Indianapolis Symphony set to return to Hilbert Circle stage, with audience capped at 400, in May

Posted on: April 30, 2021

Music Director Krzysztof Urbański and the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra perform at the Hilbert Circle Theatre.

“After more than a year of not playing for live audiences, the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra will perform a spring series for in-person audiences at Hilbert Circle Theatre,” writes Domenica Bongiovanni in Thursday’s (4/29) Indianapolis Star (IN). “The four-week ‘Spring Inspirations,’ which begins May 13, will comprise pops and classical repertoire in performances that will also be livestreamed. Masks will be required except while eating and drinking. Ticket sales will be limited to 400 per concert, down from the theater’s usual 1,500 capacity…. Social distancing also will be built into the symphony’s procedures.” Music Director Krzysztof Urbański will conduct three programs, and Principal Pops Conductor Jack Everly will lead a program of Broadway and film music; guest conductors Peter Oundjian and Joshua Weilerstein will each lead one concert. “The concerts will be Urbański’s last as the music director…. His departure had been previously announced in 2019. To support the symphony as he departs, [a press] release stated that he is forgoing compensation. During the pandemic, individual and groups of symphony musicians have put on small live and virtual concerts…. Announcements regarding the popular outdoor Symphony on the Prairie and the 2021-22 season are forthcoming.”