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October 03, 2023

Start the weekend early with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra’s First Thursdays

INDIANAPOLIS—The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra announces First Thursdays, your FREE ticket to go behind the scenes at the Indianapolis Symphony! Featuring five events during the 2023-24 season, each First Thursday offers an opportunity to get to know the ISO in a friendly and intimate setting.  

Doors will open at 6pm with a cash bar available for you to relax after work and meet new and old friends alike. The hour-long program will start promptly at 7pm as you learn more about the orchestra through performances, exclusive interviews, and interactive activities. Enjoy a beverage and join ISO Assistant Conductor Su-Han Yang as your host in our beautiful Hilbert Circle Theatre lobby.

The first program on October 5 will feature Su-Han Yang with tips on how to enjoy classical music as well as Concertmaster Kevin Lin as he prepares for his big night performing Saint-Saëns’ Violin Concerto No. 3. You will also get a lesson on how to use the bow from our friends at the Metropolitan Youth Orchestra! Reserve your spot here. 

First Thursdays 2023-2024 schedule: 

October 5, 2023 

November 2, 2023 

March 7, 2024 

April 4, 2024 

June 6, 2024 


About the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra  
The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, at home and thriving in the heart of Indianapolis, offers an exceptional artistic and musical experience. The orchestra is open to all and dedicated to creating an inclusive and innovative experiential environment that is inspiring, educational, and welcoming. The ISO celebrates historically beloved performances while engaging audiences by introducing new voices through programming including the IU Health Plans Classical Series, the Printing Partners Pops Series, the holiday traditions of AES Indiana Yuletide Celebration and the popular Film Series presented by Bank of America. For more information, visit