The Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra announces that MonoSol has provided a $30,000 matching challenge grant to encourage people and companies to continue making gifts to the Symphony and help them survive this current period of uncertainty. Other longtime friends of the Symphony, The John W. Anderson Foundation has joined MonoSol by contributing an additional $25,000 and Strack & Van Til has donated $10,000.
As the Symphony looks to their 2020-21 season, the Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra’s Music Director, musicians, board and staff are all committed to put forth their best effort to schedule and perform concerts that will be mindful of government restrictions and societal concerns. It is their hope that between January 1 and June 30, 2021, they will be able to schedule and perform three concerts, in addition to alternative opportunities, such as chamber concerts, recitals, or educational outreach. They are also working to bring online features from the musicians and the orchestra to our supporters through email and social media. The musicians and Symphony are working together to navigate the complexities of this crisis so as to protect and preserve the organization and all of its supporters.
Now that they have the beginnings of a plan for the orchestra to return in 2021, they need your help getting from here to there!
Supporters are invited to make a gift to the Symphony with the goal of providing general operating support to keep the orchestra’s core operations in place, including staffing, Youth Orchestra, rent, marketing, and accounting functions, so that they will be ready and able to return in 2021. In the meantime, without the ability to program income-generating performances, they are struggling to cover these general operating costs.
“As you likely know, the COVID pandemic is taking an unusually high toll on the performing arts, and there is only one Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra,” said John Cain, executive director. “The reality is that monetary help is needed for the Symphony to sustain essential administrative operations until we are able to perform again in 2021.”
MonoSol, The John W. Anderson Foundation and Strack & Van Til have demonstrated their commitment! The rest is up to you. Any gift that you can give will be appreciated and matched by these great friends of the orchestra. Your support will help provide a path and the resources needed to bring back symphonic music, the wonderful musicians and accomplished Music Director.