IBJOpinion

Arts groups support each other

July 3, 2010
Back to TopCommentsE-mailPrintBookmark and Share
IBJ Letters To The Editor

We are writing to give our wholehearted endorsement to [columnist] Greg Morris’ appeal for generous support for the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra (“Confessions of a symphony newbie,” June 21).

The ISO’s current financial difficulties reflect issues and business models affecting symphonic organizations throughout the United States—and so we hope our region will step up and show that here, in central Indiana, we know the value of our arts organizations and are committed to their future.

At the Center for the Performing Arts in Carmel, we show our support—as Morris notes—by offering the orchestra a wonderful new stage, and the chance to reach new audiences, at The Palladium, the only true concert hall that the ISO and its fans will find in this part of the country. In fact, the ISO will be one of the many arts organizations helping us tune the hall this fall as we prepare for the January grand opening.

Our only disagreement with Morris is that we see all our region’s cultural institutions—large or small, established or new, located in downtown Indianapolis, on 38th Street, at Conner Prairie or in the suburbs, as complementary to each other. The ISO’s success is integral to the success of the arts everywhere in our region, creating a ripple effect of growth and appreciation for all of the community’s arts organizations. And the same is true for the success of the Center for the Performing Arts.

Although Morris’s tone does not appear to support regionalism, we at the Center for the Performing Arts wish the ISO all the best in its drive to grow its endowment. We hope to be able to welcome [Morris] to The Palladium when it opens this coming January. We feel confident that he will quickly learn what so many others have discovered before him: Thriving arts institutions reinforce one another, giving strength not just to themselves but to their entire community.

__________
Rollin M. Dick
Chairman, Center for the Performing Arts
Steven B. Libman
Executive director, Center for the Performing Arts

ADVERTISEMENT

Post a comment to this story

COMMENTS POLICY
We reserve the right to remove any post that we feel is obscene, profane, vulgar, racist, sexually explicit, abusive, or hateful.
 
You are legally responsible for what you post and your anonymity is not guaranteed.
 
Posts that insult, defame, threaten, harass or abuse other readers or people mentioned in IBJ editorial content are also subject to removal. Please respect the privacy of individuals and refrain from posting personal information.
 
No solicitations, spamming or advertisements are allowed. Readers may post links to other informational websites that are relevant to the topic at hand, but please do not link to objectionable material.
 
We may remove messages that are unrelated to the topic, encourage illegal activity, use all capital letters or are unreadable.
 

Messages that are flagged by readers as objectionable will be reviewed and may or may not be removed. Please do not flag a post simply because you disagree with it.

Sponsored by
ADVERTISEMENT

facebook - twitter on Facebook & Twitter

Follow on TwitterFollow IBJ on Facebook:
Follow on TwitterFollow IBJ's Tweets on these topics:
 
thisissue1-092914.jpg 092914

Subscribe to IBJ
  1. Here are a few candidates for this new group, "ripped from the headlines." First up, that bizzaro State Senator Brent Waltz; secondly, the unethical Todd Huston, and his contractual arrangements scheme; Finally, but not least of all, the dishonorable Eric Turner. What sayeth you Greg Zoeller?

  2. Good day. I can't hide this great testimony that take place in my life I will love everyone to know it and be partaker that is why I always place it on answer, I am Mrs,Natalie Cuttaia by name, I live in Texas, United State Of America, I want to thank (Mr.Bruce Brandon) for his kindness upon my family life. I never knew that there is still nice lender like this on internet and earth here. Just some Months Back, I was in search for a loan of $100,000,00 as I was running out of money for feeding and rent. I was scammed $6,800 Dollars and I decided not to involve my self in such business again but a Friend of my introduced me to a loan firm due to my appearance and doings. And I told him that I am not interested of any loan deal anymore but he told me that there is still a nice lender who he will recommend me to, and I made a trial and I am most grateful lucky am I today, I was given a loan amount of $100,000.00usd, by this great Company (Bruce Brandon Loan Company) managed by (Mr.Bruce Brandon) If you are in need of a genuine or legit loan or financial assistance and you can be reliable and trusted of capable of paying back at the due time of the funds I will advice you to, contact him via: ( bruce.brandon071@gmail.com ) And you will be free from scams in the internet. All thanks to Mr.Bruce Brandon You are the one who remove me and my family out of poverty. The reason why i am doing this is that, i promise Mr.Bruce Brandon that if i truly got my loan, i will advertize his company and bring customers to his company. Contact him via ( bruce.brandon071@gmail.com )for the Loan you have been looking for..

  3. Hello, We are firm Organization formed to help people in needs of helps,such as financial help. So if you are going through financial difficulty or you are in any financial mess,and you need funds to start up your own business,or you need loan to settle your debt or pay off your bills,start a nice business, or you are finding it hard to obtain capital loan from local banks,contact us today via email mrsroseberrywilkinsfunds.usa@gmail.com So do not let these opportunity pass you by because Jesus is the same yesterday, today and forever more. Please these is for serious minded and God fearing People. Your Name: Loan Amount: Loan Duration: Valid Cell Phone Number: Thanks for your understanding to your contact as we Await Regards Management Email:mrsroseberrywilkinsfunds.usa@gmail.com

  4. The question is, where could they build a new stadium? It seems in the past year, all the prime spots have been spoken for with potential projects. Maybe in the industrial wasteland area a block past Lucas Oil? I think it needs to be close to the core, if a new stadium is built.

  5. Aldi is generally a great shopping experience. Still, I'm sure YOU wouldn't want to shop there, which I consider a positive.

ADVERTISEMENT