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Concerts with a Cause at Central Christian Church

Concerts with a Cause at Central presents prominent local musicians in free concerts at Central Christian Church, in downtown Indianapolis.  The series partners with local charitable organizations, and donations accepted at the events are split between the charities and Concerts with a Cause at Central. 

Concerts are scheduled periodically throughout the year and are held in the sanctuary of Central Christian Church at 2:00 p.m. on Sundays.     

CCC Artistic Directors: R. Kent Cook and Roger Roe
CCC Series Advisory Board: Rick and Wendy Appel; Danielle Hartman; Dan Moseley; Bob and Kathy Riester

2018-2019 Series

November 4, 2018 – 2:00 p.m.
Violin, Cello and Piano:
Piano Trios by Debussy and Dvorak
Featured artists: Joana Genova,
Austin Huntington and R. Kent Cook

Concert proceeds to support the Humane Society of Indianapolis

February 10, 2019 – 2:00 p.m.
Il Troubadore plays
Music from around the World
Featured artists:  Robert Bruce Scott,
Jon Silpayamanant, Dianna Davis, and Ron Fife

Concert proceeds to support Planned Parenthood of Indiana

June 16, 2019 – 2:00 p.m.
(Mostly) New Faces in the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra
Featuring Peiming Lin, Yu Jin, Jung-Hsuan Ko, Roger Roe, Mike Muszynski, and Kent Cook
Performing the Andre Previn Trio for oboe, bassoon and piano, and the Johannes Brahms C minor Quartet for piano and strings

Concert proceeds to support the Julian Center

Charities supported in recent years: 

Amnesty International, Exodus Refugee, Friends of the White River, Immigrant Welcome Center, Indiana Youth Group, Jewish Community Relations Committee, Metropolitan Youth Orchestra, Wheeler Mission

Past guest artists:

Indianapolis Women’s Chorus
TIQ – The Indianapolis Quartet
Gary Walters and Friends Jazz Combo
Julie Beckel Yager, horn
Michelle Black, violin
Michael Chen, viola
Sophia Cho, violin
R. Kent Cook, piano
Jennifer Christen, oboe
Patrick Dalton-Holmes, violin
Zachary DePue, violin
Eric Edberg, cello
Joana Genova, violin
Nina Gordon, cello
Trina Gross, clarinet
Sherry Hong, violin
Alistair Howlett, flute
Austin Huntington, cello
Rosen Idealov, clarinet
Amy Kniffen, viola
Carren Moham, soprano
Jeff Nelsen, french horn
Jayna Park, violin
Se-Doo Park, cello
Sharon Possick-Lange, oboe
Roger Roe, oboe and English Horn
Perry Scott, cello
Michael Isaac Strauss, viola
Justin Vickers, tenor
Peter Vickery, violin
Gary Walters, jazz piano
Oleksiy Zakharov, bassoon