Indianapolis Symphony Fires Its Music Director

“The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra announced today that the contract for Mario Venzago, its music director since 2002, will not be renewed.” Says the orchestra’s CEO, “His contract is decided on an annual basis, and we were unable to come to a new agreement. We’ve been discussing this for some time.” Venzago’s assistant says that only one “totally unacceptable” offer was made.

Source: Indianapolis Star 07/30/09