The Butler Romantic Festival has celebrated Romantic music atannually for 21 years. Frank Cooper, a Butler music professor, founded the festival. Orchestral and vocal music, dance, lectures, and dining—all in a Romantic vein—were festival features. Festival guests included Victor Borge, conducting the (1969, 1977); violinist Isaac Stern (1986); and mezzo-soprano Marilyn Horne (1988). Funding sources varied over the years. Contributors included the National Endowment for the Arts, the , and Indianapolis businesses, institutions, and citizens.
Revised February 2021
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