The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra's second annual INfusion Music Festival will celebrate the connection between music and the environment with three special concerts and an evening with some of Indianapolis’ leading environmental organizations.
The festival will culminate with a performance by singer-songwriter Amos Lee with the ISO, making his Hilbert Circle Theatre debut!
Lee will perform songs from his new album, SPIRIT, an album which was inspired in part by his recent performances with orchestras and choirs. “Working with folks like the LA Philharmonic and the Mobile, Alabama Community Gospel Choir opened my mind to the possibility of pushing the edges of arrangement away from solitary moments into more collaborative, community experiences,” Lee says in a statement on his website.
Earlier in the week, Time for Three, the ISO’s longtime artists-in-residence, will perform a cabaret-style concert in the historic Hilbert Circle Theatre lobby, and perform at the recently expanded Hi-Fi in Fountain Square. Another performer or group will be added to the Hi-Fi show at a later date.
The INfusion Music Festival kicks off with INfusion Talks, an evening of engaging short presentations from a wide range of local businesses and nonprofits who are committed to environmental awareness and outreach. Speakers include Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Indiana Recycling Coalition, Hoosier Environmental Council, Earth Charter Indiana, IndyGo, Marian University, Indiana Forest Alliance, and IPL. Each participant will have information on how others also can become more active supporters of the environment.
The ISO does more than just provide a forum for conversations about the environment; it also has made several improvements to minimize its own impact on the environment. After testing a recycling program at last year’s INfusion Music Festival, the ISO recently installed permanent recycling stations in Hilbert Circle Theatre. It also converted much of the lighting in the hall and on stage at Hilbert Circle Theatre to more energy-efficient LED bulbs. It is currently in the process of installing rapid water bottle filling stations in the Symphony Centre building to reduce staff reliance on disposable water bottles.
Artists, repertoire, and times subject to change.
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