TERRE HAUTE —
An Indianapolis chamber ensemble will combine art and music when it performs at Indiana State University on Tuesday.
The Ronen Chamber Ensemble, a group of Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra musicians and guests, will perform “From the Journal of Delacroix” at 7:30 p.m. in the Recital Hall of ISU’s Landini Center for Performing and Fine Arts. Tuesday’s concert is free and open to the public.
The program is centered on French romantic painter Eugène Delacroix. The recital will include music that he loved and wrote about in his journal; dramatic readings from his journal recalling conversations with his close friend, Frederic Chopin; Delacroix’s ideas about art and music; and images of his paintings.
The evening will feature works by Donizetti, J.S. Bach, Chopin, Beethoven, Cimarosa and Mozart. Performing those pieces will be Kathleen Hacker, soprano and narrator; David Bellman, clarinet; Ingrid Fischer-Bellman, cello; Gregory Martin, piano; and Noah Winston, narrator.
Directed by ISO principal clarinetist David Bellman and ISO cellist Ingrid Fischer-Bellman, Ronen programs feature a balance of well-known and hidden gems, along with contemporary and commissioned works by Indiana composers.
The Ronen Chamber Ensemble has performed more than 15 compositions commissioned for the group by such composers as David Baker, Michael Schelle, Jan Bach and Christopher Rutkowski. The ensemble presents an annual series of four concerts in downtown Indianapolis, performing at the Hilbert Circle Theatre and the Basile Theater of the Indiana History Center.