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This photo project of the ISO musicians was developed by photographer Beckie Kern to document the musicians' time at home during the COVID-19 pandemic. Each musician related projects and activities they have engaged in to let the community know how their lives have been at home while awaiting a return to Hilbert Circle Theatre. Part of the reason for doing this project is to remind the public that the musicians are still around and to highlight how they have been getting along during the past year.

Stephen Hawkey (ISO Cellist) offers these insights to the past 12 months: "It’s crazy to think that it’s been well over a year since I was last on the stage of Hilbert Circle Theatre—for my audition way back in November of 2019! I was scheduled to start with the ISO in May after I graduated with my master’s degree, but of course concerts were canceled due to COVID-19 and I never had the chance to perform with the orchestra. After spending some time with family in the Carolinas during the summer of 2020, I decided to move to Indianapolis to try to get to know some of my new colleagues and perform smaller concerts as they came up. Thanks to many wonderful ISO colleagues (Amy Kniffen, Terry Langdon, and Peter Vickery to name a few), I’ve been able to perform in dozens of chamber concerts around the city. Apart from music, I’ve stayed busy by spending time with my orange tabby Simba (six months old), playing tennis/running, some Xbox gaming, and if a friend comes over, playing some foosball thanks to a table gifted to me by ISO colleague Jennifer Farquhar. It’s been difficult to not be performing with the ISO as planned, but it has been truly rewarding to meet so many wonderful people here, and I can’t wait to get on stage!

Please consider making a donation to this photo project to support the ISO musicians: "Musicians of the ISO at Home" A portion of each photo sale on this website will also be donated to the Musicians of the ISO. Donation Page for the Musicians of the ISO Photo Project <--- Help the ISO Musicians by clicking here.