Few Things Are As Transformative As Music.
Notes on paper turn into soaring emotions. Wood, brass, and strings become soulful tools that thrill the senses. The simplest of spaces, from auditoriums to public parks, take on new purpose as places to commune with masterworks from the past and exciting new artistic explorations.
Many have been surprised, then delighted, by the power and passion that an orchestra of 34 professional musicians can bring forth. That size permits an advantage unavailable to larger ensembles: the ability to easily bring the beauty of orchestral music to schools, community gatherings, and other public spaces.
The ICO draws on the widest possible body of musical literature spanning the classical, popular, and theatrical genres, all scored for the small orchestra. Concerts feature internationally recognized concert artists, aspiring young talent, and the works of contemporary composers.
For over 30 years, the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra (ICO) has played a key role in the rich tradition of cultural excellence for our community by providing entertainment, education and enrichment as Indiana’s premier chamber orchestra.
A New Era Of Performance Excellence Has Begun.
In 2013, the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra’s future began its next evolution when a donor stepped forward with a lead gift of $700,000 to create the Artistic Excellence Fund and challenge the ICO to transform the concert experience. The Fund has enabled the ICO to:
›› Engage Dr. James Aikman as its first Composer in Residence
›› Release “Momentum 21” compact disc recording
›› Welcome Matthew Kraemer as Music Director and Principal Conductor
›› Premiere multimedia concert “Peacemakers” and its Emmy-award winning documentary
›› Showcase world and Indiana premieres
›› Present outreach concerts
The Baton Is Yours. Lead Us Into The Next Era Of Artistic Excellence.
The Vision 21 Campaign of $2.2 million will help the ICO sustain its vision for the future:
›› Grow the ICO audience
›› Elevate the ICO concert experience
›› Provide greater access to the ICO via radio broadcasts, recordings, and community outreach
The investment realized through the Vision 21 Campaign will develop an organization with capacity and sustainability. Specifically, we seek to further enhance these outcomes:
›› Artistic excellence
›› Financial continuity
›› Organizational sustainability
The success of the Vision 21 Campaign will assure that the ICO can continue to support its artistic initiatives, community outreach, and organizational sustainability in perpetuity, assuring the music will go on for generations to come. You can help us meet the promise of the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra’s future with a generous, tax-deductible gift to the ICO’s Vision 21 Campaign.
For more information, please contact Elaine Eckhart at 317-940-9607
Away from the concert stage, new ways are defining how the ICO delivers its experience to patrons. From top: ICO Messiah Sing-Along, ICO Fundraising Gala, ICO Free concert in Holliday Park