Duckwall Artist Series

Duckwall Artist Series

8 Seasons

The Butler University School of Music's annual series of intimate performances in the Eidson-Duckwall Recital Hall.
New events in this series will be available for 7 days after debut before becoming exclusive to subscribers.

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Duckwall Artist Series
  • Richard Dole, bass trombone with Special Guests

    Episode 2

    This recital is a joint presentation by friends and radio show co-hosts Richard Dole and Matthew Altizer. (Their radio show Have You Heard airs every Wednesday night at 9pm on WICR 88.7fm and past shows can be found at This will be their second joint recital together an...

  • DJ Smith, piano

    Episode 3

    Join us for an evening of music written by great piano composers J.S. Bach, Franz Schubert, Francis Poulenc and Ann Southam. This piano concert will feature a special performance of Sergey Prokofiev’s Fugitive Visions, written between 1915 and 1917. These intimate pieces express a wide variety of...

  • Duckwall Artist Series: Dana Zenobi, soprano and Catherine Bringerud, piano

    Episode 4

    The program features the Art Song literature of four women composers from the Baroque era through the 20th Century. Dr. Zenobi and Butler University School of Music Master’s student Austin Sandoval begin the program by presenting songs of love and betrayal by Venetian composer Barbara Strozzi (16...

  • Trina Gross, clarinet

    Episode 5

    At the start of this pandemic when all things shut down including musical concerts, the Musicians of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra began creating music and sharing their talents through videos online. Clarinetist Trina Gross asked four friends from the orchestra to play a short sampling of...

  • Davis Brooks, violin/viola

    Episode 6

    Please join the stream for an evening of violin and viola music by Biber, Carter, Provost, Bach, Sarasate, Drdla, and Gardel. Dr. Brooks is also especially pleased to premiere two new works: Siamese Abroad by Balee Pongklad, and Richard Einhorn’s solo violin sonata entitled Imagined Natures. 


  • Butler Brass

    Episode 7

    Faculty and guest alumni of the Butler University School of Music will present a recital of music for solo brass by a variety of composers, including Hindemith, Bernstein, Scriabin, William Grant Still, and others. Also, the artists will present one of the first works written for the modern brass...

  • Jon Crabiel, percussion

    Episode 8

    From Jon Crabiel:

    During the pandemic, I have so missed performing – with ensembles, groups, and friends. It is coming back… slowly. And I can’t wait. During this performing downtime, I wanted to take the time to learn new music. This music inspires me to listen, to be creative, to explore and t...

  • Metal Oboe

    Episode 9

    It’s a woodwind pairing with a twist! Join Butler University faculty members Heidi Radtke (saxophones) and Pam Ajango (oboe/English horn) as they share the stage for an evening of chamber music. The program will include solo pieces as well as premieres of recently composed works dedicated to the ...