With its home in the beautiful Hilbert Circle Theater, the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra has a long history of excellence in classical music. The orchestra was founded in 1930 as a volunteer-only group, splitting the concert proceeds. Numerous tours and recordings have since established the ensemble as one of the finest in the Midwest. The Pops and holiday concerts have become Indianapolis mainstays and the orchestra can be heard frequently on the radio and has produced several PBS specials.
The ISO has been a stalwart champion of community outreach and co-sponsors a number of programs for all ages, from toddlers to high school students, including the “Side-by-Side” orchestra, in which young Indiana musicians play with their professional counterparts in a concert with more than 100 performers onstage. Another highlight of the ISO’s season includes the spectacular outdoor Marsh Symphony on the Prairie series, which presents the symphony for a number of spectacular performances in the great outdoors. The subscription packages are well worth the cash with savings of up to 25%, ticket exchanges, flexible payment plans, and free tickets for subscriber referrals.
Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra Information
- Other Venues: The ISO also performs at Conner Prairie (13400 Allisonville Rd., Fishers, IN) and Scottish Rite Cathedral (650 N Meridian St.).
- Public Transportation: Fair
- Handicapped Accessibility: Yes
- Performance/Programs: Concerts generally take place Friday-Sunday.
- Admission: Single tickets $16-$68.
- Group Discounts: Discounts available for groups of 20 or more.
- Subscription/Memberships: Several themed subscription series packages available, as well as a flexible 5-concert ‘Your Season Your Way’ package and ‘Symphony On Demand’ voucher packs. Subscriber benefits include discounts on special event tickets, cheap tickets for accompanying children and students, complimentary tickets for referrals, free replacement tickets, payment plans, a subscriber benefits card, and a money-back guarantee. Membership to FORTE is $39/year and includes invitations to exclusive events and parties, ticket discounts, and vouchers.