Meeting Topic: Symphony on the Prairie Tour and Concert
Moderator Name: Kyle Snyder
Speaker Name: Alan Alford
Other business or activities at the meeting: Discussion of next scheduled meeting and it's topic. A request for meeting topic suggestions for future meetings.
Meeting Location: Conner Prairie Park-Fishers, IN
At this, the fourth of our meetings scheduled for the year which was held on August 6th, 2011 at 6pm, we were privileged to have Alan Alford speak to us about the makeup of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra's sound reinforcement needs at Conner Prairie.
Alford discussed with the amply sized crowd the numerous challenges of the job, including the difficulties of respecting the neighboring living history museum while providing quality sound for the symphony. Additionally, Alan shared with us his off-season duties, tricks he utilizes throughout a typical concert, and also gave the section a tour of the concert setup.
The meeting was once again brought to us courtesy of Conner Prairie and The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. Our thanks go out to them for being such gracious hosts.