A new grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. will help further IndyBaroque Music’s ongoing mission to engage, enrich, and inspire the Indiana community and beyond by fostering connections between the past and the present through performances of 17th and 18th century music.
“We are thrilled to receive the support of Lilly Endowment to increase our capacity to engage growing audiences, both in Indianapolis and across the globe,” says IndyBaroque President and CEO, baroque flute specialist Leela Breithaupt. “This intimate musical connection is especially important during this challenging period of isolation and aloneness that pervades so many lives in our community during the COVID-19 pandemic. We are proud to cultivate joy and connection through music and do our part to make Indianapolis and Indiana such important cultural centers, not just for the country, but for the world.”
Indiana remains one of the world’s leading centers for Baroque music, a distinguished list which also includes The Hague and Juilliard. IndyBaroque, through its association with the renowned Indiana University Jacobs School of Music Historically Informed Performance Institute, is a cornerstone of this initiative and relies on support from the community, its audience as well as corporate and individual patrons to further this work.
Lilly Endowment Inc. is an Indianapolis-based, private philanthropic foundation created in 1937 by three members of the Lilly family — J.K. Lilly Sr. and sons J.K. Jr. and Eli — through gifts of stock in their pharmaceutical business, Eli Lilly and Company. While those gifts remain the financial bedrock of the Endowment, the Endowment is a separate entity from the company, with a distinct governing board, staff and location. In keeping with the founders’ wishes, the Endowment supports the causes of community development, education and religion and maintains a special commitment to its hometown, Indianapolis, and home state, Indiana.
IndyBaroque Music, Inc. (IBMI) is the umbrella organization of the Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra (IBO) and the Indy Baroque Chamber Players (IBCP). It is dedicated to performing music of the 17th- and 18th centuries using period instruments and historically informed performance practices to enrich, educate, and inspire the Central Indiana community and beyond. For more information, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Named among its top 25 ensembles, the orchestra’s repertoire will be of great interest to flutists. Both the Artistic Director, Barthold Kuijken and President/CEO Leela Breithaupt are highly regarded Baroque flute specialists and this is reflected in their repertoire. Two recent recordings, both on Naxos Records, feature flute music.
The Grand Mogul, features Kuijken as soloist, performing music by Blavet, Leclair, Pergolesi, Telemann and Vivaldi. The Colourful Telemann has Breithaupt joining Kuijken to perform Concerto for 2 Flutes in G Major and Concerto for 2 Flutes, Violin and Cello in D Major.
Reviews of these recordings will follow shortly. For excerpts click here.
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