Other highlights include IU Opera Theater's presentation of Gilbert and Sullivan's The Mikado, the world premiere of Scottish composer James MacMillan's 20-minute choral work Sun Dogs, the return of the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra, and the debut of a new festival jazz orchestra.
Bloomington-born Joshua Bell, who received an artist diploma in violin performance from IU in 1989, will lead the first Summer Music Festival Orchestra concert on June 29.
The new Festival Jazz Orchestra will make its debut on June 30, led by IU professor, jazz educator, and composer David Baker. He will also lead the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra. Chamber ensembles include the American Chamber Players, the Penderecki Quartet, and the Sequenza Trio.