A Violist's Trousseau

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When and Where:
Sunday, November 3, 2019 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
at Eidson-Duckwall Recital Hall (Butler University)

4600 Sunset Blvd., Indianapolis, IN 46208

Special Venue Instructions: Free & paid parking (more below).
Violist's Trousseau
Alfred Abel, Clara Abel, Richard Auldon Clark, Taylor DiClemente, Michele Grossman, Colette Grossman Abel, Joseph Jones, Irina Mueller


Event Description:

In a program spanning the era of classical music from the baroque to the present, Colette Abel explores the evolution and revolution of the viola and viola d’amore through the music of Vivaldi, Schubert, Paganini, and Richard Auldon Clark.

Enjoy an afternoon of classical music performed by Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra violist Colette Abel. As a special treat, Colette will not only play the viola but also the viola d’amore–a rarely heard historical instrument! With fourteen strings and pegs, along with a carved head scroll, the viola d’amore enjoyed tremendous popularity in the baroque and early classical eras before falling out of use. “A Violist’s Trousseau” will highlight the evolution of the viola as an instrument and demonstrate the revolutionary potential of the viola for creative expression.

A limited number of metered parking spaces are available on campus. Garage parking can be found at the Sunset Avenue Garage near Clowes Hall (6—8 minute walk to the Recital Hall). 

Walk-ins welcome, but seating is first-come first-serve. RSVPs encouraged by Nov. 2. 

Presented by musician Colette Abel, Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra, Butler University Jordan College of Arts, Encore Orchestral Strings, and Indianapolis Violin.