3/12/20: Press Statement
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Brian Smith, Orchestra Committee Chair
Musicians of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra
Musicians of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra React to COVID-19 Mitigation
INDIANAPOLIS, IN, 3/12/20
This afternoon, in accordance with new guidelines from Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb, the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra has announced that scheduled concerts and events will be suspended until March 31. While it means that our concert hall will be dark for the next few weeks, the Musicians of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra agree that the safety of the patrons, staff, and orchestra musicians is of the utmost importance.
The following concerts are affected:
- The Passion of Mahler’s Fifth Symphony: March 13, 14
- Ruth Reinhardt Leads the ISO: March 19, 20, 21
- Mendelssohn’s Elijah: March 27
Although it is deeply painful for us to silence our hall temporarily, the safety of our community must come first.
We would like to thank David Danzmayr and Stefan Jackiw for their work with the orchestra in rehearsals this week. It has been a privilege to work with you both, and we hope to share our stage with you again soon.
We would also like to thank our patrons for your continued support during this difficult time, and we are looking forward to the chance to present our music to you again in the future.
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If you have further questions for the Musicians of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, please contact Brian Smith, Orchestra Committee Chair at (317) 451-9326.