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Priority list includes Mozart, Salieri, and country session musicians

April 24, 2017


The best annual sample of Indiana performance arts groups returns with, once again, proceeds benefiting the Indiana AIDS Fund. Included on the bill this year are the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Gregory Hancock Dance Theatre, Indianapolis Opera, Actors Theatre of Indiana, Dance Kaleidoscope, and many more. Tickets are $25. April 24 Clowes Hall Details

“Mozart and Salieri”

Not only is the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra playing up the rivalry between the two composers by playing work by both, it has also commissioned a symphonic poem from Dejan Lazic. That piece, “Mozart and Salieri,” will have its world premiere during this Thursday-Friday offering. April 27-28 Hilbert Circle Theatre  Details

The Time Jumpers

One of the pleasures of visiting Nashville, Tennessee, is hearing outstanding-but-largely-anonymous studio musicians playing great music. This group, formed by such musicians along with certified star Vince Gill, is now finding a following of its own for its brand of Western swing. April 28 Palladium  Details

Also this week

Indianapolis Men’s Chorus'’ “My American Song,” April 28-29 at Marian University Theatre, features material ranging from 1960s protest songs to tunes from “Hamilton.”

The Stutz Artists Open House packs the former car factory building with gallery hoppers April 28-29.

“Saturday Night Live” star Vanessa Bayer teams with writer Anna Drezen for a free evening of comedy in celebration of Purdue Day of Giving, April 26 at the Elliott Hall of Music in West Lafayette.

Snoop Dogg plays the Lawn at White River State Park April 26. Flatbush Zombies and Berner warm things up.

Comedian Lewis Black brightens up the Murat with his Rant, White & Blue tour April 29.

Cheyenne Jackson joins Michael Feinstein in concert at the Palladium April 29.

The Easthills play the Hi-Fi April 29.

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