Great Progress: $3.1 million of $3.75 million goal

The Indianapolis Symphonic Choir is pleased to announce remarkable progress towards it goal of establishing an endowment. Founded in 1937 and celebrating its 81st season this year, the state’s largest chorus launched in March 2017 a campaign to build an endowment with a goal of $3.75 million by July 2019. As of November 1, 2017… Read More

Wonder Woman’s Lasso: AKA Maestro Urbański’s Baton

It was a black night in Indianapolis. No stars. Few people – until the witching hour of 10 pm, when Indianapolis Symphony musicians and Indianapolis Symphonic Choir members crowd into Monument Circle after rehearsal. Some stroll in small groups back to their cars. A lone violinist hurries along New York Street. A couple of tenors,… Read More

On Mendelssohn’s Elijah, by R. Larry Todd

Few compositions document as compellingly as Elijah the shifting critical reception accorded Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy (1809-1847) during the past one hundred and fifty years. At the English premiere, heard at the Birmingham Musical Festival in 1846, Elijah was hailed as an undisputed masterpiece; since then it has remained a staple part of the oratorio repertory,… Read More

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