Indianapolis Symphony’s CEO aims to make “life better with music”

Posted on: February 3, 2014

In Monday’s (2/3) Indianapolis Star, Jill Phillips interviews Gary Ginstling, CEO of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra since March 2013. Ginstling began his position a month after “the organization had negotiated a new contract with the musicians union that was instrumental in raising $5 million from new donors as part of the ISO’s ‘Life is Better with Music’ campaign. ‘This success, I believe, has catalyzed the institution and given us a new confidence that we can be successful artistically, meet our community and educational goals and operate within our means,’ he said. Ginstling plans to continue the ISO’s efforts to bring its talent to more local venues. Last summer, free live performances were held in parks, and a community day took place at the Hilbert Circle Theatre on Monument Circle. ‘I’m committed to doing everything I can to find ways to get more people to experience live concerts,’ he said…. ‘A vibrant cultural life is part of what makes a city attractive and livable…. Our amazing group of talented musicians … bring[s] so much to our communities beyond their superb performances. They make their homes here, perform chamber music, teach music, and add to the richness of our population.’ ”

Posted February 3, 2014