photo of a baroque painting with the words "music at the house of the medici" superimposed on it


The Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra will perform “Music in the House of the Medici” in Sursa Hall at 7:30 pm. The performance is in conjunction with the spring special exhibition “Beyond the Medici” celebrating Italian Baroque art at the David Owsley Museum of Art. IBO's mission is to perform and promote music of the 17th and 18th centuries using period instruments and historically informed performance practices. “Music at the House of the Medici” celebrate the sounds of Florence, Italy, in the 17th and early 18th centuries.

The museum will remain open from 5-7 p.m. on March 28 so visitors can enjoy a free public reception and view the exhibition prior to the 7:30 p.m. performance at Sursa Hall. A pre-concert chat by Dr. Murray Steib, professor of music history at Ball State, begins at 6:45 p.m. in Sursa Hall. Beyond the Medici and “Music at the House of the Medici” are made possible by Ball State’s Arts Alive Series, presented by the University’s College of Fine Arts.


Preview the program.


Tickets available through the College of Fine Arts Box Office located at Sursa Hall starting August 1. 


  • General Public: $10
  • Seniors: $10
  • BSU Faculty/Staff: $10
  • Students: free* 
    *One (1) free student ticket per ID is available at the College of Fine Arts Box Office


  • Phone: 765-285-8749
  • In person: Monday through Friday from Noon to 5 p.m., or starting 1 hour before the performance

**Please note: As part of our commitment to sustainability, all College of Fine Arts tickets are paperless and are accessible via email confirmation. Your confirmation email contains your digital tickets which can be scanned at the door from your mobile device, or you can print your digital tickets at home to be scanned. There is no need to visit Will Call prior to the performance.


Parking is available in the McKinley Parking Garage (entrance on Ashland Avenue) located immediately south of Sursa Hall. Parking in this garage is free on weekends.