Indianapolis Symphony selects Urbanski as music director

Posted on: October 20, 2010

In Wednesday’s (10/20) Indianapolis Star, Jay Harvey reports, “Krzysztof Urbanski has been named music director of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. He’s the seventh music director in the ISO’s 80-year history, and the youngest musician to hold that post with the orchestra. The appointment of the 28-year-old from Poland was announced today on Monument Circle across from Hilbert Circle Theatre, the home of the ISO since 1984. Urbanski conducted the orchestra for the first time last April, and was invited back to open ‘Symphony on the Prairie’ in June. … Urbanski’s four-year contract with the ISO will take effect Sept. 1, 2011. His predecessor, Swiss conductor [Mario] Venzago, ended his seven-year tenure in 2009 after he and ISO management failed to agree on a new contract. … Urbanski will return to the ISO stage—with the temporary title of music director designate—on May 20 and 21, 2011. In the 2011-2012 season, under his new title as music director, Urbanski will conduct six weeks of concerts, including the Opening Night Gala. In the following two seasons, he’ll perform a minimum of 10 weeks each. When his ISO tenure begins next year, Urbanski will also become the first ISO music director to be an adjunct faculty member of the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music in Bloomington.”

Posted October 20, 2010