The Indianapolis abode of Polish-born conductor Krzysztof Urbanski and his wife, Joanna, is nice but a bit on the small side—a 1,376-square-foot apartment inside downtown’s new CityWay development.
Gary Ginstling is taking over an organization trying to address four years of deficits and a shrinking endowment. Days into his new post, the CEO of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra talks with IBJ about priorities, fundraising and keeping musicians engaged.
The interim president and CEO of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra plans to leave the organization when her permanent replacement takes over later this month.
The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra announced Wednesday that it has named Gary Ginstling as its new CEO. He replaces Simon Crookall, who resigned suddenly in February 2012.
The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra said Thursday that it far surpassed its $5 million goal for a fundraising campaign that helped lock in a long-term contract for the ISO's musicians. The campaign raised a total of $8.5 million.
Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra musicians are hoping they'll be able to move forward with a new five-year labor contract even though the ISO is still about $900,000 short of reaching an important $5 million fundraising target only a week before the deadline.
Lilly Endowment has pledged $2 million to the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra on condition the performing arts group reaches an important $5 million fundraising goal by Feb. 3.
The donations from Jim Irsay and Herb Simon, combined with a $500,000 challenge grant from symphony board member Yvonne Shaheen, bring the orchestra nearly halfway toward its goal of raising $5 million by Feb. 3.
Tradition, by definition, involves familiarity. And three of the top Indy on-stage holiday offerings embrace tradition in their own way.