Featured Artist 12/16/19 – 12/22/19.
This week on CMI Streaming, we feature our very own Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. Founded in 1930, by Ferdinand Schaefer, the ISO turned fully professional in 1937. Shortly after this transition, the orchestra gained national prominence, releasing a series of phonograph recordings RCA Victor and Capitol Records in the 1940s and 50s. From 1987-2001, under the leadership of Raymong Leppard, the orchestra first expanded to a 52-week performance season and made a series of recordings on the Koss Classics record label. The ISO also embarked on two European tours during Leppard’s tenure, in 1993 and 1997. It was also during this time, in 1994, when the ISO began their weekly radio series “Indianapolis On the Air.”