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East Coast Chamber Orchestra (Music)
September 12-14, 2018

East Coast Chamber Orchestra

In 2001, a group of musicians – colleagues and friends from leading conservatories and music festivals across the country – collectively envisioned the creation of a democratically‐run, self-conducted chamber orchestra that would thrive on the pure joy and camaraderie of classical music making. This organic approach and high level of passion and commitment resulted in ECCO, a dynamic collective that combines the strength and power of a great orchestral ensemble with the personal involvement and sensitivity of superb chamber music.

ECCO is comprised of some of today’s most vibrant and gifted young string players -- soloists, chamber musicians, principals of major American orchestras, and GRAMMY award winners. ECCO members play with the symphony orchestras of Cleveland, Philadelphia, Minnesota, San Francisco, Chicago, St. Louis, Seattle and Boston among others. Members also play with the Enso, Jasper, Jupiter, Parker and Takacs Quartets, as well as the Horszowski Trio, Trio Cavatina, Sejong Soloists, Time for Three, and Chamber Music Society II. For a few concentrated periods of time each year, the members of ECCO meet for rehearsal and musical exploration. Cooking, eating, enjoying close friendships and now sharing tips for raising the next generation of ECCO are important aspects of their gatherings. Along with musical exploration, there is always an intense discussion to be had about the joys and challenges of maintaining a truly communal creative organization.

In 2012, ECCO celebrated their first decade of friendship and discovery with the release of their first commercial recording. It includes Tchaikovsky’s Serenade for Strings in C Major Op. 48, Shostakovich’s Chamber Symphony in C minor, Op. 110a and the exuberant and surprising "La Follia" Variations for String Orchestra, arranged by ECCO’s own Michi Wiancko after Francesco Geminiani’s Concerto Grosso No. 12 in D minor.

ECCO’s 2018-19 season includes return visits to the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC, the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society and the International Violin Competition, where they will be in residence. They make their debut on the Candlelight Concerts Series in Maryland.  Last season, ECCO gave the New York premiere of and also recorded Derek Bermel's Murmurations and its members look forward to a Fall 2019 tour with pianist Shai Wosner, featuring premiere performances of a new work by Chris Cerrone, Dissolving Margins, based on the writings of acclaimed novelist Elena Ferrante.


Schedule of events:

Friday, September 14, 2018

  • 10:00-11:30 AM Side-by-side rehearsal of Tchaikovsky’s Serenade for Strings in C Major, op. 48 with Butler string students, Schrott Center for the Arts
  • 11:45 AM- 12:45 PM Master classes: Violins (EDRH), Violas (LH 141), Celli (SCA Stage), Basses (LH 112)


Eric Lubrick (Art)
October 16-November 18, 2018

Eric Lubrick

Guest Artist; Presented by the JCA Department of Art


Eric Lubrick is a photographer whose most recent work, a series of photographs about growing up as a twin, consists mostly of constructed still life images using objects and color to revisit his childhood memories. Eric Lubrick was born in Baytown, Texas and raised in Louisville, Kentucky where he grew up skateboarding and shooting photographs. Photography became a vehicle to further explore and engage in his surroundings. In 2001-2005 Eric attended Columbus College of Art and Design in Columbus, Ohio. He graduated with a BFA in Media Studies. Directly after, Eric went to graduate school at Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan and graduated with an MFA in Photography. From 2007 to 2009 Eric lived in Brooklyn, New York where he continued to make art, assist high-end photographers and shoot professionally as a photographer. A full-time commercial studio job brought him back to the Midwest. 

Eric has worked for such publications as Allure Magazine, The Huffington Post, Sotheby's, National Geographic and Indianapolis Monthly.  Eric is currently based in Indianapolis, Indiana where he is the Senior Photographer at the Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields. In addition to working for the IMA, Eric continues to makes art and shoots freelance for local and international clients.  

Schedule of Events:

  • October 16-November 18, 2018: Exhibit, Schrott Center for the Arts
  • Tuesday, November 6, 2018: Master Class 2:30-4:15 p.m. at the Jordan College Annex (5144 N. Boulevard Place). Gallery Tour and Reception 4:30-6:30 p.m. at the Schrott Center for the Arts.


Roomful of Teeth (Music)
October 18-20, 2018

Roomful of TeethRoomful of Teeth is a GRAMMY-winning vocal project dedicated to reimagining the expressive potential of the human voice. Through study with masters from vocal traditions the world over, the eight-voice ensemble continually expands its vocabulary of singing techniques and, through an ongoing commissioning process, forges a new repertoire without borders.

Founded in 2009 by Brad Wells, Roomful of Teeth gathers annually at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA) in North Adams, Massachusetts, where they’ve studied with some of the world’s top performers and teachers in Tuvan throat singing, yodeling, Broadway belting, Inuit throat singing, Korean P’ansori, Georgian singing, Sardinian cantu a tenore, Hindustani music, Persian classical singing and Death Metal singing. Collaborators include Rinde Eckert, Fred Hersch, Glenn Kotche, Merrill Garbus (of tUnE-yArDs), William Brittelle, ACME (American Contemporary Music Ensemble), Nick Zammuto (of The Books), Toby Twining, ICE (International Contemporary Ensemble), Ted Hearne, Silk Road Ensemble and Ambrose Akinmusire, among many others.


Schedule of events:

Thursday, October 18, 2018

• 1-1:50 pm: School of Music Convocation, LH 112

• 5:30-7:30 pm: Composition Seminar

 Friday, October 19, 2018

• 12:30-1:50 pm: Choral workshop with Butler Chorale and University Choir

• Afternoon TBD – Brad Wells meets with Arts Administration students

• 7:30 pm: evening concert in Schrott, concert concludes with joint performance of “Quizassa” with ROT and Butler Chorale. 

• Post concert reception in Lobby after performance

Saturday, October 20, 2018

• 9:30 am-12:30 pm: Butler Invitational High School Choral Festival, with ROT from 10:00 am-12:30 pm 


Zachary DePue (violin) and Austin Huntington (cello) with the Butler Symphony Orchestra (Music)
October 21-November 8, 2018

Zachary DePueKnown for his virtuosic, high-energy performances, violinist Zachary DePue, former concertmaster of Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra has a busy career as soloist, chamber musician, fiddler, community leader, and mentor with passion and dedication. A rising star among both classical and crossover music fans, he became one of the youngest concertmasters in the country when he was appointed in 2007. DePue is a founding member of Time for Three, ISO’s first-ever ensemble-in-residence. He graduated in 2002 from the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, where he studied with renowned violinists Ida Kavafian and Jaime Laredo. DePue’s violin was made by Ferdinand Gagliano of Naples, Italy, in 1757.

Austin Huntington, Principal Cellist, Indianapolis Symphony OrchestraAustin Huntington was appointed principal cellist of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra in June 2015 at the age of 20, currently making him one of the youngest principal musicians of any major American orchestra. Recently, he was a finalist for the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s principal cello position in March 2018 and previously served as principal cellist in the Colburn Orchestra and Encore Chamber Orchestra, as well as a substitute for the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Cleveland Orchestra.

Austin is the grand-prize winner of the 2012 Irving M. Klein International String Competition, the 2011 Stulberg International String Competition, the 2012 MUSICAAS International String Competition, the 2013 Aspen Music Festival’s Low String Strings Competition, and the 2009 MTNA National String Competition.

Austin has collaborated in chamber music performances with artists such as violinists Itzhak Perlman, Gil Shaham, Renaud Capucon, Augustin Hadelich, and Anne Akiko Meyers, violist Cynthia Phelps, cellists Robert DeMaine and Mark Kosower, pianists Wu Han, Garrick Ohlssohn, and Jean-Yves Thibaudet, and bassist Edgar Meyer.

Since his first solo orchestra debut at age 10, he has gone on to perform as a guest soloist with orchestras such as the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Marin Symphony, Colburn Orchestra, Salomon Chamber Orchestra, Peninsula Symphony, Santa Cruz Symphony, South Bend Symphony, San Jose Chamber Orchestra, and Chicago Northwest Symphony Orchestra.

In the summer, Austin has attended the Mainly Mozart Festival in San Diego, the Verbier Festival in Switzerland, the Kronberg Academy in Germany, the Aspen Music Festival and School, Music in the Vineyards in Napa, California, the Perlman Music Program, the Academie International de Music de Montpellier in France, the Credo Chamber Music Festival, and the Meadowmount School of Music.

Austin is a member of the faculty at the University of Indianapolis, where he is also the cellist of The Indianapolis Quartet, the university’s string quartet-in-residence. He is a board member of the Indianapolis Suzuki Academy and was previously an adjunct lecturer at Indiana University. Austin holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the Colburn School Conservatory of Music, where he studied with Ronald Leonard. His previous teachers include Richard Hirschl, Brinton Smith, Paul Katz, David Finckel, and Richard Aaron.

Schedule of Events:

Sunday, October 21, 2018, 3:00 pm, Clowes Memorial Hall: Performance of Brahms Double Concerto in A minor for Violin and Cello, op. 102 

Thursday, November 8, 2018: School of Music Convocation, 1:00 pm, LH 112

TBD: Violin Master class with Zach DePue

TBD: Cello Master class with Austin Huntington


Marco Luly, Christel DeHaan VITA artist (Theatre)
October 31-November 4, 2018

Schedule of Events:
October 31-November 4, 2018: A Servant of Two Masters, adapted and directed by Marco Luly, Schrott Center for the Arts
Fall 2018 Semester: Courses and Workshops for Butler Theatre majors


"A Presidential Salute to Leonard Bernstein" 
Butler University Wind Ensemble with Soloists from "The President's Own" U.S. Marine Band
Thursday, November 15, 2018, 7:30 PM
[also a Bernstein Event]

More information coming soon!


Tod Machover (Music)
January 24-25, 2019

More information coming soon!


Peridance Contemporary Dance Company (Dance)
February 6-8, 2019

Schedule of Events:
Friday, February 8, 2019: Public Performance, 7:30 PM, Schrott

More information coming soon!

SITI Company (Theatre)
March 25-27, 2019

Schedule of Events:
Wednesday, March 27, 2019: Public Performance of Chess Match No. 5, 7:30 PM, Schrott


Stefon Harris, jazz vibraphone (Music)
April 3-4, 2019

Schedule of Events:
Thursday, April 4, 2019: Public Performance with the Butler Jazz Ensemble, 7:30 PM, Schrott