The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra is looking for a new maestro, and
CEO Simon Crookall said he wants Mario Venzago’s replacement to have more of a local presence.
This week, challenging work at the IMA, an impressive operatic collaboration, and laugh-out-loud silliness.
The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra will look to volunteers to help cover the work done by eight people who were laid off last week in a move to trim $600,000, or 2 percent, from the $29.5 million annual budget.
The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra’s operating loss of $293,000 during the most recent fiscal year is not nearly as troubling
in the long term as the symphony’s shrinking endowment.
Although he wears one of his two tuxedos for concerts, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra bassoonist Samuel Banks dons sneakers
and jeans for a Tuesday morning rehearsal. But he works hard once the music starts. That attitude likely helped the 26-year-old
land his job in one of just 17 year-round orchestras in the nation.