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GREEN GUEST ARTIST CONCERT: ATTACCA QUARTET AND CAROLINE SHAW

ChamberQueer Concert:
Oct. 13, 2021 • 7:30 p.m.

Music on the Square 

Green Guest Artist Concert:
Oct. 14, 2021 • 7:30 p.m.

Kresge Auditorium

A Grammy Award-winning string quartet with the dexterity to glide between music of the 18th century to living composer repertoire, Attacca Quartet has become one of the most versatile and outstanding ensembles of the moment – a quartet for modern times.

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GREEN GUEST ARTIST CONCERT: THE COUNT BASIE ORCHESTRA WITH DIANE SCHUUR

Directed by Scotty Barnhart
Nov. 12, 2021 • 7:30 p.m.
Kresge Auditorium

Winner of 18 Grammy Awards, The Count Basie Orchestra has appeared in several movies and television shows and at every major jazz festival in the world. Renowned worldwide, the orchestra has performed for kings, queens and other royalty.

“Her voice is impressive in its size, range and brightness … she uses her twirling vibrato as rhythmic punctuation. After drawing out a note, she dispenses that vibrato like the cherry on a sundae.”

– Stephen Holden, New York Times

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GREEN GUEST ARTIST CONCERT: THE BALTIMORE CONSORT

Feb. 4, 2022 • 7:30 p.m.
Kresge Auditorium

Founded to perform instrumental music of Shakespeare's time, The Baltimore Consort journeys through the popular music of Elizabethan England, Scotland, France, Germany, Italy and Spain – as well as into the traditional music of today that is rooted in earlier times.

“Few early music players have more fun making music than the Baltimore six, who through their performances, take the position that echoes of Renaissance secular music are still to be found in modern folk practice.”

– The New Yorker

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GREEN GUEST ARTIST CONCERT: EIGHTH BLACKBIRD

April 22, 2022 • 7:30 p.m.
Kresge Auditorium

Eighth Blackbird has won four Grammy Awards for Best Small Ensemble/Chamber Music Performance over its 23-year history and has become “a brand name defined by adventure, vibrancy and quality.” Through performances in its Chicago home base and at venues across the U.S. and around the world, Eighth Blackbird has brought innovative presentations of works by living composers to tens of thousands of music lovers.

“…one of the smartest, most dynamic contemporary classical ensembles on the planet.”

– Chicago Tribune

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GREEN GUEST ARTIST CONCERT: RHIANNON GIDDENS

April 28, 2022 • 7:30 p.m.
Kresge Auditorium

Co-founder of the Grammy Award-winning Carolina Chocolate Drop, Giddens has performed for the Obamas at the White House; served as a Carnegie Hall Perspectives curator; and received an inaugural Legacy of Americana Award from Nashville’s National Museum of African American History. Named artistic director of Silkroad in 2020, Giddens references her European-American, African-American and Native-American ancestry to inspire her music.

 “...an electrifying artist who brings alive the memories of forgotten predecessors, white and black.”

– Smithsonian Magazine

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Season Support

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Attacca Quartet and Caroline Shaw: This engagement is supported by the Arts Midwest GIG Fund, a program of Arts Midwest that is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional contributions from the Indiana Arts Commission.

The Count Basie Orchestra: Activities are made possible in part by Arts Illiana, and the Indiana Arts Commission, which receives support from the State of Indiana and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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Rhiannon Giddens: This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. To find out more about how the National Endowment for the Arts grants impact individuals and communities, visit www.arts.gov.

A special thank you to the Putnam County Visitor's Bureau for their support of the 2021/22 season.

Allen Whitehill Clowes Charitable Foundation logoThe Kresge Auditorium renovation project was made possible by the generous support of the Allen Whitehill Clowes Charitable Foundation, Inc.