Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra
The Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra (ICO) made its debut on November 18, 1984 as Musicians of the Cloister at Trinity Episcopal Church in Indianapolis. In 1987 the name “Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra” was adopted, and the following year Maestro Kirk Trevor was appointed Music Director.
The mission of the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra is to advance and promote music composed for the small orchestra through professional performances and educational programs. Comprised of 34 professional musicians chosen by audition, the ICO annually presents a subscription concert series using a variety of formats including, Masterworks and Pops. The ICO Masterworks concerts draw on a body of musical literature spanning four centuries, and the ICO Pops focuses on popular and theatrical genre, all of which are scored for the small orchestra. In addition to presenting the full breadth of chamber orchestra repertoire, the ICO’s subscription concerts feature internationally recognized concert artists as well as superior local talent, present aspiring young soloists, and showcase the talents of contemporary composers. The ICO has commissioned several new works and has performed a number of world and American premieres during its 30-year history. ICO performances are also made available to the central Indiana community via weekly WFYI radio broadcasts on Monday evenings at 10 P.M.
Operating support for the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra comes from private and government granting agencies, a supportive corporate community, and an increasing base of individual contributors who appreciate the organization’s significant place in the city’s multi-dimensional cultural climate. The ICO is governed by a Board of Directors drawn from the professional, business, educational, and arts communities, and has a professionally managed endowment.
To learn more about the ICO, please visit their website at www.icomusic.org