The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra was in deep trouble before Covid hit. Now it has gone silent.
The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra management team and Orchestra Committee, which represents the ISO’s musicians, having met to discuss the challenges associated with the upcoming ISO season in the complicated and uncertain backdrop of the pandemic, released the following joint statement:
“While our mutual desire is to return world-class music to a city that
has been upended by the events of the last few months, we recognize
the challenges presented to the ISO by the pandemic and unforeseen
economic pressures. For those reasons, the 2020-21 indoor season
will not go on as planned.
Although we will not be able to bring you the performances we had
planned, we are committed to collaboratively exploring creative ways
to continue to connect with our patrons and return to performing if
We will also be meeting to discuss how the musicians will be
supported in the interim, with a priority on providing health insurance
for the musicians and their families.
The pandemic only heightens our shared resolve to assure the ISO is
positioned to provide the most transformational and impactful
programs for our community.
The progress made during these discussions is a promising step in re-
emerging and in re-imagining the ISO’s long-term future. The ISO
management and musicians are committed to working together to
build a vibrant, thriving ISO and look forward to returning to the