Batesville to Host the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Fireworks Display on Saturday, July 6, 2019
2019 Marks Second of Three-Year Agreement with Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra
Batesville Area Arts Council (formerly RAA), Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra (ISO) and Hillenbrand, Inc., will host the second Star-Spangled Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra on July 6, 2019, the partners announced today. The first event of the three-year agreement, on July 1, 2018, attracted nearly 3,000 people to Batesville and improved quality of life in the Southeastern Indiana region through greater access to arts and culture. A fireworks display will again be part of this year’s event.
“We are very pleased with reception to the first Star-Spangled Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra event,” said Joe Raver, President and CEO of Hillenbrand. “The people of Southeastern Indiana responded overwhelmingly to a quality cultural event. We will continue to invest in arts and cultural opportunities as we inspire, engage, innovate and build quality of place. Our ongoing emphasis on arts and culture will enhance quality of lives of our current workforce and attract future employees.”
The agreement is part of a broader regional strategy to attract and maintain a competitive rural workforce through improving “quality of place”—the collective attitudes, decisions and assets that make communities welcoming, attractive, sustainable locations to live and work. Arts and culture are key elements of great places, as are foundational components including prosperous industry, quality hospitals and exceptional school districts.
“We are thrilled to partner with Hillenbrand, the BAAC and the Southeastern Region of Indiana,” said Beth Outland, VP, Community Engagement and Strategic Innovation, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. “Batesville understands the important role arts and culture plays in a community. Extending our reach beyond Indianapolis gives us the opportunity to serve as ambassadors for the arts and bolster the support of arts and culture in rural communities.”
About the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra
Under the leadership of Music Director Krzysztof Urbański and Principal Pops Conductor Jack Everly, the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra has become a leading orchestra in the nation with its commitment to artistic excellence, diverse and creative programming inside and outside its historic Hilbert Circle Theatre home, its engagement with communities throughout the state of Indiana and its ambitious approaches to music education, performance and collaboration. In the decades since its founding in 1930, the ISO has presented a range of classical, pops, family and holiday programming to hundreds of thousands of people each year; received national and international acclaim with its radio broadcasts, tours and recordings; and became the first major orchestra with a resident ensemble (Time for Three).
The ISO continues to engage new audiences through innovative programming including the Fifth Third Bank Lunch Break Series of casual 45-minute performances each summer, the holiday traditions of the IPL Yuletide Celebration, the Stella Artois Happy Hour at the Symphony Series, and the popular Bank of America Film + Orchestra Series.
About Batesville Area Arts Council
Batesville Area Arts Council (BAAC) is a not-for-profit organization that has been providing art experiences to the Batesville community since 1988. The mission of the BAAC has been to bring local, national and international artists to a rural community. This mission has rewarded Batesville and surrounding areas with rich cultural exposure right at home, while garnering outside recognition from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Indiana Arts Commission. With an emphasis on serving local schools through music, dance, art, video, drama and writing, the BAAC hopes to instill in each generation an appreciation and passion for the arts.