Classical Music Month in Review
In honor of Classical Music Month, Classical Music Indy stepped up our efforts to connect the community to Classical Music. We brought 27 performances to Indy – that’s nearly one performance a day!
We brought music education to school systems by providing 6 Afterschool Indy Programs. We helped teach over 100 students with interdisciplinary lessons. Students learned how to compose music, create their own instruments, study history through music, and learn foreign languages!
With our Senior Series, CMI provided intimate social interaction at 4 different facilities for over 50 seniors. Our Senior Series aims to alleviate feelings of social isolation and provide enhanced mental health. Seniors felt connected to the music, were put at ease, and taken back to their younger days by our performances!
Our Random Acts of Music program thrived in September. We popped up in 14 locations throughout the city and surprised over 580 people with Classical Music! Many passersby stopped to listen as our musicians played in non-traditional locations like Mama Ines Mexican Bakery, Unleavened Bread Café, Eskenazi Hospital, and on the street in Broad Ripple!
Day of Random Acts of Music
On September 17, the CMI team took musicians Jenna Page and Heidi Radtke around town to play pop up concerts for the public. Leading up to the Day of Random Acts of Music we asked our Facebook followers to vote on one of the locations, and they chose Broad Ripple as our last stop. Hundreds of people were surprised and delighted by the beautiful sounds of flute and saxophone! One listener gave her heartfelt thanks saying, “You are making the world a better place to be in!” Listen to Heidi Radtke perform Bach here, and Jenna Page perform a portion of “Zoom Tube” here.
For each week of September, CMI created a Spotify playlist. Playlists range from Baroque Era to Classical Era to Romantic Era to Twentieth Century Classical. If you missed listening to these playlists in September, don’t worry! CMI will be keeping the playlists active. To listen, search for Classical Music Indy on Spotify or click here!
Celebrate! A Community Concert Honoring Classical Music Month
The grand finale of Classical Music Month took place at the Grove Haus on September 30. The concert had a casual atmosphere and featured intimate chamber music in a unique space. Our quartet, comprised of Eric Edberg, May Phang, Nicole Brockmann, all DePauw University Faculty, and Allison Nyquist, of the Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra, played Mozart’s Quartet for Piano and Strings in E-Flat Major, K. 493 and Astor Piazzola’s The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires.
Audience members thoroughly appreciated the dynamic lyricism of the Mozart and were pleasantly surprised by the vibrant rhythm of Piazzola’s music. During the intermission the musicians took the time to mingle with audience members, sharing stories and insight on the night’s music. Reports from attendees indicate that a fun and truly unique experience was had by all!
If you missed the finale of our Classical Music Month Celebration, you can hear the first movement of Astor Piazzola’s The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires here.
Thank you Grove Haus for hosting our Community Concert and thank you to Soulful Sounds Photography for the amazing photos!
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