Artsfest 2014

2014 in Review

Full Performances

Highlights from ‘Porgy and Bess’

Once Upon a Dream

The Soldier’s Tale

Jazz With Donny McCaslin
Carnival of the Animals

Davis Brooks

My Brightest Diamond
Music for a Summer Evening

Butler Jazz Ensemble

Blind Boys of Alabama

Press Coverage

The Indianapolis Star, “Butler ArtsFest Takes Risks, Hopes to Grow”—Dean Ronald Caltabiano discusses ArtsFest and its future. Read the full article.

Skybluewindow.org, “Hometown Diva”—Opera star Angela Brown talks about coming back to Indianapolis to sing at Butler’s Howard L. Schrott Center for the Arts. Read the full article.

Skybluewindow.org, “Master of Arts”—A q-and-a with Dean Ronald Caltabiano about Butler ArtsFest 2014. Read the full article.

The Indianapolis Star, “Celebrating the Arts at Butler”—An overview of what to expect at Butler ArtFest 2014. Read the full article.

Broad Ripple Community Newsletter, “Butler ArtsFest Highlights Indy’s Cultural Scene”—A preview of Butler ArtsFest 2014. Read the full article.

Indianapolis Recorder, “Butler hosts ArtsFest 2014”—Susan Zurbuchen, Chair of the Arts Administration Department at Butler University, discusses the diverse lineup booked for ArtsFest 2014. Read the full article.

Nuvo Newsweekly, “Butler ArtsFest: Once Upon a Dream”—A review of the ArtsFest 2014 show featuring storyteller Deborah Asante and aerialist Tavi Stutz. Read the full story.

Jay Harvey Upstage (blog), “Butler Artsfest: Music and characters, from here to the stars”—A review of the ArtsFest 2014 show Masterpieces for Two Pianos and Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks. Read the full article.

Nuvo Newsweekly, “Butler ArtsFest: The World on the Moon”—A review of the ArtsFest 2014 opera The World on the Moon. Read the full article.

Jay Harvey Upstage, “Butler Artsfest: Parental control and the moon’s allure make for musical fun at Holcomb Observatory”—Critic says The World on the Moon is “just the kind of unanticipated triumph in an unusual setting that will have tongues wagging about Butler Artsfest and help ensure a long life for it.” Read the full article.

Skybluewindow.org, “Authentic Space Opera”—A preview of The World on the Moon. Read the full article.

Skybluewindow.org, “Taking in ‘The Two Maples’”—A preview of the Butler Theatre production of the Russian play The Two Maples. Read the full article.

Nuvo Newsweekly, “Butler Theatre’s ‘The Two Maples’”—A four-star review of the Butler Theatre production. Read the full article.

Nuvo Newsweekly, “Butler ArtsFest: Soldier’s Tale/Lines from Poetry”—Critic says, “This boldly imaginative rendering of The Soldier’s Tale offered us a memorable slice of reality masquerading as a folk tale.” Read the full article.

Jay Harvey Upstage, “Butler Artsfest: Music of the 20th and 21st centuries makes its vital presence felt in festival programming”—A review of some shows and a preview of others. Read the full article.

Nuvo Newsweekly, “Butler ArtsFest: Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra”—A review of the ICO’s “solidly performed, excellent program.” Read the full article.

Skybluewindow.org, “Pure Music”—Bassoonist Martin Kuuskmann, who performed with the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra at Butler ArtsFest 2014, shares his life story. Read the full article.

Skybluewindow.org, “’Cinderella’ Science”—A preview of Butler Ballet’s performance of Cinderella. Read the full article.

Nuvo Newsweekly, “Butler Ballet’s ‘Cinderella’ at Clowes”—A review of Butler Ballet’s “visually lovely” Cinderella. Read the full article.

Nuvo Newsweekly, “Quantum theory and classical music”—A q-and-a with Edwin Outwater, who conducted the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra’s concert at the Schrott Center during Butler ArtsFest 2014’s encore weekend. Read the full article.

Jay Harvey Upstage, “Butler ArtsFest: Quantum physics has surprising, often engaging, musical parallels”—A review of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra’s performance. Read the full article.

Nuvo Newsweekly, “Review: ISO and the quantum world”—Indianapolis’s alternative paper liked the science of the performance more than the art. Read the full article.