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February 11, 2017

John Adams’ “Saxophone Concerto”

The original saxophonist on this piece, Timothy McAllister, said that this 2013 composition was among the hardest music he’d ever played. You can hear if it has gotten any easier when McAllister plays it with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. Also on the bill: Beethoven’s “Eroica.” Feb. 17-18 Hilbert Circle Theatre Details

“An Act of God”

The tweets that became a book that became a Broadway hit gets its local premiere. In it, the almighty and a pair of angels rethink the ten commandments and wrestle with audience questions in David Javerbaum’s comedy.

Feb. 16-March 12 Phoenix Theatre Details

Cynthia Layne Tribute

Rob Dixon, Reggie Bishop, and Kenny Phelps team up for a celebration of their longtime musical collaborator Cynthia Layne two years after her passing. Other Jazz Kitchen shows this week include a Sunday showcase for Curtis Salgado, formerly of the Robert Cray Band and the inspiration for John Belushi’s Blues Brothers character.

Feb. 17  The Jazz Kitchen  Details

Also this week

Black Violin, featuring string duo Wil Baptiste and Kev Marcus, plays Clowes Hall Feb. 18.

“Slaughterhouse-Five Day,” Feb. 13 at Union Chapel United Methodist Church, includes music, storytelling, art displays and more

Ben Asaykwee and Claire Wilcher read the play “Love Letters” at Theatre on the Square Feb. 14.

Kenyatta Dance Company performs a lunchtime show at the Indianapolis Artsgarden Feb. 18.

Fringe favorite The Fourth Wall combines music, movement and whimsy in “Fruit Flies Like a Banana: Relationship Edition” Feb. 14 at Indy Fringe.

Hunter Hayes, Thompson Square, Tyler Farr, and David Nail are included in Acoustic Stars & Guitars at the Murat Feb. 15.

 

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