March 29, 1:00-3:00: A musical architectural walking tour of downtown Columbus, Indiana

Admission is free. Sponsored by the IU Center for Art+Design.

Participants will experience the famed contemporary architecture of downtown Columbus as they listen to music specially chosen for each space.  Architectural locations include a school by Latvian architect Gunnar Birkerts/1988,  the Cleo Rogers Memorial Library by I.M. Pei and Partners/1969, First Christian Church's sanctuary and outdoor loggia by Finnish architect Eliel Saarinen/1942, the former Irwin Union Bank by Eero Saarinen/1954, the glass atrium/1973 and Post Office Arcade/1970 by Roche Dinkeloo and Associates, the Bartholomew County Veterans Memorial by Mary Ann Thompson and Charles Rose, and the sculpture Chaos I by Jean Tinguely/1974.

    Notes in the printed program will guide your eyes to the special features of the spaces, and T. Kelly Wilson, Architect and Director of the IU Center for Art+Design will be on hand for discussions as you walk.

    Voces Novae will sing music by Anton Bruckner, Guillaume Dufay, Eric Esenwalds, Lee Hoiby, the King Singers, Jaakko Mantyjarvi, Stephen Paulus, Einojuhani Rautavaara, and the premiere of a work composed specially for the former Irwin Union Bank lobby by composer Joshua Ratliff.

    Participants should plan on walking 8-10 city blocks (in one or two block increments) and be prepared for spring weather. Seating will be available for most indoor performance spaces.  The tour will end across the street from the wonderful Zaharakos Ice Cream Parlor and Museum.  Parking is available at the Columbus Visitor's Center, 506 Fifth St.

For information, contact: Lisa Westmark at the IU Center for Art+Design , (812) 375-7550 or Susan Swaney, Artistic Director, Voces Novae, sswaney@indiana.edu