Mission: To inspire, entertain, educate and challenge through innovative programs and symphonic music performed at the highest artistic level.
Programs: The indianapolis symphony orchestra is the largest performing arts organization in the state of indiana, performing a year-round schedule of over 150 concerts and education programs. Each season, the indianapolis symphony orchestra presents a wide repertoire of orchestral music, including commissions of new music, both classical and pops. Concerts include programs of classical music, symphonic pops performances, family oriented programs, holiday programs, happy hour at the symphony, the outdoor summer series and many more. The indianapolis symphony orchestra's annual attendance is in excess of 250,000 patrons each year. The indianapolis symphony orchestra is dedicated to leading the field in music education. Symphony musicians and staff create pioneering learning opportunities for approximately 90,000 participants throughout the state through a variety of projects which impact students and adults in the indianapolis symphony orchestra's learning community. The metropolitan youth orchestra which is a youth and family development program of the learning community uses the life skills learned in music instruction to engage youth in activities that discourage at-risk behaviors and keep them committed to staying in school. The historic hilbert circle theatre on monument circle in downtown indianapolis is home to the indianapolis symphony orchestra and is owned by the organization's foundation. Outside the theatre, the indianapolis symphony can be heard live in several indiana communities and around the world through www. Instantencore. Com, a site that offers concert recordings for download on computers and mp3 devices. As a leading member of the arts community in indianapolis, the indianapolis symphony orchestra collaborates on a regular basis with other arts companies including dance kaleidoscope, the international violin competition of indianapolis, and the american pianists association.