Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra Treats Audiences to Baroque this Spring

The series is free, but registration is required. Performances will be available for weekly viewing via Vimeo. Check out the Indianapolis Symphony website to receive your link to watch!

In what organizers call “perfect timing,” a small ensemble of Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra musicians gathered on stage in early March to record a series of Baroque music videos that will be released over the course of eight weeks beginning March 24.
That “perfect timing” evolved from the gift of a harpsichord from the husband of former ISO Music Director, the late Raymond Leppard.

Under the creative leadership of Associate Conductor Jacob Joyce, the ISO DeHaan Virtual Baroque Series invites viewers to an eight-week program series of Baroque music beginning March 24.

  • Program 1: What is the Baroque?
  • Program 2: Corelli & Rome
  • Program 3: Vivaldi & Venice
  • Program 4: War of the Buffoons
  • Program 5: The Concerto
  • Program 6: Bach
  • Program 7: Handel
  • Program 8: The Harpsichord

Each episode includes approximately 15 minutes of performance and an additional 10 minutes of interviews and commentary about the music. The series is free, but registration is required. Performances will be available for weekly viewing via Vimeo.

The entire series includes a harpsichord made by English harpsichord maker Robert Goble, which is specially highlighted in the final episode. The harpsichord was owned by Raymond Leppard and was recently restored and gifted to the ISO by Raymond’s husband, Jack Bloom.

The ISO is grateful to Jack for this extraordinary instrument, which will be played by Tatiana Lokhina, a doctoral student from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. She is one of two Jacobs School students joining ISO musicians for these performances. The ISO also welcomes oboist Donovan Brown. Thanks to both of these young musicians for their artistry and for the opportunity to showcase the next generation of musical talent.

Series special guests include:

  • Wynton Marsalis, who made several recordings of classical trumpet with Leppard
  • Nicholas McGegan, music director laureate, Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale
  • Jeannette Sorrell, artistic director, Apollo’s Fire
  • Marianne Tobias, ISO program book annotator
  • Ann DePrez, Board Chair, Christel House Schools, representing Christel DeHaan Family Foundation.

This video series was generously underwritten by the Christel DeHaan Family Foundation. Christel DeHaan was a passionate advocate for the arts whose long friendship with Raymond Leppard makes this program especially poignant.

More info on Indianapolis Symphony website

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