Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra Offers Outdoor and Virtual Concerts in 2020
The Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra (ICO) recently announced important updates to the fall 2020 Season Down to Earth. The ICO is committed to live performance this season, and the health and safety of our patrons and musicians are primary concerns. In close observation of the current environment government restrictions, and CDC recommendations, the ICO recognizes the need to adjust concert plans for fall 2020.
The ICO opened registration free outdoor concert at Holliday Park on Thursday, September 24 at 6:30PM (rain date 9/25), after less than one week the event has reached max capacity. The audience size was restricted to 500 to ensure social distancing. The concert safety protocols have been approved by the Marion County Health Department and Indy Parks. In addition to limited attendance and social distancing, masks will be required for the entire concert, guests will be seated in family pods of no more than four people (each pod will be seated in a 10’ by 10’ square), touchless entry, and no intermission. Two additional virtual presentations will be released in November and December. In lieu of traditional concert audiences, all remaining 2020 ICO concerts can be enjoyed for free but donations are requested.
An innovative concert style will be presented on September 24th with strings only playing the first half of the concert and woodwinds and brass during the second half. In accordance with recommendations from the American Federation of Musicians, ICO string musicians will be spaced by 6 ft and wear makes; ICO wind and brass musicians will be spaced 12’ and will wear masks when not playing, no music stands or chairs will be shared.
Reservations can be made online at icomusic.org and are required for admittance.
The ICO is committed to making music and hiring our musicians to play please check our website for the latest information on ICO concerts and events.