Star Spangled Symphony

The skies above Batesville will sparkle with the brilliant display of fireworks while the patriotic sounds of the Indianapolis Symphony fill the Bill Gillespie Soccer Park once again during this year’s Star-Spangled Indianapolis Symphony event. The city of Batesville, the Batesville Area Arts Council, the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra and Hillenbrand will host the third event in the series on Thursday, July 1 beginning at 8 PM.

The first two concerts in the three-year series each attracted nearly 3,000 people to Batesville. The pandemic delayed the 2020 event.

The free event is open to the public and will feature a world-class symphony performance paired with a professional fireworks display. The program will include patriotic favorites and orchestra showpieces led by ISO Resident Conductor Jacob Joyce and featuring ISO concertmaster Kevin Lin as soloist. Attendees are encouraged to bring their families and picnic dinners and enjoy the show.

What: Star-Spangled Symphony Orchestra

When: 8:00 pm Thursday, July 1, 2021
(The venue will open at 6 pm EST)

Where: Bill Gillespie Soccer Park
922 Delaware Road
Batesville, Indiana

“We are pleased to be able to partner with Hillenbrand and BAAC to host the Star-Spangled Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra in Batesville for the third time,” said Mayor Mike Bettice. “This past year has presented our community and those around us with many struggles as we faced the challenges of COVID-19. We felt the need to unify our community after a tumultuous 15 months and want to recognize our first responders and healthcare workers for their efforts in keeping the community safe.”

The multi-year agreement is part of a broader, regional strategy to strengthen communities and attract and maintain a competitive rural workforce.

“Hillenbrand is committed to developing partnerships that improve the health and well-being of people and communities and ensure they remain sustainable places to live, work, and raise families,” said Joe Raver, President & CEO, Hillenbrand.

The partners have worked together on several quality of place enhancements designed to make southeastern Indiana communities welcoming and attractive locations for families.

“Arts and culture are key elements of great places, as are foundational components including prosperous industry, quality hospitals and exceptional school districts,” said Sarah Heppner, executive director, BAAC. “We’re excited about the chance to provide this experience and are looking forward to welcoming families from across southeast Indiana to Batesville for a great performance and an exciting fireworks display.”

COVID-19 safety protocols will be in place to ensure a safe experience for patrons.

ISO brochure 2021 pdf