Posts about: Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra

Tony DeSare Widens His Audience With The Song Diaries

October 19, 2020

“If there is a great, silver lining to the pandemic, it is that I still get to perform every day. I have all these people virtually gathering around the piano. It has really kept me going through all of this, both creatively and musically. I... read more

ISO Principal Oboist Remains Creative And Adapts During Hiatus

October 2, 2020

  Once Governor Eric Holcomb’s shelter-in-place order was lifted in late spring, performing artists began seeking ways to present live events that were safe and secure for audiences wary of COVID-19. One of the first groups to do so was classical musicians, including the Musicians... read more

Ann Hampton Callaway Readies For Bergman Tribute

August 28, 2020

It has been my great pleasure to have had an acquaintance for some time with the Callaway sisters, Liz and Ann, both familair faces to Indy audiences.  I first met Ann when she appeared with the Indianapolis Men’s Chorus, of which I was a member,... read more

Angela Brown Believes ‘This Too Shall Pass’

August 17, 2020

The last time I saw internationally acclaimed opera star Angela Brown was when she performed her signature show “Opera…from a Sistah’s Point of View” (which I wrote about here) at George S. Buck School back in November. The Indianapolis native’s engaging interactive show was made... read more

Conrad Jones Stays In Orchestra Shape During Hiatus

July 8, 2020

In addition to covering the performing arts in my On the Aisle blog, I am also a contributor on WISH-TV’s Indy Style, where I recommend shows and concerts the public should see. Of course, these days, due to COVID-19, most indoor performances are on indefinite... read more

ISO Reinvents Itself While On Hiatus

May 29, 2020

Like many people in Central Indiana, one of my favorite summer pastimes for years has been Symphony on the Prairie concerts held at Conner Prairie in Fishers. It’s a magical event I have cherished for the opportunity to hear the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra perform outdoors,... read more

Performing Arts Groups React To The Pandemic

March 17, 2020

When it was announced on Thursday that Broadway was shutting down in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, I had a sinking feeling it would only be a matter of time before the same fate would befall theatres and venues in Central Indiana. In the days... read more