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'Classic Meets Contemporary' with Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra, Here February 16

February 6, 2007

Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra 2006.jpgFebruary 6, 2007, Greencastle, Ind. - DePauw University's Kresge Auditorium welcomes the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra to campus for a performance on Friday, February 16. The concert, "Classic Meets Contemporary," will begin at 7:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

Under the direction of Kirk Trevor, the program will include Mozart's Impresario Overture. Distinguished principal clarinetist Eli Eban will also be featured in Copland’s Clarinet Concerto, featuring a mixture of jazz and neo-classical styles in one of the most important American clarinet concertos of the 20th century. The evening will close with the Eroica Symphony by the inimitable Ludwig van Beethoven. Many consider the Eroica, a work that broke the rules of the classical symphony and to be Beethoven’s greatest.

Eli Eban has enjoyed an illustrious career as a soloist and chamber musician. Born in New York, Eban received his early musical training in Israel, studying with Richard Lesser and Yona Ettlinger. After serving in the Israeli Army, he was accepted to the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, where he studied with Anthony Gigliotti. Immediately upon graduation, Eban was appointed principal clarinetist of the Israel Radio Symphony under eli eban.jpgLukas Foss and was subsequently invited by Zubin Mehta to join the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, with whom he spent thirteen seasons. Mr. Eban has toured extensively across the globe, appearing as a soloist with such major chamber orchestras as the City of London Sinfonia at Royal Festival Hall, the Camerata Academica Orchestra of the Salzburg Mozarteum, and the Philadelphia Chamber Orchestra, to name a few. Eban is a member of the faculty of the Indiana University School of Music and maintains a busy tour schedule, which includes summers spent performing and teaching at the Sarasota Music Festival and playing principal clarinet in the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra.

Music Director Kirk Trevor and the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra’s 35 professional musicians serve today’s and build tomorrow’s diverse audience with professional performances and meaningful educational programs. For more information about the ICO, click here.  You'll find a listing of upcoming musical events at DePauw here.

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