Ginstling gets down to business at Indianapolis Symphony

Posted on: March 22, 2013

In Thursday’s (3/21) Indianapolis Business Journal, Dan Human and Lou Harry write, “A few days into the position, the new CEO of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra is knee-deep in the challenges facing nearly every major orchestra in the U.S.—turning deficits into profits, attracting new patrons and increasing the endowment, all while maintaining the quality of the product onstage. … Formerly the general manager of The Cleveland Orchestra, [Gary] Ginstling replaces Simon Crookall, who abruptly resigned from the ISO in February 2012.” Says Ginstling, “To me some of the key things we really do need to focus on are, to sum it up: access, innovate and quality. By ‘access,’ I mean making the orchestra as accessible to as many people as possible, both allowing people to come to the Hilbert Circle Theatre and getting the orchestra out into the community to reach new segments of the community. … ‘Quality,’ I think, goes hand-in-hand because it all starts with great music. … [Music Director Krzysztof Urbanski] is leading the ISO in a terrific direction. … And the ISO has a great record of innovating—the Time for Three residency, the new relationship with New Amsterdam Records, which I think is real exciting—and that was encouraging for me because it tells me the organization is willing to experiment and try new things and see if it allows you to reach new audiences.”

Posted March 22, 2013