September 14, 1989
On this day, The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra performed a free outdoor concert on the mall outside University Library (now Taylor Hall). The IUPUI Office of the 20th Anniversary Celebration sponsored the event. Fittingly, the players of the ISO performed Georg Friedrich Handel's "Water Music," a composition originally scored for many wind and brass instruments and played out-of-doors on boats in the Thames River in 1717 in London, to entertain King George I of England.
Musicians of the ISO, the city's premiere musical ensemble, frequently performed on ths IUPUI campus, both in groups and individually, as part of the campus's effort to provide arts and culture to the students, staff, faculty, and the city at large.
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