Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra Profile


Under the leadership of Krzysztof Urbanski, one of the most acclaimed young conductors in the world, the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra is dedicated to performing concerts of the highest artistic quality. The ISO offers accessible, musical experiences for all ages, works collaboratively to create powerful, enriching arts events, and serves its community – inside and outside the hall.

The Hilbert Circle Theatre
The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra’s home is the historic Hilbert Circle Theatre. Built in 1916, the Circle Theatre in downtown Indianapolis was the first motion picture palace west of New York, built especially for the purpose of showing feature-length photoplays. In 1984, the venue was transformed into an orchestra hall.  With a significant gift from Steve and Tomisue Hilbert in 1996, the hall was renamed the Hilbert Circle Theatre.

The ISO in 2015-2016
In his fifth season with the ISO, Krzysztof Urbanski focuses on major works by Beethoven, Brahms, Tchaikovsky and Shostakovich and is collaborating with renowned soloists Joshua Bell, Emanuel Ax, Dejan Lazic and Garrick Ohlsson.  Maestro Urbanski also presents a three-week festival, “Out of this World: the Cosmos Music Festival,” with musical themes inspired by space, and a semi-staged version of Georges Bizet’s Carmen at the conclusion of the season.