Symphony Orchestra), violists Yu Jin (Principal, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra) and Steven Tenenbom (Orion String Quartet), and cellists Sharon Robinson (Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio) and Keith Robinson (Miami String Quartet).

Telemann
Concerto for Four Violins in D major
Brahms
Sextet in B flat Major, No. 1, Op. 18
Mendelssohn
Octet in E-flat major, Op. 20

 

The National Bank of Indianapolis is a proud Supporting Sponsor for the evening.

Dreamers’ Circus

Thursday, April 8 – 7:30 PM
Indiana Landmarks - Cook Theater | 1201 Central Avenue

Rooted by a love of traditional Scandinavian folk music and blended with elements of classical and jazz, Dreamers’ Circus brews it all together to create something ingenious. Consisting of violinist Rune Tonsgaard Sørenson (Danish String Quartet), pianist Nikolaj Busk and citternist Ale Carr, Dreamers’ Circus “strives to invoke a place of freedom, somewhere for our imagination to play in and a space for dreaming.” Full tables are available for reservation at $10 per seat; contact the IVCI office for more information.

The National Bank of Indianapolis is a proud Supporting Sponsor for the evening.

Heroic Saint-Saëns and Beethoven
with 1986 Gold Medalist Kyoko Takezawa
and Chih-Yi Chen, piano

Thursday, May 20 – 7:30 PM
Indiana History Center | 450 W Ohio St

1986 Gold Medalist Kyoko Takezawa collaborates with pianist Chih-Yi Chen to feature Saint-Saëns’ noble Sonata No. 1, a work which echoes the heroic musical language of Beethoven. The pair also performs Beethoven’s Sonata No. 10 in G, Chopin’s sentimental Nocturne in D-flat, and Bloch’s Baal Shem Suite.

Beethoven
Sonata No. 10 for Piano and Violin in G major, Op. 96
Bloch
Baal Shem Suite
Chopin
Nocturne in D-flat, Op. 27, No. 2
Saint-Saëns
Sonata No. 1 for Violin and Piano in D minor, Op. 75

French Soundscapes: 2018 Bronze Medalist Luke Hsu
with 2019 USA International Harp Competition
Gold Medalist Mélanie Laurent
and Ronen Chamber Ensemble

Thursday, June 3 – 7:30 PM
Indiana Landmarks - Grand Hall | 1201 Central Avenue

2018 Bronze Medalist Luke Hsu combines forces with 2019 USA International Harp Competition Gold Medalist Mélanie Laurent in a program featuring the beautifully unique pairing of violin and harp, including Piazzolla’s capricious Histoire du Tango and Saint-Saëns’ Fantaisie for Violin and Harp. The program closes with a collaboration with the Ronen Chamber Ensemble in Ravel’s famed Introduction and Allegro for Harp, Flute, Clarinet and String Quartet.

Cras
Suite en Duo
Piazzolla
Histoire du Tango
Mchedelov
Variations on a Theme of Paganini
Ysaÿe
Sonata No. 6 in E major, Op. 27 for Solo Violin
Saint-Saëns
Fantaisie for Violin and Harp, Op. 124
Ravel
Introduction and Allegro for Harp, Flute, Clarinet and String Quartet
All programs subject to change.
2020-2021 Laureate Series