The Classics Concert Series returns in March with a performance by Greg Jukes. Jukes creates musical experiences that expand the boundaries of traditional performance. Jukes will bring his talents to First Presbyterian Church in Downtown Evansville on March 13 with a solo vibraphone performance. The Classics Concert Series, is presented by the Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana with help from First Presbyterian Church. Classics is a series of concerts by classical music groups performing in area churches. All concerts in the series are free and open to the public. Seating may be limited. More about Greg Jukes:
As a member of The Fourth Wall, he explores a new hybrid of the performing arts in which classically-trained instrumentalists are also dancers and actors. The Fourth Wall performs across North America to high praise at Fringe theatre festivals, encourages college students to think outside the box, and teaches grade school students about the science of sound. With Kadence Arts, Greg developed the Beat Bus, an electronic bucket drumming workshop that gets kids around New England excited about music through a mix of technology, movement, and grooves. In the Marimba Cabaret, Greg accompanies and directs singing marimbist, Brian Calhoon in evenings of songs and stories. As a narrator, Greg has introduced thousands of children and families to the wonders of orchestral music with established pieces like “Peter and the Wolf” and shows he has written around works such as Wagner’s “Ring Cycle,” Holst’s “The Planets,” and Copland’s music inspired by the American west. Greg holds a BM in Percussion Performance from the Peabody Conservatory.The Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana presents the first in the series of Classics Concert Series performances, featuring Greg Jukes, at 7 p.m. Friday, March 13, 2020, at First Presbyterian Church, 609 SE 2nd St., Evansville. ** The March 29 concert has been canceled ** More information about the IU African American Choral Ensemble’s performance will be added soon. The group’s performance is scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday, March 29 at New Hope Missionary Baptist Church.