INDIANAPOLIS – The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra and Buckingham Companies announced today that they have finalized their significant partnership to establish CityWay as the American home of Music Director Krzysztof Urbański and lodging for guest conductors and visiting artists at The Alexander. The collaboration represents a $100,000 commitment from Buckingham Companies and Buckingham Foundation to the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra and further demonstrates the company and foundation’s support of downtown Indianapolis’ cultural community.

“Buckingham Companies and Buckingham Foundation are excited about this opportunity to partner with and support the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra,” Buckingham Companies President and CEO Brad Chambers said. “Art and music are integral to a community’s quality of life and fit well into our corporate mission. Our focus on art and innovation at CityWay and in The Alexander makes our support for the ISO a natural fit.”

The yearly sponsorship includes funding and in‐kind services, including an apartment for the ISO’s Music Director and other accommodations in CityWay, the new four‐block downtown Indianapolis neighborhood composed of apartments, retail, office spaces, a public plaza and a luxury hotel, The Alexander. In a nod to CityWay’s focus on art and the Indianapolis Museum of Art‐curated art program at The Alexander, the sponsorship dubs CityWay and The Alexander as the “Home of ISO Artists...Where music and culture reside.”

When Krzysztof Urbański is not conducting in Indianapolis, the CityWay apartment serves as the guest residence for the ISO’s roster of distinguished visiting conductors, soloists and artists from New Amsterdam, the ISO’s new partner in music innovation. Utilizing CityWay’s contemporary, furnished living spaces as well as rooms in The Alexander allows the ISO to better meet the needs of its distinguished artists and provides a cost‐savings to the Orchestra.

“CityWay and The Alexander provide the perfect welcome to our international and nationally‐renowned guest artists,” said Gary Ginstling, CEO of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra and also a current resident of CityWay, thanks to the partnership. “We deeply appreciate Buckingham Companies’ generosity to the ISO and its ‘Life’ campaign and greatly appreciate their commitment to the arts in Indianapolis.”

To complement the partnership, the ISO is using the opportunity to engage CityWay residents and The Alexander guests with the Orchestra’s offerings.  For example, ISO’s string trio and artists‐in‐residence Time for Three (Zach De Pue, Nick Kendall and Ranaan Meyer) will regularly perform at various times during their residency weeks at CityWay’s  public plaza and Plat 99 mixology bar, and residents and guests will receive advance promotional information and discounts to select ISO concerts.

“When my wife Joanna and I first toured the apartments at CityWay a few months ago, I knew this would be the perfect ‘American home’ for us,” said Mr. Urbański. “Everything we need is right here; and of course, the location is so convenient, since I can walk to the Orchestra’s home at the Hilbert Circle Theatre. Most importantly, we would like to thank Buckingham Foundation for its generous support of our great Orchestra.”