Haus Music

Haus Music, part of the Spirit and Place Home 2016 Festival

Basile Theatre at the Historic Athenaeum
November 8, 2016

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Enjoy some seriously old Haus Music in one of Indy’s oldest German “houses,” the historic Athenaeum. Compare the sounds between period and modern instruments while listening to Mozart and more!

Many time-honored musical selections are anchored in our hearts and our homes, as they have become synonymous with milestone events. (Think: Pachelbel’s Canon in D and Mendelssohn’s Wedding March.) Many of these works represent a rich musical history dating back over nearly four centuries of music making. The program, “Haus Music,” uses the historic Athenaeum, an old German house, as the setting to explore these enduring works that have been so close to home over the centuries.  

More than a concert, you will be able to explore how these musical selections sound on both modern and period instruments. The pitch will be different, the timbre will be different, the technique will be different, and the musical interpretation may be different. And while hearing is understanding, we want you to touch these instruments too in our lobby “instrument petting zoo!”

Cash bar available and beverages may be taken into the theatre. The concert begins at 7 pm, with the instrument petting zoo available an hour before (6pm) and after the concert in the lobby. An audience Q&A will also follow the performance.

Walk-ins welcome. RSVPs requested.

Presented by Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra, Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra, and the Athenaeum Foundation.