Greetings Guitar Enthusiasts,
We hope this message finds you all healthy and in good spirits and that you have been able to get in plenty of guitar practice or listening time over these last several weeks. We have been been busy talking to booking agents, artists, and representatives from IUPUI in order to consider our options or next year. We want to thank those of you who took the time to respond to our survey regarding possible programming options for 2020-2021 as well. It was wonderful to get your input.
Unfortunately, due to a number of concerns outside of our control we have had to make the extremely difficult decision to cancel our Visiting Artist Concert Series for 2020-2021. With so much uncertainty regarding the coming months, challenges for artists in putting together a series of concerts to warrant a tour, restrictions on numbers of people permitted in the venue, travel and visa concerns, and the looming possibility of changes to policies at any time, we simply cannot commit to contracts with artists at this point. We are especially saddened by this as 2020-2021 was to be our 15th season and we were looking forward to celebrating our first 15 years of supporting and promoting classical guitar in Indy.
However, we are not going anywhere. We are currently using the info you provided us in our surveys to plan for some virtual programming so that we can continue our mission of supporting and promoting classical guitar in Indianapolis. Please be on the lookout for announcements regarding those opportunities. We are also currently working with the artists that we had been negotiating with for this coming season to see if we can move their concerts to 2021-2022. We are very excited about the roster of artists we had been preparing and we very much want to bring them to you as soon as we can regroup and begin to prepare for the next 15 years of bringing world class classical guitar programming to Indianapolis.
So, this is most certainly not goodbye from the ISCG. This is simply a temporary readjustment. We look forward to sharing more info with you soon. In the meantime, stay safe, stay healthy, and keep playing, keep listening, and keep supporting classical guitar and the artists who are struggling to find ways to continue bringing us the music we all love so much.
President: John Alvarado
Vice President: Brett Terrell
Treasurer: John Cazares
Secretary: Tom Fowler
The ISCG is a 501(c)(3) non-profit arts organization.
Your tax-deductible donation will be greatly beneficial in promoting and sustaining our efforts.
Please visit the ISCG store to make a donation.
Upcoming ISCG Events:
Online Programming for 2020-2021 coming
We are in the process of planning online opportunities for our followers for this coming season. Check back to see updates as we solidify our plans!
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