Symphony: “Portable Art”July 13th, 2013 at 11:46 am by Eric Halvorson under Eric Halvorson's Blog
The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra is in the middle of a busy summer. And that’s music to the ears of everyone, especially after the contract dispute of last year.
Friday, the ISO announced the hiring of a new Vice President and General Manager. A few months ago, the orchestra named a new CEO.
Jessica Di Santo, the Director of Communications for the orchestra, told me 2012 was “one of the most challenging years” in ISO history. Now, she believes the orchestra has “a good foundation” for the future.
Part of that future relies on summer performances. Symphony on the Prairie has been around for years. But, the orchestra also presents concerts in Danville, Lebanon and several city parks.
“Symphonies are portable art forms,” Di Santo said. ”Unlike an art or artifact exhibition, we are so lucky to be able to come out to different communities and venues in order to reach people.” The summer is “incredibly important to reaching new audiences and giving back to our community for its support.”
Community concerts are scheduled for this coming week — Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday — at Ellenberger Park, Garfield Park and Holliday Park.
If you’ve never seen the symphony in concert, go to one of these shows. You’ll admire the talent you see on the stage.
And, these shows are free!