Party Like It’s 1699 – Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra coming to Hatfield Hall

Monday, April 22, 2019
Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra

The Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra presents music from the 17th and 18th centuries, Friday, April 26 at 7:30 p.m. in Hatfield Hall.

Take a trip into the underworld on the rich musical sounds of the Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra as they perform at Hatfield Hall on Friday, April 26 at 7:30 p.m.

Playing period instruments, this renowned ensemble of world-class musicians will perform the tale or Orpheus, who used his musical talent to charm his way into the underworld to rescue his bride, who died from a poisonous snake bite on their wedding day.

“The music transports you back to another time telling an ancient story about love and the importance of patience and faith,” says Dan Tryon, manager of Hatfield Hall and director of student performing arts.

"Soprano soloist Kristin Knutson delivers the period style with beauty and authenticity. For lovers of early music, this is a concert not to be missed.”

In collaboration with the Alchymy Viols ensemble directed by Phil Spray, the orchestra will also perform the rarely heard suite for three viole da gamba and continuo by Marais and the suite for viola da gamba and small orchestra by Telemann.

Named among the top 25 ensembles by Early Music America magazine, the Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra specializes in the music of the transformational baroque period from 1600 to 1750. The period is known for composers such as Bach, Vivaldi, Handel and Purcell as well as world-changing artists and thinkers such as Galileo and Shakespeare.

Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for those under 18, and also Rose-Hulman faculty, students and staff. You can purchase tickets at, by calling 812-877-8544 or by visiting the Hatfield Hall ticket desk Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. or, if still available, one hour before the show.

This performance is part of the Al Schmidt Concert Series, named in honor of the late Alfred R. Schmidt, a mathematics professor at Rose for 46 years. A talented musician and supporter of the arts on campus, Schmidt played the organ at every Commencement from 1959 until he retired in 1995.