Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra
The Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra advances and promotes music composed for the small orchestra through professional concert performances and educational programs. Now in his second season, Maestro Matthew Kraemer leads the orchestra as Music Director and Conductor. James Aikman serves as the ICO’s first Composer-in-Residence. ICO proudly serves as professional orchestra-in-residence at the Schrott Center for the Arts, Butler Arts Center.
Comprised of 34 professional musicians, the ICO annually presents a concert series and provides orchestral accompaniment for many local arts and educational organizations, including Indianapolis Symphonic Choir, Indianapolis Opera and the American Pianists Association. As a champion for new music, ICO serves as Orchestra-in-Residence for the Indiana State University Contemporary Music Festival and annually conducts a national competition for the composition of new works. The ICO Radio Broadcast airs each Monday evening at 10 p.m. and Sunday night at 9 p.m. on WFYI. The ICO offers a full range of educational programs for ages pre-kindergarten through adult.