Symphony in Color
Symphony in Color art contest
“Symphony in Color shows the immense creativity that young people are capable of expressing when engaged in music and art. My wife, Joanna, and I strongly believe that that opportunities like this are incredibly important, and we can’t wait to be inspired by what the children will create this year!”
– ISO Music director Krzysztof UrbaŃski
Symphony in Color is an annual enrichment program of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra Association which offers a unique blending of symphonic music and visual arts. Involving more than 30,000 Indiana school children in grades 1-6, Symphony in Color culminates in a juried exhibition at the Hilbert Circle Theatre and the Indiana State Museum.
Important Dates for 2016-17:
Deadline for submitting artwork - February 3, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.
Contest week and judging - February 6-8, 2017
Hilbert Circle Theatre Exhibit - February 25-March 27, 2017
Symphony in Color Awards Ceremony Tea - March 19, 2017
Indiana State Museum Exhibit - April 1-May 7, 2017
Five classical works are chosen from the current ISO concert season. While listening to the repertoire, students create their own works of art, inspired by the music they hear. One hundred finalists and 36 blue ribbon winners are selected from the thousands of pieces of art entered. One entry receives the Renato Pacini Award and is displayed in the Hilbert Circle Theatre for an entire year. A Maestro Award is given to the teacher with the most finalists. Also, a People's Choice Award is chosen from among the blue ribbon winners by the ISOA and Symphony members during a People's Choice Luncheon.
For information, contact the ISO Association at 317.262.4068.
If your school is interested in attending a Discovery Concert to hear some of this repertoire played live, please visit this page.
Supported by: Elba L. & Gene Portteus Branigin Foundation Inc.
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