Press Release

For Immediate Release 


Event Date: June 19 to July 12, 2015


Indianapolis Early Music's 49th Festival Starts June 19th


Conductor Matthias Maute View Larger Image 



The Rose Ensemble: Music of Three Faiths View Larger Image


Indianapolis, Indiana, March 16, 2015 ( - Indianapolis Early Music Festival ( launches its 49th season in the beautiful auditorium of the Indiana History Center located in the heart of downtown on the canal (450 W. Ohio St., Indianapolis, IN).


Matthias Maute, who holds an international reputation as conductor, composer, recorder and flute player, begins the Festival  on June 19th. Mr. Maute is esteemed for his artistic direction of Ensemble Caprice, for whom he produces ingenious and fascinating programs. He will perform again, with them, on June 21st in a program called “Salsa Baroque” featuring the music of Spain and Latin America. 


Weekend two of the Festival will include a June 26th performance by Nell Snaidas, who has been praised for her “beautiful soprano voice, melting passion” and “vocally ravishing” performances. Snaidas has been invited to join many leading Early Music ensembles throughout America and Europe.


The Rose Ensemble, on June 28, will perform the Land of Three Faiths:  Voices of Ancient Mediterranean Jews, Christians, and Muslims. The result of years of intensive research and training, the program is at once sacred, secular, folk, and classical, embarking on a fascinating exploration of language, spirituality, and cultural exchange. 


Weekend three, taking place on July 10 and 12 will include Trio Setticento and also Rachel Barton Pine.


Tickets are $22; students with ID, free. For information and tickets: or call 317 577-9731.


About Indianapolis Early Music:

Indianapolis Early Music (IEM) is America's oldest continuous presenter of Early Music. Originally known by its corporate name of Festival Music Society, it was established in 1966 as a not-for-profit organization to enrich, educate, and entertain audiences with the music of Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque and early classic eras. IEM is chiefly known for its annual summer Early Music Festival, a series of six concerts over four weeks. It presented its first festival in 1967. The Festival presents national and international performers, performing on instruments of the period. In addition, IEM presents a concert in the spring often featuring well-known groups on tour or those who are developing a following. Educational outreach is also a component of Indianapolis Early Music. Programs are regularly developed and presented to area middle and high schools.


Nell Snaidas has been praised for her “beautiful soprano voice, melting passion” and “vocally ravishing” performances.


Trio Setticento View Larger Image


Rachel Barton Pine. "An exciting, boundary-defying performer - Pine displays a power and confidence that puts her in the top echelon." - - The Washington Post


Photo Credit Michael Ciesielski


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