Fall Equinox: Hungry Ghosts

Included with admission

On the first night of fall, Seattle-based composer Nat Evans and members of the Butler University Jordan College of Fine Arts Composers Orchestra perform Hungry Ghosts, a waterborne concert at dusk. Inspired by the Chinese and Japanese Ghost Festival traditions with offerings to ancestors and floating lanterns as beacons for long lost spirits, this atmospheric sound installation features musicians in boats playing a wide range of instruments on the 100 Acres Lake. You are invited to listen and view from the shore, and release lanterns into the water together as darkness approaches. Evans’ compositions are regularly presented across the United States as well as abroad.

Arrive at 6 pm to help construct the lanterns that will be released on the lake with visual artist Erin Elyse Burns. Lantern making activity recommended for ages 10 and up. Meet at Lake Terrace.

Dress for the weather; concert occurs rain or shine. Recommended for all ages. This event is part of the White River Festival.

Photo courtesy of Erin Elyse Burns.

This program is eligible for PGP (Professional Growth Plan) points. Attend the event and afterward, email to request a PGP points certificate.

Fall Equinox: Hungry Ghosts Indianapolis Museum of Art 4000 Michigan Rd., Indianapolis, IN