ISO conductor should live here

September 5, 2009
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[In response to the Aug. 24 editorial] I know that I will not be supporting the symphony in any way until they have a conductor that lives here and is paid a reasonable salary. As far as I’m concerned, it is back to basics, a balanced budget and improved investment performance.

Frank Prickett


  • yes,i am running for mayor in 2011,i have alot of issues that need to be answered,market square area land,C.I.B. needs to deleted or reworked.taxes,lucas stadium,convention center.i would like to know how you balance a budget and owe 20 million on market square land,47 million on lucas stadium,the airport.how did you do that try that with your personal budget and see what happens,you will go belly up..city market ,seems to have problems,abandon homes,i can go on and on,,lets clean up these issues,i can do that ,i need your support to make it happen.....now
  • I am running for mayor of indpls,indiana,gary a. isterling in 2011,filing in october
  • It seems odd to me that Mr. Prickett would pick now to suspend his ISO support. The now-former director hasn't lived here since he was hired 7 years ago. Indeed, they parted ways in part because the ISO wants a more visible director, preferably one who lives here. Remember that Maestro Leppard didn't initially live here. As far as a balanced budget, the ISO seems to be doing a yeoman's job in achieving just that. Every non-profit group was caught off-guard by last year's economic surprise. Endowments dropped 30-70%. It would seem that the ISO has done a great job. And, no, I'm not on the staff or even a volunteer. I just go to a couple of concerts each year, but do keep track of what it does.

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