More than 1,000 talented central Indiana students have had the unique opportunity to share the stage of the historic Hilbert Circle Theatre with their professional counterparts since Side-by-Side began in 1991. Students are auditioned and coached by members of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. The result is a spectacular concert featuring the 100+ piece orchestra of students and professionals—a tremendously rewarding experience for the Symphony musicians, the students, and the audience.

2017-18 SIDE-BY-SIDE PROGRAM schedule*

*Please, pay close attention to dates and times

rehearsal Schedule:

Wednesday, January 24 – 4:30-6:30pm (Pizza Party immediately following from 6:30-7:30pm)
Wednesday, January 31 – 4:30-6:30pm (Concerto Competition immediately following rehearsal)
Thursday, February 8 – 4:30-6:30pm (Sectionals with ISO Coaches)
Thursday, February 15 – 4:30-6:30pm
Wednesday, February 21  – 4:30-6:30pm (Sectionals with ISO Coaches)
Wednesday, February 28 – 4:30-6:30pm
Wednesday, March 7 – 4:30-6:30pm
Wednesday, March 14 – 4:30-6:30pm (Side-by-Side with ISO Coaches)
Tuesday, March 20 – 10am-3:30pm (Full Orchestra Rehearsal with ISO. Students will be provided with letters to school administration)

Concert - Wednesday, march 21, 2018 at 7:00pm



Matthew Kraemer, conductor

Tchaikovsky | Symphony No. 6 (Pathétique)
Shostakovich | Festive Overture, Op. 96


Auditions were completed on October 31st and the roster has been set. Please contact Perry Accetturo if you have questions. 


Questions? Contact Perry Accetturo at

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Elba L. & Gene Portteus Branigin Foundation Inc. 

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