First Mondays


Get the inside scoop on what it takes to make the music happen at this free, casual series of events designed to get you up close and personal with the ISO!

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for snacks and drinks. Program begins at 7:00 p.m. All events are free, but you must reserve tickets.

A View from the Podium with Jack Everly

Monday, September 11
Hilbert Circle Theatre Auditorium

From the popular televised Capital Fourth to the ISO's premiere of the Acadamy Award winning film La La Land with live orchestra, Maestro Everly's talent and versatility are showcased in more than 90 performances a year throughout North America. Learn how Baryshnikov and Broadway prepared the ISO's Principal Pops Conductor for his dynamic, multifaceted career and what musical magic he's bringing to Indianapolis this season.

The Principal's Office

Monday, November 6
Hilbert Circle Theatre Auditorium

What does it mean to have the title of "Principal" in a major, professional orchestra? Many of the roles and responsibilities of these key players are invisible to the audience, but are critically important to the work of the ensemble. Find out what it is like to be in their seat and if anyone ever gets sent to detention!



Monday, February 5
Central Library Auditorium

Our February 5 First Monday program is changing! Updates and a formal announcement are coming soon. 



Getting the Gig

Monday, March 5
Wood Room, Hilbert Circle Theatre

Whenever the ISO has an opening in the orchestra, countless resumes come in from all over the world, and only the best of the best make it through the arduous audition process to actually land the job. How do they overcome the nerves and pressure to impress the anonymous panel behind the screen and win the coveted spot in a major, professional orchestra? Learn their secrets to success and test your ears as they model the process.


Sneak Peek with Katie McGuinness

Monday, May 7
Hilbert Circle Theatre Auditorium

As our season winds to a close, the ISO does anything but slow down! May & June showcase the INfusion Festival and two weeks of bringing Maestro Urbański's vision for Mozart to life. Join ISO Director of Artistic Planning Katie McGuinness to learn how all of these different artistic components are brought together for a thrilling season finale and get her recommendations on the "can't miss" programs of the 2018-19 season.




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