The 2014–15 arts season: celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Christel DeHaan Fine Arts Center

CDFAC-007For a full calendar of arts events at UIndy, visit www.uindy.edu/arts. For ticket information, call the Event Ticketing Center at (317) 788-3251 or visit the ETC in the Ransburg Auditorium lobby during business hours.

The 2014–15 arts season at UIndy marks the 20th anniversary of the Christel DeHaan Fine Arts Center, which opened in 1994 and remains one of the state’s premier arts facilities. The $10-million, 59,000-square-foot brick and limestone structure was designed by Ratio Architects and won a statewide award from the American Institute of Architects. The Center, which houses the departments of Music and Art & Design, was made possible through the generosity of UIndy alumna and former trustee Christel DeHaan, philanthropist Ruth Lilly, and Lilly Endowment Inc. The Center’s crown jewel is the 500-seat Ruth Lilly Performance Hall, considered among the finest chamber music venues in the Midwest. Modeled after the legendary 1870 Musikverein concert hall in Vienna, the acoustically superior room has hosted performances by pianist André Watts, cellist János Starker, soprano Kathleen Battle, the Prague Chamber Orchestra, and the Guarneri, Juilliard, Tokyo, and Emerson quartets, among other artists.

Season highlights:
Department of Music
UIndy Faculty Artist Concert Series
The University will celebrate the 20th anniversary of its Christel DeHaan Fine Arts Center with a gala concert on September 15 featuring UIndy’s artist-in-residence, Maestro Raymond Leppard, legendary conductor laureate of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. The concert is the opening event of UIndy’s annual Faculty Artist Concert Series, central Indiana’s most comprehensive classical and jazz recital series. This year’s schedule comprises 18 concerts on Monday evenings, all free and open the public, starting on Monday, September 22.

CDFAC Gallery
Ed Funk: Printmaker, Painter
October 6–31

UIndy Department of Art & Design Faculty Exhibition
November 10–December 12

Eclipse: Mike Baur & Steve Mueller
January 12–February 6

Loteria: Hector Duarte
February 16–March 20

Medley of Events
Echoing Scare: A Halloween concert for children of all ages
Thursday, October 30, 7 p.m.
Christel DeHaan Fine Arts Center
Free admission

Voices of Worship ‘Singsation’
Saturday, February 21, 2015, 7 p.m.
Christel DeHaan Fine Arts Center
Free admission

New Music Series
Local Composers at UIndy
Monday, October 6, 7:30 p.m.

Stacy Garrop, Guest Composer Residency
Thursday, October 16, 7:30 p.m.

Gabriele Lena Frank
Monday, March 30, 2015, 7:30 p.m.

Department of Theatre
‘Urinetown: The Musical’
8 p.m. October 17–18 and 23–25;
2 p.m. October 19
Ransburg Auditorium, Esch Hall
Admission: $12 general; $10 for alumni, seniors, groups of eight or more and non-UIndy students with ID

Student-Directed Productions
November 21–23 & December 4–6
Studio Theatre, Esch Hall

Dinner Theatre: ‘The Odd Couple’
(The Female Version)
February 20–22 & 26–28, 2015
Dinner 6:45 p.m.; performance 8 p.m.
Admission: $26 general; $24 for alumni, seniors, groups of eight or more, and non-UIndy students with ID; $14 for UIndy students, faculty, and staff. Reservations required.

‘Eurydice’
April 17–19 & 23–25, 2015, 8 p.m.
Ransburg Auditorium, Esch Hall

UIndy Jazz Concert Series
Now in its eighth season, UIndy’s Jazz Concert Series features top talent from throughout the Midwest. All performances take place on Wednesday nights in the Christel DeHaan Fine Arts Center’s Ruth Lilly Performance Hall. Admission is free.

Saxophonist Rob Dixon
September 24, 7:30 p.m.

Saxophonist Sean Imboden
October 29, 7:30 p.m.

Saxophonist Matt Pivec
February 18, 2015, 7:30 p.m.

Tucker Brothers and Friends
March 4, 2015, 7:30 p.m.

Kellogg Writers Series
UIndy’s Allen & Helen Kellogg Writers Series brings writers of distinction to campus for public readings and discussions. All events are free of charge and in Schwitzer Student Center Room 010.

Fiction writer Michael Martone
Tuesday, October 7, 7:30 p.m.

Fiction writer Karen Gettert Shoemaker
Thursday, October 16, 7:30 p.m.

Fiction writer Jeffrey Condran
Wednesday, November 5, 7:30 p.m.

Sports journalist George Dohrmann
Wednesday, November 12, 7 p.m.

Fiction writer Katie Coyle
Thursday, February 5, 2015, 7:30 p.m.

Poet Teresa Mei Chuc
Monday, March 16, 2015, 7:30 p.m.

Poet Alice Friman
Wednesday, April 1, 2015, 7:30 p.m.