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30 Wednesday / March 30, 2016

Beyond Bollywood: Indian Americans Shape the Nation

Mathers Museum of World Cultures

From the builders of some of America’s earliest railroads and farms to Civil Rights pioneers to digital technology entrepreneurs, Indian Americans have long been an inextricable part of American life. “Beyond Bollywood: Indian Americans Shape the Nation” explores the Indian American experience and the community’s vital political, professional, and cultural contributions to American life and history. The exhibition moves past pop-culture stereotypes of Indian Americans to explore the heritage, daily experience, and diverse contributions of Indian immigrants and their descendants in the United States. Weaving together stories of individual achievement and collective struggle, “Beyond Bollywood” uses photography, narrative, multimedia, and interactive stations to tell a uniquely American story, while conveying the texture, vibrancy, and vitality of Indian American communities.

“Beyond Bollywood: Indian Americans Shape the Nation” was created by the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center and the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service. The Mathers Museum’s presentation of the exhibit has been generously funded by Indiana University alumnus Robert N. Johnson, the Madhusudan and Kiran C. Dhar India Studies Program, the Asian American Studies Program, and the Department of American Studies. Gallery is open 9am-4:30 pm Tues-Fri and 1pm-4:30pm Sat/Sun.

Free visitor parking is available by the Indiana Avenue lobby entrance. Metered parking is available at the McCalla School parking lot on the corner of Ninth Street and Indiana Avenue. The parking lot also has spaces designated for Indiana University C and ST permits. During the weekends free parking is available on the surrounding streets.An access ramp is located at the Fess Avenue entrance, on the corner of Ninth Street and Fess Avenue. Reserved parking spaces are available on Ninth Street, between Fess Avenue and Indiana Avenue. If you have a disability and need assistance, special arrangements can be made to accommodate most needs. Please call 812-855-6873.


30 Wednesday / March 30, 2016

Guided Tour of Islamic Art at the IU Art Museum

3 p.m. to 4 p.m.
IU Art Museum, 1133 E. 7th St., Bloomington, Ind., 47405

The IU Islamic Studies Program is hosting a guided tour of the Islamic art holdings of IU’s Art Museum, 1133 E. 7th St., from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 30. With an expert guide, attendees will see rare Islamic art and artifacts from the past 1,000 years. The tour is free and open to the public, but please email [email protected] to reserve your spot as space is limited.

Education / Entertainment / Exhibits / Speakers

30 Wednesday / March 30, 2016


06:00 pm to 07:30 pm
IMU, Frangipani Room

Unslaved fights against the $32 billion dollar human trafficking industry to stop this modern day slavery. Rhonda Patterson started the organization by traveling around the world to find and help these women escape. To support survivors, Unslaved provides food, shelter, and employment through the sales of jewelry and clothing made by survivors as well as other fair-trade items. Unslaved has expanded and recently opened two stores in Indiana. Rhonda, along with two survivors, will be speaking to share their stories, how to notice signs of people entrapped in trafficking, and how to get involved. The event is open to everyone. Contact [email protected] with any questions.

Benefits / Civic Affairs / Education / Speakers

30 Wednesday / March 30, 2016

Chamber Ensembles of The U.S. Army Field Band Clarinet Trio and Woodwind Quintet; featuring a new work for woodwind quintet by Don Freund

07:00 pm
Recital Hall

Chamber Ensembles of The U.S. Army Field Band

Guest Chamber Music Recital

Featuring a new work for woodwind quintet by Don Freund

The U.S. Army Field Band Clarinet Trio
The U.S. Army Field Band Woodwind Quintet

Freund: Sudden Spring for woodwind quintet (premiere)

Additional works to be announced

About the Artists

The U.S. Army Field Band Clarinet Trio
SFC Brian Eldridge, e-flat
MSG Reis McCullough, b-flat
SFC Jennifer Everhart, bass

The U.S. Army Field Band Clarinet Trio was formed in 1989 as an official ensemble of the Musical Ambassadors of the Army. The trio has been featured at a variety of professional conferences, including the International Clarinet Society’s ClarinetFest, the Music Educators National Conference, and the Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic. This ensemble is an active participant in the Army Field Band’s educational outreach programs, performing and presenting master classes for students ranging from pre-school to postgraduate.

The U.S. Army Field Band Woodwind Quintet
SFC Katayoon Hodjati, flute
SSG Erika Grimm, oboe
SFC Michael Sears, clarinet
SSG Sergio Acosta, bassoon
SSG Rebecca Bainbridge, horn

The U.S. Army Field Band Woodwind Quintet formed in 2008 specifically to perform at the junior high and high school level. Though the quintet’s audience goes beyond the classroom, education remains at the heart of this ensemble’s mission. Exposing the next generation of musicians to professional-standard performances, clinics, and masterclasses, the Woodwind Quintet is a prime example of the Army Field Band’s ability to enrich a community through musical excellence and educational outreach.

Don Freund (composer)

Don Freund is an internationally recognized composer with works ranging from solo, chamber, and orchestral music to pieces involving live performances with electronic instruments, music for dance, and large theater works.

He has been described as “a composer thoughtful in approach and imaginative in style” (The Washington Post), whose music is “exciting, amusing, disturbing, beautiful, and always fascinating” (Music and Musicians, London). Many of Freund’s works are available on commercial CD.

The recipient of numerous awards and commissions, including two grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and a Guggenheim fellowship, he has served as guest composer at a vast array of universities and music festivals, and presented master classes throughout Europe, Asia, and South America.

Freund is also active as a pianist, conductor, and lecturer. As a festival coordinator, he has programmed over 1,000 new American works. He has been conductor or pianist in the performance of some 200 new pieces, usually in collaboration with the composer.

A professor of composition at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music since 1992, teaching composition continues to be a major component of Freund’s career. His students from 40 years of teaching continue to win an impressive array of awards and recognitions.

Freund’s piano concert repertoire extends from new music to complete performances of Bach’s WTC Book I and his own pianistic realizations of Machaut. He has performed his Earthdance Concerto with numerous university wind ensembles.

Up-to-date news on works and performances, and videos, audio files, and PDF scores of over 100 of Freund’s compositions can be found online at DonFreund.com.

Live Music

30 Wednesday / March 30, 2016

At First Sight 2017, a new play

07:30 pm
Wells-Metz Theatre

By 3rd Year M.F.A. Playwriting Candidate
Bruce Walsh
Directed by Ansley Valentine

IU’s M.F.A. playwriting program gives you a first-hand look at the development process with staged readings of early drafts leading up to performances in the Wells-Metz Theatre. This year, IU Theatre presents a new work by third-year playwright Bruce Walsh. We look forward to seeing what he has in store for us! Keep an eye on social media for insights into the process of creating a new work for the stage.

Production dates:
March 24, 25, 28-31, 2017 @ 7:30 p.m.
April 1 @ 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.


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