“The appointment of Tarn Travers as concertmaster of the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra is a critical step in the continued artistic growth of our wonderful orchestra,” said Kraemer. “Tarn has displayed his incredible talent on every occasion when performing with the ICO and the respect he has earned from his colleagues is very well placed.” Kraemer adds,“His musical intelligence and experience will leave an indelible and immediate mark on our performances.”
Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra held auditions in May 2017 after a nationwide search. The Concertmaster is an important leader within the orchestra, helping to shape the character and artistry of the ensemble. Travers served as Interim ICO Concertmaster following Emily Glover who served as Concertmaster between 2013-2016.
About TARN TRAVERS
Violinist Tarn Travers performs regularly around the world as a soloist, chamber musician, and an orchestral player. In 2001, he was a prizewinner at the Heifetz Guarneri auditions, which led to a performance on the historic “ex-David” Guarneri, the favored violin of Jascha Heifetz. Tarn spent three years as a violinist in the New World Symphony, where he often led the orchestra as concertmaster; he also appeared as soloist three times, once in every season spent with that orchestra, in the music of Béla Bartók, Ramiro Cortés, and Chen Yi. A member of the Chicago-based contemporary group Ensemble Dal Niente, recent performance highlights include a concerto appearance at the Konzerthaus in Vienna, a chamber music appearance at the Library of Congress in Washington, D. C., and a residency at Harvard University.
Tarn studied at San Francisco Conservatory, Cleveland Institute of Music, and Stony Brook University. His primary teachers included Cleveland Orchestra concertmaster William Preucil, concert violinists Camilla Wicks and Axel Strauss, and Emerson Quartet violinist Philip Setzer. Tarn serves as Concertmaster of Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra and on faculty at DePauw University.
Travers performs with Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra on its season opening concert featuring Soprano Angela Brown Friday, October 13, 2017 at Schrott Center for the Arts, Butler Arts Center. Tickets ($25 and up) available at icomusic.org.
MOMENTS IN TIME
Friday, October 13, 2017 - 7:30 pm
Schrott Center for the Arts, Butler Arts Center
Angela Brown, soprano
Matthew Kraemer, conductor
Respighi | Trittico Botticelliano
Barber | Knoxville: Summer of 1915
Honegger | Pastorale d’été
Stravinsky | Pulcinella Suite
The October 13 performance will include a pre-concert talk with Maestro Kraemer and a free post-concert reception in the Schrott lobby. Tickets are $35 for adults and $12 for students with group discounts available. More information is available at icomusic.org or 317-940-9607.
INDIANAPOLIS CHAMBER ORCHESTRA CONCERTMASTERS HISTORY
Tarn Travers2017 - present
About the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra
The Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra (icomusic.org) advances and promotes music composed for the small orchestra through professional concert performances and educational programs. Now in his second season, Maestro Matthew Kraemer leads the orchestra as Music Director and Conductor. James Aikman serves as the ICO’s first Composer- in-Residence. ICO proudly serves as professional orchestra-in-residence at the Schrott Center for the Arts, Butler Arts Center.
Comprised of 34 professional musicians, the ICO annually presents a concert series and provides orchestral accompaniment for many local arts and educational organizations, including Indianapolis Symphonic Choir, Indianapolis Opera and the American Pianists Association. As a champion for new music, ICO serves as Orchestra-in-Residence for the Indiana State University Contemporary Music Festival and annually conducts a national competition for the composition of new works. The ICO Radio Broadcast airs each Monday evening at 10 pm. on WFYI 90.1 FM. The ICO offers a full range of educational programs for ages pre-kindergarten through adult.