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Named a Top 25 Ensemble by Early Music America, IndyBaroque Music is dedicated to excellent and exuberant performance of 17th and 18th-century music on period instruments. Artistic Director and internationally renowned Baroque flutist and conductor, Barthold Kuijken, leads the Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra, the only professional ensemble of its kind in Indiana.
The Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra is a Naxos recording artist ensemble with 4 recent CD releases: The Colourful Telemann, The Grand Mogul, The Versailles Revolution, and The Lully Effect. In June 2019, IndyBaroque’s album, The Grand Mogul, was selected as a Spotify Editor’s Pick.
Regularly featured on American Public Media’s Performance Today radio program, IndyBaroque reaches an estimated 1.2 million listeners on 237 stations and was featured in a holiday broadcast of Handel Messiah. Praised for “radiating infectious joy” (Nuvo), members of the orchestra are some of the finest baroque specialists in North America and perform on instruments built between 1600 and 1750, or replicas thereof, such as the theorbo, the violone, the sackbut, wooden one-keyed flutes, valveless trumpets, and the harpsichord.
IndyBaroque believes in the importance of fostering connections between the past and the present, building a sense of community and mutual understanding, and encouraging the process of self-discovery through music. IndyBaroque Music is committed to advancing the arts and cultural landscape of Indianapolis. A key component of our unique contribution to our community is the second quadrennial Indianapolis International Baroque Competition jointly presented with Indianapolis Early Music in the summer of 2020 featuring the $10,000 Gerber Grand Prize and Naxos recording contract awarded to the winner.