Vienna Vegetable Orchestra

Experience the Midwest premiere of the Vienna Vegetable Orchestra. Worldwide one of a kind, the orchestra makes instruments and music from fresh vegetables—a pepper trumpet, a leek violin—in front of a live audience. The stunning sounds that result are contemporary, jazzy and new. Based in Vienna and founded in 1998, the 12-member Vegetable Orchestra knows no musical boundaries. The exploration and refinement of performable vegetable music is the orchestra's aesthetic quest. Critics rave: "The Vegetable Orchestra turns music into something you can see, taste and smell… a sensory experience…liberating.” More info at Concert not recommended for age 8 and under.

Before or after the concert, enjoy an artful vegetable showcase featuring a display of the season’s most handsome produce specimens! Also, participate in a cookbook swap: bring a gently used cookbook and take one home.

This program has been made possible in part by support from the Austrian Cultural Forum, and from the Indiana Humanities Council in cooperation with the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views expressed in this website do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities or the Indiana Humanities Council.

This event is part of the 2010 Spirit & Place Festival

Educators: This program is eligible for PGP (Professional Grown Plan) points, offered by the Indiana Dept. of Education. Request a signed certificate from the IMA staff member hosting the program. Questions? Contact

Vienna Vegetable Orchestra Indianapolis Museum of Art 4000 Michigan Rd., Indianapolis, IN