Indianapolis Symphony launches festival focusing on the environment

Posted on: February 12, 2016

In April, the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra and artists-in-residence Time for Three will present INfusion Music Fest, a new festival focusing on connections between music and the environment. The April 28-30 festival is the culmination of the ISO’s seven-year collaboration with Time for Three—violinists Zach De Pue (ISO concertmaster) and Nick Kendall and double bassist Ranaan Meyer. Jayce Ogren will conduct programs featuring John Luther Adams’s Pulitzer Prize-winning Become Ocean, Steven Mackey’s Urban Ocean, Valgeir Sigurdsson’s Dreamland, and Ellis Ludwig-Leone’s How To Fake Your Death. The festival will also feature Elevation: Paradise, composed by Time for Three’s Meyer and Kendall and orchestrated by Kenji Bunch. Local bands will appear at the festival, as will indie artists Sam Fermin, Kishi Bashi, and Ben Folds. In conjunction with the festival’s theme, the ISO will reduce its energy usage at the Hilbert Circle Theatre by 10 percent and will add recycling stations. Said Gary Ginstling, the orchestra’s CEO, “The arts have always been a powerful means for addressing social change. The ISO’s Infusion Music Fest provides a novel way to connect orchestral music to important social issues of our time, all in one fun and compelling weekend.”

Posted February 12, 2016